WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES/SEMINARS CONDUCTED

One day conference on “Approaches to understand Modern Biology through Research”

AMRF, 07.10.2016.
As a part of the October Summit 2016, AMRF organized a one day conference to motivate post graduate (Life Sciences) students towards research. A total of fifty seven participants (including post graduate students and faculty) from eight colleges attended the meeting. The program started with the introductory talk by Dr. P. Namperumalsamy, followed by a series of presentations by AMRF faculty as well as by faculty from MepcoSchlenk Engineering College, Kalasalingam University, The American College and Lady Doak College. In this conference we tried a new approach to motivate students. A total of eight models explaining various scientific themes were prepared by AMRF research scholars and technicians, this activity received a special appreciation from the participants and the interactive sessions were excellent. The following models were displayed and explained to the participants


A poster on INDIANS IN SCIENCE & A model on signalling pathway in YAWNING, Unraveling Gene-Environment mystery, 3D mammalian cell culture using Apples & Using the scientific method to solve problems, Gene editing: a promising future for the treatment of human diseases including blindness, Working with finger prints- A Forensic outlook, Stem Cells in Tissue Engineering- from Fundamentals to Applications, Science Promises and Progresses, Application of Science and Technology Apart from this session several thought provoking lectures were delivered by AMRF faculty members.



AMRF – DARTMOUTH EDUCATION AND RESEARCH CONFERENCE

Aravind Medical Research Foundation, December 2-3, 2016 Aravind Medical Research Foundation conducted a two days Education and Research Conference between AMRF and Dartmouth college on December 2nd and 3rd, which has been initiated by the interaction between Dr. N. Venkatesh Prajna, Cornea Chief and Dr. Michael E. Zegans, Section Chief Ophthalmology and Professor of Surgery, Dartmouth College and Medical Center, Hanover, USA.

In the morning sessions, ten students and one research scholar from Dartmouth presented research proposals in various eye diseases to clinicians, scientists and research scholars. The presentations were highly commented and appreciated by the invited experts Dr. R.D. Ravindran, Dr. N. Venkatesh Prajna, Dr. S. R. Rathinam, Dr. Usha Kim, Dr. S. Lalitha Prajna, Dr. Haripriya Aravind and Dr. Mahesh Kumar. Research work at AMRF was presented as lectures by scientists and posters by research scholars. The details of the core research facilities and on-going research projects were presented and demonstrated to Dartmouth during their Lab visits. This conference is a unique activity wherein two institutions shared educational and research activities, which would pave the way for future collaborative research projects and long term associations between the two institutions. This conference was organized by Prof. K. Dharmalingam, Director-Research, and coordinated by Dr. D. Bharanidharan, Scientist-Bioinformatics, AMRF and Ms. Dawn E. Carey, Partner Relationship Manager, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. A booklet entitled “AMRF – DARTMOUTH EDUCATION AND RESEARCH CONFERENCE” covering the proceeding of the conference was also brought out.



Workshop on Basics of Tissue Culture

Aravind Medical Research Foundation, December 26-30, 2016 A five day workshop was organized at Aravind Medical Research Foundation, sponsored by Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi. The workshop was inaugurated by Dr. P. Namperumalsamy, President – AMRF and Prof. K. Dharmalingam - Director Research gave an introduction of research at AMRF. The manual for the workshop was released by Er. G. Srinivasan, Director-Finance, AECS and the first copy was received by Prof. K. Dharmalingam.

A total of 20 participants were selected for the workshop which included 6 post graduate students, 12 research scholars and 6 faculty from nearby colleges/universities including The American College, Lady Doak College, Thiagarajar College, Kongunad College of Arts and Science, Kamaraj College of Engineering and Technology, MepcoSchlenk Engineering College, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Madurai Kamaraj University, Bharathidasan University and Anna University (Trichy). The workshop included lectures in the morning delivered by AMRF faculty – Prof. VR. Muthukkaruppan, Dr. P. Sundaresan, Dr. C. Gowri Priya, Dr. S. Senthilkumari, Dr. A. Vanniarajan, Dr. M. Vidyarani and Dr. O.G. Ramprasad. The laboratory sessions included - basic infrastructure of tissue culture room, sterility, media preparation, cell culture – adherent/suspension, cell count and cell viability, cell line - revival, freezing, cell proliferation assay and mycoplasma testing. The certificates for the participants were distributed by Prof. VR. Muthukkaruppan, Advisor–Research, AMRF at the valedictory function.



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