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Hands-on Training and Workshop on High-end Instruments and Advanced Tools in Biology


Organised by the Biology Department of IISER Pune, this training workshop is sponsored by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Government of India from July 18-26, 2022.

Purpose: This program aims to introduce a cutting-edge knowledge about high-end instruments and advanced tools in biology to M.Sc. and Ph.D. level students. A hands-on training on high-end  instruments used in biology will be useful to excel in understanding biological questions as well as scientific thinking.

What will you learn: Students will acquire knowledge of the following instruments and related techniques, software and data analysis: 

Real-time qPCR, Photo-bioreactor,  centrifugation by ultracentrifuge, Advanced high resolution imaging by epifluorescence/Apotome/Confocal microscope, LC-MS/MS, Modern Microtome and cryotome for micro-sectioning of tissues, Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope (eSEM) and Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM), Single Cell Sequencer, X-Ray Crystallography, a variety of model organisms (moss, Arabidopsis, Hydra, C. elegans, Zebrafish, mouse, Song bird) and their routine use in Developmental Biology.

Who can Apply: Final year M.Sc. and  entry-level PhD students from Biology/Life Science stream. 

How to apply: Fill out the application form

Registration is free. Accommodation, meals and refreshments will be provided. Full attendance is necessary to issue a certificate of completion. Selected candidates will be informed via email.

Last date of application submission: 30th June, 2022. 5:30 PM (IST)

NB: The organizing committee reserves the rights for selection of candidates based on their credentials and SOP.  Contact E-mail:

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