NOV 04

Conservations Genetics training and Workshop (October 14-15, 2011)

 

 

NTGP organized Conservation Genetics training at the Center for Molecular Dynamics Nepal,on 14th-15th October, 2011.The training was facilitated by Dr. Lisette Waits, Professor, University of Idaho, USA and a collaborator of NTGP.The two day training was attended by 18 participants, who were invited from various academic and conservation fields. There were participants from the Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation, WWF Nepal, KEEP Nepal, academicians from Tribhuvan University,Kathmandu University, International participants from Netherlands, Virginia Tech, and Wildlife Institute of India along with experts from CMDN and Intrepid Nepal. The training included presentations and discussion on various topics pertaining to conservation genetics and non-invasive sampling:

  • Genetic Methods
  • Genetic Diversity
  • Gene Flow
  • Non-invasive Genetic sampling
  • Landscape Genetics
  • Phylogenetics
  • Phylogeography
  • Conservation and Management Units Overview
  • Hybridization Background
  • Sample coding and archiving
  • Species, Sex and Individual Identification PCR protocol
  • Data analysis and interpretation.
Each presentation session was followed by discussion.

 













Trainer: 
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Dr. Lisette Waits, Professor, University of Idaho, Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, University of Idaho. is the scientific advisor for on conservation genetics to NTGP Dr. Waits focuses on carnivore genetics and currently has projects studying landscape genetics of bears in the US and jaguars in Belize, hybridization in red wolves, and gene flow in cougars and wolverines.




 Participants:
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“Very elaborative and good presentations with excellent examples by Dr. Lisette Waits, the training covered almost all the topics on emerging population genetics, landscape ecology/genetics.” Sabita Malla WWF Nepal


Sabita Malla

WWF Nepal



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The training in wildlife genetics was well planned and well delivered with problem solving exercise with each topic covered in the training. However, I feel that this sort of training should be extended for a period of at least 4 days because our trainer Dr. Lisette covered lots of topics within a short span of time. So I suggest to have one topic covered during a session and more time to be allocated for discussions and problem solving. At last I thank NTGP team for inviting me to the training program.

With regards,

Subodh K Upadhyaya

Assistant Professor Department of Biotechnology

Kathmandu University

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Workshop Organised by the Lisette was really very informative and enable me to co relate genetics with ecology.The credit of this workshop is go to CMDN Nepal".

Sujeet Singh

Junior Researcher

Wildlife Institute of India

 

 

NTGP Team & training participants

Training Session

Presentation : Dr. Lisette

Participants

 

 

 

 

 

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Lisette Waits, Ph.D. Advisor-Wildlife
Genetics University of Idaho

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Ms. Sabita Malla WWF Nepal


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Mr. Subodh K Upadhyaya

Department of Biotechnology, KU

 

 


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Sujeet Singh, Junior Researcher Wildlife Institute of India