Salivonomics 2019: Chennai Chapter


One Day Workshop: Saliva Diagnostics And Genomics

September 21, 2019 (Saturday)

Presented by: Indian Academy For Clinical And Dental Genetics (#IACDG)

Acknowledgement: Prof. Dr. Paul Desmond Slowey (Founder & CEO, Oasis Diagnostics, USA)

A first of its kind workshop which focuses on propagating awareness about the advantages of non-invasive technologies for diagnostic and research purposes through live demonstration of advanced saliva collection tools, advanced point-of-care chairside devices for instant analysis of salivary biomarkers as well as the applications of molecular genomic technologies in healthcare.

Who Can Attend:

BDS, MDS, MBBS, MD, B.Sc, M.Sc., B.Tech., M.Tech, B. Pharm, M.Pharm, PhD

Undergraduate, Postgraduate & PhD students, Interns, Freshers, Faculties and Professionals from dental (all branches) and medical fraternity (any specialty like pathology, neurology, pediatrics,etc.), other healthcare sectors, pharma industry as well as general sciences like biotechnology, genomics, genetics, biochemistry, microbiology, forensics, biomedical engineering etc, entrepreneurs in healthcare business (pathological & genetic testing laboratories, molecular diagnostics etc.)

To Register:

For online transfer (NEFT / RTGS ) of registration fees:

Bank details:

Name Of Account: KROYNAS

Bank Name: ICICI Bank


Account Type: Current

Account Number: 090205020657

IFSCode: ICIC0000902

Category Registration Fees
UG Student / Intern Rs. 1200
PG / PhD Student Rs. 2200
Faculty / Professional Rs. 3000
(Healthcare Business)
Rs. 3500

REGISTRATION CLOSES: September 19, 2019


Dept. Of Periodontology, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Chennai

Velachery Main Rd, VGP Rajesh Nagar, Pallikaranai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600100

About Us

IACDG is a first of its kind endeavour in India to bridge the present gap between the understanding of Basic sciences and Clinical Sciences by inculcating the knowledge of Genetics, Genomics and Molecular Biology into the Dental fraternity and Clinical medical world. IACDG is a first of its kind endeavour in India to bridge the present gap between the understanding of Basic sciences and Clinical Sciences.

Scope Of Learning & Future Prospects

  • Exposure to updated non-invasive diagnostic tools (presently not there in India).
  • Understanding saliva research as a parallel career
  • Understanding the entrepreneurial pathway towards establishing Saliva diagnostics in India (Women entrepreneurs in particular) 
  • Acquiring the basic know – how of using genomics technologies in disease diagnosis
  • Acquiring overall knowledge about various grants and funding capabilities available from national and international organisations

CDE points applied

Workshop Schedule:

Registration 8:45am -9.20 am
Session I : Genes To Genomes9:30 am – 11:00 am
Tea Break11:00 am – 11:10 am
Session II: Salivary Biomarkers11:15 am – 12:15 am
Session III: Bioentrepreneurship- A Newer Career And Funding12:20 am – 12:55 pm
Lunch Break1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Session IV: -Introduction To Saliva Diagnostics With Hands-On Demonstration Of Different 1:50 pm – 2:20 pm
Session V: Demonstration Of Point-Of-Care Saliva Biomarker Testing Device (USA) And Case Study2:25 pm – 2:40 pm
Session V: Hands-On Demonstration Of Salivary DNA Isolation, Analysis, Visualization And Interpretation2:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Valedictory Session4:35 pm – 5:00 p

Meet The Mentors

Dr. Bagavad Gita

Head Of The Department (HOD),

Department of Periodontology,

Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital


Mentor Profile:

