FDP on Functional Genomics and Proteomics

The Third module of Faculty Development Programmes at Institute of Science was a Workshop on Functional Genomics and Proteomics which was held during 9th - 10th February 2016 and was coordinated by Dr. Heena Dave. The primary objective of the workshop was to provide a forum to educate faculty members with the latest developments in one of the fastest growing field of Genomics and Proteomics and their applications in the various diseases. It was intended to keep faculty members abreast with the recent developments in Genomics and proteomics and sharpen the edge in research as well as teaching-learning process. It was attended by faculty members of Institute of Science, Nirma University, Ganpat University and Ph.D. students.

A series of lectures were delivered by renowned scientists of India. Dr. Kartiki Desai, NIBMG, Kolkata delivered a talk on ‘Integration of genome wide platforms for personalized treatment of Breast Cancer’. Dr. Uttpal Tatu, IISc, Banglore, shared his experience on ‘Genomic and Proteomic approaches to study neglected diseases’. Dr. Sanjeeva Srivastava, IIT, Mumbai delivered a talk on ‘Basics of Proteomics: Protein microarrays for the autoantibody biomarker screening in brain tumour patients’. Ms. Savita Bhosekar, Thermofisher - Life Technologies, covered two applications on ‘Real Time PCR’ and ‘Next Generation Sequencing’. Ms. Niyati Dave, Bio-Rad, explained about ‘Simplified cell sorting with high performance and sensitivity’ and benefits of ‘Digital Genomics within Nano Drops (ddPCR)’. Mr. Osama Sait, Bio-Rad delivered lectures on ‘Changes for better quality in Western blotting world’ and ‘Stain-free gel technology and beyond’.