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Dr. Munish Kumar and Dr. Awadh Bihari Yadav

Department of Biochemistry and Centre of Biotechnology, University of Allahabad, Allahabad are jointly organizing, Global Initiative for Academic Network (GIAN) Course from July 14th to 21th, 2017 on “Non-coding RNA, Gene Polymorphisms and RNA interference role in Human disease”.  Prof. Yong Li from Cleveland Clinic, Lerner Research Institute USA would be taking lecture in the course. Inauguration of the GIAN course will be held on July 14th , 2017 at 10:00 A.M in Auditorium of Nehru Science Centre, AU. Prof. R. L. Hangloo, Vice-Chancellor, University of Allahabad will chair the Inaugural Session. Prof. R. K. Singh (local GIAN coordinator) will discuss the GIAN program and its features. Prof. Yong Li is a Professor in Cancer Biology at Cleveland Clinic, USA, he has obtained his Ph.D. degree from Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and did postdoctoral research with Nobel Laureate Dr. Sidney Altman at Yale University. He started his independent research at University of Louisville and his academic career focuses on the biological and pathological functions of noncoding RNAs, the RNA molecules that function without being translated into proteins. Supported by several federal grants, he employs molecular cell biology, mouse models and human specimens to define the precise noncoding molecular events that are responsible for cancer initiation, cancer progression, and cancer susceptibility. He has published more than 80 articles, about half of them during the past four years. Prof. Li has served on multiple national and international grant review panels of federal and private funding agencies, including the NIH, NSF, NASA, DOD and American Heart Association, Canada Foundation for Innovation, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Wellcome Trust Fund, and Wellcome Trust Fund-DBT India Alliance. The 8 days GIAN course will consist of participants from throughout India. The course will consist of four modules:


Module 1: Introduction to microRNA and diseases (July 14th -16th, 7 lectures);

Module 2: (CAR) T-Cell Therapy and its future prospective (January, 16th -17th, 4 lectures)

Module 3: Single Nucleotide Polymorphism, Genotoxicity and Cancer (January, 18th -19th, 3 lectures)

Module 4: RNA Interference role in translational research (January 19th -21st, 4 lectures)

The course will also consist of lab sessions and experimental demonstrations

For any query, please contact

Dr. Awadh Bihari Yadav at awadh.cdri@gmail.com;

Dr. Munish Kumar at munishkp@gmail.com;

For course detail http://www.gian.iitkgp.ac.in//files/brochures/BR1476437568GIAN_Broucher_Young_Li.pdf