Conference Program

Meeting will begin on Sep 30th, 2019 at 8:00 am and end on Oct 2nd, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Program- V20 (Updated 29th Sept 2019)

2019 NGBT Program

30th Sep 2019 - Monday - Day 1
08:00 - Registration Open
09:15-09:45- Conference Inauguration & Host Introductions - Chair: Dr. Sekar Seshagiri
Session - 01 - SGRF Awards lectures [Ballroom]
Chair: Dr Sekar Seshagiri
09:45-10:15 - Keynote lecture 01 - Dr. Gagandeep Kang, CMC Vellore, India. The Value of Human Infection Studies in Vaccine Development
10:15-10:45 - Keynote lecture 02 - Dr. John Kuriyan, UC Berkeley, USA. Structural Analysis of the Activation of B-Raf Kinase
10:45-11:15 - Keynote lecture 03 - Dr. Jon Pines, Institute of Cancer Research: Royal Cancer Hospital, UK. Cyclin B1 and the Spindle Assembly Checkpoint: a 15 year odyssey.
11:15-11:30 - Break
Session 02 - Keynote Lectures
Chair: Dr Krishna Rajalingam
Session 03 - Genomics of Spices, Aromatic and Medicinal Plants
Chair: Dr George Thomas
11:30-11:50 - Keynote lecture 04 - Dr. Andrew Peterson, Medgenome Inc, USA. Characterization of 10,000 South Asian genomes to decipher genome and population structure and to improve the effectiveness of disease association studies 11:30-11:45 - Talk 08 - Dr. Sowdhamini R, NCBS, Bangalore, India. Protein domain superfamilies in the herbal plant Tulsi
11:50-12:10 - Keynote lecture 05 - Dr. Dev Sidhu, Uni of Toronto, Canada. From Systems Biology to Systems Biologics 11:45-12:00 - Talk 09 - Dr. V. B. Reddy, AgriGenome, India. The Genome of Cardamom provides insight into the evolution of bioactive compounds involved in its fragrances and medicinal properties
12:10-12:30 - Keynote lecture 06 - Dr. Hans Jorg Schild, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, Germany. Regulatory levels in control of DC function and induction of specific immunity 12:00-12:15 - Talk 10 - Dr. Kantipudi Nirmal Babu, Indian Institute of Spices Research (IISR), India. Spices genomics: Current status and future needs
12:30-12:50 - Keynote lecture 07 - Dr. Kannegati Thirumala-Devi, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA. Targeting the inflammasome for the treatment of inflammatory and infectious diseases 12:15-12:30 - Talk 11 - Dr. Ajit Kumar Shasany, CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, India. Genomics for Metabolic Pathways for synthetic Biology vs Chemical synthesis 12:30-12:45 - Talk 12 - Dr. R. Nagaraja Reddy, ICAR-Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research, India. Isabgolomics: Where we are, where does it lead to ?
12:50-14:00 Lunch Break
Session 04: 1:15-1:45 - Lunch and Learn - Career Connections
13:15-13:45- Ms. Kavitha Harish, Cognizant technology solutions, India. A fork in the road: Reflections on a transformative journey
Session 05- Clinical Genomics
[Salcette 1&2]
Chair: Dr. Ramprasad V. L.
