3rd August 2013, Bengaluru
A three day training programme on “Hands-on-Training on Laboratory Techniques in Brucella Research” was organized by Project Monitoring Unit, DBT-Network Project on Brucellosis, Project Directorate on Animal Disease Monitoring and Surveillance (PD-ADMAS), Bengaluru on 1st to 3rd August, 2013 for Research Fellows and Research Associates working in different subprojects under the DBT-Network Project on Brucellosis.
In his inaugural address as Chief Guest, Dr. A.J. Rao, Professor and INSA Senior Scientist, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru emphasized upon the need for novel diagnostic techniques for diagnosis of Brucellosis. He also released a manual entitled “A diagnostic guide for Brucellosis” on this occasion.
Dr. H. Rahman, Project Director, PD-ADMAS and Project Coordinator, DBT Network Project on Brucellosis briefed the gathering about the economic and zoonotic importance of brucellosis. He also highlighted the objectives and roles of different sub projects (Epidemiology, Vaccine Development, Diagnostic developments, Bio-informatics and Repository) under DBT Network Project on Brucellosis.
Dr. Rajeshwari Shome, Principal Scientist and Course Director, DBT training informed about the objectives and importance of the training programme.
A total of 18 participants representing 10 states of the country working in different subprojects of DBT Network Project on Brucellosis participated in the training programme. Dr. R.N.S. Gowda, Former Vice-Chancellor, Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Bidar, Karnataka distributed certificates to the participants and encouraged the participants to pursue further research work on Brucellosis leading to control and eradication of the disease in the country.
(Source: PD-ADMAS, Bengaluru)