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Industrial Visit at Gujarat State Biotechnology Mission (GSBTM), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of Gujarat (GoG)

An Industrial visit to “Gujarat State Biotechnology Mission.”, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, was organized by School of Life Sciences, Rai University on 1st November 2017. GSBTM foster the growth of biotechnology in the state by promoting research and development. Biotechnology has integrated life sciences, biochemistry, molecular biology, chemical engineering and computer sciences and can have intense impact in the fields of agriculture, medicine, animal husbandry and environmental protection. More than 50 students from Microbiology, B.Sc. Biotechnology, B.Tech. Biotechnology M.Sc. Microbiology and M.Sc. Biotechnology got chance to explore the premises and procure the knowledge from the eminent experts Dr. Poonam Bhargava and Mr. Hasan Ali Patel.
They visited various laboratories like Plant tissue culture lab, Herbarium collection center, Animal sample collection unit, Molecular biology lab, Seed collection center Bio-informatics lab wherein they had demonstrated some of the major instruments such as, Gas chromatograph (GC), RT-PCR, 1st Generation, 2nd Generation and Next Generation Sequencing instrumentation, High Performance Liquid chromatography (HPLC), PCR and so forth.
Session was concluded with the presentation of their current research works at their organization. Students were imbibed with scientific awareness, sensitization, socio ethical acceptance and adoption to the potentials and application of biotechnology by the visit.