EVENTS

 

2020

 

 

 

Independence Day Celebration, 15th August, 2020

 

Foundation Day Celebration, 6th August, 2020

The National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG), Kalyani celebrated its Tenth Foundation Day on 6th of August, 2020. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic the entire program was streamed online.Professor Sunetra Gupta, Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, U.K; delivered the Foundation Day Lecture entitled: “Model as a Metaphor”. Her lecture was followed by a “Mini-Symposium on Recent Research Advances in NIBMG”, where there were three student presentations. Dr.SillarineKurklang talked about “Single-Cell RNA Sequencing in Dissecting the Cellular Heterogeneity Within a Biological System”; while Ms. KavyaVipparthi discussed on “Organoids- towards understanding the 'depth' of biology”. Lastly, Ms. NainaKumari explained about “Host Microbiome Interactions in Chronic Diseases in Humans” The faculty members, students and staffs of the Institute attended the lectures, interacted with the speakers and celebrated the Day with great spirit.

 

 

Institute Day Celebrations, 2020

NIBMG celebrated 10th 'Institute Day' on February 23& 24, 2020. The programme for February 23 was organized at the NIBMG campus, where, Dr. Charles N. Rotimi, Director of the Trans-NIH Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institute of Health, USA delivered Technical Lecture entitled “Ancestry, Genomics and The Environment in Complex Disease Research”

The main programme was on February 24, 2020, hosted in Science City Auditorium, Kolkata. Institute Day Lecture was delivered by the Chief Guest, Professor K. VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India, entitled: “Brains and Machines”. Dr. Charles N. Rotimi, the Guest-of-Honour, delivered the Key-Note address, entitled: “Ensuring Genomic Medicine for all Global Populations: The Transformative Impact of H3Africa”. There was huge enthusiasm among all the members of NIBMG.

 

 

Seventh Obaid Siddiqi Memorial Oration

Dr. Eric Green, Director, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institute of Health, USA, delivered Seventh Obaid Siddiqi Memorial Oration on January 07, 2020. The Title of his Oration was: "The Human Genome Project was just the Beginning: Research Opportunities at the 'Forefront of Genomics' "

 

 

2019

 

 

Celebration of 73th Independence Day

Celebration of 73th Independence Day at NIBMG. The Tri-colour was hoisted by Director, followed by singing of the National anthem. This was followed by plantation of saplings by all the members of NIBMG family throughout the campus.

 

 

 

Foundation Day Celebration, 6th August, 2019

The National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG), Kalyani celebrated its Tenth Foundation Day on 6th of August, 2019, at the Institute premises. Eminent Scientist Padma Shri MRS Rao, Professor and Former President of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), delivered the Foundation Day Lecture. The title of the talk was: “LncRNAs as Epigenomic Regulators of Gene Expression”. The faculty members, students and staffs of the Institute attended the lectures, interacted with the speakers and celebrated the Day with great spirit. There was also a small cultural programme by the students and staffs of the Institute followed by a photography competition.

 

 

 

Institute Day Celebrations, 2019

NIBMG celebrated 9th 'Institute Day' on February 23, 2018. The main programme was organized at the Unified Campus of Bose Institute, Kolkata. Professor G Padmanaban, Padma Bhusan, Honorary and Emeritus Professor, IISc, Bangalore delivered The Institute Day Lecture entitled “Biotech options for healthcare in India: Opportunities and Challenges”. Keynote address was given by Professor Mark Allen Stoneking, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany, entitled "Archaic genomes and human evolution". This was followed by a fantastic musical performance by the students and staffs of NIBMG.

Earlier, on February 22, 2018, another programme was arranged at the Institute campus in Kalyani where Professor Mark Allen Stoneking delivered a technical lecture to the students and faculty members of the Institute entitled “Genomic insights into the colonization of Pacific”. Professor G Padmanaban delivered a lecture entitled “Newer drug targets to treat cerebral malaria”. Both the guests planted saplings and also interacted with the PhD students. There was huge enthusiasm among all the members of NIBMG.

 

 

 

Celebration of 70th Republic Day

Celebration of 70th Republic Day at NIBMG. The Tri-colour was hoisted by Director, followed by singing of the National anthem.

 

Sixth Obaid Siddiqi Memorial Oration

Professor Shubha Tole, Department of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, delivered The Sixth Obaid Siddiqi Memorial Oration; entitled "Towards a Blueprint of Building The Brain" on January 07, 2019."

 

2018

 

Foundation Day Celebration, 6th August, 2018

The National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG), Kalyani celebrated its Foundation Day on 6th of August, 2018, at the Institute premises. Eminent writer and author of the book ‘Indica: A Deep Natural History of the Indian Subcontinent’, Mr. Pranay Lal, who is also a biochemist by training, delivered the Foundation Day Lecture. The title of the talk was: “Looking Back to See Ahead - What Can Deep Natural History Tell Us About the Future of Life”. The faculty members, students and staffs of the Institute attended the lectures, interacted with the speakers and celebrated the Day with great spirit.

 

 

Institute Day Celebrations, 2018

NIBMG celebrated 8th 'Institute Day' on February 23, 2018. The main programme was organized in association with Indian Association for Cancer Research, where the Institute Day Lecture of NIBMG was also the IACR Oration at the 37th Annual Convention of IACR. The venue of the programme was Bose Institute, Kolkata. Dr. Peter Campbell from Wellcome Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK, delivered The Institute Day Lecture entitled “Using Genomics to Inform Care of Patients with Cancer”.

Earlier, on February 21, 2018, another programme was arranged at the Institute campus in Kalyani where Dr. Peter Campbell was the Chief Guest and he delivered a technical lecture to the students and faculty members of the Institute entitled “Temporal Evolution of Kidney Cancer”. The Guest-of-Honour was Dr. Simon Croft from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK. He delivered a lecture entitled “Infections and Neglected Tropical Diseases: From Treatment to Elimination”. Both the guests planted saplings and also interacted with the PhD students. There was huge enthusiasm among all the members of NIBMG.

 

 

 

Fifth Obaid Siddiqi Memorial Oration

 

Professor P. Balaram, Molecular Biophysics Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, delivered The Fifth Obaid Siddiqi Memorial Oration, 2017; entitled "The Evolution of Biological Sciences in India: The Stories of Sambhu Nath De and G.N. Ramachandran" on January 4, 2018.

