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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Research Associate Life Science

Research Associate Life Science

Eligibility : M Phil / Ph.D

Location : Shimla

Last Date : 24 Mar 2017

IHBT - Job DetailsDate of posting:14 Mar 17

Research Associate Life Science recruitment in CSIR – Institute of Himalayan Bio Resource Technology (IHBT), Palampur

Qualification : Ph.D. in Life Sciences with specialization in Microbiology/Microbial Technology/Microbial Biotechnology.

No. of Post : 01

Pay Scale : Rs.36000

Age : 35-40 Yrs

Hiring Process : Walk - In

Job Role: Research/JRF/SRF

Friday, March 10, 2017

Skill Enhancement in Molecular Biology & Bioinformatics

Skill Enhancement in Molecular Biology & Bioinformatics within 15 days
This summer get expertise in Molecular Biology Techniques and Bio-informatics with RASA LSI &
Central Dogma
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The primary goal of this program in this field is to educate students for jobs in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and related industry sectors. The curriculum is extremely flexible, allowing for dual majors with several other disciplines. Revolutions in biotechnology and information technology are changing the world. This program will make you understand basics of Bio-Informatic application in molecular biology with extensive hands on molecular laboratory work.
Hands on training in molecular biology with a concentration in bioinformatics may attract those desiring an M.S. degree before proceeding to professional study in medicine or a doctoral program.
Why join us?
Through appropriate elective selection, students planning careers as molecular biologists with a computational background or as fully trained computer scientists with knowledge of biological sciences can adapt the program to their needs.
There are extensive opportunities to pursue undergraduate research in faculty laboratories. The bioinformatics and molecular biology program also serves as an excellent premedical curriculum.
Salient Features:
  • Understanding the nature of biological data and need for biological databases for data retrieval and analysis
  • Ability to study mapping of plasmid using multiple restriction enzymes
  • Understanding the need and significance of bioinformatics approaches in wet lab experiments
  • Understanding the concept of competent cell preparation and transformation of competent cells with expression vector
  • Acquire hands on experience in various bioinformatics algorithms & study different methods of structure prediction
  • Visualization of protein structures using visualization tools
  • Acquiring knowledge on designing primers using in silico approaches

Fundamental Techniques in Genomics and Proteomics
  1. Plasmid DNA (vector) isolation from bacterial culture, Agarose gel electrophoresis (Casting the gel, Loading)
  2. Plasmid mapping using multiple restriction enzymes, Agarose gel electrophoresis
  3. Theory on PCR and Primer design for PCR, Gene amplification by Polymerase chain reaction, Agarose gel electrophoresis to check gene amplification
  4. Competent cell preparation (Bacterial host), Transformation of competent cells with expression vector carrying specific gene, Plating the transformants on the LB agar +Amp plates and overnight incubation
  5. Colony PCR analysis of transformants
  6. Growth curve of bacterial host and bacterial host carrying plasmid (Spectrophotometric analysis)
  7. Casting a polyacryalamide gel and
  8. Protein sample preparation and gel loading, Electrophoresis and Staining the gel with Coomasie Blue for visualization of proteins.
1.Introduction to bioinformatics and Databases
  • Definition of Bioinformatics, databases
  • Introduction to NCBI, EMBL and DDBJ, Protein databases (primary, composite and secondary)
  • Generation of large scale molecular biology data
  • Applications of Bioinformatics – Sequencing, NMR Spectroscopy, X – ray, Gel electrophoresis)
2.Sequence alignment
  • Introduction to dynamic programming and sequence alignment
  • Pairwise sequence alignment (BLAST and FASTA)
  • Multiple sequence alignment (ClustalW)
  • Concept of homology, similarity, identity, orthologues and paralogues
3.Primer designing – Primer BLAST
Designing primers using Primer BLAST for PCR
4.Restriction enzyme mapping
Mapping of restriction enzyme and enzyme cutting using Restriction Mapper tool

5.Sequence Extractor
Generating primer map and enzyme map using Sequence extractor
6.Insilico vector design
Designing vector using insilico techniques
7.Protein Databases, structure cleaning and downloading , and Protein visualization
Introduction to protein databases, cleaning and downloading of protein structure
Protein visualization using Discovery Studio and SPDBV

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Batches and Deadline for Registrations:
  • Batch : 27th March 2017Dead Line: 15th March 2017

  • Duration: 15 working days

Mr. Sameer Chawdhari, CSO,RASA Life Science Informatics
Dr Anjali Apte-Deshpande, Founder/Director Of Central Dogma
Ms. Tanvee Pardeshi, Application scienctist
Ms. Sakshi Rawat, Jr. Application scienctist

  • Accommodation assistance for out- station candidates.
  • Fees are non transferrable & non refundable in any case.

