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BTISNET - Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility
    Forest Research Institute – Dehradun received the grant for BIF creation in year 2007-08.The centre has been established in the historical and magnificent main building of FRI. A core group has been created in the institute to take special research initiative for Bioinformatics. FRI is the premier and oldest institute of forestry research in the country. The Institute also administered training of forest officers and forest rangers in the country and after Independence it was aptly renamed as Forest Research Institute and Colleges.

The separate Bioinformatics lab is under progress, hardware/ software is available but procurement of new tools is under process. The various training programs conducted in biodiversity informatics & related subject. The bioinformatics centre is working in close relation with the GIS cell to achieve spatial biodiversity informatics.

Major research activities

The FRI has a well established infrastructure of bioinformatics & GIS laboratory, library, herbarium, arboreta and experimental field areas for providing scientific and training services. The forest bioinformatics, GIS & RS, genetics & tree propagation, Forest pathology (Molecular plants pathological lab), tissue culture discipline, nanotechnology research in forestry, statistical modeling of trees & biodiversity and Climate Change with forest ecosystem are the main research domain those are working biotechnology aspect of forestry.

For more information:

Coordinator : Neelesh Yadav
Scientist, Forest Informatics Division,
B37, Trevor Road, FRI Campus, P.O. New Forest,
Dehradun (248006)
Phone : 0135-2224233,
Mobile : 91 9411385495 and 7579001926
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