Pune: PerkinElmer India has opened a new centre of excellence that provides leading instrumentation facility for researchers and students, to advance knowledge of life sciences at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Pune.
As a cutting edge instrumentation facility, the Centre of Excellence will help educate the region’s current and future scientists on high throughput analysis in life sciences.
The facility will house instruments such as high content analysis and automated liquid handling workstations, plate readers, and those for multi-spectral imaging and DNA/RNA analysis. The Centre plans to hold annual workshops that will be open to scientists across India.
According to Jayashree Thacker, President of PerkinElmer India, “This collaboration is another step toward supporting the Skill India campaign, which helps researchers and students develop advanced competencies in life sciences research.”
Speaking about the new Centre of Excellence, KN Ganesh, Director of IISER, Pune, said, “This Centre is an example of an exemplary industry-academia collaboration. The advanced bio-analytical set-up will not only hone the analytical skills of undergraduate students, but also elevate their understanding of interdisciplinary science and will nurture the institute mandate of integrating teaching with state-of the-art