DST-STUTI sponsored hands on workshop on “Advanced Techniques in Biomedical Research” is being organized from 16th to 22nd January 2023 in the School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad. STUTI refers to the Synergistic Training program Utilizing the Scientific and Technological Infrastructure for a capacity-building training program targeted towards University/College Faculty, Scientists, Post-Doctoral Fellows, PhD Scholars, and other researchers This hands-on workshop is being organized jointly by DST FIST supported departments namely the Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Department of Animal Biology, Department of Plant Sciences and Department of Biochemistry of the School of Life Sciences at University of Hyderabad, together with support from the Society of Neurochemistry India, under the umbrella of Jamia Hamdard as Nodal Project Management Unit from DST.
The workshop was inaugurated by the honorable Vice Chancellor of University of Hyderabad, Prof. B. Jagadeeshwar Rao at 9.30 AM IST today (16th January 2023). The workshop is organized by Prof. P. Prakash Babu as the Convener and Prof. Santosh R Kannade, Dr M.K Arunasree, Dr. Prakash Prabhu and Dr. Santosh Kumar Padhi as Co-conveners.
Prof. B J Rao (VC, University of Hyderabad), Dr. Kumarasamy Thangaraj (Director, CDFD, Hyderabad), Prof. Suhel Parvez (Head, Department of Medical Elementology and Toxicology at Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi), Prof. N. Siva Kumar (Dean, School of Life Sciences) and Prof. P. Prakash Babu (Convener, Secretary General, SNCI, India) were invited as dignitaries for the occasion. Prof. Kambadur Muralidhar (Retd. Professor, University of Delhi; Honorary Professor in the Dept. of Systems and Computational Biology in UoH) and Dr. Q. Annie Hasan (Senior Consultant, Geneticist, Founder and HOD- Department of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, Kamineni Hospitals, India) were also invited and felicitated as a part of Inaugural function. Following this, to signify the victory of knowledge over ignorance, traditional lighting of lamp was done by the dignitaries.
After the lighting of the lamp, Prof. N. Siva Kumar (Dean, SLS) welcomed the dignitaries, demonstrators, participants and the speakers of the workshop in his welcome address. Following the welcome address, an overview of the training program was provided by Prof. P. Prakash Babu who gave insights into the details of the program to the participants.
In the Inaugural Address, the Vice Chancellor appreciated the concept of this workshop and also provided inputs about the better techniques of implementing such workshops so as to reach the remote populations of our country.
The inaugural function proceeded further with a Lecture by Dr. K. Thangaraj on the topic “Population Genomics and Public Health. The talk was very Informative and provided insights into the history of Human population in India. Following the inaugural lecture, a Vote of Thanks was presented by Dr. M.K Arunasree, Faculty member, Department of Animal Biology.
Vote of thanks was followed by a short break after which there was a talk by Professor K. Muralidhar, a distinguished Biologist and an outstanding renowned teacher of our country, on the topic “Science and Measurements-Experimental Design.” This was followed by a talk on the “Evolution of Genetic Tests Leading to Current NGS based Tests” by Dr. Q. Annie Hasan, Head, Department of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, Kamineni Medical College, Hyderabad. The inaugural session concluded with a talk by Prof. Suhel Parvez on the topic “Targeting Mitochondria for Testing Biopharmaceuticals Utilizing Sophisticated Techniques.” Around 50 participants from Biology and Chemistry background from different parts of the country have been selected for the workshop.