1.‘Workshop-cum-Seminar on Scientific Writing and Publication’ ‘Workshop-cum-Seminar on Scientific Writing and Publication’ organized by ICMR-NIREH, Bhopal during 4-6 July 2018 A 3-day ‘Workshop-cum-Seminar on Scientific Writing and Publication’ was organized by ICMR-National Institute for Research in Environmental Health (ICMR-NIREH), Bhopal during 4-6 July 2018. It was attended by 26 participants affiliated to premier institutes and universities across the country. The workshop-cum-seminar comprised lectures, assignments and comprehensive hands-on session on various aspects of manuscript writing and publication, grant proposal writing, and presentation at scientific forums. The Guest speakers were Dr. N.C. Jain, Scientist-G and Head, Division of HRD, ICMR, New Delhi; Dr. Prashant Mathur, Director, ICMR-NCDIR, Bengaluru; and Dr. Sanghamitra Pati, Director, ICMR-RMRC, Bhubaneswar. Several scientists of ICMR-NIREH acted as resource persons for the workshop. Dr. R.R. Tiwari, Director, ICMR-NIREH, in his welcome address, gave an overview of the workshop and urged the participants to take this opportunity to learn writing compelling research articles and grant proposals. Dr. Mathur, in his lecture on the first day of the workshop, explained the need for effective scientific communication. In her talk, Dr. Pati emphasised the importance of theoretical framework in writing research articles and explained the IMRAD format. Dr. N.C. Jain, in his lecture, described the emerging trends in biomedical communication and gave some suggestions to the participants on identifying a suitable peer-reviewed journal for publication of their manuscripts. The other sessions dealt with each section of the manuscript viz. Abstract, Introduction/Background, Methodology, Results, and Discussion at length as well as the important aspects of the publication process such as Peer Review and Ethics in Scientific Publishing. Two hands-on sessions were conducted in which the participants were asked to frame an abstract of a manuscript – main text of which was provided to them, and develop a concept proposal on a research theme of their choice.
2.ICMR-National Institute for Research in Environmental Health (ICMR-NIREH) Bhopal: A Report on 3-Days National Workshop on Flow Cytometry, 27-29 June, 2018The 3-Days National Workshop on Flow Cytometry, 27-29 June, 2018 was organized by the Department of Molecular Biology, ICMR-National Institute for Research in Environmental Health (ICMR-NIREH) Bhopal during June 27-29, 2018. Twenty five (25) candidates selected from various premier national institutions and universities participated in the workshop. The participants were provided hands-on training on a range of cell signalling experiments that included DNA damage repair response, mitochondrial-nuclear cross talk, inflammatory cytokines and genomic instability.