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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

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:

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.

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

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
Early Bird
(up to20th Dec  2015)

21st Dec to 15th Jan 2016
Spot Registration
Industry/Foreign Nationals

*   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:

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 )

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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