A one-day symposium on Genes, Environment and Disease is being organised by the School of Bio Sciences and Technology attached to the VIT University in association with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, on December 19.
According to VIT Chancellor G Viswanathan, as many as eight prominent scientists from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, and the National Cancer Centre, Singapore, will deliver lectures on selected topics of human health and diseases. The Inaugural Scientific lecture will be delivered by Emeritus Professor A T Natarajan, Leiden University Medical Centre on ‘Chromosome Aberrations: Past, Present and Future’.
Several scientists from India will deliver presentations on prevention of diabetic complications, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and application of genomics in medicine and practice.
This symposium will be followed by a two-day workshop on Molecular Cytogenetics, Epigenetics and Genomics on December 20 and 21. There will be lectures and hands-on laboratory sessions on the techniques used in biomedical research such as molecular cytogenetics, fluorescence in situ hybridisation, immune-staining and genomics analysis.
Six resource personnel from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine will be involved in conducting the workshop.