"AN INTRODUCTION TO MOLECULAR GENETICS AND BIOINFORMATICS"
(7-8th September, 2011)
BIOTECH HUB, NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER ON PIG
RANI, GUWAHATI, ASSAM
Sponsored by DBT, GoI
Bio-tech hub, National Research Center on Pig, Rani, Guwahati, Assam,
sponsored by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, organized
a training programme entitled "An Introduction to Molecular
Genetics and Bioinformatics" on 7-8th September, 2011. The
training programme was designed for students and researchers of
CAU/SAU/ICAR Institutes/ other universities/Animal Husbandry Department
with the objective to familiarize the participants about the recent
development of molecular biology in animal science and to expose
the participants to various molecular genetics and bioinformatics
methods. The training programme covered lectures and practical demonstration
on different aspects of basic molecular genetics viz. nucleic acid
isolation, PCR technique, electrophoresis technique, lymphocyte
culture and karyotyping.
Prof. S.K. Ghosh, Head, Department of Biotechnology, Assam University,
Silchar, Assam and Dr. T.K. Datta, Principal Scientist, Animal Genomics
Lab., Animal Biotechnology Centre, National Dairy Research Institute,
Karnal, Haryana were delivered their lecture as invited speaker
for the training programme. A total of sixteen participants from
different parts of Guwahati and neighbouring area attended the training.
The participants were presented a certificate after completion of
the course by Dr. Anubrata Das, Director, NRC on Pig. The programme
was concluded by vote of thanks by Dr. Santanu Banik, Senior Scientist
(AGB); Course Director and Coordinator biotech hub. All the participants
were highly satisfied and express their interest to rejoin such
type of training programme at the institute.