Available courses

Instructor: Sowdhamini
Credits: 2
Course Outline:

sequence alignment phylogeny

mideling and validaation

docking 

simulations

Course Term: Jan Term - 2018
Course Year: 2017/2018

Instructor: Dimple Notani, Dasaradhi Palakodeti, Gaiti Hasan, P.V. Shivaprasad, Aswin Seshasayee, Anjana Badrinarayanan
Time: 9.00 AM - 10.15 AM
Duration of the course:
6th Nov 2017 to 10th Dec 2017
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Credits: 3
Class Room: LH2 (Langra)
Course Term: Aug Term - 2017
Course Year: 2017/2018

Time: 9.00 AM - 10.15 AM
Duration of the course:
2nd Oct 2017 to 15th Dec 2017
Days: Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Credits: 3
Class Room: Safeda
Course Outline:

Core concepts of Developmental Biology will be introduced and highlighted. Aim is to under­stand development mechanistically. What are the strategies that nature uses to generate diversity. How do these strategies limit the possible forms? Why is development robust, and what happens when it isn’t?

Course Term: Aug Term - 2017

Instructors: Sudhir Krishna, Reety Arora (NCBS); S. Prashanth and Upendra Bojani (Institute of Public Health).
Time: 2.00 PM - 3.30 PM
Duration of the course: 1st Oct 2017 to 15th Dec 2017
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Class Room: Safeda

Overview : This course will have three core disease themes, viral and tobacco induced cancers and AIDS. Using three examples, the course will cover four principal issues :

i) Establishing disease association and causality       ii) Molecular and cellular basis of disease        iii)Building the spectrum of prevention measures                            iv)Going from individual to population health: Social and economic determinants, strategies for prevention and management

The course will cover a lot of history and challenges of HIV. For example the first two classes will cover a convergence of 3 distinct directions               
 i) the history of the discovery of reverse transcriptase in the early seventies ie a basic science approach                                                             
ii) the documentation in San Francisco in the early eighties of the first five deaths due to an unexplained phenomenon ie a set of clinical observations and       
iii) the characterization of the work in the US and France (5 papers in Science in the mid-eighties) which characterized the virus ie basic virology. The course will have a similar approach throughout and deal with the challenges of vaccination, drug therapy, discoveries around co-receptors and virus evolution  using a similar combination of basic science, clinical/population health and lab based virology.

Following HIV, using a similar approach we will tackle papillomavirus driven cancers and in the process cover some critical aspects of cancer biology ie ideas of clonal evolution, cell cycle control, cancer stem cells etc.

Reety will pitch in on both the retroviral and DNA tumor virus stories discussing the evolution of retroviral vectors and aspects of some of the fallouts of early vaccination controversies with poliomyelitis.

In addition colleagues from Institute of Public health Bangalore (N. S. Prashanth and Upendra Bhojani), will bring in themes of equity, tobacco control and help us position the virus stories in the context of real population health challenges.

Instructor: Deepa Agashe (dagashe@ncbs.res.in)
Time: TTh 9-11 am, 5 Oct onwards
Location: Safeda
Credits: 3


Instructor: Mukund Thattai
Time: 10.30 AM - 12.00 PM
Duration of the course:
10th Sep 2017 to 30th Nov 2017
Days: Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Credits: 2
Class Room: LH2 (Langra)
Course Outline:

Introduction to Information theory, Coding, Mutual Information; Properties of mutual information; typical sequences;Entropy and stochastic processes; Noisy channels; Channel capacity;Rate distortion theory; Large deviations and the method of types;Information theory and statistical physics.

Course Term: Aug Term - 2017
Course Year: 2017/2018

 

Instructors: Deepa Agashe, Anjana Badrinarayanan
Time: 1.45-3.45 pm
Duration of the course:
18th Sep 2017 to 20th Nov 2017
Days: Monday
Credits: 3
Course Outline:

The course will aim to enable students to (1) read primary literature in different formats, across various topics in biology (2) critique published work (3) review and synthesize literature on a specific subject. The course will include brief lectures, group discussions, and student presentations. During the course, students can expect to read about 5 papers a week. At the end of the course, students will write a substantial review paper on a subject of their choice.

