Workshop on Bioinformatics

Date: Nov 11 – 12, 2016
Venue: OAT – 801, North South University
Seat capacity: 100, First come first serve basis
Certificates will be provided
Registration Fee: 1000 Tk.
Register at:
Registration Deadline: Nov 09, 2016
Lunch and snacks during workshop

Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field of science that combines computer science, biological sciences, statistics, mathematics, and engineering to analyze and interpret biological data. It has wide range of applications such as in genome sequencing, proteomics, drug discovery research, precision medicine, cancer prevention, treatment and discovery, biomedical imaging and bio-engineering and the list goes on.  To promote and create awareness on this interdisciplinary subject the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, in collaboration with three other departments: Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology, Department of  Pharmaceutical Sciences and Department of Mathematics and Physics of NSU, is going to host a two day workshop at NSU.


Dr. G. M. Sayedur Rahman
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Pharmaceutical Science, NSU
PhD, University of Houston
Dr. Ahsanur Rahman
Assistant Professor
Dept. of ECE, NSU
PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Dr. Maqsud Hossain
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Biochemistry & Microbiology, NSU
PhD, University of Nottingham
Dr. Atif Hasan Rahman
Assistant Professor
Dept. of CSE, BUET
PhD, University Of California, Berkeley

First register at:
After successful registration pay 1000 Tk. at the following account then scan the payment slip and send it to Mention “Reg. Bioinformatics Workshop 2016” as subject of email.

Account Title: North South University
STD Account No: 147.120.552
Dutch Bangla Bank Ltd.
Bashundhara Branch

While paying at bank mention the purpose of “Bioinformatics Workshop 2016”.
Any query please contact at:,
Eligibility: Participants must have introductory knowledge on DNA, gene, protein and computer science.

Sessions Topics to be covered
Network Bioinformatics 
Dr. Ahsanur RahmanNov 11, Friday
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Different types of networks present in a cell and their significance. Common sources of datasets of cellular networks. Common techniques for analyzing cellular networks to identify biologically interesting sets of genes. Evaluating the biological significance of genes identified from in vivo or in silico experiments. Visualizing cellular networks and its components.
Structural Bioinformatics 
Dr. G. M. Sayedur RahmanNov 11, Friday
2:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Basic of proteins; structures, sequence, homologous, similarity vs identity, conserve region, X-ray, NMR. Modeling basics, theory, types, merits, demerits etc., homology, ab initio, loop modeling, protein joining. Model validation: different techniques, Ramachandran plot. Pocket identification, centroid, ligand formation, pharmacophore. Docking, Energy minimization, molecular dynamics etc. 2D to 3D conversion of small molecules.
Genome Sequence Analysis 
Dr. Atif Hasan RahmanNov 12, Saturday
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Genome assembly: overview, main approaches, tools: SPAdes/ Discovar/ Velvet. Short read mapping: methods, applications and tools
Comparative Genomics 
Dr. Maqsud HossainNov 12, Saturday
2:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Comparative bacterial genome analysis using next-generation sequence data: ordering of contigs, annotation, genome comparison and extracting common typing information. The session will focus on worked examples using publicly available data and free software tools such as MAUVE, ARTEMIS, ACT, BRIG etc.
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