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Thursday, 26 November 2015

list of top bioinformatics institutes offering PhD in India

list of top bioinformatics institutes offering PhD in India

Eligibility and Selection for following Institutes

Candidates with Master's Degree or equivalent in any branch of science (Physics, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Microbiology, Botany, Zoology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics,Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Pharmacy) or in chemical/biochemical engineering and have qualified for obtaining research fellowship after passing CSIR/UGC NET or DBT JRF examination (‘A’ Category) or DST INSPIRE Fellowship or ICMR JRF examination are eligible to be interviewed.  Please note that valid proofs of having passed the masters’ level and fellowship examinations (with valid fellowship) are mandatory for being eligible to be interviewed.
  • The candidates who have passed M.Sc. and cleared any of the following examination (with valid fellowship) are eligible to attend the interview.
  1. CSIR-UGC NET (NET-LS not eligible)
  2. DBT-JRF examination (‘A’ Category only)
  3. DST INSPIRE Fellowship
  4. ICMR-JRF examination (those selected for working only in ICMR Projects are not eligible).

#1:Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics

The CDFD (Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics) Hyderabad, is a premier institute in the country, which provides services in DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics and conducts basic research in the frontier areas of modern biology. The current research themes include:
Computational and structural biology, genetics and epigenetics, silkmoth genomics, molecular pathogenesis, cancer and stem cell biology, cell signalling, and molecular and cellular biology(The details are listed on our website
  • We invite applications from highly motivated candidates, willing to take up challenges in modern biology, for admissions to our Research Scholars program. Keeping in view the interdisciplinary nature of modern biology, we especially encourage persons from diverse backgrounds to apply. Those admitted as Research Scholars would be encouraged to apply for the Ph.D. program of Manipal University or University of Hyderabad.

The Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics

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#2:Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology

Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, invites applications from candidates who are bonafide Indian citizens, to pursue research in modern biology leading to a Ph. D. Degree. The projects offered for Ph.D. would be in the broad areas of Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Genomics, Developmental Biology, Nanobiology, Plant Molecular Biology, Conservation Biology, Ecology, Protein Structure and Function, Biology of Macromolecules, Biology of Infection, Epigenetics, Chromatin Biology and Bioinformatics.

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#3:CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology

Biology division is actively involved in multi disciplinary activities of advanced research areas like Integrated Vector Management (IVM), Bioinformatics, toxicity studies, kairamones for pest management. Disease modeling of vector borne diseases like Filariasis, Malaria, Japanese encephalitis, Dengue to minimize the outbreak is developed by this division which is a pioneering area in Public Health.

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#4:National Institute of Animal Biotechnology

NIAB is aimed to harness novel and emerging biotechnologies and take up research in the cutting edge areas for improving animal health and productivity. The Institute's focus of research will be on Animal Genetics and Genomics, Transgenic Technology, Reproductive Biotechnology, Infectious Diseases, Bioinformatics and Nutrition Enrichment. The institute aims at translational research leading to the development of novel vaccines, diagnostics and improved therapeutic molecules for farm animals. The Institute plans to promote bio entrepreneurship by providing support environment for commercial tenants involved in the development of farm animal based products.

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#5:IIT Hyderabad

IIT Hyderabad is part of history in the making. We, the faculty, students and staff are creating a new institute, an institute, which in due course of time will make an indelible mark in education and research. Though we are young, we have a great vision, agility, commitment and energy to create an innovative education and research environment that will be the envy of all.

Research Areas:Structural Biology Dr. Rajakumara Eerappa Click Here to View Profile

About IIT Hyderabad

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#6:IIIT Hyderabad

Center for Computational Natural Sciences and Bioinformatics (CCNSB)
Ever increasing computational power and recent advances in computer science, in fields of distributed computing, networking and database management, have inspired the center to explore the application of these newer technologies and methods to understand the functioning of complex physical, chemical and biological systems.
  • The center has 12 faculty (8 full time and 4 adjunct faculty), about 25 research students and about 50 undergraduate students associated with it.

