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IIT Kharagpur has launched an ambitious programme for Genomics Study

IIT Kharagpur has launched an ambitious programme to encourage beginners of undergraduate engineering courses at the institute to enrol for Genomics Study. It would be specially designed to engage the brightest young engineering minds in biology research, particularly in genomics and genome engineering, IIT Kharagpur. 

The primary objective of this laboratory will be to teach all the students at the second year the basic techniques of life sciences that will include microscopy-based observation, molecular biology, protein structure and function and lastly, bioinformatics.

Genomics which helps researchers discover why some people get sick from certain infections, includes the scientific study of complex diseases such as heart disease, asthma, diabetes and cancer because these diseases are typically caused more by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, than by individual genes.

Varieties of bioinformatics based experiments like understanding evolution and protein structure prediction will be done in the existing computational facilities of the institute.