Session 06 -Technology development
Dr. Sameer Phalke
Session 07- Technology/Single cell genomics/ Gene editing
Chair: Dr. Mallika Singh
14:00-14:20 - Talk 13 - Dr. Shrikant Mane, Yale University School of Medicine, USA. Genomic Approaches to Tackle Undiagnosed Diseases 14:00-14:20 - Talk 17 - Dr. Thamaraikannan Paramasivam, Perkin Elmer, India. Extraction to Analysis- NGS workflow Solutions from PerkinElmer 14:00-14:20 - Talk 21 - Dr. Merone Roose-Girma, Genentech USA. Capitalizing on Novel CRISPR/Cas9 Approaches to Generate Genetically Engineered Mouse Models
14:20-14:40 - Talk 14 - Dr. Babu Rao V, National Institute of Immunohaematology, India. Molecular characterization of Fanconi anemia using next-generation sequencing 14:20-14:40 - Talk 18 - Dr. Naveen Ramalingam, Fluidigm Corporation USA. A nanoscale automated workflow solution for full-length mRNA NGS library preparation 14:20-14:40 - Talk 22 - Dr. Zora Modrusan, Genentech, USA. Development and utility of novel single cell sequencing approaches
14:40-15:00 - Talk 15 - Dr. Kavita Venkatraman, NUS, Singapore. Deteriorating glycemic control in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus: genetic correlates and clinical outcomes. 14:40-15:00 - Talk 19 - Dr. Anuj gupta, Agilent, India. An Introduction to Agilent Genomics Workflow Solutions for Germline and Oncology Applications14:40-15:00 - Talk 23 - Dr. Savita Jayaram, Medgenome, India. Combined single-cell gene expression and TCR profiling reveals the phenotype of clonally amplified T cells to predict tumor immunogenicity
15:00-15:20 - Talk 16 - Dr. Hilary Martin, Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK. Quantifying genetic architecture in over 10,000 exome-sequenced developmental disorder patients15:00-15:20 - Talk 20 - Dr. John Picuri, Illumina, USA. Unlocking the Power of the Genome: Illumina Technology and The Future of Genomics 15:00-15:20 - Talk 24 - Ms. Yong Qui, MGI Tech Co., Ltd, India. From Sample to Report: MGI’s DNBSEQ™ Clinical Whole Solutions
15:20-15:30 Break
Session 08- Cell Biology, Immunology and Signaling
[Salcette 1&2]
Chair: Dr. Sekar Seshagiri
Session 09 - Metagenomics and communicable diseases
Chair: Dr. Boney Kuriokose
15:30-15:50 - Major Talk 25 - Dr. Sanjay Joshi, Indsutry CTO, Healthcare and Life Sciences at Dell EMC, USA. Best practices for clinical studies of the microbiome: a time-series machine learning approach to causal inference15:30-15:50 - Talk 28 - Dr. Yogesh Shouche, NCCS, India - A glimpse in the diversity of human microbiome in India
15:50-16:10 - Major Talk 26 - Dr. Andrey Shaw, Genentech, USA. High Precision Transcriptome Profiling of the Kidney Glomerulus Identifies Key Cell Types and Elucidates Cellular Responses to Injury15:50-16:05 - Talk 29 - Dr. Vineet K Sharma, IISER, Bhopal, India. Indian gut and scalp microbiomes revealed through multiomics approaches
16:10-16:30 - Major Talk 27 - Dr. Domagoj Vucic, Genentech, USA. Regulation of Inflammatory Cell Death Signaling by RIP Kinases16:05-16:20 - Talk 30 - Dr. Niyaz Ahmed, International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh. Modern insights in to enteric disease outbreaks in the Bengal region: seasonality, conflict and climate change
16:20-16:35 - Talk 31 - Dr. Fred Fellouse, Uni of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. Synthetic antibodies to identify neutralizing epitopes against East Coast fever
16:35-16:50 - Break
Session - 10 - Keynote Letures [Ballroom]
Chair: Dr. Sekar Seshagiri
