NATIONAL TRAINING/WORKSHOP on Addressing the complexity of Stress Biology through Hi-throughput Omics Analysis using Bioinformatics Tools
4 – 7 October 2016
Bioinformatics Sub DIC
Department of Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering
College of Basic Sciences & Humanities,
G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology
Today, in a world of more than 7 billion people, great challenges are faced by agriculture sector to ensure the food security by maintaining high productivity with quality standards. The consensus prediction is that global climate change will destabilize plant growth conditions and in turn productivity due to severe fluctuations in temperature and erratic weather conditions. These adverse conditions will most likely favour the spread of plant pathogens and pests into new geographic areas. Losses to pests and disease in crop plants continue to pose a significant threat to agriculture and food security. Such a scenario increases the need to develop biotic as well as abiotic stress in crop plants at a speed that cannot be met by breeding alone. Addressing these major challenges will require an interdisciplinary and concerted approach.
The aim of the workshop is to provide a platform for presenting new strategies for addressing the complexity of stress biology through hi-throughput OMICS technologies using modern bioinformatics tools. Bioinformatics is playing a key role to establish a link between the information encoded in genomic sequences to the observed behaviour of living organisms. Bioinformatics tools are capable to recognize the hidden Biological information. Major goal for this four-days workshop is to appreciate the harnessing of potential of huge genomics data by the professionals, and exchange their scientific ideas to develop new research avenues to sort-out these challenges.
Acquaintance of students/ faculty members and scientists about the importance of OMICS technologies and interpretation of data for resolving the complexity of stress biology.
Genome sequencing, assembly, annotation and mapping of resistance genes and its implications for improving stress resistance in plants.
High-throughput Omics data (Transcriptomics. Proteomics, Signalomics and Meatabolomics) to understand the role of Differentially Expressed Genes and MicroRNAs in biotic and abiotic stresses.
Information about molecular approaches for deployment of resistance/tolerance towards biotic and abiotic stresses.
Next Generation Sequencing: Introduction of NGS, NGS data assembly methods, Popular Next Generation Technologies, Tools for NGS data assembly and analysis, Application of NGS in agriculture.
Transcriptomics: Introduction of transcriptome data, Different approaches of transcriptome data analysis, Computational tools/software/server/databases for transcriptome analysis, Applications of transcriptome data analysis in Agriculture.
Proteomics: Phosphorylation site prediction, protein structure prediction, visualization and validation, Binding site prediction and analysis, Protein-Protein interaction, Molecular docking studies for identification of agriculturally important lead molecule(s), Analysis of proteomics data generated through wet lab experimentations.
Metobolomics and Systems Biology: Introduction to Metabolomics, Databases and tool for metabolom analysis, Metabolic modeling, Network-based analysis of plant-pathogen interactions. Multiscale network analysis for biological insights in crop plants.
Level of participation:
Participants should be teachers/scientists/academicians or Ph.D. students/Post-doctoral fellows/Research fellows working in different ICAR institutes SAU/Basic Science Institutes/ State Governments/Private Organizations.
How to register:
In order to register for the course, send the completed registration form along with demand draft (DD) as registration fees Rs. 2000/- (without accommodation) in favor of Comptroller, GBPUA&T, Pantnagar, duly forwarded by the competent authority to the Coordinator or In-charge, Bioinformatics Centre. Selected candidates will be emailed by 10th September 2015.
Last date of application submission: 25th August 2016