Genomics is the study of DNA. By studying the structure, function, and evolution of the genome, we learn about an organism’s complete set of genes and how they are programmed to function. The Human Genome Project (2003) led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) helped make a high-quality version of the human genome sequence freely available in public databases. This kind of genomic data helps researchers look for specific genetic variations in new sequencing data. The advent of next-generation sequencing technologies and advances in computational biology makes it possible for biomedical researchers to study a wide variety of diseases by studying DNA and RNA sequences. By mapping DNA sequences to the reference genome, important variations can be identified. These variations can arise from genetic differences or can be associated with an increased risk of specific diseases, such as cancer. Computational tools for Genomic Data Analysis make it possible to study diseases like cancer, asthma, diabetes, and other diseases at the molecular level. To use these tools effectively, it is important to learn Bioinformatics.
Sayantani Ghosh is an undergraduate student at Amity University Kolkata. She is pursuing her degree in Biotechnology and is in her 2nd year. Bioinformatics was a part of the curriculum for the upcoming semester at her college and her first time learning about this discipline. She enrolled in the Introduction to Bioinformatics Course after coming to a workshop conducted at Amity University, Kolkata by the Pine Biotech team.
Sayantani was always fascinated with DNA and how genes function. That’s why learning about Genomics and DNA data analysis was fascinating to her. During this program, she completed several courses, including Genomics 1, Metagenomics, Introduction to Epigenetics, and several others. With over 14,950 points, Sayantani is now number #19 on the leaderboard.
You can check out her profile here: https://edu.t-bio.info/members/sghosh/
Sayatani wants to continue learning about biotechnology and pursue her Masters of Technology after she finishes the undergraduate courses. Now she is fascinated by RNA silencing mechanisms. As she learns about computational tools to analyze genomic as well as transcriptomic data, she will be able to apply her knowledge to many publically available datasets that allow here to study this subcellular method of regulation. With the T-BioInfo platform, processing, analysis and integration of multi-omics data is easier than ever so learning about bioinformatics can be a powerful experience for any student.
“The Edu T-bio.Info Platform helped me learn about bioinformatics as a beginner. Now I can apply computational tools to study DNA and RNA as I learn about their role and function in biomedicine. I would like to take more courses offered by Pine Biotech.”
After completing the program, Sayantani plans to continue to learn about genomics and how bioinformatics can be used.