Announcements (Related to 2019 conference and workshop)

Dates : September 21-22, 2019

Early Bird : (June 01- July 20, 2019) (Expired)

Registrations Open : June 01, 2019

Late : (July 21-September 20, 2019) (Open)

Spot : (September 21-22, 2019 ) (Open)

Submission Open : June 01, 2019

Submission Close : August 31, 2019 (abstract submission deadline has expired)

Abstract Screening Process : August 21- August 31, 2019

Notification of Acceptance of Abstract (Invitation for Poster Presentation) : September 05, 2019

Workshop Dates : September 23-25, 2019

Applications Open : June 01, 2019

Applications Close : August 31, 2019

Notification of Selection for Workshop : September 5, 2019

Workshop Registration and Payment of Fees : September 5-10, 2019

Pre-Workshop Communications ( for pre-selected applicants only ) : September 05-September 15, 2019

About TCGA

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.

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Organisers

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune
www.iiserpune.ac.in
Prashanti Cancer Care Mission (PCCM), Pune
www.prashanticancercare.org
Persistent Systems
https://www.persistent.com/
The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), USA
http://cancergenome.nih.gov

Chief Guests

Dr. Renu Swarup

Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi

Prof. Shekhar Mande

Director General, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India, New Delhi

Faculty

Highlights

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
  • Applications 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.
  • Workshop participation will be limited to only candidates pre-selected from applicant pool.
  • For details of workshop application, selection and registration process, please visit the workshop registration page.

Tentative Workshop Syllabus

Hands-on training sessions will be conducted by TCGA faculty on the following topics:

  • Orientation to TCGA data types, quality attributes, software, pipelines and annotations
  • Access to multi-omics TCGA data using Genomics Data Commons (GDC) data portal
  • Mining of TCGA data using web-based exploration tools (such as cBioPortal and FireBrowse)
  • Access and analysis of genomics, transcriptomics and epigenetics data using R packages
  • A walk through of online exploration tools (such as Tumor Map and Xena) to explore the results of high-throughput cancer genomics experiments
  • Key findings from Pan-Cancer Atlas
  • How to perform a TCGA-themed study and write a manuscript?

Registration

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2-day Conference
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3-day Hands-on TCGA Training Workshop

Sponsorship

Considering the unique TCGA theme of the event, esteemed faculty and informative agenda, we expect strong delegate participation from India and abroad. We expect delegates representing various domains such as basic and molecular biology, translational research, genomics, bioinformatics, big data sciences from academia, clinical science, industry and government . Therefore, this event will provide an ideal platform for a wide-spread outreach and excellent networking opportunity.

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