 

 

2017

 

 

NIBMG Winter School 2017

 

Treatment of cancer of an individual patient is increasingly being guided by the nature of molecular alterations in the tumour and its surrounding tissue. Tumours are heterogeneous. Traditional tissue biopsies are invasive. Usually a small, incompletely representative, segment of a tumour is available in a tissue biopsy. Therefore, key markers that inform molecular properties of a tumour required for tumour classification and treatment are often missed. Blood-based liquid biopsies, which are less intrusive, more representative and more adaptable to cheap screening tests, represent the future of cancer diagnosis and prognosis. This workshop focused on methodologies for minimally-invasive methods of biopsy and their utility in diagnosis, understanding functional changes in tumour and treatment.

The following topics were covered:

(1) Exosomes (2) Basics of exosome biology (3) Exosome purification, RNA and protein analysis (4) Cell-free DNA: sampling and analysis (5) Circulating tumor cells: sampling and analysis (6) Single cell sequencing: sample preparation and RNA sequencing.

The workshop was supported by: The University of Chicago Center (New Delhi) and National Institute of Biomedical Genomics

 

The course Directors of the workshop were Prof. Marsha Rosner, University of Chicago and Dr.Kartiki V, Desai, NIBMG and the Scientific Program Committee were comprised of, Prof.Sharmila Sengupta, Director, NIBMG; Prof. Partha Majumder, Founder Director and Distinguished Professor of NIBMG and Dr. Srikanta Goswami and Dr. Priyanka Pandey, both Assistant Professors of NIBMG.

Among the teachers, Dr. Rosina Ahmed and Dr. Geetashree Mukherjee were from Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata; Prof. Marsha Rosner and Prof. Melody Swartz from University of Chicago, Dr. Pallavi Kshetrapal from THISTI, Faridabad, Dr. V L Ramprasad from Medgenome and Dr. Kartiki Desai, Dr. Arindam Maitra and Dr. Nidhan Biswas from NIBMG. Dr. Shannon Stott, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, taught one session through video-conferencing and there were also a handson session in the lab and working demonstration of the instrument called Nanosight.

There were 17 participants in total from different parts of the country and overall the workshop was a great success.

 

 

 

 

Hindi Diwas Celebration 2017

राष्ट्रीय जैव-चिकित्सा जिनोमिकी संस्थान, कल्याणी

हिंदी दिवस कार्यक्रम-2017

राष्ट्रीय जैव चिकित्सा जिनोमिकी संस्थान, कल्याणी के हिंदी सेल के द्वारा हिंदी दिवस कार्यक्रम का आयोजन 14.09.2017 को किया गया। प्रोजेक्ट छात्र विकास चन्द्र ने कार्यक्रम का शुभारम्भ पंडित सूर्यकांत त्रिपाठी निराला जी की ‘राम कि शक्ति पूजा’ महाकाव्य के कुछ पंक्तियों के साथ की। कार्यक्रम की शुरुआत में  श्री तमोघ्नो चटर्जी, सायन दत्त तथा श्रीजा मुखोपाध्याय के द्वारा एकल अथवा युगल गीत प्रस्तुत किया गया। शताक्षी चटर्जी तथा रिशव रे ने “दावते PhD बिरयानी” नामक हास्य प्रहसन प्रस्तुत किया। दोनों ही कार्यक्रमों को दर्शकों ने खूब सराहा एवं प्रशंशा की| डॉ. संदीप सिंह ने संस्था के सदस्यों को हिंदी टाइपिंग सॉफ्टवेर डाउनलोड करना तथा उसका उपयोग हिंदी टाइपिंग के लिए किस प्रकार हो, इस विषय से अवगत कराया| तदोपरांत, निबंध प्रतिओगिता में सम्मलित संस्था के सदस्यों ने स्वलिखित निबंध को पढ़ कर सुनाया| अंकित पटेल तथा देबोदिप्त दास द्वारा संबोधित विषय ‘जलवायु परिवर्तन का स्वास्थ्य पर प्रभाव’ एवं समर्थ कुलश्रेष्ठ, अन्तरा बिस्वास, सस्मिता पांडा, स्वाति जयसवाल तथा विकास चन्द्र द्वारा संबोधित विषय ‘विज्ञान में महिलाओं की भूमिका’ कि भरपूर सराहना कि गयी| सभी निबंधों को उनके मूल विचार तथा रचनात्मकता के आधार पर श्रेणीबद्ध किया गया एवं निर्णायक पैनल ने अंतरा के निबंध को प्रथम तथा सस्मिता के निबंध को द्वितीय स्थान प्रदान किया| इसके उपरांत शोध फैकल्टी सदस्य डॉ. मौलिनाथ आचार्या ने प्रश्नोत्तरी प्रतियोगिता का संचालन किया| प्रतियोगिता में 2 वयक्तियों की 5 टीमों ने भाग लिया| अंत में समन्वय मुखोपाध्याय तथा सस्मिता पांडा   के टीम को प्रथम एवं डॉ. भास्वती पंडित तथा डॉ. समसिद्धि भट्टाचार्जी के टीम को द्वितीय स्थान प्राप्त हुआ| कार्यक्रम का समापन अन्ताक्षरी प्रतियोगिता के साथ किया गया जिसमे 6 वयक्तियों की 5 टीमों ने भाग लिया। फैकल्टी सदस्य डॉ. कार्तिकी देसाई, डॉ. प्रियंका पांडे एवं डॉ. अंकिता गर्ग ने प्रतियोगिता का संचालन किया| यह पर्तियोगी अत्यंत रोमांचक तथा उतार-चढ़ाव भरें पलों से गुजरता हुआ टाई ब्रेकर राउंड के साथ संपन्न हुआ| अंततः 3 टीमों को ही प्रथम स्थान प्राप्त हुआ| डॉ. बर्णाली भट्टाचार्जी, डॉ. मौलिनाथ आचार्य, सजल दास, रबिन्द्र नाथ घोष, तनिमा मुखर्जी तथा चन्द्रिका भट्टाचार्या के टीम, देबश्री टैगोर, शताक्षी चटर्जी, आनन्द भूषण, समर्थ कुलश्रेष्ठ, अंकित पटेल, स्वाति जयसवाल के टीम तथा सायन दत्ता, तमोघ्नो चटर्जी, तिथि देबनाथ, श्रीपर्णा बोस, मानब चक्रवर्ती तथा सुरजीत डे के टीम को विजयी घोषित किया गया| पूरे कार्यक्रम की बड़ी सराहना एवं प्रशंसा की गयी। प्रतियोगिता में प्रथम स्थान प्राप्त होने पर 1000 तथा द्वितीय स्थान प्राप्त होने पर 750 रुपये इनाम में दिए गए| निदेशक महोदया ने सभी प्रतिभागियों को चॉकलेट तथा कलम देकर प्रोत्साहित किया। कार्यक्रम के अन्त में नाश्ता, मिष्ठान एवं चाय की वयवस्था की गयी थी|

धन्यवाद 

NIBMG- हिंदी सेल

(डॉ. संदीप सिंह, डॉ. कार्तिकी देसाई, डॉ. प्रियंका पाण्डे तथा मिस सुजाता दास)

अंतरा बिस्वास के निबंध को संलगित कीया गया है ।

 

   
 

 

Foundation Day Celebration, 7th August, 2017

 

The National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG), Kalyani celebrated its Foundation Day on 7th of August, 2017, at the Institute premises. This is the first foundation day celebration at the new campus of the Institute. Professor Gagandeep Kang, Executive Director, Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), Faridabad, was the eminent scientist delivering the Foundation Day Lecture. The title of the talk was: 'Small things considered: Enteric infections in India'. The faculty members, students and staffs of the Institute attended the lectures, interacted with the speakers and celebrated the Day with great spirit.

