Dr SK Dash is considered to be a pioneer in the field of probiotics globally. Dr Dash has started working on probiotics since 1979 and is the recipient of many international awards. He is interested to foster academic, research and development programme in the disciplines of bio sciences and bio-engineering. Therefore, he desirously sponsored setting up of SK Dash Center of Excellence of Bio-Sciences and Engineering and Technology in the specific areas of bio-molecular and food technology leading to capacity building at the IIT Bhubaneswar.
The S. K. DASH CENTER OF EXCELLENCE OF BIOSCIENCES AND ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY (SKBET), in the School of Basic Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, is now host to the Probiotics and Human microbiome research laboratory. This Laboratory is applying innovative approaches and state of the art technology to understand and solve problems that are related to Human gut microbiome associated disease. The SKBET will work closely with other schools at IIT Bhubaneswar, Medical colleges, research laboratories to facilitate research interests. We aim to build committed individuals and teams to conduct research that is relevant to India or to resource limited settings; we encourage enthusiastic researchers to work with us, and have strong collaborations in India and around the world.
Prof. Saroj Nayak