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Friday, September 15, 2017

work on the NCBO technology

If you like to work on the NCBO technology with us, check this out ;)


The 3 French Labex NUMEVAGRO and CEMEB within the context of the AgroPortal project ( which builds an ontology repository for agronomy are offering a 1.5-year postdoc position starting early 2018 in Montpellier, to work on agronomical ontologies and their alignments as well as take part in the international GACS initiative (

Standards vocabularies and ontologies are key elements to achieve data interoperability. The AgroPortal project ( develops and supports a reference ontology repository for agronomy, plant sciences, biodiversity and nutrition. We have already designed and implemented an advanced prototype offering ontology-based services that hosts 64 ontologies or vocabularies including some reference resources in the domain: Agrovoc, NAL thesaurus, Crop Ontology, etc. One of the challenges when dealing with multiple ontologies is to determine their overlap and align them.
We are offering a postdoc position to investigate and develop ontology mapping capabilities for AgroPortal ontologies and participate into the international Global Agricultural Concept Scheme (GACS) project. With the experience and technology developed with the YAM++ application (LIRMM’s ontology alignment matcher -, we will make AgroPortal a state-of-the-art platform for mapping extraction, generation, validation, evaluation, storage and retrieval by adopting a complete semantic web and linked open data approach and engaging the community for curation. We will first focus on the ontologies of the Montpellier community (agronomy, food, biodiversity) and then join the GACS project(integration of Agrovoc, NAL Thesaurus & CAB Thesaurus) of the RDA AgriSemantics working group (

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

We are HIRING !! Do visit us at the corporate offices in Bangalore, for a dialogue with our HR specialist !!
We are HIRING !!  Do visit us at the corporate offices in Bangalore, for a dialogue with our HR specialist !!  

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017


The Genome Education (TGE) is a special initiative by Bionivid Technology Pvt. Ltd to develop, design and execute basic and advanced learning programs for Next Generation Sequencing data analysis. Through TGE we aim to enable students, research scholars, research faculties and clinicians to understand, learn and build expertise in handling Genomics “BIG DATA”. Under TGE initiative, Bionivid is proud to introduce Global Genome Informatics Certificate Program (GGI).
GGI is specifically designed for developing skills and enhancing career of students with Engineering / Post Graduate degree in the field of Biotechnology / LifeScience or other allied sciences. GGI is a combination of theory and technology aided practical platforms for hands-on learning experience. GGI is rigorous and challenging program where only 15 intensely dedicated and motivated participants will be selected on merit. GGI will cover indepth training and exposure to the aspects of basic and applied Genomics, Statistics, Data Mining, Data Visualization, Data Management, Data Analytics and Critical Thinking. In short, GGI will essentially provide technical perspective and advanced level training to manage and analyze Genomics “BIG DATA” and providing a very high profile and lucrative career of Genomics DATA SCIENTIST to the students. GGI will not just enhance your skills as Genomics DATA SCIENTIST but 100% guaranteed placement will ASSURE a great start to your CAREER

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
                                                                            Apply Here
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

                                                         Apply Here
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

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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