Summer Training at CIMAP on Biotech & Bioinfo

CIMAP Summer Training on Techniques and Tools of
Biotechnology and Bioinformatics - 2010
CST - 2010
28th June – 23rd July, 2010

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Course Content:

 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.

Who should apply: The “CIMAP Summer Training on Techniques and Tools of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (CST-2009)” 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 10th June, 2010. The provisional selection will be intimated to the candidates through fastest possible mode of communication at their location which will be confirmed only upon receiving the fee of Rs. 10,000/- through DD drawn in favour of Director, CIMAP, Lucknow on or before 15th June, 2009. The candidates will have to arrange for their accommodation during the course of training. Altematively, if desired, the accommodation may be arranged on payment if available.

Course Structure:  Faculty comprising of the leading scientists and experts in the respective fields will give the lectures and practical demonstrations. The training will be of 30 days duration and beneficial to the students of the university, colleges and departments. The participation is through selection of the applicants by the organizers through an advisory committee and the committees' decision will be final and binding. The students desirous of attending may apply through proper channel on the application form overleaf along with the complete biodata. About 24 applicants from different institutions will be selected for participation in the training. No TA/DA will be admissible to the participants for attending the training. The participants are expected to fully involve themselves in the training without leave and sign the undertaking in this respect.

Last date for submitting application form: 10th June 2010 (To reach organizers)
Dispatch of provisional selection letters: 15th June 2010 (Speed Post/Fax/email)
Last date for submitting Training Fee: 20th June 2010 (To reach organizers)
CIMAP's Summer Training: 28th June – 23rd July, 2010

Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
P O. CIMAP, Lucknow – 226 015
Phone: (0522) 2359623, 2357134 (PABX)
Fax : (0522) 2342666
e-mail :
Web site:

Nodal Scientist for Contact:

Dr Ashok Sharma
Head (Biotechnology)
Phone: (0522) 2717626
Dr A.K. Mathur
Scientist – F/Plant Tissue Culture
Phone: (0522) 2717557

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