NextGen Genomics, Biology, Bioinformatics and Technologies (NGBT) Conference to be held from Sep 30th to Oct 2nd in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, is organized by SciGenom Research Foundation (SGRF), a not-for-profit organization working to promote Science, Research & Education in India and rest of Asia.
The NGBT conference is jointly hosted in collaboration with Toronto Recombinant Antibody Centre (TRAC), Toronto, Canada, Birla Institute of Scientific Research (BISR), Jaipur, India, Rajasthan University of Health Sciences (RUHS), Jaipur, India, Eternal Heart Care Centre & Research Institute (EHCC), Jaipur, India, SMS Medical College Hospital (SMSMC), Jaipur, India, and Institute of Bioinformatics (IOB), Bengaluru, India. Nature Genetics will be the 2018 NGBT 'Knowledge Partner'. This is the eighth international conference hosted by SGRF Conferences, the educational outreach arm of SciGenom Research Foundation (SGRF), along with national and international institutes.
The 2017 NGBT conference was attended by over 1000 delegates from India and various parts of the world. There were 18 keynote lectures and 84 talks over the course of three days. The conference also featured over 280 posters and 10 poster awards. The 2017 NGBT conference scholarships and travel awards supported 150 students towards their expenses fully or partially, for attending the meeting. SGRF also announced four genome project grant winners who will get support for their research work.
The 2018 NGBT conference will showcase and promote application of NextGen sequencing and genomics technologies for basic and translational science in all areas of biology including human genetics, drug discovery, clinical medicine, biomarkers, diagnostics, animal, plant and agricultural sciences. It will also cover basic biology, cellular signalling, cancer and plant biology. We expect over 1000 delegates. The conference, as in the past, is designed to provide a forum for scientists and students to share their work, build new connections and explore collaborations.