10th Training Course

February 17 - 22, 2004
Sponsored by Dept. of Biotechnology Ministry of S&T, New Delhi


A hands-on, short term training course for Medical teachers, Clinical Lab Practitioners, Research & Post graduate students on ‘Immunodiagnostics for Infectious Diseases’ will be held during Feb 17-22, 2004 at the Department of Biochemistry & JB Tropical Disease Research Centre, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram (Wardha), Maharashtra.

      This laboratory course will provide training in different types of enzyme immunoassays and several other sophisticated biochemical techniques used for isolation, purification and characterization of antigens for immunodiagnostic work in infectious diseases, taking filariasis and tuberculosis as models. Both dipstick and plate based enzyme immunoassays (indirect, sandwich & inhibition types) for detection of disease-specific antibodies, antigen and immune complexed antigen will be covered. Considerable emphasis will be given on preparation of antigen coated sticks, antibody-enzyme conjugates (penicillinase and peroxidase as enzyme markers), antibody-FITC conjugates etc. by the participants so that they can apply these techniques in their laboratories for other diseases of interest. The participants will be familiarized with techniques such as salt precipitation, dialysis, ultra membrane filtration, lyophilization, gel filtration & ion exchange chromatography, FPLC, SDS-PAGE, Western blotting, gel diffusion, counter current immunoelectrophoresis and immunofluorescence for isolation, analysis and identification of antigen proteins. PCR technique will be covered to amplify parasite gene of interest. 
      There will be talks on Immunodiagnostic and Immunoprophylactic aspects of infectious diseases. The faculty of the course will be eminent Scientists and experts actively involved in immunodiagnostic research at this Institute as well from other National Institutes.

      The course is planned for Teachers and Scientists working on filariasis in endemic areas. The course is also open to faculty members of Medical & Research institutes, Clinical Laboratory Practitioners and post-graduate students who are interested to work on infectious diseases. Candidates should possess  a qualification of B. Tech/ B. Pharm/ MSc/ MBBS/ MD/ Ph. D.

   The number of participants is restricted to FIFTEEN. 

      Applicants are requested to send filled in registration forms along with their brief resume to reach the Course Organizer on or before Dec. 31,2003. 

      Rs. 1200/- (To cover the costs of course material, Lunch, Dinner, Tea etc.,) is to be paid only after hearing acceptance. The selected candidates will be informed by e-mail / telegraphically by Jan 5, 2024.

      Simple accommodation can be arranged in the Arogyadham Complex near the Institute on payment basis. Advance towards rent  (Rs 300/- for six days) should be sent along with the registration fee. Please send us your requirement details.

      Sevagram was the de facto capital of India during the struggle for Independence. In 1936, Gandhiji identifying himself with poorest of the poor, settled in the remote village of Segaon rechristined as ‘Sevagram’. The crucial meetings of the ‘Congress Working Committee’ were held here and the ‘Quit India’ resolution was passed in July 1942 at Sevagram.

      Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (MGIMS) located in rural setting within 5 min. walking distance from Gandhi Ashram, is the First Rural Medical Institute in India established in 1969 as Gandhi Centenary Project under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Sushila Nayar. Of 135 Medical Colleges in India surveyed, the Institute ranked 14th in research & 18th in reputation.

      Jamnalal Bajaj Tropical Disease Research Centre (JBTDRC) is the result of sustained problem based research activity for more than two decades at MGIMS, with support form ICMR, CSIR, DST, WHO/TDR, Indo- US STI and DBT. JBTDRC was established in 1994 to expand the Institute’s ongoing research programmes in tropical diseases such as filariasis and tuberculosis prevalent in this region.

Looking forward to welcome you at Sevagram.

Dr. B. C. Harinath
Director, JBTDRC

Dr. M. V. R. Reddy


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Send completed  Registration  form along with your 
brief resume before Dec 31, 2023  to -

Dr. M. V. R. Reddy
Course Organizer 
Professor & Head, Dept. of Biochemistry
MGIMS, Sevagram, (Wardha) - 442102
Tel : 07152-284341 to 284355 Extn. 303
E-mail:  jbtdrc@nagpur.dot.net.in