Upcoming Event

Plant Chromosome Preparation and FISH Workshop

October 10, 2012–October 13, 2012

Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) is a very powerful modern cytogenetic technique for studying the structure and organization of genomes. Rather than looking at statistically derived maps of genomes, cytogeneticists use high-powered microscopes and fluorescent probes to look directly at the genome (i.e., mapping the chromosomes and genes they contain). USDA Forest Service researcher Nurul Faridi is recognized worldwide for his expertise in using FISH to study the genetics of forest trees. The FISH workshop is intended to strengthen the academic and research activities at the West Virginia State University, a school that has historically served the minority community in West Virginia. 


207 Hamblin Hall
Department of Biology
West Virginia State University
Institute, WV 25112

Local Contacts:

Dr. Padma Nimmakayala
Dr. Umesh Reddy
West Virginia State University
Gus R. Douglass Institute
Agricultural and Environmental
Research Station
221 Hamblin Hall
Institute, WV 25112-1000

For the agenda and other details please view: Agenda