Value Added Certificate Course: Computational Biology and its Applications   dated: 03/06/2024

Value Added Certificate Course

Title: Computational Biology and its Applications

Course type: Certificate course

Commencement Date and Time: 15 th September, 2024 and 5:30pm

Duration: 30 hour

Course Fees: 5,150/-

Mode of Course: Offline

Eligibility: Students pursuing undergraduate degree

Course Coordinator: Dr. Kalyan Giri, Department of Life Sciences;

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Course Objective:

The participating students will learn about various bioinformatics databases, algorithms and tools. The students will be able to analyse sequence, structures and interactions of biological macromolecules – thus enabling them to gain comprehensive functional insights of a biological system.


  • Accessing sequence and structure databases and information retrieval
  • Sequence Analysis
  • Pairwise and multiple sequence alignment algorithms and applications
  • Phylogenetic Cluster Analysis
  • Identification of disease associated polymorphism/ mutation in human genome using different bioinformatics softwares
  • Identification of existing RFLP or generating new RFLP at the locus of interest.
  • Design of PCR based RFLP method suitable for studying the locus of interest in a given population.
  • Standard method of data analysis to determine the association of the polymorphism/mutation with disease phenotype
  • Analysis of RNA/DNA sequencing data
  • In silico analysis of CpG islands
  • Prediction of protein structure
  • Visualisation of three dimensional structures of macromolecules
  • In silico Protein- Protein/Ligand Interaction studies
  • Basics of molecular docking and simulation studies
  • Image analysis of biological data

To apply please contact the course coordinator through email within 10 th August, 2024. Selected candidates will be informed in due course. Payment procedure will be informed after selection.

Dr. Kalyan Giri, Department of Life Sciences
Course Coordinator

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