An one week workshop (from 12.02.2018 to 16.02.2018) on " Laboratory Animal Care and Basic research Techniques" has begun today at the National Institute of Siddha. Prof.Dr.V. Banumathi, Director NIS has inaugurated the workshop and addressed the postgraduate students and research scholars. She spoke about the importance of handling of lab animals and its application in various Siddha drug developments. Prof.Dr.K.Nachimuthu, Former Dean of Lab animal research, TANUVAS, participated and gave an articulate presentation about the ethics to be followed in lab animal experiments. Dr B.R.Senthilkumar, Member Secretary of Institutional Animal Ethics committee( IAEC) thanked the congregation.