Sunday, December 24, 2017

INSTITUTE OF BIOINFORMATICS & APPLIED TECHNOLOGY  
                                                             &
THE LAKSHMI MITTAL SOUTH ASIA INSTITUTE-HARVARD UNIVERSITY.

Held a Two week course on Genomics in Healthcare & Translational Research for
young scientists from across India. From over 200 applications,25 undergraduate,
graduate & doctoral students from across India were selected to participate in a
residential Two week hands on workshop in "Genomics in Helathcare & Translational
Research" from December,10-23,2017.This workshop was under the aegis of the B4 
(Boston Bangalore Biosciences Beginnings)program,funded by the Department of 
Bio Technology,Government of India,and supported by the IT?BT Department,
Government of Karnataka.

The aim of the genomics workshop was to introduce talented Indian students to the
emerging areas of genomics & enable them to explore the power & excitement of
Next Generation Sequencing technologies to address clinically relevant research.
Distinguished faculty & post doctoral fellows from Institutions such as Boston
University,Harvard,Broad Institute,ACTREC (Mumbai).IGIB (Delhi),CCMB
(Hyderabad),IISC & NCBS (Bangalore ) trained the participants on both the
experimental aspects of genomic sequencing & computational analysis of 
sequencing data through didactic research lectures & hands -on sessions.The
workshop concluded on December,23 with a panel discussion on Genomics-
Trends & Opportunities.

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