Paradigm shift in medical practice from symptomatic treatment to knowing the genetic basis of the disease for therapeutic intervention is made possible with the emergence of genomic based ‘omics‘ technologies. The basic understanding for such developments is that ‘DNA is the blueprint of life’, and the outcome of these technologies in translational medicine is the expectation, popularly known as ‘precision medicine’. In clinical practice, these developments in genetics/genomics impact diagnostics and therapeutic intervention leading to personalized medicine. Several recent innovations in these fields are however restricted to few medical centres of excellence, while clinical practitioners largely are unaware of the advances in our country. In this respect, Genome Foundation’s eminent scientists and clinical experts constantly provide updates on recent developments in the field of genetic testing and therapy with examples.
Former Dean, Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad, and Founder NIAB with over 40 years of experience in research of chronic inflammatory diseases such as allergy, asthma, autoimmune diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, prostatitis, nephritis, mastitis, cancer and drug discovery.
Former Professor and Head, Dept of Anatomy, Osmania Medical College, with doctorate in Genetics and over 30 years of experience in serving the patients. Founder - Convenor of “OSMECON” (2000+ delegates annually from over 90 medical colleges)
Having 12 years of experience as Paediatric Geneticist. Working at Suraksha, Ankura hospital, LifeCell and Utage Neurology Centre as Consultant Medical Geneticist. Worked at Kamineni Hospitals as Consultant Pediatrician & Medical Geneticist.
Chief Paediatric Geneticist with several decades of experience in treating patients suffering from rare genetic disease. A trendsetter for Newborn screening in India and preventable causes for mental retardation in India with over 100 research publications.
Former Director, AP Medical Services
Urogynaecologist with over 40 years of experience and research experience in clinical research including Stem Cells.
Consultant Paediatric Geneticists
Well-known fetal medicine specialist for her specialized skills in improving IVF success rate through use of modern technology with over 25 years of experience in treating PCOD and menstrual problems.
Institute of Reproductive Medicine
Highly accomplished and reputed Cytogenetist with over three decades of experience. She specialises in Human and Molecular Cytogenetics.
Professor & HOD (Retd) in Genetics, Department of Genetics, Osmania University
Highly reputed geneticist with 31 years of teaching experience having research background in Molecular basis of cancer, Mechanism of gene expression in Human Diseases, with ober 137 research publications.
Consultant Gynaecologists with prenatal sampling
Professor, Biochemical Genetics & Molecular Anthropology Laboratory,
Department of Anthropology, Delhi University, Delhi;
Highly reputed geneticist with over 35 years of experience having extensive research background in Genomics of Complex Diseases and Human Genome Diversity of the Indian Population, with over 100 research publications of impact.
Dr. Rao R. Kosaraju is an allergist-immunologist in Fremont, California. He received his medical degree from Guntur Medical College NTR and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
Mr J Satyanarayana, (JS) is a thought leader in the areas of e-Governance, Enterprise Architecture and Digital Transformation, and a pioneer in the design and implementation of e-Governance projects and programs in India. He has had a successful career as a civil servant for over 40 years, having held distinguished positions at the national and provincial levels, including Secretary, Department of Electronics & IT, Government of India and Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India.
Research Scientist with 10+ years of research experience while working at Baylor College of Medicine Houston TX, and Michael. E .Debakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center Houston TX. She graduated with Masters Degree from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
Dr. A. Veerabhadra Rao is retired from CSIR-CCMB as Deputy Director and he worked in various positins. His research area is Cancer Biology and CRISPR Technologies.
Dr. N N Khanna is a Graduate of King George's Medical College, Lucknow. After completing his MD (Medicine) and DM (Cardiology), he went abroad for advanced Fellowship Training in Cardiology, Coronary & Vascular Interventions at Ochsner Medical Foundation, New Orleans, USA and at Poly-Clinique-des-Essey, France under eminent Cardiologists - Dr. Christopher J White, Dr. Steve Ramee and Dr. Michel Henry. He underwent advanced training on Percutaneous Aortic Valve Implantations, Heart Failure Devices and Radio-frequency Ablation for sympathetic denervation of renal arteries. He has authored 27 book chapters and has about 120 publications in various national and international journals to his credit.
Dr Gandhi P C Kaza is the current Managing Director of Genome Foundation. He is Founder Chairman of Truth Labs, India’s first independent People’s Forensic Science Lab. He also currently serves as an Advisor to the West Bengal Government and Jammu & Kashmir Government. He has served previously as IG of Police and Director of APFSL. He has extansive knowledge about the criminal justice system. He is a pioneer in the application of forensic science for crime detection. He has trained thousands of judicial, corporate, vigilance and security officers regarding forensic crime detection and investigation. He has made forensic analysis and investigation accessible and understandable for the layman.