he students at Rai University have always been motivated and fostered to raise queries and acquire practical knowledge, which forms the core of learning in the 21st Century. Dr. V. K. Singh, Director of Escherichia Genomics Pvt Ltd, was the key note speaker at the workshop conducted by the Corporate Resource Cell on 23and 24th November, 2016 on the topic “Molecular Biology Techniques and DNA Molecular Analysis”.
“Knowledge is a kind of Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school”. Spreading knowledge is the prime motto of Rai University. Under which University organizes various conference, seminar, workshop and faculty development programmes at National and International level. Following this practice, the school of life science has organized two days National level Hands on workshop on molecular biology techniques and DNA molecular analysis in collaboration with Escherichia Genomics P. Ltd on 23– 24th November 2016.
The workshop was initiated by Dr. V. K. Singh, Director Escherichia Genomics P Ltd, New Delhi with the cooperation and support of Dean, HOD and faculty members of the Life Science Department on an interesting absorbing session in which he discussed the concept of “Molecular Biology Techniques and DNA Molecular Analysis”. Molecular biology techniques are common methods used in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics and biophysics which generally involve manipulation and analysis of DNA, RNA, protein, and lipid.
The workshop was divided into two phases, Day 1 which comprised of Molecular biology and wet lab experiments conducted by students. Wet Lab is the experiment done with the help of chemicals in laboratory with the guidance of Dr. V. K. Singh and faculties of department of life science.Molecular biology is an area of biology concerned with the process of gene transcription to yield RNA, the translation of RNA into proteins and the role those proteins plays in cellular function. The students have developed methods to identify, isolate, and manipulate molecular components in cells including DNA, RNA, and proteins.
Day 2 consisted DNA marker, DNA fingerprinting and data analysis experiments performed by students. Deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA is a molecule that contains the instructions an organism needs to develop, live and reproduce. These instructions are found inside every cell, and are passed down from parents to their children.DNA is made up of molecules called nucleotides. Each nucleotide contains a phosphate group, a sugar group and a nitrogen base. The four types of nitrogen bases are adenine (A), thymine (T), guanine (G) and cytosine (C).
The session was taken towards its conclusion with the speaker stressing on the guidance for the research paper writing. The workshop enhanced the knowledge of students as well as faculty members in their respective research field.The main objective was to generate awareness and to provide hands on training related to biotechnology and bioinformatics tools and their application in life sciences and Molecular Biotechnology research. The workshop enhanced the knowledge of students as well as faculty members in their respective research field.