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Alagappa Univesity - Accredited with 'A+ Grade' with 3.64 CGPA by NAAC (2017) in the Third Cycle


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Prof. J. Jeyakanthan
Head of Department

The Department of Bioinformatics has emerged as an excellent vibrant academic department and research centre in Alagappa University. Department aim is to develop the advance strengthens teaching and research environment to the emerging desires of the scientific community.

Our Department

The Department of Bioinformatics was started in the year 2008, to facilitate the teaching and research in the interdisciplinary areas of Structural Bioinformatics, Computational Genomics and Proteomics to create an intellectual environment for interdisciplinary education and training. The department is supported by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under the scheme of “Innovative Programme - Teaching & Research in Interdisciplinary and Emerging Areas”, the Department of Science & Technology (DST) – “Fund for Improvement of S&T Infrastructure in Higher Educational Institutions (FIST) and Promotion Of University Research And Scientific Excellence” . Our department comprises of well experienced faculty members with research interests and expertise in Small and Macro Molecule X-ray Crystallography, Structural Biology, Molecular Modelling, Computer Aided Drug Design, Pharmacoinformatics, Chemoinformatics, Molecular Cell Biology, Genetic Engineering, Genomics, Proteomics, Bio-computing, Quantum Chemistry, Database and Software development. We apply our computational and experimental techniques to study the interaction of small chemical compounds with proteins and nucleic acids and to characterize their molecular mechanisms towards the novel discovery for human diseases. Our dynamic environment is focused on students to gain experience in these fields through academic, industrial rotations and internship programs. Our students regularly coordinate with faculties to produce scientific publications. The Department of Bioinformatics is offering M.Sc., M. Phil.,Doctoral programme (P.hD.) & PG Diploma Degree Courses are offered in Bioinformatics. Our department has published many research articles related to Human diseases, pathogenic and non pathogenic organisms.Department has received major research projects and funds in the fields of Structural Bioinformatics, Human Molecular Genetics, Structural Biology and Bio-computingfrom various funding agencies such as:

  • * Alagappa Univeristy Research Fund (AURF)
  • * Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
  • * Department of Science and Technology (DST)
  • * Department of Biotechnology (DBT)
  • * Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
  • * Tamil Nadu State Council for Science & Technology (TNSCST)
  • * University Grants Commission (UGC)