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Genetics, Genomics and Cancer Biology

Understand inner workings of cell growth and signalling that leads to tumors.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 was awarded jointly to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for the development of a method for genome editing.


Genetics and genomics have Revolutionized the way we diagnose and treat various diseases, from inherited disorders to cancer. This course is intended to introduce and build upon Genetics, Genomics, and principles of abnormal cell growth and mechanisms that enable tumorigenesis.
Learn to integrate molecular genetics to understand gene functions, mutations, and regulation of cellular processes, etc. Genomics is the study of the entirety of an organism. Further technology and computer have intensified the applicability of these studies in medical practice. You will further learn about the implementation of omics studies in diagnosis, treatment, and cutting-edge research in the field of cancer.


  • Learn recent advances in biotechnology that have genetic implications (Genetic engineering technology as CRISPR)
  • Learn about the relation between genetic mutations and affected biological pathways
  • Correct genetic mutations using gene therapy and stem cell therapeutics
  • Mechanistic insights leading to improved Anti-cancer therapy.
  • What is resistance and why is cancer still largely incurable?

Introduce topics & technologies like

  • Introduction to Genetics
  • Genomics, Big data, and Health Informatics
  • Genome editing and CRISPER
  • Cancer Biology
  • Precision medicine
  • Cancer Evolution and Informatics
  • Therapeutics and Immunotherapy
Career counselling about an increasingly wide range of available careers, including research(academic & Pharmaceutical company based), teaching, Medical practitioners to name a few.

Activities & Credits

Poster Making
Students learn to make high quality science posters & hone their presentation skills.
Learn to draft scientific write-ups with clear and convincing narratives.
Outstanding students also get opportunities for long-term projects with mentors.

Decoding Cancer Immunology