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This symposium offers 10 CME Credit Points in the Category II accredited by The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai | Workshop for 20 Clinicians only - Supported by an Unrestricted Educational Grant to CSIR-IGIB by Sanofi Genzyme India Pvt. Ltd.


MMM - Center for Genetic Studies & Research and CSIR - Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology welcomes you to participate in the 3rd MMM Genetics Meeting (3MGM2018) a symposium on “Advances in Genetic Diagnosis of Neurological Disorders” and workshop on “Exome Sequence Analysis and Interpretation” which will be held from 7th to 9th September 2018

The objective of this combined symposium and workshop is to provide knowledge about the application of genetics in neurology. It will provide valuable insight to researchers, practitioners and students about the recent findings in the field of neurogenetics, both basic and applied. We have gathered speakers from all over India to present the latest advances in the field of neurogenetics and genomics.

Center for Genetic Studies and Research has been involved in genetic research, diagnostics, counselling, and teaching and provides on-the-job training and observership to students in science and medicine.

Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology is a premier institute of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) devoted to biological research with a focus on genomics and molecular medicine, engaged in research of national importance.

We are very much looking forward to an exciting and inspirational meeting and to see you in Chennai during September, 2018.

Dr. Bibhas Kar
Convenor- Symposium
Course Director - Workshop
Dr. Sridhar Sivasubbu
Convenor - Symposium
Dr. Vinod Scaria
Course Director -Workshop

Organizing Committee


Dr. K. Jacob
Honorary Secretary

Mr. John Joseph
Honorary Treasurer

Convenors & Course Directors

Dr. Bibhas Kar
Dr. Sridhar Sivasubbu
Dr. Vinod Scaria

Scientific Committee

Advisory Committee

Dr. Jayanthi Arulneyam

Dr. I. C. Verma, Delhi

Ms. B. Linda Catherine

Dr. Mitali Mukerji, Delhi

Ms. Afreen Aftab

Dr. B. R. Das, Mumbai

Ms. A. Sumathy

Prof. A. J. S. Bhanwer, Punjab

Ms. Karishma Abhisek

Dr. G. R. Chandak, Hyderabad

Dr. Senthil Kumaran

Dr. K. Thangaraj, Hyderabad

Dr. Rosaline Rachel

Dr. Parimal Das, Varanasi

Ms. Anita Roshni Das

Dr. Asha Multani, USA

Dr. R. Padmavathi

Dr. M. Naveed, Dubai

Ms. M. Kavitha

Dr. U. Radhakrishnan, Switzerland

Dr. Deepa C. Philip

Dr. Koustav Ganguly, Sweden

Mr. S. P. Raj

Dr. Nitish R. Mahapatra, Chennai

Mr. V. Vinod Kumar

Dr. Radha Saraswathy, Vellore

Prof. C. R. Srikumari Srisailapathy, Chennai

Dr. Solomon F. D. Paul, Chennai

Dr. M. Parani, Chennai

Dr. S. Kirankumar, Chennai

Dr.Jayshree Nellore, Chennai

Testimonials from 3MGM2017

This symposium was a timely initiative taken by the organizers that helped bridge the gap between clinicians and researchers.
- Dr. Soumya Swaminathan
    Former Director General, ICMR
    WHO Deputy Director General

3MGM2017 paved a way to better understand the importance of genetics and genomics in cardiac diseases and clinical practice in our country.
- Late Dr. Lalji Singh
Padma Shri, Former Director, CCMB
Former Vice-Chancellor, BHU

The subject matter of the symposium provided an insight into basic genetics for practicing cardiologists.
- Dr. Girish Sahni
Director General, CSIR

The symposium helped to update and to come out with some recommendations for Genetic studies in cardiovascular disease to further improve understanding and treatment.
- Dr. K. K. Talwar
Padma Bhushan, Chairman of Cardiology, Max Healthcare
President, ISHR-Indian section

It was an elaborate scientific session and participants were enormously benefited through this symposium.
- Prof. S. P. Thyagarajan
Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Madras
Professor of Eminence & Dean (Research), SRU

I extend my greetings to the organizers of 3MGM2017 and wish them a grand success.
- Dr. Harsh Vardhan
Minister, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences
Government of India





8:00 – 9:00


9:00 – 9:30


9:30 – 10:30

Session I: Advancements in Neurogenomic Research
Chairpersons: Dr. Prithika Chary, Dr. K S Raman

9:30 – 9:50

Introduction to Genomics Medicine: Genome & Exome Sequencing for Rare Genetic Diseases

Dr. Vinod Scaria

9:50 – 10:10

Next Generation Sequencing for Mitochondrial Disorders – Implications for Neurological Diseases.

