Dr. Kapila Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology has undergone training in Marine Synthetic Biology, Sponsored by DBT, Govt of India. She was amongst the seven candidates selected for the program. The six month training program was conducted at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, CUSAT Cochin and Pondicherry University in 3 Phases.
During this training period, Dr. Kapila got trained by eminent personalities like Dr. Pawan Dhar, Dr. I.S. Bright Singh, Dr. Joseph Selvin and Dr. Chellapondi who are amongst the very few in India working in the area of Synthetic Biology. The aim of the training was to create workforce and Human resource in the field of synthetic biology which is in its infancy in India.
Theoretical and Practical knowledge was imparted in 3 different projects conducted by all three universities with different model organisms and different applications. The training is going to open up new avenues for multidisciplinary research and student learning in future.