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PROFILE

DEPARTMENT OF Bioinformatics

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Staff

Dr. U. D. Deshpande (Ph.D.) : Professor & HOD Mrs. Pritee Chunarkar (M.Sc. Microbiology, ADB): Asst. Prof. Ms. Anuja Nawarange (M. Tech. Bioinformatics) Mr. M.G. Konde (M.C.M.): System Administrator

Associate Staff

Mr. Tanaji Vadakar , Lab Assistant

Courses Offered

Advanced Diploma in Bioinformatics (ADB) M. Sc. Bioinformatics Short term training programs in Advanced Biotechnology & Bioinformatics

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Facilities

Computer Lab 1 with core to duo desktop networked machines Computer Lab 2 with high end genomic sever machines to perform high end data analysis Classrooms with audio-visual support systems

Software

CLC Genomics Workbench CLC Genomics Server

Our College & Computer lab 1

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Organization of conferences/seminars/workshops

Workshop on Batch & Bio-process Modeling, Cost Analysis, Production Scheduling and Debottlenecking was organized in collaboration with OPTEAMATES, Pune & Intelligen, USA was attended by 35 delegates from industries (22-23 Feb, 2010). Workshop on Advanced Training in Microscopy organized in collaboration with LabIndia Ltd., Thane was attended by 14 delegates from BVU. (8-10 March, 2010). Workshop on Advanced Training in Microscopy organized in collaboration with LabIndia Ltd., Thane was attended by 10 delegates from BVU. (8-10 March, 2010). Workshop on Advance Biotechnology organized in collaboration with LabIndia Ltd., Thane was attended by 14 delegates from different institutions. (21-28 November, 2010).

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Workshop Events

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Bioinformatics Department Outgoing Jewels:

Batch 2009-10

Advanced Diploma in Bioinformatics (ADB) program was initiated in academic year 200809 and first batch of graduates left the portals of RGI in 2009. The data on some of our outstanding students regarding their further academic career is as below.

ADB

Rasika Sambhare Amriti Lulla Sumit Makashir Hrushikesh Lokhande Askhay Desai Prachi Torgalkar Lasya Rao Rohit Jajoo Shruthy Pillai Pratiksha Tate 2009-2010 University of Mashamassaphusettes, Lowell, Near Baslan, US (MS biotechnology) State University of New York, Buffolo, US (MS Biotechnology) Indiana - Purdue University , Indiana, Pollis, US (MS bioinformatics) Indiana - Purdue University , Indiana, Pollis, US (MS bioinformatics) Indiana - Purdue University , Indiana, Pollis, US (MS bioinformatics) Placed in Capgemini as Software associate M. Sc. Microbiology , F.C., Pune M. Pharm, Smt. Kashibai Navale College of Pharmacy (SKNCOP)Pune University, Pune M.Sc. biotechnology, RGITBT,BVDU, Pune Consultant Doctor, Sahyandri Hospital, Pune

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Batch 2008-09

ADB

Pooja Chaudhari Sukrut Karandikar Siddharth Bhattacharjee Payal Raisoni Rutuja Nimbalkar Prachi Torgalkar Lasya Rao Rohit Jajoo Shruthy Pillai 2008-2009 The Johns Hopkins University School of Arts and Sciences 237 Mergenthaler Hall, US (MS biotechnology) - US (MS Biotechnology) M.C.A., Symbiosis Institute of International Bisuness, Symbiosis Infotech Campus, Plot no.15, Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park, MIDC, Hinjwadi, Pune-411 057 M.B.A., Singapur M.B.A. BVDU, Dhankawadi Campus, Pune - 43 Placed in Capgemini as Software associate M. Sc. Microbiology , F.C., Pune M. Pharm, Poona college of Pharmacy, BVDU, Pune M.Sc. biotechnology, RGITBT,BVDU, Pune

Publications

Deshpande U.D., SS Bhagyawant and VB Naik (1998) : Random amplified polymorphic DNA markers and its potential applications to plant genome mapping and plant breeding. New Vision 1(1) : 73 ­ 79 Ghatbande, PH, AP Pathak, UD Deshpande, SR Mukkawar and MS Karuppayyil (1999) Antimicrobial activity of some medicinal plants in marathwada region. Proc. Natn Seminar. Techno. Management beyond 2000. Patahk AP and UD Deshpande (1999) : Human Herpeviruses : Occurance and control. Procd. Natn. Seminar Techno. Management beyond 2000 Naik VB., and UD Deshpande (1999) : Microsatellites as tools in plant genome mapping. New Vision 2(1) : 27 ­ 34 Naik VB and UD Deshpande (2000) : An evaluation of roadside plants as bioindicators of atmospheric lead pollution. Indian J. Environ. Health. 42(2): 92. Desai, AM, Sangamwar, AT, Pekamwar, SS and UD Deshpande: Structure based design of human COMT inhibitors. Poster presentation at International Symposium on Drug Discovery and Process Research, Jan., 23-25, 2003, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India Katre, UM,Gaikwad, SM, Bhygawant SS, Deshpande, UD, Khan, MI, and SG Suresh (2004) : Crystallization and preliminary X-ray characterization of lectin from Cier

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arietinum (chickpea). Manoj Kulkarni and Uday Deshpande (2006) Anatomical breeding for altered leaf parameters in tomato genotypes imparting drought resistance using leaf strength index. Asian journal of Plant Sciences,5(3): 414-420. Manoj Kulkarni and Uday Deshpande (2006) RAPD based fingerprinting of Tomato genotypes for identification of Mutant and Wild cherry specific markers. Journal of Plant Sciences, 1 (3): 192 ­200 Manoj Kulkarni and Uday Deshpande (2006) Comparative studies in stem anatomy and morphology in relation to drought resistance in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum). American journal of Plant Pathology, 1 (1): 82 ­88. Manoj Kulkrni and Uday Deshpande (2007) Root anatomical and morphological basis for drought resistance in Tomato ( Solanum lycopersicon). Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding 67, no. 2: 185 Manoj Kulkarni and Uday Deshpande (2007) In vitro screening of tomato genotypes for drought resistance using polyethylene glycol. African journal of Biotechnology .African Journal of Biotechnology 6(6):691-696 AT Sangamwar, Uday Deshpande, SS Pekamwar and SM Vadvalkar (2007): Improving decision making for drug candidates: A computational approach for benzthiazoles as antifungal. Indian Journal of Biotechnology, Vol 6: 397-403 AT sangamwar, UD Deshpande and SS Pekamwar (2008): Antifungals : Need to search for new molecular target. Indian J. Pharma. Sciences, 70(4), 423-430.

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