Department of Biotechnology, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India organized One day International Seminar on Advances in Genomics and Proteomics “(AGP –2018)” on 07.08.2017 at the college premises. The welcome address was given by Dr. V. Bhuvaneshwari, Assistant Professor and Head, PG and Research Department of Biotechnology, KASC, the presidential address was given by Dr. C.A. Vasuki, Secretary and Director, KASC. Dr. V. Balasubramaniam, Principal, KASC and Dr. V. Chinnusamy, Chief Executive officer, KASC felicitated the gathering. The theme of the programme was given by the Organizer Dr. P. Senthil kumar, Assistant Professor in Biotechnology, KASC. Dr. Vignesh Ramesh, Post Doctoral Scientist, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA, took on the first session on the topic “Integrative Functional Genomics analysis reveals distinct molecular mechanistic features of Hepatocellular carcinoma’’.
The importance of “Genes, Proteins and Diseases” was highlighted by Dr. R. Sivasamy, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics and Molecular biology, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. The final session was taken over by Dr .R. Kannan, Associate Professor, Department of Botany, N.G.M. College, Pollachi, Coimbatore, on the topic “Proteomics and Herbal Drug Discovery”. The Seminar concluded with the Poster Presentation competition by the participating students on various topics related to Genomics and Proteomics. The best of the posters were selected by the Jury and were given prizes. Vote of thanks proposed by the organizer Dr. G. Anbarasi, Assistant Professor in Biotechnology, KASC. About 500 international and national participants got benefited out of this International Seminar. Dr. P. Senthil kumar and Dr. G. Anbarasi, Assistant Professors, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, organized this International seminar.