By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 20th November:- PGIMER Chandigarh successfully completes its first national workshop on “Pharmacogenomics using next generation sequencing” held from 13th to 15th November, 2017. Regarding this, the organizing chairman Dr. Bikash Medhi, organizing vice chairman Dr. Ajay Prakash said that the high end workshop was highly successful with participants from AIIMS (New Delhi), ICMR, JIPMER, PGIMER and other premier institutes and ranged from both Industry and academia. The workshop was inaugurated by remarkable speeches of Director PGI (Prof.) Jagat Ram, Prof. Rajesh Kumar (Dean, academics), Dr. Amitava Chakrabarti (Prof. and Head, Department of Pharmacology) and Dr. Deepak Kaul (Prof. & Head, Department of experimental medicine and biotechnology). Organizing secretary Dr. Phulen sarma informed that the scientific sessions were quite interactive and were highly appreciated by the delegates. The topics covered were from basics of pharmacogenomics to advanced topics like next generation sequencing. There were also practical hands on session on primer designing, DNA extraction and next generation sequencing data analysis. The workshop also formulated some recommendations regarding requirement of pharmacogenomic data for Indian population and requirement of drug herb - interaction data and pharmacogenomics of herbal drugs, which will be forwarded to Ministry of health and family welfare, Govt. Of India as recommendations. The workshop was organized as a joint initiative from Department of Pharmacology, PGIMER, Chandigarh and Medical Pharmacologists Society (Research council).