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Monday 14th December 2015

8.30am - 9.00am

Welcome and Introduction

9.00am - 9.45am

Prof. Thiruma Arumugam

Natural Products in Stroke

9.45am - 10.30am

Prof. Rita Christopher

Clinical applications of Tandem Mass Spectrometry

10.30am - 11.15am

Prof. Akshay Anand

Valorisation of molecular diagnostic technologies

11.15am - 12.00pm

Prof. Thiruma Arumugam

Cell culture techniques

12.00pm - 12.45pm

Prof. Thiruma Arumugam

Practical session 1 Cell culture technique

12.45pm - 1.45pm


1.45pm - 5.00pm

Prof. Thiruma Arumugam

Practical session 2 Cell culture technique

Tuesday 15th December 2015

Practical session 3- Genetic testing

8.00am - 8.40am

Dr. Ashwin Dalal

Introductory lecture -Basics, importance, Benefit to patients and their families, future direction of genetic testing towards personalized medicine.

8:45am - 9:00am

Dr. Aneek Bawmik

Introduction to Practical session

9:00am - 9:30am

Preparation of PCR master mixtures and running PCR for DMD and HD

9:30am - 12:30pm

Interactive discussion

Group 01-(1.5hours)

  • Demonstration session for MLPA

  • DMD genotyping by Multiplex PCR Vs MLPA

  • MLPA Data interpretation for DMD and SMA using GENEMARKER or COFFEALYZER software. (All Students will be provided with a copy of software.)

Group 02-(1.5hours)
  • Genotyping for Triplet Repeat disorders- Singleplex PCR and TP PCR.

  • Introduction to Primer designing using Primer 3 software (After 1.5 hrs groups will have rotation)

12.30pm - 1.30pm


1.30pm -5.00pm

Practical session 4

RNA extraction and RT PCR demonstration Practical session 5- Genetic testing , continuation
•Demonstration of preparation of Agarose gel, Agarose gel electrophoresis by two groups for their PCR
•Results interpretation based on Gel electrophoresis
•Interactive discussion on common errors of PCR, Possible precautions, Tips for good results.

Wednesday 16th December 2015

8.30am - 9.00am

Prof. Weidong Le

Neuroprotection of green tea polyphenols in Parkinson’s disease

9.00am - 9.30am

Prof. Shigang He

Neuroprotection in glaucoma therapy

9.30am - 10.00am

Prof. Shengtian Li

Early-stage epileptogenesis and intervention

10.00am - 10.30am

Prof. Yongting Wang

Neuroprotection and neurogenesis after ischemic brain injury

10.30am - 11.00am

Prof. Yun Wang

Cofilin-actin forms rod structure impairs synapse and synaptic function in neurological diseases

11.00am - 11.30am

Prof. Weidong Li

Rapamycin and Neuropsychiatric disorderstechnique

11.30am - 12.00pm

Prof. Yu Alex Zhang

Nonhuman primate models for stem cell applications

12.00pm - 12.40pm

Prof. Toshiki Mizuno

Lesson from hereditary cerebral small vessel disease technique

12.40pm - 1.40pm


1.45pm - 2.30pm

Prof. Akshay Anand

Economic analysis of Research output

2.30pm - 3.15pm

Prof. Mitali Mukerji

Convolution in Spinocerebellar Ataxia through Genomic Approach.


Dr. Shamsundar

Plastination of brain

4.00pm - 4.45pm

Prof. Arunasalam Dharmarajan

sFRP4 in brain cancer

Thursday 17th December 2015

Scientific Session 1

9.00am - 10.30am

Prof. (Dr). Harry W.M. Steinbusch

EURON Session

Scientific Session 2: Natural Product symposium
     Chairperson: Prof. Zhu Yi Zhun and Moderator : Mr. Nalaka Wijekoon

10.30am - 11.10am

Prof. Zhu Yi Zhun

Novel compounds discovery from natural resources: from bench to bedside

11.10am - 11.50am

Prof. Vijayalakshmi Ravindranath

Novel disease modifying therapy for Alzheimer s disease - Insights from nature- based on the extract of a plant used in traditional medicine in India.

11.50am - 12.30pm

Dr. Kristi Haik

The use of nanotechnology in drug delivery to the brain as a treatment for neurodegenerative diseases

12.30pm - 1.30pm


1.30pm - 2.10pm

Dr. Mitali Mukerji

Ayurgenomics: Novel integrative approach for stratified medicine

2.10pm- 3.00pm

Prof. Vijay Jayasena

Development of novel healthy foods and Value adding to agricultural products

3.00pm - 3.40pm

Prof. Yiming Li

Procyanidin oligomers and their bioactivity in cinnamon bark

3.40pm - 4.20pm

Prof. Rajat Sandhir

Curcumin (turmeric) nanoparticles as a therapeutic intervention to Neurodegenerative diseases i.e Huntington s disease.

6.00pm onwards

Panel discussion and Conference dinner

Friday 18th December 2015

Proteomics session 1- Conducted by Professor Yetrib Hathout

9.00am - 11.00am

Fundamentals of MS-based proteomics- Part I.; introduction to proteomics; introduction to mass spectrometry; basic proteomic approaches and methods

11:15am – 12.45pm

Fundamentals of MS-based proteomics- Part II.; Quantitative proteomics: Label free and stable isotope labeling strategies

12.45pm - 1.45pm


Proteomics Session 2 -conducted by Professor Yetrib Hathout

2:00pm – 3:30pm

Proteomics application to basic and clinical research.

4:00pm - 7:00pm

Practical class: Tips on samples preparation for proteomic experiments. Learn how to use bioinformatics tools for mass spectrometry data processing: database search and Protein identification using Peptide Mass Fingerprinting and sequence query. Short Assignment.

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