 

 

Institute Day Celebrations, 2017

NIBMG celebrated 7th 'Institute Day' on February 28, 2017. The main programme was organized in association with Cell Press-TNQ as a part of their Distinguished Lecture Series, 2017 in India. The venue of the programme was Kalamandir auditorium, Kolkata. Professor Sharmila Sengupta, Director, NIBMG, welcomed everybody and presented a nice illustration of scientific and other academic activities of NIBMG in the past one year. The Guest-of-Honour in the function was Professor Mary-Claire King, American Cancer Society Professor at Departments of Medicine (Medical Genetics) and Genome Sciences in University of Washington, Seattle, USA. Professor Partha Pratim Majumder, Distinguished Professor and Founder Director of NIBMG introduced Professor Mary-Claire King as she delivered The Key-Note Address entitled "Understanding inherited Breast and Ovarian Cancer: From Gene Discovery and Precision Medicine and Public Health”. This was followed by The Institute Day Lecture by Professor Renee M. Borges from Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, entitled “The Language of Scent”. At the end, Professor Sharmila Sengupta, Director, NIBMG, moved the vote of thanks. 

 

                                               

 

 

The National Workshop for the DNB (Medical Genetics)students

 

The National Workshop on Population Genetics was held at the Institute during 20-25 Feb, 2017. This workshop was organized for the students of the DNB (Medical Genetics) course conducted by three institutions of India: National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG), Kalyani; Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH), New Delhi; The Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad. The following students of the DNB Medical Genetics program from these institutes attended the workshop: Dr. Saswati Mukhopadhyay (NIBMG), Dr. Vinu N. (SGRH), Dr. Sangeeta (SGRH), Dr. Karthik Bharadwaj (CDFD), Dr. Vijayalakshmi Sr (CDFD). Prof. Partha P Majumder of NIBMG taught the following topics: Rationale for studying population genetics in a medical genetics course, Allele and genotype frequencies in a population, Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, Behaviour of allele frequencies at a sex-linked locus in a population, Structure of the human genome, Multifactorial inheritance and common diseases. Dr. Saroj Kant Mohapatra taught Genetic testing and screening. During the workshop hands-on sessions were held on population genetics software packages (e.g., PLINK, PHASE, etc.) and exploration of global allele frequency databases (e.g., dbSNP, 1000G, etc.), The hands-on sessions were conducted by  Debodipta Das, Priya Chakraborty,  Debashree Tagore and Dr. Nidhan K Biswas. Lab tours held during the workshop included visits to the sequencing, genotyping and gene expression laboratories. During the tours, the participants were introduced to the platform technology, and interacted with the research scholars working at the laboratories. The lab tours were conducted by Arindam Palodhi, Indranil Bagchi and Samanwoy Mukhopadhyay. The workshop ended with a special lecture on clinical sequencing by Dr. V.L. Ramprasad, of Medgenome, Bangalore.

The workshop was coordinated by Dr. Saroj Kant Mohapatra of NIBMG.

 

 

 

NIBMG hosted Fourth Obaid Siddiqi Memorial Oration

 

Dr. Vidyanand Nanjundiah, Professor, Centre for Human Genetics, Bangalore and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, delivered The Fourth Obaid Siddiqi Memorial Oration, 2017; entitled " The Origins of Multicellular Life" on January 7, 2017.

 

 

 

2016

 

Hindi Diwas Celebration 2016

 

राष्ट्रीय जैव-चिकित्सा जिनोमिकी संस्थान, कल्याणी

हिंदी दिवस कार्यक्रम-2016

 

राष्ट्रीय जैव चिकित्सा जिनोमिकी संस्थान, कल्याणी के हिंदी सेल के द्वारा हिंदी दिवस कार्यक्रम का आयोजन 15.09.2016 को किया गया। प्रोजेक्ट छात्रा स्वाति जायसवाल ने गणेश वंदना के साथ कार्यक्रम का शुभारम्भ किया एवं संचालन किया। कार्यक्रम की शुरुआत में शोध छात्रा शताक्षी चटर्जी ने हिंदी भाषा में प्रस्तुति के द्वारा ‘नैनोटेक्नोलाजी’ विषय से सभी को अवगत कराया। तदोपरांत, निबंध प्रतिओगिता में सम्मलित संस्था के सदस्यों ने स्वलिखित निबंध को पढ़ कर सुनाया| डॉ. सरोज महापात्रा द्वारा संबोधित विषय ‘एंटीबायोटिक उपयोग और दुरूपयोग’, अंकित पटेल तथा स्वाति जयसवाल द्वारा संबोधित विषय ‘डिजिटल इंडिया’ एवं समर्थ कुलश्रेष्ठ, जूही चक्रवर्ती, तथा शताक्षी चटर्जी द्वारा संबोधित विषय ‘स्वच्छ भारत अभियान’ कि भरपूर सराहना कि गयी| निर्णायक पैनल ने समर्थ कुलश्रेष्ठ के निबंध को प्रथम तथा स्वाति जायसवाल के निबंध को द्वितीय स्थान प्रदान किया| इसके उपरांत शोध छात्र विकास चन्द्र तथा फैकल्टी सदस्य डॉ. मौलिनाथ आचार्या ने प्रश्नोत्तरी प्रतियोगिता का संचालन किया| प्रतियोगिता में 2 वयक्तियों की 6 टीमों ने भाग लिया| अंत में देबश्री टैगोर तथा शताक्षी चटर्जी के टीम को प्रथम एवं समन्वय मुखोपाध्याय तथा रिषभ रे के टीम को द्वितीय स्थान प्राप्त हुआ| कार्यक्रम का समापन अन्ताक्षरी प्रतियोगिता के साथ किया गया जिसमे 5 वयक्तियों की 6 टीमों ने भाग लिया। शोध छात्रा अंतरा बिस्वास, फैकल्टी सदस्य डॉ. कार्तिकी देसाई एवं डॉ. प्रियंका पांडे ने प्रतियोगिता का संचालन किया| डॉ. सुतीर्थ चक्रबर्ती, डॉ. बर्णाली भट्टाचार्जी, डॉ. संसिद्धि भट्टाचार्जी, डॉ. श्रीकांत गोस्वामी तथा डॉ. मौलिनाथ आचार्य के टीम को प्रथम एवं देबश्री टैगोर, सुमोना घोष, जूही चक्रवर्ती, पूजयिता  देवगुप्त तथा शताक्षी चटर्जी के टीम को द्वितीय स्थान प्राप्त हुआ| पूरे कार्यक्रम की बड़ी सराहना एवं प्रशंसा की गयी। प्रतियोगिता में प्रथम स्थान प्राप्त होने पर 1000 तथा द्वितीय स्थान प्राप्त होने पर 750 रुपये इनाम में दिए गए| निदेशक महोदय ने सभी प्रतिभागियों को प्रमाण पत्र, चॉकलेट तथा कलम देकर प्रोत्साहित किया। कार्यक्रम के अन्त में नाश्ता, मिष्ठान एवं चाय की वयवस्था की गयी थी|

