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TAMILNADU VETERINARY AND ANIMAL SCIENCES UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI


About the Bioinformatics Centre
 

The Biotechnology Information System Network (BTISnet) of the Department of biotechnology is spread across the county with 168 centres. The network centres are in various levels and include one apex centre, 7 Centres of Excellence (CoE), 11 Distributed  Information Centres (DIC), 51 Distributed Information Sub Centres (Sub DIC) and 98 Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facilities (BIF). The BTISnet  houses the Supercomputer Facility for Bioinformatics and Interactive Graphics Facility and supports  (i) Large numbers of R&D projects in bioinformatics (ii) teaching programs in Bioinformatics and Computational  Biology for the award of M.Sc, M.Tech and PhD degrees (iii) conduct of short term trainings/workshops to generate skilled manpower in Bioinformatics. The Bioinformatics Centre at Madras Veterinary College has been identified as one  node in the BTISNET network as Distributed Information Subcentres(DISCs) and established in the year 1990-1991 to cater to the needs of scientists of Veterinary, Animal & Fishery Sciences in the field of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology. Subsequently this centre offers degree/diploma programs in Bioinformatics, supports Bioinformatics research community,  conducts periodical training and workshops for the benefit of research scholars and teaching faculties and develops bioinformatics related databases.

Area of Specialization

  • Docking / Drug Discovery
  • Lead optimization
  • Epitope Prediction
  • Microarray Analysis
  • Pathway Analysis
  • Database Creation
  • Modelling
  • Comparative Genomics/Proteomics related with Veterinary and Animal Sciences
 
Objectives
  • To provide a national bioinformation network among scientists working in organisations involved in R&D and manufacturing activities in the country.
  • To build information resources and  databases on biotechnology and allied sciences   to develop relevant information handling tools and techniques
  • To undertake research into  advanced methods of  computer based molecular interaction analysis
  • To coordinate efforts to access Biotechnology information worldwide including establishing linkages with some of the international resources of Biotechnology information (e.g. Databanks on genetic materials, published literature, patents, and other information of scientific and commercial value).
  • To evolve and implement programmes on education  training to information scientists responsible for biotechnology research and development.
  • To establish regional and international collaborations to  exchange  scientific information and expertise in biotechnology, bioinformatics and allied sciences
 
Achievements at a glance
 
ACADEMIC
  • First  to start  PG Diploma in Bioinformatics during 2004 among the Veterinary Universities and 19 students have completed the course.
  • First to start of M.Sc Bioinformatics  (based on  ICAR syllabus) during 2011 among  the Veterinary Universities and one student completed the course and one is undergoing

INFORMATION DISSEMINATION

  • So for Information was disseminated  to 13,000 research scholars of veterinary and animal science colleges in India using CDROM databases in area bases of Veterinary, Animal, fisheries and food science  subscribed from 1992 to 2004 and Information related with biotechnology,  biology & Education retrieved from online resources and   provided to 4000 research scholars of life science.

ESTABLISHMENT

  • Staff (Information Officer, Technical Assistant and Data Entry Operator) of Bioinformatics centre absorbed by TANUVAS

RESEARCH

  • So far 75 external student research projects  in the areas of Docking / Drug Discovery, Lead optimization,Epitope Prediction, Microarray Analysis, Comparative Proteomics, Pathway Analysis, Database Creation, Modelling, Comparative Genomics have been guided by staff of this centre

EXTENSION

Copyright awarded for  Information  Retrieval Package developed at this centre
Database on abstracts of     research    findings    on  Poultry  by  Scientists  of TANUVAS was created in computer floppy disk  (a complete package with instruction manual and search engine) was released by Dr.(Mrs).Manju  Sharma, Secretary, Department of    Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi during the V convocation exhibition  of TANUVAS held on  6th November 1997. 
2 summer schools, 14 workshops and 60 training programmes have been conducted and 1525 research scholars and scientists have been benefited.
 
