Cytogenetics is still a gold standard technique to identify the numerical and structural chromosomal abnormalities in this era of next generation sequencing. It provides a low resolution, whole image, of the entire genome. The resolution has improved through the advent of molecular cytogenetic techniques.
Molecular cytogenetics has become a powerful diagnostics tool in the identification of genomic rearrangements which are difficult to be diagnosed by conventional cytogenetics. Especially Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and microarray CGH. FISH is extensively used in the diagnosis of both pre/postnatal cases as well as for diagnosis of certain cancers, microdeletion syndromes etc.
The aim of this workshop is to provide an introduction to methods and hands-on experience for the diagnosis of chromosomal disorders in cytogenetics, FISH and microarray analyses.
Chromosomal abnormalities, Principle of FISH and its applications in human disorders, Types of probes involved in the detection of microdeletion syndromes and structural rearrangements, Importance of microarray in human disorders, Quality control in cytogenetics etc.
Hands on training in cytogenetics, FISH with single and dual color FISH probes (centromere, locus –specific, whole chromosome paint probes), Imaging and analysis, Microarray data analyses, case-based discussions etc.
Who can apply?
Minimum qualification is MSc/ MBBS. Young Scientists, medical professionals, students with
some knowledge of cytogenetics are encouraged to apply with CV and one-page letter stating your interest by e-mail.
The registration fees are as follows:
- Students: Rs. 4000
- Others: Rs. 5000
For the registration form, visit here.
Last Date for Registration: May 15
For any queries, contact
Dr Ashwin Dalal/ Dr Usha Dutta
Diagnostics Division, Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad
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