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Application of Bioinformatics in Teaching and Research, BIOINFORMATICS INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITY (Sponsored by DBT, Govt. of India)

 BIOINFORMATICS INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITY
(Sponsored by DBT, Govt. of India)
Training on
Application of bioinformatics in teaching and research
25th Feb - 4th March, 2013
Organised by
BIOINFORMATICS CENTRE
GAUHATI UNIVERSITY
GUWAHATI – 781 014, ASSAM, INDIA
Background
The Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India has been pleased to set up Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility (BIF) in the Gauhati University, Guwahati Assam in February; 2008.The centre is a member of Northeastern Bioinformatics network (NEBInet) and Biotechnology Information System Network (BTISnet). 
The Centre’s facilities include dedicated lease line Internet connectivity from BSNL, DELL servers with DELL PCs with LINUX and Microsoft Windows operating system, HP Printers, Xerox etc. and major Bioinformatics tools.

Objectives
To create awareness towards application of bioinformatics among college/university teachers and Researcher in biological sciences.

Course Contents of the Training Course
Bioinformatics overview, Biological Databases & information retrieval, visualization softwares, PCR primer designing, ePCR, molecular docking, Biostatistics, Genomics & Proteomics, Comparative Genomics, System Biology, Sequence analysis using BLAST and phylogeny prediction and application of bioinformatics in day to day research in life sciences (as per the degree syllabus of the university).

Faculty
Faculty for the Training Course will include eminent guest speakers from Gauhati University and neighbouring institutions working in the field of Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology and Structural Biology.

Methodology
Lectures, Demos, Hands on Session, Workshop and Seminar.

Level of participants
College/ University Teachers, Researchers.

Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of computers.

Number of participants
Number of participants will be restricted to 15.

Accommodation
Participants are requested to arrange their own accommodation.

Location
The University Campus is 12 km away from the Guwahati Railway Station and 10km from Guwahati Airport. 
Registration Fee: Rs.1500/- (includes course work material and lunches; be paid in cash)
How to apply?
Applicants may submit their registration forms duly filled in at the following address:-

Coordinator, Bioinformatics Centre
Department of Zoology,
Gauhati University, Guwahati-781014, Assam, India

Last date of receipt of applications: 9th February, 2013.
(Advance copy can be sent through E-mail. Selected candidates will be informed through E-mail/Phone)

REGISTRATION FORM TRAINING COURSE
ON
Application of bioinformatics in teaching and research
25th Feb – 4th March, 2013
1. Name (Dr./Mr./Ms) __________________________
2. Designation _______________________________
3. Department/Institute _________________________
4. Address for Correspondence __________________
________________________________________
Phone ___________________________________
E-mail ______________________________________
5. Educational Qualifications __________________
6. Category: (Student /Research Scholar) _________
7 Area of interest: __________________________
8. Whether you have attended ___________________
any training programme in
Bioinformatics earlier
9. State briefly how the present training ____________
will benefit you in the field of your
research work.

Signature of the CandidateSignature of the sponsoring authority:
*(A photocopy of the form may also be used)

 Important dates
Release of advertisement December 18, 2012
Receipt of Application begins January 21, 2013
Application Deadline February 5, 2013
Selected candidates will be informed February 11, 2013
Last Date for receiving Registration fees (from selected candidates) February 15, 2013

Venue
Bioinformatics Centre (DBT-BIF)
Department of Zoology
Gauhati University, Guwahati-781014

Coordinator
D.K. Sharma,
Department of Zoology,
Gauhati University, Guwahati-781014,
Assam, India
Fax: 91-0361-2700294

Co-Coordinators
Dr. D.K. Jha, Department of Botany,
Gauhati University, Guwahati-781014
 91-9435047422

Dr. P.J. Handique, 
Department of Biotechnology, Gauhati University, Guwahati-781014
 91-9435012920 (M)
E-mail: pjhandique@rediffmail.com

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