Events & Courses

Forthcoming Events

Dec 02-04, 2019 
CME and Hands on Wokshop on Exome Sequence Analysis and Interpretation for Clinicians
Government Medical College, Tirunelveli

Dec 23-24, 2019 
Hands on Wokshop on Exome Sequence Analysis and Interpretation for Clinicians
Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi

Jan 28-29, 2020 
CME and Hands on Wokshop on Exome Sequence Analysis and Interpretation for Clinicians
JIPMER Puducherry

Seminar Series on Hemoglobinopathies 2021

posted Feb 12, 2021, 3:45 AM by Vinod Scaria

Speakers & Sessions

Prof. Stuart Orkin, M.DDavid G. Nathan Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) InvestigatorHarvard Medical School, Boston, USAFebruary 6th, 2021, 7.00 pm (India time) and 8.30 am(Boston time) [Lecture Online]
Prof. Matt Porteus MD PhDProfessor of Paediatrics, Stanford School of Medicine, California.February 13th, 2021, 9.00 pm (India time) and 7.30 am (California time)
Prof. Martin H.Steinburg MDProfessor, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Boston University School of MedicineFebruary 20th, 2021, 7.00 pm (India time) and 8.30 am (Boston time)
Prof. Mark C. Walters, MDJordan Family Director, Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Professor of PediatricsUCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, OaklandFebruary 27th, 2021, 9.00 pm (India time) and 7.30 am (California time).
Prof. David Williams , MDLeland Fikes Professor of PediatricsHarvard Medical SchoolMarch 6th, 2021, 07.00 PM (India time)
More details at

Pediatric Neurogenomics Symposium

posted Feb 12, 2021, 3:43 AM by Vinod Scaria

Pediatric Neurogenomics Symposium 2021
Feb & March 2021

A seven-week online symposium on advances in diagnosis and treatment of neurogenetic disorders.

Organized by 

Center of Excellence & Advanced Research on Childhood Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Child Neurology Division, Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Organized in collaboration with 

CSIR Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB),Association of Child Neurology,International Child Neurology Teaching Network (The International Child Neurology Association)in association with the ICMR-AIIMS Computational Genomics Center
Center of Excellence is Funded by 
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare & CSR from India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd

Genomic Variant Analysis & Clinical Interpretation

posted Oct 26, 2020, 1:17 AM by Vinod Scaria   [ updated Dec 8, 2020, 11:09 PM ]

Genomic  Variant Analysis & Clinical Interpretation is an online course spanning 12 weeks providing hands-on exposure to analysis and clinical interpretation of genomic variants.
Who can attend
Clinicians, Clinical Geneticists and Genetic Counsellors
Students in Life Sciences and Biotechnology
Undergraduate and postgraduate Medical Students

Course Duration
12 weeks
Weekend classes with weekday assignments.
Starting December 2020

More Details at

Seminars in Pediatric Immunology 2020

posted Sep 24, 2020, 11:20 AM by Vinod Scaria   [ updated Dec 21, 2020, 1:27 AM ]

Seminars in Pediatric Immunology 2020 is Jointly organised by the Indian Academy of Pediatrics Kozhikode, Department of Pediatrics, Govt Medical College Kozhikode, GUaRDIAN and the Foundation for Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases.

Learn from the leaders | Series of 6 online seminars
In November & December 2020

Contact: Dr Geeta Govindaraj Email Web

November 06,2020
Is there a recurrent theme?
Kishore Warrier
Consultant in Paediatric Rheumatology, Nottingham Children's Hospital

November 13,2020
Helen Lachmann FRCP
Professor of Medicine, University College London

November 20,2020 08.00 PM Indian Time
Rheumatic Disease and the Human Condition
Dan Kastner MD, PhD 
NIH Distinguished Investigator, Scientific Director NHGRI

December 04, 2020 
Human type I interferonopathies
Yanick Crow FMedSci
MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, The University of Edinburgh

December 11, 2020
Familial Mediterranean fever in children: Current perspectives from an experienced country
Özge Başaran MD
Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

