About ICGA Conferences

The ICGA conference provides an excellent platform to facilitate interactions between the fast-growing scientific community interested in areas related to cancer research, omics, and precision oncology across participating countries and institutions. Moreover, India probably has the largest pool of talented graduate students who should also be exposed to a conference of this nature.

The 1st conference was held in September 2019 as a TCGA India meeting and 2nd was held in December 2020. The 3rd conference was held in January 2022 as a virtual edition. We are organizing the 4th conference on “Advancing Towards Integrated Precision Oncology in India” during October 06-08, 2023, at IISER Pune, Maharashtra in physical mode. The conference brings together speakers of international repute, clinicians, researchers, omics experts, data scientists, and technology providers to share the latest advancements in the field and updates on progress made by the Indian Cancer Genome Atlas.

ICGA Conference 2023

4th Conference: Indian Cancer Genome Atlas 2023

Theme: Advancing Towards Integrated Precision Oncology in India

Dates: 6-8 October 2023

Venue: IISER Pune

Key Highlights    

Key highlights of the ICGA conferences are:
  • Showcase the latest developments and achievements in the field of cancer research, genomics, and omics technologies, as well as their applications in precision oncology and translational research.
  • Provide a platform for networking and collaboration among researchers, clinicians, data scientists, technology providers, and policymakers from India and abroad.
  • Feature eminent speakers and panelists from leading institutions.
  • Experience the perfect amalgamation of clinicians, researchers, and technology providers who would be presenting talks on the following broad areas of cancer research and omics:
    • Ethics, Policies, and Epidemiology in Cancer Research
    • Information Management in Cancer Research
    • Cancer Models in pre-clinical research for Refined Translational Cancer Research
    • Integrative ‘Omics’ Approaches to Dissect Cancer Mechanisms: From Emerging Technologies to New Discoveries
    • Learning from Genomes: AI/ML way
    • Scientific Translational Clinical Technological Advancements- Lessons for Cancer Research and Omics
    • Next-Generation Therapies for Cancer
    • Precision Medicine in Oncology: Assembling the Puzzle
    • Patient Involvement in Clinical Research
  • Poster presentations from participants on the following tracks:
    • Structured Cancer Databases- Clinical vs Research Databases

Current Trends in Cancer Omics

Who should attend?

Academics: Universities, Research Institutions, Hospitals
Roles: Heads of Institutions, Head of Departments, Professors, Lecturers, Senior Scientists, Researchers, Postdocs, Ph.D. students, and young faculty.
Industry: Pharma/ Omics/ Lab Supplies/Cell Culture/ Diagnostics/ Therapeutics/Information Management/Data Science/Companies/Start-Ups
Specialists: Oncologists, Pathologists, Geneticists, Pharmacists, Bioinformaticians, Protein Scientists, Computational Biologists, Big Data Scientists, AI experts, Business Development, Regulatory and Policy Advisors, Diagnostic Laboratory Professionals, and Global Leaders.
Departments: Genomics, Proteomics, Oncology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Protein Science, Pharmacogenomics, Biotechnology, Data Science, Microbiologists, Pathologists.

Advisory Committee

Dr. Anand Deshpande
Persistent Systems
Prof. Shantanu Chowdhury
CSIR-Genomics And Integrative Biology (IGIB), India
Prof. S.V.S. Deo
AIIMS New Delhi
Dr. Anguraj Sadanandam
Institute of Cancer Research
Prof. Sudeep Gupta
Tata Memorial Hospital
Prof. Sunil Badve
Emory University

Dr. C.B. Koppiker
Prashanti Cancer Care
Mission (PCCM), India

Organizing Team

  • Prof. L.S. Shashidhara, NCBS, IISER Pune
  • Mr. Akshay Chitlangia, Persistent Systems
  • Dr. Ankita Singh, IGIB
  • Dr. Aradhita Baral, Ashoka University
  • Dr. Devaki Kelkar, PCCM
  • Dr. Krishanpal Karmodiya, IISER Pune
  • Dr. Kundan Sengupta, IISER Pune
  • Dr. Madhura Kulkarni, PCCM
  • Dr. Mayurika Lahiri, IISER Pune
  • Dr. Nagaraj Balasubramanian, IISER Pune
  • Dr. Rupa Mishra, PCCM
  • Dr. Sneha Joshi, PCCM
  • Dr. Suveera Dhup, ICGA Foundation


Dr.Ana I. Robles
Program Director, TCGA
Dr.Anamika Krishanpal
Persistent Systems
Dr.Anguraj Sadanandam
Institute of Cancer Research, UK
Dr.Anu Rose
CMC Vellore, India
Dr.Bushra Ateeq
IIT Kanpur, India
Vardhman Mahavir Medical College Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi, India
Dr.Dimple Notani
National Centre for Biological Sciences, India
Dr.Jean Claude Zenklusen
USA-The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)
Dr.Krithiga Shridhar
Centre for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC), Inida
Dr.Kumar Prabhash
Tata Memorial Hospital Mumbai, India
Dr.Kundan Sengupta
Dr.Madhura Kulkarni
Prashanti Cancer Care Mission, India
Dr.Manjiri Bakre
OncoStem, India
Dr.Mohit Kumar Jolly
IISc, India
Dr.Nameeta Shah
Amaranth Medical Analytics, India
Dr.Ramray Bhat
IISc, India
Dr.Ritu Gupta
AIIMS New Delhi, India
Mr.Rizwan Koita
Koita Foundation, India
Dr.S.V.S. Deo
AIIMS New Delhi, India
Dr.Sabarinathan Radhakrishnan
National Centre for Biological Sciences, India
Dr.Sagar Sengupta
NIBMG, India
Dr.Shantanu Chowdhury
CSIR- Genomics And Integrative Biology, India
Dr.Sudeep Gupta
Dr.Sunil Badve
Emory University, USA
Tavpritesh Sethi
IIIT Delhi, India
Dr.Ujjaini Dasgupta
Amity University, Haryana, India
Dr.Vaskar Saha
TMC Kolkata, India & Uni of Manchester, UK
Dr.Vikram Mathews
CMC Vellore, India


  • The meeting begins at 2 pm on 06 October and ends in the evening of 08 October.
  • Please plan your travel accordingly.
  • Detailed agenda will be available soon.


How to Reach

IISER Pune is located in the Pashan region, surrounded by the beautiful Panchvati Hills and the CSIR-NCL campus on one side and the Aundh neighborhood on the other. If you're traveling by air, it's at most a 30-40 minute cab ride from Pune International Airport. If you're coming from Mumbai International Airport (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport), it takes nearly 3 hours via the Bengaluru-Mumbai Highway. For those traveling by train, the nearest railway station is Pune Junction. Taxis and rented cars are available at the station and take only 20 minutes to reach the campus.