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SLS organises Winter Research Workshop on "Applications of Bioinformatics in Life Science Research"

SLS organises Winter Research Workshop on "Applications of Bioinformatics in Life Science Research"

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SLS organises Winter Research Workshop on "Applications of Bioinformatics in Life Science Research"
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Jawaharlal Nehru University
School of Life Sciences


DBT Sponsored Winter Research Workshop

“Applications of Bioinformatics in Life Science Research”

11-21 March, 2024


About the Workshop: The School of Life Sciences, JNU is organizing a Winter Research Workshop under the DBT-BUILDER program (C2MOD). Applications are invited from the students pursuing Ph.D. in JNU in any branch of Biological Sciences. The objective of this workshop is to give hands-on-training on the applications of bioinformatics and computational biology in Life Science research.

The topics that would be covered in the workshop are :- Extraction of data from Biological databases, sequence analysis such as multiple sequence alignment, analysis and prediction of motif/conserved domain, Gene/ORF prediction, phylogenetic analysis, protein-protein and protein-ligand interaction studies, homology modelling of proteins, secondary structure analysis and prediction of novel non coding RNAs, computer aided drug design, free energy calculation for drug designing, structural variant analysis from omic datasets, and RNA-Seq data analysis which includes identification of differentially expressed genes and construction of gene network. The Research Workshop would include talks from experts followed by hands-on training.

Application Procedure: JNU students pursuing Ph.D. (2nd & 3rd year) in any branch of biological sciences are eligible to apply. Application duly forwarded by the Supervisor and Head of the Department along with the curriculum-vitae and a short write-up of 500 words on "how this workshop will be helpful in your current research" must be uploaded in the google form link provided below.

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Last Date to Apply: Apply on or before 7th March, 2024.


Important Points:
1. Seats are limited and selection will be done on the basis of merit.
2. Selected students must attend the program for the entire duration.
3. Selected candidates will be informed via e-mail/JNU website by 8th March 2024.


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A warm welcome to the modified and updated website of the Centre for East Asian Studies. The East Asian region has been at the forefront of several path-breaking changes since 1970s beginning with the redefining the development architecture with its State-led development model besides emerging as a major region in the global politics and a key hub of the sophisticated technologies. The Centre is one of the thirteen Centres of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi that provides a holistic understanding of the region.

Initially, established as a Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies, it subsequently grew to include Korean Studies as well. At present there are eight faculty members in the Centre. Several distinguished faculty who have now retired include the late Prof. Gargi Dutt, Prof. P.A.N. Murthy, Prof. G.P. Deshpande, Dr. Nranarayan Das, Prof. R.R. Krishnan and Prof. K.V. Kesavan. Besides, Dr. Madhu Bhalla served at the Centre in Chinese Studies Programme during 1994-2006. In addition, Ms. Kamlesh Jain and Dr. M. M. Kunju served the Centre as the Documentation Officers in Chinese and Japanese Studies respectively.

The academic curriculum covers both modern and contemporary facets of East Asia as each scholar specializes in an area of his/her interest in the region. The integrated course involves two semesters of classes at the M. Phil programme and a dissertation for the M. Phil and a thesis for Ph. D programme respectively. The central objective is to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of history, foreign policy, government and politics, society and culture and political economy of the respective areas. Students can explore new and emerging themes such as East Asian regionalism, the evolving East Asian Community, the rise of China, resurgence of Japan and the prospects for reunification of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, the Centre lays great emphasis on the building of language skills. The background of scholars includes mostly from the social science disciplines; History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, International Relations and language.

Several students of the centre have been recipients of prestigious research fellowships awarded by Japan Foundation, Mombusho (Ministry of Education, Government of Japan), Saburo Okita Memorial Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, Korea Foundation, Nehru Memorial Fellowship, and Fellowship from the Chinese and Taiwanese Governments. Besides, students from Japan receive fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.