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MScComputational Biology /MPhil Bioinformatics/ MPhil CADD

University/Institute: Kerala University
Location: India - Trivandrum
Focus: Computational Biology
Recommended Undergraduate Degrees: Biology, Computer Science, Math/Statistics, Other: Engineering
Degree Offered: MS/MSc/MA/M.Eng (< 1 year)MS/MSc/MA/M.Eng (Major/Primary Degree)

Key characteristics of program:

MPhil (Bioinformatics) Programme

This is an inter-disciplinary MPhil programme in Bioinformatics, the frontier area of application of computing and information technologies to cutting-edge problems in life sciences. The programme incorporates advanced level education in basic biological (DNA, RNA, Protein) sequence analysis, sequence alignments, sequence data base handling, RNA and protein structure prediction, molecular phylogenetics, molecular visualisation, drug discovery, gene expression studies using micro arrays and data mining. The programme also gives training in relevant mathematical principles (probability, matrices, hidden Markov models, dynamic programming, calculus etc), programming tools (Perl, Java, web development) etc. Considering heterogeneous student group, primer on information technology and life sciences shall be offered as electives for the life science and computer streams respectively. The programme admits postgraduate students from engineering, computing and life sciences or allied streams. Those who hold a recognized post-graduate degree in any one of the following disciplines with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate, may apply: Engineering &amp;amp; Technology â?? Any branch (MTech), Computer Sciences (MSc, MCA), Electronics (MSc), Life Sciences (Zoology, Botany, Bio-chemistry, Bio-technology, Environmental Sciences, Aquatic Biology, Molecular Biology) (MSc), Agriculture (MSc), Pharmacy (MPharm), Medicine (MD), Science (Chemistry, Maths, Operations Research, Statistics, Geology etc) (MSc), Bioinformatics (MSc). There shall be 15 seats for the programme, of which 3 seats shall be for sponsored candidates. 6 seats shall be reserved for life-science stream and 6 for non-life science stream.

Brochure and application form are downloadable from the site www.cbi.keralauniversity.edu. For any other details, contact 0471-2412759, email: sankar.achuth@gmail.com.

Program Goals:

The M.Phil (Bioinformatics) programme aims to prepare the students for understanding biological data at molecular level from both informational and biological perspective and impart conceptual, computational and practical skills to acquire, analyze, process or use the data to address significant problems in the field of Bioinformatics, of both pure and applied nature. Known to be the first of its kind in the country, this one-year credit and semester programme is open to students from the streams of engineering, life sciences and computer sciences.
1 : Considering the heterogeneous nature of students admitted into the programme, to impart generic knowledge and skills in the field of life science and computer science.
2 : To impart necessary mathematical knowledge that underpins various concepts in bioinformatics.
3 : To expose students to impart knowledge and skills in processing and analyzing genomic and proteomic data.
4 : To introduce students to comparative genomics based on gene expression and to impart computational skills in this regard.
8 : To prepare the students to strive for becoming professional bioinformaticians.

Additional Information

Year Program Established: 2007
Scholarships/assistanceships may be available: Yes
Type of academic terms: Semester

Average number of applicants per year: 200
Average number of applicants accepted per year: 10
Average number of incoming students per year: 15
Average number of graduates per year: 10

Program URL: http://dcb.res.in/
Syllabus URL: https://0388d0af-a-62cb3a1a-s-sites.googlegroups.com/site/centreforbioinformatics/courses/MSc.%20Syllabus_2013%20admission%20onw

Contact Person: Dr Achuthsankar ( dcb.uok@gmail.com )

Last updated: Apr 29, 2015

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