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6th World Congress on Human Genetics and Genetic Diseases, will be organized around the theme “Know the current generation to save the future generation”

Human Genetics Meet 2019 is comprised of keynote and speakers sessions on latest cutting edge research designed to offer comprehensive global discussions that address current issues in Human Genetics Meet 2019

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Human Genetics is the branch of Genetics which involves the study of inheritance that occurs in humans. It includes various subfields such as classical genetics, cytogenetics, molecular genetics, biochemical genetics, genomics, population genetics, developmental genetics, clinical genetics, and genetic counseling. Studies on human genetics,can explain the human nature, understand and development of effective treatment for diseases.

  • Track 1-1Genetic differences and inheritance patterns
  • Track 1-2Genomics
  • Track 1-3Medical Genetics
  • Track 1-4Population Genetics
  • Track 1-5Mitochondrial DNA
  • Track 1-6Mendelian Traits in humans

Genomics is the field of genetics which deals with the study of structure, function, evolution, mapping, and editing of genomes. Genomics involves the sequencing and analysis of genomes using  DNA sequencing and bioinformatics to assemble and analyze the function and structure of entire genomes.

Advancement in genomics made a transformation in discovery-based research and systems biology to  understand complex biological systems such as the brain.

  • Track 2-1Genome analysis- sequencing, Genome annotation
  • Track 2-2Functional Genomics
  • Track 2-3Structural Genomics
  • Track 2-4Epigenomics
  • Track 2-5Metagenomics
  • Track 2-6Application of Genomics - Genomic medicine, conservation genomics
  • Track 2-7Comparative genomics

Genetic Disorder may be caused as result of new mutation or changes that occur in DNA. It is also a hereditary diseases  that is caused from parents gene. Mostly it caused due to the abnormalities in the genome. Genetic disorders are classified into different types depending up on single gene or multiple genes . Around 4000 diseases are categorized as single gene defect. Some of the multifactorial  disorders include heart diseases and diabetes. Some of the common diseases are asthma, Diabetes, Hypertension and Obesity.

  • Track 3-1Diagnosis of Genetic disorder
  • Track 3-2Prognosis of genetic disorder
  • Track 3-3Gene therapy
  • Track 3-4Inborn errors of metabolism
  • Track 3-5Drug treatments

Thalassemia is characterized as an abnormal hemoglobin producing condition. It is a type of inherited blood disorders. Symptoms are mild to severe anemia due to low red blood cells count. Anemia can make one feel tired and have pale skin. Bone problems, an enlarged spleen, yellowish skin, dark urine, and among children slow growth are other related symptoms of Thalassemia. There are two main types in thalassemia, alpha thalassemia and beta thalassemia. Diagnosis is done by blood tests including a complete blood count, special haemoglobin tests, and genetic tests. Diagnosis can also be done before birth by prenatal testing.

  • Track 4-1Signs and symptoms
  • Track 4-2Pathophysiology
  • Track 4-3Prevention
  • Track 4-4Management of thalassemia

Sickle-cell disease (SCD) is a group of blood disorders typically inherited from an individual’s parents. Amongst all, the most common type is known as sickle-cell anaemia (SCA). An abnormality in the oxygen-carrying protein haemoglobin (haemoglobin S) found in red blood cells is seen in SCD. This mainly leads to a rigid, sickle-like shape under certain circumstances. Sickel cell disease Problems typically begin around 5 to 6 months of age. Sickle-cell disease caused due to when inheritance two abnormal copies of the haemoglobin gene, one from each parent. This gene present in chromosome 11. Various subtypes exist, depending on the exact mutation in each haemoglobin gene. An attack can get started by temperature changes, stress, dehydration, and high altitude

  • Track 5-1Signs and symptoms
  • Track 5-2Genetics of sickle Cell Anaemia
  • Track 5-3Pathophysiology of sickle-cell disease
  • Track 5-4Diagnosis of Sickle Cell Diseases

Medical genetics is a branch of medicine that involve diagnosis and management of genetic disorders. Slightly medical genetics and human genetics differ in certain ways, where human genetics is a field of  scientific research which may or may not apply to medicine but medical genetics depend on the applications of  genetics to medical care.

