Department of Bioinformatics

Government Holkar (Model Autonomous) Science College, Indore (M.P.), INDIA

(NAAC Accredited "A" Grade College)

Established: 1891

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" In a gentle way, you can shake the world ""

~ Mahatma Gandhi ~

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Career & Opportunities

There is a growing need nationally and internationally for bioinformticians, specially graduates with a good grounding in computer science and software engineering, and an appreciation of the biological aspects of the problems to be solved. The activities of such individuals will include working closely with bioinformticians with a background in the biological and biophysical/biochemical science to:

  • Elucidate requirements
  • Develop new algoritnms
  • Implement computer programs and tools for bio data analysis and display of results
  • Design databases for bio data
  • Participate in data analysis

Such individuals will gain employment in national and private research centres such as the European Bioinformatics Institue (EBI) at Hinxton Cambridge, and the European Media Lab, academic institutions (eg. the Laboratory for Molecular Biology (LMB) in Cambridge) as well as in pharmaceutical companies (both multinational, for example GlaxoWellcome, smithkline, Astro Zencia, Roche etc, and small but influential companies, for example InPharmatica).

Furthermore, there is a growing demand for graduates with software engineering and distributed systems skills to develop and maintain the powerful and sophisticated computer systems that support research, development and production activites in bioinformtics. There is a heavy use of internet and intranet technology within the sector in order to manage the storage, analysis and retrieval of biodata whose attributes are

  • large volume
  • rapidly increase in volume
  • high complexity