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Unformatted text preview: SYLLABUS for the MSc (Bioinformatics & Biotechnology) offered by the INSTITUTE OF BIOINFORMATICS AND APPLIED BIOTECHNOLOGY (IBAB) BIOTECH PARK ELECTRONICS CITY, PHASE I BANGALORE 560 100 Tel: 080-285 289 00/01/02 Fax: 080-285 289 04 http://www.ibab.ac.in recognized by the INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY (IGNOU) NEW DELHI 1 of 63 Preamble Biological information has been accumulating over the last 50 years from a variety of investigations combined with an unprecedented deluge of data from the sequencing and subsequent analysis of a large number of genomes. This together with the projected cascade of information anticipated from personal genomics is creating an enormous information overload challenging life scientists in terms of data storage, dissemination, analysis, comparison and interpretation at various levels. This has created unique opportunities for exploring areas of fundamental importance to the biological sciences and also the basis for understanding a variety of disease states at the molecular level that will be critical for preventive or therapeutic measures. Although the necessity of computing in biological science has long been understood, application of the concepts and tools of information science/computer science in the last couple of decades has brought forth a paradigm shift in the way life science research and teaching programs are implemented. These have enabled new scientific advances through new kinds of experiments. These in turn generate new kinds of data, complex both in volume and in analysis, so much so that today databases containing life science informatics have become an essential part of the infrastructure of life science research. At the same time it continues to present a huge challenge to accomplish the goal of being able to use, exploit and share these data most effectively. Amidst these, it has also thrown open enormous opportunities for innovations overlapping Bio and IT. Thus, there is vast scope and need to forge an alliance between the two disciplines life science and IT/computer science to create a new kind of professional who can address challenges in the overlapping Bio-IT area. Today practically every branch of life-science makes use of some computational approach or the other and these are well integrated into the programmes of advanced study and research. The proposed two year Masters' program in Bioinformatics and Biotechnology is a step to further integrate these two branches for preparing a new generation of young students and researchers who are well trained to address challenges in the evolving post genomic era of biology. Core (18 credits) Bioinformatics (26 credits) Biotechnology (24 credits) Structure MSc Bioinformatics and Biotechnology (72 credits) Computer programming courses (12) Mathematics for biology (including exercises in Matlab) (2) Chemistry of macromolecules (2) Entrepreneurship/IP R/Biotech Industry (2) Statistics for biology (2) Databases and data mining (4) Genomics and high...
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