Around the beginning of 2000, the draft sequence of human genome was reported , a project, initiated in the mid of 1980's. The approach was shotgun sequencing, which can produce sequences with rate of 0.4 million base pairs/day and cost of $0.50/Kb! Human genome varies from individual to individual, expression of genes vary from tissue to tissue and so the DNA-protein interaction and methylation pattern and above all we have so many species to sequence. Amid this all, one thing becomes very clear that just one individual genome information is not enough to elucidate the real life system. If the technology remains so much bulky, time consuming, restricted, costly and unapproachable, many medical and biological milestones to better the lives and earth may remain a distant dream. Next generation sequencing (NGS) is such an approach to realize this dream at affordable cost, changing the face of the science in a strong fashion. All reflected well in the large amount of sequence information being reported everyday at whole genome and transcriptome level. This has directly benefited the system approach of study, our capability to understand and detect SNPs, correct sequences, individual sequences, DNA-protein interaction, expression based studies and analysis and emergence of entirely new and challenging fields of Metagenomics and Epigenomics. Amid this all, the NGS has its own issues which need to be addressed. Most of these issues are related to bioinformatics. Also there is an urgent need to understand the capacity and strength of NGS, so that this technology is fully utilized for maximum benefit of mankind.
Through a carefully selected set of experts, having real hand in this field in our country, this workshop intends to discuss the first hand experience of the experts themselves at a single common platform. A well supplemented hands-on session will be conducted with the latest softwares and tools used in NGS studies. Machines of both the flavors, Linux as well as Windows, will be available for the hands-on training.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The participants of the course may be students, research scholars, faculty and industry personnel who work in the area of Bioinformatics, biotechnology, molecular biology, genomics, epigenomics, sequence analysis and sequencing, SNP , expression and gene regulation studies.
Selected Participants list can be downloaded on June 1st, 2010
Confirmation: Confirmed candidates will be intimated by e-mail as well as the names will be posted at:
Fee for candidates from academics and research institutes: Rs. 2500/-
Fee for candidates from industries: Rs. 10,000/-
The fee includes boarding & lodging charges, courses documentation, mid-session refreshments, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, certificates and cost for local hospitality.
Registration Closing Date: May 21st, 2010
Registration with late fees:
Application coming for registration, after May 21st, 2010, will be considered only with late fees of registration (Academic/Research: Rs 3000/- Industrial: Rs 11,000/-)
Accommodation will be provided by the Institute.
Mode of Payments
Demand Draft of due amount in favor of "Director, IHBT,Palampur".
payable at Palampur(H.P.).
Kindly send a scanned copy of the DD in email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, on or before May 21, 2010, along with your application.
Send a xerox copy of your DD alongwith your application on the below given address (By Post).
Only the selected candidates need to bring the original DD with them and deposit it on the registration counter, at the workshop venue, on the first day of workshop, before joining the workshop. Candidates not selected can cancel their DD after the display of the names of selected candidates on this website.
HOW TO REACH PALAMPUR?
1.Buses: Daily buses from ISBT, Kashmiri Gate, Delhi. Buses for Baijnath/Palampur.Daily Buses from Pathankot.
2.Train: Nearest railway station is Pathankot (Chakki Bank). From Pathankot it takes around 4-5 hours journey by bus, to reach Palampur.
3.Air: Delhi to Dharamshala (Gaggal airport), direct flight. From Gaggal, take bus or taxi to Palampur (~35 kms away).
For any query/contact email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Dr Ravi Shankar
Course Director & Convener
Studio of Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
Biotechnology Division, IHBT, CSIR, Palampur (H.P.), PIN - 176061
Tel: 01894- 233339(0) (extn: 384) Fax: 1894-230433
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