Online Training for BS Students on Use of Modern Techniques in Molecular Biology and Latest Software of Bioinformatics for the Research Related to COVID19.

Last Date: 12 July 2020

Duration of internship: 20 July 2020 to 11 September 2020

Duration of course: 78 weeks

Lecture+ Lab activity: 2-4 hours

Mode of delivery:

  • Live streaming or Video Meetings.
  • Online lectures.
  • Tutorials for the use of softwares.
  • Written material in soft form.

Registration Fee: 5000/-

In the late 2019, coronavirus has emerged as a highly contagious disease that affected more than 200 countries of the World. Coronavirus infections have emerged as epidemic and pandemic threats in last two decades as well. Molecular biology is the branch of biology that concerns the molecular basis of biological activity in and between cells, including molecular synthesis, modification, mechanisms and interactions. Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field that develops methods and software tools for understanding biological data, in particular when the data sets are large and complex. Using these two fields we can achieve better understanding of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV)-2 and make advancement regarding the development of vaccine or possible treatment.National Institute of Health has been actively engaged in different activities pertaining to COVID-19 even before the emergence of this virus in Pakistan. In order to understand the virus pathogenesis, there is a dire need to have knowledge of molecular and computational biology skills. Keeping in mind, NIH has decided to launch an internship program that will train young minds in the designated fields.

Objectives of the program:

    • Demonstration of modern techniques like Realtime PCR used for diagnosis of the disease.
    • Basics of sequence analysis at DNA, RNA and protein level.
    • Protein structural analysis.
    • Phylogenetic analysis.
    • Guideline for vaccine development starting from in silico designing till in vitro and then in vivo
    • Basics of computer aided drug designing.
    • How to use Bioinformatics software for structural analysis of coronaviruses.