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Conference Program

(Updated on 15th November, 2014)

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2014 NGBT Program (updated Nov 15th 2014)
17th Nov 2014 - Monday - DAY 1
Concurrent Session  I
(Auditorium 1)
Concurrent Session II
(Auditorium 2)
Concurrent Session III
(Auditorium 3)
08:30 - Registration begins
09:30-09:55 - Conference Inauguration & Host Introductions - Chief Guest: Dr. P. Satish Chandra, Director/Vice-Chancellor, NIMHANS, Bangalore, India
09:55-10:00- VarMap - a Realtime genotyping - kick-off
Session - 01 - NGS Technologies - Keynote
10:00-10:10 - Awards/Introduction (Chair: Sekar Seshagiri, Genentech, USA)
10:10-11:00 - Dr.  Stephan C Schuster, NTU, Singapore -  Population Genomics and informed breeding aid species conservation
11:00-11:30 - Tea Break/Poster Setup
Session 02 - NGS/Genomics Technologies Session 03 - NGS solutions - Hardware/Sample Prep Session 04 - Plant Genomics I
(Auditorium 1) (Auditorium 2) (Auditorium 3)
Chair: Dr. Ramprasad VL, MedGenome, India Chair: Dr. Sriharsa Pradan, NEB, USA Chair: Dr. George Thomas, SGRF, India
11:30-11:50 - Dr. Kahlil Lawless, Illumina, Singapore - $1000 genome: A era of population genomics 11:30-11:50 - Dr. Vikrant Sethi, EMC-Isilon, India-Managing Big Data For Life Sciences with EMC Isilon 11:30-11:50 - Dr. Usha VijayRaghavan, IISc, India - Functional genomics of regulatory transcription factors for rice flower development
11:50-12:10 - Dr. William LaRochelle, Roche, USA - Roche Sequencing: Target Enrichment, Genotyping and the Future of Personalized Healthcare 11:50-12:10 - Dr. Carol Keating, NEB, USA - New Developments in Sample Preparation for Next Generation Sequencing 11:50-12:10 - Dr. Sivarama Prasad Lekkala, SciGenom, India - High Throughput Genotyping Technologies for Plant Breeding - A Case Study of 70K Cotton Infinium BeadChip
12:10-12:30 - Dr. Naveed Alam, Thermo Fisher, India - Latest developments in Ion Torrent™ NGS technology for accelerating clinical research 12:10-12:30 - Dr. Beena PS, SciGenom, India - Microbiome of deep Arabian sea sediment: A simple methodology for sequencing low concentration samples of extreme environments on NGS platforms 12:10-12:30 - Dr. Boney Kuriakose, SciGenom, India - Targeted genome sequencing approaches and their applications for crop improvement
12:30-13:30 - Lunch & Exhibitor visit/Poster Setup/ Art Ehibition/ VarMap sample collection
Session 05 - Clinical/Medical Genomics I Session 06 - NGS Analysis Methods and Applications Session 07 - Plant Genomics II
(Auditorium 1) (Auditorium 2) (Auditorium 3)
Chair: Dr. Akhilesh Pandey, Johns Hopkins, USA Chair: Dr. Andrew Peterson, Genentech, USA Chair: Dr. Raman Babu, CIMMYT, India
13:30-13:50 -  Dr. Sucheta Bhatt, Illumina, USA - Non Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT):  Key Considerations 13:30-13:50 - Dr. Jeff Wall, UCSF, USA - Estimating genotype error rates from high-coverage next-generation sequence data 13:30-13:50 -  Dr Meng Lye See, Fludigm, Asia Pacific, Examining Omics at the Single Cell Level
13:50-14:10 - Dr. Swarkar Sharma, SMVD Univ, India - Whole Exome Sequencing  in Characterizing Mysterious Crippling Disorder of Arai Village of J&K, India 13:50-14:10 - Dr. N Senthil Kumar, Mizoram Uni., India - Mitochondrial and Nuclear gene polymorphisms associated with gastric cancer susceptibility in Mizo population, Northeast India - An in silico Approach 13:50-14:10 - Dr. Ana Carolina, NTU, Singapore, Pathogens dispersal by airborne mechanical vectors: the microbiome of carrion-feeding flies.
