NCB is offering M.Phil and Ph.D programs in the area of Bioinformatics. The major goal of NCB is to promote quality training and research in the area of Bioinformatics. Bioinformatics originated as a cross-disciplinary field as the need for computational sections to research problem raised in biomedicine. The field evolved as computation became cheaper and widespread during the 80s, as the internet grew during the 90s, and as high throughput technologies become common in the 2000s. The use of computational methods in biomedicine deals with the analysis, storage, manipulation and interpretation of macromolecules such as DNA, RNA and proteins. Conversely, wet lab analysis of computationally predicted functionally relevant motifs/segments of macromolecules further enhances our understanding of complex mechanisms occurring in cells.
Major objectives Â Â
To promote advance studies and research inÂ Bio-informaticsÂ and allied fields such as Genomics and Proteomics.
To Train young scientists for research and help in developing a high-profile scientific and technical talent in Universities, R&D organizations and industries.
To undertake joint investigation and collaborative research in multiple areas of Bioinformatics.
To promote cooperation in inter-disciplinary relationship with teaching and research institutions in Pakistan.
To arrange conferences, seminars and refresher courses for researchers from Pakistan, OIC member states and from other developing countries in the region.