Event - April 11-12, 2022


Webinar on “Perspectives on Genome Analysis and Editing: NGS and CRISPR- Cas”

Experiome organized a webinar, entitled “Perspectives on Genome Analysis and Editing: NGS and CRISPR-Cas, on 11th and 12th April, 2022, under the aegis of Vignan’s Foundation for Science, Technology & Research (Deemed University), Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.

The guest Speakers were Dr Siddharth Tiwari, Scientist E, National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI), Mohali, Panjab, and Dr Lokendra Sharma, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow.

It was conducted in online mode via Google meet.

Genetic modification of crops using the CRISPR/Cas9 module has emerged as a promising tool to improve agriculturally important traits. Dr Tiwari presented an overview of CRISPR/Cas9-based genome-editing approach for the development of the β-carotene-enriched banana cultivar. Dr Tiwari discussed CRISPR-Cas mediated genome editing for increasing the provitamin A content in banana.

NGS is utilized to novel diagnostic and rare cancer mutations, detection of translocations, inversions, insertions and deletions, detection of copy number variants, detect familial cancer mutation carriers, provide the molecular rationale for appropriate targeted, therapeutic and prognostic. Dr Sharma presented on overview of next generation sequencing (NGS) techniques, and its clinical applications. Dr Sharma elaborated upon the NGS assay for different cancer diagnostic. Such targeted NGS assays are usually designed for a category of diseases.

The HOD of the Vignan’s University suggested a setup of Experiome in his department and he will provide the space. He was very influenced with both the lectures and the speakers.

Webinars were attended by more than 300 participants. The participants were given certificates after the completion of webinar.

We want to show our gratitude to Dr. Sachidanand Singh for his kind cooperation to provide an opportunity and platform to showcase Experiome in front of the students and faculties.