In association with Molecular Pathology Association of India- MPAI

Venue: Department of Lab Haematology, Cytogenetics & Molecular Genetics,
TATA Medical Centre ( TMC ), Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

Date of Workshop: 24th to 29th June, 2019 (Monday to Saturday)

Workshop Description

This  workshop is intended only for Pathologists. Post – MD Registrars / Sr Residents / Fellows / Junior Faculty in Departments of Pathology , who have an interest in Molecular Pathology are the target attendees. The Workshop  will be a 06 days  hands-on program ,  designed to provide a basic understanding of  molecular biology techniques as applied to current day diagnosis in pathology. The workshop will familiarize attendees with all the infra-structure, equipments and consumables that are required in the setting-up of a Molecular Genetics / Cytogenetics laboratory.

The Workshop will deal with various  methodologies of  DNA / RNA extraction from peripheral blood , bone marrow specimens and extraction of DNA / RNA from FFPE sections / Saliva / Buccal Swab / Plasma (cfDNA).  Quality control of DNA / RNA extracts by Nano-Drop / spectrophotometer / Qubit , gel runs and TapeStation  will be shown. cDNA preparation, GUS-PCR , RT-PCR with all its modifications, RQ-PCR for quantitative analysis in haematological disorders (CML, APML etc.), viral diseases (CMV,HBV,HCV etc.) will be demonstrated and practised.  Issues related to trouble-shooting in PCR / Real Time PCR analysis  will be discussed. Molecular cytogenetics ( FISH, m-FISH etc.) in haemato-lymphoid and solid tumours will  also be demonstrated and practised. Newer instruments / technologies like NGS and droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) will be demonstrated.

The work-shop will emphasize on the fact that at the end of this program the attendees should be able to set-up a molecular genetics lab in their Depts of Pathology.

Workshop Size : 14

Note : There will be a selection process based on the filled –up Registration Form details. It will take into account Pathologists who are about to start or keen to start Molecular Pathology diagnostic facilities in their institutes / hospitals.


Kindly send completed registration form with a Cheque ( at par ) / bank DD worth  INR 15,000/- in favour of  “Tata Medical Centre Trust to be payable at  Kolkata.

Last date for  Registration is 10th May, 2019. Selected delegates will be intimated by 15th May,2019. Cheque / DD will be returned to pathologists, who could not find a place in this edition of the Workshop. We will give them priority the next time.


Complimentary accommodation will be provided on same sex / twin sharing basis  from 23rd to 29th June,2019 ( Sun to Sat ).

Accommodation In-charges :
Mr. Kallol Saha  ( kallol.saha@tmckolkata.com  )
Mr. Biswajoy Pal ( biswajoy.pal@tmckolkata.com / 09088856692 )

Address for Correspondence

Dr (Col) Deepak K Mishra,
Departments of Laboratory Haematology & Molecular Genetics,
Tata Medical Centre, New Town, Rajarhat, Kolkata – 700156.
Website: www.tmckolkata.com
E mail: deepak.mishra@tmckolkata.com
Phone: 033-66057754

Dr Mayur Parihar / Dr. Neeraj  Arora,
Departments of  Laboratory Haematology, Cytogenetics & Molecular Genetics, Tata Medical Centre, New Town, Rajarhat, Kolkata – 700156.
Website: www.tmckolkata.com
E mail: mayur.parihar@tmckolkata.com ; neeraj.arora@tmckolkata.com
Phone: 033-66057755 / 033-66057123