Ninth International NGBT Conference being held in Mumbai

first_img Comments (0) SciGenom Research Foundation (SGRF) is organising 9th annual ‘NextGen Genomics, Biology, Bioinformatics and Technologies (NGBT) Conference’ in Mumbai from September 30th to October 2nd.The three-day conference will host speakers from multiple areas of biology and biology-enabling technologies from India and abroad. This board meeting covers advances in genomics technologies for basic and translational science and includes talks focused on wide areas of biology including human genetics, drug discovery, clinical medicine, biomarkers, diagnostics, animal, plant, agricultural and conservation sciences.“Over the past nine years NGBT has evolved to create a forum for researchers, students, clinicians, plant and animal scientists, and technology/biology companies from India and across the globe to meet, share and gain knowledge on advances in science and technologies. The science of genomics is revolutionising healthcare, drug discovery, plant and animal sciences. Our conference is intended to bring these cutting-edge advances accessible to scientist and aspiring students in India.  The ultimate goal of Science is to help the well-being of all in society and our hope is for our conference to be a catalyst towards this goal” said Dr Sekar Seshagiri, NGBT Conference Chair and President, SGRF.The conference is an annual platform that focuses on aiding and encouraging scientific research in India and South Asia and is attended by many industry leaders from across the world.“We recently treated a lung cancer patient with the right drug based on her tumor mutation that resolved her lung cancer and improved her quality of life. Genomics enabled precision medicine is changing cancer treatment by matching patients with the right drugs” said Dr Kumar Prabhash, Prof Medical Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.“I am pleased that the NGBT initiative has enabled scholars, thinkers and thought leaders from around the world to meet and exchange ideas. Scientific developments in the genomics space is going to radically change many areas including agricultural sciences. It will positively impact our farmers and their well-being” said Dr K K Narayanan, Founder and former CEO of Metahelix, India.The conference features scientific leaders from ACTREC, Tata Memorial Hospital, TIFR, IISER, IISc, NIBMG, NCBS, IIT, AIIMS, TNAU, KAU, SRMC, CCMB,  BGI, Johns Hopkins University, UCSF, Uni, of Frankfurt, the institute of Cancer Research UK, Uni of Toronto, Uni of Montreal, Goethe University, CMC-Vellore, Institute of Cancer Research: Royal Cancer Hospital, Tata Rallis, Genentech, 10x Genomics, Nanostring, PacBio, Oxford Nanopoere, MedGenome, AgriGenome, Nature, QIMR Berghofer, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and other leading organizations from across the world.SGRF also announced over 100 ‘meeting scholarships’ to support student participation at the NGBT meeting. The highly competitive meeting scholarships were awarded based on abstracts submitted for the NGBT conference presentation. “We are grateful for the support from prestigious journals such as Nature, Cell and Science, for their support for student poster prizes” said Dr Krishna Rajalingam, Professor, University of Frankfurt and co-chair of the NGBT meeting. News Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Related Posts 9th  ‘NextGen GenomicsBioinformatics and Technologies (NGBT) ConferenceBiologySciGenom Research Foundation The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Add Comment Share Ninth International NGBT Conference being held in Mumbai The conference is an annual platform that focuses on aiding and encouraging scientific research in India and South Asia and is attended by many industry leaders from across the world WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Read Article By EH News Bureau on September 30, 2019 last_img read more

TBI opens nominations for Best Triathlon Article, Photo of the Year,…

first_imgTriathlon Business International (TBI), the industry organization dedicated to promoting the sport and the business of triathlon, is now taking submissions for the best published triathlon article and photo of the year, and the Ron Smith Triathlete of the Year Awards.With nominations due by 18 December 2013, finalists and winners will be recognized at the Triathlon Business International Awards Celebration taking place at the 4th annual Triathlon Business International Conference in Marina del Rey, California, on 26-28 January 2014.Best Triathlon Article and Photo selection criteria:Triathlon article or photo must be published and have appeared in a print or online media outlet in the 2013 calendar year.Individual writers and photographers may self-submit as long as the article/photo was published. Publications may submit an article or photo on behalf of the author(s) or photographer(s). Proof of publication must be provided with the article. A PDF of the article must also be submitted. If the article has been published online, a link to the article must be included.Publications may enter multiple submissions, but only three submissions are allowed per author or photographer. If a writer is also a photographer (or vice versa), he/she may submit no more than three article and three photo.Submissions must include the name, email address and phone number of the author or photographer.Male and Female Ron Smith Triathlete of the Year Award nomination criteria:Named after Ron Smith, one of triathlon’s earliest pioneers, the award recognizes a male and female triathlete who best demonstrate a combination of strong moral character, athletic performance and professionalism in the sport of triathlon. TBI is looking for triathletes who are not only strong competitors, but also are a role model to all; and who help promote the sport and pave the way for future triathletes.Submissions should include: submitter’s name, phone number and email address; name of nominated male or female triathlete; and no more than 250 words about why he/she is a candidate for the Ron Smith Triathlete of the Year award.Submitters may nominate one female and one male.Nominations close on Wednesday 18 December 2013. The Best Article, Best Photo and the Ron Smith Triathlete of the Year will be selected from all nominations by the National Voting Panel consisting of Triathlon Business International founding members and additional members prominent within the industry.All submissions should be sent via e-mail to nicole[at] as ‘the only industry event devoted to the business and sport of triathlon’, the Triathlon Business International Conference will feature an impressive line-up of keynote speakers, valuable networking events, as well seminars and panels critical to the industry. One of the key tracks for 2014 will target Event Directors.The final night of the conference will be highlighted by the Triathlon Business International Awards Celebration. In addition to recognizing the best triathlon article and photograph, the Triathlon America Awards Celebration will honour the best retailers, manufacturers, products and athletes in the triathlon industry in 2013.Conference dates, location and costs:Date: 26-28 January 2014Location: Marina Del Rey Marriott – Marina del Rey, CaliforniaTri industry companies can register now for the Early Bird Special.Cost: Triathlon Business International Members –US$495 (until 25 November 2013)Non-members – US$695 (until 25 November 2013)Prices increase on 26 November. Registration includes all conference events, meals and one ticket to the Awards Celebration. Non-member registration includes a 1-year TBI Relatedlast_img read more

