SMVDU Katra: Two days national workshop on Diagnostics Cytogenetics was held in School of Biotechnology Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Katra in association with M/S Lieca Biosystems India on, from 26-27 February 2018. More than 70 delegates comprising of Faculty, Research Scholars, M.Sc., B.Tech. students from University and other universities participated in the national level workshop. The Inaugural session was presided over by Prof. V.Verma, Dean Faculty of Engineering and Head School of Biotechnology, gave the formal address about the workshop and recently established central facility of Cytogenetics and Animal Tissue Culture in SMVDU. This facility will benefit the patients of Jammu and Kashmir with suspected genetic abnormalities. Key note Lecture was delivered by Mr. Rajiv Jaiswal senior Consultant Cytogenetics, M/S Lieca Biosystems India. He discussed various aspects of Cytogenetics and modern cytogenetic techniques. He demonstrated the use of the Scope and its applications.
The second technical session started with hands-on training to the delegates about the metaphase capture and analysis. Third technical session started with an expert lecture by Dr. Parvinder Kumar, Assistant Professor, University of Jammu and Dr. Rakesh Kumar organizing secretary and Coordinator Cancer Genetics Research Group, SoBT SMVDU. Dr. Parvinder’s talk focused on various congenital abnormalities prevalent in and around Jammu region. Dr. Rakesh spoke about various case reports of patients with Cytogenetic abnormality from North India. Dr. Rakesh Kumar presented vote of thanks. He thanked Vice Chancellor Prof. Sanjeev Jain for his support in establishing of animal tissue culture and Karyotypic. Dr. Rakesh also thanked his research scholars for their tireless efforts especially G. R. Bhat, Divya Bakshi, Amrita Bhat, Sonali Verma, Ruchi Shah, Itty Sethi, Bhanu Sharma and Minerva for the smooth conduct of the workshop. Divya Bakshi conducted the proceeding of the workshop and G. R. Bhat and Amrita helped in smooth conduct of Workshop.