Please feel free to contact us at any time:
RASA Life Science Informatics
4th floor.46/10 Shakuntal Building,
Law college Road, Near Pastry corner, Nal stop,
Erandwane, Pune -411004
Phone No. 020-65600408

Thursday, October 13, 2016

3 Days Hands on Workshop on Chemoinformatics

Is organizing
3 Days Hands on Workshop in Chemoinformatics
 18th November to 20th November 2016.

 Chemoinformatics is a rapidly developing branch of chemistry. In the coming days the students who have studied Chemoinformatics will be required not only in India but in foreign countries too! The requirement of trained manpower from the discipline such as Chemistry, Biology and Microbiology is the fuel for the growth of Chemoinformatics. The development of Chemoinformatics needs a workforce with a solid background in chemistry and an expertise of the available computer technology. Application of Chemoinformatics is in areas like Agrochemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries, Computational chemistry and library design groups, Chemical software companies, Database developers, Chemical publishers, In-silico Drug Discovery, Toxicity predictions, ADME prediction of Molecules, Chemicals Vendors , R&D, etc
Salient Features of the Workshop:
 Workshop groups will study problems with hands-on examples using computational chemistry methods and discuss issues highlighted by examples and Case Studies presented by instructors. A Case Study set with a focus on chemical database creation and filtering drug like compounds will be used to link all workshop activities throughout the workshop.

On completion of this workshop you will be expertise in:
  • Application of Chemoinformatics in drug discovery.
  • Training from industry experts from Chemoinformatics domain.
  • Analyzing chemical fingerprint.
  • Generating Knowledge from structure and different chemical databases
  • Using various chemical structure drawing and visualization tools
  • Digitizing your chemical Data.
  • Storing molecules in wide array of format.
For more details ,please visit

Mr.Sameer Chaudhary 
Sr.Scientist,RASA Life Science Informatics.

Tanvee Pardeshi 
Application Scientist,RASA Life Science Informatics.

*   Includes lunch , & snacks.
** Id proof required at the time of registration.
***Fees are non transferrable & non refundable in any case.

For More details contact us on
Ph no: 02065600408,+91 8411927535,+91 7875793891,+91 77986 68315
Accepted payment methods includes online payment/Cheque/Demand Draft/Cash

RASA Life Science Informatics,
4th floor.46/10 shakuntal,
Law college Road,Erandwane 411004
RASA life science informatics, 402,3rd floor, 46/10 shakuntal, Law College Road, Erandwane, Pune, Maharastra, India.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

