Bioinformatics is an upcoming field which has become an integral part of biological research. Biological sciences have come to an advanced stage where the research is leading to accumulation of huge data in the form of Next Generation Sequencing, RNA-Seq and microarrays etc. Also some of the experiments need screening of large number of molecules or data to narrow down the search space in silico, so that it becomes cost effective for actual wet-lab experiments like computer aided drug design (CADD). The add-on course, "Bioinformatics and in silico medicine" is offered jointly by the Departments of Botany and Zoology. The course is aimed at familiarising students with basic tools and methods needed for the analysis, designing, and predicting a model based on prior information available in various databases. It is a certificate course mainly for the undergraduate students of the University of Delhi but graduate and research scholars are also accommodated. The course comprises of both lectures and hands-on practicals for the students. This course is running for the past three years successfully. The faculty are chosen carefully from renowned research institutes and are eminent scientists in the area.

This Certificate Course consists of fifteen theory sessions of 1 hr each, 32 hrs of hands on experiments and 3 hrs of assessment session. This course has been coordinated by Dr. Rekha Kumari (Department of Zoology) and Dr. Rashmi Shakya (Department of Baotany). Course Content include the topics like Next Generation Sequencing techniques, Microarrays, ChIP-seqencing, 3D protein structure analysis and In silico drug design. Guest Faculty are invited from various renowned research institutes like Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology.

Minimum Qualifications: B.Sc. in any life science branch.

Number of Seats: 20 each

Selection Criteria: Merit list

Fee: Rs 5000