About the Workshop

"National Workshop on BSL-3 Practices & Molecular Virology procedures (NWBMV-2023)" will offer participants a comprehensive knowledge and skill to work safely with highly infectious agents in a biocontainment level 3 facility along with insights on molecular virology techniques through lectures, hand-on activities and discussion.


Biosafety & Containment

  • Regulations and Guidelines
  • Bioharazard Risk Assessment
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Biosafety Practices


Laboratory Practices

  • BSL-3 Protocols
  • Emergency Response
  • Decontamination
  • Handling Spills
  • Sample storage & shipment

Laboratory Management

  • Operation & Maintenance
  • Waste Management
  • Security & Access Control
  • Data Management

Molecular Virology

  • In-vitro cell culture
  • Virus induced Cytopathy
  • Quantification of Viral RNA & Infectious Titers

Convenor & Co-Convenors

Dr. Soma Chattopadhyay

Scientist F

Dr. Gulam H Syed

Scientist E

Dr. Amol R. Suryawanshi

Scientist E

  • Faculty
  • Researchers & Ph.D. Scholars
  • Master's Students
  • Lab Managers & Technicians
  • Health & Safety Professionals
  • Knowledge on Biosafety Practices & Protocols
  • Exposure & training in BSL3 lab
  • In-vitro Virus Culture & other molecular virology techniques
  • Certificate of participation will be provided
  • Last Date for applying: 5th Nov, 2023
  • List of selected candidates:7th Nov, 2023 (to be intimated by email)
  • Last date of payment: 11th Nov, 2023
  • Research Scholars/Students: ₹ 5000
  • Faculty and others: ₹ 10000
  • The registration fees covers training, training materials, certificate and food.
  • Limited Accommodation on payment basis is available at ILS, Bhubaneswar.


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Educational Details
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
  Yes    No
  Yes    No
Statement of Purpose: Why do you want to undergo BSL-3 lab training? (Please provide the statement of purpose in about 200 words)
Applying for training category  :    Researchers/Students (₹ 5000)    Faculty and others (₹ 10,000)
(*Shortlisted candidates will be intimated by email for payment.)
Do you need accommodation in ILS on-payment basis?    Yes    No
(*Limited accommodation on payment basis is available at ILS, Bhubaneswar.)
Medical and Health Information: (Please provide if you have any health-related issues)
Additional Information:
 I hereby declare that I do not have any health- related issue except above mentioned that may compromise my ability to work for long durations (3 - 4 hr or more) under negative pressure donning a PPE kit and respiratory mask in the BSL-3 lab.
 By signing below, I certify that the information provided in this application is accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge.
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Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar

Institute of Life Sciences (ILS)
NALCO Square, Bhubaneswar
Odisha, India
Pin Code: 751023

Contact Details

Phone: 0674-2304307, 8250195476, 7008379004

Email: biosafety@ils.res.in

Convenor: Dr. Soma Chattopadhyay

Co-Convenors: Dr. Gulam H Syed & Dr. Amol R Suryawanshi