16:50-17:15 - Keynote lecture 32 - Dr. Steve Turner, PacBio, USA. The End of the Beginning-- reflections on the 19 years of PacBio
17:15-17:40 - Keynote lecture 33 - Dr. Joe Beechem, Nanostring, USA. The Spatial Biology Revolution: development of spatially resolved technologies with unlimited multiplexing of RNA and Proteins for biobanked (FFPE) tissue samples (Digital Spatial Profiling, DSP)
17:40-18:00 - Keynote lecture 34 - Mr. James Brayer - Oxford Nanopore Technologies, USA.Overview of recent advances in Nanopore Sequencing and the applications it is enabling
18:00-18:15 - Keynote lecture 35 - Dr. Mike Lucero, 10X Genomics, USA. Accelerating biology: 10x Genomics products and vision
Session - 11- Special Letures [Ballroom]
Chair: Dr. Sekar Seshagiri/Dr. K. K. Narayanan/ Dr. Vishva Dixit
18:20-18:45 - Special Talk 36 - Dr. K. V. Prabhu, PPVFR Authority, India. IP Protection on Plants Produced through Genetic Engineering and Genomics in India
18:45-19:10 - Special Talk 37 - Dr. Ursula Weiss, Nature, UK. Science publishing – behind the scenes at Nature
Session 12 - Posters [Seaside lawn]
19:10-20:30 - Poster Viewing # 1-110
1st Oct 2019 - Tuesday - Day 2
08:30 - Registration Open
08:00-09:00 - Session 13- Poster competition presentations
09:00-09:15- Mumbai Movie
Session 14 - Keynote lectures [Ballroom]
Chair: Dr. Sekar Seshagiri
09:30-10:00 - Keynote lecture 38 - Dr. Sunil Badve, Indiana School of Medicine, USA. Prognostic and Predictive factors in breast cancer
10:00-10:30 - Keynote lecture 39 - Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan, Univ of Michigan, USA. The Fast, Furious, and Loud: The Role of FoxA1 in Prostate Cancer Progression
10:30-11:00 - Keynote lecture 40 - Dr. Vishva Dixit, Genentech, USA. Unexpected Cross talk between Major Death Pathways
11:00-11:15: Short break
Session 15 - Cancer Genomics
[Salcette 1&2]
Chair: Dr. Amit Dutt
Session 16 - Crop Genomics and Bioinformatics
Chair: Prof P. K. Gupta
11:15-11:35 - Major Talk 41 - Dr. Katherine A. Hoadley, UNC School of Medicine, USA. TCGA pancancer integrated molecular classifications 11:15-11:30 - Talk 45 - Dr. M. S. Sheshshayee, University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bangalore, India. Is Finger millet a potential food grain crop for food and nutrient security? Generation of genomics resources and trait values to improve yield and Bioavailability
11:35-11:55 - Major Talk 42 - Dr. Kumar Prabash, TMH, Mumbai, India. EGFR mutations in lung cancer- how far have we reached. 11:30-11:45 - Talk 46 - Dr. Boney Kuriakose, Agrigenome, India. Employing CRISPR/Cas9 for editing genomes of plants: Trait alterations achieved in rice and tomato.
11:55-12:15 - Major Talk 43 - Dr. Anton Wellstein, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University, Washingtn DC, USA . Impact of intratumoral clonal heterogeneity on phenotype and drug response 11:45-12:00 - Talk 47- Dr. Nagesh Kancharla, Reliance Industries Limited, India. De Novo sequencing and hybrid assembly of biofuel crop Jatropha curcas L: Insights on gene annotation, comparative genomics and transcriptome analysis with identification of quantitative trait loci for geminivirus resistance
12:15-12:40 - Major Talk 44 - Dr. Sudeep Gupta, ACTREC, India. The Peri-Operative Window of Opportunity 12:00-12:15 - Talk 48 - Dr. Lambodar Behera, ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, India. Genome-wide association mapping to identify novel QTLs for grain yield under reproductive stage drought stress in rice (Oryza sativa L.)
