The course provides competence in computational biology/bioinformatics
by providing training in the areas of cell and molecular biology,
computer science, statistics and bioinformatics. Lectures, seminars and
hands-on projects, both in-house and during corporate or academic
internships, form part of the learning process at IBAB.
Contemporary and common genetic engineering
techniques/laboratory procedures which include gene cloning, DNA
sequencing and protein purification etc. are integral to the IBAB
curriculum. Extensive research time and net connectivity is provided to
allow access to the enormous amount of data and information available
on the World Wide Web and to develop bioinformatics products of
interest and practical utility. Such an approach provides students with
an understanding of how biological experimentation is carried out and
also the kind of theoretical inputs that are required to meaningfully
design and conduct experiments and possibly design new protocols. This
kind of facility is available at only a few bioinformatics centers and
IBAB is taking an integrated approach.
student is provided an access to a fully loaded high-end Pentium 4 PC,
round-the-clock unlimited access to the internet. Lectures are
delivered by in-house faculty, distinguished academics and industry
scientists from leading institutions/companies. A very large amount of
time is devoted to learning through material available on line,
journals, seminars/tutorials, group discussions etc. Thus the extensive
lecture/tutorial program is supplemented by an enabling environment and
associated self-learning through assignments and project work.
months course is structured into a trimester system the first two
semesters being devoted to in-house training (as outlined above) and a
full-time internship to be executed in the third semester, either
in-house or at other academic/industrial institutions.
18 months (3 semesters).
|(A) 1st Semester
||: Sep-Feb (six months)
Mar-Aug (six months)
Sep-Feb (six months)
is a 15-day break between each semester.
Introduction to computers and
Introduction to C
Internet/www in bioinformatics
Introduction to various bioinformatics software
Mathematics and statistics for biologists/bioinformatics
Foundation course in molecular/cell biology
Foundation course in chemistry
Basic biochemistry and biomolecular structures
Introduction to PERL and Java
Databases and Data structures basics
Fundamentals and advances in microbiology
Biotechnology lab course
Methods for sequence analysis
Bioinformatics in drug design and discovery
Computational analysis of cellular signalling
Computational methods for gene structure prediction
Biomolecular modelling and simulations
Introduction to Microarrays
Intellectual property issues
Entrepreneurship in bio-related areas
Basics of clinical trials
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qualifications and personal dedication of
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"In the 'outer' world you are a physicist, a biologist or a computer
wizard as is certified in your degree. At IBAB, they teach you how to
be all in one."
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and IBAB as a whole for the wonderful
platform that has been provided to us. Not just the professional front,
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