December 18, 2020
Marco Gattorno 
G. Gaslini Institute for Children, Genoa, Italy

Genomics in Clinics - JIPMER Puducherry

posted Nov 26, 2019, 2:22 AM by Vinod Scaria   [ updated Nov 26, 2019, 2:22 AM ]

CME on Genomics and applications in Clinical Medicine
28th January 2020

Hands on Workshop on Exome Sequence Analysis and Interpretation for Medical Professionals
28th and 29th January 2020

Cafe Genomics - Tirunelveli Medical College

posted Nov 26, 2019, 2:17 AM by Vinod Scaria   [ updated Nov 26, 2019, 2:17 AM ]

Cafe Genomics

For Faculty Members and Residents
CME on Genomics and applications in Clinical Medicine

Hands on Workshop on Exome Sequence Analysis and Interpretation for Medical Professionals

For Medical Students
Genomics for Budding Clinicians

CME on Genomics and applications in Clinical Medicine
(No Spot Registrations)
Faculty Members: Rs 750.00
Residents: Rs.500.00

Hands on Workshop on Exome Sequence Analysis and Interpretation for Medical Professionals
(Limited Registrations Only)
Faculty Members Rs.1900.00
Residents: Rs 1600.00

Dr BM Pabitha Devi MS
Associate Professor, Department of General Surgery
Tirunelveli Medical College
Ph: 94436-70995

Dr. J Johnsy Merla MD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
Tirunelveli Medical College
Ph: 94420-78802

Genetic and Genomic Medicine in Maternal and Fetal Care

posted Jun 18, 2019, 12:19 AM by Vinod Scaria   [ updated Aug 26, 2019, 10:06 PM ]

4th Annual Conference of 3MGM2019 on “Genetic and Genomic Medicine in Maternal and Fetal Care”
Madras Medical Mission, Chennai
September 13-15, 2019
Workshops on “Prenatal Interphase Fluorescence in situ Hybridisation” and “Exome Sequence Analysis and Interpretation”

For more information, please visit
The objective of this combined conference and workshop is to expand education and research in the field of fetal medicine and facilitate rapid translation of research findings into clinical application through the exchange of knowledge between expert clinicians and scientists. This event will provide valuable insight into the recent developments in genetics and genomics with its application in fetal medicine. To fulfil the above objective, we have gathered eminent and renowned speakers from all over India to present the latest advances.

We are very much looking forward to an exciting and inspirational meeting and to see you in Chennai during September, 2019

Dr. Bibhas Kar
Convenor- Conference
Course Director - Workshop

Conference Secretariat
Room No: T259 (2nd Floor, T-Block)
Center for Genetic Studies & Research
The Madras Medical Mission
4-A, Dr. J. J Nagar, Mogappair
Chennai 600 037, Tamilnadu, India
Ph: +91 44 26568000 Extn: 4259
Dr. Frenny J. Sheth, Institute of Human Genetics, Ahmedabad
Dr. Bibhas Kar, The Madras Medical Mission, Chennai
Dr. Manjeet Mehta, Genetic World, Mumbai
Dr. Mitesh Shetty, Manipal Hospitals, Bangalore
Dr. Prathima Radhakrishnan, Bangalore Fetal Medicine Centre, 
Dr. Prochi Madon, Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai
Dr. Shagun Agarwal, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad
Dr. S. Suresh, MediScan, Chennai
Dr. Usha P Dave, MILS International India, Mumbai
Dr. V. Vettriselvi, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai
Dr. Vinod Scaria, CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi
Dr. V. Geetha, The Madras Medical Mission, Chennai

Spotlight on Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders

posted May 8, 2019, 10:59 PM by Vinod Scaria   [ updated May 16, 2019, 8:23 PM ]

Date: Sunday, August 18, 2019
Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode, KERALA