12:15-12:30 - Talk 49 - Dr. Mukesh Jain, JNU, India. Long non-coding RNAs: A novel prediction tool and regulatory aspects in plants
12:30-12:40 - Discussion
12:40-14:00 Lunch Break
Session 17: 13:15-13:45 - Art meets Science: Art Exhibition inaugaration by Ms. Rupika Chawla
Session 18- Cancer Biology
[Salcette 1&2]
Chair: Dr. Volker Dotsch
Session 19- Human diseases/personalized medicine
Chair: Dr. Arka Ghosh
Session 20 - Next-Generation Plant Breeding
Chari: Prof. Deepak Pental
14:00-14:15 - Talk 50 - Dr. Anwesha Dey, Genentech, USA. Hippo pathway deregulation in cancers 14:00-14:15 - Talk 54 - Dr. Srini Subramanian, The Scripps Research Institute, USA. Super Resolution Translatome Reveals Ribosome Stalling in Neurodegenerative Disease 14:00-14:15 - Talk 58 - Dr. Akshay Pradhan, Delhi University, South Campus, India. Application of genomics in trait breeding of oilseed mustard (Brassica juncea)
14:15-14:30 - Talk 51 - Dr. Anguraj Sadanandam, The Institute of Cancer Research, UK. When and Where to Divide to Conquer: Personalised Cancer Therapy using Integrative Biology Approach 14:15-14:30 - Talk 55 - Dr. Vidita Vaidya, TIFR, India. Serotonin boosts neuronal powerplants protecting against stress 14:15-14:30 - Talk 59 - Dr. A. K. Singh, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India. Nextgen breeding for development of climate smart basmati rice varieties
14:30-14:45 - Talk 52 - Dr. Yesim Gokmen-Polar, Indiana University, USA. Transcriptomics to decipher the mechanisms of endocrine resistance in breast cancer 14:30-14:45 - Talk 56 - Dr. Harsha Gowda, QIMR, Brisbane, Australia. Proteogenomic landscape of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma 14:30-14:45 - Talk 60 - Dr. Suren Tikoo, Tierra Seed Science Pvt Ltd, India. Advances in Technologies Offer Best Opportunity to Unlock New Traits From Interspecific (Crop Wild Relatives) and Infraspecific m, Precisely and Quickly.
14:45-15:00 - Talk 53 - Dr. Ray Ong, Thermo Fisher, Singapore. Enhance Clinical Decision for Cancer Patients – with Next Generation Sequencing 14:45-15:00 - Talk 57 - Mr. Akhil Gupta, Genes2me pvt ltd, India. New Era of Personalized Genomics with Exome Sequencing and Personalized Medicine! 14:45-15:00 - Talk 61 - Dr. Vai Ramanathan, Metahelix Life Sciences Ltd, India. Novel Technology for Rice Blastolerance
15:00-15:20 Break
Session 21 - Disease biology
[Salcette 1&2]
Chair: Dr. Domagoj Vucic
Session 22 - Next-Generation Plant Breeding
Chair: Prof. Deepak Pental
15:20-15:40 - Major Talk 62 - Dr. Sridhar Sivasubbu, IGIB, India. A Decade of Genomics in India - Implications in Diagnosis and Prevention of Inherited Diseases 15:20-15:35 - Talk 65 - Dr. Sudhakar D, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), India. Genome Editing for Trait Improvement in Rice
15:40-16:00 - Major Talk 63 - Dr. Ramprasad V.L., Medgenome Labs, India. Spit-Seq: Whole genome Sequencing approach for rapid detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and comprehensive detection of drug resistance mutations from direct sputum sequencing 15:35-15:50 - Talk 66 - Dr. Paresh Verma, Bioseed Research India Pvt Ltd, India. NBTs: Opportunities and Challenges in India
16:00-16:20 - Major Talk 64 - Dr. Volker Dotsch, University of Frankfurt, Germany. p63 sets the threshold for induction of apoptosis using a kinetically encoded 'doorbell-like' mechanism. 15:50-16:05 - Talk 67 - Dr. Manoj Prasad, National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), India. Engineering abiotic stress tolerance in plants: A study on SisHSP27 of foxtail millet (Setaria italica L.)
