Professor & Coordinator, DIC
The Bioinformatics Centre at KAU runs under the Biotechnology Information System Network (BTISnet) programme, of DBT, Government of India. The Centre was upgraded to DIC [Distributed Information Centre] during 2004 to support Plant Biotechnology research. Major activities of the centre are listed below:
As a supporting centre for Biotechnology
The Centre was shifted to new premises in September 2006 which also has facilities for wet lab work. Following facilities are available at the Centre:
SpiceInfo: A database on Indian spices offering CD-ROM search facility is being built using DHTML and JAVA programming. The fields available in the database include Scientific name, Common name, Morphology, Varieties, Soil and climate, Crop establishment, Disease management, Harvesting, Processing and marketing.
RiceInfo: A genetic Database on Rice: 3 divisions
The Centre has been successful in creating awareness of Bioinformatics in the field of biological sciences amongst the scientists and students of the Institute through organization of Training programmes on different aspects of Bioinformatics. Bioinformatics awareness fosters the growth of Biocomputing and allied disciplines like Genomics and Proteomics.
The Centre provides CD-ROM search facility for databases acquired like DERWENT, AGRISEARCH, AGRICOLA etc. The centre has created databases on Indian Spices and Rice.
The Centre is updating its portal which can be accessed at www.kaubic.in. The centre has an established 20Mbps leased line internet connectivity from AIRTEL.
Scientific Software Packages
Computer and Communication facilities
National Seminar organized
Twenty five scientists from various national institutes and SAUs all over India participated
Sixteen scientists from various national institutes and SAUs all over India participated
Professor & Coordinator,
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