Department of Biotechnology & Informatics

Introduction

Objective

Reaching the necessary end-skills in the field of biotechnology and bioinformatics before entering the civil world.

Vision

Attaining new heights in biotechnology research, shaping biotechnology & bioinformatics into a premier precision tool of the future for creation of wealth and ensuring social justice - specially for the welfare of the poor.

Mission
  • Realizing biotechnology as one of the greatest intellectual enterprises of humankind, to provide the impetus that fulfills this potential of understanding life processes and utilizing them to the advantage of humanity.
  • To launch a major well directed effort with significant investment, for harnessing biotechnological & bioinformatics tools for generation of products, processes and technologies to enhance the efficiency and productivity and cost effectiveness of agriculture, nutritional security, molecular medicine, environmentally safe technologies for pollution abatement, biodiversity conservation and bioindustrial development.
  • Scientific and technological empowerment of India's incomparable human resource.
  • Creation of a strong infrastructure both for research and commercialization, ensuring a steady flow of bioproducts, bioprocesses and new biotechnologies.
Opportunities

Biotechnology, in recent years has created unprecedented opportunities for the genetic manipulation of biological system for the benefit of mankind, and to understand the fundamental life processes. It is the world's fastest growing and most rapidly changing technology. With a view to train manpower in this technological area, a strong infrastructure/ training and research needs to be established. Integration of biological sciences with other disciplines particularly chemistry and process engineering has resulted in the emergence of novel concepts and technologies with applications in and consequences for agriculture, medicine, health care, industry, environmental pollution cleaning of oil spills in the seas, development of safe and environment-friendly bio insecticides, energy generation and several other sectors of activity. The common denominator which links these areas together are cells and products derived from them. The use of bio-cellular materials in conjunction with chemical and process engineering have ushered in a new kind of revolution wherein it is possible to create transgenic animals, plants and microbes which otherwise could not have come into being in the foreseeable future.

For that matter without Biotechnology it would not be possible to create bio-degradable plastics or try to replace defective genes with good ones in patients afflicted with potentially or certainly fatal hereditary diseases. The pivotal role in the unfolding biotechnological revolution is of the recombinant DNA technology popularly known as Genetic Engineering.

Biotechnology can be viewed as a group of useful, enabling technologies with wide and diverse applications. It has large, highly profitable, modern industrial outlets of great value to society e.g. DNA recombinant technology, most revolutionary branch of the modern science and have a profound impacts on medicine, contributing to the diagnosis and cure of hereditary defects and serious diseases. The development of new biopharmaceutical drugs and vaccines for human and animal use. The modification of microorganisms, plants and farmed animals for improved and tailored food production and to increased opportunities for environmental remediation and protection. New technologies dealing with plant and animal breeding are much faster and have lower costs. Genetically modified crops are growing exponentially. The field is further exemplified with the industrial production of enzymes like proteases, amylases, cellulases, lipases etc. Industrial manufacturing plants for milk and milk products, alcohols, organic acids, antibiotics, vitamins, growth promoting factors, monoclonal antibodies etc.

Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field which addresses biological problems using computational techniques, and makes the rapid organization and analysis of biological data possible. The field may also be referred to as computational biology, and can be defined as, "conceptualizing biology in terms of molecules and then applying informatics techniques to understand and organize the information associated with these molecules, on a large scale." Bioinformatics plays a key role in various areas, such as functional genomics, structural genomics, and proteomics, and forms a key component in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector.The objective of bioinformatics is to store, retrieve, manipulate, visualize, analyze, integrate and interpret data from these information sources so that we can fully understand the vast array of life processes that occur in the living cell. Even the non-genetic diseases need the understanding of disease path way to cure. If we are to treat any of the 5,000 or so genetic diseases as well as the many communicable diseases. Applications of this knowledge include drug design and medical diagnostic procedures for modern drug design and medical diagnostic procedures.

Courses Offered

B.Sc Biotechnology
M.Sc Biotechnology
M.Sc Bioinformatics
PGDBI
M.Phil Biotechnology

Department Activities
S.No Date Title Resource person
1. 12.08.2011 Systems Biology Dr.P.Chellapandi Assistant Professor Department of Bioinformatics Bharathidasan University Tiruchirapalli.
2. 30.09.2011 National symposium on New Horizons in Biotechnology Dr.T.Thirunalsundari Professor Department of Biotechnology School of Life Sciences Bharathidasan University Tiruchirapalli.
Dr. N. Prakash Prabhu Assistant Professor Department of Biotechnology School of Life Sciences University of Hyderabad
Hyderabad.
Dr. V. Sukumaran Assistant Professor Department of Biotechnology Periyar Maniammai University Tanjore.
3. 16.12.2012 Scope and Job Prospectives In Clinical Research Mr. P. Ananthapadmanaban, Managing Director, Consortium Clinical Research Pvt Ltd,Coimbatore.
4. 18.01.2012 Biofertilizer Production, Mushroom Cultivation and Vermicomposting Mr. R. Senthil Kumar,Proprietor, Shri Amman Biocare and Sab Research Academy, Tanjore.
5. 07.02.2012 Biodiversity & its conservation Dr.S.Sridharan
Controller of Examinations,
Bharathidasan University,
Trichy
6. 20.02.2012 Guest lecture on Recombinant Technology Dr.A.Shivasankari
Women Scientist
Indian Institute of Technology,
Chennai.
7. 05.03.2012 Clinical Laboratory Techniques B.Pragatheswari & P.Murugasundari, Department of Biochemistry, DSCASW, Perambalur.
8. 28.03.2012 Outreach programme on Women’s Health S.Amala , Lecturer, Department of Biotechnology & Bioinformatics , DSCASW, Perambalur.
9. 02.04.2012 Outreach programme on Aware of Plastics R.Kalaivani, Lecturer, Department of Biotechnology & Bioinformatics, DSCASW, Perambalur.
Lab Facility
Publications

