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Ms Anushree Raj, from the department of Bioinformatics and IT at AIMIT, St Aloysius College (Deemed to be University), was the resource person for a session on ‘Biological sequences and Microbial Genome, for the B.Sc students of Microbiology at SAC here on May 2. The session also involved hands on exposure.

Altogether, 57 students attended the session. The session focused on giving a brief introduction to biological sequences and microbial genome, along with hands on session to explore bioinformatics tools. Ms Raj threw light on the research contributions and applications of these Bioinformatics tools in various fields of life sciences and detailed on the career opportunities in bioinformatics. Avil Alva, Archana and Raksha, students of I year Bioinformatics, assisted in conducting the hands on lab session.

Students took active part in the sessions. Dr Vaishali Rai, from the department of Microbiology welcomed and introduced the resource person.