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1. Name: Prof./Dr./Mr./Ms./Mrs. The course is open to scientists, faculties, post doctorate
fellows and PhD scholars working on plant biotechnology. SHORT TERM TRAINING COURSE ON
College teachers interested in taking up work in this area may
2. Educational Qualification (Highest Degree): also apply.

No course fee will be charged from the selected

is an employee/post doc fellow/ PhD scholar of our participants.
Institute/Government Organization/Semi-Government Organization
and his/her application is hereby endorsed. The applicant will be Application of Molecular Tools
permitted to attend the short-term course “Application of Molecular
Tools for Crop Improvement” at IIT Guwahati during November for Crop Improvement
16th to 21st, 2009, if selected. BOARDING AND LODGING
Boarding and lodging facilities for the selected candidates will
be provided in the Institute Guest House. An early response
is requested to facilitate smooth arrangement.
Date: Signature of Endorsing Authority
Designation: 16th – 21st November 2009
Official Seal:


The last date for the receipt of duly endorsed applications:

Date: Signature of the Applicant 24th October 2009
Intimation of selection: 05 November 2009
The duly endorsed application form should be posted to:

Lingaraj Sahoo
Course Coordinator
Department of Biotechnology N.B. Interested candidates may send advance copy of the
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati application form duly countersigned by the Head of the
Guwahati – 781 039, Assam Department/Controlling Officer to avoid procedural delay. Organized by
Ph. No.: 0361 2582204 (O) Department of Biotechnology
0361 2582245 (Lab) Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Fax No.: 0361 2582249
Email: Guwahati 781 039
Biotic and abiotic stresses continue to limit the crop • Dr. Rakesh Tuli, Director, NBRI, Lucknow
production worldwide. The application of biotechnological • Dr. N Seetharama, Director NRC Sorghum, Hyderabad
tools holds great promise for sustainable improvement in crop • Prof. Swapan K Datta, DDG, ICAR, New Delhi Application of Molecular Tools
production vis a vis for the development of designer crops for • Prof. Chinta Sudhakar, SK University, Anantapur for Crop Improvement
human health, industry and environment. Recent years have • Prof. HS Dhaliwal, IIT Roorkee
witnessed major advances in molecular tagging of • Prof. P. B. Kirti, Central Univerisity, Hyderabad (16th – 21st November 2009)
genes/QTLs governing complex agronomic traits, • Dr. G.A. Ravishankar, CFTRI, Mysore
identification of candidate genes and in applying marker
• Prof. Sampa Das, Bose Institute, Kolkota Application Form
assisted breeding for tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses
• Dr. B. P. Shaw, Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar
and quality traits. Recent advances in transgenic
technologies, genome sequencing, functional genomics, • Prof. Bidyut K. Sarmah, AAU, Jorhat 1. Name (block letter):
bioinformatics, Application of molecular markers for tolerance • Prof. P. J. Handique, GU, Guwahati
2. Designation:
to biotic and abiotic stresses as well as in germplasm • Dr. R. N. Sarma, AAU, Jorhat
conservation, gene pyramiding, gene silencing, TILLING, • Dr. S. K. Ray, Tezpur University, Tezpur 3. Organization:
CISGENESIS, microarray, metabolomics, proteomics, • Faculty members, Department of Biotechnology, IITG
4. Address for communication:
transcriptomics, microRNAs, marker-free transformation, and
gene targeting/homologous recombination offer tremendous COURSE MATERIAL
opportunities to support plant breeding programs. Pin code: Ph. No.:
Each registered participant will be provided with a set of
The training course would offer in-depth theoretical comprehensive laboratory manual. Fax No.: E-mail:
knowledge and extensive hands on exposure to fundamental
techniques of plant tissue culture, genetic engineering, and ABOUT IIT GUWAHATI 5. Highest Academic Qualification:
functional genomics. Relevant hands on laboratory skills in 6. Specialization:
this context would benefit the participants to facilitate their IIT Guwahati campus is located around 25 km from the heart
experimental designs for genetic manipulation of crops. of the city on the North bank of the river Brahmaputra. 7. Teaching/ Research Experience (in years):
Guwahati city is well linked with all major cities by rail, road
and air. Institute bus service is available at regular intervals 8. Present and future interest of candidate’s lab:
from adjacent to the Institution of Engineers Building,
The training program will encompass lectures followed by Panbazar (near Guwahati Railway Station) to IIT Guwahati
extensive laboratory sessions on fundamental aspects of campus. Hired auto-rickshaws and taxis are also available
plant tissue culture, plant genetic engineering and functional from Guwahati city. 9. Candidate’s proposal to make use of this training in
genomics. The course will cover the following topics: his/her research programs/projects:
1. Aseptic plant culture techniques FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
2. Isolation of plasmid, plant genomic DNA and RNA Free lodging and boarding will be provided to all the
It is certified that the above information furnished by me is
3. Gene cloning in various expression vectors participants in the institute guest house during the course
correct and verified.
4. Genetic transformation of plants period.
5. Molecular analysis of transgenics TA will be considered only for candidates those who are not
6. DNA fingerprinting techniques
supported by salary/fellowship.
7. Isolation, cloning and characterization of plant genes Place:
8. In silico gene analysis Date: Signature of the applicant