  • Track 6-1Subspecialities - Clinical genetics, metabolic/biochemical genetics, Cytogenetics, Molecular genetics, Mitochondrial genetics
  • Track 6-2Genetic Counselling
  • Track 6-3Diagnostic evaluation- Chromosome studies, Basic metabolic studies, Molecular studies
  • Track 6-4Genetic Medicine- Gene therapy, Personalized medicine and Predictive medicine

DNA sequencing is the process of determining actual order of nucleotide (Adenine, Guanine, Cytosine and thymine) with in a DNA molecule. This technique is used in various fields such as medical diagnosis, biotechnology, forensic biology, virology and biological systematics and anthropology.

  • Track 7-1Basic methods - Maxam-Gilbert sequencing, Chain-termination methods
  • Track 7-2Advanced methods and de novo sequencing – 1. Shotgun sequencing, 2. Bridge PCR
  • Track 7-3High-throughput methods - 1. Massively parallel signature sequencing (MPSS) 2. Polony sequencing 3. 454 pyrosequencing, 4. llumina (Solexa) sequencing 5. SOLiD sequencing 6. Ion Torrent semiconductor sequencing 7. DNA nanoball sequencing
  • Track 7-4Methods in development- 1. Tunnelling currents DNA sequencing 2. Sequencing by hybridization 3. Sequencing with mass spectrometry 4. Microfluidic Sanger sequencing 5. Microscopy-based techniques 6. RNAP sequencing 7. In vitro virus high-throughput
  • Track 7-5Cancer genome sequencing

Human evolutionary genetics explain how one human genome will differ from another human genome, from where the evolutionary past arrived that gave rise to it, and also its the current effects. This disparity between the genomes has anthropological, historical, medical and forensic implication and applications. Genetic data can provide important insight into human evolution. It helps one to understand the differences in the human genome and learn about how evolution has affects the development of the genome and acquired diversity

  • Track 8-1Archaeogenetics
  • Track 8-2Human genetic variation
  • Track 8-3Race and genetics
  • Track 8-4FOXP2 and human evolution
  • Track 8-5Genetic genealogy

It is type of genetic engineering which involves addition , deletion and insertion  or modification of genome in a organism. The Common thing in this research is to modify DNA sequence  and observe the changes on the organism. This method is known as reverse genetics where  it is vice versa to forward genetics in which the phenotype  will be observed  first and genetics of the organism will be studied later.

  • Track 9-1Site-directed mutagenesis
  • Track 9-2Gene therapy
  • Track 9-3Eradicating diseases
  • Track 9-4Role of CRISPR in genome editing

Cancer genetics studies about the heritable gene variants in humans and other animals that causes the change in risk of tumour or haematological malignancy.  An Individual cancer risk varies and is influenced by familial and sporadic oncogene or tumour suppressor gene mutations as well as rare and common constitutional variants present in the population. For many years, cancer genetics has mainly focused on mutational events which have their own primary effect within the cancer cell.

  • Track 10-1Cancer genomics
  • Track 10-2Cancer genome Sequencing
  • Track 10-3Cancer Epigenetics
  • Track 10-4Cancer Pharmacogenetics
  • Track 10-5Next generation sequencing in cancer

Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary subject that develops methods and software tools for understanding concept of biological data. As an interdisciplinary field of science, bioinformatics is a combination of biology, computer science, mathematics and statistics to analyze and interpret the biological data. Using mathematical and statistical techniques, in silico analyses  of biological queries is carried out in Bioinformatics. 

Commonly used bioinformatics Tools

  • Track 11-1Novel bioinformatics/computational tools and methods
  • Track 11-2Computational genomics
  • Track 11-3Cancer computational biology
  • Track 11-4Computational evolutionary biology
  • Track 11-5Computational Phylogenetics
  • Track 11-6Computational epigenetics

Pharmacogenomics is the study dealing with the response of an individual with respect to their genome to the administered drugs. As the name suggests it is the combination of two different fields that is pharmacology and genomics. Pharmacogenomics is often used interchangeably with pharmacogenetics. Adverse drug reactions are a significant cause of hospitalizations and deaths in many countries. 

  • Track 12-1Clinical Pharmacogenetics
  • Track 12-2Personalized medicine
  • Track 12-3Chemogenomics
  • Track 12-4Toxicogenomics
  • Track 12-5Pharmacogenetics in Cardiovascular Medicine

Epigenetics is a biological mechanism exhibiting functionally relevant changes to the genome that does not involve changes in the DNA sequences. Epigenetics controls the gene expression through the action of repressor protein that attaches to silencer regions of the DNA, switching between turn on and off of a gene, leading to alteration in the chromosomal regions. 