Course Requirements: Open to 1st year graduate students
Course Term: Aug Term - 2017
Course Year: 2017/2018

MSc WILDLIFE COURSES: Semester II

Advanced course in Population Ecology and Estimation

MSc WILDLIFE COURSES: Semester II

Advanced Statistics


MSc WILDLIFE COURSES: Semester II

Behavioural Ecology


MSc WILDLIFE COURSES: Semester II

Conservation Ecology and Practice

MSc WILDLIFE COURSES: Semester II

Marine Ecology

MSc WILDLIFE COURSES: Semester II

Plant Animal Interactions

MSc WILDLIFE COURSES: Semester II

Science Communication


DST-SERB school on Chemical Ecology, a workshop dealing with various aspects of chemical ecology is open to PhD students, postdocs and young faculty working in this field. It is an ideal platform for young researchers to widen their knowledge and improve skills in this multidisciplinary research area. The workshop will be held for 15 days at the National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS). The school will be organized in topical sessions and invited scientific talks. Eminent scientists from related fields will be part of the workshop as teachers and will teach both theory and practical courses. The school starts on July 3 with exciting talks, poster sessions and practical hands-on training.

This course is meant to introduce post-graduate researchers to geographical information systems and remote sensing. The goal is to transfer basic theoretical knowledge along with practical, hands on expertise in the use of GIS/RS which is used extensively in wildlife sciences and conservation applications. The course is based on the versatile, increasingly popular, multi-platform and open source software package called Quantum GIS. What's new In the two years since this course was last taught, QGIS had matured further. Among the major changes in the package is the way many of the analysis tools have been brought under a similar interface. Another important development is the maturity of the scripting interfaces for QGIS which make it simpler to perform repetitive tasks and to save an entire sequence of commands. Objectives: At the end of the paper, the students should be familiar with:  1. Geodesy, mapping, co-ordinate systems, ground survey and positioning,  2. Remote sensing, cartography, and GIS. This paper will help them use open source spatial tools for research and applications in ecological sciences as well as to the broad field of conservation. Structure: The paper would consist of extensive hands on practical sessions interspersed with lectures and limited field data collection. The course, assignments and quizzes will be delivered via the Moodle course management system. Evaluation: End of semester written examination: 40% Computer practicals and assignments: 60%

Instructor: Prof. Sumantra Chattarji
Days      : Tuesday(T) and Thursday(R)
Time      : 09:00-10:30h
Venue     : Raspuri (Teaching lab)
Course outline: To be announced(TBA)
TA        : Ashutosh Shukla

Instructor: Upinder Bhalla
Time: TR: 09- 10:30 h, W: 14-15 h (Tutorials)
Duration of the course:
21st Feb 2017 to 23rd Mar 2017
Days: TR
Credits: 1.5
Class Room: LH2 (Langra)
Course Outline:
Module will cover Neurophysiology basics, and computation by neurons and networks. Hoever, if time permits couple of sensory systems might also be covered. There will be Tutorial every Wednesday at 2 PM.
Course Term: Jan 2017
Course Year: 2016/2017

Instructor: Srikala Raghavan et al
Time: 10:30-12 h
Duration of the course:
7th Feb 2017 to 20th May 2017
Days: TR
Credits: 3
Class Room: LH2 (Langra)
Course Term: Jan 2017
Course Year: 2016/2017

 


Instructor: Sunil Laxman, Raghu Padinjat and Sandeep Krishna
Time: 9 - 10:30 h
Organizational meeting: 25th Jan (Wed), 10 am in Safeda
Duration of the course:
30th Jan 2017 to 12th May 2017
Days: MWF
Credits: 3
Class Room: Safeda
Course Term: Jan 2017
Course Year: 2016/2017