One Week Short Course/FDP
Computational Biology and Translational Bioinformatics

(30th September-04th October, 2019)

Recognized by AICTE at par with QIP for recognition/credits

Venue: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Certificates to participants by E&ICT Academy IIT Roorkee

Last Date for Registration: September 20th, 2019

Eligibility: Faculty/PhD/Research Scholars of engineering/technical institutions and persons from Govt. departments/labs and industry.

Experts from Academia: Prof. Deepak Sharma (IIT Roorkee), Prof. Andrew Lynn (JNU, New Delhi)

Principal Investigator (E&ICT Academy IIT Roorkee): Prof. Sanjeev Manhas

Why Computational Biology?

  • With the copious amount of genomic and experimental data being generated, the imperative to follow bioinformatics-guided research has never been greater.
  • An integral component of the medicine and health care.
  • An essential requisite to understand the biological systems and relationships by developing novel algorithms.

  • Objective of the Course

  • To get exposure and gain knowledge about the diverse facets of computational biology (fundamentals of bioinformatics, developing algorithms, data analysis and translational bioinformatics).
  • Benefits and Outcomes of the Course

  • This course will be beneficial for both absolute beginners and skilled programmers.
  • Overview of key concepts and code snippets with suitable examples.
  • This course is designed to gain expertise in developing new algorithms and computational analysis of biological data.

  • Course Program

  • The program is split into lectures and labs/hands-on sessions.
  • Hands-on experience on basic and advanced-level topics.
  • Interaction & learning with experts from academia & industry.
  • Certificates to participants by E&ICT Academy IIT Roorkee.
  • Recognized by AICTE at par with QIP for recognition/credits.
  • E&ICT IITR learning material can be used while teaching presentation and projects.

  • Course Content:
  • Basics of Linux.
  • Python-Introduction, Loops, Functions, Scoping, Modules, File Handling and Structured Objects.
  • Medical Informatics and Text Mining.
  • Systems Biology, Big Data and Biomarker Discovery.
  • NGS assembly, annotation, abundance estimation, differential expression analysis and variant calling.
  • Molecular Dynamics Simulation and Analysis.
  • Homology Structural Modeling, Docking and Virtual Screening (Evaluation of compound libraries for drug discovery).
  • Various useful web servers and databases (for instance, InterProScan, CASTp, TMPred, GENSCAN, AUGUSTUS etc).
  • Important Details

    Last Date for Registration:
    September 20th, 2019
    45 seats on first-cum-first-serve basis
    5 days, 35 hours
    Registration Fee
    Faculty Members: Rs. 1,000/- (with food and accommodation)
    Research scholars/Persons from Industry: Rs. 1,000/- (without food and accommodation)
    Research scholars/Persons from Industry: Rs. 3,000/- (with food and accommodation)
    No travel allowance will be provided.
    Payment mode (Read the instruction for payment)
    Offline: Demand draft drawn in favour of "Dean SRIC IIT Roorkee" payable at Roorkee
    Online: Click on the link (
    How to Apply
    You can apply online by click here to fill-up the application form OR you can download offline form and email scanned copy to
    Contact Details
    Prof. Sanjeev Manhas (P.I., E&ICT Academy, ECE Dept, IITR)
    Prof. Deepak Sharma (Local Coordinator, E&ICT Academy, Biotechnology Dept, IITR),
    Tel: +91-7078627392, +91-1332-28 6457

    A hard copy of the application form along with Demand Draft must reach to the following address: Mr. Prateek Sharma, EICT Academy, ECE Department, IIT Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247667.

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