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Genome Editing Workshop, IGIB
Genome Editing Workshop, IGIB

DC Lab organised a Hands-on-Training Workshop on "Genome Editing via CRISPR-Cas9" at CSIR-IGIB.

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ACBICON Conference, New Delhi
ACBICON Conference, New Delhi

PhD students from DC lab presented their research work at the ACBICON conference at ICAR, New Delhi.

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EMBL Symposium, Heidelberg
EMBL Symposium, Heidelberg

PhD student Meghali Aich presented her research work on "Regulated interaction of Panct1 with TOBF1 modulates mouse embryonic stem cell fate by regulating alternative splicing" at the EMBL Symposium on "The complex life of RNA" in Heidelberg.

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EMBO Workshop, Singapore
EMBO Workshop, Singapore

PhD student Rhythm Phutela presented her research work on "Molecular Dissection of DNA targeting properties of FnCas9 for disease detection and correction" at the EMBO Workshop on DNA Damage Response, Immunity and Ageing in Singapore.

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FGE Meeting, Seoul
FGE Meeting, Seoul

Dr. Debojyoti Chakraborty presented his talk at the Frontiers in Genome Engineering 2022 Meeting (FGE 2022) on the topic “Reading and writing the genome with precision” in Seoul, South Korea.

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Wellcome Connecting Science Conference
Wellcome Connecting Science Conference

Ph.D student Rhythm Phutela presented her research at the Wellcome Connecting Science Conference- CRISPR and Beyond on the topic “Dissecting the molecular repair dynamics induced by Cas9 DNA cleavage”.

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Clinical Trials, Bardoli
Clinical Trials, Bardoli

Dr. Debojyoti Chakraborty and Dr. Souvik Maiti along with AIIMS physicians Dr. Rishi Dhawan and Dr. Ganesh Kumar visited Shishudeep Multispeciality Hospital, Bardoli for discussions regarding potential clinical trials.

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EMBO Meeting, Spain
EMBO Meeting, Spain

Sundaram Acharya presented at the EMBO Conference in Spain on the “Engineered PAM-flexible FnCas9 variants with enhanced activity for robust and specific genome editing and diagnostics”. He was awarded the EMBO Travel grant and also received travel support from Sun Pharma.

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Exchange Program, Monash University
Exchange Program, Monash University
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October 2022

PhD student Meghali Aich presented her research work on "Regulated interaction of Panct1 with TOBF1 modulates mouse embryonic stem cell fate by regulating alternative splicing" at the EMBL Symposium on "The complex life of RNA" in Heidelberg.

Ph.D student Rhythm Phutela presented her research work on "Molecular Dissection of DNA targeting properties of FnCas9 for disease detection and correction" at the EMBO Workshop on DNA Damage Response, Immunity and Ageing in Singapore.

September 2022

Ph.D student Rhythm Phutela presented her research at the Wellcome Connecting Science Conference- CRISPR and Beyond on the topic “Dissecting the molecular repair dynamics induced by Cas9 DNA cleavage”.

 

DC lab members Kanikah, Rhythm, Meghali and Poorti organized a webinar with KAMP hosting 500+ school students, teachers, and parents for encouraging research in STEM fields and promoting SCD Awareness.

 

August 2022

Dr. Debojyoti Chakraborty was the guest speaker for a Podcast organized by TechSprouts on “Genome Editing Tools for the Future”.

Dr. Debojyoti Chakraborty and Dr. Souvik Maiti along with AIIMS physicians Dr. Rishi Dhawan and Dr. Ganesh Kumar visited Shishudeep Multispeciality Hospital, Bardoli for discussions regarding potential clinical trials. 

July 2022

Dr. Debojyoti Chakraborty presented with Prof David Liu, Broad Institute, Harvard at the Frontiers in Genome Engineering 2022 Meeting (FGE 2022) in Seoul, South Korea. The topic was “Reading and writing the genome with precision”.

Dr. Debojyoti Chakraborty presented his laboratory's recent research at the National Workshop-cum-Webinar on Genome Editing" at CSIR-CCMB, Hyderabad.

Ph.D student Riya Rauthan from DC Lab is going to be a visiting scholar at Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute at Monash University, Australia. She will be collaborating on the microscopy of organoids in Dr. Senthil Arumugam's lab.