IIIT Hyderabad Campus

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#7:The Division of Biological Sciences @ Indian Institute of Science Bangalore

The Division of Biological Sciences at the Institute is engaged in frontline research at the frontiers of modern biology. It encompasses three major departments,four smaller Centres and three facilities and has on its rolls more than fifty faculty members and about 300 research scholars and post doctoral fellows. The scientists in the Division deal with almost all aspects of modern biology: molecular biology,structural biology, immunology, enzymology,reproductive and developmental biology,ecological and environmental studies and so on. The methods employed in these investigations include genetic engineering, immunological techniques, PCR, spectroscopy, X-ray Crystallography, electron-microscopy, bioinformatics and computer modeling.

Indian Institute of Science

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#8:The Institute of Bioinformatics

The Institute of Bioinformatics is a not-for-profit organization engaged in research in Bioinformatics. This institute is located in Bangalore, India and was established in May 2002. Bangalore is a prime center for research and development and is the hub of information technology in India. The Institute of Bioinformatics emphasizes cutting edge research in Databases, Computational Genomics, Proteomics and Comparative Genomics. The initial goal of this Institute was to create a freely available Human Protein Reference Database using open source technologies and to experimentally verify predicted human genes using molecular biology and proteomics-based methods.

Institute of Bioinformatics featured on Rajyasabha TV

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#9:Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Our research programs cover a wide range of disciplines (New inStem Website - Faculty), including Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, including Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Chemical Biology, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Neuroscience.
  • The PhD program at inStem accepts candidates with a Masters in any Basic Science discipline or a basic degree in any applied science such as Medicine, Engineering, Pharmacy and Veterinary Science. Candidates are invited to apply in response to advertisements issued by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai appearing nationally in the last week of August/first week of September every year. All applicants are required to take a written test conducted in December. Candidates who have qualified the CSIR/ICMR/Gate exam are also required to apply for this entrance test for admission to the PhD program at inStem.

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PhD Program in Engineering : Computational Biology and Bio Engineering :
Eligibility requirements are identical to the PhD program in science, i.e. a four-year bachelor’s degree, or a Masters degree in science or technology in a relevant branch of science or engineering AND a valid national-level fellowship tenable at NCL.
  • Candidates without any valid research fellowship as mentioned above or those who have qualified only the CSIR/UGC lectureship (LS) category or GATE or any other national level test without any fellowship are not eligible to apply for PhD programme in Science. Such applications will not be considered.

CSIR- National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India

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#11:Ph.D Program @ National Centre for Cell Science

National Centre for Cell Science is recognised by University of Pune, Pune, Devi Ahilya VishwaVidyalaya, Indore, Punjab University, Chandigarh and Manipal Academy of higher Education, Manipal as a center for higher learning and for the award of Ph. D. degree. NCCS recruits candidates with ICMR, CSIR and UGC Junior Research Fellowships for pursuing their Ph.D. The recruitments are normally done twice in a year, after the results of CSIR – UGC NET are declared. The advertisement for this appears on the web site and the selections are done after the oral interview. Details about positions available in various extra mural funded projects are also displayed on web site. At present 75 Research Scholars are working for their Ph. D. in various laboratories of NCCS.  

Bioinformatics and High Performance Computing facility

  • The bioinformatics facility at NCCS provides access to high-performance compute resources and programming expertise. The compute infrastructure serves scientists at NCCS to master the informatics needs of their research in a proficient and cost-effective manner.

