Jalandhar July 4 (Jaswinder Singh Azad)- Under the able guidance of Principal Prof. Dr. Ajay Sareen, PG Department of Bioinformatics and the Department of Biotechnology organized workshop on “Multiomics Data Integration and Visualization using CYTOSCAPE” as a part of their “Innovative Teaching Pedagogies” initiative under the aegis of ‘DBT Star College Scheme. Inaugural session of workshop started with lamp lighting followed by DAV Gaan. Dr. Anjana Bhatia, Dean Innovation and Research, introduced resource person of the workshop, Dr. Gitanjali Yadav, Group leader, NIPGR, New Delhi and Professor (Data Sciences) IISER Bhopal.
After this, Dr. Seema Marwaha, Dean Academics, Dr. Jitendra Kumar, Covener and HOD Biotechnology, Dr. Harpreet Singh, Organizing secretary and Head of Bioinformatics Department, Mrs. Saloni Sharma, HOD, PG department of Physics extended green welcome to resource person of workshop. Dr. Seema Marwaha gave the formal welcome address while Dr. Harpreet Singh, summarized the concept of the workshop to all the participants. Dr. Jitendra highlighted the importance of such skill development workshops in overall career development path of a student.
Dr. Yadav addressed the participants to inculcate research aptitude and self-confidence
Dr. Yadav addressed the participants to inculcate research aptitude and self-confidence among themselves. She had also motivated them to pursue their carrier in data sciences research for the welfare of humanity. She emphasized on critical need of Data science and Data scientists to integrate diverse datasets in biology. Inaugural session followed by technical session 1 and 2 where students learns about latest skills of bioinformatics viz. data extraction from different sources like STRING, UNIPORT, PDB, and Bio Grid etc.; visualization and analysis of data using CYTOSCAPE tool.
Dr. Yadav taught all the concepts related to network biology followed by hands-on training using case studies on Cytoscape. It is notable that more than 40 trainees from various institutes of Punjab and Chandigarh participated in this workshop to enhance their skills related to Bioinformatics. Principal Prof. Dr. (Mrs.) Ajay Sareen appreciated this initiative and congratulated the Departments of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology for organizing such an informative and skill enhancing workshop on latest tools of bioinformatics.
Technical assistance was given by Mr. Arvind chandi and Mr. Vidhu Vohra. Mr. Sumit Sharma, member organizing committee presented formal vote of thanks to resource person, all the participants, non-teaching staff, technical staff and supportive staff to make this workshop a successful event. On this occasion Ms. Diksha, Dr. Shaveta, Dr. Nitika Kapoor, Mr. Sushil Kumar, Mrs. Ramandeep, Dr. Simmi, Dr. Shuchi Sharma and Ms. Harpreet, Dr. Sakshi Verma, Mr. Ravi Kumar, Dr. Vandana and Ms. Tanisha were also present.