धन्यवाद 

NIBMG- हिंदी सेल

(डॉ. संदीप सिंह, डॉ. कार्तिकी देसाई, डॉ. प्रियंका पाण्डे तथा मिस सुजाता दास)

समर्थ कुलश्रेष्ठ के निबंध को संलगित कीया गया है ।

 

 

 

Foundation Day Celebration, 6th August, 2016

The National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG), Kalyani celebrated its Sixth Foundation Day on 6th of August, 2016, at the Institute premises, where the Foundation Day Lecture were given by two eminent personalities. Dr. Anil D'Cruz, MS, DNB, FRCS (Hon) & Director, Tata Memorial Hospital Mumbai delivered the first Foundation Day Lecture entitled "Attempts at Addressing the Head Neck Conundrum" while Professor Rajiva Raman, F.A.Sc., F.N.A.Sc., F.N.A.; Banaras Hindu University; Varanasi delivered the second Foundation Day Lecture entitled "Community Health: A Genomic Perspective". The faculty members, students and staffs of the Institute attended the lectures, interacted with the speakers and celebrated the Day with great spirit.

 

 

Workshop on “Big Data Analysis in Biomedical Genomics"

In pursuance of the objectives of National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG), to help build genomics capacity in India, NIBMG has been regularly organizing advanced hands on workshops on cutting-edge experimental and computational tools of contemporary genomics. Recent advances in massively parallel sequencing, also popularly referred to as Next-Generation Sequencing or NGS have revolutionized our understanding of disease genomics and personalized medicine. What it has also unleashed is an enormous amount of data, both structured and unstructured, prompting experts and scientists to coin the term “BIG DATA”. These huge data sets have challenged the community to devise new sets of analytical and data access tools.

The Institute had organized, jointly with the University of Chicago (UChicago), a workshop on “Big Data Analysis in Biomedical Genomics,” during March 5-8, 2016. The workshop started with an introduction and recapitulation of microarray chip based technologies and data analysis. The success and the limitations of genomewide association, methylation and expression studies were recapitulated to set the tone for NGS based whole genome and whole exome wide analysis.   Participants were taught the theoretical framework and advanced method in analysis of NGS. This was followed by training on applications to RNA-sequencing data and whole genome Methylation Data. Not only were the participants taught the complete pipeline of data analysis, from quality control to final statistical and bioinformatic analysis and interpretation both for DNA and RNA sequence analysis, emphasis was also on the analytical problems of data integration. Participants were introduced to theory and cutting-edge methods of integrating results from Whole-genome DNA, RNA and Methylome sequences and integrate all for better understanding and interpretation. Professor Andrey Rzhetsky of UChicago introduced methods of combining environmental data with sequence data and further expanded to methods where clinical as well as text-mining methods can be integrated to make meaningful inferences on diseases.

Computation for these large-scale data analysis and storage requires knowledge of new technologies. Vivek Gavane from Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), introduced the participants to parallel architecture and programming.  Professor Robert Grossman from UChicago introduced the participants to the management and analysis of big data using cloud computing including Bionimbus. etc.

Thirty participants were selected. Participants were senior graduate students, young postdoctoral scientists and junior faculty members from various national institutions, as well as the industry.

Feedback from some participants:

  • “Excellent.  The instructors were very patient and explained the intricacies lucidly.”
  • “I am much moved with the hospitality. I like NIBMG.”
  • “The plastic chairs were unsuitable for long hours of sitting.” 
  • “Everything was more than my expectations.”
  • “The instructors were very patient and helpful.  Hands-on sessions were very helpful.”
  • “The quality of teaching was great.”
  • “Too much food was served.”

 

 

Institute Day Celebrations, 2016

NIBMG celebrated 6th 'Institute Day' on February 23 and 24, 2016. The main programme was at the Historic auditorium of The Bose Institute, Kolkata. After the Welcome Address of Prof. Sibaji Raha, Director, The Bose Institute, Prof. Partha P Majumder, Director, NIBMG, also welcomed everybody and presented a vivid picture of different activities of NIBMG in the past one year. This was followed by The Institute Day Lecture by Prof. Virender S Chauhan, FNA, Padma Shri, Former Director and Visiting Scientist of International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi, entitled “Should Science Have a Social Function?” The Guest-of-Honour in the function was Dr. Soumya Raychaudhuri, MD, PhD, Associate Prof. of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Associate Member, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, USA. Dr. Raychaudhuri also delivered The Key-Note Address entitled "A Genetic Perspective on Disease of Our Immune System”. At the end, Mr. S. Sinha, former Adviser, Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India and former Nodal Officer to NIBMG, moved the vote of thanks. 

On the next day (February 24) the guests visited the Institute campus at Kalyani, where Dr. Raychaudhuri delivered a technical lecture entitled "Fine Mapping of Auto-Immune Disease Loci to Define Causal Variants". The two-day celebration ended with a fantastic cultural programme held at Ritwik Sadan, the city auditorium of Kalyani where students and staff members of NIBMG show-cased their talent through a series of songs, dances, recitation and drama. However, the main attractions were the two events performed by the members of the Department of Dance and Department of Instrumental Music of Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, where they mesmerized the audiences with their performances themed on national integration.

 

 

 

Obaid Siddiqi memorial Oration

Dr. Vidita Vaidya from Department of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai delivered The Obaid Siddiqi Memorial Oration, 2016; entitled " Early Life History and the Programming of Psychiatric Vulnerability" on January 7, 2016.

