Bioinformatics

HOD Message

If one were to ask, “Why Bioinformatics?”, contemporary research focusing on integrative sciences. At the mid 20th century, DNA structure has paved to Molecular Biology followed by PCR design that laid the foundation of quick genetic manipulation. At the early 21st century, the completion of the human genome project produced the bulk of raw data. Round the globe, the biologists have initiated integration with computer science to analyze, interpret and design meaningful experiments in health and medicines. Artificial Intelligence on the other side has commenced designing of virtual modeling and simulations. Biological researchers are now centered to the use of technology to model and simulate biological systems, including macromolecules like DNA, RNA, and proteins. Such integrative science or Bioinformatics tools are not only highlighting the minute steps like gene acetylation or amino acid phosphorylation but are also capable of solving those hard-targets which were dreamed in the 20th century. The Department of Bioinformatics at Hazara University has evolved rapidly and currently, we are a team of highly qualified staff including two foreign postdocs and five assistant professors. We are still evolving and I am sure and hopeful that our students and research work will be recognized at the national and international level. Dr. Faisal Nouroz

Introduction

Bioinformatics is the theory, application and development of computing tools to address problems and create novel hypotheses in all areas of biological sciences. In the post-genome era, Biology has been and continues to be transformed from a largely laboratory-based science to one that connects experimental and information science. To date, Bioinformatics has bestowed to advances in biology by furnishing tools that deal datasets too large and/or complex for manual analysis. Examples of some of these tools include assembling of the entire genome, gene finding algorithms, microarray expression analysis, molecular systems modeling, and direct-coupling analysis in probing macromolecular interactions. There is a growing need for trained professionals who understand the languages of biology and computer science. Biologists are trained in more traditional programs, therefore, may not have a working knowledge of statistics and algorithms, and vice versa for a computer programmer....

Vision

Department of Bioinformatics was established in the year 2014 with a broader vision of training the next generation professionals to gain advanced knowledge and learn practical skills that are required in designing and implementing novel methods, useful to define and solve problems with an emphasis on acquisition, interpretation, representation, visualization, and analysis of biological data. Currently, the department has international and national qualified Ph.D. faculty and lecturers....

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Concered Faculty

Dr. Faisal Nouroz

Designation : Head Of Department.
Email Address : faisalnouroz@gmail.com
Dr. Faisal Nouroz is serving as Head, Department of Bioinformatics. He has completed his Ph.D and Post Doctoral experience in Molecular Cytogenetics and Bioinformatics (Transposable Elements/jumping genes evolution in Crops) from Department of Biolog.

Dr. Ashfaq Ahmad

Designation : Assistant Professor.
Email Address : ashfaqahmad82@hotmail.com
Presidential Post-Doctoral Fellow in Structure Biology and Bioinformatics at SUSTech, China. (May 2016 to August 2018). Joined the Department of Bioinformatics at Hazara University, on February 02, 2019..

Mr. Waqar Ali

Designation : Lecturer.
Email Address : waqarali2000@live.com
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Dr. Sidra Majaz

Designation : Assistant Professor.
Email Address : sidramajaz23@gmail.com
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