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Conference and Workshop on Multi-Omics Studies in Cancer  Sep 21, 2019

IISER Pune is happy to announce:

1st TCGA*-themed Conference and Workshop in India

Multi-Omics Studies in Cancer: Learnings from TCGA

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DateSeptember 21-25, 2019

Venue: IISER Pune

About: This event is co-organized by Centre for Translational Cancer Research (CTCR)**Persistent Systems*** and TCGA*, NIH, USA.

The event will comprise of 2 phases:

(a) A 2-day TCGA Conference: open to all registered delegates (September 21-22, 2019)

(b) A 3-day Hands-on TCGA Training Workshop: for pre-selected delegates only (September 23-25, 2019)

Dr. Jean Claude Zenklusen (Director, TCGA) will lead a team of TCGA experts who will serve as key faculty members for the conference and workshop. Dr. Renu Swarup (Secretary, DBT, GoI) and Prof. Shekhar Mande (DG-CSIR, GoI) will be the Chief Guests at the event. In addition, eminent translational cancer scientists and onco-clinicians from India and abroad have confirmed their presence at the conference as speakers.

The scientific agenda for this event has been designed keeping in view the interests of translational cancer researchers from various domains such as academia, biotech, pharmaceuticals, genomics, regulatory, bioethics and governmental agencies. The event is endorsed by the National Cancer Grid of India.

Registration:  TCGA-2019 Conference and Workshop website

Further queries: ctcr.tcga@gmail.com.

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*The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) is a 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 33 types of cancer. 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. This data goldmine has helped the global cancer research community to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. Many major cancer-related discoveries in the past decade have been referenced to the TCGA datasets.

**CTCR is a joint initiative between Prashanti Cancer Care Mission (PCCM), Pune and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune. This Centre has undertaken initiatives in cancer education, training and research to increase national capacity for translational cancer research in the Indian context.

*** Persistent Systems is a technology services company which builds software that drives the business of customers; enterprises and software product companies with software at the core of their digital transformation.

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