 

 

2015

 

September 14, 2015: Hindi Diwas Celebration​​

 

राष्ट्रीय जैव चिकित्सा जिनोमिकी संस्थान, कल्याणी

हिंदी दिवस कार्यक्रम-२०१५

राष्ट्रीय जैव चिकित्सा जिनोमिकी संस्थान, कल्याणी के हिंदी सेल के द्वारा हिंदी दिवस कार्यक्रम का आयोजन १४.०९.२०१५ को किया गया । शोध छात्र विकास चंद्रा एवं छात्रा स्वाति जायसवाल ने कार्यक्रम का संचालन किया। कार्यक्रम की शुरुआत में विकास द्वारा स्वलिखित कविता "डी. बी. टी. के तीस वर्ष" ने सभी को मंत्रमुग्ध कर दिया। शोध छात्रा शताक्षी चटर्जी ने डी. बी. टी. की उपलब्धियों को हिंदी भाषा में प्रस्तुति के द्वारा सभी से अवगत कराया। तदोपरांत, संस्था के सदस्यों के द्वारा एकल एवं समूह गान प्रस्तुत किया गया। शोध छात्र आनंद भूसण एवं  छात्रा देबश्री टैगोर ने हिंदी भाषा में अपने नाम की व्याख्या तथा प्रश्नोत्तरी (Quiz) जैसे कार्यक्रम के द्वारा  सभा में उपस्थित सभी दर्शकों को सीधे - सीधे कार्यक्रम से जोड़ दिया। कार्यक्रम का समापन एक नाट्य-प्रहसन "भूत जुड़े विज्ञान से" के साथ किया गया जिसमे संस्था के छात्र-छात्राओं ने अभिनय किया। इस प्रस्तुति तथा पूरे कार्यक्रम की बड़ी सराहना एवं  प्रशंसा की गयी। सभी प्रतिभागियों को चॉकलेट तथा कलम देकर प्रोत्साहित किया गया । कार्यक्रम के अन्त में नाश्ता, मिष्ठान एवं चाय की वयवस्था की गयी थी ।

धन्यवाद 

NIBMG- हिंदी सेल

(डॉ. संदीप सिंह, डॉ. कार्तिकी देसाई, डॉ. प्रियंका पाण्डे तथा मिस सुजाता दास)

 

विकास चंद्रा के द्वारा लिखी गयी कविता " डी बी टी के तीस वर्ष " संलगित की गयी है ।

 

 

 

Foundation Day Celebration, 6th August, 2015

The National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG), Kalyani celebrated its Fifth Foundation Day on 6th of August, 2015, at the lecture hall of College of Medicine and Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Hospital, where Professor B Ravindran, Director, Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar, delivered The Foundation Day Lecture entitled “Worms to Sepsis”.

On the following day (August 7th.) a cultural programme was organized at the city auditorium with vibrant participation of the faculty members, staffs and students of NIBMG along with their family members.

 

 

"Celebration of Science Lecture Series Inaugurated"

Upon the suggestion of Professor C.N.R. Rao, the Institute initiated a Lecture Series titled “Celebration of Science.”   Lectures in this Series will be motivational and with personal undertones, in the true spirit of celebration.

Professor Raghavendra Gadagkar, President, Indian National Science Academy, and Professor, Indian Institute of Science, inaugurated this Lecture Series on April 14, 2015, with a Lecture titled "Science as Hobby: How and why I came to study the behaviour of the social wasp Ropalidia marginata."

 

 

NER Workshop 2015

The Workshop entitled “Understanding Human Disease and Improving Human Health using Genomics-Driven Approaches” was held at the Department of Biotechnology, Assam University, Silchar, Assam during April 6-11, 2015. This Workshop was the first of its kind under the “Short-term training program” of the project “ENHANCING CAPACITY IN GENOMICS-DRIVEN RESEARCH IN HUMAN HEALTH & DISEASE IN THE NORTH-EAST REGION” funded by DBT. The project aims at providing comprehensive training to NER scientists, research students (doctoral and post-doctoral) and clinicians engaged in “Biomedical Research”, to better equip them to undertake focused research leading towards understanding the molecular basis of diseases prevalent in NER of India.
The Principal Coordinator and the Co-Coordinator of this project and the First Workshop were Professor Sharmila Sengupta and Dr. Arindam Maitra from the National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG), Kalyani respectively. The local Coordinator of this Workshop at Silchar was Professor Sankar K. Ghosh, of the Department of Biotechnology, Assam University, Silchar. Mr. Ayan Majumder of NIBMG was the Member Secretary of Organizing Committee of the First Workshop.

The Workshop was inaugurated by Professor Somnath Dasgupta, Vice-Chancellor, Assam Univ. Silchar, Professor Partha P. Majumder, Director, NIBMG, Kalyani and Dr. Pawan Sharma, Chief Consultant, NERBPMC, DBT, Govt. of India. Professor Partha P. Majumder delivered the Key Note Address on “Molecular Dissection of Diseases & Ethical Conduct of Research.” Special lectures were delivered by Professor Nitai P. Bhattacharyya, Director, Biomedical Genomics Centre, IPGMER, Kolkata and Professor Sankar K. Ghosh. Both classroom lectures covering the basics and some advanced topics as well as hands – on training in the wet and dry labs, were imparted by the members of Faculty and Scientific Staff of NIBMG to the participants. During the Workshop, constant and intense interactions between the participants and the trainers were encouraged. The Valedictory Session was conducted by Professor Sharmila Sengupta, Professor Sankar K. Ghosh, and Dr. Arindam Maitra. Dr. Senthil Kumar, from Mizoram University, was a Special Guest of the Valedictory Session.

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NIBMG Winter School 2015

In pursuance of one of the objectives of National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG), to help build genomics capacity in India, NIBMG organizes advanced hands on workshops, termed as Summer Schools and Winter Schools, which are focused on cutting edge experimental and computational tools of contemporary genomics. Of late, genome wide association studies (GWAS) and massively parallel sequencing have revolutionized our understanding of disease genomics and personalized medicine. Last year we have organized a winter-school named: “From GWAS Hits to Targeted Resequencing”. This year for a more detailed and comprehensive coverage of the topics, we organized two back-to-back but separate winter-schools. The first one named “GWAS: Overcoming Data Analysis Challenges” was organized jointly with the Faculty of Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata from 25th to 28th February, 2015. This workshop addressed the major statistical challenges in the analyses of GWAS data. This Training Workshop provided a step-by-step description of statistical association analyses based on genome-wide data. The participants were taught the theory and advanced methods of relevant statistical analysis, including study design, interpretation and pitfalls of GWAS. The number of participants is restricted to 20.

