What is Bioinformatics ?
Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary
research area, which may be described as conceptualizing biology in terms
of molecules using tools of informatics and allied techniques, with an
aim to understand and organize the information associated with these molecules
to answer some of the larger questions in biology. The bioinformatics
spectrum ranges from collection & organization of biological databases
to complex solutions including Gene-finding, Protein sequence analysis,
Prediction of 3D structure, Structure-function analysis with some immediate
applications such as Rational Drug design .
Being located in a premier institution in the country, the centre plays
a significant role in disseminating much of the information required for
various aspects of research in life sciences locally and in the whole country.
Some of the main objectives of the Centre are :
To coordinate collection, retrieval, collation, distribution, delineation
& deciphering of biological related information with particular emphasis to molecular biology.
out original research work in the broad areas of sequence and structural bioinformatics.
and maintain specialized derived databases in molecular biology.
bioinformatics software tools with an aim to provide wide access to the research community in the
local access to various databases on biomolecules in the fields of biotechnology, molecular
biology and genetic engineering.
available the latest software to users in the new areas of sequence and structural bioinformatics.
training programs to make users aware of the available facilities and their applications.
guidance to researchers in using the above databases and softwares.
out developmental work in response to requests from users.