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

  • IS IT TIME FOR A ETHNICALLY NORMALIZED HUMAN REFERENCE GENOME?
    This is the question that Dr. Subha Srinivasan and her team, Shulka et al., address in their recent publication in BMC Genomics. It is now well established that hg19, the most heavily annotated and cited human reference genome, harbors ~2.2 million minor alleles, which can result in up to 30% false positives in individual genomes – this places a heavy burden on downstream interpretation. To overcome this, using major alleles from the 1000 genome project, Shukla et al. have created and provide access to an ethnically normalized human genome called hg19Kindel – @ https://tiny.cc/SS_BMC

  • On September 3rd 2019, Dr. Jenny McKimm-Breschkin, Honorary Fellow in the Microbiology and Immunology Department of the Peter Doherty Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia, engaged the students of IBAB with a talk on influenza viruses. She presented the backstory of the wonder drug Relenza: how a billion dollar-backed idea wasn’t sufficient to produce a successful product on the global scale.

  • Teachers’ day is a prominent day of the year, a day where teachers across India are celebrated and honoured. On September 5th 2019, the MSc students of IBAB got together to express their gratitude to IBAB faculty for their efforts in shaping the students’ future. It was an afternoon filled with fun, laughter and games.

  • Students and staff from the Microbiology department of Maharani Cluster University, Bengaluru, visited IBAB on 9th September, 2019. They were introduced to the educational and research programs conducted at IBAB and were given a tour of the experimental labs by our research scholars.

  • Image

    IS IT TIME FOR A ETHNICALLY NORMALIZED HUMAN REFERENCE GENOME?

  • Image

    Dr. Jenny McKimm-Breschkin visit to IBAB

  • Image

    Teachers day celebration

  • Image

    Students and staff from the Microbiology department of Maharani Cluster University

  • Image

    Prof. C. M. Gupta IBAB