Manipal: Manipal Genetics Update III-an international conference to focus on genetic disorders of bone, will be held on December 1 and 2 at Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Manipal University here. International and national experts from the area of rare and heritable disorders of the skeleton will take part in the conference.
The participants will showcase their latest findings, discoveries and exchange information on unsolved cases, cutting-edge tools and techniques being incorporated into this niche area of research through case presentations and discussions. The workshop is an excellent opportunity for all participants to foster meaningful research collaborations at both the national and global levels.
Manipal Genetics Update III is being organised by the Department of Medical Genetics at Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Manipal under the leadership of Dr Girish K M, Professor and Head Department of Medical Genetics. The department offers consultation services to patients and families with diverse genetic conditions and birth defects and prenatal diagnosis. It also offers the much needed diagnostic services on its own and in collaboration with other laboratories in India and abroad and strives to translate a recent research in the field of genetics to patient care.
The international faculty includes Dr Yasemin Alanay, Pediatric Genetics Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Acibadem University School of Medicine, Istanbul; Dr Björn Fischer-Zirnsak, Institut für Medizinische Genetik und Humangenetik, Charité-Universitätsmedizin, Berlin; Dr Geert Mortier, Department of Medical Genetics, Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium; Dr Andrea Superti-Furga, Department of Pediatrics, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; Dr Sheila Unger, Department of Medical Genetics, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; Dr Kerstin Kutsche, Institute of Human Genetics University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany and Dr Uwe Kornak Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies and Institute for Medical Genetics and Human Genetics Charité Universitaetsmedizin, Berlin, Germany.
The expert faculty from India includes Dr Benjamin Joseph Department of Orthopaedics, Manipal University, Manipal; Dr Ashwin Dalal, Department of Medical Genetics, Center for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad; Dr Sheela Nampoothiri, Department of Pediatric Genetics, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi and Dr Shubha R Phadke, Department of Medical Genetics, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow.