Tailor-made bioinformatics training programs
We have been particularly leaders in training in NGS data analysis in India, and have conducted more than 15 hands-on training courses/workshops since 2009.
Shodhaka has also conducted training for ICMR scientists across India twice.
Our course participants have been very happy with the learning experience (see feedback from our participants).
Areas of training
Next generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis
Drug discovery, homology modeling and other structural analysis
Proteomics data analysis
Microarray & other gene expression data analysis
Databases & tools: selection & use in genomics, transcriptomics & proteomics
Data mining, biocuration & data analysis
Programming for life sciences
Shodhaka has carefully designed compact training sessions - with or without related background theory sessions.
The programs are interactive, and include lectures and discussions.
But the demonstrations and meticulously designed practice sessions (with case studies) make bulk of our workshops/courses.
Indicative contents of some of the hands on training program from Shodhaka:
Overview and introduction of microarray technology, EST, SAGE, MPSS.
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP)
NGS (RNA-seq) in transcriptomics, analysis & current trends in research.
Software (including 'R') & databases used for microarray- & NGS-based gene expression analysis.
Alternative splice-form, regulatory networks, TFBS & ChIP data analysis.
SNP analysis, current research trends.
Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data analysis
Optimal use of SNP databases and interpretations.
Overview, de novo assembly & reference assembly.
Protein-protein interactions (PPIs) and pathway analysis
RNA sequencing, ChIP data.
Metagenomics in various contexts.
Repeat sequence analysis.
Introduction to and current research on PPIs.
Primer & probe designing
Apt use of PPI databases & interpretations.
Apt use of pathway databases & interpretations.
General network analysis.
Principles and applications.
DNA motif detection tools
Case-specific resources (mutation analysis, cloning, microarray probes, junctional probes, etc).
Case-specific selection & use of tools.
Structural protein studies & drug/biosimilars
Transcription factor databases & binding site analysis; regulatory networks.
Basic and advanced data mining & biocuration
Fundamentals concepts, significance to biological experiments
Characteristics of common types biological data points
Commonly used tests in biological experiments
Commonly used computational methods in biostatistics, and data presentation
Target identification, drug discovery process and related data analysis.
We have also been conducting two special programs regularly:
a) career planning workshop for students & fresh graduates/post-graduates and
b) biotechnology & bioinformatics in simple terms: a day’s program for experts from non-bio domains.
In addition, we are keen to conduct short courses in GMPs, GCPs, IPR, Tech. transfer, Pharmacovigilance & other industrially relevant courses.
Internship/ project/ summer training
Applications are invited for internship/project work/summer training from biotechnology,
bioinformatics and other life sciences students/freshers for the following types of research projects (at 'Shodhaka') for various durations:
Molecular analysis of cancer of selected tissues
Molecular analysis of neural disorders
NGS data analysis
Microarray data analysis
Development of software / databases for biological research
Programming in bioinformatics
Genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics
Drug designing and molecular structural biology
Students interested in marketing and other business-related experiences can also apply.
Procedure to apply:
Email the following information:
Current course, semester, college/university, & department
*conditions apply. In fact, applicants who perform poorly may be rejected or offered project work/internship only after initial training
(which have to be paid for). But, so far, the majority of students have undergone training and done the project work without paying any fees).
Duration of the project
Expected start date (at least approximate week or month)
and attach your CV.
Email id: firstname.lastname@example.org
Selection will be based on an online entrance test (best performer may get a stipend*)
Online training programs
Online courses on any other specific bioinformatics analysis (e.g., ChIP-Seq data-analysis,
miRNA data-analysis) can also be conducted on request.
Please email at email@example.com
Contact sessions (skype or google-hangout can be used for online classes) Contact sessions (skype or google-hangout can be used for online classes)
will be conducted onmutually convenient dates and times, that shall be decided by the communication between the trainee and trainer, for each session.
The duration, number of sessions & fees shall be decided based on a basic simple assessment in the beginning.The prices are quoted for each participant.
Discounts may be provided for group participants.
Contact sessions: Multiple short sessions of 15 to 60 minutes each, depending on what you already know
Expected practice and assignment hours: 3 - 10 hours
Rs. 4,000 (~USD 50) to Rs. 12, 000 (~USD 160) for each contact session for each participant, depending on prior knowledge and expertise.