Bioinformatics Workshop at BISR
Three-Day National Workshop
"Bioinformatics Applications in Modeling & Drug Design"
15 - 17 February 2018



The computational modeling and in-silico drug design techniques have created immense opportunities for researchers in designing novel therapeutic agents. State-of-the-art bioinformatics approach helps in the deep understanding of molecular properties and the specific behavior of receptor-ligand interaction at the molecular level. The use of in-silico approaches is essential component of drug discovery in major pharma industries and its implementation has also drastically reduced down the time and cost of drug development
This workshop focuses on the current techniques of Molecular Modeling and Drug designing that is being used by researchers for predicting the 3D structure of Proteins and in designing of drug molecules through guided practical training. For lab exercise, various online resources and commercial software will be used in training such as Accelrys Discovery Studio, Modeller, Arguslab, DeepView, Marvin Draw and Molinspiration.
The eminent guest speakers and domain experts will deliver lectures and conduct demonstrations.
For lab exercise, various open source and commercial software will be used in training such as Autodock, Modeller, Arguslab, DeepView, Molinspiration and Discovery studio. The workshop is self-contained and does not assume any special knowledge of computer programming or Bioinformatics.


The participants of the course may be students, research scholars, faculty and industry personnel with background in Life Sciences and/or Information Technology. The workshop is selfcontained and does not assume any special knowledge of the subject.


Besides BISR faculty, eminent guest speakers from renowned Bioinformatics Centres of India will deliver lectures and conduct demonstration on various aspects on Bioinformatics.

  • Prof. P. Ghosh
    Executive Director, BISR
  • Prof. M. Krishna Mohan
    Scientist, Head R & D Biotetechnology, BISR
  • Dr. P. S. Solanki
    Scientist, BISR
  • Dr. Naidu Subba Rao,
    Faculty, School of Computational and Integrative Sciences, JNU, New Delhi
  • Dr. Prashanth Suravajhala
    Scientist, BISR
  • Dr. U.S. Raghavender
    Scientist, BISR
  • Mr. Shailesh Kumar
    Facutly, Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University, Jaipur
  • Ms. Pragya Chaturvedi,
    Researcher, BISR


Interested candidates may apply by sending filled application form along with the DD of Rs 2000/- latest by 7 February 2018 to the Convener. The confirmation of participation will be informed through emails only.
Note: Applicants can alos deposit the fee through electronic transfer ( by NEFT). In case of NEFT transfer, the candidate is required to submit the transaction details (UTR no.) in the form.
The confirmation of participation will be informed through email only. In case if candidate is not selected the fees is refundable.

Bank Details for NEFT transfer
Bank Name: UCO Bank
Account Name: The Birla Institute of Scientific Research
Account No.: 10020110041260
IFSC Code: UCBA0001002
Branch Name: B.D Road, Jaipur
MICR Code: 302028009
Account Type: Savings


  • Introduction to Molecular Modeling & Drug Design
  • Proteins: Structure & Properties
  • Sequence Alignment: BLAST Tools
  • Databases: Sequence, Structure, Chemicals & Drug
  • Sketching and Building Biomolecules: 2D & 3D models
  • Protein Structure Prediction Methods
  • Homology Modeling of Proteins
  • Drug Target Identification
  • ADME/T Analysis
  • Virtual Screening and Lead Optimization
  • Molecular Docking Techniques
  • Molecular Simulation Techniques

LABORATORY - Hands-on Session

Accessing online resources, Structure databases, Sketching & Building biomolecules, Predicting and analyzing various properties of proteins, Homology modeling of proteins, Threading and Ab-initio methods for tertiary structure prediction, NGS Data Analysis and Molecular docking using Autodock and Discovery Studio.


Mini Conference Hall,
Birla Auditorium,
Birla Institute of Scientific Research,
Statue Circle, Jaipur 302001


Fee: Rs 2000/- The fee includes course documentation as well as mid-session refreshments and lunch.


Seats are limited to 40 only. This limitation, a unique feature of all BISR seminars, will ensure that participants derive the maximum benefit from the course by enabling them to receive the personal attention of the seminar leaders. Criteria for selection is first-come first-serve.


On-spot registration will available only in condition of availability of seat with late fees and prior information.


Accommodation will be provided on written request to the convener and the participant will bear the cost of accommodation. The accommodation will be arranged at the nearby hotels and GH facility at the discounted rates.

CategoryCharges(Per Day) Remarks
DormitoryRs 200 - 350Separate for boys & girls student
Category ARs 1000 - 1500May be shared
Category BRs 1600 - 2000May be shared
Category CRs 2500 - aboveMay be shared


Only those participants will receive the certificate who completes the course. Mere registration will not make you eligible for claiming certificate. Attendance in all the sessions of the course is mandatory for claiming certificate.
The registration fee is refundable only if you cancel your registration before last date of registration. Any application received for cancellation after the last date of registration will not be entertained.


Demand Draft of Rs 2000/- in favor of "The Birla Institute of Scientific Research", payable at "Jaipur".
Note: Applicants can alos deposit the fee through electronic transfer ( by NEFT). In case of NEFT transfer, the candidate is required to submit the transaction details (UTR no.) in the form.
The confirmation of participation will be informed through email only.
For Bank Details for NEFT transfer kindly see "How To Apply" section above


Dr. P S Solanki
Department of Biotechnology
Birla Institute of Scientific Research
Statue circle, Jaipur - 302001, Rajasthan (INDIA)
Tel: 0141-2385094 ext 324 (0) , Fax: 0141-2385121
Cell - 9928365838

For further information kindly contact


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1. Application Form (in word)
2. Workshop Brochure
3. One Page Notification for Board


NOTE: In the event of circumstances beyond its control, the Management reserves the right to alter the program, the speakers, the date or the venue.