Seminar cum workshop on Stem Cell Biology: Hematopoietic Stem Cells 2015
On 13th Feb, 2015 a seminar-cum-workshop was organized on Stem Cell Biology: Hematopoietic Stem Cells. The program was inaugurated by Administrator (ITSPMC) Mr. D S Jolly. He appreciated the departmental efforts in organizing such seminars and workshops on current topics. Principal, Dr. F K Pandey gave a welcome speech and discussed the importance of stem cells in modern context of life science and medical sciences. The invited speakers were Dr. Bharat Bhushan (Head-Training & Consultancy, Lab Legacy), Dr. Vikas Vats (Scientific Advisor-Stem Cell Research), Dr. Amit Kumar (Scientific Advisor- Scientific Support & IPR), Dr. Banajit Bastia (Scientific Advisor-Clinical Research). The technical session was started by Dr. Bharat Bhushan who had an interactive talk with the students and faculty about the stem cells. He told that Stem cells are undifferentiated biological cells that can differentiate into specialized cells and can divide (through mitosis) to produce more stem cells. They are found in multicellular organisms. In mammals, there are two broad types of stem cells: embryonic stem cells, which are isolated from the inner cell mass of blastocysts, and adult stem cells, which are found in various tissues. Dr. Vikas Vats who is having more than 10 years of experience in Immunological studies in Infectious disease and Stem Cell Research presented his topic on Hematopoietic Stem Cells followed by Dr. Amit Kumar having 12 years in Animal Tissue Culture/ Hybridoma Technology and Patent on Monoclonal Antibody based diagnostic assay delivered lecture on Mononuclear Cells (MNCs). Workshop was conducted after lunch, in which the students were taught to isolate Mononuclear Cells from the animal tissues. The workshop session was headed by Dr. Banajit Bastia and Dr. Bharat Bhushan.
Training and Workshop on Computational Biology 2014
On 30th April, 2014 Department of Biotechnology organized Workshop on “Computational Biology: A Theoretical Approach to Understand Life Science Puzzle” & Hands-on Training on micro-RNA (miRNA) Target Prediction and Expression Analysis in association with MTA Infortech, Noida. The spokes persons were Er. A. N. Singh (Team Leader, IT Division); Er. H. N. Singh (Research Scientist, Cytogenetics Division; Er. D. Subramanium (Research Scientist, Cytogenetics Division); Dr. C. B . Yadav (Scientist, Bioinformatics Division) and Er. Kr. G. Singh (Scientist, Bioinformatics Division). The program started with the welcome speech of Mr. D S Jolly and by Dr. F K Pandey. The technical session started with seminar on Computer Skills Exigency in Biological Research presented by Er. A N Singh followed by seminar on the topic Application of Cytogenetics in Human Disease Diagnosis: Present Status and Future Prospects presented by Er. H N Singh and seminar on miRNA: Expression Profiling for Targeted Diagnostic as Biomarkers presented by Dr. C B Yadav. Hands-on training was provided to the students on Hands-on Training on micro-RNA (miRNA) Target Prediction and Expression Analysis.
3rd annual workshop Biotechnix-2014 was organized by Department of Biotechnology on 5th May, 2014 for 12th standard students. The workshop was based on recent techniques of Biotechnology. Dr. F.K. Pandey, Principal Biotechnology welcomed the participants in the workshop. The laboratory was divided into three sessions as Bioinformatics, Recombinant DNA Technology and Microbiology. The RDT session consisted isolation of DNA from Plant leaves and demonstration of PCR thermo cycler .Microbiology session consisted identification of bacteria by gram staining method and streak plate method.
· One Day workshop on Recent Techniques of Biotechnology (Biotechnix -2013)
The Workshop was organized by Department of Biotechnology on 9th May 2013.Guest speaker was Dr. Pankaj Goel, Scientist C, Department of Microbiology, Shriram Institute for Industrial Research, Delhi. The Main focus of this workshop is to promotion and awareness of Biotechnology among the students. Total 178 participants with 9 teachers from 7 different schools of Ghaziabad attended the workshop.
Genomics and proteomics workshop- 2010
The College of Biotechnology at Muradnagar campus conducted the advanced biotechnology workshop titled “Genomics and Proteomics”. The Workshop was organized during 15-22 December, 2010. Dr Tripti Bhatnagar, Director of Codon Biotechnology, Noida was the Chief Guest, Mr D. S. Jolly, Administrator, I.T.S -The Education Group was Guest of Honor and Dr Seema P. Upadhye, Principal, College of Biotechnology, was the Honorary Chairperson for the Workshop. She gave a lucid account of the organization to all the participants and delivered the Keynote address entitled ‘Overview of Developments in Biotechnology’ during the inaugural session. She dealt with the development of new techniques in gene research and other disciplines of biotechnology and their role in human welfare and also shares her views about the Department of Biotechnology and its future plans. Total 28 participants attended the workshop from undergraduate level, research Scholar and faculties of biotechnology and B.D.S Department.The workshop extensively dealt with various aspects of genetic engineering, molecular biology, enzymology and immune technology. The participants were given ample opportunity for hands-on training to enhance their technical skills. In all seven days of workshop all the participants were busy with 12 hours of theoretical and practical sessions. The workshop has brought interaction between scientists like Dr Purnima and Dr Sanjeev in the field of biotechnology and students to upgrade the understanding of concern subjects.
The last day of Workshop , a Valedictory Function was held with Mr Arpit Chadda, Vice Chairman, I.T.S-The Education group and Dr. Seema P. Upadhye, Principal, College of Biotechnology, I.T.S presiding the Valediction. After the customary speeches, all the delegates were awarded certificates of participation. Vote of Thanks was delivered by Dr. Pallavi Mittal, Organizing Secretary of the workshop. Sincere appreciation is offered to all the members of the Organizing Committee for their support and cooperation that lead to the successful outcome of this workshop.