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Date: Wed Jun 7 06:41:05 2017
Subject: 17.07.31 Breaking Barriers through Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

The big data in biology is creating an opportunity for both
hypothesis and observation driven new science and new technologies.
The conference brings together experts both young and senior, from
diverse areas to share their vision on emerging dimensions of
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology while taking stock of the
various softwares, tools and databases developed in the country. The
conference will also focus inter alia on how to leverage current
strengths of the research community to seek answers to some
fundamental questions in biology, to generate new technologies and
employment opportunities and to identify what it takes the country to
become a leading contributor to the field of Bioinformatics &
Computational Biology.

SCFBio -*- A Glance: 

The Supercomputing Facility for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (SCFBio), IIT Delhi was
created with funding from the Department of Biotechnology under
the guidance of Principal Investigator, Prof. B. Jayaram with a vision
to develop novel scientific methods and new softwares for genome
analysis, protein structure prediction and in silico drug design and for
human resource training. The facility was inaugurated by Honourable
Minister of Science and Technology and Human Resource
Development Shri Murli Manohar Joshi on 31st July, 2002. The
facility was converted into a CoE of BTIS network of DBT in Dec.,
2013. Recently Chemgenome was able to fingerprint 7.2 million RNA
(mRNA, tRNA, rRNA, miRNA etc.) genes encoded in 9282
prokaryotic and eukaryotic genomes based on physico-chemical
properties (Nucl. Acids Res., 2016 ) in a first of its kind. Bhageerath
is seen to be among the best web-servers globally in generating lowresolution
models of protein tertiary structures (
Sanjeevini, a complete drug design software suite, the only freely accessible server, has recently led to
nanomolar antimalarials and a publication in Nature, 2016. The
genome to drug assembly line, Dhanvantari, which combines the
above three software suites is operational with possible entry at any
point along the pipeline (Genome  Gene  Protein  Potential
candidate drug molecules).

The facility receives over 20,000 hits per day for its resources from
users from more than 30 countries. So far, the facility trained over
840 students through its short-term and long-term training
programmes in Bioinformatics and produced 14 PhDs.
Two start-up companies (LeadInvent & Novo Informatics) evolved
out of the facility.

Target Audience : 

All students, faculty and researchers who are
working or have interest in Bioinformatics/Computational
Biology/ Drug Design.

How to register:


Technical Programme: 

9:00AM - 7:00PM, July 31st and Aug. 1st,
2017, comprising oral and poster presentations.

Abstract Submission: 

All accepted abstracts will be published in
the September special issue of Journal of Proteins and Proteomics
(NAAS rating 4.5) and abstracts will be provided with a Digital
Object Identifier.


Limited accommodation for student participants
is available on first come first serve basis at a nominal charge of
Rs. 300/day.

Prof. B. Jayaram, Department of Chemistry, IIT Delhi
Prof. James Gomes, Kusuma School of Biological Sciences, IIT Delhi
Prof. Aditya Mittal, Kusuma School of Biological Sciences, IIT Delhi
Prof. D. Sundar, DBEB, IIT Delhi
Prof. Hemant Kashyap, Department of Chemistry, IIT Delhi
Mr. Shashank Shekhar, SCFBio, IIT Delhi
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