Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), a statutory body under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, initiatied ‘Accelerate Vigyan (AV) Scheme’ to provide a big push to high-end scientific research and prepare scientific manpower which can venture into research careers and knowledge-based economy. AV aims to expand the research base in the country, with three broad goals-consolidation/ aggregation of all scientific training programs, initiating high-end orientation workshops, and creating opportunities for research internships. Under AV scheme, is an attempt to boost Research & Development in the country by enabling and grooming potential PG and Ph.D. level students by developing dedicated research skills in selected areas/ disciplines/fields through high-end orientation workshops 'KARYASHALA’. This will be especially important for those researchers who have limited opportunities to access such learning capacities/ facilities/infrastructure.
About the Program
The workshop is designed in such a way so that students/learner from different field can start from scratch and gain basic abilities to handle the genomic data sets. Students studying this workshop will be able to perform the data analysis using the bioinformatics tools that are freely available online as well the programs for big and complex data. They will be able to handle high throughput proteomic and genomic data.
Who can Attend
Karyashala is open to UG (4th Year), PG and Ph.D. students from Institutes, Colleges, and Universities in India. Applicants pursuing UG/PG/Ph.D. programmes in any specialization of life sciences and related departments are eligible. Students who have recently completed their PG programs are also eligible.
How to apply:
Limited number of seats are available for the participants perusing their studies or research in life sciences or related disciplines. Kindly do the needful to complete the registration via click on Register Now button The selected participants have to submit Endorsement cum No Objection Certificate issued by the Principal/Head of the Department/Thesis Supervisor at the time of fees submission.
No Registration Fee
Limited to 25 Seats - Reserve Yours Now !
Boarding and Lodging
Accommodation and food will be provided to all the selected participants for the entire workshop duration.
Selected participants will be offered travel support (Train 3rd AC/Sleeper class/Bus fare as per GOI rules) to attend the workshop from and to the parent university via shortest route. Ticket/fare copy submission is must for the claim.
Last date for Registration: 25th Dec 2023
Notification of Selection: Result announced you will be notify via Email
Submission of NOC: 10th January 2024
Know your Mentors
Prof. Rup Lal
INSA Senior Scientist, Acharya Narendra Dev College University of Delhi
Prof B. Jayaram
Emeritus Professor, Department of Chemistry, IIT Delhi
Coordinator, Supercomputing Facility for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, IIT Delhi
Prof. Imtiyaz Hassan
Professor, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi
Prof. Shandar Ahmad
Professor, School of Computational and
Integrative Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
Dr. Ajay Kumar Singh
Associate Professor, University of South Bihar, Bihar
Dr. Kalairasan Ponnusamy
Assistant Director (Bioinformatician)
National Centre for Disease Control, Delhi
Dr. Shazia Haider
Assistant Professor, Department of Biosciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi
Dr. Adwait Joshi
Project Scientist, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore
Expertise: Genomics and Transcriptomics
Technical Program Overview
About the session: The session delves into the transformative evolution of genomic sequencing methodologies. Beginning with the pioneering Sanger sequencing, it navigates through the high-throughput precision of second-generation technologies, such as Illumina sequencing followed by cutting-edge innovations of third-generation platforms, including PacBio and Oxford Nanopore, exploring their impact on unraveling intricate genomic landscapes.
Theory session : Three generations of sequencing technologies.
Hands on session : LINUX command line & data file formats
About the session: The session provides a comprehensive exploration of vital resources in genomics. Participants will gain a deep understanding of how these databases, like GenBank and UniProt, play a pivotal role in organizing, sharing, and analyzing biological data, fostering collaborative research across the scientific community.
Theory Session: Biological Databases and sequence repositories
Hands on session: SRA submission, genome browser and databases, BLAST
About the session: Participants will embark on a journey into the world of microbial communities. Exploring cutting-edge techniques like metagenomics and metabarcoding, the session illuminates how these approaches unveil the diversity and functions of microbiomes, offering insights into their ecological and clinical significance.
Theory Session: Introduction to Metagenomics and Microbiomics
Hands on session: Microbial Genomics, assembly and annotation
About the session: Understanding the intricate relationship between genomic information and phenotypic traits is a pivotal aspect of computational biology. This session will focus on the algorithms and methodologies employed in deciphering genome-phenome associations, exploring the computational tools that bridge the gap between genetic data and observable traits.
Theory Session: Genome-phenome association Algorthims for Computational Biology
Hands on session: Genomic Annotation, Genome relatedness: ANI, AAI, and GGDC
About the session: Viroinformatics, the intersection of virology and bioinformatics, plays a crucial role in understanding, analyzing, and combating viral infections. This session aims to provide an introductory overview of viroinformatics, covering the fundamental concepts, tools, and applications in the study of viral genomes, evolution, and host-virus interactions.
Theory Session: Introduction to viroinformatics
Hands on session: Phylogenetic analysis, Whole genome functional analysis
About the session: In the "In Silico Structural Biology" session, participants will explore the virtual realm of molecular modeling and simulation. This innovative approach leverages computational tools to predict and analyze biomolecular structures, offering valuable insights into protein dynamics, ligand interactions, and contributing to drug design without the need for physical experimentation.
Theory Session: In-silico Structural Biology
Hands on session: Protein Modelling and Docking
About the session: The "Systems Biology" session provides a holistic perspective on biological systems. Attendees will delve into the integration of data from genomics, proteomics, and other omics fields, unraveling complex interactions to understand the emergent properties of biological networks and paving the way for a comprehensive comprehension of living organisms at a systems level.
Theory Session: Importance of System biology
Hands on session: Protein-protein interaction analysis