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NextGen Genomics , Biology, Bioinformatics and Technologies (NGBT) Conference 2016 | Registration open

NextGen Genomics, Biology, Bioinformatics and Technologies (NGBT) Conference to be held from Oct 3rd – 5th, in Cochin, India, is organized by SciGenom Research Foundation (SGRF), a not-for-profit organization working to promote Science Research & Education in Asia and India.

The NGBT conference is jointly hosted with Centre for the Commercialization of Antibodies and Biologics (CCAB), Toronto, Canada, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR Biology
Department), Mumbai, India, and Institute of Bioinformatics (IOB), Bengaluru, India. This is the sixth international conference that is hosted by SGRF Conferences, the educational outreach arm of SciGenom Research Foundation (SGRF), along with national institutes in India.

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The 2016 conference will showcase and promote application of nextgen sequencing and
genomics technologies for basic and translational science in all areas of biology including human genetics, drug discovery, clinical medicine, biomarkers, diagnostics, animal, plant and agricultural sciences. We expect over 500 delegates. The conference, as in the past, is designed to provide a forum for scientists and students to share their work, build new connections and explore collaborations. You can find additional information about the meeting at the 2016 conference website (www.sgrfconferences.org)


Poster abstracts should follow the guidelines specified below. All poster abstracts will be reviewed by the poster review committee and will be selected based solely on quality for presentation at the meeting.

All abstract submissions need to be made through the online registration system. Students who wish to be considered for meeting and travel scholarship can do so through the online system while registering for the meeting. The deadline for abstract submission to be considered for scholarship and travel awards is July 31st, 2016. For more information on the scholarships and travel awards please visit SGRF scholarship announcement at http://sgrf.org.in/scholarships.html

For the NGBT conference, participants are encouraged to submit poster abstracts that cover genomics, cancer biology, plant/agriculture science, animal science, immunology, drug discovery, basic sciences and signal transduction, algorithms for NGS data analysis, systems biology, and bioinformatics applications for big data management and analysis.

The cost of registering for the meeting is the same, whether or not you submit an abstract.
You will not be able to present your abstract if you do not register for the meeting.

Abstract content and editing is the responsibility of the author. Abstracts will be published as submitted. Abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings. We also plan to select a few abstracts for a 10 minute verbal presentation and you will be notified if your abstract is selected for the same.

Poster Presentation Dimensions:

Poster Print size: A 0
i.e. 841mm (H) x 1189 mm (W) & 33.1 Inches (H) x 46.8 Inches (W)
Poster Board size: 4 X 4 FEET
i.e. 1219.2 mm (H) x 1219.2 mm (W) & 48 Inches (H) x 48 Inches (W)

Abstract Format:

Please submit your abstract in the rich text format (rtf). Use Arial font for your abstract and whenever possible, try to use the Symbol font in your RTF file for your Greek and Scientific symbols (alpha, beta, gamma, etc.). Name of the author presenting the abstract should be in bold.

  • Title should be bold and followed by one return.
  • Author List and Institutions should be followed by one return.
  • Presenting author name should be in bold.
  • Abstract should be no more than 250 words on a single page.
  • Please use font size: 12; font: Arial.
  • English is the official language of the meeting.
  • Use standard abbreviations in your abstract as needed.
  • Document must fit 8 1/2″ x 11″ letter format.
  • Please use the rtf template provided to type in your abstract.
  • Provide any grant acknowledgments for your research at the end of your abstract as needed.

Registration Fees:

Registration starts from 1st June 2016. Following are the registration fees:

Early Registration ends on July 31, 2016

National Delegates:

Delegate – National (Indian) Early Late Spot Entitlement


INR 8,500 INR 10,500 Registration includes entry to conference, conference material, lunch and refreshments as outlined in the program.
Academic INR6,000 INR 8,000
Student INR 4,000 INR 6,000 Entry to conference, lunch and refreshment except conference material and entry to presentations.
Accompanying Person INR 3,000


International Delegates:

Delegate- International (Foreign) Early Late Spot Entitlement
Commercial/Corporate USD 600 USD 700 USD 850 Registration includes entry to conference, conference material, lunch and refreshments as outlined in the program.
Academic & Government USD 400 USD 500 USD 600
Student USD 300 USD 400 USD 500 Entry to conference, lunch and refreshment except conference material and entry to presentations.
Accompanying Person


Mode of payment:

  • Completed form and payment to be sent as Demand Draft (DD) / Cashier’s cheque drawn in favour of SciGenom Research Foundation payable at Cochin to the Conference Secretariat address.
  • 2016 NGBT: SGRF (SciGenom Research Foundation) rd C/O SciGenom Labs, Plot No.43A, SDF 3 Floor, CSEZ, Kakkanad, Cochin – 682037.

Wire Transfer:

Account Number : 50200002134823


Bank Name : HDFC Bank Ltd

Bank Address : No. 117, Old Mahabalipuram Road, Karapakkam, Chennai – 600 097, INDIA


Cancellation Policy:

  • 50% cancellation on fee applicable till 20 August
  • 100% cancellation on fee applicable post 21 August
  • For cancellation or refund related assistance, please contact secretariat.
  • All refund to be made post the conference.

Important Dates:

Last Date for Early Bird Registration: 31st July 2016

Conference Details:

Date: 3rd-5th October 2016

Place: Cochin, India

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