Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Students training for genetic sequencing data in COMSTECH

Karachi, an international bioinformatics workshop three days of the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (bitch) organized in collaboration with COMSTECH ended on Monday.

The main objective of the workshop is to present a practical approach to Ensembl genome browser a more known for the recovery of genomic information and command line options for the analysis of whole genome sequencing data for research that introduce students, postdoctoral fellows and teachers was

An introduction to the Ensembl Genome Browser, complete with demonstrations and practical exercises with the human genome as a reference, was part of the initial workshop components. The high-throughput genotyping analysis and sequencing of the entire genome of human data were also presented in order to promote the use of bioinformatics for health and research in the life sciences.

Researchers and clinicians introduced and trained in the use of Internet resources workshop to analyze the vast amount produced by high-throughput sequencing of genomic DNA data.

The introduction of a genomic revolution in recent years, a number of discoveries made possible both in research and medicine. The latest results will provide many benefits and improvements in human quality of life of the common through diagnosis and personalized treatment.

With the current genomic information, it will be possible to predict and control the sensitivity of a person to a particular disease or infection, so that appropriate intervention to reduce the diagnostic tests and painful and expensive treatments.

This development will reduce costs and increase the efficiency of diagnosis. The workshop also focused on the training of scientists and Pakistani doctors that the genetic approach to clinical practice to translate.

The instructors are Dr. Qasim Ayub, staff scientist at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Hinxton, UK; Dr. Vincenza Colonna, scientists at the National Institute of Genetics and Biophysics, Naples, Italy Research Council; Dr Luca Pagani, postdoc, Biological Anthropology Department at the University of Cambridge, UK; and Dr. Denise Silva Carvalho, Ensembl Outreach Officer at the European Bioinformatics Institute in Hinxton, EMBL, UK.

An online conference was delivered by Dr. Giulietta Spudich, director Ensembl Outreach Project at the European Bioinformatics Institute EMBL-, while the focus of Professor Syed Qasim Mehdi dog was.