Last date for registration and submission of abstract has been extended till 25th July, 2017 on request of participants.

         All accepted abstracts will be published in the September special issue of Journal of Proteins and Proteomics(NAAS rating 4.5)
         and abstracts will be provided with a Digital Object Identifier.
[Abstract Submission Guidlines]
         Those who have already registered to attend the conference are requested to make the Demand Draft and send us scanned copy
          of DD first inorder to book confirmed seat and then send the DD by post. Those who have yet to register can do the registration
         quickly and follow the above process.

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The big data in biology is creating an opportunity for both hypothesis and observation driven new science and new technologies. The conference brings together experts both young and senior, from diverse areas to share their vision on emerging dimensions of bioinformatics and computational biology. The conference will focus inter alia on how to leverage current strengths of the research community to seek answers to some fundamental questions in biology, to generate new technologies and employment opportunities and to identify what it takes the country to become a leading contributor to the field of Bioinformatics & Computational Biology.

SCFBio at a Glance:

The Supercomputing Facility for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (SCFBio), IIT Delhi was created in July 2002 with funding from the Department of Biotechnology under the guidance of Principal Investigator, Prof. B. Jayaram with a vision to develop novel scientific methods and new softwares for genome analysis, protein structure prediction and in silico drug design and for human resource training. The facility was inaugurated by Honourable Minister of Science and Technology and Human Resource Development Shri Murli Manohar Joshi on 31st July, 2002. The facility was converted into a CoE of BTIS network of DBT in Dec., 2013.

The facility has since created several indigenous software suites viz. Chemgenome for genome annotation, Bhageerath for protein tertiary structure prediction, and Sanjeevini for target based drug design. Most recently Chemgenome was able to fingerprint 7.2 million RNA (mRNA, tRNA, rRNA, miRNA etc.) genes encoded in 9282 prokaryotic and eukaryotic genomes based on physico-chemical properties (Nucl. Acid Res., 2016; , (DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkw1236) in a first of its kind. Bhageerath is seen to be among the best web-servers globally in generating low-resolution models of protein tertiary structures ("). Sanjeevini, a complete drug design software suite, the only freely accessible server, has recently led to nanomolar antimalarials and a publication in Nature, 2016, (DOI:10.1038/nature16963). The genome to drug assembly line, Dhanvantari, which combines the above three software suites is now operational with possible entry at any point on the pipeline (Genome -> Gene -> Protein-> Potential candidate drug molecules). The facility receives over 20,000 hits per day for its resources from users from more than 30 countries. So far, the facility trained over 840 students through its short-term and long-term training programmes in Bioinformatics and produced 14 PhDs.

Two start-up companies (Leadinvent & Novo informatics) evolved out of the facility.


Organizing Committee

Supercomputing Facility for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology,
3rd Floor, Synergy Building,
Indian Institute of Technology,
Hauz Khas, New Delhi - 110 016.
Email :

Prof. B. Jayaram, Department of Chemistry, IIT Delhi
Prof. James Gomes, Kusuma School of Biological Sciences, IIT Delhi
Prof. Aditya Mittal, Kusuma School of Biological Sciences, IIT Delhi
Prof. D. Sundar, DBEB, IIT Delhi
Prof. Hemant Kashyap, Department of Chemistry, IIT Delhi
Shashank Shekhar, SCFBio, IIT Delhi