Research

Research is the major thrust area at the Center for Bioinformatics, Computational and Systems Biology. Our research includes all domains of Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Systems Biology such as Drug design and discovery, Genomics, Transcriptomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics and others. Research is conducted by highly qualified scientists or research interns on contemporary topics of academic and industrial importance with a focus on research publications or products. The projects are evaluated and discussed with a core scientific committee to assess the suitability and relevance before their execution.

Institutional research projects

The Pathfinder Research and Training Foundation offers grant and a state-of-art infrastructure to conduct cutting edge research. The institute grants a limited number of research fellowships to the meritorious researchers. The fellowships will be at par with the government funding agencies.

Duration of the project

6 months to 5 years (as per project rules)

Program commencement

Availability of project (through advertisement)

Application deadline

Open throughout the year

Tentative fee

None

Number of seats

As per the running projects and availability (variable)

Selection criteria

Curriculum vitae, research proposal and statement of purpose

Outcome of the project

Next level funding, International positions, research papers, patent, products and transfer of technology.

Research in progress ...

Self-financed research projects

Start your project — Scholars with scientific acumen, willing to carry out research at his/her own expenses can also apply under the self-financed scheme. Training, guidance and infrastructure will be provided to the researchers to carry out a supervised or independent project as per the norms of the Institute. The fees and other guidelines shall be subject to revision for available positions as per the advertisement. A committee of experts will evaluate the proposal before their execution. Any intellectual property arising from the work (in the form of publication or patent) shall be jointly shared with Pathfinder Research and Training Foundation and researcher. Project proposal within the thrust areas of the institute shall only be considered.

Duration of the project

Minor projects: 6 months to 1 year.
Major Projects: 1 year to 5 years

Program commencement

Throughout the year

Application deadline

Throughout the year

Tentative fee

50,000 per semester

Number of seats

Variable

Selection criteria

Curriculum vitae, research proposal and statement of purpose

Outcome of the project

Next level funding, International positions, research papers, patent, products and transfer of technology.

External funded research projects

Funding from other organizations

Highly meritorious candidates with novel hypothesis and scientific merit of the project having their own Government fellowship shall be eligible to pursue research at Pathfinder Research and Training foundation. As a prior requisite prospective candidates must have their own fellowship grant from National or International funding bodies (such as UGC, CSIR, ICMR, DST, DBT etc.) before applying for the research positions. The terms and conditions of the project shall be as per the fellowship rules given by the funding agency. Any intellectual property rights arising from the work (in the form of publication or patent) shall be jointly shared with Pathfinder Research and Training foundation, funding body and researcher. Project proposal within the thrust areas of the institute and National importance shall only be considered. Final selection shall be a subject to the eligibility criteria laid down by the funding agency and regulations of the Institute.

Duration of the project

As per the funding agency guidelines

Program commencement

Throughout the year

Application deadline

Throughout the year

Tentative fee

None (free)

Number of seats

Variable

Selection criteria

Curriculum vitae, Fellowship award letter

Outcome of the project

Next level funding, International positions, research papers, patent, products.

Startup accelerator

Realizing the opportunity, the Pathfinder Research and Training Foundation developed an accelerator programme to stimulate and support bioinformatics and computational biology startups. The programme is unique in that it focuses on cutting-edge technological capabilities. Development of new-tools, databases, or applications having commercial potential shall be incubated until the technology transfer level. Suitable mentorship, technological support, infrastructure and next level funding opportunities for the possible commercialization will be provided at this startup incubator.