Short Term Training Programme on “Genomics-assisted molecular systematics of fungi”
The Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, invites applications from M.Sc, M.Tech. and Ph.D. students studying in a concerned subject under Agricultural Universities/ Central Universities/ UGC recognized Private Universities/ICAR Institutes for a one-week training programme on “Genomics-assisted molecular systematics of fungi” sponsored by National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP), ICAR-IARI, New Delhi, scheduled from September 9-17, 2019.
The major objective of the training programme is to train young students on the application of genomic tools for fungal taxonomy with special relevance to DNA barcoding, molecular phylogeny and whole-genome sequencing. The recent advances on fungal taxonomy will facilitate students to update their skill on fungal systematics.
The proposed training program would, therefore, be an opportunity for researchers on a national level to have active interactions and experiences to hone their skills in the area of genomics assisted fungal taxonomy. Hands-on training in this topic will be imparted in addition to lectures by eminent experts so that the participants could apply the same in their research programmes.
M.Sc, M.Tech. and Ph.D. students of Agricultural Universities/ Central Universities/ UGC recognized Private Universities/ICAR Institutes are eligible to apply. The number of participants will be limited to twenty-five (25) ONLY.
CAAST training has the following components:
A. Lectures on principles and practices of basic & advanced morphological and molecular tools and techniques used in Mycology and Plant Pathology.
The lectures will be delivered in the forenoon of the day during the training period.
B. Demonstration of the advanced research facilities
Visit to facilities like TEM, SEM, Confocal Microscope, Genome sequencers, Bioinformatic data center, Phenomics facility etc.
C. Group activities for case studies
Student groups will be given a set of plant pathogens and microorganisms to characterize using genomic tools.
D. Interactive discussion presentation and Quiz
Each student is expected to make a short presentation of their present work and future work plan on pathogenomics and microbial genomics programme of their choice organism. The presentation will be facilitated by coordinators during evening hours on all days during the programme. Students are also encouraged to bring their own biological material to work with.
How to apply
Complete application form in the prescribed format forwarded by head of the institute or departmental authorities should reach the Course Director, NAHEP-Centre for Advanced Agricultural Science and Technology (CAAST) sponsored training, Division of Plant Pathology, ICAR-IARI, New Delhi on or before 15th August 2019; application form can be downloaded from www.iari.res.in or www.nahep-caast.iari.res.in . The selected candidate will be intimated by email on or before 20th August 2019.
Venue For Lectures: Auditorium, Division of Plant Pathology, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa Campus, New Delhi-110 012.
For Practicals: PG laboratory, Division of Plant Pathology, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa Campus, New Delhi-110012.
TA/DA & Accommodation
The participants will be provided to and fro fare restricted to AC-II-Tier train fare or any state road transport services as per the ICAR guidelines. Participants should produce a certificate that they have not been given TA/DA by their host institute (Head of the Department/Institute). Boarding and lodging for the participants will be provided at the ICAR guest houses/hotels and the charges will be met by the training programme.