Thirty applicants were selected based on their present engagement and requirements of training in disease genomics for the second workshop named: “Analysis of Massively Parallel Sequencing (NGS) Data” at NIBMG, Kalyani from 2nd to 8th March. Both the Winter Schools were completely residential for participants and trainers. The participants were taught theory and advanced methods pertaining to study design, interpretations of NGS data. The participants were taught the complete pipeline of data analysis, from quality control to final statistical and bioinformatic analysis and interpretation. Participants were also taught the theoretical framework and advanced method in analysis of NGS. This was followed by training on applications to RNA-sequencing data.

There was also a competition where the top six performers were awarded prizes like tablets hard-disks and pen-drives (prize courtesy, DDN) and a certificate of honour.

The participants were selected through institutional nominations and online applications from senior students, young postdoctoral scientists and junior faculty members from organizations located in India, South – East and Middle – Eastern Asia.

A reception dinner was organized on the evening of 06 March in Kalyani for the participants and trainers as well as scientists and students of NIBMG. Some of the feedbacks of participants of the Winter School were as follows:

“Awesome… Simply great winterschool..”

“The topics were appropriately selected……. All sessions were very helpful. The instructors were very interactive.”

“………the biostatistical part complemented nicely with practicals……gave good opportunity to learn. The quality of teaching was wonderful.”

“……the statistical techniques learnt were very useful for design of study and data analysis. The quality of teaching was very good.”

“…………I enjoyed very much and learned a lot in this short time period.”

  “…..this workshop was better than most that I have attended because of the very friendly, informal interaction between the faculty and students.”

“……….Exhaustive topics. Excellent teaching quality……fantastic toy examples for hands-on practicals….. Great experience overall…”

 

 

 

Institute Day Celebrations 2015 

​NIBMG celebrated 'Institute Day' on February 23rd and 24th, 2015. The main programme was on 23rd February at Science City Auditorium, Kolkata. Professor Bikash Sinha, FNA, Padma Bhushan, Homi Bhabha Professor, Department of Atomic Energy,  inaugurated the function and delivered the Inaugural Lecture followed by a comprehensive overview of scientific and other activities of NIBMG by our Director Professor Partha P Majumder. The Institute Day Lecture, entitled "The Science and Art of Making Vaccines" was delivered by Professor M K Bhan, MD, FNA, Padma Bhushan, Former Secretary to the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and Chairman, Scientific Advisory Committee, NIBMG. The Guest-of-Honour in the function was Dr. Edison Liu, MD, President and CEO, The Jackson Laboratory, USA and Member of The International Advisory Committee, NIBMG. Dr. Liu also delivered The Key-Note Address entitled "Genomics in Health and Disease. At the end, Mr. S. Sinha, Adviser, Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India and Nodal Officer to NIBMG, moved the vote of thanks. 

On the next day (24th February) the guests visited the Institute campus at Kalyani, where Dr. Edison Liu delivered a technical lecture entitled "Systems Genomics in Breast Cancer".
 

 

Obaid Siddiqi memorial Oration

Professor C N R Rao, FRS, Bharat Ratna Awardee,National Research Professor and Honorary President & Linus Pauling Research Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, has delivered The Obaid Siddiqi Memorial Oration, 2015 entitled "Celebration of Science" on January 7, 2015. 

Prof Rao's lecture uploaded on the DBT youtube account:

 

2014

NIBMG Joins Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

National Institute of Biomedical Genomics participated in the nation-wide Swachh Bharat Abhiyan which was observed from September 25, 2014 to October 2, 2014. On the Gandhi Jayanti, the programme started with the pledge administered by Professor Partha P Majumder, Director, NIBMG, to the faculties, officers, staffs and students of NIBMG. After that, everybody participated in the cleaning of Institute premises with lot of enthusiasm.

More information can be obtained here .

 

September, 2014: Hindi Diwas Celebration

 

राष्ट्रीय जैव चिकित्सा जिनोमिकी संस्थान, कल्यानी

हिंदी दिवस कार्यक्रम-२०१४

राष्ट्रीय जैव चिकित्सा जिनोमिकी संस्थान, कल्यानी के हिंदी सेल के द्वारा हिंदी दिवस कार्यक्रम का आयोजन १५.०९.२०१४ को किया गया । शोध छात्र विकास चंद्रा एवं छात्रा काव्या विपार्थी ने कार्यक्रम का संचालन किया। विकास द्वारा स्वलिखित कविता "जीनोमिक वन्दना" ने सभी को मंत्रमुग्ध कर दिया। कार्यक्रम की शुरुआत मिस स्वाति तथा डॉ. नेहा अग्रवाल द्वारा की गयी गणेश वंदना से हुई। शोध छात्रा शताक्षी चटर्जी ने हिंदी भाषा एवं देवनागरी लिपि के क्रमागत विकाश को प्रस्तुति के द्वारा सभी से अवगत कराया। तदोपरांत, संस्था के सदस्यों के द्वारा एकल एवं समूह गान प्रस्तुत किया गया। हिंदी भाषा में बिना तैयारी के व्याख्यान (Extempore) तथा प्रश्नोत्तरी (Quiz) जैसे कार्यक्रम ने सभा में उपस्थित सभी दर्शकों को सीधे - सीधे कार्यक्रम से जोड़ दिया। कार्यक्रम का समापन एक नाट्य प्रहसन "एक दिन का वैज्ञानिक" के साथ किया गया जिसमे संस्था के १४ छात्र-छात्राओं ने अभिनय किया। इस प्रस्तुति तथा पूरे कार्यक्रम की बड़ी सराहना एवं  प्रशंसा की गयी। सभी प्रतिभागियों को चॉकलेट तथा कलम देकर प्रोत्साहित किया गया । कार्यक्रम के अन्त में नाश्ता, मिष्ठान एवं चाय की वयवस्था की गयी थी ।

धन्यवाद 

NIBMG- हिंदी सेल

(डॉ. संदीप सिंह, डॉ. कार्तिकी देसाई, डॉ. प्रियंका पाण्डे तथा मिस सुजाता दास)

 

विकास चन्द्र के द्वारा लिखी गयी कविता "जीनोमिक वन्दना" संलगित की गयी है

 

 

 

Foundation Day Celebration, 6th August, 2014

The National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG), Kalyani celebrated its Fourth Foundation Day on 6th of August, 2014, at the Institute premises, where Professor Durgadas P. Kasbekar, Haldane Chair at Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad, delivered The Foundation Day Lecture entitled “The Killer's Spit and Other 5' Tales”.