Dr. Sridhar Sivasubbu

10:10 – 10:30

Clinical Utility of NGS & Cytogenetic Microarray (CMA) in Intellectual Disability

Dr. Usha Dave

10:30 – 10:50

Tea Break + Photo Session

10:50 – 11:50

Session II: Relevance of Genetics in Neuromuscular and Movement Disorders
Chairpersons: Dr. D Kamala, Dr. R Sridharan

10:50 – 11:10

Utility of Genetic Testing in Children with Neuromuscular Diseases

Dr. V. Vishwanathan

11:10 – 11:30

Spinal Muscular Atrophy, the Exciting Journey from Disease to Therapy Heralds a New Era in Neurogenetics

Dr. I.C. Verma

11:30 – 11:50

Muscular Dystrophies in Genomic Era- Strategies in Management

Dr. Sumita Danda

11:50 – 13:10

Session III: Relevance of Genetics in Neurodegenerative Disease
Chairpersons: Dr. Bibhas Kar,  Dr. Maya Thomas

11:50 – 12:10

Cerebellar Ataxias in the Indian Population: From Research to Translational Applications

Dr. Mitali Mukerji

12:10 – 12:30

Lysosomal Storage Disorders in Children with Neurodegeneration

Dr. Jayesh Sheth

12:30 – 12:50

Excavating Pragmatic Drug Targets to Suppress the Pathogenesis of Poly (Q) Mediated Neurodegenerative Disorders

Dr. Surajit Sarkar

12:50 – 13:10

Recent Advancements in the Understanding of Neurodegenerative Diseases Based on Large Scale GWAS, Exome and Whole Genome Studies

Dr. Ganesh Chauhan

13:10 – 14:00


14:00– 14:20

Poster Session

14:20 – 15:40

Session IV: Relevance of Genetics in Stroke and Channelopathies
Chairpersons: Dr. Thamburaj VA,   Dr. Akshay Anand

14:20 – 14:40

Neurological Disorders due to Gene Based Channelopathies

Prof. R. Pazhani

14:40 – 15:00

In Search of Genomic Determinants in a Rare Familial Epilepsy – an Experience

Dr. Radha Mahadevan

15:00 – 15:20

Genetic Aspects of Stroke

Dr. Deepak Arjundas

15:20 – 15:40

Dissecting the Genetics of Intracranial Aneurysm in Indian Population

Dr. Moinak Banerjee

15:40– 16:00

Tea Break


Session V: Panel Discussion
Moderator: Dr. Sunil K. Narayanan

16:00 – 16:30

Genetics:  Where it has Impacted Most in Routine Neurological Practice Today

Dr. M. R. Sivakumar
Dr. V. Viswanathan
Dr. Jayesh Sheth
Dr. Vinod Scaria
Dr. Akshay Anand

Session VI: Company Talk

16:30 – 16:50

Advances in Neurogenetic Disorders

Dr Atul Thatai

16:50 – 18:00

Session VII: Platform Presentation (Award Category)
Chairpersons: Dr. Bhuvana R., Dr. Jayanthi Arulneyam


Utility of Next Generation Sequencing in the Diagnosis of Infantile Epileptic Encephalopathy: Case Reports

Ms. Disha Sawhney


Computational Analysis of miRNA Based Regulation in Alzheimer’s Disease

Mr. Harishchander Anandaram


Establishment of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Lines from an Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Individual and his Sibling Control

Ms. V. Prasidhee


Systems Approach in Neurodegenerative Conditions- Neuroinflammation

Ms. L. Priyadharshini


A Chemically Induced Zebrafish Model for Huntington’s Disease like Phenotype

Ms. Velanganni Selvaraj


Decoding the Mechanisms of the Neurotransmitter Dopamine Catabolism by Monoamine Oxidase B

Mr. Vikas Arige

18:00 – 18:15

Valedictory & Awards Session




8.00  – 8.15

Introduction to the Course

Dr. Sridhar Sivasubbbu

8.15 – 9.15

Setting up the Computers Systems


9.15  –10.15

Session I: Introduction to Linux, Setting up the System and Prerequisites


10.15  – 10.30

Tea Break

10.30 –11.30

Exome Sequencing Analysis Pipeline: An Overview

Dr. Vinod Scaria

11.30  – 12.30

Session II: File Formats and Quality Assessment.


12. 30 –13.30


13.30 – 15.00

Session III: Reference Alignment


15.00 – 15.30

Tea Break

15.30 – 18.00

Session IV: Reference Alignment and Recap





9.00 –10.00

Recap and Reporting by Participants

10.00 – 11.00

Session V: Alignment Statistics


11.00 – 11.30

Tea Break

11.30  – 12.30

Session VI: Variant Calling and Visualization


12. 30 –13.30


13.30 – 15.00

Session VII: Variant Interpretation and Validation


15.00 – 15.30

Tea Break

15.30 – 18.00

Recap and Discussions

Registration Fee




Early Bird Registration

(Till August 1st)



Late Registration

(Till August 31st)



Spot Registration



Workshop (clinicians only)


7,000 (Government)
10,000 (Private)

To be paid by Demand Draft (or) NEFT in favour of the Madras Medical Mission payable at Chennai. Please post the DD along with the registration form to the address mentioned in the last page.

Note: Registration fee should be paid only by cash for spot registration Participants are requested to arrange their own accommodation

Name of the Account:


Account No.


Name of the Bank:

Union Bank of India, TSK Nagar Branch, MMM Extn Counter, No. 4A, Dr. J.J. Nagar, Mogappair, Chennai 600 037

Swift Code:


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Online Registration

For online registration and abstract submission

3 best papers and 3 best posters from the free paper and poster presentation category will be awarded.

For further information please contact.

Ms. Linda Catherine B
Research Assistant
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