Solan, Sept 27
Shoolini University, in collaboration with the Trust for Education and Training in Cytometry (TETC) and Flowcytometry Solutions Pvt. Ltd., and with the support of BECKMAN COULTER and SERB, is organising a three-day international Flow Cytometry workshop.
The 3-day workshop, which was inaugurated on Tuesday, is aimed to inspire scientists, challenge traditional approaches, and pave the way for groundbreaking advancements in cytometric research.
Prof. R.C. Sobti, former Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University, who delivered the opening address, focussed on teaching fundamental flow cytometry techniques.
Prof. Atul Khosla, Vice Chancellor of Shoolini University, emphasised the transformative power of data and biology integration. He stated, “The confluence of data and biology will change the world.” He also shared his views on importance of data analysis and advanced instrumentation in problem-solving.
Prof. P.K. Khosla, Chancellor Shoolini University, imparted valuable advice to the scientists, urging them to persist in their endeavors as the key to success.
Throughout the workshop, renowned speakers shared their insights with the eager audience. Dr. Hemant Agrawal, co-founder and director of Flowcytometry Solution Pvt. Ltd., India, delivered an informative session on flow cytometry’s fundamentals and encouraged participants from various universities, including ICMR-Delhi, Aligarh Muslim University, IIT Jodhpur, and NIPGR-New Delhi, never to let go of their dreams.
Dr. Rekha R. Gour, co-founder and Managing Trustee of TETC, provided an introductory overview of flow cytometry and conducted experiments related to viability and cell cycle assays.
Prof. Narinder Kumar Mehra, an immunologist and former Dean of research at ICMR, shared insights into Immunology and Nephrology and motivated attendees to remain vigilant in pursuing their ambitious dreams.
Prof. Bikas Medhi (PGIMER, Chandigarh) delivered a lecture on good laboratory practices and OECD principles. International speaker Dr. William Telford gave a comprehensive presentation on creating custom cytometers.
Closing remarks for day one was delivered by Pro-Chancellor Vishal Anand, who emphasised that the speakers had not only discussed techniques but had also delved into the inspiration behind science. He encouraged young minds to challenge, question technology’s origins, and envision a future full of possibilities.