Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Two-day hands - on - workshop in "Fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) techniques" - KSHEMA

Central Research Laboratory, KSHEMA organized a two-day hands - on - workshop in "Fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) techniques at K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Deralakatte on 21st and 22nd July, 2017. FISH is a molecular cytogenetic technique that uses fluorescent probes that bind only those parts of the chromosome with a high degree of sequence complementarity. It is used to detect and localize the presence or absence of specific DNAS sequences on chromosomes. Fish technique is often used for finding specific features in DNA for use in genetic counseling medicine, and species identification. The technique can also be used to detect and localise specific RNA targets in cells , circulating tumor cells and tissue samples. Dean Dr.Satheesh Kumar Bhandary inaugurated the workshop and spoke about the importance of FISH techniques. Dr. T S Sundaresha, Cytogenetic consultant, Anand Diagnostic Centre, Bangalore delivered a talk on "Clinical applications of FISH. Dr. Lakshman Kumar, Application specialist and Ananda Vishwanath , Manager Sales, MetaSystems, Bangalore spoke on Microscopy, Imaging and FISH Software.

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