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), 1987 – 1991 University of Madras, Chennai, India
Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) in Periodontics, 1993 – 1996
The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, India
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Periodontology Microbiology(Interdisciplinary) 2014-2019, University of Madras
Microbiology division, CSIR-CLRI, Chennai, India
Rich clinical, academic and research experience of over 20 years
Research interests:
Periodontal regeneration
Pivotal focus on research in periodontal disease -systemic disease link.
Other Professional activities
Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology (Reviewer)
PhD examiner (external) for Saveetha University
External expert for the Board of Studies, Tagore dental college and Hospital (affiliated to the
Tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical University), Chennai.
Mentor for guiding post-graduate theses from 2005 till date
Over 20 peer-reviewed national and international publications
2 books
3 book chapters
More than 20 invited guest lectures

Dr. Gargi Roy Goswami

Founder And Director

Indian Academy for Clinical & Dental Genetics (IACDG)


Mentor profile:

Dr Gargi Roy Goswami, an interdisciplinary oral healthcare professional, is a Dental Geneticist by profession and an Academician by passion. Presently, with a pro team she runs The Dental Home in West Bengal and works as a consultant in Chennai. Dr Gargi Roy Goswami earned her undergraduate degree in Dentistry (BDS) from, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore and pursued a Certificate course in Dental Lasers, Bangalore. Prior to her BDS she has completed a postgraduate degree in Applied Genetics (M.Sc. Applied Genetics, Bangalore University) and has more than 3 years of research experience in the field of Ora cancer genetics. After her postgraduation, she joined as a Junior Research Fellow at School of Biotechnology (SBT), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. She was also worked as a Project Associate at School of Medical Sciences and Technology (SMST), IIT Kharagpur,West Bengal. With a passion to revolutionize Dentistry, Dr Gargi Roy Goswami has focused to introduce an interdisciplinary mode of education by conglomerating the knowledge of genetics, genomics, biotechnology and bioinformatics with Dental and Clinical medical sciences. With a view to promote interdisciplinary scientific education as well as bridge the present gap between the understanding of basic sciences and clinical sciences Dr Gargi Roy Goswami has come up with “Indian Academy for Clinical and Dental Genetics (#IACDG)” … first of its kind in India. Her technical expertise in the field of basic sciences caters to animal cell culture techniques, molecular biology techniques, immunological techniques and cytogenetics. Apart from general dental practice, Dr Gargi Roy Goswami focuses on Laser dentistry and Cosmetic dentistry as her dental interests.
She has been an invited guest speaker at many prestigious national and international conferences. To mention a few:
• World Dental Show, 2016, Mumbai
• Integri Teeth, Season V 2018, D Y Patil University, Navi Mumbai
• Safdarjung Hospital, 2017, New Delhi
• Indian Dental Conference (IDC), 2018, Bhubaneswar
• International Dental Conference, 2018, Chennai
• World Health Day 2018, Ragas Dental College and Hospital, Chennai
• XVII National IAOMP Postgraduate Convention, 2018, Chennai
• 57th MSDC , 2018, Pune
• IIT Hyderabad, 2018
To continue her knowledge propagation she also conducts several workshops and CDE programs pan India. To name one such interdisciplinary event is the The Body’s mirror workshop 2018 popularly known as The BMW (Salivary diagnostics and Public speaking skills). She also conducts weekend webinars to foster interdisciplinary scientific knowledge and monthly Essay competition, PEN A PAGE alongwith her e-magazine, GENOMEDEN. To place a mark in the scientific community, Dr Goswami conducted the first International Summit of Saliva Symposium India 2019 (Jan 31 – Feb 2, 2019)in Chennai, for the first time in Indian scientific history, which focused to propagate the benefits of non-invasive diagnostic tools , salivary diagnostics and advanced genomic technological applications in dentistry and medicine as well as develop a holistic approach to health and life. (

She is the Founder and Director of KROYNAS Pvt. Ltd. which is the first company in India to provide services and training related to saliva diagnostics and research and dental genetics. (

She has been honored with the Special Jury award of FAMDENT Dental Entrepreneur of the year, 2017 and Indian Dental Diva Young achiever’s award 2018.


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