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#12:Ph.D. Programme  @ IISER Pune

IISER Pune admits students to doctoral programme in Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Climate Sciences, Physics and Inter-disciplinaryareas of research. Students with a Master’s degree in Science, Engineering, Math or a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Medicine with at least 60% marks (aggregate) are encouraged to apply to our Ph.D. programme. In addition to the qualifying degree, we expect the students to have qualified a national examination such as CSIR-UGC NET/GATE/JEST/NBHM/JGEEBILS, etc. depending on their area of research interest. We accept only online applications which will be available after a formal advertisement. All communications will be only through email and no individual letters will be posted to any candidates. Students will be selected to the Ph.D. programme based on performance in the interviews. Complete details about eligibility and qualifications for each discipline will be displayed on the page at the time when applications are invited.

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The ICGEB extension laboratory, covering an area of over 3,720 square metres, has been created to decongest the workspace in the existing building. All of the Groups working on malaria, tuberculosis and bioinformatics have shifted to the new wing. The new Group, Synthetic Biology and Biofuel, is also placed here.
  • ICGEB offers competitive Pre-doctoral Fellowships in Life Sciences to highly motivated scientists wishing to pursue PhD research studies in a world-class scientific environment. Fellowships include participation in a competitive research programme, access to state-of-the-art facilities, participation in ICGEB Meetings, Seminars and Journal Clubs and a competitive stipend, plus full coverage of tuition fees and health insurance.

International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB)

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#14:Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology

CSIR-Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology (IGIB) is a premier Institute of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), engaged in research of national importance in the areas of genomics, molecular medicine, bioinformatics, proteomics and environmental biotechnology.

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#15:Ph.D. Programme @ National Institute of Plant Genome Research

National Institute of Plant Genome Research, is an Autonomous Research Institution, funded by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, and conducts basic and applied research in the frontier areas of plant biology. The Institute invites applications from candidates who have completed or will be completing M. Sc. or equivalent degree (by August 31, 2015) in Life Sciences and/or in related disciplines with minimum 55% marks, and have cleared the CSIR-UGC NET exam / DBT-JRF (selected through BET/BINC) / ICMR NET exam for JRF (with a valid Junior Research Fellowship as on September 1, 2015), for conducting advanced researches in the frontier areas of Plant Biology such as, Computational Biology, Genome Analysis and Molecular Mapping, Molecular Mechanism of Abiotic Stress Responses, Nutritional Genomics, Plant Development and Architecture, Plant Immunity, Transgenics for Crop improvement, Molecular Breeding and other emerging areas based on plant genomics . Reservations are as per statutory norms. The selection will be made on the basis of interview only.
  • The Distributed Information Sub Centre (DISC) at NIPGR has been set up by the Department of Biotechnology under the Biotechnology Information System Network (BTISnet) program. BTISnet is a major distributed bioinformatics network spread across the country. The network has been geared up to undertake advanced research in frontier areas of biotechnology with the intensive application of bioinformatics. The network also aims to develop human resource in bioinformatics, and establish effective academia-industry interface, in order to create world class platforms for technology development, transfer and commercialization.

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#16:Ph.D @ ACTREC

ACTREC offers the Ph.D. degree in the Life Sciences from the Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), a deemed University established by the Department of Atomic Energy.
The Ph.D. students at ACTREC undertake basic and translational research in Cancer Biology. Specific research topics include study of cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, metastasis, tumor immunology, molecular imaging, carcinogenesis, stem cell biology, biophysics, structural biology, bioinformatics, proteomics, genomics, genetics, epigenetics and glycobiology.

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#17:National Institute of Virology


About the division
The group carries out various research projects in the areas of Sequence and structural Bioinformatics. It also functions as a core facility in the area of Bioinformatics, Statistical analysis and IT, internet and LAN management. These 3 main areas are described below:
Studies in the area of genomic data analysis and molecular modeling of various viral proteins in collaboration with the experimental labs in the institute form the core activities. Sequence based approaches including phylogenetic analysis, recombination detection, selection pressure and molecular clock studies are applied for understanding viral molecular evolution. Protein structural modeling studies are used to understand the role of virulent markers, predict conformational epitopes etc. and docking studies are applied for understanding antigen-antibody interactions and drug resistance.

