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The First South American Workshop on Genomics and Community Genetics 2005

Genetics and Population Health 2004

Community Genetics in Asia 2004

Bangalore 2002

  • Symposium


Leeds 2000


Community Genetics in Developing Countries

16 - 18 January 2002


Community Genetics in Developing Countries

16 - 18 January 2002

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Local Organizers

Prof. N. Appaji Rao, Prof. H.S. Chandra, Prof. H.S. Savithri, Prof. M.R.S. and Dr. N.K. Ganguly

International Organizing Committee

Prof. A.H Bittles, Dr. R. Hussain, Prof. R. Mueller, Dr. A. Darr, Mrs. G. Karbani, Prof. M.A. Patton, Prof. J.H. Edwards, Prof. B. Modell, Dr. A.K. Saggar-Malik

Sponsored by
The Indian Council for Medical Research and
The World Health Organization

Supported by
Jawarhalal Nehru Center, India
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, India
Indian National Science Academy
The British Council
Birth Defects Foundation, UK
The Wellcome Trust, UK
Morrison Institute for Population and Resource Studies,
Stanford University, U.S.A.
International Union of Biological Sciences

Invited participants
Dr. A. Anand, Bangalore, India
Prof. N. Appaji Rao, Bangalore, India
Prof. A.H. Bittles, Perth, Australia
Dr. P. Corry, Bradford, U.K.
Dr. E. Edkins, Australia
Prof. J.H. Edwards, Oxford, U.K.
Prof. D.D. Farhud, Tehran, Iran
Dr. R. Hussain, Armidale, Australia
Mrs. G. Karbani, Leeds, U.K.
Dr. P. Mehta, London, U.K.
Dr. J. Pedersen, Oslo, Norway
Ms. K.E. Port, Perth, Australia
Dr. A. Radha Rama Devi, Hyderabad, India
Dr. B. Mohan Reddy, Kolkotta, India
Dr. A.K. Saggar-Malik, London, U.K.
Prof. H.S. Savithri, Bangalore, India
Ms. S.G. Sullivan, Perth, Australia
Dr. H.S. Venkatesha Murthy, Bhadravati, India


Progamme

Wednesday 16 January 2002

9.00 am

INAUGURAL SESSION

  

 

Chairs:

Professors N. Appaji Rao and H.S. Savithri, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

                   

Prof. H.S. Savithri, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Dr. G. Metha, Director, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Prof. M.V.S. Valiathan, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi
Dr. N.K. Ganguly, Director, Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi
Dr. A. Alwan, World Health Organization, Amman, Jordan
Dr. A.K. Saggar-Malik, London, U.K.

  

 

  

 

SESSION I: POPULATION GENETICS

  

 

Chairs:

Professor N.K. Ganguly, Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi, India and
Professor M.A. Patton, St. George's Hospital Medical School, London, U.K.

  

  

9.45 am

The Sir Sorabji Tata Trust Memorial Lecture in honour of the late Prof. V. Ramalingaswami FRS
Appreciation by Professor N.K. Ganguly, Indian Council of Medical Research
Endogamy, Consanguinity and Community Genetics in Developing Countries
Prof. A.H. Bittles, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia

  

  

10.30 - 11.00 am    Refreshments

  

  

11.00am

Patterns of endogamy and consanguinity in India: theoryand empirical evidence of inbreeding effects
Prof. B.M. Reddy, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkotta, India

  

  

11.25am

Novel diversity in human MHC: contiguity between Asians, Indians and Orientals
Prof. N.K. Mehra, All-India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi, India

  

  

11.50am

Population diversity in South-West Asia
Dr. K. McElreavey, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

  

   

12.15pm

Genetic components of human infertility and consanguinity
Prof. M. Fellous, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

  

     

12.40 - 2.00 pm    Lunch

  

  

  

  

SESSION II: INHERITED DISORDERS OF CHILDHOOD

  

  

Chairs:

Professor N. Appaji Rao, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India and
Professor D.D. Farhud, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

  

  

2.00pm

Biochemical and molecular studies of mucopolysaccharidoses in South India
Dr. Maya Sundari, University of Madras, Chennai, India

  

  

2.25pm

Molecular genetic studies on retinoblastoma in Indian patients
Dr. C. Kannabiran, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India

  

  

2.50pm

Molecular aspects of inherited hearing defects
Dr. A. Anand, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India

  

    

3.15 - 3.45 pm    Refreshments

  

  

3.45pm

Neural tube defects in Developing and Developed countries
Prof. D.D. Farhud, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

  

 

4.10pm

Genetic disorders in hematological practice in India
Dr. D. Mohanty, Institute of Immunohematology, Mumbai, India

  

  

4.35pm

Fragile X syndrome: a weak founder effect and other novel findings among Indians
Dr. B.K. Thelma, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

  

  

5.00pm

Intellectual disability and cerebral palsy
Dr. P. Corry, St. Luke's Hospital, Bradford, U.K.

