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National Workshop on Alternatives to Animal Testing in Drug Discovery at JSS University | September 2-3,2013


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Alternatives to animal testing in drug discovery are primarily based on biochemical assays, on experiments in cells that are carried out in vitro and on computational models and algorithms. These techniques are typically far more sophisticated and specific than traditional approaches to testing in whole animals, and many in vitro tests are capable of producing information about the biological effects of a test compound that are as accurate and in some cases more accurate than information collected from studies in whole animals. This workshop will impart necessary training on alternatives to animal testing for the teaching faculty /research scholars

JSS University, Mysore
Established in the year 2008, with a founding mission to serve the needs of the community at large: JSS University envisions emerging as aunique institution in the higher education setting. The JSS University is an outstanding example of putting new knowledge and ideas to work. As knowledge becomes the key differentiator, universities play an ever increasing role in providing the transformational knowledge and expertise that the current environmental demands. The university's long-term road map focuses on being the pre-eminent knowledge and research institution in the nation. Accredited by NAAC with "A" Grade.

JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty
JSS college of pharmacy was established in 1980 with the objective of imparting quality pharmacy education in India, one of the constituent college of JSS University, Mysore. Initially only diploma course was started and subsequently graduate, post graduate and doctoral course were added. The mission statement of the institution was redefined in the year 1990 and it was decided that the institution would strive hard to have a fully equipped post graduate studies and research centre. Today the college is one of the largest post graduate and research institutions in the country, imparting quality pharmaceutical education at graduate, post graduate and doctorals levels. The college has been successful in maintaining high levels of research activity recognized at the national and international levels.

Department of Pharmacology
The Department of Pharmacology at JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty was established in the year 1998. Integrative, multi-disciplinary and state of art experimental approaches are used in research areas and investigations that range from molecular level to the whole animal. The department has spacious laboratories equipped with modem instruments that are used by both faculty and students in respective research areas.

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The workshop is designed for post graduate students, scholars, scientists and others who are interested. This will definitely help everyone to enrich the experience the alternatives to animal testing in drug discovery. Scientists from different disciplines are welcome to attend.

Registration is compulsory to participate in the workshop. Filled registration forms should be send along with the payment on or before 26thAugust 2013 and the registration will be confirmed to the participants after the receipt.





Delegates are requested to confirm the booking of accommodation before 28lhAugust 2013 After that the organizers will not take the liability of booking and increase of rates.

The conference rates for the rooms

Category and type of accommodation

Per Night/ Per Person

Class A (on twin sharing basis)


Class B (on twin sharing basis)

Rs. 500


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