PG and Research Department of Biotechnology, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore organized Two day workshop on “NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON NEXT GENERATION SEQUENCING DATA ANALYSIS” at the college premises on 21.12.2017 & 22.12.2017. Dr. R. Subashkumar, Associate Professor and Head in Biotechnologywelcomed the gathering, Chief Executive Officer Dr. V. Chinnusamy, presided over the function.
The workshop ensured the participants with an understanding of the technical aspects of data acquisition, and an introduction to tools for data analysis. Identifying the "hot-spot" regions critical to protein interaction, which might be attractive drug target for preventing or disrupting aggregates and hence for prevention or treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. Workshop also provided an overview of various computational methods that have different functional genomics data sets to identify molecular signatures that can be used to predict prognostic outcome for various human cancers.
Training sessions handled by the resource persons
Session I: Application of NGS - Meenakshi Sundaram Balasubramaniam Department of Geriatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
Session II: Application of genominformatics in cancer - VivekChandra Mohan Dept. of Biotechnology, Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur-572103, Karnataka
Session III: Molecular Dynamics of Alzheimer’s - Shashi Kumar, Merck KGaA, Chennai
About 30 participants including Students, Research Scholars and Faculty Members have benefited out of this workshop. Workshop was organized by Dr. S.Rathish Kumar., Assistant Professor in Biotechnology, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore.