Ludhiana, March 27, 2017: 5-daysworkshop on honing the skills of the post graduate students and young researchers in scientific writing and presentations, job applications, applying for research grants, etc. was organized at School of Agricultural Biotechnology, PAU, Ludhiana from March 21-25, 2017. The workshop was held under the aegis of collaborative projects between Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana and John Innes centre (JIC), U.K. and funded by Department of Biotechnology, GOI and Biotechnology and Biological Research Council, U.K. Eighteen participants including one each from U.K., Iran, Malawi and Tunisia and the rest from Indian institutes attended the workshop. Dr Cristobal Uauy, Programme Leader, an expert on wheat genomics and Dr Brande Wulff, Project Leader for cloning genes for wheat rust resistance from Department of Crop Genetics, JIC, UK delivered training on the ways to make effective presentation, how to write scientific manuscripts, preparing an effective curriculum vitae, how to write a good job application and so on. Dr Jemima Brinton, Postdoctoral Researcher,JIC, U.K. facilitated the conduct of the workshop. The training encompassed extensive component on the exercises by the participants on these aspects of scientific endeavour. Dr Parveen Chhuneja, Director, School of Agricultural Biotechnology emphasised that even the most diligent students and young researchers lack writing and presenting skills.
Dr BS Dhillon, Vice Chancellor, PAU congratulatedand thankedthe Indo-UK team for planning, organizing and conducting the soft skills workshop for nurturing future agricultural scientists.

Monday, March 27, 2017