New Content From Perspectives on Psychological Science

first_imgBored Into Depletion? Toward a Tentative Integration of Perceived Self-Control Exertion and Boredom as Guiding Signals for Goal-Directed BehaviorWanja Wolff and Corinna S. MartarelliWolff and colleagues propose that boredom might affect the results of self-control research. They propose that the causes of boredom and its functional role (i.e., signaling that one should change activity) suggest that boredom has been a confound in ego-depletion studies, which assess how performing self-control tasks affects performance on subsequent self-control tasks. The authors provide a model that integrates boredom and evidence from reward-based models of self-control to explain the effects of self-control exertion and boredom on subsequent self-control. Training Learning Strategies to Promote Self-Regulation and Transfer: The Knowledge, Belief, Commitment, and Planning FrameworkMark A. McDaniel and Gilles O. EinsteinStudents tend to use study strategies that do not result in more learning. Why not train them to use more effective learning strategies? McDaniel and Einstein propose the knowledge, belief, commitment, and planning (KBCP) framework to guide strategy training and foster the use of effective learning strategies. Using the KBCP framework, training must include: (a) providing knowledge about the strategies; (b) fostering beliefs that the strategy works; (c) creating commitment to using the strategy, and; (d) helping with the planning of strategy implementation. The authors provide a concrete training protocol based on the KBCP framework. Perceptual Representations and the Vividness of Stimulus-Triggered and Stimulus-Independent ExperiencesPeter Fazekas, Georgina Nemeth, and Morten OvergaardFazekas and colleagues attempt to link features of neural activity with the vividness (i.e., clarity and liveliness) of experiences in different forms of consciousness, such as mind wandering, hallucinations, dreaming, or maintenance of information in working memory (i.e., experiences triggered by a stimulus and stimulus-independent experiences). They investigate the associations between (a) mechanisms that underlie mental imagery and its relation to working memory and (b) the processes responsible for mind wandering and its similarity with dreaming. These neural signatures can help to understand the specific phenomenology of conscious experiences. Doubting Driverless DilemmasJulian De Freitas, Sam E. Anthony, Andrea Censi, and George A. AlvarezIn efforts to create a “global-preference scale” to inform driverless autonomous vehicles (AVs) policy, many researchers have studied people’s reactions to scenarios in which AVs have to choose whom to harm and whom to save (e.g., a pedestrian or a driver). De Freitas and colleagues acknowledge that these projects are impressive in scope and a valuable contribution to understanding people’s moral intuition. But they argue that the projects mostly use trolley-like dilemmas (e.g., a forced choice between the vehicle killing a homeless person or a mother), which are not realistic or frequent enough scenarios to be of practical use. Instead, AV training should focus on minimizing harm.center_img The Taboo Against Explicit Causal Inference in Nonexperimental PsychologyMichael P. Grosz, Julia M. Rohrer, and Felix ThoemmesGrosz and colleagues note that nonexperimental psychologists typically do not talk openly about causal inferences—but should. These researchers could then take advantage of other fields’ advances in causal reasoning and analysis and understand how causal mechanisms can inform future research, theory, and policymaking. The authors argue that the taboo against explicitly defining causal assumptions in nonexperimental psychology impairs study design and data analysis, limiting the field’s relevance. Rethinking Concepts and Categories for Understanding the Neurodevelopmental Effects of Childhood AdversityKaren E. Smith and Seth D. PollakSmith and Pollak discuss the central problems in understanding the processes through which early adverse experiences affect children’s brain development. They suggest that one of the main problems involves relying on categorizations created by lumping and splitting different types of adversity, such as domestic violence and poverty, resulting in categories that overlap or that lack consistent biological evidence. The authors propose that expanding understanding of children’s experiences of and responses to adversity can clarify individual differences that influence how neurobiological systems may shape future health and behavior. This understanding could also inform the efficacy of different interventions for different individuals.last_img read more

Planning for stadiums: A sporting chance

first_imgTo continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletterslast_img read more

Alaskans 12th Happiest in the Nation

first_imgHappiness in Alaska (1=Best; 25=Avg.)7th – Satisfaction Index11th – Hedonometer Score (Hedonometer is a website which measures online happiness by analyzing posts on Twitter)11th – Physical Health Index19th – Depression Rate14th – Income Level8th – Commute Time5th – Income Growth Rate17th – Divorce Rate The least happy state in the nation was West Virginia, where many people suffer a lack of sleep, are overweight and rarely participate in sports. The consumer website WalletHub says Utah boasts the happiest citizens in the United States, where residents play more sports, work fewer hours and are less likely to divorce than almost any other state. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska ranks high for satisfaction and low for divorce, putting the Last Frontier 12th on a national study of state happiness.center_img The highest divorce rates in the country were recorded in the District of Columbia, followed by Nevada. In Alaska, residents were noted for high income growth, relatively low divorce rates and generally above-average happiness metrics. Researchers analyzed typical factors which contribute to happiness, including:last_img read more