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Enhancing our understanding of transcriptomes

Unravel the secrets of RNA and next-generation sequencing in this specialised training by Indo-Swiss experts on the frontiers of RNA transcriptome analysis. Sign up by February 5th 2023.

What goes on in a cell, and why should we care?

We all know that the cell is the smallest unit that can live on its own, and that makes up all living organisms. The transcriptome is the complete set of transcripts in a cell, and their quantity, for a specific developmental stage or physiological condition. Understanding the transcriptome means we can interpret the functional elements of the genome, and reveal the molecular constituents of cells and tissues. This is essential for our knowledge of development and disease, leading to more effective medicines and better preventive healthcare.

A powerful method to study the transcriptome is RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq). The high level of sensitivity and resolution provided by this technique makes it a valuable tool for investigating the entire transcriptional landscape. To dive into this, we bring the brightest minds at the forefront of research in life sciences from Switzerland and India for a specialised workshop. Switzerland, renowned for its medtech, biotech and pharma research, and India, with its rapidly growing medtech innovation space and the relevance of a unique population, make excellent partners in creating ground-breaking solutions in this field.

Who should sign up?

This hands-on workshop on Bulk RNA Sequencing is an excellent opportunity for researchers working on sequencing, students, professors, postdocs, startups in the NGS domain and industries from biotech / pharma / diagnostics segments working on sequencing. It covers a 360 degree view on RNA transcriptome analysis with both theoretical and practical insights.

Meet the mentors

Dr. Falco Julian Noe, Bioinformatician, Functional Genomics Center of ETH Zurich and University of Zurich, Switzerland

Dr. Timothy Andrew Sykes, Genomics Expert, Functional Genomics Center of ETH Zurich and University of Zurich, Switzerland

Dr. Sheetal Kalme, Manager, Business Development-Project Management, C-CAMP, India

Dr. Mohammed Atif, Program Lead, Tech Platforms and Projects, C-CAMP, India

Dr. Awadesh Pandit, Scientific Officer, Next Generation Genomics Facility, NCBS

This workshop is a part of the Functional Genomics Center Zurich & C-CAMP bilateral training initiative, now in its second and in-person edition. The training is set to empower advanced learners to accelerate novel technologies in gene sequencing and analysis.