The aim of this intensive workshop is to introduce highly talented Indian students to the emerging area of genomics and enable them to explore the power and excitement of Next Generation Sequencing technologies to address clinically relevant research questions and other applications. It will focus on both the experimental and analytical aspects of genomics through didactic and research lectures as well as hands-on training in the Illumina Hi Seq 2500 and on high-end computing platforms.
-Cancer genomics and translational medicine
-Infectious and rare disease genomics
-Genomics of non-coding RNA
-Open to pre-doctoral, doctoral and post doctoral researchers and faculty in Life Sciences /Biotechnology / Bioinformatics / Computer Science, currently engaged in a relevant area of research
-Students currently enrolled in MBBS / M.Pharm programmes
-Exceptionally talented undergraduate students
Cynthia C. Morton (Harvard Medical School), Marc Lenburg (Boston University), Maha Farhat (Harvard Medical School), MRS Rao (JNCASR), R Mishra (CCMB), K Thangaraj (CCMB), A Dutt (ACTREC), V Scaria (IGIB), C J Zhang (Broad Institute), D Palakodeti (inStem), A S Seshasayee (NCBS), Subha S (IBAB), Vibha C (IBAB), Vijayalakshmi M (IBAB)
The selection process will be highly competitive. A maximum of 25 participants can be accepted.
Applications should accompany:
• One page CV
• One page Statement of Interest, describing how your participation
in the workshop will help in the advancement of your career
• Recent academic transcript(s)
• Two letters of recommendation
Selected participants will be informed through email by Nov 25, 2017.