The Computer Society of India (CSI) workshop on Bioinformatics using Perl was held on 06th March 2020 at Bharathidasan University Technology Park (BUTP) in association with Bharathidasan University and University College of Engineering, BIT Campus, Anna University, Tiruchy.
The one-day workshop covered two primary focus areas in Bioinformatics: the central dogma of molecular biology and Bioinformatics using Perl programming. Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field that develops methods and software tools for understanding very complex biological data such as genetic codes. As an interdisciplinary field of science, bioinformatics combines biology, computer science, information engineering, mathematics and statistics to analyze and interpret the biological data. Developments in these fields have direct implications on key issues related to health care, medicine, genetic disorders, development of agricultural products, renewable energy, environmental protection, etc. Currently, Bioinformatics research community requires Bioinformatics programmers to develop inter-disciplinary software. The goal of this workshop is to create awareness about Bioinformatics domain and debate on the opportunities and the challenges that arise.
Dr. GopinathGanapathy, Registrar, Bharathidasan University inaugurated the workshop and briefed the need of such workshop in the current scenario. In addition to that he briefed about the humanoid, digital universe, automation, robotics, skin replacement therapy, human parts production and electronic tree growth. Mr.N.Gopalaswamy, Director, Dalmia Bharat Limited addressed the gathering and advised the delegates to sharpen their skills by attending such workshops. In addition to that he insisted the participants to utilize the advancement of the technology to be harnessed in a positive manner.
Mr.R. Selvaraj, CSI Tiruchy Chapter Chairman, presided over the function. In this juncture, he touched upon the activities of National and Regional level events of CSI chapter activities. He informed that the CSI Trichy chapter is continuously receiving Best chapter award and Best electronic newsletter award from 2014 onwards to till date. He also conveyed that the CSI, Trichy chapter is conducting technical lecture programs every second Tuesday of the month at BHEL premises. Dr.G.Annapoorani, Head of Computer Science and Engg., department, University College of Engineering briefed about the workshop. Dr. S Ravimaran, Principal MAMCE welcomed the gathering and Mr. D Senthilkumar, Hon. Secretary of the chapter proposed the vote of thanks.
Dr.G.Annapoorani delivered a lecture on the central dogma of molecular biology. Dr. K. Uma Maheswari, gave hands-on training on Perl Programming. Mr. T.JaisonVimalraj, gave hands-on training on basic bioinformatics programs. Prof. R. Kavitha gave hands-on training on advanced bioinformatics programs. About 85 faculty members, research scholars and students from different Engineering, Arts & Science Colleges participated in the workshop. In the valedictory function, Er.N.Rajasekaran, Vice chairman, CSI Trichychapter gave the valedictory address. Er.R.Sivakumar, Hon. Treasurer, CSI Trichy chapter proposed the vote of thanks.