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Friday, February 5, 2016

Obama Launches Cancer Moonshot Task Force

President Barack Obama officially has launched the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force, which will seek to address unnecessary regulatory barriers to developing new cancer treatments.
Members of the task force — which will be chaired by Vice President Joe Biden — include the heads of the FDA, HHS, the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health.  The task force, funded by NIH, will present a report to the president before Dec. 31.
Peter Pitts, president and founder of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest and a former FDA associate commissioner, said the president should ask HHS to appoint an innovation czar to make the most of resources.
Read the White House memorandum here: www.fdanews.com/01-29-16-MoonshotCuresMemo.pdf.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

4 Days Workshop on In silico Drug Discovery

Is organizing

"4 Days Workshop on In silico Drug Discovery (21st-24th Jan2016)”

Know about drug discovery & optimize your research work

CADD is a rapidly developing branch of chemistry. In the coming days the students who have studied CADD will be required not only in India but  across the globe for advanced research and new discovery.The requirement of trained manpower from the discipline such as Chemistry, Biology and Microbiology is the fuel for the growth of CADD. Application of CADD 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.
On completion of this workshop you will be expertise in:
ü      Analyzing chemical fingerprint
ü      Generating Knowledge from structure and different chemical databases
ü      Using various chemical structure drawing and visualization tools
ü      Digitizing your chemical Data.
ü      Structure and ligand based vHTS Screening
ü      Pharmacophore based Virtual Screening of compounds
ü      Docking Studies and Drug Likeness.
ü      Hands on training on commercial software’s of Drug discovery
ü      Interaction and guidance from eminent scientist from Industry & Academics
ü      Training from industry experts from CADD domain.

Speakers:
Prof. Dr. Subhash Padhye
Director, ISTRA, Pune
NIH visiting professor.

Mr. Sameer Chaudhary
CSO &Co-founder
RASA Life Science Informatics.

Shama Mujawar
Application Scientist
RASA Life Science Informatics

Tanvee Pardeshi
Application Scientist
RASA Life Science Informatics

Audience:
Graduate/ post-graduate students, professionals, faculties from Organic chemistry, Pharmacy, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Agrochemical, Microbiology, Chemical, other life sciences personals from Industries and institutions will benefit the most from getting hands-on experience.
Registration Fees* (in INR):
Payment can be done through, Online Transfer or Cash. Cheque  to be made in favor of “RASA LIFE SCIENCE INFORMATICS”, Pune.
For online transfer and cash payment please contact us.
Sr no
Category
Early Bird
(up to20th Dec  2015)

21st Dec to 15th Jan 2016
Spot Registration
1
Student
5650/-
6100
6500
2
Postdoc/Faculty/Scientist/PhD/JRF/SRF
6200/-
6700
7200
3
Industry/Foreign Nationals
6750/-
7200
7700

*   Includes lunch, & snacks.
** ID proof required at the time of registration.
Venue:  RASA life science informatics, 402,3rd floor, 46/10 shakuntal, Law College Road, Erandwane, Pune, Maharastra, India
  
Location: RASA life science informatics, 402,3rd floor, 46/10 shakuntal, Law College Road, Erandwane, Pune, Maharastra, India

Monday, July 20, 2015

bio nivid a hot start up

Established in 2011, Bionivid Technology, located in the happening start-up hub of Bangalore, is a genomics and informatics start-up, jointly cofounded by Mr Madavan Vasudevan, Mr Rohit Nandan Shukla and Mr Hitesh Goswami.

Mr Madavan is a qualified microbiologist-turned-bioinformatician; His partner Mr Rohit is also a qualified bioinformatician and a certified programmer; and Mr Hitesh is a neurobiologist with a fine business acumen. All three of them make a perfect ingredient for raising a hot bioinformatics start-up. - See more at: http://www.biospectrumindia.com/biospecindia/features/221910/hot-start-ups-believe-leap-faith#.dpuf

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Protein modeling & Drug discovery training and Internship


We are bringing out a special program, due to huge no of enquirers and considering a special
demand by all to conduct a special batch of training on following topic

Area of training/Internship

Protein modeling & Drug discovery



Start date - 15th July


Emerging trend in healthcare and drug development is being appreciated and this success is being sound after a long dedicated research work on drug discovery, modeling & simulation. If you are giving a thought on finding novel drug, new molecules, we are here to help you. RASA has been very keen to give your research work a novel touch, providing few advanced skill set to you within a framed syllabus designed for you. 
 





What will you learn?

·        Give inside how receptor binds to ligand.
·        Help to find ligand activity.
·        Useful in structure based discovery.
·        Can do protein-protein interaction
·        Know more about protein-ligand interaction.
·        Hands on training on Gromacs right from installation to modeling and stimulation.
·        Contain both bioinformatics and chemo-informatics portion.
·        Good for who are looking to build career in chemical
·        Inside how protein behaves when surrounded by water.
·        E.g. Protein and ligand interaction in hydrophilic condition.
·        Docking will be performed by using Autovina.

Training features:

1) We have combined 2- 3 different Industrial training module to give you extra ordinary exposure within a limited period along with your projects

2) Selected courses are having free module as summer special additional training.

3) We are giving you a mini project to explore your learning and knowledge of entire training that will make you an independent learner and will make you ready for job.

4) Rasa Summer training will help you to build up your logic which will lead to develop new scientific ideas beyond your proximity
  
Duration: 1 month (Training +Project)
Last date for early bird registration
25th June
Early bird discount will be awarded
Registration deadline
6st July
15 Seat (on first come first serve basis )

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Intel Offers Access to Optimized Versions of Open-source Solutions for Life Sciences Space

At the Bio-IT World Conference last week, Intel unveiled a new website, dubbed Optimized Code, that offers access to versions of several popular open-source bioinformatics analysis tools that the company has optimized to run on Intel Xeon processors, with the aim of generating results faster and more efficiently than standard iterations of these solutions.


The first set of applications that the company has released specifically for genomic analysis include optimized versions of  the Broad Institute's Genome Analysis Toolkit; Blast algorithms for nucleotide- and protein-based sequence searching; BWA-ALN, software for mapping low-divergent sequences to a reference genome; and MPI-HMMER, protein sequence analysis software. The company has also released optimized code for AMBER and NAMD, both of which are used for simulating the molecular dynamics of biomolecular systems. The Intel website provides performance numbers for each of the optimized codes as well as directions for how to access and download the tools.


Do you wish to know more?

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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