Biomedical Research Unit and Lab Animal Centre (BRULAC) and Dental Research Cell (DRC), Saveetha Dental College has organized a CDE program for I year Postgraduate students on 25th May 2018 on the topic “Understanding the Amplicon - The Genetic Photostat”. The Speaker for the Guest lecture was Dr. L. Kavitha Shankar, Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Ragas Dental College & Hospital, Uthandi, Chennai.Dr.J.Vijayashree Priyadharsini, delivered the welcome address and introduced the speaker to the gathering.


The Speaker, Dr. L. Kavitha Shankar discussed about the quarks of “Polymerase chain reaction”, which is the technique that has revolutionized clinical diagnosis and research. The lecture covered topics pertaining to the history, sources of DNA, components of PCR, its types, and applications in different specialties of dentistry and medicine. Even the intricate details on setting up a PCR reaction and troubleshooting were made more palatable to the audience. The session was interactive with active participation from the students.

Dr. D. Ezhilarasan, Dr. J. Vijayashree Priyadharsini, Dr. A. Padmaraj, the Faculties of BRULAC & DRC presented the certificate and gift to the Speaker Dr. L. Kavitha Shankar. Dr. M. Karthik Ganesh delivered the Vote of Thanks and concluded the session.