January 03, 2020
The Department of Biotechnology organized one-day training in “Microarray data analysis” for students from Department of Biochemistry, Karpagam University, Coimbatore on 23rd January 2020. 16 students from I M.Sc Biochemistry, participated in this training. Dr.Jibu Thomas, HoD, Biotechnology welcomed the participants and emphasized the participants to improve the technical skills and knowledge. The introductory note was given by Dr.J.Jannet Vennila, Professor in Biotechnology, KITS. She gave an overview on Microarray techniques, Image analysis and Data analysis. This was followed by the section handled by Dr.D.Premnath, Asst.professor, KITS who oriented the participants on Microarray datasets, Databases and tools used in Microarray data analysis. In the first section of afternoon, Dr.Premnath exposed the students to Gene expression omnibus (GEO) and retrieval of datasets. Further, Ms.Gincy George, PhD scholar in Bioinformatics gave hands on experience to the participants on using GeneSpring, normalization of data, statistical validation and network building using Cytoscape. The session concluded with question and answers, distribution of certificates and vote of thanks. The participants expressed their interest to learn more and requested for another intense training in future.