Hyderabad: Giving a boost to the testing capacity for Coronavirus in the State, the University of Hyderabad (UoH) technical research students have started undergoing training at CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CSIR-CCMB).
According to university officials, about 15 technical personnel from the School of Life Science, UoH were identified for data entry, sample sorting, aliquoting and coordination with other testing labs.
A batch of eight members went to the CSIR-CCMB on Wednesday and they were being trained by the scientists on the testing for COVID-19 using RT-PCR besides precautions that need to be taken. After one day training, they would be working at the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) during late night shift.
The CCMB on Wednesday posted on the Twitter “We have started training volunteers for #COVID-19 #diagnostic testing using the RT-PCR. We start with students from @HydUniv and @csiriict. Video call for the theoretical discussions and in lab for the nitty-gritty of doing the actual tests. Power to more testing in Telangana!”
Recently, the Department of Biotechnology, has identified the UoH as COVID-19 testing centre under the city clusters.
The cluster in Hyderabad consists of CDFD, CSIR-CCMB, National Institute of Animal Biotechnology, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT) in addition to UoH.
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