Workshop on CRISPR

Nov 30, 2023

WTC Shamshabad has collaborated with the Federation of Asian Biotech Associations (FABA), in collaboration with the Agri Biotech Foundation - India (ABF) organized a comprehensive six-day workshop. Titled '𝗖𝗥𝗜𝗦𝗣𝗥-𝗖𝗮𝘀: 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗰𝘀 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗽 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯,' this immersive training aimed to equip participants with hands-on expertise in genome editing and CRISPR-Cas applications for enhanced crop yield, disease resistance, and improved nutritional profiles.

This workshop served as a beacon for professionals and researchers looking to make a significant impact in the field of plant genomics. It illuminated a multitude of career pathways and underscored the importance of mastering these transformative technologies.

The Workshop has covered these topics

1. Master the Basics of CRISPR/Cas Technology
2. Explore Genome Editing for Functional Genomics
3. Hands-on: Designing and Cloning of gRNAs into Intermediate Vector
4. Validate CRISPR/Cas Construct and Mobilization into Agrobacterium
5. Dive into Agrobacterium–Mediated Plant Transformation and Mutant Characterization

At the valedictory session, Prof. Reddanna Pallu, FABA's Executive President, stressed the importance of networking for career growth, while Dr. Rahul discussed challenges in CRISPR-Cas technology. Chief guest Ram Kaundinya, Director General of the Federation Seed Industry of India, highlighted aligning research with market dynamics and integrating traditional breeding with advanced genetics. He also outlined diverse career prospects for life sciences students. Prof. Pakki Reddy Giddaluri, ABF's Director, shared workshop insights, and Dr. Gopal, the coordinator, expressed gratitude for a successful event.