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#18:Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology

All general category candidates should have a minimum of 60% marks (OGPA - 6.0) and SC/ST candidates should have a minimum of 50% marks (OGPA-5.0) for their postgraduate degree. Candidates awaiting final postgraduate examination results are also eligible to apply, but should produce a valid certificate confirming passing the exams with the prescribed mark aggregate at the time of interview. All applicants should have a valid Research Fellowship from UGC/CSIR/ICMR/DBT/KSCSTE at the time of seeking admission to the RGCB PhD program. DST-INSPIRE fellowship awardees must have a valid certificate to be shortlisted.

Computational Biology & Bioinformatics


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#19:Jawaharlal Nehru University 

Centre for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
In addition to Direct PhD and Pre-PhD SCIS is offering from academic year 2015 ,an integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. degree in Computational and Integrative Sciences with a specialization in either Computational Biology or Complex Systems. The Computational Biology stream will have equivalence to the M.Sc. in Bioinformatics, while the Complex Systems stream will have equivalence to the M.Sc. in Physical Sciences. Additionally, SCIS also offers admission to its Pre-Ph.D. and Direct Ph.D. Programmes in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. The School has encouraged intake from multiple disciplines into these Programmes - Information Technology, Engineering Sciences, Bioinformatics, the Life Sciences/Biotechnology, the Physical and Chemical Sciences, among others.

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#20:Central Drug Research Institute

Eligibility:January Semester: M.Sc./M.Tech/M.Pharm./M.S. in Life sciences/Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical Sciences (Medicinal chemistry/pharmaceutics/pharmacology/ pharmaco-toxicology/bioinformatics)/Organic or Analytical Chemistry/M.B.B.S. and qualified in CSIR-UGC-NET, ICMR, DBT examinations for Junior Research Fellowship.
  • Research activities of CDRI are aimed at developing drugs, diagnostics and vaccines to cure and get rid of the ailments confronted by the mankind in general and indians in particular. With an aim to carry out focussed works in various disease areas, the R & D activities of CDRI have been categorised in various research areas. Each Research Area focusses on the design and development of drugs, diagnostics/vaccines related to the concerned disease group right from the synthesis of compounds upto regulatory studies and clinical trials. Scientists and technical manpower attached to a particular project area work in cohesion as per the guidelines adopted by each project coordination group, even though they are administratively attched to their individual divisions

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#21:Indian Institute of Toxicology Research

CSIR-IITR welcomes bright, innovative and dedicated researcher(s) to undertake challenging R&D programme(s) in niche areas of toxicology under Quick Hire Programme which is open throughout the year.
Interested candidate(s) is/are requested to send his/her/their CV along with three references to the Director of the institute ( and is/are welcome to visit the institute to deliver lecture and to interact with the R&D staff.
  • CSIR-IITR has established the computational docking and mole-cular dynamics simulation facilities. Acce-lrys Discovery Studio software was procured in this financial year with two of its modules, namely, DS Academic Base and DS Academic Standard Ligand Design. The tools available in the base module are capable of sequence and 3D structure characteri-zation, visualization, analysis, PERL scripting, charting, and modeling of molecular systems. The Ligand Design module includes DS ADMET, Topkat, Denovo Ligand Builder, QSAR Bundle (incl GFA), Library Design, VAMP Descriptors, DMOL3 Descriptors & NNet. These modules are frequently being used by CSIR-IITR researchers.

