DBT Sponsored workshop “Hands on techniques used in Biotechnology”
Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of India sponsored Workshop “Hands on techniques used in biotechnology” has been organised by the Centre of Biotechnology, University of Allahabad during 17th December 2018 to 1 January 2019. Dr. Awadh Bihari Yadav was Course Director of the workshop. The chief guest of the workshop was Prof. B. D. Singh, Emeritus Professor, BHU Varanasi. The workshop started with the inauguration session in which Chief Guest Prof. B. D. Singh, Dean Science & Director, IIDS Prof. Jagdmba Singh and Coordinator, Centre of Biotechnology, Prof. M. P. Singh addressed the august gathering. The session started with welcome note by the Coordinator Prof. M.P. Singh who also through light on sequence of events on tools and technique from Mendelian era to advent of Genetic Engineering technique followed by PCR revolution and thereafter. Prof. Jagdamba Singh described the importance of such workshop especially in reference to science teachers where practical is a very crucial. Prof Singh also told participants about importance of such type of training programme which help them to groom their teaching as well as also help to use expertise acquired in this workshop for their research work. Prof. B. D. Singh explained what’s the difference between image and impression. Prof Singh explained to the participant that image can be made by study and impression can be made by performing those theory based experiment in the science. Prof. Shanthy Sundaram, Ex-coordinator Centre of Biotechnology proposed the vote of thank to all the dignitaries and participants. The key idea behind such type of workshop is to train newly & young faculties who are working at University and degree colleges’ level with cutting edged tools and techniques used in the field of biotechnology. In this workshop participant learned different techniques used in the field of biotechnology which include gene cloning, Different immunological techniques, Chromatography techniques and microbial techniques in 2 weeks training programme. The workshop concluded on 1 January after 16 days hands on training of techniques used in the field of biotechnology. The resource persons of this worshop were: Dr. Sohail Akhtar, CDRI, Lucknow, Dr. Jyoti Pandey, BBAU Lucknow, Dr. Dinesh Kumar Yadav and dr. Rajeev Kumar Yadav, Department of Botany, UoA; Dr. Munish Kumar, Department of Biochemistry, Dr. Pramod Katara, Centre of Bioinformatics, Prof. Shanthy Sundaram, Prof. M.P. Singh and Dr. Awadh Bihari Yadav, Centre of Biotechnology, UoA. In the Valedictory session Prof. S.I. Rizvi, ex-head of biochemistry commented on important of such type of hands on training to the participant and also told them what’s is different between being a student and teachers. Also he gave emphasis a training program should be organised how to write a proposal for project funding. Prof Rizvi distributed certificate to the participant. Dr.Munish Kumar, Department of Biochemistry proposed vote of thank. Dr.PramodKatara, Centre of Bioinformatics was also present there.