ATAL Academy Online Faculty Development Programme

Computational Synthetic and Systems Biology

| 26 - 30 July 2021 | Online | Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati |

Synthetic and Systems Biology is changing the way biologists investigate living systems. Systems Biology borrows ideas and tools from engineering, physics, computer science, and mathematics to understand emergent behaviors in Life. On the other hand, Synthetic Biology intends to engineer a living system directly. Both Systems and Synthetic Biology heavily depend upon mathematical modeling of biological phenomena. In this online FDP, we will learn about three critical areas of computational synthetic and systems biology− analysis of large molecular networks, dynamical models of biological circuits, and metabolic engineering. The lectures will cover both basic concepts as well overviews of recent developments in these fields.

Registered participants, please check your email for the web-link and schedule of the Programme

| Key topics of the course

  Basic concepts of graph theory.

  Graph-theoretic analysis of biological networks.

  Reconstruction of biological networks from data.

  Building models in cellular biology using differential equations.

  Dynamical properties of biological systems.

  Dynamical modeling of molecular circuits.

  Synthetic molecular circuits.

  Constraint-based modeling of metabolic networks.

  Genome-scale modeling of metabolism.

  Model-driven metabolic engineering.

| Resource Persons

  Dr. Karthik Raman, IIT Madras, Chennai.  

  Dr. Areejit Samal, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai.  

  Dr. Mohit Kumar Jolly, Institute of Science, Bengaluru.  

  Dr. Debasish Das, IIT Guwahati, Guwahati. 

  Dr. Supreet Saini, IIT Bombay, Mumbai. 

  Dr. Ashish Anand, IIT Guwahati, Guwahati.  

  Dr. Sangram Bagh, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata.  

  Dr. Sachin Kumar, IIT Guwahati, Guwahati.  

  Dr. Pabitra Mitra, IIT Kharagpur.  

  Dr. Chetan Gadgil, CSIR-NCL, Pune  

  Dr. Biplab Bose, IIT Guwahati.  

  Dr. Athale Chaitanya, IISER Pune.  

  Dr. Amit Ghosh, IIT Kharagpur.  

  Dr. Ganesh Bagler, IIIT Delhi.  

| Lecture schedule

  Dates: 26 - 30 July 2021.

  The lecture schedule and the web-link for the FDP are sent to all the registered participants by email.

  There will be three sessions each day. Each session will be ~2 hr. There will be assessment at the end of the course.

| For participants

  Who can participate in this FDP?

Faculty members of the AICTE approved institutions, Research scholars, PG Scholars, participants from Government, Industry (Bureaucrats/Technicians/Participants from Industry etc.)/School Teachers, and staff of the host institution.

The participant must be an Indian national.

  Number of participants

A maximum of 200 participants (minimum 50) will be allowed to attend this FDP. Registration will be accepted till 22nd July 2021.

  Selection of participants

Participants will be selected as per the guidelines of ATAL academy.

  Fees for the FDP

The FDP is entirely free for participants.

  Other information

The FDP will be conducted in online mode. The participants are expected to have laptops/desktops/smartphones with good quality internet connections. Details of the online platform would be communicated to selected participants.

All communications will be made through e-mails. Please use a valid and working email ID for registration.

It is expected that the participant has the academic training relevant to the subjects to be discussed in this FDP.

An online assessment will be conducted at the end of the course.

Participants with a minimum of 80% attendance and scoring more than 60% in the test will be issued a digital certificate by ATAL Academy.

  For further details and registration, visit ATAL

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| Registration

    Registration will be accepted till 22nd July 2021. Interested participants should register for this FDP only through the ATAL Academy

| Coordinator

    Biplab Bose

    Associate Professor

    Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering

    Associate Faculty, Mehta Family School of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

    Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

    Lab webpage

| About ATAL academy

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is involved in developing quality technical education in the country by initiating various schemes launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, e.g., SWAYAM, MOOCs, etc. AICTE Training And Learning (ATAL) Academy is one such initiative.

The main objective of ATAL academy is “to plan and help in imparting quality technical education in the country and to support technical institutions in fostering research, innovation and entrepreneurship through training in various emerging areas.”

Through ATAL academy, faculty development Programs (FDPs) are organized to impart training in several thrust and emerging areas.

For further details visit ATAL Academy:

| Contact

Department of Biosciences & Bioengineering, IIT Guwahati, Guwahati, 781039, India

Phone: +91 361 258 2216