SGRF Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 to Dr Partha Majumder, NIBMG, Kalyani, India.
SGRF Excellence in Science Award to Dr. K. Thangaraj, CCMB , Hyderabad .
Bhubaneswar: The 7th Annual International Conference on NextGen Genomics, Biology, Bioinformatics and Technologies (NTBT), organized by SciGenom Research Foundation(SGRF), concluded here on Wednesday.
The Conference featured exciting developments in genomics technologies and their applications in life sciences including human, plant and animal biology, drug discovery, cancer immunology, genome engineering using CRISPR/CAS9, medical applications and personalized therapy. Featuring accomplished national and international speakers, thinkers and thought leaders that shape the course of scientific discovery, the Conference saw about 80 talks and 13 keynote lectures delivered. Speakers and delegates representing leading universities and research institutions from India and abroad were at the meeting.
“There have been many exciting developments in genomics technologies and their applications and this year’s Conference continues to be an eye opener to the possibilities that the field of Genomics can offer”, said NGBT Conference chairman, Dr Sekar Seshagiri.
SGRF Trustee Sam Santhosh said, “ It’s a great forum to connect, explore collaborations and discuss on exciting developments in the field of genomics. We are confident that the conversations on Genomic applications in life sciences including human, plant and animal biology, drug discovery, cancer immunology, genome engineering, medical applications and personalized therapy will go a long way in creating real value solutions.”
The co-hosts for this edition of the NGBT Conference were the Centre for the Commercialization of Antibodies and Biologics (CCAB); Toronto Recombinant Antibody Centre (TRAC), Toronto, Canada; Institute of Bioinformatics (IOB), Bengaluru; National Institute of Science, Education and Research, Odisha; and Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology University (KIIT), Odisha.
Genome Asia 100K served as knowledge partner for the Conference. It in collaboration with the Canadian Journal of Biotechnology indexed the student abstract and sponsored the poster awards. AllSeq and ETHealthworld were NGBT’s online media partners. The Conference also featured industry leaders from Illumina, MedGenome, Premas, Agrigenome, FeatherSoft, PacBio, ILS, Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT), Nanostring, Agena, New England BioLabs, MagGenome, KSIDC, Agilent and other leading organizations.
At the meeting, SGRF presented the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr Partha Majumder, NIBMG, Kalyani, India. Dr. K. Thangaraj, CCMB Hyderabad was awarded the 2017 SGRF Excellence in Science Award. They both have done pioneering work in the field of human genomics. SGRF awarded scholarships and travel awards to 140 students to enable their participation at the meeting. SGRF also announced the winners of its 2017 Genomics Project Grants at the meeting.