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Infogenix, the student association of Bioinformatics department was inaugurated on December 20. Dr Gollapalli Pavan, assistant professor, department of Bioinformatics Nitte Deemed to be University, was the chief guest.

In his address, Dr Pavan said that bioinformatics plays a very important role in many fields, because data related to organisms is very difficult to store and manage. “Bioinformatics is very useful because these bioinformatics tools help to find the role of proteins and other molecules which in turn is helpful in drug development and drug prediction,” he said. He also emphasised the importance of bioinformatics in various fields of research.

Dr Hemalatha, Dean IT, Dr Anushree Raj, coordinator of Bioinformatics department, Avil Alva, president, and Samiha Sheik, vice president, were present.

Ms Samiha gave a brief report of last academic year on the activities, programmes and atlas of achievements in the department. Students conducted a few activities for other department students under the Infogenix association.