 

Institute Day Celebration, 23rd February, 2014

The National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG), Kalyani celebrated its Institute Day from 23rd to 25th of February, 2014,  through a variety of programs. The main programme was held at Science City Auditorium, Kolkata on the Institute Day itself (23rd of February) where the Institute Day lecture was delivered by Professor Dr. P N Tandon, FRCS, Padma Vibhusan. The title of his lecture was “Impact of Genomic Research on Medical Practice”. Professor Stephen J O’Brian, Chief Scientific Officer, Theodosius Dobzhansky Center for Genome Bioinformatics, St. Petersburg, Russia, delivered the Key-Note Address entitled “Three Decades of Genomics and AIDS: Tiptoe towards a solution”.

The next day (24th of February), both Professor Stephen J O’Brian and Professor P N Tandon visited NIBMG campus at Kalyani and Professor Stephen J O’Brian delivered a lecture at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata (IISER-K) in a meeting organized by both NIBMG and IISER-K. The title of his lecture was “A moving Landscape for Comparative Genomics in Mammals”.

The three day long Institute Day celebration of NIBMG concluded on 25th of February, with Professor Stephen J O’Brian delivering a popular lecture on “Wildlife Conservation Genetics- Uncommon Glimpses to survival in the Wild” in a meeting at Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata in a meeting organized by NIBMG in collaboration with ISI-Kolkata.

There were also cultural programmes on both 24th and 25th February where along with the professionals NIBMG students and faculty members also displayed their talent.

 

NIBMG Winter School 2014

In pursuance of one of the objectives of National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG), to help build genomics capacity in India, NIBMG organizes advanced hands on workshops, termed as Summer Schools and Winter Schools, which are focused on cutting edge experimental and computational tools of contemporary genomics. Of late, genome wide association studies (GWAS) followed by massively parallel targeted resequencing has revolutionized or understanding of disease genomics and personalized medicine. To elucidate the complete pipeline of work from GWAS to targeted resequencing, NIBMG conducted the 2014 Winter School on “From GWAS Hits to Targeted Resequencing” from 03 March to 08 March in NIBMG, Kalyani, jointly with the Faculty of Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata and Life Technologies. The participants were selected through institutional nominations and online applications from senior students, young postdoctoral scientists and junior faculty members from organizations located in India, South – East and Middle – Eastern Asia.

Thirty applicants were selected based on their present engagement and requirements of training in disease genomics. The Winter School was completely residential for participants and trainers. The participants were taught theory and advanced methods pertaining to study design, interpretations and pitfalls of GWAS followed by training on advances to fine map a disease by targeted resequencing using information on GWAS hits. Hands – on design, execution of wet lab experiments and detailed data analysis of targeted resequencing using Ion Torrent platform was performed. A reception dinner was organized on the evening of 06 March in Kalyani for the participants and trainers as well as scientists and students of NIBMG. Some of the feedbacks of participants of the Winter School were as follows:

“The topics were appropriately selected…….theory classes and hands – on sessions were very helpful. The instructors were very interactive.”

“………the biostatistical part complemented nicely with wet lab techniques……gave good opportunity to learn. The quality of teaching was wonderful.”

“……the statistical techniques learnt were very useful for design of study and data analysis. The quality of teaching was very good.”

“………the sessions on targeted sequencing and subsequent wet lab sessions were very useful in particular. Teaching was extremely good.”

“…….the topics were extremely relevant for disease genomics…………I enjoyed very much and learned a lot in this short time period.”

 “……….the amalgamation of statistics, bioinformatics and genetics was great…….even small questions were handled nicely and given appropriate response. Workshops like these are necessary for the benefit of Indian research.”

“…..this workshop was better than most that I have attended because of the very friendly, informal interaction between the faculty and students.”

“…………….the workshop was a good platform for learners of high throughput data generation and handling,………statistical association, GWAS and targeted sequencing. Teaching was very good. Even the smallest queries were adequately answered.”

“……the topics chosen were appropriate….introductory lectures before each hands – on session were good and helped to understand the practical experiments.”

 “……….Exhaustive topics. Excellent teaching quality……the toy examples were beautiful.”

 

 

Obaid Siddiqi memorial Oration

National Institute of Biomedical Genomics has started "Obaid Siddiqi memorial Oration" in memory of Late Professor Obaid Siddiqi, to be delivered on January 7 of each year which happens to be the Birthday of this eminent scientist. 
Professor K VijayRaghavan, FRS, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, has delivered The First Obaid Siddiqi Memorial Oration, 2014 entitled "Wiring by Fly: Gene Expression in Stem Cell Lineages in the Making of a Brain" on January 7, 2014. 

 

 

2013

 

September, 2013: Hindi Diwas Celebration

हिंदी दिवस के उपलक्ष पर हमने राष्ट्रीय जैव चिकित्सा जिनोमिकी संस्थान (NIBMG), कल्याणी में हिंदी दिवस कार्यक्रम आयोजित किया। ईस कार्यक्रम में हिंदी दिवस मानाने की परंपरा तथा उसके उदेश्यों को सभी के सामने रखा गया। कार्यक्रम में NIBMG  के सदस्यों को हिंदी भाषा में वार्तालाप तथा कामकाज करने हेतु  प्रोत्साहित  किया गया। कार्यक्रम में छात्र-छात्राओं तथा कर्मचारियों ने बढ़ चढ़ कर हिस्सा लिया। छात्र-छात्राओं ने सांस्कृतिक कार्यक्रम प्रस्तुत किया, जिसकी बड़ी सराहना की गयी।

NIBMG में जिनोमिकी तकनिकी का प्रयोग करके मानव स्वास्थ एवं बिमारियों पर अनुसंधान किया जाता है. वैज्ञानिको द्वारा खोजी गयी नयी-नयी जानकारियों को साधारण भाषा के माध्यम से समाज में प्रचारित व प्रसारित कर पाना एक मुश्किल परन्तु आवश्यक कार्य है. इसी विचार के अंतर्गत हमने हिंदी दिवस के उपलक्ष्य पर संस्थान में कार्यरत कर्मचारियों तथा शोध छात्रों को अपने कार्य से सम्बंधित निबंध लिखने के लिए प्रेरित किया. निबंध को हिंदी भाषा का प्रयोग करते हुए ईस प्रकार की शैली में लिखना था ताकि वह  जनसाधारण तक  अपने सन्देश को पंहुचा सकें. 

चुनी गयी दो प्रविष्ठियों को प्रस्तुत किया गया है.   

