Coordinator Speaks

The inter-disciplinary field of bioinformatics has really come out of age in the last decade or so. The science of Bioinformatics, which is the melding of molecular biology with computer science, is essential to understand the mysteries of genomes of human and other organism. Keeping this in mind, the NBU Bioinformatics Facility was established in November 2006 with the help of the grant from DBT (Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India). The centre provides access to the faculty members, research scholars and students from nearby universities, colleges and research institutions interested in working in the field of bioinformatics. The Coordinator’s group is actively engaged in research in the field of genomics and proteomics of nitrogen fixing bacteria and food bacteria. More than 40 Research Publications on hardcore bioinformatics have been published in various national and international peer-reviewed journals. The centre has developed software for Codon analysis and Triplet-based phylogenetic studies. Databases like Bambooinfoline and Mycosec have also been developed. Ten National-level workshops on Bioinformatics have been conducted Regional workshop on bioinformatics has been carried out in various colleges of North Bengal to popularize bioinformatics amongst college students’ .The centre along with Dept. of Botany, University of North Bengal also organized a national conference on biology and bioinformatics of economically important plants and microbes- BBcon2012 on 17-19th February, 2012 .
Besides, we have set up International collaboration with the University of New Hampshire, USA and have been working towards complete genome sequencing of five Frankia strains. Recently new research collaboration has been formed with Prof. Philippe Normand, University of Lyon1, France.
I am also proud to see our students and scholars growing intellectually and bioinformatically. The achievements of our scholars and students are not only in terms of the knowledge they acquired here, but also of how they are being able to apply them in the larger sphere of the life to bring prosperity to the society.
Hence, we not only do research but we work for a highly sustainable future.

Thanking You
Sincerely yours

Arnab Sen

genome Genome Projects
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