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Bioinformatics and IT

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Uploaded on Jan 23, 2012

Moderator: Lavanya Krishnamurthy, CA Technologies

Presenters: Vijayalakshmi Mahadevan, School of Chemical & Biotechnology SASTRA University and Aruna Rajan, IBM Research

Abstract:
Bioinformatics is the application of computer science and information technology to the field of biology and medicine. Bioinformatics deals with several areas in computing and IT. Bioinformatics forms a key component in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector. Because of this, IT companies and pharmaceutical companies tend to share man power with similar skill sets. This opens up new job opportunities for human resource from both disciplines.

So a session on this giving details of this field from both IT and bioinformatics experts point of view will be useful. Questions to be answered: What are the applications of computing in bio technology? How IT helps to speed up research in bioinformatics? What type of research or projects going on in IT companies regarding healthcare? How to use high performance computing to address problems of importance in biology Specific questions on the speaker's presentation.

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