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Bioinformatics Centre and ARIS Cell

Madras Veterinary College, Chennai-600007

DEAN'S

Dr. C. BALACHANDRAN, M.V.Sc., Ph.D., PGDAJ, PGDEVP
DEAN
Vepery High Road, Chennai- 600 007
  • 044-2536 0506 (Dir.) / 044-2530 4000 (Ext.2011)
  • 044-2536 2787
  • +91 94445 50993
  • deanmvc@tanuvas.org.in

" Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge Knowledge makes you great. "

Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

MESSAGE

Welcome to the website of Bioinformatics Centre @ Madras Veterinary College www.btismvc.org Chennai. The department established in the year 1990 as a SubDisc, the Bioinformatics Centre @ Madras Veterinary College is one of the oldest SubDisc established by the DBT, New Delhi and one of its kind in the nation. We are proud of our long and distinguished history and the accomplishments of the department which continue to make important contributions. Whether you are a prospective or current student, a staff member, an alumnus of TANUVAS or an interested visitor, I hope you will find this site informative and user-friendly.

Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary research area that relies on computational and statistical methods to solve biological problems. With the advancement of high throughput technologies, biological experiments now generate huge amount of data, ranging from genomic sequences to gene expression profiles and to protein structures. Obviously, it is no longer efficient to analyze the data from a genomics experiment with paper and pencil, or even spreadsheet. Instead, sophisticated database systems and data mining tools are required to manage and analyze the data.

Predicting the future of any scientific discipline is almost impossible, especially for one as young as bioinformatics, but in my view the future of biology will increasingly be shaped by the interplay of bioinformatics and 'classical' biology. Currently, the field is undergoing an enormous expansion.

Bioinformatics competency has become a key element in much of contemporary biology. The increasing potential that is to be realized with modern technologies, such as 'next-generation' sequencing, parallel and 'cloud' computing, and continually increasing data banks, requires a fundamental understanding of bioinformatics concepts and applications. On par with the complexity of biological inquiry, acquiring bioinformatics competency can become a complex endeavor of undecipherable jargon, mathematics and frustration. The requirement for bioinformatics training affects the full range of budding biologists to seasoned professionals.

This website (http://btismvc.org/) is a web portal of Bioinformatics which holds a collection of different Bioinformatics resources. The major purpose of this website is to provide the best services possible to the user. I hope the resources available in this website will be hghly useful to you. Let us take pleasure in browsing for the benefit.....

Dr. C. BALACHANDRAN