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Bioinformatics Centers

Bioinformatics Centers in India under BTIS 

The Biotechnology Information System Network (BTISnet) of the Department of biotechnology is spread across the county with 168 centres. The network centres are in various levels and include centres of excellence (CoE), distributed information centres (DIC), distributed information sub centres (Sub DIC) and bioinformatics infrastructure facilities (BIF). The network houses the Supercomputer Facility for Bioinformatics and Interactive Graphics Facility. Large numbers of R&D projects in bioinformatics are also being supported through this programme. The network supports teaching program in M.Sc, M.Tech and PhD in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology to generate skilled manpower in Bioinformatics. Further, the BTISnet centres are conducting short term trainings/ workshops for the benefit of research community including experimental biologists. These centres also provide services to the scientific community. These activities are being coordinated by the Apex BTIC which is located in the DBT head quarter. 

Centres of Excellence (CoE):Six Centres of Excellence (CoE) in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology have been established as part of BTISnet. These Centres are well equipped with State of Art Bioinformatics infrastructure to support research within the Institute as well as neighbouring institutions. The focus of these centres is high quality research education and services.

No.

Center of Excellence

Activity

     
1 The Bose Institute, Kolkata Center is under taking research in the area of modelling of proteins structures and interaction; molecular interaction and docking; drug design; chromosomal dynamics; evolutionally systems biology; developing tools for analysing deep sequencing data. The centre has developed 4 web servers focusing on the above mention areas: Proface, InteGeom, ConfPlot, ContPlot. The centre provides services in the area of genome/protein analysis, protein structure and drug designing.
2 IISc, Bangalore The thrust areas for research for the CoE  are systems biology, structural biology and bioinformatics, molecular design, molecular modelling, structural pharmacology and computational immunology. The centre has developed some software’s for structural biology (such as CSSP, MIPS, FAIR and SSMBS). The centre supports Interactive graphics facilities. The centre is offering 3 PhD courses viz. Bioinformatics, computational approaches to drug discovery, chemoinformatics.
3 JNU, New Delhi The research focus of the CoE at is towards the application of computational biology in pathogenic diseases like Mycobacterium, Leishmani, Malaria, etc. The centre has also signed MoU with Bioinformatics Institute, Singapore for academic and research collaboration.
4 MKU, Madurai The main activity of the centre focuses on research and providing services in the areas of structural bioinformatics, proteomics, creation of database, data mining, molecular modelling, dynamics and computer aided drug design. The centre provides consultancy to the industry. Further, it also provides easy accessibility to databases and software tools, and also guidance for utilization these tools to other academic institutions.
5 Pune University The CoE focuses on genomics, protemics and phylogenetic analysis of infectious viruses such mumps, rhinovirus, Dengue etc. The centre has developed database for these viruses which include Viral protein structure database, Antigen- Antibody Interaction Database and Virgen. Further the centre have develop server for genotyping of mumps viruses, sub typing dengue viruses, and World’s first server for prediction antibody-binding sites of protein antigens.
6 Pondichery University, Pondicherry Contacts:Dr. Basant K. TiwaryCentre Head

Centre for Bioinformatics

School of Life Sciences

Pondicherry University

Pondicherry – 605 014

Tel: (0413) 2655212, 2655211

Email: [email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

The Centre for Bioinformatics in Pondicherry University was started as Sub Distributed Information Centre of the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India (DBT) in 1991. The mandate of the Centre is to train manpower and conduct research in various areas of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Recognizing the progress made by the Centre, DBT upgraded the Centre to a full Centre level in 2002 and several new positions were sanctioned and additional funding was allocated.The Centre was identified as a Centre of Excellence for Research and Training in the field of Bioinformatics by the Department of Information Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi from 2007 to 2013 and awarded a special grant of ` 3.69 crores. The Centre has taken up several research projects and offered modular courses in Bioinformatics under this Grant.

 

Distributed Information Centre (DIC): 

Eleven Distributed Information Centre (DIC)in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology have been established as part of BTISnet. The focus of these centres, like CoEs is high quality research, education and services. 

No.