१. एक संवाद (लेखिका: डॉ. कार्तिकी देसाई, एसोसिएट प्रोफेसर)

२. चिड़िया की खोज (लेखक: अंकित कुमार पटेल, शोध छात्र) 

 

Foundation Day Celebration, 6th August, 2013

The National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG), Kalyani celebrated its Third Foundation Day on 6th of August, 2013, in collaboration with College of Medicine and J.N.M. Hospital at their Auditorium, where Professor Bikash Sinha, Homi Bhabha Professor, Department of Atomic Energy, delivered The Foundation Day Lecture entitled “Scientific Discoveries, the Driving Engine of Human Civilization”.

 

NIBMG Summer school

NIBMG Summer School on Genetics & Epidemiology - Study Designs and Statistical Methods, April 01 to 05, 2013, NIBMG Kalyani. Jointly organized with Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata and Clinical Development Services Agency (CDSA).

 

NIBMG Winter School 2013

NIBMG-EBI Winter School on Analysis of Massively-Parallel Sequencing Data, January 07 to January 11, 2013, NIBMG Kalyani. Jointly organized with EMBLEBI and the British High Commission, New Delhi.

 

Public Outreach Programme

As an integral part of the 100th Indian Science Congress, a Public Outreach Programme was organised on January 5, 2013, from 02:00 P.M to 05:30 P.M in the auditorium of the Bose Institute, Kolkata by the Department of Biotechnology with the active help from NIBMG. The purpose of this programme was to provide information about the various initiatives and activities undertaken by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, and also to indicate how these had touched the lives of millions of people and students in our country and elsewhere.

These initiatives and activities were expounded by the Directors of various institutions of the Department of Biotechnology and scientific officers and advisors of the Department.  There was a question answer session towards the end of this open programme.

 

 

2012

 

Foundation Day Celebration, 6th August, 2012

The National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG), Kalyani celebrated its Second Foundation Day on 6th of August, 2012, at Science City Auditorium, Kolkata where the Second Foundation Day lecture was delivered by Professor Samir K. Brahmachari, Director-General, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi. The title of his lecture was “Generic Drug to Genomic Medicine in an Open Knowledge Economy”. Professor Michael R. Stratton, FRS, Director, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK, delivered the Key-Note Address entitled “Evolution of the Cancer Genome”. Professor M.K Bhan, Secretary, Bepartment of Biotechnology, Government of India presided over the function and delivered a lecture on “Recent Initiatives on Medical Biotechnology in India”.

 

NIBMG Winter School 2012

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the human genome project,  a Winter School entitled “GENETIC DISSECTION OF A COMPLEX DISEASE:  ANALYTICAL APPROACHES”, was hosted during January 3-10, 2012, with support from the Wellcome-DBT India Alliance.

The school was conducted mainly in Classroom format combined with lectures, some computer demonstrations followed by exercises, with an emphasis on statistical and computational approaches. There were some Special Lectures on contemporary issues of general interest. The course was open to all students enrolled for a Ph.D. degree and to junior faculty members of all Indian Institutions. A total of 74 students from various parts of the country and abroad participated in this school.

 

 

2011

 

Visit by School and College Students

The Institute hosted visits by large groups of school and college students.  During these visits, faculty members delivered semi-technical talks on genomics in health and disease to the students and provided them tours of the various laboratories in the Institute.  This year, the Institute hosted two such visits:

 (a) Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalay, Kalyani, on November 18, 2011 (about 50 high school students, and

       (b) Dr. B.A.Patil New Arts, Commerce and Science College, Ahmednagar (about 25    students).

 

Foundation Day Celebration, 6th August, 2011

The National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG), Kalyani celebrated its First Foundation Day on 6th of August, 2011, at Science City Auditorium, Kolkata where the First Foundation Day lecture was delivered by Professor Obaid Siddiqi, FRS, National Center for Biological Sciences, Bangalore. The title of his lecture was “The Development of Genetics”. Professor Eric D Green, MD, PhD, Director, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institute of Health, USA, delivered the Key-Note Address entitled “Beyond the Human Genome Sequence: Translating Genomic Knowledge into Health Benifits”. Professor M.K Bhan, Secretary, Bepartment of Biotechnology, Government of India presided over the function and delivered a lecture on “Biotechnology in India”.

 

Workshops and Symposia

Methods and Applications of Molecular Phylogenetics (February 22, 2011)

The following lectures were delivered:

# Genomic Data and Distance Measures, by Partha P. Majumder

# Reconstruction of Phylogenetic Relationships: UPGMA and other Related Methods, by Partha P. Majumder

# Reconstruction of Phylogenetic Relationships: Neighbor-Joining & Maximum Parsimony Methods, by Professor Saitou Naruya, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan

# Applications and Examples of Molecular Phylogenetics, by Professor Saitou Naruya About 60 faculty members and research fellows from various institutions participated in this Workshop.

 

 

2010

 

Workshops and Symposia

“Clinical and Genetic aspects of Chronic and Infectious disease: with special reference to

Cancer and Tuberculosis” (December 11, 2010)

This Workshop was co-organized by NIBMG and College of Medicine & Jawaharlal

Nehru Memorial Hospital, Kalyani. The talks delivered in the Workshop were:

# Dr. Sushmita Bhattacharya (College of Medicine & Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial

Hospital, Kalyani): Immunopathogenesis of Tuberculosis

# Dr. Gobardhan Das (International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology,

New Delhi): Tuberculosis: An ancient disease with modern outlook

# Dr. Manidip Pal (College of Medicine & Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Hospital, Kalyani):

Epidemiology and Clinical Features of Cervical Cancer

# Dr. Sharmila Sengupta (National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Kalyani): Some

aspects of host virus interactions in HPV related cervical cancer pathogenesis

# Dr. Indranil Pal (College of Medicine & Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Hospital, Kalyani):

Introduction to Oral Cancer

# Dr. Bidyut Roy (Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata): Polymorphisms at multiple loci and

risk of oral leukoplakia and cancer

# Dr. Surajit Dhara (National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Kalyani): Targeted

chemotherapy in solid tumors

# Dr. Arindam Maitra ((National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Kalyani): International

Cancer Genome Consortium-India Project: An Overview

 

 

Introduction to Human Genetics and Genomics (October 5 to 7, 2010)

This Workshop aimed to introduce scientists, who are at the beginning of their

professional careers, to concepts, methods and platforms for the conduct of research on genetics

of human diseases. Lectures on the following topics were delivered in the Workshop:

# Structure and Organization of the Human Genome

# Basic Population Genetics

# Human Genome Databases

# Introduction to Complex Diseases

# Genetics of Cardiovascular Disease

# Cancer Genetics

# Genetics of Infectious Disease

# DNA Amplification and Genotyping

# Genome-wide Genotyping

# Statistics in Genetics

# DNA Sequencing