Monday, February 18, 2019

How can the bioinformatics be useful for researchers working in the area of biotechnology?

Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary science including not only biology but also subjects like mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering and many more. It is also a conglomeration of various combined technologies applied to living cells for production of a particular product or enhancing its quality according to our preferences. Its application varies from agriculture to industry -- food, pharmaceutical, chemical, bio-products, textiles, medicine, nutrition, environmental conservation, animal sciences etc., arguably making it one of the fastest growing fields.
Biotechnology combines disciplines like genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, embryology and cell biology, which are in turn linked to practical disciplines like chemical engineering, information technology, and robotics.
Bioinformatics is the application of information technology and computer science to the field of molecular biology. Bioinformatics is the field of science in which biology, computer science, and information technology merge to form a single discipline. The ultimate goal of the field is to enable the discovery of new biological insights as well as to create a global perspective from which unifying principles in biology can be discerned.
Today it is possible to perform (using heuristic algorithms) 80% accurate searches perhaps 90 -95% accuracy from the leading software systems. Sensitive algorithms which improve the search accuracy, such as hidden Markov models and Smith-Waterman algorithm, are also available but take more time to execute the search. Now, to handle these demanding needs, computers are being designed around the biologists.
Leading bioinformatics companies are developing software systems which permit research scientists to integrate their diverse data and tools under Common Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs). It also permits scientists to share information and provides powerful solution to archive data. The whole area of biology can immensely benefit from the bioinformatic approach. Bioinformatics tools for efficient research will have significant implications in life sciences and betterment of human lives


Here is the platform for Researchers of Biotechnology Associations and Societies to participate in 3rd World Congress on Biotechnology and Healthcare" held during August 19 - 20, 2019 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Visit

Sunday, February 10, 2019

What is Biochemistry, How does biochemistry describe life processes? What do biochemists do?

Biochemistry is the branch of science that explores the chemical processes within and related to living organisms. It is a laboratory based science that brings together biology and chemistry. By using chemical knowledge and techniques, biochemists can understand and solve biological problems.
Biochemistry focuses on processes happening at a molecular level. It focuses on what’s happening inside our cells, studying components like proteins, lipids and organelles. It also looks at how cells communicate with each other, for example during growth or fighting illness. Biochemists need to understand how the structure of a molecule relates to its function, allowing them to predict how molecules will interact.
Biochemistry covers a range of scientific disciplines, including genetics, microbiology, forensics, plant science and medicine. Because of its breadth, biochemistry is very important and advances in this field of science over the past 100 years have been staggering. It’s a very exciting time to be part of this fascinating area of study.
The study of life in its chemical processes
Biochemists are interested, for example, in mechanisms of brain function, cellular multiplication and differentiation, communication within and between cells and organs, and the chemical bases of inheritance and disease. The biochemist seeks to determine how specific molecules such as proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, vitamins and hormones function in such processes. Particular emphasis is placed on regulation of chemical reactions in living cells.

What do biochemists do?

  • Provide new ideas and experiments to understand how life works
  • Support our understanding of health and disease
  • Contribute innovative information to the technology revolution
  • Work alongside chemists, physicists, healthcare professionals, policy makers, engineers and many more professionals

Source: Biochemical Society: