SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Ramapuram Campus, Chennai
College of Science and Humanities
Department of Biotechnology
RT-PCR – A POTENTIAL TOOL FOR COVID-19 DIAGNOSIS
The Department of Biotechnology conducted a one-day webinar on 22.04.2020 titled ‘RT-PCR – A Potential tool for COVID-19 Diagnosis’ for UG/PG students, research scholars and teaching fraternity. The Resource person, Mr. R. Muralidharan, Specialized Medical Solutions W.L.L, Doha, Qatar started his lecture with the introduction to the corona virus and its transformation. Later, he explained the basics of RT-PCR technique and he talked about the method how it is used in the detection and diagnosis of COVID-19. Finally, the talk ended with the quantification and interpretation of RT-PCR results. The online session was attended by around 44 participants. The presentation was followed by a Q & A session. The webinar was convened by Dr. T. Sekar, HOD/Biotechnology and well- coordinated by the faculty members Dr. S. Suresh, Assistant Professor and Dr. A. Rajasekar, Assistant Professor.