Pre-conference Workshop & Summit



Preconference Dry Workshop



09:00 AM to 9.20 AM

Uncover the hidden complexities of biology with single cell solutions: 10x Genomics portfolio overview

Sachin Minhas, PhD

09:20 AM to 10:10 AM

Improved Single Cell Profiling with Gene Expression Flex Assay: Workflow and Sample Preparation

Anjali Verma, PhD

10:10 AM to 10:55 AM

Inside of Technology: Chromium X instrument

Santosh Prasad Srirangan

10:55 AM to 11:25AM

Single Cell Loupe Browser demonstration

Santosh Prasad Srirangan

11:25 AM to 12.00 PM

Special session: Xenium Introduction

Anjali Verma, PhD


12.00 PM to 12.30 PM

Lunch Break



12:30 PM to 13:00 PM

Technology Introduction & Workflow

Dr. Marshall Feterl, PhD

13:00 PM to 13:30 PM

Case Studies

Dr. Marshall Feterl, PhD

13:30 PM to 13:55 PM

Project Planning

Dr. Paras Yadav, PhD

13:55 PM to 14:25 PM

Experiment Design

Dr. Paras Yadav, PhD


14:25 PM to 15:15 PM

Unique enzyme chemistry for rapid and comprehensive RNA transcript capture

Nishi Kumar


15:15 PM - 15:30 PM

Tea Break



15:30 PM to 15:45 PM

Introduction to PacBio Bioinformatics solution

Wilson Cheng

15.45 PM to 16:10 PM

Iso-Seq: Newest tools to identify the full-length transcripts in PacBio HiFi data.

Wilson Cheng

16:10 PM to 16:35 PM

MAS Seq: Newest tools/pipelines to analysis PacBio single cell data.

Wilson Cheng

16:35 PM to 17:00 PM

Metagenome: Newest tools/pipelines to analysis PacBio metagenomic data.

Wilson Cheng


5.00pm - 5.30pm

Tea/Coffee Break with Exhibitors



5.30pm - 6.00pm



Chair: Dr. Arjun Guha

6.00pm - 6.45pm

Building distributed capacity in genome sequencing for One Health

Dr. Anurag Agarwal; Ashoka University


Data science and Patient Data Integration for NextGen Healthcare

Dr. Stephen Turner, PacBio

7.15pm - 7.45pm

Cancer Sample Banking & Omics Integration

Dr. Abhishek Mohanty; HCG

Rita Mukhopadhyay

7.45pm -8.30pm

Panel Discussion on Atmanirbhar Bharat in NextGen Healthcare



8.30pm - 10.30pm

Cocktail Dinner & Networking


Pre-conference Workshop & Summit



Anurag Agrawal; Dean-Ashoka University

Vinay Nandicoori; Director-CCMB

Souvik Maity; Director-IGIB

Stephen Turner; CTO-PacBio

Nidhi Singh; Sr. Fellow-DST, GoI

Lakmal Jayasinghe, Sr. VP R&D-Nanopore Technologies

Day 1: Genomics Analysis & Technology Conference


8.00am - 9.00am

Speaker Details


Organ Specific Genomics & Drug Discovery

Chair: Dr. Arvind Ramanathan

9.00am to 9.30am

Sanjeev Galande

Gene regulatory network and dynamic epigenome in Hydra head organizer formation: New insights into regeneration

9.30am - 9.55am


Cardiogenomics, stem cells and precision medicine

9.55am - 10.20pm

Subhabrata Chakraborty

Identifications and Functional Characterizations of Interacting Genes and Proteins in a Blinding Disease in Children Through Multi-Omics Approach

10.20am - 10.45am

Reshmi Nair (Biocon)

BCA101: a tumor targeted bifunctional antibody inhibiting EGFR and TGF-β for treatment of cancer


10.45am – 11.05




11.05am - 11.20am

Tea Break

Single Cell Genomics in Disease & Oncogenomics

Chair: Dr. Minhaj Sirajuddin


Ramanuj Dasgupta

Tumor evolution: “through the looking glass of single cells

11.30am - 11.50am

10X Genomics: Anjali Verma

Empowering Impactful Science with Leading Edge Single Cell, Spatial, and In Situ Technologies


Wan Yue

Studying RNA structure in single cells

12.15pm - 12.40pm

Radhakrishnan Sabarinathan

Immunoproteasome as biomarker to predict prognosis and response to immune checkpoint blockade therapies in solid tumours

