INDIA is one of the fastest growing health care markets in the world. The current estimate of health care device market is about $1billion with a projected growth rate of 18%. Realizing this huge potential, Indian industry as well as academecia has started showing keen interest in biomaterials and medical devices research. As a result, establishments like National Laboratories, Indian Institutes of Technology and other leading Universities have started research as well as teaching programs. Many of the establishments work in close association with the industry also. As an outcome of this, apart from the ongoing research activities, indigenously developed implants and devices like artificial heart valve, hydrocephalus shunt, blood oxygenator etc. are also available in the Indian market.
INTRODUCTION TO BIO-MEDICAL INFORMATICS
April 27 – 30, 2011
Bio-Medical Informatics Centre (ICMR), Department of Biophysics,
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi – 110029
Bio-Medical informatics is a newly emerging interdisciplinary field that integrates medicine, biology, and information technology. This workshop is the starting point for hands-on instruction in the use of software tools for genomic and drug discovery. The workshop will focus on the basics of protein structures, molecular modeling and receptor-ligand docking techniques in addition to sequence alignment tools and databases. More emphasis will be given to hands on training and practical exercises.
The workshop is fully supported by ICMR. There will be no course fee. However, the selected students will have to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements. Preference will be given to applicants from in and around Delhi and to those who can use these tools in their research work. A maximum of 25 participants will be selected.
Applications are invited for the following post to be filled up under the time bound research project entitled “Neutrobehavioural changes in rats treated with methyl mercury at gestational stage of fetal development” sponsored by ICMR at National Institute of Occupational Health, Ahmedabad. The post is purely temporary and co-terminus with the project:
Study Subject: Biomedical
Scholarship Description: Applications are invited from the from Indian biomedical scientists for the international fellowships
Number of fellowships: Young scientists-12; Senior scientists-6
Duration: 3-6 months for young scientists and 10-15 days for senior scientists
· M.D/PhD degree with at least three years teaching/research experience for young scientists and at least fifteen years teaching/research experience for senior scientists.
· Regular position in a recognized biomedical/research/health institution in India.
· Below 45 years of age for young and 55 years for senior scientists.