Department of Biophysics, PU organized webinar on immune profiling in covid-19 research
Over 90 participants from different departments and institutes attended the webinar
Chandigarh: Department of Biophysics, Panjab University in collaboration with Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, India organized a webinar on “Immuno profiling and Immune Function Analysis of T cells in Covid-19: A flow Cytometric Perspective” on 5th June.
The webinar was convened by Dr Sarvnarinder Kaur, Chairperson and Dr Naveen Kaushal, Assistant Professor of Department of Biophysics. Over 90 participants from different departments and institutes attended the webinar.
Prof. V R Sinha, Dean Research, PU inaugurated the webinar. In his opening remarks Prof. Sinha appreciated the efforts of the organizers for putting up a webinar on the role of immune system during the Covid-19 pandemic. He emphasized that in current challenging times such events sensitize and motivate the students, research scholars and scientists to actively contribute in research pertaining to similar areas.
Earlier, Dr Sarvnarinder Kaur appreciating the encouragement by Prof Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor in organizing such events on the topics of academic and scientific interests, welcomed the participants and introduced the speaker Mr Mukund Joshi, Analyst-Field marketing, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, India. She shared her thoughts on the effective and constructive use of technology as preferred mode of communication during Covid-19 pandemic.
Mr Mukund the speaker of the day introduced SARS-COV-2 as public health emergency. Discussing the role of immune system, particularly T cells as important mediators in the initiation and progression of the COVID, he apprised the attendees about the versatile use of Flow Cytometry as an efficient prognostic and diagnostic tool in COVID research. He also gave a detailed perspective on intervention workflow and safety aspects related to COVID research. During the interactive session, queries related to immune based profiling, safety issues and immune modulations during reinfections were discussed.
At the end Dr Kaur expressed her gratitude to Dean Research, Speaker and all the participants for coming together and making this webinar a success.