Current areas of research
 
  • Insilico Drug desiging
  • Moelcular interaction analysis
  • Herbal databank Development
 
Databases / applications developed
Databases
  • Abstracts of Research  findings on Poultry  by TANUVAS scientists
  • Abstracts of PG theses (1996-2003) & (2004-2010)
  • Abstracts of completed research schemes (1998-2003) of TANUVAS
  • Biofilm Databank
  • Database on H5N1 interaction
  • PROLYMPH : An online database on cancer biomarkers expressed in canine lymphoma and mast cell tumor
  • Primer database 
  • Chickenpox database
  • Canine mammary tumour database
APPLICATIONS
  • Information Retrieval Package (IRP)
  • Student Relational Database Management System(SRDBMS)
 
Inter Institutional collaboration
  • Teaching of Introduction to Bioinformatics and Techniques in Bioinformatics to Ph.D scholars of Animal Biotechnology by the staff of Bioinformatics centre
  • Tracking course on “Drug Designing” to UG students of Madras veterianry College
  • Project proposal on “SEROLOGICAL SURVEY OF BOVINE BRUCELLOSIS IN TAMIL NADU”  at a cost of Rs.5.00 submitted in collaboration with department of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai-7
INDUSTRY TIE-UP: A MOA has signed between TANUVAS and M/S.Xinnovem on the theme of Bioinformatics to coordinate in Bioinformatics research and training


About TANUVAS
 

The Biotechnology Information System Network (BTISnet) of the Department of biotechnology is spread across the county with 168 centres. The network centres are in various levels and include one apex centre, 7 Centres of Excellence (CoE), 11 Distributed  Information Centres (DIC), 51 Distributed Information Sub Centres (Sub DIC) and 98 Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facilities (BIF). The BTISnet  houses the Supercomputer Facility for Bioinformatics and Interactive Graphics Facility and supports  (i) Large numbers of R&D projects in bioinformatics (ii) teaching programs in Bioinformatics and Computational  Biology for the award of M.Sc, M.Tech and PhD degrees (iii) conduct of short term trainings/workshops to generate skilled manpower in Bioinformatics. The Bioinformatics Centre at Madras Veterinary College has been identified as one  node in the BTISNET network as Distributed Information Subcentres(DISCs) and established in the year 1990-1991 to cater to the needs of scientists of Veterinary, Animal & Fishery Sciences in the field of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology. Subsequently this centre offers degree/diploma programs in Bioinformatics, supports Bioinformatics research community,  conducts periodical training and workshops for the benefit of research scholars and teaching faculties and develops bioinformatics related databases.

 

About Madras Veterinary College

The Madras Veterinary College (MVC), the first of the four constituent veterinary colleges of TANUVAS, was started as an equine treatment school with five students in a temporary structure at Saidapet, Chennai in 1903. It is one of the oldest veterinary schools in the country. Since inception, the college started growing in stature and is now recognized as a premier veterinary institute in the country and world over.

 
 
 
 
 
Infrastructure Facility
 

WETLAB

A separate lab area is being earmarked for the establishment of wetlab to house molecular biology equipment with a separate work area and wetlab was established during 2005-2006. The Lab is equipped with Horizontal and Vertical Gel Electrophoresis, Digital Electronic Balance, PCR Thermal Cycler, UV-Transilluminator , LaminarAirflow, DeepFreezer(-20),  Micro oven, Hot Plate with magnetic stirror, water bath, Vortex Machine, non refrigerated high speed centrifuge, Autoclave, Triple Distillation Unit etc., along with modular lab facilities.

SEMINAR HALL
The department has an aesthetically designed seminar hall which is fully air conditioned. It has a seating capacity of 30 persons with state-of-the- art audio visual aids such as LCD projector, OHP, networked computer with 1 GB internet connectivity to facilitate online practical classes, presentation etc.  

