Jalandhar: The Vice Chancellor of Lovely Professional University, Dr. Ramesh Kanwar informed that the School of Biosciences at the University hosted a three-day workshop on Immunodiagnostics for the students of M.Sc. Bio-Technology & M.Sc. Microbiology. It was conducted by Biotech Study and Research Center, Chandigarh, wherein students were given hands on training on Dot Blot(Dot blotting allows the antigen of interest to be directly attached to the membrane from a protein solution), Immune-fluorescence Microscopy, Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) and PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction). The aim of workshop was to make the students learn and further experiment on the recent applications of above cited techniques in immunodiagnostics.
These techniques are powerful, rapid, economic with a broad range of applications in the field of public health, medical diagnosis and biological research. Immunodiagnostic tests are analytical methods that use antibodies as reagents whose results are used to aid diagnosis and are widely used in many scientific disciplines and in many different ways. Perhaps the most widespread and obvious use is in clinical applications, but immunodiagnostic tests are also used in other fields such as forensic science and environmental and food analysis. The different types of test range from simple manual methods to fully automated systems with sophisticated integrated detection.