Molecular Biology for Biomedical Research

Faculty Development Programme

To impart learning in the breadth and depth of frontiers in fundamental and advanced sciences supporting medicine.

About the Program

Empowering healthcare professionals to gain knowledge of emerging technologies in the field of molecular biology to make effective decisions with the goal of improving patient care.

Who Can Join

  • Doctors, Dentists, Bio Medical Industry and Healthcare Professionals (Pharmacy, Nursing)
  • Medical, Biological and Inter-disciplinary subject faculties

Program Benefits

  • Understanding molecular biological research and techniques and their applications to real-world healthcare scenarios
  • SBV credits and certificates

Course Structure

  • Basic molecular biology related to healthcare
  • Understanding molecular biological studies and techniques in various disease specific systems
  • Future perspective of molecular biology in medicine

Date, Contact & Fees

Start Date: December 5, 2022
End Date: December 22, 2022 (Tentative)
Registration: Open till December 3, 2022
Duration: One Month
Timing: Everyday, 19:00 to 20:00 hrs

Course Coordinators:

Dr. Sudipta Bhowmik,

Dr. Runa Sur,
Dept. of Biophysics,
Molecular Biology & Bioinformatics,
University of Calcutta

Rs. 1,000/-

In Collaboration with

Dept. of Biophysics, Molecular Biology & Bioinformatics University of Calcutta

The seed of this Department was sown by Prof. Meghnad Saha, FRS, then Palit Professor of Physics who ventured to expand research and teaching to two newly emerging and challenging frontiers, viz nuclear physics and biophysics. Motivated and enthused by Prof. Saha, N.N.Dasgupta, upon his return to India, Prof. Dasgupta became the head of the Biophysics Division of the fledgling Saha Institute. The most significant achievements of Prof. Dasgupta’s group were the fabrication of the first Electron Microscope in Asia and pioneering application of radioactive isotopes in biomedical research.

During 1970’s Prof. Dasgupta and Prof. Ramendra Kumar Poddar joined the Physics department, Calcutta University where they started teaching and research activities on the subjects like biophysics, molecular biology and genetics. Subsequently, the Department of Biophysics, Molecular Biology & Genetics was born in 1987. With the spread of computational methods in biological sciences, it was gradually felt that the new discipline of Bioinformatics should become an integral part of the teaching and research programme of the department and the department was renamed as Department of Biophysics, Molecular Biology & Bioinformatics.

The department is currently recognized by the UGC as a Center of Excellence in Biophysics and is a recipient of DST-FIST funding. Many of our M.Sc. and Ph.D. students are now placed in various research and teaching positions in universities and research institutes of eminence in India and abroad.

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