Training cum Workshop on
‘Essential Oils, Perfumery & Aromatherapy’
Organized by Chemistry & Bioprospecting Division, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun in collaboration with Fragrance & Flavour Development Centre, Kannuaj
(September 05th to 09th 2018)
A Training Cum Workshop on Essential Oils, Perfumery & Aromatherapy was organized by Chemistry and Bioprospecting Division, Forest Research Institute Dehradun in collaboration with Fragrance & Flavour Development Centre, Kannuaj during September 05th to 09th 2018. The objective of the training was to provide an overview of the theoretical and practical aspects of essential oils, fragrances & aromatherapy ranging from isolation of essential oils, quality assessment, value addition, and applications of essential oils in aromatherapy, fragrance and flavor to creation of perfumes and their market analysis. In the training, 28 numbers of participants from all parts of the country including cosmetologists, beauticians, scientists, doctors, aromatherapists, traders, entrepreneurs, industrialists, forest officers, stake holders etc. participated. The scientific sessions and other arrangements were highly appreciated all the participants. The participants conveyed their gratitude to all the officials involved in training especially the efforts of Dr. Pradeep Sharma, Nodal Officer cum convener and Dr. Vineet Kumar, Course Director for meticulous planning and implementation.
During the training following scientists delivered lectures in their area of specialization and also practically demonstrated the various procedures and devices required for skill enhancement in the area of Essential Oils, Perfumery & Aromatherapy:
Dr. Shakti Vinay Shukla Principal Director, FFDC, Kananuj; Dr. Nadeem Akbar, Dy. Director, FFDC, Kananuj; Dr. Pradeep Sharma, Scientist, Chemistry and Bioprospecting Division, FRI, Dehradun; Dr. Vineet Kumar, Head Chemistry and Bioprospecting Division, FRI, Dehradun; Dr. V.K. Varshney, Scientist, Chemistry and Bioprospecting Division, FRI, Dehradun; Dr. Abhimanyu Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Uttarakhand Ayurveda University, Dehradun; Dr. A.K. Pandey, Scientist, C&BP Division; Dr. Amit Pandey, Scientist, Forest Pathology Discipline, FRI, Dehardun; Prof. Alok Srivastava, Uttarakhand Ayurveda University, Dehradun; Dr. Jyoti Nanda, Consultant, New Delhi alongwith other faculty members and staff of Chemistry and Bioprospecting Division. During the training programme essential oil extraction methods in the laboratory and at Pilot Plant were also demonstrated.