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#22:Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

Bioinformatics and in silico biology: In silico genomics and proteomics, molecular dynamics studies, identification of miRNA and their targets, gene expression analysis, DNA barcoding.
CIMAP is a unique lab of its kind in the entire globe, way ahead of its time even at the time of its establishment. As a ripple effect of CIMAP’s success and contribution, other research establishments have now started seriously considering MAPs in their portfolio. While conserving the plant genetic resources systematically and undertaking world class research work in plant science, CIMAP is equipping the nation with high-tech agriculture linked to industrial processing of MAPs.
  • CIMAP is equipped with state-of-the-art multidisciplinary laboratories, ultra-modern instrumentation facilities and scientific expertise in agriculture, genetics and plant breeding, molecular taxonomy, molecular and structural biology, plant biotechnology, biochemistry, microbiology, bio energy and chemical sciences, apart from development of herbal products. CIMAP, Lucknow houses the National Gene Bank of medicinal and aromatic plants, in addition to seed gene bank, tissue and DNA bank. Further, Field Gene Bank of different varieties of MAPs is maintained at CIMAP Lucknow and its four research centres situated across the country.

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#23:Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh

IMTECH is a multidisciplinary institute with excellent research facilities, state of the art computational and library facilities, and faculty with interests in many different areas of modern biology and biotechnology (please visit our website for information on different areas and faculty activities).
  • The Bioinformatics Centre (BIC) at the Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh was established in 1987. This is the one of nine centres created under the programme Biotechnology Information Systems (BTIS) by department of biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India.
  • This centre is actively involved in developing software packages in different field of biosciences. Number of software packages have been developed which are available to public. BIC has also developed number of general purpose computer programs. BIC has several number of software and numerous databases which is required in field of protein engineering and modelling.

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#24:Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology

"Studio of Computational Biology & Bioinformatics" became functional in January 2010 and was properly established with lab area and infrastructure on June 17, 2010, under the Biotech Division. The objective of studio is to make IHBT self sufficient for Bioinformatics related projects, participate in the various ongoing projects where Bioinformatics expertise is required and take novel initiatives. The studio aims to develop new algorithms, Bioinformatics softwares, servers and dynamic databases and deliver high quality research in the field.

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#25:IISER Kolkata

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme at IISER Kolkata is an introduction to cutting-edge research. In both theoretical as well as experimental subjects IISER Kolkata strives to provide world-class training. The Institute offers Doctorate degree in the fields of Biological, Chemical, Mathematical, Physical and Earth Sciences. Individual Department selects deserving candidates from the pool of applicants based on their academic backgrounds, research interests and their performance in the selection test (often an interview). The selection is conducted twice a year (advertisement goes public tentatively in the months of March and September). The applicants who has their own fellowships (such as, UGC/CSIR-NET, INSPIRE etc) may apply at any time of the year. The Institute reserves the provision of offering rolling admission to these candidates. The candidates who do not have their own fellowship must apply through the bi-annual selection process.

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#26: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Research Areas: Enzyme kinetics and enzyme secretion, microbial metabolism and regulation, aromatic hydrocarbon metabolism and genetic engineering, enzyme inhibitor design, peptide synthesis; protein structure, function and engineering; yeast molecular biology, transcriptional regulation of gene expression; microtubule dynamics and cancer chemotherapy, immunology, signal transduction, Glycobiology; molecular and membrane biochemistry: proteomics and systems biology, bacterial cell division, protein aggregation and neurodegenerative diseases, computational biology of nucleosome dynamics, Chromatin assembly and statistical dynamics, cytoskeletal dynamics, chromosome segregation during mitosis and meiosis in yeast. Regulation of gene expression in the malaria parasite, bioinformatics of parasite genomes, Autoimmunity, Cancer Immunotherapy, Tissue Resident T Cells, Cancer Biomarker

A Tour of IIT Bombay by IITBBC


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Friday, 13 November 2015

Fellowships in India 2015-16


#1:The Teach For India Fellowship program

The Teach For India Fellowship program is a 2 year full-time paid commitment in which we place the most promising graduates and professionals as full-time teachers in under-resourced and low-income schools.
The Fellowship program is rigorous, challenging and provides Fellows an opportunity to develop themselves as leaders and simultaneously transform the lives of the children under their care. Prior to and during the two-year Fellowship, Teach For India provides Fellows with the technical skills and leadership training required to achieve the goals they have set for themselves and their students.
  • This training includes a 5 week, residential training Institute before they start teaching followed by on-going training and support throughout the two years delivered through conferences, training sessions, leadership forums, online resources and on the ground mentoring by a Program Manager. In the 2nd year of the program, each Fellow undertakes an assignment called the 'Be The Change' project wherein they ideate, plan and execute a project that benefits their classroom, the school or the society as a whole.

