ICAR-Indian Institute of Pulses Research (IIPR), Kanpur, organized a one-day hands-on training programme on “True hybrid testing in pulse crops using molecular techniques” Under Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR) of DST-SERB funded project “Detection of genetic loci associated with yield attributes and seed quality traits under high temperature exposure in Field pea (Pisum sativum L.) (CRG/2021/0007324)” on 17th March 2023. A total of 10 selected participants which includes Senior Research Fellow, Junior Research Fellow and Young professional of different disciplines participated in the program. The training was aimed for creating awareness among the young researcher on the molecular techniques involvement in molecular breeding to detect true hybrids and to provide hands-on training in DNA isolation, electrophoresis, gel documentation & analysis and PCR techniques. The training was inaugurated in the chairmanship of honourable Director ICARIIPR, Dr. G.P. Dixit. At the outset Dr. A.K. Parihar, PI of the project and organizing secretary of training programme formally welcomed the chairman, participants and all the resource persons. He narrated the objective & initiatives of SSR policy of SERB and briefly introduced of one day training program. Training programme was divided into two sessions i.e. lecture and practical session. During the first session on the training programme, lecture on ‘Genomic Resources in Pulses-Current status & future prospects’ delivered by Dr. K.R. Soren, Head (Acting) Biotechnology Division and Co-PI of the project. During practical session Dr. A. Konda, Dr. Antara Das and Dr. Debjyoti Sen Gupta, delivered a brief talk and interacted with the trainees and taught them basic of molecular techniques in detail. During this session participants were also given hands-on training on genomic DNA isolation, Gel preparation, electrophoresis, gel documentation & analysis and PCR techniques. In afternoon participants visited lab of basic science and crop production division. During lab visit a brief talk on available facilities and their utilization in quality improvement of pulses delivered by Dr. Vaibhav and Dr. C.P. Nath. The participants actively deliberated with the scientists. In the valedictory session, Dr. G. P. Dixit Director, ICAR-IIPR emphasised the importance of the molecular tools & techniques in the present context and also motivated the young researchers for their career development. He also appreciated the feedback received from the young researchers regarding the training programme. Dr. P.K. Katiyar, Head (acting) crop improvement also applauded the overall structure of training and interacted with trainees. Certificates were distributed to all the participants for successful completion of training program. Programme ended with the formal vote of thanks presented by Dr. K.R. Soren, Coorganizing secretary of training programme.
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