Session 1. Microbiology:
Microbiology, study of microorganisms, or microbes, a diverse group of generally minute, simple life-forms that include bacteria, archaea, algae, fungi, protozoa, and viruses. The field is concerned with the structure, function, and classification of such organisms and with ways of both exploiting and controlling their activities.
Session 2. Applied Microbiology:
Applied microbiology is a scientific discipline that deals with the application of microorganisms, applications include biotechnology, agriculture, medicine, food microbiology and bioremediation. Applied microbiology is focused on how various organisms can be used (applied) in given processes or the impact they can have in different industries.
Session 3. Bacteriology:
Bacteriology is a branch of microbiology dealing with the study of bacteria. It's a field in which bacteriologists study and learn more about the various characteristics, structure, genetics, biochemistry and ecology etc., of bacteria as well as the mechanism through which they cause diseases in humans and animals. Bacteriology played an important role in the development of the fields of molecular biology and genetics
Session 4. Clinical Virology:
Clinical Virology is one of the most dynamic and rapidly changing fields of clinical medicine, it’s a subdivision of viral methodology which deals with clinical aspects of virus-induced clinical conditions. It mainly deals with cell cultures, serological, biochemical and molecular studies. This field is very useful in knowing the epidemiology and spreading of viral diseases.
Session 5. Clinical Infections and Vaccines:
Clinical Infections and Vaccines covers a lot of important topics relevant to Infectious diseases and their impact on human health. This session is for infectious diseases physicians, clinical microbiologists, epidemiologists, public health officials and pharmacists to learn about the latest advances in clinical and basic science.
Session 6. Microbial Ecology:
Microbial Ecology is the study of microbes in the environment and their interactions with each other. Microbes are the tiniest creatures on Earth, yet despite their small size, they have a huge impact on us and on our environment. The study of these bizarre and diverse creatures that are everywhere yet nowhere to be seen is fascinating and a pursuit that appeals to the curiosity and playfulness in us. Microbial ecology provides insights into the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of microbial communities underpinning every ecosystem.
Session 7. Aquatic and Marine Microbiology:
Aquatic and Marine Microbiology science deals with animals and plants that live in the sea. It also deals with air-borne and terrestrial organisms that depend directly upon bodies of salt water for food and other necessities of life. Aquatic Microbiology is devoted to advancing the study of microbes in aqueous environments, with a focus on freshwater, estuarine and oceanic ecosystems.
Session 8. Plant Pathology and Microbiology:
The science of plant diseases is called plant pathology, or phytopathology. There are a wide variety of microorganisms such as fungi, bacteria, viruses and nematodes that cause these diseases. Diseases caused by these pathogens are often called biotic diseases. Also, environmental conditions, such as winter damage or drought stress, can cause disease in plants. Diseases caused by these factors are often called abiotic diseases. The science of plant pathology is closely allied with other sciences such as botany, mycology, microbiology, genetics, chemistry, horticulture, agronomy, and soil science.
Session 9. Molecular Biology:
Molecular biology is the field of science concerned with studying the chemical structures and processes of biological phenomena that involve the basic units of life, molecules. The field of molecular biology is focused especially on nucleic acids, e.g., DNA and RNA and proteins macromolecules that are essential to life processes and how these molecules interact and behave within cells. Various techniques have been developed for molecular biology, though researchers in the field may also employ methods and techniques native to genetics and other closely associated fields.
Session 10. Forensic Microbiology:
Forensic microbiology is the study of microorganisms in order to determine the path of an outbreak, the identity of a criminal or the origin of a particular strain of biological weapon or contagion. Forensic microbiologists burrow deep below the visible world to find biological markers hidden in the DNA of all living matter. It is an ideal tool in forensic investigations as microbial signatures are unique and can be isolated to specific environments. It can also be used to estimate postmortem interval (PMI) and link objects to owners. There are several instances of forensic microbiology in current research in which its importance in the forensic community is demonstrated, leading the way to future applications.
Session 11. Medical Genetics:
Medical genetics involves the application of genetics to medical care, including research on the causes and inheritance of genetic disorders, and their diagnosis and management. In this Medical geneticist are trained to evaluate, diagnose, manage, treat, and counsel individuals of all ages with hereditary disorders. The medical geneticist plans and coordinates screening for genetic diseases involving single gene and chromosomal disorders, congenital anomalies, inborn errors of metabolism, multifactorial conditions, and common disorders with hereditary factors.
Session 12. Pharmaceutical Microbiology:
Pharmaceutical microbiology is a specialist area of microbiology and one concerned with the use of microorganisms in pharmaceutical development, other aspects of pharmaceutical microbiology include the research and development of anti-infective agents, the use of microorganisms to detect mutagenic and carcinogenic activity in prospective drugs, and the use of microorganisms in the manufacture of pharmaceutical products like insulin and human growth hormone.