Short Term Training Course on Virus-induced Gene Silencing (VIGS) – A Tool to Study Gene Function in Plants VIGS 2016
20 January to 2 February 2016
The Department of Biotechnology, Hindustan College of Science and Technology, Farah, Mathura affiliated to UP Technical University (UPTU) is organizing DBT sponsored Short Term Training Course (STTC) on ‘Virusinduced gene silencing (VIGS) – a tool to study gene function in plants’ for mid-carrier scientist involved in UG and PG teaching and research in Life Science and Biotechnology. Participants will be provided hands on training in techniques related to VIGS, plant tissue culture, gene cloning, Agrobacterium mediated gene transfer in plants. The proposed training will provide participants a better understanding of principles, methods and application of techniques in plant biotechnology. The STTC would consist of lectures followed by practical/hands on sessions. The training would enable the participants to apply these techniques in their research programme.
How to apply: Candidates holding regular positions in colleges/universities/research institutes may send their application by post and e-mail softcopy to The Course Director giving the following information: (i) Name, designation and address for communication including e-mail ID and contact number, (ii) Educational qualifications and research/training experience, (iii) Present place and nature of work, (iv) Research interest, (v) Whether the candidate has undertaken DBT sponsored training course before, (vi) Publications and (vii) Accommodation required. Selection would be based as per DBT guidelines.
Total no. of participants: 20.
Important dates and fee:
Last date of receipt of application (through post/e-mail): Tuesday 1 December 2015; List of selected candidates will be displayed on website by Tuesday 15 December 2015; Last date to receive consent from selected candidates: Tuesday 29 December 2015. Please visit web link to VIGS 2016 at http://hcst.edu.in/
The application should be forwarded by Head of the Institute/Department/Supervisor. Selected candidates, who want to avail boarding and lodging, should send the prescribed fee of Rs 3500 in the form of DD in favour of ‘Hindustan College of Science and Technology’, payable at Agra to Course Director by 31 December 2015.
Course Director: Arun P. Chopra, Ph.D., Associate Dean Research and Development, Hindustan College of Science and Technology, Farah, Mathura 281 122, UP, India; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.