Tiruchirapalli

Learning of animal cell culture through web-based technology

National College has leveraged web-based technology for providing real time experience of human interface, sharing power point presentations, and viewing qualitative videos and photos, for learning of animal cell culture in the field of animal biotechnology.

The 100 per cent web-based technology obviates the need for expensive software or dedicated conferencing lines and equipment, and requires just clicking on links provided through email in the available broadband speed.

Webinar

At a webinar, a web-based seminar, hosted by the Department of Biotechnology last week, 85 students in under-graduate and post-graduate programmes of different branches of life sciences: biotechnology, biochemistry, microbiology, botany and zoology, were exposed to the useful technology envisaged for learning more as an art than as a laboratory exercise.

The webinar introducing the participants to Primary cell culture - Tips and Techniques for getting started was relayed online by the Corning Life Sciences, USA, in association with American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) and Society for in-vitro Biology, USA. It was inaugurated by the Principal K.Anbarasu.

According to the Department Head Abubacker, training in animal cell culture that opens up employment opportunities in cell-based productions such as monoclonal antibodies and vaccines besides stem-cell based services are rare.

With a video of laboratory activity, M.S. Mohamed Jaabir, faculty member, elaborated on the technique, which, the participants felt, was an eye-opener for career-seekers in Biotechnology. Employment opportunities in animal cell culture through the learning of stem cell technology were explained on the occasion.

S. Senthil Kumar, another faculty, co-ordinated with Corning Life Sciences, USA for successful streaming of the web-based seminar.

Hussainy, Professor and the College's Public Relations Officer distributed certificates to participants.

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