Workshop

CompBio Bangladesh 2023

15-19 February, KUET, Khulna

[apply by 21st January 2023]

Advanced Hands-On training on

  • Genome Sciences (WGS/RNAseq, Genome annotation)

  • Structure Prediction (Protein 3D)

  • Docking

  • Molecular Dynamics Simulations

  • Sequence alignment

  • Phylogenetics

  • Emerging topics

About The Workshop

The University of Dhaka, in collaboration with the University Putra Malaysia, University of Montana (USA), Kent State University (USA), Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET) is organizing a five-day-long advanced studies workshops in computational biology. Ohio Super-computing Center (USA) will provide HPC support. This workshop has received funding from Asi@Connect project which is the European Union co-funding project under Grant contract ACA 2016-376-562.

The program will allow participants to work on their research projects during the workshops and afterward using the high-performance resources provided by the organizers. We are expecting to provide HPC resources to all participants for 12 months beyond the workshop.

Participants will receive lectures/instruction in a wide range of Bioinformatics/computational biology subjects, covering analysis of sequence data, molecular modeling, molecular dynamics and other advanced topics. For the remainder of the day, participants focus on interactive, hands-on training. Participants will have the opportunity to work on the individual project they proposed to the workshop. They will also have the opportunity to work on smaller projects to practice areas of computational biology that may not be directly relevant to their research project. Such flexibility will allow the participants to choose a project based on their interest, background, and need and learn at their own pace.

Instructors

  • Dr Shubhra Ghosh Dastidar (Professor, Division of Bioinformatics, Bose Institute, Kolkata, India)

  • Dr Chandra Verma (Senior Principal Investigator, Bioinformatics Institute, A*STAR Research, Singapore)

  • Dr Sudip Roy, CEO, Prescience Inc, Bangalore, India

  • Dr Amitava Roy (Computational Structural Biologist at NIH; Research Professor in Computer Science, University of Montana)

  • Dr Sabrina M Elias (Assistant Professor, School of Environment and Life Sciences, Independent University, Bangladesh)

  • Dr Ayesha Fatima (Post-Doctoral Fellow, Khan's Big Data and Bioinformatics Laboratory, Beykoz Institute of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Bezmialem Vakıf University, Turkey) [Online]

  • Dr Abul Bashar Mir Md Khademul Islam (Professor, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh) [Local Organizer]


Shubhra Dastidar

Chandra Verma

Sudip Roy

Amitava Roy

Sabrina Elias

Khademul Islam



Target Participants

This is an advanced training program limited to applicants who already have exposure to basic Bioinformatics/Computational Biology research with experience in Linux. Early career faculty members (e.g. Lecturer/Senior Lecturer), PhD students, Master degree students and final year undergraduate students who are doing research on Bioinformatics/Computational Biology area can only apply. Workshop fellowship is limited to selected maximum 25 Bangladeshi participants residing in Bangladesh. Foreign participants are welcome who can provide their own full cost of participation (registration, travel, accommodation, food etc ~300 USD). This is a resident workshop, all participants need to stay in selected guest house (Khulna University/KUET) for six nights (14 -19 February 2023). We are unable to offer this course to industry or other professionals.

  • Participants have to bring their own laptop (with Linux pre-installed).***


Program (Tentative)

  • 14th February (by evening): Arrival of participants at Khulna (KUET/Khula University guest house).

  • 15-17 (afternoon) Training at KUET venue

  • 17 (evening) -19 (evening) Training at a Ship traveling to Sundarban

  • 19th February evening or by 20th February morning departure.

Fellowship

All selected Bangladeshi participants (maximum 25) will be provided

  • Registration fee full waiver

  • Accommodation (6 nights & 7 days, 14-19 February, at a selected place in Khulna)

  • Food

  • Cruise to Sundarban

  • Local transportation

Selection Criteria

  • Must have at least bachelor degree (or final year) in Biotechnology/Genetics/Molecular biology/Microbiology/Biochemistry/Pharmacy/Chemistry/Medicine/Botany/Zoology/Fisheries/Biophysics/Biomedical Sciences/Agriculture/Veterinary/Oceanography/related discipline.

  • Knowledge of Genomics & Proteomics

  • Has experience & user of Linux commands and any scripting/programming language (Bash/Python/Perl/C++/Matlab/R)

  • Evidence of involvement in Bioinformatics/Computational Biology related projects.

  • PhD students involve in Bioinformatics/Computational Biology projects/analysis will be given preference

Application Process

Fill up the online application form with following information

  • Motivation statement

  • Description of current/past project(s) related to Bioinformatics/Computational Biology

  • Evidence of knowledge/experience on Linux command line & programming/scripting language

  • Institutional ID card scan copy

  • List of publications (if any, related to Bioinformatics)

Apply Online

DEADLINE: 21st January 2023

Contact

compbio.bangladesh@gmail.com