1st TCGA Conference and Workshop in India

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TCGA is a landmark cancer genomics collaboration between the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) that has generated comprehensive, multi-dimensional maps of the key genomic changes in cancer. 

TCGA has molecularly characterized over 20,000 primary cancer and matched normal samples spanning 33 cancer types. The TCGA dataset, comprising more than two petabytes of multi-omics data such as whole genome sequencing, copy number variation, transcriptome and methylome, has been made publicly available.

Dates : September 21 – 22, 2019

Registrations Open : June 01, 2019

Early Bird Registrations : June 20 — September 20, 2019


Registrations open to students and professionals (basic scientists, translational researchers, clinical researchers, genomicists, bioinformaticians, bio-statisticians, big-data scientists) from academia, clinical medicine, industry and governmental agencies. 

Tentative Program

  • Topics :
     — TCGA evolution, architecture, data access policy and download, data organisation, access, practical tips, applications in multi-omics studies in cancer, quality aspects of experimental data, high-impact translational research that uses TCGA data, future directions of TCGA.
     — Indian cancer scenario, review of translational cancer research in India, Initiatives from government, academia and industry, need for TCGA-like resource in India 
  • Modes of learnings : plenary talks, keynote lectures, panel discussions, interactive Q&A sessions, one-on-one interaction with faculty members.
  • Expert faculty from US, UK and India 
  • Poster session for display of TCGA-themed research
  • Best poster awards
  • TCGA conference certificate

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