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NIN Hyderabad collaborates with UKIERI to offer training in pre-clinical drug discovery

A Raju, Hyderabad
Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 08:00 Hrs  [IST]

With an aim to provide hands on experience to lead researchers in the field of medical and healthcare, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and professionals from other related fields, the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) Hyderabad in collaboration with UK India Education Research Initiative (UKIERI) is offering a 4-day training programme from 8-12th July, 2019 at NIN premises at Tarnaka in Hyderabad.

Termed as ‘Train the Trainer’ course, the training programme is mainly aimed at developing human resources in the field of pre-clinical drug discovery. According to Dr. R. Hemalatha, programme partner from ICMR-NIN, this training programme is listed by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) under the development of industry-relevant learning outcomes and curriculum for education, training and continuing professional development (CDP) of lab animal pharmacologists.

Informing about the training programme, Dr. Hemalatha said that all professionals from AYUSH, ICMR, CSIR, NIPER, JIPMER, ICAR, DRDO, AIIMS, PGIMER and academic institutions, Universities, Medical Colleges and Industry can take part in the training under this programme.

“We at NIN have state-of-the-art facilities for conducting pre-clinical drug discovery research. We are having advanced animal facility and preclinical toxicology facility. Overall NIN is adequately poised to lead this initiative and we are proud at imparting new skill sets which is much needed for the lead researchers in the field of new drug discovery,” said Dr. Hemalatha.

The training programme is mainly focused and is being carved out to impart education and training to the next generation of animal scientist involved in drug discovery. It is giving stress on up-skilling and continuing professional development of existing pre-clinical pharmacologists and entrepreneurs.


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