14:10-14:30- Dr. Anguraj Sadanandam, ICR, UK - Facilitating Personalized Cancer Medicine using a Systems Biology Approach 14:10-14:30 - Dr. Mitali Mukerji, IGIB, India - Understanding human genetic individuality through phenotype scaffolds of extreme constitution types of Ayurveda 14:10-14:30 - Dr. Anuradha Upadhyay, NRC Grapes, India - NGS for transcriptome analysis in grape
14:30-15:30  - Tea Break & Poster viewing / Exhibitor visit
Session 08 - Clinical/Medical Genomics II Session 09 - Animal/Conservation Genomics Session 10 - Metagenomics/Protist Genomics
(Auditorium 1) (Auditorium 2) (Auditorium 3)
Chair: Dr. M M Srinivas Bharath, NIMHANS, INDIA Chair: Dr. Nandini Robin, IndiaBioScience, India Chair: Dr. Bharat Chattoo, Uni. of Baroda, India
15:30-15:50 - Dr. G Kumarmanickvel, Narayana Nethralaya, India - Eye Genomics: Research Bench to the Prescription Pad! 15:30-15:50 - Dr. Arun Zachariah, Dept. of Forest and Wildlife, India  - Disease Ecology in free ranging wild animals in Southern India 15:30-15:50 - Dr. Arnab Pain, KAUST, Saudi Arabia - Chromerid genomes reveal the hallmarks of evolution of obligate intracellular parasitism in apicomplexa
15:50-16:10 - Dr. Ashwin Mallipatna, Narayana Nethralaya, India - Early Detection of Retinoblastoma Using RB1 Mutation Detection in India: Challenges and Solutions 15:50-16:10 - Dr. Amrita Srivathsan, NUS, Singapore - Metagenomics and its application to conservation efforts of the banded leaf monkey in  Singapore 15:50-16:10 - Dr. PG Koringa, Anand AU, India - Metagenomic Data Analysis Challenges
16:10-16:30 - Dr. Vajira Dissanayake, Uni. Colombo, SriLanka - NGS in the clinic and the use of the Clinical exome to diagnose inherited and rare diseases 16:10-16:30 - Dr. Uma Ramakrishnan, NCBS, India - Population genomics of non-model organisms: are we there yet ? 16:10-16:30 - Dr. Yougesh Shouche, NCCS, India - Genomics and metagenomics of human gut: Indian scenario
Session 11- Medical Genetics - Special Keynote  (Auditorium 1)
16:30-16:35 - Awards/Introduction (Chair: Sekar Seshagiri, Genentech, USA)  
16:35-17:00 - Distinguished Medical Geneticist Lecture - Dr. IC Verma, Sri Gangaram Hospital, India - Genetic Practice in the Genomic Era  
Session 12- Human Genetics - Keynote (Auditorium 1)
17:00-17:10 - Awards/Introduction (Chair: Sekar Seshagiri, Genentech, USA)  
17:10-18:00 - Dr. Aravinda Chakravarti, Johns Hopkins, USA - Can human genetics in India make unique contributions ?
