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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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Bardoli Clinical Trials
Bardoli Clinical Trials

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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IIT-B Summit, Mumbai
IIT-B Summit, Mumbai

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

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Exchange Program, Monash University
Exchange Program, Monash University
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CrickConnect Talk, Francis Crick Institute
CrickConnect Talk, Francis Crick Institute

PhD student Manoj Kumar presented a talk at the CrickConnect Science Symposium, 2022 organised by the Francis Crick Institute describing his current research.

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NPDS Talk, IISER
NPDS Talk, IISER

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

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Brainstorming Meeting,SCI
Brainstorming Meeting,SCI

It was organised 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 with the aim to progress towards clinical trials in a small patient cohort.

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FELUDA Field Trials, Raipur
FELUDA Field Trials, Raipur

The FELUDA team visited the Sickle Cell Institute and Anganwadi center in Raipur to conduct field trials for SCD diagnosis using FELUDA.

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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 will be a visiting scholar to Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute at Monash University, Australia. She will be collaborating on 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 organised 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 regarding 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 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.

January 2022


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'.
 

Events organized at the Institute'22

Talk by Dr. Analabha Basu
Talk by Dr. Debnath Ghosh
Talk by Dr. Neal Young
Talk by Dr. Mikolaj Slabicki
Past Events