IARI Bioinformatics Jobs - SRF Genetics in Delhi

SRF Genetics
Eligibility : MSc
Location : Delhi
Last Date : 22 Aug 2016
Hiring Process : Walk - In
IARI - Job DetailsDate of posting:01 Aug 16
SRF Genetics recruitment in Indian Agricultural Research Institute
Project Title : “CRP - Biofortification in selected crops for nutritional security (rice)”
Qualification : Master’s degree in Genetics/Plant Breeding/Genetics and Plant Breeding/Biotechnology/Life Sciences with 4/5 years bachelor’s degree. Those with 3 years bachelor’s degree must have UGC/CSIR/ICAR NET qualification or equivalent or Ph.D. in any of above disciplines (As per ICAR memorandum F.No. Agri. Edn./6/27/2014/HRD Dated 13.07.2015 and F.No. Agri. Edn./6/27/2014/HRD Dated 09.10.2015) Desirable: Experience in use of molecular markers and proficiency in computer skills.
No. of Post : 01
Salary : Rs. 25000
Project Title : “Incentivizing Research in Agriculture – Rice”
Qualification : Master’s degree in Genetics/Plant Breeding/Genetics and Plant Breeding/Biotechnology/Life Science with 4/5 years bachelor’s degree. Those with 3 years bachelor’s degree must have UGC/CSIR/ICAR NET qualification or equivalent or Ph.D. in any of above disciplines (As per ICAR memorandum F. No. Agri. Edn./6/27/2014/HRD Dated 13.07.2015 and F. No. Agri. Edn./6/27/2014/HRD Dated 09.10.2015) Desirable: Experience in molecular markers and proficiency in computer skills
No. of Posts : 02
Salary : Rs. 25000
Young Professional II
Qualification : Post Graduate Degree in Genetics and Plant Breeding / Biotechnology/Basic science (Life Sciences). Desirable: Proficiency in computer skills
No. of Post : 01
Salary : Rs. 25,000
Age limit : Maximum age is 35 years
How to apply
Reporting time for interview: 22nd August, 2016 9:30-10.00 AM at Division of Genetics, ICAR-IARI, New Delhi – 110012.
The candidates will have to compulsorily bring the filled in application form (as per the format annexed), all the original certificates from matriculation onwards, date of birth certificate, NET/equivalent certificate, degree certificate either original or provisional and one set of the self-attested photocopies of all the required certificates from matriculation onwards and an attested copy of recent passport size photograph pasted onto the application form. Proof of experience and publications also need to be submitted.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Applications are invited for PhD Assistance program 2016(Seconded batch)

After the immensely huge success of our PhD Assistance program last year, we decided to give back more avail to PhD aspirants this year withal. Students will be taken on first come basis. Only Master’s in life-science students can apply. Register soon to avail an Opportunity to get a fully funded PhD in USA.
PhD Assistance Training Program
Highlights of the program
  • 2 compulsory Paper Publication in peer reviewed journal along with pub med citation
  • 1 Review Paper publication
  • Privilege of working under the eminent scientist from NIH,USA
  • Special coaching for ‘Research Methodology’ subject by eminent scientist
  • Introducing students to various PhD notification website, forum and blogs etc.
  • Preparing a motivation letter /cover letter based on PhD openings
  • Helping to draft a proper project proposal depending on PhD opening
  • Application & Transcripts Procedure
  • Preparing PhD oriented resume
  • Providing appropriate reference/recommendation letter.
  • Providing Experience letter /research trainee letter
Content of the program
  • Drug target identification and validation
  • Literature mining
  • Protein modeling and simulation
  • Protein annotation
  • Protein-Protein interactions
  • Active site analysis
  • Pharmacophore designing
  • Nucleic acid extraction (DNA/RNA/Plasmid)
  • Gel extraction/ PCR purification
  • Nucleic acid extraction from various systems
  • PCR and RT-PCR analysis of Nucleic acid
  • Techniques in protein purification and quantification - PAGE/ SDS-PAGE
  • Enzyme assays (Bradford's assay, DPA assay)
Galaxy, Auto dock, Gromacs Linux,
A full fledge research project will be done using all the mentioned techniques above.
Program Details
Duration: 8 Months                                                                   Seats: 15
  Application Deadline
15th July , 2016
*Announcement for Shortlisted candidates

25th July 2016
**Final list of students

31st July 2016
  Registration deadline
5th August  2016
 *Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of Academic performance, and their resume.
** Candidates will be finalized on the basis of telephonic interview.

Location: RASA life science informatics, 4th floor, 46/10 shakuntal, Law College Road, Erandwane, Pune, Maharastra, India

Life Science and Informatics

What is this?
is this a new industry?
or a old wine in a new bottle?

Well Life Sciences and Informatics can be anything form computational biology, all omes and omics, core bioinformatics to curation and literature mining, database creation, in the area of biology, chemistry , bio-chem space.

There are number of companies in India and bangalore is the forefront as a major bio-cluster with 20 to 30 companies in this sphere.

now how good are these companies doing?
how good are they in terms of the international markets and how profitable is their business?
what do they do?
their clients?

These are some interesting things that could be discussed in this blog page...

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