Careers in Bioinformatics

Careers in Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics is the field of science in which biology, computer science, and information technology merge into a single discipline to analyze biological information. It deals with computer analysis of biological data. Advancement in biology led to the creation and maintenance of a database which can be accessed or edited by the research scientists. It gives a better overview of biology. Major research efforts in the field include sequence alignment, gene finding, genome assembly, protein structure alignment, protein structure prediction, prediction of gene expression and protein-protein interactions, and the modeling of evolution. Advanced software like BLAST and others provided by NCBI serve as excellent tools for bioinformatics.

The basic qualification to enter a graduation program in Bioinformatics is 10+2 completed with science as the subject. MBI is a two year post graduate program. Any life science, computer science, mathematics graduate can apply.MBI programmer offers a unique combination of bioinformatics, methodological sciences, bio-sciences and medicine. The optional courses depend upon the field of graduation. Admission depends on the graduation grades. One can opt for MBA course after graduation in bioinformatics.also PhD degree course is available to those who have at least 1 year experience in Computer Programming, Molecular Modeling & Bioinformatics & Computational Biology related softwares & tools.

In coming age it seems to be very beneficial in solving many biotech problems using dry lab and making meaningful predictions. Sequence assembly, Database design and maintenance, Sequence analysis, Proteomics (study of protein, particularly their structures and functions), Pharmacogenomics, Pharmacology, Clinical pharmacologist, Informatics developer, Computational chemist, Bio-analytics and Analytics etc. are the career areas within this discipline. A post graduate joining private sector can expect salary around 1200-2000$ per month.

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