Dr. R. K. Singh, Professor, Department of Botany
The Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility (BIF) Centre was established in the year 2007 with financial assistance from the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. The centre is imparting training on bioinformatics to the post graduate students, research scholars and faculty members of Life Science discipline. Besides, it also ensures easy online access of all scientific journals being provided to the university through DBT-DeLcon consortium.
The activity of the centre is managed by a regular faculty as Coordinator with the help of a research associate. In last one year, the centre has conducted three workshops/training programs on bioinformatics benefiting 30 students. In addition, it conducts practical and lectures every year for the students of the department of Botany and Zoology covering the bioinformatics related portions of post graduation syllabi. The BIF centre also assisted the Institutional Biotech hub of the university in conducting a workshop on ‘Tools and Techniques in Biological Sciences’ for 60 Higher Secondary Students.
Besides imparting training on Bioinformatics, the centre is also involved in creation of orchid database of Arunachal Pradesh. On research front, the centre has initiated some preliminary work on pharmacoinformatics particularly identification of candidate molecules, molecular modeling and docking.