Molecular biological techniques in Personalized medicine

Pre-conference workshop on “Molecular biological techniques in Personalized medicine” was organized by the Central Inter-Disciplinary Research Facility (CIDRF) as a part of SRIPSCON-17 on 3rd July 2017. The workshop was attended by 23 participants from various medical Institutes from all over India. Dr.C.Adithan, Director, CIDRF & Organizing Chair flagged off the workshop with the welcome address and introduced the Scientists of CIDRF who were the instructors. Dr. Agieshkumar.B, Senior Scientist and the Co-coordinator, presented the over view of the workshop. The workshop saw two orientation sessions by Scientists of CIDRF: (1) ‘DNA extraction’ by Dr. Sam Vijay Kumar J, (2) ‘RFLP by Dr. Benet Bosco Dhas. The next two hands-on sessions were on: (1) ‘Conventional PCR and agarose gel electrophoresis’ by Dr. Anita T.S and Dr.Pooja Pratheesh (2) ‘Real-time PCR for genotyping’ by Dr. Agieshkumar.B and Dr.Benet Bosco Dhas. Pre- and post-workshop evaluation tests for the participants on the concepts of PCR were conducted. Written feedback forms were received from participants at the end of the workshop. Dr. C. Adithan concluded the workshop with his valedictory remarks and distributed the certificates to the participants.