October 8, 2011 admin

Fourth annual meeting of The Cytometry Society (TCS) was inaugurated by Professor R.C.Sobti

Chandigarh – The fourth annual meeting of The Cytometry Society (TCS) was inaugurated by  Professor R.C.Sobti, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, here  today at the Golden Jubilee Hall in the University. Addressing the delegates at the inaugural session,  Professor R.C. Sobti  applauded  the efforts of the team associated with the event. Professor Sobti who has been associated with the Cytometry Society from the initial stages said it was heartening to see the growth and progress of the Cytometry society. Prof Sobti who came up with the idea of the first ever Indo- US workshop on Flowcytometry which  has now reached its 12th year shared with the audience the need to work hard and excel in field of flowcytometry which can be used for clinical diagnosis and in the field of biomedical research.
The five day event which includes a Symposium on Applications of Flow Cytometry in Biomedical Research and 12th Indo US Workshop on Flow Cytometry in clinical research has been organized under the aegis of The Cytometry Society (India) in collaboration with Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER). The panel at the inaugural also had as the guest of honour, Prof. Awtar Krishan from the University of Miami Medical School Miami, Florida, USA . While sharing his thoughts he expressed his interest in extending his help and support to the young students who were interested in research in flowcytometry. Dr. Amar Dasgupta , President  , TCS and Prof A.S.Ahluwalia , Dean Faculty of Science, were also at the panel at the inaugural session. The inaugural session also saw release of the conference souvenir along with a CD on the literature on flowcytometry. Professor Sobti also presented a token of appreciation to Dr Awtar Krishan . The inaugural session ended with the gathering rising to the PU anthem.
The event which is being attended by 161 delegates from both India and abroad shall have flowcytometry experts reviewing the use of  this methodology in biomedical research and in monitoring patients. The workshop to be held at Panjab University and PGIMER will present lectures , tutorials and wet labs to review and demonstrate the various flow cytometric methods for clinical research

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