ICAR- National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources Concludes 5 days Training Programme on Bioinformatics

The Bureau successfully concluded a five-day Skill Development Training Program on “Basic Bioinformatics Tools for Genome Analysis” conducted through hybrid mode from October 16 to October 20, 2023. Dr R. K. Yadav, Director, ICAR – Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal as Chief Guest in the valedictory function commended the NBAGR efforts for organizing such kind of highly informative training course and congratulated the whole team for receiving the overwhelming response for this training course from participants across India. He emphasized the critical role of such training course in developing skilled manpower in the field of bioinformatics in the country. He also reiterated the role of bioinformatics and genomic tools in the agricultural research, highlighting its significant applications.

Dr B. P. Mishra, Director of ICAR-NBAGR, Karnal, expressed his appreciation for the diverse participation and positive feedback received from the trainees. His acknowledgment of the program’s success underlines its importance and relevance in various fields. He applauded the efforts of the course coordinators and all the resource persons of this training course, and was hopeful that such type of training modules will be organized in future as well.

Dr Ravi Kumar Gandham, Training Coordinator and Head of Animal Biotechnology, provided valuable insights into the feedback received from participants and assured that the Bureau would address any gaps in future training programs. He assured that the bureau would incorporate this feedback to enhance future training programs.

Dr Manishi Mukesh, Training coordinator and I/c HRD Cell highlighted the content of the program and unveiled plans for organizing more advanced-level training programs in the future. Topics covered in the program included primer designing, sequence alignment, analysis of sequencing data, phylogenetic analysis, real-time PCR, gene editing and genome browsers.

A total of 76 participants including Professors, teachers, scientists, RA/SRF/JRFs, research scholars, and students of diverse fields from 18 states participated in the training programme.