ICAR-CIFT organized training programme on Modern Analytical Methods in Fish Biochemistry under the TCS Colombo Plan


 Theory session in progress     

  Practical session in progress


A training programme on "Modern Analytical Methods in Fish Biochemistry" was organized by the Biochemistry & Nutrition Division of ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin during 9-21 January, 2017 under the TCS Colombo Plan programme sponsored by ITEC, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.  The programmes included both theory and practical exposure of trainees on various analytical methods in fish biochemistry.  The wide range of topics covered under the programme included,  Marine Biomolecules - Present and future perspectives in human healthcare, Marine nutraceuticals and functional foods - The challenges and opportunities, Nutrient profiling and nutritional labeling - Significance, vitamins and minerals in fish, Principles of electrophoresis and its applications, Principles of spectroscopy, Seafood safety, Extension approaches for attenuating malnutrition of fisher population, Supercritical fluid extraction and its applications, Chromatographic techniques, Recent trends in post harvest engineering and technology for processing nutrient rich seafood, Principles of HPLC, GC, GC-MS, LC MSMS, ELISA in cellular and molecular characterization and also on Marine microorganisms as potential resources of biomolecules.  The practical sessions covered various techniques in fish biochemistry, molecular biology and food safety. The participants also visited different institutes like ICAR-CMFRI, MPEDA and fish landing centres and harbours for their field exposure.


Group discussion in progress

Valedictory session in progress


Participants from three different countries under Colombo Plan namely Mr. Md Jahidul Hasan, Fish Inspection and Quality Control Officer, Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Bangladesh; Dr. Rudy Agung Nugroho, Lecturer and Researcher, University of Mulawarman, Timur, Indonesia and Mr. Thu Ya, Assistant Fishery Officer, Department of Fisheries, Myanmar attended the programme. On 21 January, 2016, during the valedictory session of the programme, there was country presentation by the participants separately. Chairing over the programme Dr. C.N. Ravishankar, Director, ICAR-CIFT interacted with participants about the status of fishery sector in their country and invited feedback from the participants regarding the training. He remarked that this type of training programme gives us an opportunity to assess our strengths and weaknesses in the relevant field vis-a-vis our counter parts and explore the possibilities of collaboration for the development of fisheries sector. Dr. Suseela Mathew, Head, Biochemistry & Nutrition Division, ICAR-CIFT coordinated the whole programme as Course Coordinator by involving scientists of different Divisions of the Institute as resource persons. 

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