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SGRF organises sixth annual international conference

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NextGen Genomics, Biology, Bioinformatics and Technologies conference is organised from Oct 3- 5th in Cochin

SciGenom Research Foundation (SGRF) inaugurated sixth annual international conference recently, titled “NextGen Genomics, Biology, Bioinformatics and Technologies (NGBT)” from October 3rd – 5th, 2016 in Cochin.

Sam Santhosh, Promoter of SGRF (SciGenom Research Foundation), a non-profit organization with the objective of spreading scientific education in the country emphasized the importance Next Generation Sequencing Genomics to the participants at the conference. The Conference has interesting sessions like Genomics in healthcare, Plant, Insect Biology and Genomics, NexGen Sequencing, (NGS) data analysis solution etc.

Dr Oommen V Oommen, Chairman, Kerala State Biodiversity Board was the Chief Guest for the conference along with Kris Gopalakrishnan, Executive Vice Chairman, Infosys was the guest of honour and shared learning’s from his experience.

The co-hosts for the NGBT meeting included Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (Biology Department), Mumbai; The Centre for the Commercialisation of Antibodies and Biologics and The Toronto Recombinant Antibody Centre, Toronto; Institute of Bioinformatics, Bengaluru and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.

Sam Santhosh, Promoter, SGRF emphasized the importance of next generation Sequencing genomics to the participants at the conference. The conference has interesting sessions like Genomics in healthcare, Plant, Insect Biology and Genomics, NexGen Sequencing, (NGS) data analysis solution etc.

The three-day programme will have speakers from renowned research institutes from across the globe.  Some of the speakers at the meeting include Dr Aakrosh Ratan, Uni. of Virginia, US., Dr Nandula Raghuram, GGS Indraprastha Uni., India,  Dr Ratna Dua Puri, SGRH, India, Dr Analabha  Basu, NIBMG, India, Dr VB Reddy, AgriGenome, India, Dr Ravi Gupta, MedGenome, India, Dr Andrew Peterson, Sr. Director, Genentech, US, Dr Ramprasad VL, COO, Medgenome, Bengaluru, India, Dr K Thangaraj, Group Leader, Centre for Cell and Molecular Biology (CCMB), India, and Dr Chirantan Bose, MedGenome, Bengaluru India.

Dr Sekar Seshagiri, Conference Chair said ,“This year’s conference will feature drug discovery as a major theme and encompasses various key note lecturers with a spectrum of expertise from Genomics to cancer immunotherapy, to pant genomics and cancer signalling”.

Young scholars are encouraged to present their work as posters and an international panel of experts will judge their scholarship for awards sponsored by journals of repute including Life, PLOS, FEBSJ and Journal of Cell Science. Young scientists will get an opportunity to obtain career advice as well as interact with prospective employers as part of this job fair.

Prominent providers of sequencing solutions such as MedGenome and Illumina and various scientific journals and prominent names like Centre for the Commercialisation of Antibodies and Biologics, Agrigenome, Intel, Nanostring, Affymetrix etc.,have partnered with SGRF for this conference.

EP News Bureau

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