Dr. Sajid Rashid delivered a keynote address in 2nd National Conference on Emerging Trends in Bioinformatics and Biosciences at Hazara University Mansehra.

Dr. Sajid Rashid, Chairman NCB, has delivered a keynote speech entitled “Role of E-3 Ligases in Cancer”. Apart from the topic Dr. Rashid also highlighted the potential areas and applications of Bioinformatics in modern scientific era. Three days’ Conference (9-11 August, 2018) was organized by department of Bioinformatics, Hazara University, Dhodial, Mansehra. Conference was attended by faculty members, researchers, and students across the Country.

Dr. M Ramzan Khan has been selected for the award of

Dr. MR Khan has been selected for the award of “Return Grant” in the framework of DAAD-University of Bonn’s “Research Alumni Strategy” in 2018.

 

Dr. MR Khan has been awarded research project on genome informatics & genome editing as PI under 2017-18 NRPU scheme of HEC

 

Dr. MR Khan has been awarded research project as a Partner/Co-PIunder 2017-18 ALP scheme of PARC

Pakistan China Genomics Workshop 2018, 17th-19th July 2018

 

National Center for Bioinformatics has been a proud collaborator in one-belt, one road initiative with BIG Data Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Within a year’s long partnership, NCB has hosted a five-membered delegate comprising of renowned scientists and researchers from China in July 2017 under the leadership of Director BIGD and Prof. YongbiaoXue, that included signing of the MoU between the Quaid-i-Azam University and the BIGD members. This visit was followed by a visit from delegate of the Quaid-i-Azam University including the honourable vice-chancellor, Prof. Dr. Javed Ashraf to BIGD in January 2018. Co-Principal Investigator of the project, Dr. Amir Ali Abbasi of NCB has twice been invited to speak at the BIG data forum in years 2016 and 2017. As founding member of this Omics consortia, NCB will play its part by taking aboard other countries along the belt and road and to be actively engaged in training its young researchers to get accustomed to Big Data Science. The 3 years project (The Omics Data Sharing Initiative) is based on the current BIGD infrastructure and expertise in database construction and to build the largest publically accessible Omics data repositories and Omics knowledgebases in Asia. We believe this academic venture with leading scientists of the world will greatly encourage young graduates of our country to pursue cutting-edge science and be in a strong collaborative position with the rest of the world. This initiative will also leave a strong mark on the economic front between China, Pakistan and other countries along the belt and road. In the continuation of above visits, a three days workshop entitled “Pakistan China Genomics Workshop 2018” is being organized to enhance awareness of "International Omics Data Sharing Project" among the young scientists and graduate students.

Note:- Participants from relevant field (Bioinformatics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) should apply for registration and will be shortlisted; Faculty or Students enrolled in MS/M. Phil or Ph.D program will be preferred.

Registration Fee: 1000/- Rs. (After shortlisting, Participants will be informed through email/call for submission of the registration fee)

By hand, Post or email Submission: Completely filled registration form should reach “Bioinformatics Office, NCB Building, QAU, Islamabad” or email the scan copy of complete registration form at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Incomplete form will not be entertained.

Last date for submission of registration form is 6th July, 2018 and shortlisted candidates will be informed through email/call before 10th July, 2018.

Accommodation will not be provided to participants.

Coordinates: Call Mr. Yasir Mahmood Abbasi at 03005081219/051-90644124 and Mr. Raza Muhammad at 03329312516 for any query.

 

Click here to download the Registration Form.

Click here for Program Schedule. 


 

 

        Chinese Delegate Visited NCB, July 2017       NCB Delegate visited BIG Data Center, Jan 2018
   



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1.

Director and Prof. Yiming Bao

BIG Data Center, Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

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International Omics Data Sharing Project.

The BIG Data Center, Beijing-A resource for data generation, deposition, integration and Translation.

Hands-on Experiences;

Genome Sequence Archive of BIG: Data Access and Submission pipelines.

Genome Variation Map.

Database commons

 

2.

Prof. Jingfa Xiao

Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

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Hands-on Experiences;

Assembly and Annotation and Comparative analysis of Small genomes (e.g. Bacterial/Mitochondrial/Chloroplast).

Genome Sequence Archive of BIG: Data Access and Submission pipelines.

Genome Variation Map.

Database commons

 

3.

Prof. Bing Zhang

Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

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Introduction to 2nd and 3rd generation NGS Technologies.

 

 

4.

Prof. Zhenglin Du

Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

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Challenges in Sequencing, assembly and annotation of complex genomes (in particular Plants Genomes).

Hands-on Experiences;

Assembly and Annotation and Comparative analysis of Small genomes (e.g. Bacterial/Mitochondrial/Chloroplast).

Genome Sequence Archive of BIG: Data Access and Submission pipelines.

Genome Variation Map.

Database commons

 

5.

Dr. Lina Ma

Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

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Hands-on Experiences;

Genome Sequence Archive of BIG: Data Access and Submission pipelines.

Genome Variation Map.

Database commons

Computational Biology and Bioinformatics , Dr. Sikander Azam

Computational Biology and Bioinformatics 

Prof. Syed Sikander Azam, Keynote Speakers, participated the 21st International Annual Symposium on Computational Science and Engineering (ANSCSE21) at Thailand Science Park, Pathum Thani, Thailand


Dr. Syed Sikander Azam has been selected for the Research Productivity Award (RPA) 2017

Dr. Syed Sikander Azam has been selected for the Research Productivity Award (RPA) 2017 from National Center for Bioinformatics by Pakistan Council of  Science and Technology (PCST). 

Dr. Amir Ali Abbasi has been awarded the project Title: Global omics data sharing initiative

Dr. Amir Ali Abbasi has been awarded the Project Title: Global omics data sharing initiative: PI: Prof. Yiming Bao, Co-PI: Prof. Amir Ali Abbasi

Amount: RMB 4,320,000; Duration: Sept.2017-July 2020

Funding agency: Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China.