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May 2, 2018
Category: General
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Our website has been bestowed with the 'Best Website Award' in Department Category by University of Delhi. The award was conferred on the occasion of the 96th Foundation Day of the University of Delhi celebrated on 1st May, 2018. We thank University of Delhi for the encouragement.

Apr 23, 2018
Category: General
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The Department of Microbiology is in the process of revising the syllabus of M.Sc. Microbiology program under Choice Based Credit System. The draft of the revised syllabus has been prepared after taking into consideration the feedback obtained from multiple stakeholders including the present students, the alumni, as well as prospective employers from the corporate sector. The Department invites your views and suggestions on the same which may be submitted only by email at microsdc@south.du.ac.in latest by 5 PM on Friday, the 4th of May 2018. The draft of syllabus may be downloaded here.

Apr 17, 2018
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On 20-April-2018, Ms.Nivedita Gaur will present her pre-PhD submission seminar entitled -“The role of human tumor associated herpesvirus latent antigens in epithelial to mesenchymal transition of cancer cells" at 11AM in Seminar room of the Department. 

CMS - 2.2.7 - Skookumchuck
 

Journal Club

A perspective

by Ashima Dua (Ph.D.Scholar) and Meenu Saini (Ph.D.Scholar)

AshimaPic MeenuPicIn an interactive meeting between students and faculty members almost two years ago one of the Ph.D. scholars Ms. Udita suggested the start of a Journal Club in the Microbiology Department. The idea was enthusiastically taken up by all of us. The Journal Club is a monthly event wherein one of the Ph.D. scholars chooses a recent research article of his/ her interest (other than his/her own lab’s publications!) and presents it before the other members (student and faculty) of the department. Since the presenters are rotated, every Ph.D. student gets a chance to present and therefore learn how to present in front of a crowd, a necessity for a Ph.D. scholar. Typically, the presentation begins with an introduction to the research group whose paper is being discussed that day: its arena of work, and previous publications. During the presentation the data in the paper are analyzed critically and questions that come to mind are freely discussed. We have found the benefits of attending and participating in the Journal Club to be manifold. Apart from gaining confidence in presenting papers outside of our immediate area of work, it is an opportunity for us to learn about the latest research in other fields of biology and gets us acquainted to new techniques and technologies. The flow of knowledge is not unidirectional (from presenter to audience). At the end of the presentation, there is a healthy discussion about the methodology and relevance of the study wherein both flaws and strengths of the study are debated. Since diverse types of research areas exist in the department a very wide range of topics are covered in the papers we select, and thus one major benefit of this departmental event is that we are exposed to areas of research other than their own. This in turn ignites our interest in the pre-Ph.D. and viva-voce presentations of students from other labs. Our exposure to other areas of research and diverse technologies has sharpened our thinking and broadened our outlook, leading to the floating of new ideas that contribute to our research work. Thus, overall, the Journal Club has helped in developing interest in diverse areas of research and boosted our confidence in presenting any research article with a thorough understanding of the work.

A Ph.D. scholar presenting a research paper in Journal club

JournalClub

 

The Journal Club schedule for year 2018 is here: 

 

Name

Date

1.

Meenu Saini

09-Mar-2018

2.

Ashima Dua

13-Apr-2018

3.

Babbal

18-May-2018

4.

Varshni Sharma

08-Jun-2018

5.

Jyoti Pal

13-Jul-2018

6.

Juhi Jain

10-Aug-2018

7.

Pallavi Gulati

14-Sep-2018

8.

Arushi Khanna

12-Oct-2018

9.

Shilpa Mohanty

09-Nov-2018

10.

Sharad Gaur

14-Dec-2018