CIMAP Summer Training (CST) on Techniques and Tools of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics - 2008, 23rd June – 22nd July.

Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP)

The course is running successfully in its fifth year since 2003. Last date 5th June, 2008.

Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP) is a unique and highly important CSIR laboratory involved in plant research for the production of and value addition to the medicinal and aromatic materials for meeting the demands of Indian industry and for foreign exchange earning by exports. The institute has state-of-art laboratories for plant tissue culture, DNA fingerprinting, transgenic development and gene and biomolecule prospection and bioinformatics.


The training beginning with basics of molecular biology tools, bioinformatics and plant tissue culture techniques would provide exposition to the following main areas: DNA/RNA techniques – Basic techniques of DNA/RNA, protein handling towards genomics and proteomics. Molecular Biology Tools and Methods – Recent molecular biology tools & techniques including gene cloning, sequencing and analysis. Plant Tissue Culture Techniques – Basic concepts of morphogenesis, synseed technology, protoplast culture & fusion, Agrobacterium – mediated genetic transformation, bio-reactor scaling-up of cell/hairy roots cultures, in vitro secondary metabolism and metabolic engineering. Bioinformatics Tools and Applications. – Biological database and their annotations, Pairwise and multiple sequence alignment, Genome and proteome analysis, Data Mining, Phylogenetic analysis, Gene and Protein structure prediction, drug discovery.


The “CIMAP Summer Training on Techniques and Tools of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (CST-2008)” which is now in its fifth year has been specifically planned in view of requests from a large number of students across the country to provide the institutional training as a requirement of their curriculum of B.Tech, M.Sc (Biotech.) and M.Tech courses. The participation in the training is limited to a manageable number of 24 trainees so as to facilitate direct hands on exposition to all participants and thus would be selection based, attempting maximum geographic coverage.

How to apply?

The application along with the bio-data of applicant should be forwarded by the head of the institution giving in brief the benefits expected by the participant and the organization as a consequence of the training. The selection criteria will include the need of training and possibility of future work by the candidates in their respective areas of R &D through collaboration with their nearby equipped organizations and also maximum geographic representation. The course fee is Rs. 10,000/- and it would cover the registration and study material for the practicals.

The last date for receiving of applications at CIMAP is 5th June, 2008.

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