Session 13 - Posters and Welcome Mixer (1st Floor)
18:00-19:00 - Poster Viewing # 1-40
19:00-20:00 - Poster Viewing # 41-80
18th Nov 2014 - Tuesday - Day 2
Concurrent Session  I
(Auditorium 1)
Concurrent Session II
(Auditorium 2)
Concurrent Session III
(Auditorium 3)
08:30 - Registration begins
09:00-17:00 Job fair - (1st Floor) -  Concurrent with other sessions
10:00-20:00 - Art Exhibition, Vendor Exhibits and Poster Display
Poster lightning round  # 1 (Auditorium)
09:00-10:00 - Posters # 1-40 -  Chair: Krishnaraj Rajalingam, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
10:00-18:00 - Art Exhibition, Vendor Exhibits and Poster Display  
Session 14- Population and Medical Genetics - Keynote (Auditorium 1)
10:00-10:10 - Awards/Introduction (Chair: Sekar Seshagiri, Genentech, USA)  
10:10-11:00 - Dr.  Steven Turner, PacBio, USA -  Single molecule sequencing and its applications
11:00-11:30 - Tea Break / Exhibitor events
Session 15 - Clinical/Medical Genomics III Session 16 - Plant Genomics IV Session 17- Cancer Immunotherapy/Drug Development
(Auditorium 1) (Auditorium 2) (Auditorium 3)
Chair: Dr. Mitali Mukerji, IGIB, India Chair: Dr. Arjula Reddy, Uni. Hyderabad , India Chair: Dr. Mallika Singh, Patronus Therapeutics, USA
11:30-11:50 - Dr. Ramesh Hariharan, Strand LS, India - Structural Variants and Copy Numbers in Clinical Cases 11:30-11:50 - Dr. Malali Gowda, CCAMP, India - Genome architecture of Magnaporthe species complex 11:30-11:50 - Dr. Dineli Wickramasinghe, Amgen, USA - Using next generation sequencing to identify suitable tumor targets for immunotherapy
11:50-12:10 - Dr. Choon Kiat Ong, National Cancer Centre, Singapore - Genomics of Asian Cancer - From Discovery to Clinical Implications 11:50-12:10 - Dr. Ravi Gupta, MedGenome, India - Rice Variation Database (RiceVarDb) – A portal for studying rice genetic variations across a wide-range of rice cultivars 11:50-12:10 - Dr. Amit Chaudhari, MedGenome, USA - Discovering novel T-cell epitopes in mutated oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes using OncoMD
12:10-12:30 - Dr. Narayana Raghupathy - Personalized RNA-seq   12:10-12:30 - Dr. VLN Reddy, ANGRAU, India  - NGS applications in agriculture 12:10-12:30 - Dr. Fred Fellouse, Univ. Toronto, Canada - Synthetic antibodies as reagents, diagnostics and therapeutics
12:30-13:30 - Lunch & Exhibitor visit/Poster viewing
Session 18 - Population and Medical Genetics - Keynote
13:30-13:35 - Awards/Introduction (Chair: George Thomas, SGRF, India & Sekar Seshagiri, Genentech, USA)  
13:35-14:20 - Dr. Arjula Reddy, Uni. Hyderabad, India - NextGen Technologies in Plant Genomics Research and Breeding
Session 1 9- Science Communication (Auditorium 1)
14:20-14:40 - Dr. Volker Doetsch, Goethe University, Germany  - What's eLife ?
14:40-15:30  - Tea Break & Poster viewing / Exhibitor visit
Session 20 - Clinical/Medical Genomics IV Session 21 - Virus/Bacteria/ Nematode Genomics Session 22 -  NGS Technologies
(Auditorium 1) (Auditorium 2) (Auditorium 3)
Chair: Dr. Anguraj Sadanandam, ICR, UK Chair: Dr. VB Reddy, SciGenom, India Chair: Dr. Ashok Gopinath, Illumina, India
15:30-15:50 - Dr. Nallasivam Palanisamy, Uni. Michigan, USA - Molecular Classification of Prostate Cancer and the Role of Molecular Pathology in Stratified Medicine 15:30-15:50 - Dr. Milner Kumar, SciGenom, India - Whole genome sequencing and annotation of a nuclear polyhedrosis virus using second and third generation sequencing platforms 15:30-15:50 - Dr. Zora Modrusan, Genentech, USA - Expanding high-throughput NGS applications: from profiling whole tissues to single cell genomics
