Bioinformatics lab familiarizes students with genomics and proteomics. This lab opens their way into the new interdisciplinary field called Bioinformatics which is a combination of biology & informatics (computer science + statistics).
The lab is equipped with 30 computers and a printer.
The students learn:
1. sequence analysis
2. similarity searches, i.e., pair wise and multiple sequence alignments using BLAST,FASTA & CLUSTALW
3. phylogenetic analysis using PHYLIP
4. use of databases – searching( e.g. Entrez), retrieval (e.g. SRS)& submission(e.g.Bankit, Sequin)
5. use of 3D structure viewers like RASMOL
6. drug designing.