Teach For India : Apply for the 2016 Fellowship

#2:The Global Challenges Fellowship

The Global Challenges Fellowship assembles scholars from rising non-Western powers to explore questions in the humanities or social sciences relevant to the most pressing public policy challenges of the 21st century. GCF fosters new forms of scientific collaboration and enhances transnational and interdisciplinary cooperation between regional and international partners. Supported by the Volkswagen Foundation, the fellowship is hosted by the School of Public Policy and the Institute for Advanced Study, both at Central European University in Budapest, as well as the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin.
We are now accepting applications for the next round. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on November 23, 2015 (Central European Time, GMT+1).

#3:Gandhi Fellowship 2016

The Gandhi Fellowship Program is a two-year Fellowship program for talented youngsters from India's top colleges
The program is rooted in the belief that as a nation it is important to develop a cadre of leaders exposed to the complexities of bringing change in social and public systems. The Gandhi Fellowship Program is designed to provide youth with the opportunity for personal transformation through self-discovery and thereby, contribute to the causes surrounding them. It creates a legitimate space for young people to engage with social issues in a real manner and devote their energies to bring about school change through their tenure and effectively lead complex public systems in the future.

#4:Tata Innovation Fellowship: 2015-16

Applications  are  invited  fo“Tata  Innovation  Fellowship”,  a highly  competitive scheme instituted by the Department of Biotechnology,Ministry of Science & Technology,Govt. of India to recognize and reward scientists with outstanding track record in biological sciences and a deep commitment to find innovative solutions to major problems in health care, agriculture and other areas related to life sciences and biotechnology.

#5:National Fellowship for Higher Education of ST Students 2015-17

The Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) scheme for Scheduled Tribes has been renamed as National Fellowship for Higher Education of ST Students and is formulated and funded by Ministry of Tribal Affairs. The scheme is open to candidates who belong to Scheduled Tribe and are pursuing higher studies such as regular and full time M.Phil and Ph.D degree in Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences and Engineering & Technology. There are 750 slots for Scheduled Tribe candidates every year for all the subjects.

#6:National Post Doctoral Fellowship (N-PDF)

The SERB-National Post Doctoral Fellowship ( N-PDF) is aimed to identify motivated young researchers and provide them support for doing research in frontier areas of science and engineering. The fellows will work under a mentor, and it is hoped that this training will provide them a platform to develop as an independent researcher.

International fellowships for Indian Students

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#1:Postgraduate Coursework Scholarships

The School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences at The University of Queensland invites outstanding students who are citizens of India or of countries in Latin America to apply for a postgraduate coursework scholarship to cover 50% of tuition fees in the Master of Biotechnology, Master of Molecular Biology or Master of Bioinformatics programs.  Up to six scholarships will be awarded each year.
Scholarship Details
Scholarship Value: Approximately AUD$ 16,640 per year plus student services and amenities fee, based on an indicative annual tuition fee of AUD$ 33,280. Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students’ actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.
Deadline: 31 October 2015 for a Semester 1, 2016 (February) commencement or 31 March 2016 for a Semester 2, 2016 (July) commencement.

#2:Oxford-Indira Gandhi Graduate Scholarships

Up to two full scholarships are available for applicants who are either ordinarily resident in India or have previously studied at an Indian higher education institution. You must be applying for one of the eligible master’s courses listed below or for a DPhil course with proposed research in the eligible areas of study.