  

   

5.25pm

Close of session

 

Thursday 17 January 2002

SESSION III: GENETIC DISORDERS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

   
Chairs: Prof. M.A. Patton, St. George's Hospital Medical School, London, U.K.
   
9.00am Community-oriented criteria of genetic disorders and congenital malformations
Prof. D.D. Farhud, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
   
9.25 am Castes, migration, infectious diseases and immunogenetics
Prof. R. Pitchappan, Madurai Kamaraj University,Madurai, India
   
9.50am Consanguinity and ocular genetic diseases in South India: a five-year analysis
Prof. G. Kumaramanickavel, Medical and Vision Research Foundations, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India
   
10.15am The impact of consanguinity on mortality and morbidity in the Middle East
Dr. J. Pedersen, Fafo Institute for Applied Social Science, Oslo, Norway
   
10.40 - 11.10 am    Refreshments
   
11.10am Burden of genetic disorders in India and a framework for control
Prof. I.C. Verma and Dr. S. Bijarnia, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
   
11.35am To be announced
Dr. S.K. Brahmachari
   
12.00pm Genetic studies in the Sultanate of Oman
Prof. M.A. Patton, St George's Hospital Medical School, London, U.K.
   
12.25pm Neutral and pathological mitochondrial DNA variation: implications in genetic affinities of Indians and mitochondrial disorders
Prof. S. Barnabas, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
   
12.50 - 2.00 pm    Lunch
    
   
SESSION IV: INHERITED ADULT ONSET DISORDERS
   
Chairs: Professor M.R.S. Rao, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India and
Professor J. Edwards, University of Oxford, U.K.
   
2.00pm Fertility and genetics
Dr. K. McElreavey, Institut Pasteur, Paris,France
   
2.25pm Cerebrovascular disease in the young in Sri Lanka
Dr. R. de Silva, University of Sri Jayawardeneprua, Ratmalana, Sri Lanka
   
3.15pm Inherited renal disease
Dr. A.K. Saggar-Malik, St. George's Hospital Medical School, London, U.K.
   
3.40 - 4.10 pm    Refreshments
   
4.10pm Apoptosis: a novel death promoter gene Y-81
Prof. A. Dharmarajan, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
   
4.35pm The role of AB in Alzheimer's disease
Assoc. Prof. R. Martins, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
   
5.00pm Poster Session
   
6.30pm Close of session

 

<Friday 18 January 2002

SESSION V: SCREENING AND COUNSELLING FOR GENETIC DISEASES
   

Chairs:

Professor H.S. Savithri, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

   
9.00am

Neurolipidoses: a study in patients with progressive neurodegeneration
Drs. R. Christopher and A. Nalini, National Institute for Mental Health and Neuroscience, Bangalore, India

   
9.25am

The cost implications of the transition to a genetic mode of disease
Prof. M. Patton, St. George's Hospital School of Medicine, London, U.K.

   
9.50am

Outcome of genetic testing for mental retardation in India
Dr. A. Radha Rama Devi, Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad, India

   
10.15 am

Predictive testing for familial cancers
Assoc. Prof. E. Edkins, Princess Margaret Hospital, Perth, Australia

   
10.40 - 11.10 am    Refreshments
   
11.10am

Transcultural genetic counselling in the U.K.
Mrs. G. Karbani, University of Leeds, U.K.

   
11.35am

Common diseases and human genetic variation
Dr. S. Jain, National Institute for Mental Health and Neuroscience, Bangalore, India

   
12.00 pm Public perceptions of genetic disease in Pakistan
Dr. R. Hussain, University of New England, Armidale, Australia
   
12.25pm

Prenatal diagnosis for genetic disease in India
Dr. Kamini Rao, BACC, Bangalore, India

 

 

12.50 - 2.00 pm   Lunch

   
    

SESSION VI: THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF GENETICS

      

Chairs:

Professor H.S. Chandra, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

    
2.00pm

The role of the media in promoting knowledge of genetics
Prof. D. Balasubramanian, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India

    
2.25pm

The implications of gene patenting for health care delivery in Developing Countries
Assoc. Prof. E. Edkins, Princess Margaret Hospital, Perth, Australia

    
2.50pm

Presentation of the recommendations from the Second International Workshop on Consanguinity, Endogamy and Cultural Diversity
Prof. A.H. Bittles, Edith Cowan University,Perth, Australia

    
3.15pm Overview of the Symposium and future initiatives
Prof. M.A. Patton and Dr. A. Saggar-Malik,St. George's Hospital Medical School, London, U.K.
    
3.40 - 4.10pm    Refreshments
    
4.10pm CLOSE OF SYMPOSIUM

 

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