Jamia Hamdard University and BD Biosciences, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a global medical technology company have announced FACSTM e-LEARN – a joint online learning programme in cell research and diagnostic for young scientists and researchers.
Dr GN Qazi, Vice Chancellor, Jamia Hamdard University said, “I am confident that academic programmes named as FACSTM eLEARN initiative will be unique blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on exposure to the wonderful technique of flow cytometry which has found its increasing new applications in the fields of science and medicine.”
These programmes are designed for professionals who are already in a job or a regular academic programme. The web module and e-mail support programme will be followed by a hands-on experience on Flow Cytometry instruments and applications.
“The establishment of the BD-JH FACS Academy at Jamia Hamdard in 2012 was an inspiring initiative to our ongoing education and training programmes designed to help increase the capacity of young scientists, researchers and clinicians on a sustainable basis. We believe this joint academic programme will be integral towards capacity development in Flow Cytometry in India,” said Varun Khanna, Managing Director, BD – India.
The web-based learning course will start from July 15, 2014 and the five-day contact programme inclusive of evaluation and examination will be held between November 17 and December 19, 2014. Commencement of online application forms starts June 2, 2014 and the last date for receiving completed application form is the last week of June 2014
Flow Cytometry has been recognised as one of the important technologies that transformed the face of modern life science and biotechnology research in India. Over the past few years, the technology has witnessed continuous improvement and new emerging applications in healthcare research. The training programme comes at a time when the demand for training in Flow Cytometry is growing consistently in India.
EP News Bureau – Mumbai