PG and Research Department of Biotechnology, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore organized One day workshop on “DNA Taxonomy and Phylogeny” sponsored by Indian Science Congress Association, Coimbatore chapter at the college premises on 05.10.2018. Dr. V. Bhuvaneshwari, Assistant Professor and Head in Biotechnology welcomed the gathering. Dr. Chinnusamy CEO delivered the presidential address and Dr. S. Paulsamy, Dean, R&D felicitated the gathering. Dr. G. Anbarasi Assistant Professor in Biotechnology highlighted the theme of the programme.
The aim of this workshop is to make the young and aspiring participants to acquire knowledge on DNA taxonomy and phylogeny. The lecture on “Basic concepts and terms used in phylogeny” was given by Dr. Amit Kumar, Scientist C, centre for climate change Studies, Sathyabama institute of Science and Technology, Chennai. Hands on training regarding the identification of unknown bacteria and its evolutionary relationship using bioinformatics tools was handled by Dr. Amit Kumar.
About 70 participants including Students, Research Scholars and Faculty Members from Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore and various other institutions have been benefited by this workshop. Certificates were distributed to all the participants and the Vote of thanks was given by Dr. C. Sowmia, Associate Professor in Biotechnology. This workshop was organized by Dr. C. Sowmia, Associate Professor in Biotechnology and Dr. G. Anbarasi, Assistant Professor in Biotechnology, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore.