1st National Training on ‘Advanced Analytical Tools - Gas Chromatography Mass
spectrometry’ was inaugurated today by Dr. B.K. Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI at CIFRI HQs
Barrackpore. This training course organised by the Fishery Resource and Environmental
Management (FREM) Division include: Introduction to chromatography and GC-MS; Lipid
extraction and FAME preparation; Fatty acid analysis by GC-MS; Volatile analysis by Head
Space GC-MS and Pesticide residue analysis by GC. Total nine participants including
research scholars and post-docs from OUAT, Bhubaneswar and Vidyasagar University,
Medinipur, West Bengal as well as scientists and technical staff from the institute are
attending the training.
At the outset, Dr. B.P. Mohanty, Course Coordinator and Head, FREM Division
welcomed all the participants and gave a brief overview of the schedule of five-days training.
He appreciated the interest of the participants for this course and heads of their institutes for
sponsoring their candidature. Dr V. R. Suresh and Dr U. K. Sarkar, Heads of REF and RWF
Division, respectively, in their remarks emphasized the usefulness of such training programs
and also appreciated the efforts for conducting training in such areas of advanced
instrumentation. Dr B. K. Das, Director, in his address, stressed upon the need to learn the
basics of chromatographic techniques and chronological development of chromatography
science which would help the researchers to apply latest and appropriate tools and techniques
in various analysis pertinent to the health of fish and inland aquatic environment. He also
urged the participants to use this opportunity to the maximum extent possible for their as well
as their institutes’ benefit. Finally, the inaugural programme was concluded with vote of
thanks delivered by Dr. S.K. Nag, Principal Scientist, FREM Division and Co-Coordinator of
the training program. Dr. Soma Das Sarkar, Scientist, FREM Division anchored the event.