12.40pm - 1.10pm

BioRad: Tommy Lo

Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) analysis, NGS and Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR): Bio-Rad portfolio of cancer and liquid biopsy tools


1.10pm - 2.30pm

Posters & Lunch Break

Spatial Genomics & Onco-Diagnostics

Chair: Dr. Deepak Modi

2.30pm - 3.00pm

Quan Nguyen

Applying spatial transcriptomics and computational analyses to study drug responses and cancer-immune cell interactions

3.00pm - 3.25pm



3.25pm - 3.50pm

Amit Dutt

Understanding Lymph Node Metastases in Oral Cancer by Genomic Analysis

3.50pm - 4.15pm

Omshri Shetty**

Comprehensive Genomic Profiling of Solid Tumors - Indian Perspective





4.35pm - 4.55pm

Coffee Break

Population Genomics & Epigenetics

Chair: Dr. Ramanuj Das Gupta

5.05pm - 5.25pm

Moinak Bannerjee

Epigenetic dissection of neuropsychiatric disorders: hypes and hopes

5.25pm - 5.50pm

Nanopore Technologies

Democratising Sequencing: Technology and Applications of Oxford Nanopore

5.50pm - 6.15pm

Arindam Maitra

Genome-wide association study identifies maternal genotypes and DNA methylation marks associated with spontaneous preterm delivery in Indian women

6.15pm - 6.40pm

Analabha Basu

Why India needed a Genome Sequencing Project of its own

6.40pm - 7.05pm

MGI: Ravi Chillukoti

MGI Solutions for Population-level genome-wide discovery and validation population genomic projects.


Prashanth Suravajhala

Grand challenges in the Era of Systems Genetics and Genomics: Science meets Serendipity


7.05pm - 8.30pm

High Tea with Exhibitors & Posters


7.05pm - 8.30pm

Penel Discussion on Entrepreneurship & Fund Raising


8.30pm - 10.30pm

Dinner & Networking


Day 2: Genomics Analysis & Technology Conference


8.00am - 9.00am

Speaker Details


Metagenomics in Health & Disease I

Chair: Dr. Sunil Laxman

9.00am to 9.30am

Vineet Sharma

Western and non-western gut microbiomes reveal new roles of Prevotella in carbohydrate
metabolism and mouth-gut axis

9.30am - 9.55am

Senjuti Saha

Unbiased metagenomics to shed light on the dark side of meningitis

9.55am - 10.20pm

Niranjan Nagarajan

Obtaining Genomes from Metagenomes – Challenges and Applications 

10.20am - 10.45am




10.45am - 11.15am

Tea Break

Metagenomics in Health & Disease II

Chair: Dr. Sabarinath


Vikrant Bhor

Gut microbiome-immune system cross talk influences disease severity in HCMV infected infants

11.45am - 12.10pm

Yogesh Hooda

Using genomics to tackle paediatric infections and antimicrobial resistance: one step at a time


Palok Aich

Perturbation is the key to understand roles of gut microbiota on gut-adipose-brain axis

12.35pm - 12.55pm

Vizgen: Divyank Mahajan

Mapping the future with Spatial Genomics


12.55pm - 2.30pm

Poster & Lunch Break

 Rare Disease Genomics & Discovery Genomics I

Chair: Dr. Tina Mukherjee

2.00pm - 2.25pm

Dineshini Hettiarachchi

Ending the diagnostic odyssey of rare diseases

2.25pm - 2.50pm

Dasaradhi P

Single cell transcriptomics identifies novel regulators of mitochondrial states in pluripotent stem cells of Planaria

2.50pm - 3.15pm

Bhavana Muralidharan

Chromatin regulation of human neural stem cells by putative causative of intellectual disability- LSD1


3.50pm - 4.15pm

Tea with Exhibitors

Discovery Genomics II

Chair: Dr. Dasaradhi Palakodeti

3.45pm - 4.05pm

Md. Farhan

Single Cell Genomics and Targeted Drug Discovery for Autism: Insights from Drosophila melanogaster’s SSDP and Human SSBP3 Proteins

4.05pm - 4.30pm

Prashant Kumar

Genomics to understand the aetiology of highly prevalent cancers in India

4.30pm - 4.55pm

Usha Dutta

Long-read Genome Sequencing of Structural Variants in Humans


Deepak Modi

Switching on Meiosis in Mammalian Germ Cell

5.20pm - 5.45pm

Kundan Sengupta



5.30pm - 6.30pm

High Tea