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Training Programme in "Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)-Bioinformatics and Data Analysis (2014)"

15th - 19th, July, 2014 (5 DAYS)

ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI

 

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

         SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION DETAILS

         REGISTRATION FORM

 

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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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

         Metagenomic analysis

         Gene Prediction and Annotation

         Galaxy Usage

         NGS Statistics

         NGS Bottlenecks and Solutions

         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 10 sessions at the AU-KBC Research Centre, Chromepet  from  
                15th - 19th, July, 2014
                    (5 days; 40 hrs)

Morning Session   - 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Afternoon Session - 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM 

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FACULTY AND ASSOCIATES FOR NGS 2013 PROGRAMME

 

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 .MR. AKHILESH B.

10. MS. SRAVANTHI D
Research Associates,
Shodhaka Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd.
IBAB,Bangalore.

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

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

FACULTY AND ASSOCIATES (TENTATIVE)-2014

 

Dr. Kshitish Acharya,IBAB, Bangalore

Dr. P.Venkatesan, NIRT,Chennai.

Dr. G.Ramesh Kumar, AU-KBC.

Prof Mukesh Doble, IIT,Chennai..

Prof.P Gautam, Anna University, Chennai.

Dr.MD Nair, Health Care Consultant,Chennai.

More will be added shortly.  

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SCHEDULE  AND REGISTRATION DETAILS

 

The course fee is Rs 6,500/-(Rupees Six thousand and Five hundred only). Please send a Cheque / DD drawn in favour of  The The Director, AU-KBC Research Centre payable at Chennai along with application duly filled.

Last Date for Registration: 11.07.2014. 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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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM  
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FLYER  

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

Please send your applications along with Cheque / DD to:  

 

The Director,

AU-KBC Research Centre,

MIT Campus,Anna University Chennai,Chromepet,

Chennai - 600 044.

Phone: 2223 2711, 2223 4885

E-mail: grameshpub@au-kbc.org

 

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