15:50-16:10 - Dr. Ramprasad VL, MedGenome, India - Genetics of Foveal Hypoplasia 15:50-16:10 - Dr. V. Nagaraja, IISc, India - Topology - Transcription coupling : genomic landscape 15:10-16:30 - Dr. Sriharsa Pradan, NEB, USA - Mapping DNA methylation and hydroxymethylation in mammalian genome
16:10-16:30 - Dr. Sai Yendamuri, American Oncology, India - MicroRNA Biomarkers for Lung Cancer 16:10-16:30 - Dr. Uma Rao, IARI, India - Nematode genomics for new generation management strategies 16:10-16:30 - Dr. Dhinoth Kumar B, SciGenom, India - Next Generation Sequencing and genome editing technologies for advancing biological studies
Session 23 -  Panel Discussion Session 24 - Plant Genomics VI Session 25 - Translational Research/Drug development
(Auditorium 1) (Auditorium 2) (Auditorium 3)
Chair: Dr. Sridevi Hegde Chair: Dr. VLN Reddy Chair: Dr. Ramchand CN, Saksin Lifesciences, India
16:30-17:30 - Genomics and Genetics applications in the clinic - are we there yet ? 16:30-16:50 - Dr. V B Reddy, SciGenom, India - Genome sequencing and analysis of Gossypium arborium and Gossypium herbaceum 16:30-16:50 - Dr. Sadasivan Vidyasagar, Uni of Florida, USA - A functional approach to improve barrier function and decrease inflammation
Panelist: Dr. Ashutosh Gupta,  Dr. Hemalata W Bhatia, Dr. Rekha Gupta, Dr. Pooja Sharma, Dr. Subha Phadke, Dr. Parag Tamhankar,  Dr. Jayesh Sheath, Dr. Fenny Sheath, Dr. Ashwin Dalal, Dr. Sridevi Hegde, Dr. Mitesh Shetty,   Dr. Divya Pachat 16:50-17:10 - Dr. Raman Babu, CIMMYT, India - Genomics-assisted breeding for tropical maize improvement 16:50-17:10 - Dr. Kini Manjunatha, NUS, Singapore - Design and Development of Short and Potent Inhibitors of Thrombin
  17:10-17:30 -  Dr. V. Siva Reddy, ICGEB, India - Use of high throughput transcriptomic and proteomic approaches to understand the genome involved in the cotton fibre cell development 17:10-17:30 - Dr. Jay Fox, Uni. of Virginia, USA - Informatic Approaches to Inform Novel Therapeutics and Therapeutic Intervention
Session 26 - Human Genetics - Keynote (Auditorium 1)
17:30-17:40 - Awards/Introduction (Chair: Sekar Seshagiri, Genentech, USA)  
17:40-18:30 - Dr.  K. Thangaraj, CCMB, India - Complex origin of Indian populations and its profound medical implications
Session 27 - Posters viewing (1st Floor)
18:30-20:00 - Posters Viewing
Entertainment & Dinner
19:00-20:00 - Entertainment
20:00-21:00 - Dinner
19th Nov 2014 -Wednesday  - Day 3
Concurrent Session  I
(Auditorium 1)
Concurrent Session II
(Auditorium 2)
Concurrent Session III
(Auditorium 3)
08:30 - Registration begins  
Poster lightning round  # 1 (Auditorium)
09:00-10:00 - Posters # 41-80 - Chair: Krishnaraj Rajalingam, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
10:00-14:00 - Art Exhibition, Vendor Exhibits and Poster Display
Session 28-Diabetes Genomics - Keynote
10:00 - Awards and Introduction
10:10-11:00 - Dr. V Mohan, MDRF, India - Genomics of Diabetes
11:00-11:30 - Tea Break & Exhibition
Session 29 - Epidemiology/Medical Genomics Session 30 - Cancer Genomics/Signaling Session 31 - Genomics and Proteomics
Chair: Dr. Jeff Wall, UCSF, USA Chair: Dr. Krishnaraj Rajalingam,  Uni. Mainz, Germany Chair: Dr. Akhilesh Pandey , Johns Hopkins, USA
11:30-11:50 - Dr. RM Anjana, MDRF, India -The Diabetes Epidemic in India: Still Spiralling upwards? 11:30-11:50 - Dr. S Mahalingham, IIT-M, India - RASSF signalling and Cancer 11:30-11:50 -  Dr. Utpal Tatu, IISc, India - Genome sequencing to understand parasite evolution
11:50-12:10 - Dr. Andrew Peterson, Genentech, USA - Genomic Approaches to Dissecting Type 2 Diabetes 11:50-12:10 - Dr. Bengt Hallberg, University of Gothenburg, Sweden - A role for ERK5 in the regulation of MYCN expression by ALK in neuroblastoma 11:50-12:10 - Dr. Arkasubhra Ghosh, Narayana Nethralaya, India - Identification of biomarkers for corneal ectasia: scope for clinical translation
