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AU-KBC Research Centre,
MIT Campus of Anna University,
Chrompet, Chennai-600044.


TRAINING PROGRAMME: "CERTIFICATE COURSE IN BIOINFORMATICS"

26th - 29th July, 2016 (4 DAYS)

Programme Conducted by:


AU-KBC Research Centre,

MIT Campus, Chromepet,

Chennai -  600 044.

(www.au-kbc.org)

 

         PROGRAMME BACKGROUND

         TOPICS COVERED

         AUDIENCE AND COURSE PLAN

         PAST FACULTY AND ASSOCIATES

         SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION DETAILS

         CONTACT

 

PROGRAMME BACKGROUND

Bioinformatics is playing an increasingly important and central role in biological research. Moreover, bioinformatics is coming to occupy the central role of the "glue" that integrates together the many disparate bodies of data from different fields. Moreover bioinformatics has the ability to render complex questions of biology into more tangible and visual terms. The critical question of how to find the important relationships between these data to answer interesting biological questions is being solved via bioinformatics, by linking all data through their gene associations. As a practical example of this, NCBI (National Centre for Biotechnology Information), NIH's bioinformatics center, receives and processes on their bioinformatics web site nearly 3 million requests per day from scientists worldwide.

Bioinformatics is a newly emerging interdisciplinary research area, which may be defined as the application of techniques from Computer Science to solve problems in Molecular Biology. This exciting area is a relatively young field, and the pace of research is driven by the large and rapidly increasing amount of data being produced from, for example, efforts to sequence the genomes of a variety of organisms. As on the date, more than five thousand organisms complete sequence is available and more than three thousand organism sequencing work is progressing. The areas where computer science can be applied range from assembly of sequence fragments, analysis of DNA, RNA and protein sequences, prediction and analysis of protein sequence and function. Bioinformatics is certainly not number crunching for molecular biologists, but is about the application of techniques from Computer Science such as modeling, simulation, data abstraction, data manipulation and pattern discovery techniques in order to analyze biological data.

Bioinformatics tools and databases are powerful, valuable, and essential for life science research in the Genomic Age. However, they are also complicated, diverse, poorly interconnected, and largely mysterious to the majority of biologists. This training programme aims to solve this problem. It will give students, researchers and scientists a place to go to get the best of bioinformatics in a single step, that lets them focus on results, as well as expert help on their problems and questions. The training will provide the computing expertise to bridge the gap between biologist's real-world research problems and the right bioinformatics solution. This training program will also play an major role in preparing the new generation of scientists, not only in the use of tools or in the development of computational techniques, but also in providing the necessary background to tackle basic biological questions.

This 4-day Certificate Course on Bioinformatics covers key topics in this area ranging fromGenomics to Systems Biology. The method of instruction is in a tutorial format and organized around live demos with exercises. The program methodology is designed to closely match the requirements of Students, Researchers and Scientists.

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TOPICS COVERED

  • Genomics
  • Proteomics
  • Metabolomics
  • Molecular Modeling
  • Drug Discovery & Development
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Microarrays
  • Systems Biology
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Text & Data Mining
  • Tools & Databases
  • Software & Database Development

Note: Please note that there won't be any wet lab experiments

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AUDIENCE AND COURSE PLAN

The workshop is targeted towards Graduate and Post-graduate students in Science, Engineering and Technology / Life Science Scientists / Medicine / Pharma, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology Faculty / PhD scholars / PDF's. The presentation will be in a tutorial style and participant's interaction will be strongly encouraged.

For each topic, bird's eye view will be provided in the beginning and a list of tools and databases used also provided. Important tools in each will be demonstrated with few examples. For all categories, exercise will be given to get hands on experience. Course material will be given in the form of CD to each participant.

Course Plan
The course will be conducted in 8 sessions at the AU-KBC Research Centre, Chromepet from

26th - 29th, July 2016
(4 days; 32 hrs)

Morning Session - 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Afternoon Session - 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

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PAST FACULTY AND ASSOCIATES

Dr MD Nair (Spic Pharma,Chennai)
Dr.CN Ramchand (Kemin,Chennai)
Dr.S.V.Ramanan (AU KBC,Chennai)
Dr.P.Gautam (CBT,ANNA UNIVERSITY )
Dr.D.Sundar (Bioinformatics Centre, Pondicherry University)
Dr.Mukesh Doble (IIT,Chennai)
Dr.Sameer Hassan, (TRC, Chennai)
Dr.G.Ramesh Kumar (AU KBC)

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SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION DETAILS

The course fee is Rs 4,950/-(Four thousand nine hundred and fifty only). Please send a Cheque / DD drawn in favour of The Director, AU-KBC Research Centre payable at Chennai along with application duly filled.

Last Date for Registration: 20.07.2016. Please note that the number of seats is limited and registration is made on the basis of first come first served.

Participation certificate will be given at the end of the programme.

IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL THE PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUESTED TO BRING THEIR LAPTOPS.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM

CLICK HERE FOR AU KBC BIOINFORMATICS LAB

Please send your applications along with Cheque / DD to:

The Director,
AU-KBC Research Centre,
MIT Campus, Anna University Chennai, Chromepet,
Chennai - 600 044.

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CONTACT:

Dr. G. Ramesh Kumar,
Course Coordinator, AU-KBC Research Centre,
MIT Campus,Anna University Chennai,Chromepet,
Chennai - 600 044.
Tel: 91-44-22232711 Extn.133,
Fax: 91-44-22232711
E-mail: grameshpub@au-kbc.org
Web site: www.au-kbc.org

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