Bioinformatics Centre of Assam University, Silchar came into existence in the year 2008 as an independent centre under School of Life Sciences with full financial assistance from Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. Since its birth, the centre has been actively engaged in teaching and research in the different fields of Bioinformatics. The Centre has launched a Post Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics (PGDBI) Course of 1 year (2 semester) duration. Till date ten batches of students have already completed the course. The 11th batch is on the roll. The main aim of this course is to create skilled manpower in the field of Bioinformatics. Till date the centre has organized two International Conferences, three National Conferences, fifteen workshops & training programmes and several outreach programmes for Senior Secondary (Science) students to popularize Bioinformatics in this region and the entire North East as a whole. The main thrust area of research of the centre is Computer Aided Drug Designing.
The centre has special Journal access facility under DBT’s e-Library Consortium (DeLCON). 1135 nos. of high impacted and peer reviewed journals are accessible from the centre. The centre has extended this facility to whole of Assam University.
Resources Developed: The Centre has developed one database of ant diabetic phytochemicals and is named as DiaBank. This will be made available online soon. Bioinformatics Centre has taken an initiative to publish one journal named “Bioinformatika” starting from this year. The journal will focus on recent discoveries and ideas in the field of Bioinformatics.
As per DBT, Govt. of India Ranking, Bioinformatics Centre of Assam University was ranked fifth (5th) in publications in the field of Bioinformatics among all the Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facilities in different Universities in India in 2015. This was announced in 27th BTISnet meet at Nainital held from 3-4 March 2016. Based on 2014 publication the centre got 1st Rank as announced in the 26th BTISnet meet held at Tirupati from 3 – 4 February 2015. Based on 2013 publication the centre got 4th Rank as announced in the 25th BTISnet meet held at Goa from 3 – 4 February 2014
|Courses Offered||Duration||Number of Seats||Program Course Structure|
|Post Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics(PGDBI)||Two Semester||?30|
(It is a self financing add on course and students enrolled in other courses may also go for this course simultaneously. Classes are conducted on Saturdays and Sundays only)
|Name Qualification||Designation||Area of Specialization||Contact & Email ID|
|M. Dutta Choudhury*, M.Phil.,Ph.D.||Professor||Ethnobotany, Medicinal Plants Research and Drug Discoveryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Anupam Das Talukdar*, Ph.D.||Assistant Professor||Medicinal Plants Research, Phytochemistry and Natural Productsemail@example.com|
|Monjur Ahmed Laskar, Ph.D.||Research Associate||Bioinformatics, Computer Aided Drug Designfirstname.lastname@example.org|
* Faculty members of Department of Life Science and Bioinformatics, Assam University, Silchar
Coordinator:?Prof. Manabendra Dutta Choudhury
Deputy Coordinator:?Dr. Anupam Das Talukdar