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AU-KBC Research Centre,         V ClinBio Labs,
Anna University, Chennai.       Sri Ramachandra University,
        Porur, Chennai.

Jointly announce a 6 day Training Programme on


Advanced Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)-Bioinformatics and Data Analysis

12th - 17th October 2015, Chennai

         PROGRAMME BACKGROUND

         AUDIENCE

         COURSE PLAN

         TOPICS COVERED

         COURSE FEE

         SCHEDULE

         FACULTY AND ASSOCIATES

         REGISTRATION DETAILS

         REGISTRATION FORM DOWNLOADS

         CONTACT

 

PROGRAMME BACKGROUND

The advent of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is virtually changing Biology and Medicine. Since the first living organism was sequenced, now we have the full genomes of multiple humans, chimp, chicken, dog, yeast, thousands of bacteria, and hundreds of viruses. Now Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) is focusing on mega projects such as Million Plant & Animal Genomes Project, Million Human Genomes Project and Million Micro-ecosystem Genomes Project. NGS technologies cover diverse application areas such as de novo sequencing, genome resequencing, exome sequencing, ChIP -sequencing, etc. Thanks to the rapid development in technology in recent years, thousands of genomes involving human DNA and RNA sequencing are underway in numerous countries. Some of the major applications of NGS include Diagnostics, Drug discovery, Personalized medicine, Biomarker discovery, Energy, Agriculture and Animal research. The challenge is shifted from 'data generation' phase to 'data management and analysis' phase now. Data management and analysis remains one of the difficult challenges in the next-generation sequencing field in the coming years. The winners are not going to be chosen from the 'who sequenced it first' list but from the list of 'who came up with new ideas and better analysis tools in human healthcare, energy and agriculture'. Broadly the challenge has now shifted from sequencing to extracting knowledge from it for real world applications. This training programme will provide first hand information on NGS and also will be a starting point for entering in this advanced area.

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AUDIENCE

The workshop is targeted towards Graduate and Post-graduate students in Science, Engineering and Technology / Life Science Scientists / Medicine / Pharma, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology Faculty / PhD scholars / PDF's. The presentation will be in a tutorial style and participant's interaction will be strongly encouraged. For each topic, bird's eye view will be provided in the beginning and a list of tools and databases used also provided. Important tools in each will be demonstrated with few examples. For all categories, exercise will be given to get hands on experience. Course material will be given in the form of CD to each participant.

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COURSE PLAN

We offer three categories of the program:
1. Live demonstration (2 days) for the Miseq Illumina (12&13th October, 2015)
2. Live demonstration (2 days) for the Miseq Illumina + inclusion of 1 sample of the participant for sequencing during live demo (12&13th October, 2015)
3. NGS Data Analysis (14th - 17th)
Categories 1 & 2 to be conducted at V ClinBio Labs, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur-600 116.
Category 3 is to be conducted at AU-KBC Research Centre, MIT Campus, Anna University Chennai, Chromepet, Chennai - 600 044.

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TOPICS COVERED

                                         * Live demonstration of whole bacterial genome sequencing (Library preparation to Data analysis) using the ILLUMINA MiSeq platform.
                                         * NGS data analysis covers the following:

        Introduction to NGS
  The Biology and Chemistry
  NGS Technology
  NGS Platforms
  Microarrays vs NGS Discovery
  NGS Data analysis
  NGS Resources Tools & Databases
  Whole Genome Sequencing & Exome Sequencing
  Alignment vs Assembly
  Galaxy Usage
  NGS Statistics
  NGS Applications

                                         * Hands on practical in Sequence retrieval, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary level analysis using Human, Plant, Bacteria and Metagenome.

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COURSE FEE

Candidates can choose to register for any of the three categories of the program:
Participants may apply for only 3 or combine with 1 or 2.
1. Live demonstration for the Miseq Illumina : Rs.10,000/-
2. Live demonstration for the Miseq Illumina+ inclusion of 1 sample of the participant for sequencing during live demo Rs.18,000/-
(Samples should be submitted in advance by October 2, 2015 to V Clin Bio Labs; Raw data will be provided after 7-10 days of completion of workshop)
3. NGS Data Analysis: Rs. 6,750/- including the cost of a CD containing course material and a collection of useful software for NGS work.

