COMSTECH-FCC University International Workshop on Genomics and Genome Editing

May 24-27, 2016
Venue: Forman Christian College University, Lahore


S.No,

Resource Person

Resource Person’s Affiliation

Email Address

Title of Talk

1.

Dr. Kauser A. Malik

Professor of Biotechnology, Department of Biological Sciences, Forman Christian College University, Lahore-Pakistan

kausermalik@fccollege.edu.pk

Introduction to the Workshop

2.

Dr. Michael Jones

Professor, WA State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre (SABC), Murdoch University, Perth-Australia

M.Jones@murdoch.edu.au

1). 50 shades of GMO’s

2). Next Generation Sequencing – Applications to plant virology and biosecurity

3). The application of genome editing to improve the dietary quality of potatoes – strategies and improving acceptance

4). New approaches to crop pathogen resistance

3.

Dr. Tariq Zaman

Neuroscientist, Dept. of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, London-Canada

tzaman3@uwo.ca

1). Ca2.3 Gene Targeting and Brain Function

2). Neuron-specific LMO4 Gene Targeting and Chemogenetic Modulation to Develop Therapeutics

4.

Dr. Shahla Mohammad Gangi

Faculty member, National Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Tehran-Iran

shahlamg@yahoo.com

Investigation of promoter methylation of a  panel gene in Iranian patients with CRC and esophagous cancer

5.

Dr. Kamran Azim

Associate Professor, Jamil ur Rahman Center for Genomic Research, ICCBS, University of Karachi, Karachi-Pakistan

kamran.azim@iccs.edu

1). Next Generation DNA Sequencing-Technologies

2). RNA sequencing using trinity

6.

Dr. Bilal Wajid

Assistant Professor, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore-Pakistan

NA

1). Next Generation Sequencing-Softwares

2). Genome Assembly on Genobunto

3). Genome Wide Association Studies

7.

Dr. Aftab Bashir

Associate Professor, Department of Biological Science, Forman Christian College University, Lahore-Pakistan

aftabbashir@fccollege.edu.pk

1). SRA tool kit installation and raw data handling

2). Variant calling (SNP detection) using CLC bio Genomics

8.

Dr. Fiaz Ahmad

Assistant Professor, Bahauddin Zakria University, Multan-Pakistan

fahmad@bzu.edu.pk

 

Methylated DNA primer designing and analysis of targeted gene methylation

9.

Dr. Umar Sohail

Assistant Professor, Government College University, Faisalabad-Pakistan

umar.sohail@gcuf.edu.pk

 

1). Use of Qiime for studying Microbiome

2). Use of next generation sequencing for gut microbia

10.

Dr. Shahid Mansoor

Director/ Deputy Chief Scientist, National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Faisalabad- Pakistan

shahidmansoor7@gmail.com

CRISPR/Cas exploitation for crop improvement

11.

Dr. M. Saeed

Principal Scientist, National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Faisalabad- Pakistan

msaeed@nibge.org

1). CRISP/Cas 9 and plant virus resistance

2). Transient assay for delivery of CRISPR/Cas in Plants

12.

Dr. Imran Amin

Principal Scientist, National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Faisalabad- Pakistan

imran@nibge.org

1). CRISP/Cas 9 and VIGS for functional genomics

2). Transient assay for delivery of CRISPR/Cas in Plants

 

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