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Three Workshops and a Symposium on October 2nd and 3rd, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Oct 05, 2013 at 10:04 AM
Royan Institute held the following three workshops and a symposium on October 2nd and 3rd, 2013.

The ”Techniques of Intracellular and Extracellular Structure of the Sperm” workshop was organized by the Sperm Biology group of the Embryology Department of Royan Institute for Reproductive Biomedicine. This theoretical-practical workshop was held in order to assess routine semen analysis in laboratory and  9 participants took benefit from the following seessions on October 2nd and 3rd: Sperm structure and semen analysis , Initial macroscopic examination,  Initial microscopic investigation,  Assessment of sperm motility,  Assessment of sperm concentration, Assessment of sperm morphology, Assessment of sperm viability, Computer-aided sperm analysis, Measurement of peroxidase cells in seminal plasma, Measurement of fructose in seminal plasma, Assessment of sperm DNA fragmentation (SCD test). The scientific manager of this two-day workshop was Dr B Ebrahimi and the executive secretaries were M Sharbatoghli and V Esmaieli Borzabadi.
 sperm biology
The workshop on “Primary Methods in Molecular Biology” was organized by Genetic Engineering group of Royan Reproductive Genetics Department on October 2nd and 3rd. 10 students of various fields attended this laboratory program which provided experience and knowledge of primary methods in molecular biology. The hands-on activities of this workshop were as follow: Good laboratory practices in molecular genetic laboratory, Extracting DNA methods, Extracting RNA methods, Polymerase Chain Reaction and Real Time PCR, Bioinformatic tools for PCR Primer design, Gel electrophoresis and data analysis. M Totonchi was in charge of scientific management of this practical workshop and A Amiri Yekta was the executive secretary.
primary methods
The “Interpretation of Statistical Results in Medical Research” workshop was held on October 2nd and 3rd by the group of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in ART, Epidemiology and Reproductive Health Department. 30 participants took the following topics on the theoretical sections:Variable types and Measures of central Tendency, Measures of variability and type of normality test, Hypothesis and Type I and II errors, power and concept of p-value, Independent and paireal T test,Mann whitney, Wilcoxon, One way ANOVA and Kruskal-Wallis test, Multiple comparison (post Hoc), Concept of relative risk and odds ratio, chisquare test, Spearman and Pearson correlation coefficient, Simple and multiple linear regression, Bar, pie, box, and line plots. Dr MR Akhound was the scientific manager of this workshop and R Cheraghi was the executive secretary.
statistical results
The Symposium on “Stem Cells and Eye Disorders” was held on October 3rd in Royan Institute of Biotechnology in Isfahan province. The Stem Cell group of RI-B organized this symposium in which about 40 people participated. The main topics discussed by the speakers were as follow: Eye development, Stem cells, In vitro differentiation of Stem cells to retinal cells, Treatable visual disorders by Stem cells, Visual disorder treatments by Stem cells, Molecular pathways in eye development , Eye formation in culture dish, Royan advances in visual disorder treatments , In vitro cell culture, Cellular assessment methods: PCR and Immune staining and flow cytometry. Dr MH Nasr Esfahani was in charge of scientific management of this symposium and SH Khodaei was the executive secretary.

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