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  • Date: December 1,2012

    Time: 06:30 pm

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

    Title: Unity and Diversity of India - A Genomic Reconstruction from Ancestral Footfalls

    Description:

    Golden Jubilee Lectures
    Unity and Diversity of India - A Genomic Reconstruction from Ancestral Footfalls
    Speaker: Dr Partha P. Majumder, Director, National Institute of Biomedical Genomics
     
    Chair: Prof Samir K. Brahmachari, Secretary, Dept. of Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt. of India, and Director General, CSIR
     
    Providing a synthesis of the findings of studies in genomics theory and technology over the last decade, the talk will explain how these have enabled a scientific estimate of the extent of unity and diversity among the peoples of India, the reconstruction of their origins, and allowed us to trace trails of migration through the length and breadth of India, showing their impact on the population structure

  • Date: October 12,2012

    Time: 06:30 pm

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

    Title: Reading the Human Genome

    Description:

    Golden Jubilee Lectures
    Reading the Human Genome
    Speaker: Prof Sydney Brenner, Nobel Laureate, and Senior Distinguished Fellow, Crick-Jacobs Center
     
    Chair: Prof M.G.K. Menon, Life Trustee, IIC
     
    A pioneer in genetics and molecular biology, Prof Brenner was co-discoverer of messenger RNA, while he earned the Nobel Prize for Physiology for the insights into ageing and nerve cell function yielded by his research on the nematode