DIC Center

Activity

     
1 IARI, New DelhiFor more detail visit: http://www.iari.res.in/bic/             Coordinator :    Dr. H. Chandrasekharan

Bioinformatics Centre

Pusa Campus, New Delhi-110 012

Phone: 91-11-25842490

Fax: 91-11-25842490

Contact person :    

Dr.H.Chandrasekhran Dr. A.K.Mishra

Focused on Agri-informatics. Web based tool like Wheat Informatics, MiRule (Rule based micro RNA prediction Tool), a plant Transmembrane Kinase prediction tool have been developed. The centre is offering PG course in areas of ‘Simulation and Informatics’. The centre provides training for agricultural scientist staff and students.
2 Kerala Agricultural University, ThrissurName of the Coordinator:Bioinformatics Centre, (DIC)           Kerala Agricultural University                      Vellanikkara,Thrissur, Kerala-680 656. 

Phone number: 0487-2371994      

Mobile: +91 9447126917

 

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.kaubic.in

 

Name of contact person:

Dr P.A Nazeem

Email: [email protected]

focused on Agri-informatics.
3 NII, New DelhiFor more detail visit: http://www.nii.res.in             Coordinator :    Dr. D M Salunke

Bioinformatics Centre

Shahid Jeet Singh Marg

New Delhi-110 067

Phone: 91-11-26703749

Fax: 91-11-26162125

Co-coordinator  :    

Dr. B. K. Biswal

The recent research focus of NII, New Delhi centre is on prediction of micoRNAs and their protein interaction partners, and bioinformatics analysis of enzymes involved in biosynthesis of lantibiotics and cycodipeptides. Some of the database and software package developed at NII include prediction of PDZ binding peptides, Analysis of PKS/NRPS, Motif Discovery.
4 University of Calcutta, KolkataFor more information: http://www.caluniv.ac.in/academic/bio_phy.htm             Coordinator :    Dr. Subhasis Mukherjee

Bioinformatics Centre

92, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road

Department of Biophysics, Molecular Biology & Bioinformatics University of Calcutta, Calcutta -700 009, West Bengal

Phone: 91-33-23510359

Fax: 91-33-23510360

 

 

The thrust area for the centre at University of Calcutta, Kolkata is human resource development for the east and north east region of the country. For this purpose the centre is offering 2 courses viz. MSc in Bioinformatics and Biophysics and advance PG diploma in Bioinformatics.Major research activities            

  • Sequence-structure-functional relationship of different biomolecules using data mining, graph theory and simulation techniques.
  • Study conformational consequences of post transcriptional modifications of RNA bases and their role in t-RNA structure and function.
  • Studying single protein network to understand the underlying mechansims of protein structural organization, folding and stability
  • Systems biology
  • to understand the regulatory principle of A. Thaliana and O. Sativa
  • to identify the genetic blueprint and their regulation in spinal chord regeneration of Zebrafish
  • to identify the potential structural and functional units of metabolic and transcriptional regulatory pathways
  • to reconstruct and analyze the genome scale metabolism of rice
  • To apply string-variable grammer and push-down automata to identify important features imprinted in the biological sequences.
5 Anna Universityhttp://www.annauniv.edu/act/cbt/index.htmCoordinator :    Prof. P. GautamCentre for Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai – 600 025

Phone: 91-44-22350772

Fax: 91-44-22350299

Contact person :    

Ms.T.Kothai, Dr.Sharmila

 

The centre at Anna University is mainly focusing research in the area of Molecular Dynamics, Cluster computing, Enzyme structure function studies, protein interactions, comparative Genomics and system Biology. A project on setting up of mirror site on electronic database and biological software in public was funded under Jai Vigyan National Science and Technology Mission to IMTECH, Chandigarh. The centre has mirrored number of sites including Public Domain Software in Biology like software at EBI and Indiana university; and General Purpose Software Packages such as GNU Project web server and PostgreSQL Site.
6 IMTECH, ChandigarhFor more detail visit: http://www.imtech.res.in/bic/, http://www.imtech.res.in/raghava/             Coordinator :    Dr G P S Raghava

Bioinformatics Centre, Institute of Microbial Technology, Sector 39-A,

Chandigarh-160 036, INDIA

Phone: 91-172-2690557

Fax: 91-172-2690585

The major activity now days at IMTECH is to create the electronic database of biological resources in public domain and to distribute these resources on-line as well as off-line and these will be searchable through email. The public domain resources in biology has been divided in three categories i) Public Domain Software in Biology (PDSB); ii) Public Domain Web Servers in Biology (PDWSB); iii) Public Domain Web Pages Biology (PDWPB).
7 CENTRE FOR CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, HYDERABAD For more information : http://www.ccmb.res.in/bic/index.php             

