Welcome to 4thAnnual Conference of 3MGM2019
Chennai, India

September 13-15, 2019

Eligible for The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University - Credit points | Exome Workshop for 20 Clinicians only - Supported by an Unrestricted Educational Grant to CSIR-IGIB by Sanofi Genzyme India Pvt. Ltd.


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Center for Genetic Studies & Research and Institute for Reproductive Medicine & Women’s Health, The Madras Medical Mission in association with CSIR - Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology welcomes you to participate in the 4th Annual Conference of 3MGM2019 on “Genetic and Genomic Medicine in Maternal and Fetal Care” followed by two workshops on “Prenatal Interphase Fluorescence in situ Hybridisation” and “Exome Sequence Analysis and Interpretation” which will be held from 13th to 15th September 2019.

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.

The Center for Genetic Studies and Research, which was established in 2011, has been involved in genetic research, diagnostics, counselling, and teaching and provides on-the-job training and observership to students in science and medicine.

The Institute of Reproductive Medicine and Women’s Health have consistently maintained high clinical and academic standards. This is a post-graduate teaching center with on-going training programs in Reproductive Medicine and embryology.

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, 2019

Dr. Bibhas Kar

Convenor- Conference

Course Director - Workshop

Organizing Committee


Mr. Anu Varghese
Honorary Secretary

Mr. John Joseph
Honorary Treasurer

Conference Convenors

Dr. Bibhas Kar
Dr. Kundavi Shankar
Dr. Sridhar Sivasubbu

Workshop Course Director

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

Advisory Committee

Ms. A. Sumathy

Dr. Sridhar Sivasubbu, Delhi

Ms. Afreen Aftab

Dr. Vinod Scaria, Delhi

Ms. B. Linda Catherine

Dr. B. R. Das, Mumbai

Ms. D. Jenita Rani

Dr. Usha P. Dave,  Mumbai

Ms. R. K. Jayashree

Prof. A. J. S. Bhanwer, Amritsar

Ms. D. Madhupriya

Dr. G. R. Chandak, Hyderabad

Dr. V. Geetha

Dr. K. Thangaraj, Hyderabad

Dr. Senthil Kumaran

Dr. Moinak Banerjee, Trivandrum

Dr. Rosaline Rachel

Dr. Jayesh Sheth, Ahmedabad

Ms. Anita Roshni Das

Dr. Jayarama Kadandale, Bangalore

Ms. M. Kavitha

Dr. Akshay Anand, Chandigarh

Dr. Deepa C. Philip

Dr. V. Babu Rao, Mumbai

Mr. S. P. Raj

Dr. Asha Multani, USA

Mr. V. Vinod Kumar

Dr. M. Naveed, Dubai

Ms. G. Shoba

Dr. U. Radhakrishnan, USA

Dr. Koustav Ganguly, Sweden


Dr. Radha Saraswathy, Vellore


Dr. Solomon F. D. Paul, Chennai


Prof. C. R. Srikumari Srisailapathy, Chennai


Dr. M. Parani, Chennai


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Event / conference schedule

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Day 01 full schedule

September 13th, 2019 @ 08:00 am - 06:00 pm




08:00 - 08:40


08:40 - 09:30


09:30 -11:10

Session I

Chairpersons: Dr. K.M Kundavi Shankar. Dr. Mamatha Gowda

09:30 - 09:55

First trimester Screening for Aneuploidy – Current Scenario

Dr. S. Suresh

09:55 - 10:20

The Role of Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Fetal Genetic Syndromes

Dr. Prathima Radhakrishnan

10:20 - 10:45

Karyotyping and FISH in Clinical Practice

Dr. Bibhas Kar

10:45 - 11:10

Chromosomal Microarray: A Revolution in Cytogenetics

Dr. Frenny J. Sheth

11:10 - 11:25

Tea Break

11:25 - 01:05

Session II

Chairpersons: Dr. Sridhar Sivasubbu,  Dr. C. R. Srikumari Srisailapathy

11:25 - 11:50

Mendelian Disease Gene Identification and Diagnosis

Dr. Manjeet Mehta

11:50 -12:15

Multiplex Ligation – Dependent Probe Amplification: A Versatile Technique in Molecular Diagnostics

Dr. V. Vettriselvi

12:15 - 12:40

Personal Genomes to Precision Medicine      

Dr. Vinod Scaria

12:40 - 13:05

Next Generation Sequencing for Fetal Phenotypes

Dr. Shagun Agarwal

13:05- 13:50


13:50 - 15:30

Session III

Chairpersons: Dr. Kalpana Gowrishankar,  Dr. Solomon F. D. Paul

13:50 - 14:15

Genetic Screening & Diagnosis of Inborn Error of Metabolism using Mass Spectrometry - Issues & Challenges in India

Dr. Usha P. Dave

14:15 - 14:40

Prenatal Diagnosis of Rare Genetic Diseases including Lysosomal Storage Disorder 

Dr. Beena Suresh

14:40 - 15:05

Pre-implantation Genetic Screening and Diagnosis

Dr. Prochi Madon

15:05 - 15:30

Genetic Counselling with interesting Case Scenario

Dr. Mitesh Shetty

15:30 - 16:00

Session IV - Poster


16:00 - 16:15

Tea Break


Session V: Panel Discussion

Moderator: Dr. Lakshmi Shanmugasundaram.