16:05-16:20 - Discussion
16:20-16:30 - Break
Session 23 - Keynote Letures [Ballroom]
Chair: Dr. K. K. Narayanan
6:30-16:50 - Keynote lecture 68 - Dr. Arjula Reddy, Professor Emeritus, Uni of Hyderabad. Dynamic plant genomes
Session 24 - SGRF Awards lecture
Chair: Dr. K. K. Narayanan and Dr. Krishna Rajalingam
16:50-17:10 - Keynote lecture 69 - Dr. Pushpendra Kumar Gupta, Meerut University, India. Transcriptomics and Epigenomics of Host-Pathogen Interactions
17:10:17:35 - Keynote lecture 70 - Dr. Vivek Malhotra, CRG, Spain. Building a machine for secretion of bulky collagens from endoplasmic reticulum
Session 25 - Author Talk
Chair: Dr. Sekar Seshagiri
17:45-18:15 - Author Talk 71 - Mr. Navin Chawla, Former Chief Election Commissioner of India. Every vote counts: The story of India’s election
Session 26 - Posters [Seaside lawn]
18:15-19:30 - Poster Viewing # 111-210
Book signing by Mr. Navin Chawla
19:45 - 20:30 cultural program
Conference Dinner
2nd Oct 2019 - Wednesday - Day 3
08:30 - Registration begins
08:00-09:00 - Session 27 - Poster competition presentations
Session - 28 - Keynote lectures [Ballroom]
Chair: Dr. Vishva Dixit/Dr. Sekar Seshagiri
09:30-10:00 - Keynote lecture 72 - Dr. K. J. Patel, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, UK. From Gin and tonics to formalin pots - how simple aldehydes impact human health
10:00-10:30 - Keynote lecture 73 - Dr. Ivan Dikic, Goethe University, Germany. Bacterial Infection and Unconventional Serine Ubiquitination
10:30-11:00 - Keynote lecture 74 - Dr. Steve Michnick, Uni of Montreal, Canada. Mapping genetic and environmental origins of disease traits to molecular mechanisms
11:00-11:30 - Keynote lecture 75 - Dr. Stephan Schuster, NTU, Singapore. Air microbiome: A missing eco-system?
11:30-11:45: Short break
Session 29 - Precision Medicine
Chair: Dr. Anwesha Dey
Session 30 - Genome regulation & Precision medicine
Chair: Dr. Rakesh Mishra
11:45-12:05 - Major Talk 76 - Dr. Connie R. Jimenez, VU University Medical Center, Netherlands. Clinical (phospho)proteomics for precision medicine11:45-12:00 - Talk 79 - Dr. Deepti Deobagkar, Pune University, India. High throughput NGS analysis reveals that micro RNAs and DNA methylation are important epigenetic players in human cells with altered X chromosome to autosome balance
12:05-12:25 - Major Talk 77 - Dr. Amit Dutt, ACTREC, India. ERBB2 and KRAS Alterations Mediate Response to EGFR Inhibitors in Early Stage Gallbladder Cancer12:00-12:15 - Talk 80 - Dr. Kundan Sengupta, IISER Pune, India. Impact of mechanical signals on genome organization and transcription
12:25-12:45 - Major Talk 78 - Dr. Aakrosh Ratan, Center for Public Health Genomics, University of Virginia, USA. Molecular subtyping using nonnegative matrix tri-factorization12:15-12:30 - Talk 81 - Dr. Vidur Mahajan, Mahajan Imaging, Delhi, India. Merging Imaging and Genomics - The Future of Advanced Diagnostics
12:45-14:00 Lunch Break
Session 31 - Lunch and Learn : Science meets Art
13:15-13:45- Ms. Rupika Chawla, India.
