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 organized a two day “National Symposium on Future of Functional Genomics” by networking with scientists across India.
October 13th-14th, 2017.
“The experience of two day symposium cum workshop was memorable and very very effective. The capsule of information generated in the areas of omics was wonderful. Programme was highly satisfactory. Hope next year it will be further excellent.”
– Dr. D. N. Das, Principal Scientist (Animal Genetics & Breeding), Dairy Production Section, ICAR National Dairy Research Institute.
“Got some new ideas related to functional genomics. NGS demo by company persons was excellent… but overall time schedule was too tight…”
– Lekshmi K. Edison, Research Scholar, Microbiology Division, Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Trivandrum.
“First of all, my sincere thanks to the organizers of the “National Symposium on Functional Genomics and NGS workshop”. Integration of Genomics symposium and NGS workshop is an innovative approach which has enlighten us about both current advancements and future scopes of the emerging genomics research with diversified applications in the areas of Life Sciences and Health sciences. The NGS workshop which was a part of the symposium has provided us a clear picture about different NGS platforms and technologies such as Illumina, Ion-torrent, Nanopore, Agilent etc. and their applications in the genomics research. I congratulate the organizers and request them to organize this event in the coming years.”
– Syed Fazil Ahamed, PhD student, Division of Infectious Diseases, St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore.
“This Symposium was beautifully executed to bring together research & practice happening in the field of functional genomics. Presentations which gave ideas of using the genomic data in interdisciplinary areas of life-science, Ayurveda, Dairy etc. were very interesting. I appreciated the panel discussion for future works needs to be done in the field of plant, animal, microbiology and technology. Workshop of genomic data analysis was good & nicely executed. I hope next time the workshop will be more of advance level to analyse genomic data.”
– Pramod Purohit, Bioinformatician, Namdhari Seeds Pvt. Ltd.