A Three-Day Hands-On Workshop Fundamental Techniques in Molecular Biology

The Department of Molecular Medicine conducted a hands-on workshop on the Fundamental Techniques in Molecular Biology from 19th to 21st Jan, 2023. The aim of the workshop was to equip the participants with fundamental techniques in molecular biology including nucleic acid extraction, quantification, gel electrophoresis, cDNA synthesis, primer designing and real-time PCR.

The Executive Director Research, Prof. Dr. Talat Mirza welcomed the participants and highlighting the significance of the workshop. The participants were then provided hands-on experience in DNA extraction and quantification by Dr. Ambrina Khatoon and Mr. Moazzam Shahid followed by Dr. Rehan Imad’s lecture and practical session on gel electrophoresis.

On the day second, Dr. Shumaila Usman delivered a lecture and lab session on RNA isolation and cDNA synthesis. The last day was dedicated to real-time PCR and conducted by Dr. Yamna Khurshid and Dr. Rehan Imad. The participants shared that they gained new insight and valuable knowledge which will help them in the future. The certificates were distributed among the participants.