International Workshop on Data Science and Modern Biology
Aravind Medical Research Foundation, December 20-21, 2021
The workshop had 70 participants attending in person. Guest lectures and mini-workshops were conducted online. Dr.A.Vanniarajan, Scientist, Molecular Genetics Department welcomed the gathering and Prof.K.Dharmalingam set the context of the workshop. Three speakers, Dr.G.Kumaramanickavel from Narayana Nethralaya, Bengaluru, Dr.S.Karutha Pandian from Alagappa University, Karaikudi, and Dr.D.Bharanidharan, AMRF, Madurai delivered their lectures in person. Eight speakers including three from the UK delivered lectures online. Since one of the objectives of the meeting is to inculcate research aptitude among the young scholars, a special session was organised for interaction of the research scholars with the experts. The workshop on “Single Cell-Omics and spatial transcriptome profiling” conducted by Premas Life Sciences introduced the new field of Visium technology for transcriptome studies using archival samples. Another workshop on “Nanostring technology” by TheraCues team covered the different aspects of gene expression studies from sample preparation to data generation along with its utility in disease biology.