Monday, October 13, 2014

Inauguration of National Workshop cum Hand-on-Training on “Latest Techniques in Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering and Computational Biology”

Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Madhya Pradesh Gwalior organizes a five days National Workshop on “Latest Techniques in Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering and Computational Biology” from 13th October 2014 to 17th October 2014.

Today i.e. on 13th October 2014, the workshop was inaugurated by lamp lighting and Saraswati Vandana. In the inaugural ceremony, Ex-Professor Jiwaji University, Gwalior Prof. (Dr.) R. Mathur was the chief guest and Prof. (Major) Dr. Asha Mathur, Ex-Principal, Govt. KRG PG College, Gwalior was present as the guest of Honour.
On this occasion the Organising Secretary of National Workshop Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Singh Tomar gave a brief about the workshop programme. He told the audience that in the workshop recognised scientists and academicians from reputed Institutes & Organization will be delivering their lectures on Latest Techniques in Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering and Computational Biology followed by demonstration and Hands-on Training in techniques related to the topics. A number of participants from all over India took active participation in the workshop.

In his address, Prof. (Dr.) R. Mathur focused on Industry-oriented research. He called upon the audience to use products made in India. He also discussed about the lacuna of educational system to get in pace with the demands of Industries and said that it is high time to be more focused on providing  such facilities which motivate students towards research & innovatation. He congratulated Prof. Tomar for taking such an initiative in this context.
Prof. (Major) Dr. Asha Mathur emphasized on being honest in the research & not to manipulate results. She motivated the youth to take active participation in Nation building.
The distinguished guests released Lab Manual on “Laboratory Procedures in Biotechnology” authored by Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Singh Tomar and Co- authored Dr. R. K. Mishra and                            Dr. Shuchi Kaushik.
Keynote speaker of today’s event Prof. (Dr.) G.B.K.S. Prasad, Dean Life Sciences, Jiwaji University, Gwalior gave his presentation on “Basics of Molecular Biology” He mainly focused on the research implications of Epigenetics in finding the root cause of various dreadful diseases like cancer and neurological disorders. He also highlighted the promising role of Epigenetics in treatment of such diseases
The inaugural session was ended with felicitation of honourable guests by providing them mementoes. Dr. Raghvendra Kumar Mishra, Coordinator Amity Institute of Biotechnology, proposed vote of thanks.
In the Hands-on Training session, the participants were given demonstration on DNA and Plasmid isolation followed by Hands-on-Training on the same techniques by Dr. Vikas Shrivastav and           Dr. Anurag Jyoti,  faculty members of Amity Institute of Biotechnology.

On 14th Oct. 2014, second day of the National Workshop Senior scientist from CIMAP, Lucknow,    Dr. Sunita Dhawan will deliver a lecture on “Tools & Techniques of in RDT” followed by demonstration and hands-on-training session.
On third day of the National workshop, Dr. S. P. Singh, Senior Scientist, BHU, Varanasi will deliver his lecture on “Importance of Transgenic Animals & Plants” and will demonstrate the relevant techniques.
Fourth day of National Workshop will be have a lecture by Dr. Ram Kumar Mishra of IISER, Bhopal on “Advancement of Sequencing Techniques and their Applications in Reverse Genetics” followed by hands-on-training session.
On the fifth and the final day of the National workshop, Dr. Gitanjali Yadav, Senior Scientist from NIPGR, New Delhi will deliver a talk on “Application of database and In-silico tools in Molecular Biology” and will demonstrate the use of computer based programs and tools in Bioinformatics.

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