BSSE Annual Book-discussion

BSSE cordially invites you for it’s 6th Annual book discussion on the book titled “Genomic quirks – The search for spelling error” authored by Ramesh Hariharan. (Click here for the Poster)

Date and Time: June 13, 2018 at 4 PM
Venue: CES Seminar Hall, 3rd floor, Biological Sciences
Tea/coffee: 3:45 PM onwards


About the event:
Annually, a book of scientific importance is chosen by BSSE students for their fresher batch. At the end of their first year, students host a discussion event on the book to discuss the vivid ideas limned by
the author backed by scientific evidences and debate on their individual opinions and perspectives on the various topics discussed.

This year we host this event in the presence of the author, Ramesh Hariharan (Find the author bio below). Join us for the an interactive discussion with the author to learn how he spent his years decipherin
the mysterious codes that cause severe medical illness of unknown origin.

Having read the book prior to the event is not a prerequisite to attend the discussion

About the book:
Genomic quirks is a book of real stories on the search for genomic spelling errors that have stark consequences: infants who pass away mysteriously, siblings with misplaced organs, a family with several
instances of vision loss, sisters whose hearts fail in the prime of their youth, a boy whose blood can’t carry enough oxygen, a baby with cancer in the eye, a middle-aged patient battling cancer, and the
author’s own colour blindness. The search in each case proves to be a detective quest that connects the world of medical practice with that of molecular biology, traversing the world of computer algorithms along the way.

Author Bio:
Ramesh Hariharan is a computer scientist, bioinformatician, and an entrepreneur. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer at Strand Life Sciences, and an Adjunct Professor at the Indian Institute of
Science (IISc). Strand Life Sciences was founded in the year 2000 as a spin-off from IISc by Ramesh and three colleagues who were fascinated by the use of computer algorithms in biology and medicine. The stories in this book come from first-hand experience at Strand working with hundreds of patients.