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REGISTRATION

Participants joining Category 1 or 2 Download Registration Application 'A' from AU KBC and VClinBio web sites duly filled and send along with Cheque / DD to:
                                        V ClinBio Labs,
                                        Sri Ramachandra University,
                                        Porur- 600116.
Participants joining Category 3 Download Registration Application 'B' from AU KBC and VClinBio web sites duly filled and send along with Cheque / DD to:
                                        The Director,
                                        AU-KBC Research Centre,
                                        MIT Campus,Anna University Chennai,Chromepet,
                                        Chennai - 600 044.
Note: Participants who want to join both categories, should make two applications 'A' and 'B' and send to respective Centres.
Last Date for Registration: 30.09.2015. Please note that the number of seats is limited and registration is made on the basis of first come first served.
Participation certificate will be given at the end of the programme.

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SCHEDULE

12th - 17th, October, 2015
Morning Session - 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Afternoon Session - 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

The Illumina Demo will be conducted in 4 sessions at the VClinBio, SRMC, Porur from

12th - 13th, October, 2015 (2 days; 16 hrs)

The course will be conducted in 8 sessions at the AU-KBC Research Centre, Chromepet from

14th - 17th, October, 2015 (4 days; 32 hrs)

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FACULTY AND ASSOCIATES FOR PAST PROGRAMMES

1. DR SHARMILA MANDE
Head of Bio-Sciences R&D
TCS Innovation Labs
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.
54-B, Hadapsar Industrial Estate
Pune 411013.
2. DR KSHITISH ACHARYA
Scientist
Institute of Bioinformatics and
Applied Biotechnology (IBAB)
Biotech Park,Electronics City Phase I
Bangalore 560 100.
3. DR K THANGARAJ,
Sr. Principal Scientist,
CCMB,
Hyderabad.
4. PROF.B JAYARAMAN,
Supercomputing Facility for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology,
IIT Delhi.
5. DR MD NAIR
(formerly VP SPIC Pharma Healthcare Consultant,
Chennai.
6. PROF. MUKESH DOBLE,
Head, Department of Biotechnology,
IIT,Chennai.
7.PROF.P GAUTAM,
Director & HOD, Department of Biotechnology,
Anna University,Guindy,Chennai.

8. DR P.VENKATESAN
Scientist-E NIRT(Tuberculosis Research Centre),
ICMR,
Chetpet,Chennai.

9. DR SALEEM MOHAMMED
CEO,
Xcode Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd.
6B, Eldorado,
112, Nungambakkam High Road,
Nungambakkam,Chennai 600034.

10. DR ROHIT GUPTA,
Strand Life Sciences, 5th Floor,
Kirloskar Business Park Bellary Road,
Hebbal,Bangalore 560024.

11.DR GOPAL RAMESH KUMAR,
Scientist,
AU KBC Research Centre,
MIT, Anna University,
Chennai 600 044.

12. DR P VARALAKSHMI,
Faculty - Information Technology,
MIT,
Anna University,
Chennai 600 044.

FACULTY AND ASSOCIATES (TENTATIVE)-2015

PROF A ANAND, VIT, Vellore.
PROF P GAUTAM, Anna University, Chennai.
PROF RK GOYAL, VClinBio, SRMC,Porur.
DR KSHITISH ACHARYA, IBAB, Bangalore.
DR.MD NAIR, Health care Consultant, Chennai.
PROF MUKESH DOBLE, IIT, Chennai.
DR G RAMESH KUMAR, AU-KBC.Chennai.
PROF K SEKAR, IISc, Bangalore.
DR R SHARADA, VClinBio,SRMC,Porur.
DR THIRU, VClinBio, SRMC,Porur.
DR P.VENKATESAN, SRMC,Chennai.

More will be added shortly.  

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE V ClinBio REGISTRATION FORM "A"  
CLICK HERE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE AU KBC REGISTRATION FORM "B"   
CLICK HERE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE POSTER   
CLICK HERE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE THE CURRENT SCIENCE ADV
CLICK HERE CLICK HERE FOR AU KBC BIOINFORMATICS LAB   
CLICK HERE CLICK HERE FOR VCLINBIO LABS   

IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL THE PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUESTED TO BRING THEIR LAPTOPS.  

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                        Contact:

Dr. G. Ramesh Kumar,
Course Coordinator, AU-KBC Research Centre,
MIT Campus,Anna University Chennai,Chromepet,
Chennai - 600 044.
Tel: 91-44-22232711 Extn.133,
Fax: 91-44-22232711
E-mail: grameshpub@au-kbc.org
Web site: www.au-kbc.org

Dr. V. Thirunavukkarasu,
V ClinBio Labs,
Sri Ramachandra University,
Porur- 600116
Tel: 91-44-45928529 Extn. 3203
Email: thiru@vclinbio.com
Web site: www.vclinbio.com


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