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OPEN DAY  2016

NMIMS Sunandan Divatia School of Science (SDSOS), organized a three day event “OPEN DAY” exclusively for students from final year B.Sc. (any Biology stream) from 28th - 30th November 2016 to visit SDSOS to see the various instruments, research activities and learn about the different courses available at the school. The Open Day received an overwhelming response that saw participation of 521 students accompanied along with their faculty from different colleges such as KC, Jaihind, Sathaye, Ruia, Sophia, Wilson, Somaiya, Thakur, Mithibai, Bhavan’s Andheri, SIWS, Vivekanand, Royal, SICES and Patkar college. Students were from various streams including Microbiology, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Zoology, Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals. The event was spread over 6 sessions, 2 on each day and it started with welcome and introductory speech by Dr. Dhananjaya Saranath. Contemporary research at SOS includes Stem cells, Neuroscience, Translational cancer research, Medicinal plant, nanotechnology, Microbiology & Biotechnology, Translational phytochemistry and Analytical Chemistry. During the event, Ph.D. and M.Sc. Biological Sciences students of SOS conducted hands-on demonstrations and showcased several interesting protocols towards innovative research at SDSOS. This included SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, PCR, Real Time PCR, Bioinformatics, Phytochemical extraction using Soxhlet, TLC, DNA and RNA extraction, Agarose gel electrophoresis, ELISA, Tissue culture, HPLC, Nanotechnology, UV-vis and FTIR Spectroscopy. Each demonstration was of 10-15 minutes and it highlighted the state-of- the art technology used in research in respective areas. Students from various colleges got an opportunity to walk through our various labs that include Molecular Biology lab, Tissue Culture lab, Instrumentation, Phytochemistry and Analytical Chemistry laboratories. Excellent feedback was received from the students and faculties who attended the event.

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