 INFORMATION RESOURCES

  • Online information retrieval  was carried out through VSNL using dialup modem in 1995,  NICNET, MEDLARS databases through VSAT connection (1996-2000), Tataindicomm’s broadband during 2000-2005, Leased  line connection 2006-2012 and 1GB ISDN connection presently
  • Aquatic Science and Fisheries Abstracts(1978-2002)  , Animal Production Database on CDROM (1973 - November 2004),FSTA - Food Science, & Technology Abstracts (1969 - April 2003),Veterinary Science Database on CDROM (1973 - November 2004)

COMPUTER , SOFTWARE AND COMMUNICATION FACILITIES

  • High End  computer server, Del Desktop, 10 nos of IBM, Lenova and HCL desktops, Color and Black & white laser printer, Xerox, Fax machines
  • Acclery’s Discovery studio , Exome, Genesis pro and other free Bioinformatics softwares
  • Local Area Network with 30 nodes, Cisco router and 24 port switch
 
Recent Publications
 

Dash, S.K., P.Kumarasamy., H.N.Malik and V.Thiagarajan(2013). Phylogenetic analysis of ratite bird emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) using sex specific sequence. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 2013. 47(3): 247-250

Ganesan, R., P.Dhanavanthan, Kiruthika, P.Kumarasamy, M.Murugan  and S.Jaishankar[2013]. Factors influencing growth performance and estimation of genetic parameters in crossbred pigs. IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science. 2013.5(6): 63-71

Shobana Chandrasekar, Sumathi Thangarajan, Sujatha Loganathan, Sureshkannan Sundaram and P. Kumarasamy[2013]. Molecular docking studies of Bacoside-A, an active component of Bacopa monniera with DJ1 for Anti-Parkinson’s drug design. Biomirror, 4(09): 1-4.

First report of Moraxella Bovis Infection in Indian Cattle”, Lakshmanan Jeyabal, Debdatta Ray,Sundaram Sureshkannan  Kumaresan Nagarajan,, Sivam Visnuvinayagam,Srikanth Ghosh,, Partha Sarathi Banerjee,, Shanmugam Chandra Sekar, Madiajagan Bagath, , Krishanan, Padmanath,, Kuppusamy Rajarajan, , Pentela Ravikumar[2013]:Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences. 1 (6): 202 – 204

Anil Kumar Mishra, Mayank Rawat, Abhishek, and Sureshkannan.(2012) Characterization and Lytic Activity of Endolysin Induced by bacteriophage SA4 against Mastitogenic Isolates of Staphylococcus of Bovine Origin. Indian Veterinary Journal. 89

R.Deepalakshmi, Jothi Venkateswaran and S.Sureshkannan.(2012). Computational approach to  structural change and dock score on VEGF molecule.International Journal of emerging trends in engineering and  development. 2012.Vol.7.Issue 2. Page:339-349

 
Faculty Members
 

Dr.P.Kumarasamy M.V.Sc.,Ph.D

Professor and Head and Project Coordinator

Dr.S.Suresh Kannan M.V.Sc.,Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Dr.P.L.Sujatha, Ph.D.,

Assistant Librarian

Er.N.Philips Nilaraj
B.E, M.Sc(IT),BLIS,M.Phil

Information Officer

Ms.V.Malarvizhi D.E, D.I.T

Technical Assistant(SG)

Tmt.M.Seethalakshmi B.Sc.,MCA, BLIS

Computer Operator

 
Contacts:
 

Name of the coordinator

Dr.P.Kumarasamy,M.V.Sc.,Ph.D.
Professor and Head &
Project Coordinator

Postal Address

Bioinformatics Centre & ARIS Cell
Madras Veterinary College
Vepery, Chennai – 600 007

Phone Number

044-25360106/25365418/25381506/25302000 
ext.2064,2094

Fax no.

044-25365418

Email

tnvasuniv.btisnet@nic.in
hodbitmvc@tanuvas.org.in
kumarasamy@tanuvas.org.in

Website

www.tanuvas.ac.in ; www.tanuvas.tn.nic.in

Name of Contact person

Dr.P.Kumarasamy,M.V.Sc.,Ph.D

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