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

17th - 21st, September, 2013 (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, hundreds of viruses and the list goes on. The challenge has now shifted from sequencing to extracting knowledge from it.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.

Comparative analyses of human genome sequences, as well as other genomes form the basis to address questions such as: What specific markers make cancer cells resistant to specific drugs? What are the causes of antibiotic resistance in TB and other disease ? what portion of the genome is transcribed in a disease population vs normal populations?. Some of the major applications of NGS include Diagnostics, Drug discovery, Personalized medicine, Biomarker discovery, Agriculture and Animal research.

 

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TOPICS COVERED

  

        Introduction to NGS

         The Biology and Chemistry behind NGS

         NGS Technology

         NGS Platforms

         NGS Data Discovery

         Microarrays and NGS

         Metagenomic analysis

         Gene Prediction

         Annotation

        NGS Tools & Databases

         Galaxy Usage

        NGS Statistics

         NGS Data analysis

         NGS Bottlenecks

        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  
                17th - 21st, September, 2013
                    (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

 

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.

 

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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 Director, AU-KBC Research Centre payable at Chennai along with application duly filled.

Last Date for Registration: 12.09.2013. 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  
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE THE CURRENT SCIENCE ADV  

 

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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