18September2019

Andaman Chronicle

The Daily Diary of the Islands

CIARI Conducts International training for African Researchers

Port Blair, Aug 16: ICAR-CIARI, PortBlair is organizing an international training programme on “Cutting edge Molecular and Bioinformatics tools for conservation and productivity enhancement of indigenous animal genetic resources” from 24th Aug 2019 to 07th Sept 2019 (15 days) along with 11 other ICAR Institutes across the country.

This Short Term Training Programme (STTP) is funded by Ministry of External Affairs under the India-Africa Forum Summit III (STTP-IAFSIII) wherein 15 nominated delegates from different African countries viz. Comoro, Eritrea, Kenya, Malagasy, Namibia, Nigeria, and Sudan are enrolled. Dr. Rafeeque Rahman Alyethodi, Scientist (Animal Genetics and Breeding), Animal Science Division is the Course Director.

This programme envisages to impart hands-on training on cutting edge molecular as well as bioinformatics tools which is been commonly used across the globe which will be useful for the beginners as well as advanced researchers to improve their skills. The expert scientists from ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair will be delivering the interactive lectures and the full-fledged laboratory settings of the Institute will be utilized for the hands-on sessions. This international training will facilitate wider scientific discussion, knowledge sharing, cultural exchange, formulation of collaborative research between Indian and African researchers; and showcasing the R & D activities of ICAR-CIARI in the international platform.

The overall programme is conducted under the plan and guidance of Dr. A. Kundu, Director (Acting), ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair.