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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Free short term training course on computer application in Genomics/ Proteomics, India

02-03 March, 2012
Bioinformatics Centre
Department of Agricultural Biotechnology
CSK HP Agricultural University
Palampur- 176 062 (HP)
Department of Biotechnology(DBT) Government of India, New Delhi
Genomes of several plants and organisms have been sequenced, thereby resulting in the accumulation of large amount of sequence data in databases. The ‘omics’ technologies such as genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and phenomics, etc., are all resulting in the generation of large data sets. The outcome from all these technologies is central to the improvement of genomes of economically important crops, microbes and animals. The processing of enormous biological information generated by these novel technologies requires fast and high capacity computational and storage media. Retrieval of sequence information and analysis need sophisticated programmes which can be distributed using computer networks and world wide web. The two-days training course has been designed to provide hands-on-training on computational biology, biological databases and their role in genome annotation, in silico gene mining, gene prediction and proteomics etc.
The course will be useful to research scholars, students, and persons in their early careers in academic/research institutions and also for people engaged in the area of bioinformatics.
1. Role of bioinformatics in genomics and proteomics
2. Introduction to biological databases, sequence retrieval and analysis
3. Concept and application of machine learning techniques in bioinformatics
4. Tools and techniques for bio-molecule prediction
The two-days workshop will include theory lectures and practical demonstrations by experts in the related fields.
Course Fee: Rs. Nil
Total No. of Seats: 20 (On first-come-first-serve basis)
Last Date for receipt of Application: February 29, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Bioinformatics Junior Scientist position at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai

Centre for Bioinformatics focuses on to develop core competencies employing high performance computational systems with the ultimate goal of elucidating differences between health and disease. Candidates with passion towards Scientific Research and attitude to work in a multidisciplinary team are invited to submit their Curriculum Vitae along with 2 references.
The selected candidate will also have higher chance of being recruited as research fellows in future grants, which shall also lead to Ph.D, registration. This will be solely based on the performance review of the candidates after one year of service completion.
Name of the Post : Junior Scientist
Salary : Rs.10, 000/-
Qualification : M.Sc/B.Tech in Bioinformatics / LifeSciences Post Graduates with Skills mentioned below will also be considered
Skills required : Hands on Experience in Molecular Modelling, Docking, Molecular Dynamics Simulation and Cheminformatics Tools (OpenSource) in Linux Platform. Knowledge on Systems Biology and Scripting Languages (Perl/awk/python etc) will be an added advantage
* The selected candidate should be prepared to join within seven days after interview.
HOD & Reader,
Centre for Bioinformatics
Vision Research Foundation,
Sankara Nethralaya,
No 41, College Road, Nungambakkam
Chennai- 600006, India
Send your CV with confidence to with subject as “JSBI APPLICATON”
Last Date of Application : 28-01-2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Upcoming Seminars and Conference In Biology

Upcoming Seminars and Conference In Biology

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Scientist – Bioinformatics/ Data Analysts Position at Cyborg Sapiens Bioinformatica

Cyborg Sapiens Bioinformatica, Mumbai ( invites applications for the following positions.
Industry- Biotechnology
Functional Area- Bioinformatics
A: Job Designation: Scientist – Bioinformatics
No Of Posts- 1
Education- M.Sc/M.Tech/Ph. D Bioinformatics
Experience- 3- 5 years of academic or industry experience in India or abroad
Desired Profile:-
1. Knowledge of various fields of Bioinformatics
2. Proficient in programming languages like Perl/Python, Java, R,MySQL. Knowledge of Unix and shell scripting and interfacing to public databases such as Entrez Gene, Unigene, Gene Ontology, Homologene, dbSNP, GEO, ArrayExpress, BIND
3. Hands on experience on various tools for genomics and protein structure analysis such as Genespring, Rosetta Resolver, Spotfire, AutoDock, Modeler,Gromacs,Arguslab etc.
4. Good knowledge of biology and statistics
5. Self thinker and able to initiate new projects, design experiments and test hypotheses.
Job Responsibilities:-
1. Execute various bioinformatics projects
2. Guide fellow bio-informaticians and oversee / validate their work
3. Help design and setup computing infrastructure, with a combination of in-house COTS computing and storage cluster supplemented as needed with public cloud infrastructure.
4. Producing reports of the projects and formulating new in-house projects
B: Job Designation- Data Analysts
No of Posts-1
Education- D Bioinformatics
Experience- Minimum 2 years on NGS/microarray and other biological data analysis
Desired profile-
1. Hands on experience in analyzing high through put data produced by NGS/microarray, and other biological techniques.
2. proficient in R and Bio-conductor package
3. Knowledge of pathway analysis and novel protein structure studies using in-silico tools
4. Self learner and having capabilities to develop algorithms and design tools
Job Responsibilities:-
1. Data Analysis and interpretation
2. Designing new pathways, molecules, disease models based on analysis
3. Development of new algorithms, automated tools.
To Apply, Please mail us your updated resume along with total experience, current ctc and expected ctc at
Mention the post that you are applying to in the subject line.

5 openings at Biocon Bangalore for Biotech Graduates

Biocon is an integrated biotechnology enterprise focused on the development of biopharmaceuticals. With successful initiatives in drug discovery and development, bioprocessing, manufacturing and global marketing, Biocon delivers products and solutions to partners and customers in over 75 countries. Biocon has the defining science, world class capabilities and a focused vision to deliver the promise of innovative and affordable medicine to a waiting world. Today, Biocon together with group companies employs more than 5000 employees with approxmimately Rs 2500 crore turnover and is expected to grow further during the current financial year.

Post : Area Business Manager
Experience : 3-6 years
No of openings : Five
Educational Qualification : B.Sc Life Science, Biotechnoology | M.Sc Life Science, Biotechnology
Job Description :
  • Attain or exceed sales budgets quarter-wise.
  • Ensure new prescriptions, customers / markets are generated.
  • Ensure that the key marketing projects & activities designed by the company are implemented appropriately during each cycle in his / her area.
  • Manage distribution channel in the area and ensure that adequate inventories are maintained with distributors.
  • Developing the team to achieve the organisation objectives through proper guidance, motivation, coaching & feedback.
  • Identify a list of key opinion leaders in the area and develop strong business relationship with these customers to maximise sales output.
  • Prepare and submit the monthly report.
Contact Details :Executive Name : Veenita
Biocon Limited
Address : 20th KM Hosur Road Electronic City
BANGALORE,Karnataka,India 560100
Email :
Reference Id:Cardio- ABM
Deadline : 02.02.12

Monday, January 9, 2012

Scientific Officer QA position at Panacea Biotec

Panacea Biotec is a leading research based Health Management Company, with an annual turnover of approx. Rs. 1130 Crores. We are engaged in research, development, manufacture & marketing of Vaccines, Bio-Pharmaceuticals and Pharmaceuticals (Rx & OTC) of international quality and Health Services. All Panacea Biotec plants are accredited by international agencies and they follow current Good Manufacturing Practices, as per WHO guidelines.We offer stimulating work environment & a career that spells growth. In tune with our plans, we require young, aggressive, dynamic, high performing and result oriented professional.
Post : Scientific Officer QA
Location : 
Job Description :1. To Prepare Standard Operating Procedures.
2. To review SOP’s, Bulk Protocols & BPR.
3. Preparation and review of validation protocols & EMP documents.
4. Handling of calibration of equipments.
5. Verification of bulks on receipt from the vendor.
6. To carry out CCTV monitoring.
7. Preparation of summary protocols and sending vaccine sample to CDL.
Experience : 3 to 4 years
Education : PG – M.Sc /  M.Tech – Bio-Chemistry/Bio-Technology
Contact Details :Executive Name : Mr. Vipin Singh
Contact Company : Panacea Biotec Ltd
Address : A-224, Okhla Industrial Area Phase-1
New Delhi, Delhi,India 110020
Email :
Reference Id : MF/OKL/QA
Deadline : 06.02.12

4th National Symposium cum Workshop on "Recent Trends in Structural Bioinformatics and Computer Aided Drug Design"

    Greetings from Department of Bioinformatics, Alagappa University It gives us immense pleasure to announce that the Department of Bioinformatics, Alagappa University, Karaikudi is organizing 4th National Symposium cum Workshop on “Recent Trends in Structural Bioinformatics and Computer Aided Drug Design [SBCADD’2012]” during Feb 20th – 23rd, 2012. The motive of the National symposium cum workshop is to provide theoretical and practical exposure of Structural Bioinformatics and Computer Aided Drug Design among academicians and technocrats in order to cater the industrial and academic need. We have invited eminent personalities from reputed organizations, who will enlighten the participants in the related fields. Please download the brochure containing information and registration details along with this invitation for your kind perusal. We extend humble invitation to you and your colleagues to participate actively in the workshop and make it a big success. It will be appreciated if you could inform to your colleague and students of your institute/organization. The National symposium cum workshop on “RECENT TRENDS IN STRUCTURAL BIOINFORMATICS AND COMPUTER AIDED DRUG DESIGN” will be quite useful in various ways in different fields such as Structural biology, System Biology, Computational Chemistry and Pharmacogenomics. Call for Poster Presentations: All the participants are invited to submit an abstract of one page in English, describing their original research related to the theme of this symposium cum workshop. Mail your abstracts to Please visit our website to get more details about the Workshop:'2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Online Linux course for biologists


                    CS101F Linux for Biologists, Level 1
                              Jan. 24-26, 2012
                        Online at Bioinformatics.Org



This course teaches biologists how to use the powerful Linux operating system to work with biological data.

No programming experience is needed, just a need to utilize Linux for biological research.

Shailender Nagpal is a data analysis consultant in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries and specializes in the interpretation of data generated from various platforms in drug discovery, such as genomics and proteomics.

Session 1: Fundamentals of the Linux OS - filesystem, access and basic commands; navigation of the filesystem and basic file operations - reading, writing, merging, copying and moving

Session 2: Setting permissions of files and directories; file manipulations using awk and sed, file redirection and piping, command line execution of various bioinformatics programs; exercise to demonstrate getting data and software from the internet and crunching through some real data generated from experiment; shell scripting basics and an example of a bioinformatics workflow implemented with unix shell programming

Homework assignments will involve running commands learned in the live lectures.

The lecture is scheduled for 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM US EDT (17:00 to 18:00 GMT), Tuesday and Thursday. It will also be recorded for later viewing. 

If you haven't already done so, create an on-line account to access the educational section of our website. Register for the course by making a payment using the on-line registration form (use this form only for PayPal payments and credit card payments via secured PayPal):

For additional payment methods, please write to

* For-profit & government: $400 USD
* Non-profit & self-pay: $200 USD

Additional discounts are available as follows:
* Professional Members: 20% discount
* Limited scholarships may also be available for those residing in low-income economies (please inquire).

Please visit or write to

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?

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