Report by India Education bureau, Aligarh: The short-term course on Plant Tissue Culture and Molecular Biology was organized by the UGC Academic Staff College, Aligarh Muslim University in collaboration with the Botany Department.
The six-day long course was attended by forty research scholars, including twelve female participants, coming from the Departments of Botany, Biochemistry, Agricultural Microbiology and Zoology. Eminent resource persons delivered lectures and gave demonstrations on genetics, DNA and protein sequence analysis and role of biotechnology in agriculture.
Professor Irfan Ahmad, Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences, while giving away certificates to the participants, urged to publish their work in reputed journals. He said that hard work should become a routine habit of a research scholar.
Prof. AR Kidwai, Director, UGC Academic Staff College congratulated the participants on completing the course and lauded the inputs of the Botany Department in the successful commencement of the course. The course on advanced techniques in Plant Tissue Culture and Molecular Biology was coordinated by Professor M. Anis, Chairman, Department of Botany. He said that the knowledge imparted to the research scholars in this course would help them develop better plant cultivars that would contribute to national food security.
Dr. Anwar Shahzad, Assistant Professor, Department of Botany gave valuable assistance in designing the academic and scientific content of this course. ASC Faculty, Dr. Faiza Abbasi moved vote of thanks.