12:10-12:30 - Dr. BK Thelma, Delhi Uni., India - Tales of gene discovery- the NGS way 12:10-12:30 - Dr. Volker Doetsch, Goethe University, Germany - P63 and p73 in human cancer 12:10-12:30 - Dr. Harsha Gowda, Institute of Bioinformatics, India  - Digging deeper into the human proteome
12:30-13:30 - Lunch & Exhibitor visit/poster viewing
Session 32- Cancer Genomics Keynote
13:30-13:40 - Awards/Introduction  
13:40-14:30 - Dr. Partha P Majumder, NIBMG, India - Finds from Our Recent Excavations of Oral Cancer Genomes
14:30-15:00 -- Tea Break & poster / Exhibitor visit
Session 33 - Population Genomics Session 34 - Cancer Genomics/Signaling Session 35 - Plant Genomics VII
Chair: Dr. Andrew Peterson, Genentech, USA Chair: Dr. Narayana Raghupathy , Jax lab, USA Chair: Dr. Malali Gowda, CCAMP, India
15:30-15:50 - Dr. Jeff Wall, UCSF, USA - Quantifying the extent of ancient admixture in human history 15:30-15:50 - Dr. Hubert Serve,  Goethe University,  Germany - Targeting Signal Transduction in Acute Myeloid Leukemia  15:30-16:30 -   Dr. P V Shivaprasad, NCBS, India - Epigenetics and small silencing RNAs in plants
15:50-16:10 - Dr. Analabha Basu, NIBMG, India - Population diversity and history of the Indian subcontinent: Uncovering the deeper mosaic of sub-structuring and the intricate network of dispersals 15:50-16:10  - Dr. Akhilesh Pandey, Johns Hopkins, USA - A multi-Omics investigation of a human hematopoietic cell type 15:50-16-10 - Dr. Rohini Sreevathsa, IARI, India - Functional genomics for translational research
16:10-16:30 - Dr Hie Lim Kim, NTU, Singapore - Khoisan hunter-gatherers have been the largest population throughout most of modern human demographic history 16:10-16:30 - Dr. Amit Dutt, ACTREC, India - Integrated Genomic Analysis to Predict Nodal Metastasis in Head and Neck Cancer 16:10-16:30 - Dr. Mukesh Jain, NIPGR, India - Next Generation Genomics: Connecting Genes and (Epi)Genomic Variations to abiotic stress response/adaptation
Session 36 -  Disease Genomics Session 37 - Cancer Drug Discovery Session 38 - Disease Genomics
Chair: Dr. Mitali Mukerji, IGIB, India Chair: Dr. Dineli Wickramasinghe, Amgen, USA Chair: Dr. G Kumaramanickavel, Narayana Nethralaya, India
16:30-16:50 - Dr. Sathish Chandra Girimaji, NIMHANS, India - Whole exome sequencing reveals a novel mutation associated with X-linked Mental Retardation (XLMR) 16:30-16:50 - Dr. Jason Moffat, Univ Toronto, Canada - Genetic tools for cancer target discovery and evaluation 16:30-16:50 - Dr. Deepti Deobagkar, Uni. Pune, India - Transcriptomics (NGS) and genome wide methylation analysis of the normal human fibroblasts and Turner syndrome reveals association of epigenetic processes with Turner phenotypes
16:50-17:10 - Dr Sanjib Sinha, NIMHANS, India. Epilepsy: Indian perspective 16:50-17:10 - Dr. Mallika Singh, Patronus Therapeutics, USA - Targeting therapeutic nodes in cancer 16:50-17:10 - Dr. Priya Chockalingam, Cardiac Wellness Institute, India - Cardiac Channelopathies: A Global Update and an India Perspective
  17:10-17:30 - Dr. Eric Stawiski, Genentech, USA - Spectrum of diverse genomic alterations define non-clear cell renal carcinoma subtypes 17:10-17:30 - Dr. Bhaswar Maity, ILS, India - High throughput Genetic Analysis in Cancer research: Diagnostics to Prognosis
Session 39 - Realtime Genotyping Results, Poster Awards & Conference Wrap-up
17:30-17:45 - VarMap - Realtime Genotyping Results
17:45-17:55 - Poster Awards
17:55-18:00 - Wrap-up

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