Mangaluru, Feb 24: The department of Post Graduate Studies and Research in Biochemistry organised a Medical Council of India-funded national level workshop on Bioanalysis on February 21 and 22.
At the inaugural ceremony, the chief guest, Dr Jomon Joseph, scientist-F, NCCS, Pune, talked about how microscopy is vital to the study of cell biology, especially in light of advances in molecular biology. The guest of honour, Fr Dr Leo D’Souza, director, Laboratory of Applied Biology, St Aloysius College, emphasised the role of ethics in modern scientific enquiry. Fr Dr. Praveen Martis, principal, St Aloysius College, addressed the continuing need for scientists in today’s world. Dr A M Narahari, registrar, St Aloysius College, was also present.
Dr Lyned D Lasrado was the convenor and Dr Yogish Somayaji was the organising secretary of the workshop. The workshop focussed on teaching participants the techniques of Western Blotting, ELISA, Flame Photometry, Spectrophotometry and Automated Biochemical Analysis.
A total of 44 students, from various colleges participated in the workshop. The staff and the students of the PG Department of Biochemistry were the resource persons.