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AU-KBC Research Centre,
MIT Campus of Anna University,
Chrompet, Chennai-600044.


TRAINING PROGRAMME: "NEXT GENERATION SEQUENCING (NGS) - BIOINFORMATICS AND DATA ANALYSIS"

3rd - 6th August, 2016 (4 DAYS)

Programme Conducted by:


AU-KBC Research Centre,

MIT Campus, Chromepet,

Chennai -  600 044.

(www.au-kbc.org)

 

         PROGRAMME BACKGROUND

         TOPICS COVERED

         AUDIENCE AND COURSE PLAN

         PAST FACULTY AND ASSOCIATES

         SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION DETAILS

         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. 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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TOPICS COVERED

  • 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

Note: Please note that there won't be any wet lab experiments

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AUDIENCE AND COURSE PLAN

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.

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

3rd - 6th, August 2016
(4 days; 32 hrs)

Morning Session - 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Afternoon Session - 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

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PAST FACULTY AND ASSOCIATES

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

3. DR KSHITISH ACHARYA
Scientist
Institute of Bioinformatics and
Applied Biotechnology (IBAB)
Biotech Park,Electronics City Phase I
Bangalore 560 100.

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

5. DR VENIL SUMANTRAN
Adjunct Faculty
Department of Biotechnology,
IIT,Chennai.

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

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

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

9. PROF.B JAYARAMAN,
Supercomputing Facility for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology,
IIT Delhi.

10. DR MD NAIR
(formerly VP SPIC Pharma Healthcare Consultant),
Chennai.

11. PROF. MUKESH DOBLE,
Head, Department of Biotechnology,
IIT, Chennai.

12. ROF. P GAUTAM,
Director & HOD, Department of Biotechnology,
Anna University, Guindy, Chennai.

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SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION DETAILS

The course fee is Rs 4,950/-(Four thousand nine hundred and fifty only). Please send a Cheque / DD drawn in favour of The Director, AU-KBC Research Centre payable at Chennai along with application duly filled.

Last Date for Registration: 25.07.2016. 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.

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

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM

CLICK HERE FOR AU KBC BIOINFORMATICS LAB

Please send your applications along with Cheque / DD to:

The Director,
AU-KBC Research Centre,
MIT Campus, Anna University Chennai, Chromepet,
Chennai - 600 044.

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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

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