Celebrate ‘WORLD DNA DAY 2017’ in NEPAL. [April 24-25, 2017]
National DNA Day is a holiday celebrated on April 25. It commemorates the day in 1953 when James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind Franklin and colleagues published papers in the journal Nature on the structure of DNA. Furthermore, on that day in 2003 it was declared that the Human Genome Project was very close to complete, and “the remaining tiny gaps [we]re considered too costly to fill.”
In the United States, DNA Day was first celebrated on April 25, 2003 by proclamation of both the Senate and the House of Representatives. However, they only declared a one-time celebration, not an annual holiday. Every year from 2003 onward, annual DNA Day celebrations have been organized by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), starting as early as April 23 in 2010, April 15 in 2011 and April 20 in 2012. April 25 has since been declared “International DNA Day” and “World DNA Day” by several groups.
Following the trend, we – Biotechnology Society of Nepal (BSN) have initiated a trend to celebrate it as annual event to commemorate the discovery of double helix structure of DNA by Watson and Crick in 1953 and also celebrate for completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003. Discovery of a structure of DNA is regarded as a major milestone of modern biotechnology. We celebrate the day in Nepal in our own way to esteem these remarkable achievements made in the history of biological sciences.
The goal of National DNA Day is to offer students, teachers, and the public an opportunity to learn about and celebrate the latest advances in genomic research and explore how those advances might impact their lives.
How can you participate?
- Sponsoring the event / Booking booth inside the event venue.
- Registering as presenter/speaker (submitting your research abstract for oral/poster) in the conference.
- Registering as a participant for the conference.
- Taking part in ‘DNA model essay competition’
- Taking part in ‘DNA model competition’
- Being part of ‘Human DNA Model’
- Being part of scientific march / flash mob.