National Symposium on Future of Functional Genomics

October 13, 2017 to October 14, 2017 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Recent advancements in DNA sequencing have made enormous contributions to understanding the biology of life forms. Reduced cost and increased speed of DNA sequencing have led to rapid growth of genomics. Functional significance of genomic elements (genes, RNA, proteins, small molecules and phenotype) are still being unravelled in each organism. India being a country having the richest biodiversity hotspots in the world, there is huge scope to decode genomes, understand and harness the biodiversity heritage through functional genomics. Transdisciplinary genomics has made phenomenal discoveries in the biological sciences since last decade. To foster transdisciplinary dialogues in functional genomics, TDU is organizing a two day “National Symposium on Future of Functional Genomics” by networking with scientists across India.


October 13th-14th, 2017.


  • Brainstorming the future of functional genomics
  • Evolving national network projects
  • Training and capitalizing human resources in India to carry out big data research


  • Advances in functional genomic technologies
  • Applications of functional genomics in medicine, agriculture and environment
  • Big data and bioinformatics

Programme & Speakers

Day 1
Mitali Mukherjee

Mitali Mukherjee Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology

Ayurveda and Traditional Medicine
Title of the Talk: Ayurgenomics for an integrative approach towards precision medicine
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Keshava Prasad

Keshava Prasad Yenepoya University

Title of the Talk: Functional proteometabolomics approaches to discover biomolecular networks
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Srikrishna Subramanian

Srikrishna Subramanian Institute of Microbial Technology

Title of the Talk: The long and the short of microbial genomics and metagenomics
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Thangaraj K

Thangaraj K The Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology

Human Population
Title of the Talk: Burden of recessive diseases in South Asia: population and genomic perspectives
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Balakrishna Pisupati

Balakrishna Pisupati TransDisciplinary University

Policy and regulations
Title of the Talk: Emerging Paradigm in policy regulation in genomics
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Malali Gowda

Malali Gowda TransDisciplinary University

Title of the Talk: Culturomics of microbiome identified limonoids from neem endophytes
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Dinesh A Nagegowda

Dinesh A Nagegowda Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

Title of the Talk: Genomics-based exploration of specialized metabolism in medicinal and aromatic plants
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Sanjay Ghosh

Sanjay Ghosh Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology

Title of the Talk: Knockdown of long non-coding RNAs by CRISPR interference
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Lekha T Pazhamala

Lekha T Pazhamala International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics

Title of the Talk: Next generation sequencing based transcriptomic studies for pigeonpea improvement
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Arun Kumar K P

Arun Kumar K P Centre for DNA Fingerprinting & Diagnostics

Title of the Talk: Molecular basis of polyphagy and insecticide resistance in agriculture pests
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Upendra Nongthomba

Upendra Nongthomba Indian Institute of Science

Title of the Talk: Functional genomics using small non mammalian model organisms, Danio and Drosophila
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Sheshshayee M S

Sheshshayee M S University of Agricultural Sciences

Title of the Talk: Stable isotopes as powerful surrogates for phenotyping drought adaptive traits: Case study of developing Rice cultivar for semi-irrigated aerobic cultivation
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Reety Arora

Reety Arora National Centre for Biological Sciences

Title of the Talk: Merkel cell polyomavirus – a functional genomics success story
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Ramesha K P

Ramesha K P National Dairy Research Institute

Title of the Talk: Whey proteome variation at different stages of lactation in Maland Gidda (Bos indicus) – dwarf cattle of Western Ghats, India
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Day 2
Sateesh K S

Sateesh K S TransDisciplinary University

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Shivaram K R

Shivaram K R Curl Analytics

Title of the Talk: Gene Mapping by sequencing analysis
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Sreejayan Nambiar

Sreejayan Nambiar ion Torrent

Title of the Talk: Ion Torrent: Semiconductor based Next Generation Sequencing technology-Introduction and Applications
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Avid Hussain

Avid Hussain Agilent Technologies

Title of the Talk: Agilent Technologies: One stop solution for Genomics Research
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Abhishek Singh

Abhishek Singh Premas Life Sciences

Title of the Talk: Next Generation Sequencing: Pushing The Envelope.
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Anantharamanan Rajamani

Anantharamanan Rajamani Rubber Rsesearch Institute of India

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Last Date for Registration: 10th October 2017

Registration can also be done on the date at the venue.

Program Category Amount (Rs)
Symposium Student 500
PhD Scholars and Post-Doc Fellows 1500
Faculty 3000
Symposium and Workshop Workshop (NGS and Bioinformatics) 5000

Participants attending Symposium+Workshop need to pay only the Workshop fees.

Payments are accepted via NEFT and Demand Draft.

The Demand Draft should be in favor of “ITD-HST” and payable at Bengaluru.

Postal Address:

TransDisciplinary University, #74/2,
Jarakabande Kaval, Post Attur via Yelahanka,
Bengaluru – 560064

For NEFT, please add “ITD-HST General Fund” as beneficiary.

Account Name: ITD-HST General Fund
Account Number: 0694104000134705
Bank Details: IDBI Bank, Yelahanka New Town, Bengaluru-560064
IFSC: IBKL0000694, MICR: 560259014

For further details, please refer the brochure as below.

To register, CLICK HERE

Organizing Committee Members

  • Dr. Malali Gowda, Convener
  • Dr. Sheetal Ambardhar, Secretary
  • Dr. Pavithra N, Member
  • Dr. C N Vishnu Prasad, Member
  • Dr. Hita Unnikrishnan, Member
  • Dr. Venu Seenappa, Member
  • Dr. Mohana Kumar Patel, Member
  • Mr. Vidyashankar, Member
  • Ms. Ashalatha K L, Member
  • Mr. Ravindra Raut, Member


TransDisciplinary University,
74/2, Jarakabande Kaval,
Post Attur via Yelahanka
Bengaluru – 560064
Phone: +91 80 28568000/01/02/03
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