#3:KTH Master’s Challenge India

  • Scholarship for a two-year Master's programme at KTH
  • Living allowance*
  • Internship
  • VIP invitation to the prize ceremony in Bangalore
Start the challenge by choosing the Master's programme that suits you (Wireless Systems, Electric Power Engineering, or Engineering Design). The competition includes three quizzes, one case challenge based on your chosen Master's programme, and a motivational statement.

#4:Avancez Scholarships

Chalmers University of Technology will award a number of scholarships funded by the Chalmers Foundation and these are available to all citizens from non-EU/EEA countries who are liable to pay tuition fees for Swedish university education. The exact number of scholarships is yet to be decided by the Chalmers Foundation.

#5:Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship

30 Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships will be awarded for session 2016-2017.
Each award covers the difference between the tuition fee for a UK/EU graduate student and that chargeable to an overseas graduate student. The awards do not cover maintenance expenses.
Subject to satisfactory progress, the awards are tenable for up to three years.

#6:Edinburgh Global Master's Scholarship

The University of Edinburgh will offer a number of scholarships for postgraduate Masters study in any subject offered by the University for the 2016-2017 academic session.
Each scholarship will have a value of £3,000 and will be tenable for one academic year. The scholarship will be deducted from your tuition fees.

#7:Newcastle University India Scholarships

Newcastle University is delighted to announce five scholarship awards for students from India. We are also proud to work in partnership with the British Council’s GREAT campaign by offering five additional scholarships to our Indian students through their GREAT Scholarship Scheme.
It is only possible to be awarded one of these scholarships, not both. Applicants only need to complete one scholarship application form to be considered for both scholarships.

#8:Ashok Khurana Scholarship for Outstanding Indian Students

This scholarship has been established by Professor Ashok Khurana to support the post-graduate education of outstanding Indian students who are undertaking full time post-graduate studies at the University.
The scholarship consists of $25,000 for one year, payable towards the recipient's airfares, living expenses and tuition fees. The successful applicant will also receive a 50% discount on the tuition fees for one year of their program.

#9:Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships

CWIT enables Indians in the early to mid stages of their careers to spend time in the UK, helping them to achieve artistic, academic and professional ambitions and to broaden their international contacts.
Who was Charles Wallace?
Charles Wallace was born in Calcutta in 1855. He lived, worked and flourished there, founding the Shaw Wallace company (though there are no connections now between CWIT and Shaw Wallace).
Charles Wallace died in 1916, bequeathing his modest fortune to his family for a generation and then for the benefit of those among whom he had made it.

#10:Jennings Randolph (JR) Peace Scholarship

The United States Institute of Peace is dedicated to supporting advanced research from top academics in a variety of fields that contribute to a wider understanding of how to manage conflict and build sustainable peace effectively. Each year the program awards approximately five to six Peace Scholar Fellowships. Fellowships last for 10 months, starting in September. Fellowships are open to citizens of any country.

#11:Skills Scholarship for India 2015

The Christchurch Educated Skills Scholarship programme is targeted at Indian graduates wishing to study at post graduate level in Christchurch in specific disciplines which are aligned to clearly identified skill shortage areas associated with the Christchurch rebuild programme. These include Construction, Engineering, Telecommunications, ICT and Science. After completing a post graduate qualification at Level 7 or above in Christchurch, the Christchurch Educated Skills Scholarship recipients will have opportunities to undertake internships or gain employment in companies which are experiencing growth due to the current economic climate. In 2014, Christchurch Educated Skills Scholarships worth NZD$150,000 were awarded to Fifteen top Indian students.

#12:Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study

Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study in the UK are offered for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), with the aim of contributing to the UK’s international development aims and wider overseas interests, supporting excellence in UK higher education, and sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth. For information on other scholarships offered by the CSC, visit our Apply page.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Bioinformatics Scientist (M / F)


The Medical Faculty of RWTH Aachen University operates a Genomics Facility at the Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research (IZKF) Aachen. The mission of the Genomics Facility is to carry out and support internationally outstanding research on DNA Microarrays and Next Generation Sequencing.

