MNNIT Allahabad’s Course on Genomics, Personalised Medicine and Ethics [July 31-Aug 11]: Registration Open

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MNNIT genomics personalised medicine ethics course

About 

Genomics and other technologies are playing an important role in health care and are being increasingly used to manage personal health. Advances in genomic and clinical science have created an innovative opportunities to tailor health care to an individual.

Personalized medicine is a strategy based on individual phenotype of profiles rather than the long established ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. It is based on a multidisciplinary approach translating advances in basic science and drug discovery into development of clinical
practice. It has wide implications for public health, preventive interventions and for the rational design of screening programs.

Course Details

The aim of this course is to

  • Introduce to a general audience the concept of “personalized medicine” and the
    impact that our enhanced understanding of the human genome has had on modern clinical practice.
  • The course will also emphasize relationship between genomics and (bio)ethics. The focus will be on the moral problems generated by molecular genomics research, and the development and application of new knowledge in clinical genetics and personalized medicine.
  • In addition, regulatory requirements for personalized medicine and issues such as privacy and informed consent will be covered.
  • Designing customized bioinformatics and statistical solutions for high-throughput sequencing and array data to identify diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic target prediction biomarkers.
  • Genetic alterations resulting in a disease, clonal landscape of diseased cells as well as integrative genomics to assign genomic aberrations into a functional context using disease specific traits as well as public databases (TCGA/ENCODE).
  • Current and emerging genome technologies for clinical and personal applications
  • Genomic approaches for risk assessment, prevention, prognosis, and treatment of complex multifactorial disease states
  • The ethics and regulatory issues involved in application of genomics based strategies to personalized medicine and its impact on health care.

Eligibility:

This course is designed for participants from various backgrounds: researchers working in the field of medicine, bioinformatics, molecular biology, human genetics, biotechnology, biomedical sciences, life sciences, genetics and biology and physicians doing research that has a genetic component professionals working in the pharmaceutical industry, professionals in the areas of ethics, philosophy and theology, and students.

Course Dates:

July 31, 2017- August 11, 2017

Fees:

For your one-time registration at the GIAN Portal click here

  • The participation fees for attending the course is as follows:
    The above fee includes all instructional materials, computer use for tutorials & assignments (if any).
  • Minimum 90% attendance necessary to be eligible for certificate of participation/attendance.
  • Appearing for evaluations/examinations during the course is necessary for certificate of grades in the course.

Contact Details

Dr. Shivesh Sharma, Associate Professor & Head,
Department of Biotechnology,
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad,
Allahabad, U.P., India.
Phone: 91-532-2271232; 91-9005688273
E Mail: shiveshs@mnnit.ac.in; ssnvsharma@gmail.com

For more information, please visit the official link given here.

 

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