S. No Faculty name Title of publication Publisher name Month / year of Publication
1. S.Amala Insilico Studies and the homology moeling of a hypothetical protein in Mycobacterium tuberculosis Journal of Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics 2011
2. S.Amala Insilico Analysis of Multidrug Efflux pump protein from Klebsiella pneumonia and its active inhibition by Reserpine Journal of Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics 2011

Syllabus
Student Achievements

S. No Name of the Student Event Venue Date
1. K. Anjugaselvi National Workshop on Statistical Analysis of Biological and Biomedical Data Rajah Serfoji Government College, Thanjavur 24.01.2012- 25.01.2012
2. M. Fayiza National Workshop on Statistical Analysis of Biological and Biomedical Data Rajah Serfoji Government College,Thanjavur 24.01.2012- 25.01.2012
3. T. Rajalakshmi National Workshop on Statistical Analysis of Biological and Biomedical Data Rajah Serfoji Government College,Thanjavur 24.01.2012 - 25.01.2012
4. Y. Ramya National Workshop on Statistical Analysis of Biological and Biomedical Data Rajah Serfoji Government College,Thanjavur 24.01.2012- 25.01.2012
5. N. Rathika National Workshop on Statistical Analysis of Biological and Biomedical Data Rajah Serfoji Government College,Thanjavur 24.01.2012- 25.01.2012
6. G. Sangeetha National Workshop on Statistical Analysis of Biological and Biomedical Data Rajah Serfoji Government College,Thanjavur 24.01.2012- 25.01.2012
7. P. Saritha National Workshop on Statistical Analysis of Biological and Biomedical Data Rajah Serfoji Government College,Thanjavur 24.01.2012- 25.01.2012
8. K. Vaijayanthi National Workshop on Statistical Analysis of Biological and Biomedical Data Rajah Serfoji Government College,Thanjavur 24.01.2012- 25.01.2012
9. R. Lakshmi Priya National Conference on Recent trends in Plant Biotechnology towards next Green revolution Bharathidasan University 9.02.2012- 10.02.2012
10. L. Vasanthi National Conference on Recent trends in Plant Biotechnology towards next Green revolution Bharathidasan University 9.02.2012- 10.02.2012
11. D. Showmya National Conference on Recent trends in Plant Biotechnology towards next Green revolution Bharathidasan University 9.02.2012- 10.02.2012

Sports Achievements

Name of the Student Place Event Prize
R. Lakshmi Priya District Stadium, Perambalur 200 Meter I
R. Lakshmi Priya Bharathidasan University Kho Kho IV
R. Lakshmi Priya District Stadium, Perambalur 200 Meter I
R. Lakshmi Priya District Stadium, Perambalur Javellin Throw II
R. Lakshmi Priya Pondicherry University Kho Kho Participation
K. Bharani DSCASW National Symposium – Paper Presentation I
R. Lakshmi Priya Govt.Arts College Intercollegiate Kho-Kho Tournament Participation
K.Vijayalakshmi Periyar Maniammai University,Tanjore NCC camp Participation
S.Santhakumari Periyar Maniammai University, Tanjore NCC camp Participation
B.Sivaranjani District Collectorate Office , Perambalur Football Participation
J.Renugadevi District Collectorate Office , Perambalur Football Participation

University Rank Details
S. No Batch Name of the Student University Rank
1. 2009-2011 Elavarasi.P 5
2. 2009-2011 Aswathy Das.S 7
3. 2009-2011 Lekshmi Unnithan.S 10
4. 2009-2011 Manju.S 11
5. 2009-2011 Uma.A 13
6. 2009-2011 Sangeetha.M 14
7. 2009-2011 Reshmi Raghavan 17
8. 2009-2011 Sivasankari.A 1
9. 2009-2011 Shriprapanjana.J 2
Alumini Details
S.No Name of the Student Organisation
1. Bharani. K HCL Technologies
2. Nikitha A.K Wipro Wista
3. Deepthi P.P Wipro Wista
4. Deity Dominic India Healthcare Solutions
5. Ganga.S India Healthcare Solutions