The Genomics Facility invites applications for a

The open position is for a talented and motivated bioinformatics scientist to establish bioinformatics pipelines and perform data analyses (e.g. DNA-Seq, Chip-Seq, RNA-Seq) of NGS data generated in the Genomics Facility. The applicant is also encouraged to develop own research driven activities and to implement up-to-date methodology for data analysis. This will be done to support and in collaboration with the life science institutes and clinical departments of Medical Faculty of RWTH Aachen University. The opportunity to receive a PhD is given.

Your tasks:

  • Understand scientific goals, and identify and implement bioinformatics solutions
  • Deliver impactful bioinformatics support
  • Work with scientists, clinicians, PhD students and postdocs to translate NGS analysis into research and clinical practice
  • Proactively engage in knowledge sharing and peer support to build expertise in the tools and techniques
  • Maintain the core facility computational servers

Your profile:

  • M.Sc. degree (or Ph.D./Postdoc) in bioinformatics or related fields with at least 3 years of research experience in bioinformatics
  • Demonstrated experience in bioinformatics methods for analysis of NGS data and management of large data sets
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as shell script, R, Python or similar
  • Acquaintance with Linux operation system administration and experience with web based bioinformatics environments (i.e. Galaxy) is a plus
  • Skilled in effective communication of complex genomic data to a non-expert
  • Interest to work in interdisciplinary teams

Salary and benefits are according to a public service position in Germany (TV-L E13).

The position shall be filled as soon as possible and is initially for 5 years with the possibility for extension.

RWTH Aachen University is certified as a "Family-Friendly University". We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled persons and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.

Please send your electronic application before 15.12.2015 to:

Software Developer / Bioinformatician @ EMBL


The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the highest ranked scientific research organisations in the world. The Headquarters Laboratory is located in Heidelberg (Germany), with additional sites in Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany), Hinxton (UK) and Monterotondo (Italy).
EMBL is seeking a highly motivated (bio)informatician to work in the Genome Biology Computational Support (GBCS) group. The position involves the maintenance and development of emBASE, an EMBL-wide web-based application dedicated to the management of *omics data (in particular NGS data) produced by the different EMBL groups. The successful applicant will also maintain tools and scientific libraries on unix-based servers, develop analysis pipeline in Galaxy and/or using workflow management systems (e.g. snakemake), and help managing our Galaxy server. Ideally, the candidate is able to conduct data analysis (in particular NGS data using e.g. R/bioconductor) and has some experience with docker and cloud-based technologies. The successful applicant is in charge of supporting users on a daily basis, assembling training materials (e.g. writing of wiki-based documentation/how-to) and organizing tutorials

Qualifications and Experience

  • Applicants should have an appropriate university degree in computer science or bioinformatics (master degree with 3+ years of experience or PhD).
  • Extensive experience in web application development/deployment with Python/Django, javascript, AJAX, web/REST API development (and associated collaborative tools i.e. git, IDEs…) is a must. Experience in unix server administration, database administration/design and PHP programming are highly desirable. Analysis of large datasets, prior experience with NGS datasets management/analysis, R/bioconductor scripting, Java programming and some practical experience with docker, VM provisioning (e.g. vagrant, puppet, CHEF…) or cloud computing are definite advantages.
  • The successful applicant will have demonstrated experience using standard software development tools (SCMs, unit/db testing, design patterns, database design, code versioning systems, agile development notions …). (S)he will be organized (documentation and communication is an important aspect of the job), open-minded, able to work on different projects in parallel, proactive (problem solving skills are essential) and have a user-oriented spirit. The candidate should be able to work independently and also interact well within a team environment. A working knowledge of English is a must.

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