2 nd National workshop on
Next Generation Sequencing in Disease Diagnosis & Therapeutic Target Discovery
14th to 18th March 2016
Jointly Organized by
Biomedical Informatics Centre
National Institute of Pathology-ICMR
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) has brought new paradigm in genomics and transcriptomics data analysis. The application of NGS, mainly through whole-genome sequencing (WGS) and whole-exome sequencing (WES) technologies has produced breakthrough in understanding complexity of genomes including point mutations, small insertions or deletions, copy number alterations and structural variations in disease conditions.
By comparing these alterations to matched normal samples, researchers have been able to distinguish somatic and germ line variants in patient samples. Alongside, the whole transcriptome approach (RNASeq) can quantify gene expression profiles, detect alternative splicing, RNA editing and fusion transcripts. The transformative potential of NGS coupled with Bioinformatics analysis showed immediate impact on clinical diagnostics along with focused research to develop personalized treatment strategy.
Topics to be covered
NGS technology overview
Genomic library preparation
Exome enrichment/Cluster generation Sequencing
Wet lab data analysis
Basic Linux for Bioinformatics
NGS file format and QC
NGS Genomic data analysis : Alignment & Variant calling
De novo assembly RNA-Seq Data Analysis
Who should attend? M.Sc/M.Tech/Ph.D. students, faculty members, biomedical scientists, clinicians from any branch of Biomedical sciences or a relevant field. Maximum no. of participants for the workshop will be restricted to 20.
How to Apply? Candidates interested to participate in the workshop may send their registration from dully filled along with letter of intent justifying how this workshop would be useful to their research interest and one-page brief CV through email to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 25/02/2016.
Selected candidates will be intimated by 01/03/2016.
The details of the workshop can also be found at http://bmicnip.in/.