International Webinar on “Analytical Instrumentation” held at St. Thomas College

Two day International Webinar on Analytical Instrumentation in Bio-chemical Studies and Research was organized by Life sciences and Chemical sciences Department of St. Thomas College, Bhilai in association with Gulf Bio Analytical Group of Companies, Dubai. The first day session began with blessing ceremony by Rt. Rev Geevarghese Rambaan. Principal Dr. M G Roymon welcomed dignitaries and the participants. Dr. Aruna Palta, Vice Chancellor, Hemchand Yadav University, Durg inaugurated the International Webinar. In her address Dr Palta emphasized the importance of measurement and dependence on instrumentation for precise results in almost every walk of life.

The keynote address was delivered by Chariman, His Grace Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius. His Grace enlightened the role of several important technologies in study bio-chemical, medical and forensic sciences. He also emphasized that calibration becomes vitally important in analytical instrumentation to obtain precise, accurate and valid information and develop method to solve many problems. This was followed by the presentation of Dr. Kamlesh Shrivas, Associate Professor SOS in Chemistry, Pt. Ravi Shankar Shukla University, Raipur. He briefly introduced the basics of UV and Visible Spectroscopy and its Application in Phyto-chemical Analysis. The day one session was concluded by vote of thanks proposed by Dr. Jayasree Balasubramanium Head, Department of Zoology. The session was moderated by Dr. Chanda Verma, Department of Chemistry.

The second day session began with the welcome speech by Dr. Vinita Thomas, Dean of Academics. This International Webinar was jointly organized with Gulf Bio Analytical Group of Companies, Dubai and all the three subject experts of second day session represented the company. The three resource persons Dr. Praveen Sarojam, Director – Consumables Sales, Mr. Sajith Parmeshwaran, Product Manager and Mr. Ajay Sharma, Senior Application Scientist enlightened the participants with various aspects like Analytical Instrumentation as a career option, Role of instrumentation in academics & research and Tips to Calibration & Maintenance of Analytical Instrumentation. Each session was followed by brief discussion with participants. Convenor of the webinar Dr. Ujjwala Supe, Department of Biotechnology proposed the vote of thanks and Dr. Jyoti Bakshi, Department of Botany was the moderator for the second day session.