Vet Varsity organizes Capacity Building Program on Immunohistochemistry
College of Animal Biotechnology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana organized a 5 days training program on “Immunohistochemistry-Diagnostic tool in Molecular Biology”. Dr Yashpal Singh Malik, Dean of the College stated that there is a need for capacity building and hands on training for strengthening the practical knowledge of the Postgraduate and Ph.D students of the University. The trained students through such trainings will be befitting to pursue their career in field of immunology and molecular biology and also they can employ these techniques in their research methodology. Further, he added that this college has established state of the art research laboratories and took a lead to strengthen the research capabilities of the Master’s and PhD students from all constituent colleges of GADVASU. Under this program, the college has initiated training series in the field of Molecular Diagnostics, Bioinformatics, Animal cell culture etc for the postgraduate students of GADVASU and this event was the first training under this initiative.
Dr. R S Sethi, Course Director and Professor cum Head, Department of Animal Biotechnology, GADVASU elaborated that 10 Postgraduate students from various Departments of GADVASU such as Veterinary Microbiology, Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary Parasitology and Veterinary Anatomy registered for the training. The participants were given hands on practice on the immunohistochemistry along with theoretical aspects including tissue fixation, antigen retrieval, selection of antibodies, quantification of data etc. Dr Sethi thanked the participants and co-organizers specially Dr Ratan Choudhary, Assistant Professor and Dr Gurvinder Kaur, Teaching Assistant for playing outstanding role to organize the event.
Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Vice-Chancellor, GADVASU congratulated the team CoABT for successfully organizing the event and hoped that capacity building initiative of the college will be helpful to effectively control various emerging and re-emerging diseases by employing latest biotechnological approaches.