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Born in 2002, the department of Bioinformatics started the first undergraduate program in Bioinformatics in Asia. Enormous data, generated from Genomics, Transcriptomics and Proteomics experiments, need to be stored, analyzed and interpreted. However, the research institutes and industries across the world were running short of experts in these fields. The department gives priority to the students’ skill development in these demanding areas. The focused area of the department is Biomathematics, Biostatistics including R language, Computer programing including scripting languages, algorithms, Database Management, Website development, Genomics, Transcriptomics, Proteomics, and Computer aided drug discovery.  The sixth semester of the course is dedicated to Bioinformatics research project, which is carried out in the department or other national and international research laboratory. From the students’ research work, many research articles are published and some of them are awaited to feature in the international journals. 

The department organizes various workshops, expert lectures, training programs, etc.  to groom students’ all-round development. Notably, the department has organized two national level Bioinformatics & Cheminformatics workshops, sponsored by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) & Dept. of Biotechnology (DBT, Govt. of India). The department is proud to claim that ours is the first department to organize such a workshop in the subject first time in India.

Most of our students have presented research papers in the National and International conferences, have attended Nobel laureate conclaves and have been inspired by interacting with them. Students visit various research institutes and industries across the country as part of their studies to gain practical knowledge. The alumni of the department are well placed in the world-class institutes and companies.

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Courses

BSc-Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics solve complex biological problems through information technology. In this era, it is a highly demanding field as it save time and money, and streamline Biological research. The successful candidates can get job in Software, Pharma, Chemical, Life science, Genomics, Transcriptomics and Proteomics companies and Research Institutes.


Facilities

  • An In Silico laboratory with broadband (8 Mbps) internet access round the clock
  • Well-equipped Biotechnology laboratories with individual workspace for every student
  • An instrumentation room with modern instruments to ensure advanced research
  • A large collection of e-books and animations on Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

Activities

Activities 2016-17

  • Orientation for Fresher’s on June 27, 2016
  • Video lectures of Scientists on July 25 & 26, 2016
  • Expert Talk on August 02, 2016
  • Workshop- Reference Manager on August 10, 11, 2016
  • Review Article Presentation on August 29 & 30, 2016
  • Industrial visit on Between December 01 and 10, 2016
  • Expert Talk on January 9, 2017
  • Research article presentation on February 6 & 7, 2017

Activities 2015-16

  • Orientation for Fresher’s on July 6, 2015
  • Interaction with Alumni:
    1. Mrs. Priya Vyas, Novartis, Hyderabad on June 23, 2015
    2. Mr. Faraz Sheikh, NFDD, Saurashtra University, Rajkot on June 30, 2015
    3. Ms. Trupti Gohel, University of Bern, Switzerland (Via Video Calling) on July 1, 2015
    4. Ms. Anjani Dhangadhariya, University of Bonn, Germany (Via Video Calling) on August 4, 2015
  • Visit to Regional Forensic Science Laboratory, Rajkot on July 8, 2015
  • Video lectures of Scientists on August 12, 2015
  • Review Article Presentation   on September 01, 2015
  • Research article presentation on February 03, 2016

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