16:15 - 16:45

Fetal Genetic Conditions – Current Approaches, Future Possibilities and Ethical, Legal and Social Issues



Dr. V. Geetha

Dr. Shagun Agarwal

Dr. Uppala Radhakrishna

Dr. Vinod Scaria

Dr. Manjeet Mehta

16:45 - 17:30

Session VI: Company Talk

Chairpersons: Dr. Rema Devi,  Dr. Usha P. Dave  

16:45 - 17:00

The Use of Advanced Genetic Diagnostic Tools in Maternal and Fetal Medicine - Current Recommendation

Dr. Saurabh Bhattacharya, Dr. LalPathLabs

17:00 - 17:15

Illumina NIPT: Frontier in prenatal testing

Dr. Ashutosh Upadhyay, Premas Life Sciences

17:15 - 17:30

Outcome and Impact of Endometrial Receptivity Assay on South East Asian Indian Patients undergoing In-Vitro Fertilization Procedure following DUAL-HERT

Dr. Madhavan Jagadeesan, DualHelix

17:30 - 18:00

Valedictory & Awards Session

Day 02 full schedule


Lecture/ Lab work


9:00 - 9:20

Principle and Overview of FISH

Dr. Prochi Madon

9:20 - 9:40

Role of Interphase FISH in Prenatal Diagnosis

Dr. Frenny Sheth

9:40- 10:00

Interpretation of FISH Results

Dr. Bibhas Kar

10:00 - 10:15

Tea Break

10:15- 12:00

Preparation of Reagents


12:00 - 13:15

Setting up of the Sample (AF/CVS) and Harvesting


13:15 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:30

Slide making


14:30 - 16:00

Pre-treatment, Denaturation, Hybridization


16:00 - 16:15

Tea Break

16:15 - 17:00

Denaturation and Hybridization





8.00 – 8.15

Introduction to the Course

Dr. Sridhar Sivasubbu

8.15 –  9.15

Setting up the Computers Systems


9.15 – 10.15

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

File Formats and Quality Assessment.


12.30 – 13.30


13.30 – 15.00

Reference Alignment


15.00 – 15.30

Tea Break

15.30 – 18.00

Reference Alignment and Recap


Day 03 full schedule


Lecture/ Lab work


9:00 – 9:30

Preparatory Work


9:30 – 10: 45

Post - Hybridisation Wash, Addition of Counter Stain


10:45 – 11:00

Group Photo + Tea Break

11:00 – 12:30

Visualisation of Signals in Microdeletion and Aneuploidy Syndromes from Prenatal and Postnatal Samples


12:30 – 13:00

Discussions + Certificate Distribution

13:00 – 13:45





9.00 – 10.00

Alignment Statistics


10.00 – 11.00

Variant Calling, Visualization, Validation and Interpretation


11.00 – 11.30

Group photo + Tea Break

11.30 – 12.30

Discussions +  Certificate Distribution

12.30 – 13.30



* I hope that this symposium will help the participants to update their knowledge in the area of neurogenetics and genomics. I convey my best wishes for the success of 3MGM 2018 and extend my warm greetings to the participants.
- Dr. Banwarilal Purohit
Governor of Tamil Nadu

* 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 and participating delegates and wish the deliberations at the event would lead to advancing the research in the genetics and genetic technologies. - Dr. Harsh Vardhan
Minister, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences
Government of India

I am confident that this symposium and workshop will provide valuable insight to researchers, practitioners and students about the recent findings in the field of neurogenetics. Speakers from all over India presenting the latest advances in the field is neurogenetics and genomics will help in sharing knowledge. I extend my best wishes to the organizers for the success of the event.
- Prof. Balram Bhargava
Secretary, Government of India
Department of Health Research
Ministry of Health and Family Research
Director General, ICMR

A rapidly expanding and growing field is neurogenetics. I hope that this meeting will help to bring an awareness about the important scientific development that have taken place in the field of neurology. I wish 3MGM 2018 a great success.
-Dr. Girish Sahni
Secretary, Government of India
Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, and
Director General, CSIR

I admire the organizers for their fervor in putting this event together and I sincerely hope that the participants will gain immense knowledge on genetics and genomic aspects of neurological disorders and I wish 3MGM2018 a grand success.
- Prof. Ashutosh Sharma
Secretary, Government of India
Ministry of Science and Technology
Department of Science and Technology

Registration Fee




Early Bird Registration
(Till August 20th)



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

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

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

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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
Email: cgsr3mgm@gmail.com