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2nd International Conference on Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics – ICBBB 2012

2012 2nd International Conference on Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics – ICBBB 2012. ICBBB 2012 will be held during March 10-11, 2012 in Chennai, India. ICBBB 2012, is to bring together innovative academics and industrial experts in the field of Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics to a common forum.

The primary goal of the conference is to promote research and developmental activities in Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics. Another goal is to promote scientific information interchange between researchers, developers, engineers, students, and practitioners working in India and abroad. The conference will be held every year to make it an ideal platform for people to share views and experiences in Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics and related areas. All ICBBB 2012 papers will be published in proceedings by IACSIT Press and All the presented papers will be archived in theEngineering and Technology Digital Library and Indexed by ISI,EBSCO and CNKI(????).


Biotechnology is a growing interdisciplinary subject involving mainstream wide ranging biological disciplines, interfacing with physical, chemical sciences and mathematics involving greater industrial potential in the country. Reva Institute of Science & Management is a pioneer in Biotechnology education and our students have been well placed all over the country. It is proposed to hold a two day seminar to benefit our graduate students in the area of biotechnology interfacing with chemical and healthcare areas. The chemical component is to highlight “International Year of Chemistry”.

Dates: November 24th & 25th.


Reva Institute Of Science And Management, Kattigenahalli, Yelahanka, Bangalore– 560064

Tips for Biotech Engineers For Masters in Biomedical Engineering

As the trend continues in India as well as abroad that students with the the undergraduate in Biotechnology opting for Biomedical Engineering in their Majors.
But this transition from Biotechnology to Biomedical Engineering brings in Many doubts in the mind of students. Some students are mindful to make this choice, But most of them had no idea as it seems to be the last option when they havent got admission anywhere around

How to pursue Masters in Biomedical Engineering with Bachelors in Biotechnology?

Biomedical engineering is an interdisciplinary field which accomodates students from all the backgrounds of the engineering from electronics related engineering to mechanical & to Biotechnology as well.

Job Oriented Biotechnology-Industrial Training

Job Oriented Biotechnology-Industrial Training

Institute of Biotechnology (IBT) [a division of Usha Biotech Limited (ISO 9001 2008 Certified Company)] is providing a multi disciplinary industrial training in biotechnology. The training will bridge the gap between academics and industry by providing students with hands on training in various aspects of research. During the six months training students will learn theory and practical’s in Molecular Cloning, Protein Purification, Mammalian Cell Culture, Fermentation Technology, QA&QC and Software Tools Used In Biotech Industry. The training will not only help life science professionals to gain hands on training but also help industry to absorb multi talented young scientists with sound scientific knowledge.

DNA & Heredity Transcription & Translation

Protein Synthesis Involves Transcription & Translation

  • The 2 steps of protein synthesis:
    Process Where Major Components Notes
    Transcription In the nucleus DNA gene
    RNA polymerase
    Gene is activated.
    A copy of the code is made from RNA (m-RNA)
    m-RNA leaves the nucleus, goes to cytoplasm.
    Translation In the cytoplasm, on the ribosomes m-RNA
    Peptidyl transferase enzyme
    Transfer RNAs
    Ribosome decodes the m-RNA and makes the correct protein.
  • Keeping the main copy of the genes in the nucleus protects it from damage
  • There are many DNA repair mechanisms in the nucleus


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Information is Stored in the Code Letters of DNA

  • All hereditary information is stored in genes, which are parts of giant DNA molecules
  • Genes code for the amino acids of proteins
  • DNA is the archival copy of the code- kept in nucleus where it is protected & repaired
  • DNA is organized with special proteins into chromosomes
  • For protein synthesis a working copy of the code is made from RNA
  • Overall scheme: DNA -> RNA -> protein
  • Another version: “One gene, one enzyme”