Contact: Dr Geeta Govindaraj

Topics Covered
Introduction to Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders .Clinical cues to Diagnostic approach
Analysis and Interpretation of Flow Cytometry Data
Interpretation of CBC, Peripheral smear, Bone marrow in PIDs
Stem cell transplantation in PIDs
Genetic syndromes with Primary Immunodeficiency
Phagocytic burst assays
Supportive care in children with PID
Autoimmunity and Autoinflammation in PIDs
Genomics of Undiagnosed Rare Diseases
Analysing and Interpreting a Genetic Report
Visit to the Medical Research Unit & Overview of Research / Clinical Genetics Infrastructure 


Registration fee 
IAP member 750/- (1000/- After Aug 10th and spot)
Non IAP member 1250/- (1500/- After Aug 10th and spot)
PG student 500/- (750/- After Aug 10th and spot)

Online Transfer Details:
Indian Overseas Bank, Chevayoor branch
A/c Name: FPID (USA) Regional Diagnostic Centre for Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases
A/c No.089901000014519
IFSC Code: IOBA0000899
Please keep a copy/snapshot of the Bank Transfer Acknowledgement Slip

Geeta Govindaraj | Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode
Manisha Madkaikar | ICMR - NIIH, Mumbai
Fouzia NA | Christian Medical College, Vellore
Revathi Raj | Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Chennai
Mohandas Nair | Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode
Rajeevan K | Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode
Krishnan C | Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode
Sandhya P | St Stephen’s Hospital, Delhi
Abhinav Jain | CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology
Vinod Scaria | CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology

Racefor7 Delhi

posted Mar 15, 2019, 5:50 AM by Vinod Scaria   [ updated Mar 15, 2019, 5:50 AM ]

Race for 7 is an awareness run organized by Organization For Rare Disease India(ORDI), a not-for-profit organisation and one of the largest patient support groups on rare diseases in the country. The event symbolically represents the 7000 rare diseases with 7000 people running for 7 kilometres across multiple cities in India.

CSIR IGIB being one of the major research organisations working in the area of Rare Diseases in the country through its multiple research and clinical support will co-host to such an event in Delhi. 

The run is organised to address the challenges of rare disease patients and their families in India

When: Sunday, 17th March 2018. 
Where: CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology
South Campus, Mathura Road, Delhi

More information at :

Recent Advances in Cardiovascular Genetics and Genomics

posted Mar 13, 2019, 11:29 PM by Vinod Scaria   [ updated Mar 13, 2019, 11:34 PM ]

Jointly organized by 
Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pondicherry
& The Madras Medical Mission, Chennai
In association with CSIR – IGIB, Delhi

On 20th July, 2019
Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Puducherry

Clinicians, Researchers and Students

Dr. Bibhas Kar -MMM, Chennai 
Dr. Amritha Ganesh B -MGMCRI, Pondicherry
Basics of Genetics & Genomics for cardiologists, 
Genetics of fetal cardiac anomalies, Congenital heart disease, Cardiomyopathy in lysosomal storage disorder, 
Sudden cardiac death, Rheumatic heart disease, 
Arrhythmia syndromes- long QT, Brugada syndrome, 
hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, restrictive cardiomyopathy, arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, Pharmacogenomics, 
Genetic counselling in cardiovascular diseases

Dr. Bibhas Kar (MMM-CGSR, Chennai), 
Dr. Sridhar Sivasubbu (CSIR-IGIB, Delhi), 
Dr. Vinod Scaria (CSIR-IGIB, Delhi), 
Dr. Priya Chockalingam (CWI, Chennai), 
Dr. K. Thangaraj (CSIR-CCMB, Hyderabad), 
Dr. Jayesh Sheth (IHG, Ahmedabad), 
Dr. K. Sivakumar (MMM-ICVD, Chennai), 
Dr. Ulhas Pandurangi (MMM-ICVD, Chennai), 
Prof. C. Adithan (SBV,Pondicherry), 
Dr. S. Lakshmi (MMM-IRM, Chennai), 
Dr. Teena Koshy (SRU, Chennai) 

Dr. Bibhas Kar : 
Dr. Amritha Ganesh B 

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