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Seminar on bioinformatics today

IN A bid to build a bridge among the researchers working in academia and industry, the Mahila Mahavidyalaya of Banaras Hindu University will organise a national seminar on ?Bioinformatics and Computational Biology? here on Wednesday.

india Updated: Mar 21, 2006 23:59 IST

IN A bid to build a bridge among the researchers working in academia and industry, the Mahila Mahavidyalaya of Banaras Hindu University will organise a national seminar on ‘Bioinformatics and Computational Biology’ here on Wednesday.

Principal of Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Prof Sushila Singh said that informatics, along with computer science, statistics and physics played a critical role in the transformation of biological research.

“With this view in the background this seminar-cum-workshop is designed to address and focus on some of the challenges often encountered with in silico bio-informatics related to research and education,” she said.

“Physiologists and molecular biologists have been looking at the functioning of organisms as a whole. Applying network methods to information and metabolic pathways open a field of metabolomics that can help us analyse growing databanks for pathogens, plants and animals,” said convener Prof Uma Jaiswal.

Prof Jaiswal added that Prof Ramakrishna Ramaswamy of School of Information Technology and Physical Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi) would deliver the inaugural address whereas BHU Rector Prof S Lele will preside over the inaugural function.