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B.Sc. (Hons) Bio- Informatics

Faculty

Fatma Hassan
Science professor
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Ashraf Badry
Science professor
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Fatma Hassan
Science professor
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Ashraf Badry
Science professor
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Course Overview

B.Sc. (Hons) Bio- Informatics is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary domain which integrates the science of managing biological data using advanced computing techniques. Bio-informatics has advanced to a stage where it is playing an increasingly important role in the human genome project, drug discovery and prediction of protein structure and function.

Eligibility and admission

Passed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry & Maths/Biology

Curriculum highlights

  • Basic English
  • Basic concepts in computing
  • Basic Bioinformatics
  • Basic Statistics
  • Basic Chemistry
  • Basic Botany
  • Basic Biochemistry
  • Structural Bioinformatics
  • Fundamentals of Biological Systems
  • Hardware & Networking
  • Basic programming in 'C'
  • Basic Mathematics
  • Cell Biology
  • Database Management System
  • Bioinformatics Methods
  • Introduction to Molecular Genetics
  • Mathematics II
  • Microbiology
  • Obj. Oriented Prog. using JAVA
  • Essential Tech. in Bioche & Mol Bio.
  • Virology
  • Computational Mol. Biology
  • Chemoinfor. & Drug designing
  • Phylogenetic & Mol. Evolution
  • Recombinant DNA Technology
  • Computational Genomics
  • Immunology
  • Biophysical basis for Bioinformatics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Data structure and algorithm
  • Seminar
  • Mini Project
  • Principles of Molecular Genetics
  • Environmental Science
  • Enzyme and Metabolism
  • Introduction to PERL lanaguage
  • Biodiversity and Taxonomy
  • Major Project

The degree programme is modular. This 3 years full time course is divided in 6 semesters. The methods of assessment vary widely to suit the nature of the course unit and each level of study.

Excellent job opportunities are available in Biotech and Pharmaceutical firms. Bioinformatics professionals have multiple career options in all sectors of biotechnology, pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences, in research institutions, hospital and industry, pharmaceutical and biotech companies. They can also work with premier scientific research institutes of public and private sector. Some of the specific career areas that fall within the scope of bioinformatics include sequence assembly, database design and maintenance, sequence analysis, proteomics (the study of protein, particularly their structures and functions), pharmacogenomics, pharmacology, clinical pharmacologist, informatics developer, computational chemist, bio-analytics and analytics etc.

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