AMET University (Under Section 3 of UGC Act 1956)


AMET University (Under Section 3 of UGC Act 1956) is a pioneer in Maritime Education in India. The Department of Biotechnology is seriously indulging itself in innovative and prosperous research in the field of Marine Biotechnology which is a undiscovered area in research studies. There is a huge prosperity which is hidden deep under the ocean, so we are on a progress towards unveiling this treasure. As a part of our research extension programs, we are conducting series of workshops for introducing Marine Biotechnology, which is a prosperous field in science. We have sound experience in training and inspiring students to work on Marine Sciences. We at the Department of Biotechnology, AMET University (Under Section 3 of UGC Act 1956) have already conducted a National Level Workshop on Marine Biotechnology in February 2010 for UG students. We were overwhelmed with joy that there was a huge response for that event. More than 120 applicants aspired to participate in the workshop, but we are unfortunate to reject more than 95 applicants as we have planned to accommodate only 25 students. In line with this success, we are now organizing a NATIONAL LEVEL WORKSHOP ON MARINE MICROBIAL TECHNOLOGY during 23-27, August 2010. The workshop mainly aims to train students and research scholars from non-Microbiology disciplines such as Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics who are interested to do Microbiology works. The workshop would be a real HANDS ON experience with individualized care.

TECHNICAL DETAILS OF THE WORKSHOP The workshop will give hands on training in the following technical aspects.
 Isolation of Marine Organisms (Bacteria-Luminescent Bacteria, fluorescent bacteria, Fungi and Marine Actinomycetes) from environmental samples
 Identification of microorganisms (Bacteria, Fungi and Actinomycetes): Basic numerical taxonomy
 Maintenance and Safe Handling of Microorganisms
 Short term and Long term preservation of Microorganisms
 Characterization of Microorganisms for various Bioactivities such as Antibiosis, plant growth promotion, production of enzymes, pigments and Enzyme assays
 Molecular Biology: Isolation and quantification of macromolecules: DNA, Proteins- Intracellular, membrane bound and extra cellular. Electrophoresis.
Note: All the organisms used in the workshop would be Marine Microorganisms. But the techniques are applicable to all kinds of Microorganisms.

Workshop dates : 23-27, August 2010
Last date for Registration :20th August 2010
Applications : Can be downloaded from
Registration Fee : Rs. 750 (Includes workshop manual, writing kits,
five working lunches and light refreshments)
Payment mode : DD in favor of AMET payable at Chennai.
Cash payment also can be made before August 20, 2010
Restricted number of participants : 25,
Accommodation : Limited accommodation is available on payment
basis at Campus Hostels. However, the accommodation requirements are to be made well before August 20, 2010.
Organizing secretaries : Dr. M. Jayaprakashvel & Mr. K. Karthik
Department of Biotechnology
AMET University

Convener : Prof. Dr. A. Jaffar Hussain, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,
Special Officer & Dean, Life Sciences
Prof. Dr. A. Jaffar Hussain, M.Sc., Ph.D.,
Special Officer & Dean Life Sciences
Convener, NLWMMT-2010
AMET University (u/s 3 of UGC Act 1956),
Kanathur, Chennai-603112
Mobile: +91 9444065432/9840529274 /9962154748