  • Track 13-1Behavioral epigenetics
  • Track 13-2Computational epigenetics
  • Track 13-3Epigenetics of neurodegenerative diseases
  • Track 13-4Epigenetic therapy
  • Track 13-5Nutriepigenomics

Immunogenetics is under a division of medical genetics that exploits the relationship between the genetics and immune system. Type 1 diabetes is an Autoimmune disease, it has complex genetic traits which result due to defects in the immune system. New target genes for therapeutic approaches are identified by Identification of genes defining the immune defects. Alternatively, by making use of genetic variation the immunological pathway leading to disease is defined. It highlights the emerging technical and various conceptual breakthroughs that pitch for mechanisms of anti-donor responses.

  • Track 14-1The immunogenetics of Neurological Disease
  • Track 14-2Bone involvement in monogenic autoinflammatory syndromes
  • Track 14-3Immunoglobulin genotypes and cognitive functions
  • Track 14-4Mechanisms behind TB, HBV, and HIV chronic infections

Use of Stem cells for the treatment and prevention of diseased condition is categorized under stem cell therapy. Bone marrow transplant is found to be most widely used among various stem-cell therapies. Some stem cell therapies were acquired by using umbilical cord blood. Stem-cell therapy has turned into a controversial trailing to the developments where scientists are able to isolate and culture embryonic stem cells, to create stem cells using somatic cell nuclear transfer and their use of techniques to create induced pluripotent stem cells. These controversies often comprehend abortion politics and to human cloning. Stem cell therapy has been exploited for treatments of neurodegenerative diseases and conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.

  • Track 15-1Regenerative treatment models
  • Track 15-2Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
  • Track 15-3Drug discovery and biomedical research
  • Track 15-4Role of stem cells in Cancer

A gene mutation happens due to permanent alteration in the DNA sequence that makes up a gene, in a way that the sequence differs from what is found in most of the normal individual. Mutations range in size; they can affect anywhere from a single DNA base pair to a large segment of a chromosome, one including multiple genes. It can be classified in two major ways that is hereditary mutations and acquired mutation.

  • Track 16-1Induced Mutations
  • Track 16-2Site-directed mutagenesis
  • Track 16-3Next generation panel sequencing
  • Track 16-4autoinflammatory disease genes in gene mutation

Behavioural genetics is the branch of genetics which deals with the study of behaviour of an organism. It also differentiates behaviour of different organism depending up on the genetics. Behavioural genetic studies have extensively impacted cutting-edge know-how the role of genetic and environmental impacts on behaviour. Different methodology involved are Animal studies, Twin and family studies, Quasi-experimental designs.

  • Track 17-1Genes, Brain and Behavior
  • Track 17-2Evolutionary psychology
  • Track 17-3Human behaviour genetics
  • Track 17-4Psychiatric genetics
  • Track 17-5Quantitative genetics

Neurogenetics is the branch of genetics which studies the development and function of nervous system. Many neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s  and  Parkinson’s  diseases can be related to neurogenetics and  the research of genetics on neurological disorder are still on going.

  • Track 18-1Neurological disorders
  • Track 18-2Gene sequencing
  • Track 18-3Methods of research
  • Track 18-4Alzheimer’s Disease

Genetic counseling is the technique by which the patients or family liable to an inherited disease are counseled of the results and nature of the sickness, the possibility of growing or transmitting it, and the options open to them in management and family planning. This complicated procedure may be separated into diagnostic (the real estimation of threat) and supportive factors

  • Track 19-1Genetic counselors
  • Track 19-2Whole genome sequencing
  • Track 19-3Reprogenetics
  • Track 19-4Genomic counseling

Nutrigenomics is a department of nutritional genomics and is the study of the consequences of ingredients and food parts on gene expression. It is a area of research focusing on figuring out and knowledge molecular-level interaction between vitamins and different nutritional bioactives with the genome.

  • Track 20-1Background and preventive health
  • Track 20-2Anti-aging
  • Track 20-3Public health genomics

Regenerative medication is the department of translational studies which involves the method of replacing, engineering or regenerating human cells, tissues or organs to restore or set up regular function.This area holds the promise of engineering broken tissues and organs via stimulating the frame's very own restore mechanisms to functionally heal formerly irreparable tissues or organs

  • Track 21-1Anti-aging medicine
  • Track 21-2Biomedicine
  • Track 21-3Regeneration in humans
  • Track 21-4Stem cell treatments