Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology supports and leads the biotechnology academic ecosystem through its academic and new initiatives in Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Big Data.

NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

  • IBAB Faculty Dr. Thiyagarajan was awarded a >30 L grant by ICMR, India for a project titled, “Computational analysis of missense mutations associated with genetically inherited rare diseases”. By developing data driven predictors and by making unconventional molecular dynamics simulation studies, the project aims to identify mutations that have possibilities of chemotherapeutic treatment options in select genetically inherited lysosomal storage disorders prevalent in Indian populations.

  • The seventh installment of the David Hungerford Memorial Lecture at our sister institute, Centre for Human Genetics (CHG), was delivered on Oct 14, 2019 by Prof. M. S. R. Rao. In his talk “Epigenomic regulation of gene expression in human biology”, Prof. Rao described how non-coding RNAs might play a much greater role than previously thought in regulating cell fate. The ensuing discussion engaged MSc and PhD students of IBAB and CHG alike.

  • A collaboration between IBAB faculty, Dr. Subhashini Srinivasan and Dr. Piergiorgio Stevanato of Università degli Studi di Padova, Legnaro, Italy, to perform genomic analysis of Jatropha curcas L., a species of flowering plant in the spurge family, the seeds of which are used to produce high quality biodiesel, was recently published in Scientific Reports. The authors identify SNPS for accurate genotyping of toxic vs. non-toxic varieties of J. curcas, as thisis critical to breeding management.

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    David Hungerford Memorial Lecture at our sister institute, Centre for Human Genetics (CHG)

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    A collaboration between IBAB faculty, Dr. Subhashini Srinivasan and Dr. Piergiorgio Stevanato of Università degli Studi di Padova, Legnaro, Italy