 

Ph.D. student Sundaram Acharya gave a lightning talk at the National Post-Doctoral Symposium (NPDS), 2022 organized by IISER-TVM from 20th to 22nd July 2022.

June 2022

Dr. Debojyoti Chakraborty delivered the keynote talk at the WRCB Summit on “Low-cost diagnostics for affordable healthcare” organized by IIT, Bombay.

Ph.D. student Sundaram Acharya presented at the EMBO Conference in Spain on the “Engineered PAM-flexible FnCas9 variants with enhanced activity for robust and specific genome editing and diagnostics”. He was awarded the EMBO Travel grant and received travel support from Sun Pharma.

Ph.D student Manoj Kumar presented a talk at the CrickConnect Science Symposium, 2022 organized by the Francis Crick Institute describing his recent research work.

Dr. Debnath Ghosal from the University of Melbourne, Australia presented his work on the “In Situ Structures of Bacterial Toxin Delivery Systems by Electron Cryotomography” at a webinar hosted by our lab.

May 2022

A brainstorming meeting was organized in collaboration with the Sickle Cell Institute, Chhattisgarh along with clinicians and researchers from multiple governmental and private institutions from India and abroad. The discussions were focused on CRISPR-mediated genetic correction of Sickle Cell Disease.

DC Lab members were involved in outreach activities in the SCD domain. Researchers visited the Sickle Cell Institute and the Anganwadis in Raipur. They discussed with doctors and researchers about their work in the SCD domain and areas that needed improvement. They also interacted with SCD patients and families and acknowledged the ground-level situation around SCD in India.

DC Lab members conducted field trials where they assisted doctors in the collection of samples of SCD patients and carriers from remote localities in Raipur and conducted Sickle turbidity tests for preliminary identification of SCD patient samples. The samples were then confirmed positive using the in-house FELUDA kit.

Dr. Debojyoti Chakraborty and Dr. Souvik Maiti were presented the Vasvik Industrial Research Award 2020 for Biological Sciences.

Dr. Debojyoti Chakraborty and Dr. Sneha Gulati presented on 'Precision CRISPR systems for therapeutic gene correction' in a webinar hosted by Chandigarh University.

April 2022

DC Lab hosted Dr. Mikolaj Slabicki from Broad Institute/Dana Farber Cancer Institute on 8th April over Zoom. 

 

Prof. Neal Young from National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH visited our institute on 6th April.  A panel discussion on 'therapeutic strategies for hematological disoreders' was conducted in the presence of collaborators from AIIMS.

 

January 2022


Ph.D student Sundaram Acharya won the Sun Pharma Science Foundation Science Scholar Award 2021 for 'Rational design of an enhanced genome editing protein for therapeutic gene correction and diagnostics'. 

 

December 2022

Dr. Debojyoti Chakraborty won the 'Merck Young Scientist Award 2021'. 

Ph.D student Manoj Kumar gets selected as an 'eLife Community Ambassador'.

 

Ph.D student Sundaram Acharya won the prestigious Keystone Future of Science Fellowship.

October 2021

Ph.D student Saumya Sharma started her Fulbright Fellowship at Sanford, U.S.

September 2021

Team FELUDA won the CSIR Technology Award 2021.

May 2021

Dr. Debojyoti Chakraborty gave an interview for InnoHealth magazine for their May-June edition on FELUDA based strip test for COVID-19 detection.

February 2021

Team CRISPR develops RAY (Rapid Variant Assay) for detecting variants of SARS-CoV2.
https://theprint.in/health/after-feluda-csir-develops-paper-test-ray-to-identify-covid-variants-within-an-hour/599054/

Ph.D student Saumya Sharma presented her work on organoids at GENXConference which was organized for school children by Genesys on 31st January 2021.

Events organized at the Institute'22

Topic- Suspended nanonets for quantitative biology
Topic- Suspended nanonets for quantitative biology (2)
Seminar Poster
Talk by Dr. Debojyoti Chakraborty and Dr. Souvik Maiti
Talk by Dr. Analabha Basu
Talk by Dr. Debnath Ghosh
Talk by Dr. Neal Young
Hands on Workshop on Genome editing via CRISPR-Cas9
Talk by Dr. Mikolaj Slabicki
Past Events
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