Coordinator :    Dr. Rakesh K Mishra

Habsiguda, UppalRoad

Hyderabad – 500 007, Andhra Pradesh, India

Phone: 91-40-27192779

Fax: 91-40-27160591

 

The Bioinformatics Centre at CCMB was started in 1986. The principal objective is to serve as a part of a national network providing biological information with a stress on Oncogenes, Reproductive Physiology, Cell Transformation, epigenetics, DNA and protein sequence and structure analyses. Since its inception, the Centre has strived to achieve its objectives in a variety of ways. The Centre is equipped with a high-performance computing server, a good internet connection and several PCs. Silicon graphics workstation with Insight software provides high speed high resolution graphics facility to the scientists. CCMB is one of the Centres under the National Facility for High Resolution Graphics and Molecular Modelling.Major research activities            Genome organization and epigenetic regulationTheoretical studies of biological systems

Homology modeling of serotonin receptor

Affibody engineered for cell-specific nucleic acid targeting

8 M. S. University of Baroda, BarodaFor more detail visit: http://www.bcmsu.ac.in/Gsbt.htm             Coordinator :    Dr. T. Bagchi

Bioinformatics Centre

M. S. Univeristy of Baroda, Baroda – 390 002, Gujarat

Phone: 91-265-2794396

Fax: 91-265-2792508

Major research activities      :      

  • CastorDB – is a comprehensive resource providing vital information about the genome of Castor bean plant.
  • Development of Fungal interactome database(FID)
  • Phylogenetic profiling of Magnaporthe oryzae proteomes
  • Blast and Multiple alignment program
9 National Brain Research Center, Manesar, HaryanaFor more detail visit: http://www.nbrc.ac.in/index.php             Coordinator :     Dr. Nandini C.Singh

Bioinformatics Centre

Near NSG Campus, Ninewal Mode Road

Manesar-122 050, Haryana

Phone: 91-124-2338921-26 Extn: 45

Fax: 91-124-2338928

 
10 North Eastern Hill University, ShillongFor more information: http://www.nehu.ac.in/BIC             Coordinator :    Prof. Pramod Tandon

Bioinformatics Centre

North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong 793 022

Phone: (0364) 255 0150, 272 2312, 272 1241, 272 1242, 272 2214, 272 2244

Fax: (0364) 255 0150, 255 0300

 

Co-coordinator: Prof. Veena Tandon

Bioinformatics Centre

North Eastern Hill University

Shillong 793 022

Phone : + 91 364 272 2312/ 2550300

Fax: +91 364 2550300

 

 

Contact person:     

Mr. Devendra Kumar Biswal

Information Officer

Bioinformatics Centre

North Eastern Hill University

Shillong 793 022

Phone : + 91 364 2721241

Till date 13 national training programmes and 8 refresher courses have been conducted. A National Seminar on ‘Patenting in Biotechnology’ sponsored by DBT was organized by the Centre in October 2003. The Centre also gives access to subscribed Biotechnology Abstracts and Reference Update to users and also to email on request. The Internet access, recently upgraded to Leased Line, scanning, and printing, has greatly benefitted the researchers and students who otherwise have very limited access to such services and facilities.The Centre has compiled data in HTML format on CD for the “Helminth Parasite Spectrum in Northeast India” (submitted to DBT for copyright and publishing), “Traditional Fermented Foods and Beverages of the Sikkim Himalayas”; “Medicinal Plants of Meghalaya” and “Mosquito Fauna of Northeast India with Special Reference to Medically Important Vectors”. Another focal point of the activity is development of software on Visual basic for information on classification and taxonomy of plants.
11 Pondichery University, PondicherryContacts:Dr. Basant K. TiwaryCentre Head

Centre for Bioinformatics

School of Life Sciences

Pondicherry University

Puducherry – 605 014

Tel: (0413) 2655212, 2655211

Fax: (0413) 2655211

Email: [email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

Websites:

Bioinformatics Centre

University

The Centre for Bioinformatics in Pondicherry University was started as Sub Distributed Information Centre of the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India (DBT) in 1991. The mandate of the Centre is to train manpower and conduct research in various areas of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Recognizing the progress made by the Centre, DBT upgraded the Centre to a full Centre level in 2002 and several new positions were sanctioned and additional funding was allocated.The Centre was identified as a Centre of Excellence for Research and Training in the field of Bioinformatics by the Department of Information Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi from 2007 to 2013 and awarded a special grant of ` 3.69 crores. The Centre has taken up several research projects and offered modular courses in Bioinformatics under this Grant.

 

 
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