Session 32-Cancer Genomics
[Salcette 1&2]
Chair: Dr. Harsha Gowda
Session 33- Genomics/Venom biology
Chair: Dr. Vidita Vaidya
Session 34- Population Genomics
Chair: Dr. Andrew Peterson
14:00-14:15 - Talk 82 - Dr. Santosh Dixit, Centre for Translational Cancer Research (CTCR) India. Germline Mutational Profiling in Triple Negative Breast Cancers: Experiences from a Single Institutional Indian Cohort14:00-14:15 - Talk 86 - Dr. Kalpana Pai, Pune University, India. Comparative genomic study of clinical and field isolate of Leishmania donovani14:00-14:15 - Talk 90 - Dr. Jeff Wall, University of California San Francisco, USA. Recent population history inferred from more than 5,000 high-coverage South Asian genomes
14:15-14:30 - Talk 83 - Dr. Sushmita Jha, IIT Jodhpur, India. Differential Expression Profile of NLRs and AIM2 in Glioma: Identification and correlation of NLRP12 as a possible prognostic marker14:15-14:30 - Talk 87 - Dr. Shamitha Vodithala, Kakatiya University, India. Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) in populations of Indian Tropical Tasar Silkworm14:15-14:30 - Talk 91 - Dr. Analabha Basu, NIBMG, India. Population diversity of Austroasiatic speakers: Complex substructure, multiple admixture and intricate layered network of dispersal
14:30-14:45 - Talk 84 - Dr. Jyotsna Batra, Translational Research Institute Pty Ltd (QUT) Australia. A functional PSA prostate cancer susceptibility genetic variant confers both reduced and aggressive cancer risk14:30-14:45 - Talk 88 - Dr. P. N. Krishnan, Malabar Botanical Garden and institute for Plant Sciences, Kozhikode, India. Validation of anti-cobra venom activity in Aristolochia indica L.14:30-14:45 - Talk 92 - Dr. Swarkar Sharma, University of Jammu, India. Y chromosomal and mitochondrial DNA diversity in Jammu and Kashmir-India questions Aryan Invasion hypothesis
14:45-15:00 - Talk 85 - Dr. Nikhil Patkar, Tata memorial center, Mumbai, India. Cutting edge affordable next generation molecular oncology diagnostics for Indian patients.14:45-15:00 - Talk 89 - Dr. Shirin Ahmadi, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark. Engineering broadly neutralizing human antibody fragments against cytotoxins from different cobras14:45-15:00 - Talk 93 - Dr. Rakesh K. Mishra, CCMB, India. Patterns of microsatellite distribution, phylogenetic relationships and evolution of complexity
15:00-15:15 Break
Session - 35 Panel Discussion
Chair: Dr. K. K. Narayanan/Dr. Sekar Seshagiri
15:15-16:00 - Panel Discussion - Leveraging Molecular Tools for Crop Improvement - Models for Public-Private Partnerships: Moderator: K. K. Narayanan (Agriculture). Panelist: Dr. Deepak Pental, Dr. George Thomas, Dr. Arjula Reddy, Dr. SR Rao, Dr. Paresh Verma, Dr. Suren Tikoo, Mr. Sam Santhosh
Session - 36 SGRF Award Lecture
Chair: Dr. K. K. Narayanan
16:00-16:25 - Keynote lecture 94 - Dr. Deepak Pental, University of Delhi, India. Assuring the best planting material for the farmers should be a national and global imperative
Session 37 - Keynote lecture
Chair: Dr. Arjula Reddy
16:25-16:50 - Keynote lecture 95 - Dr. K. K. Narayanan, Tata Metahelix, India. Future of Farming
Session 38 - Sepcial lecture
Chair: Dr. Sekar Seshagiri
16:50-17:00 - Keynote lecture 96 - Dr. Anand Deshpande, Persistent systems, Pune, India. The need for an Indian Cancer Genome Atlas Project
Session 39 - Sepcial lecture:Venom to Drugs
Chair: Dr. Sekar Seshagiri
17:00-17:40 - Keynote lecture 97 - Dr. Zoltan Takacs, ToxinTech, New York, USA. Deadliest Lifesavers - Therapeutic potential of animal venoms
Closing ceremony
Chair: Dr. Sekar Seshagiri & Dr. Krishna Rajalingam

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