International Conference on
"Recent Trends in Structural Bioinformatics and Computer Aided Drug Design"
11th - 13th December, 2019

The Department of Bioinformatics was started in the year 2008, to facilitate teaching and research in the interdisciplinary areas of Small and Macro Molecule X-ray Crystallography, Structural Biology, Structural Bioinformatics, Molecular Modelling, Computer-Aided Drug Design, Pharmacoinformatics, Chemoinformatics, Molecular Cell Biology, Genetic Engineering, Genomics, Proteomics, Bio-computing, Quantum Chemistry, Database and Software development to create an intellectual environment for interdisciplinary education and training. The Department is supported by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under the scheme of "Innovative Programme - Teaching & Research in Interdisciplinary and Emerging Areas", the Department of Science & Technology (DST) - "Fund for Improvement of S&T Infrastructure in Higher Educational Institutions" (FIST) and "Promotion of University Research and Scientific Excellence" (PURSE). We apply our computational and experimental techniques to study the interaction of small chemical compounds with proteins and nucleic acids and to characterize their molecular mechanisms towards the novel discovery of potential drugs for human diseases. Our dynamic environment is focused on students to gain experience through academic, industrial internship programs. Our students regularly coordinate with faculties to produce scientific publications. The Department of Bioinformatics has been offering M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D & PG Diploma Degree Courses. Our Department published 432 research articles in highly reputed journals inclusive of Books, Chapters and Monographs related to Human diseases, pathogenic and non- pathogenic organisms. Department has been receiving major research projects from Government of India & Tamil Nadu with a tune of more than Rs. 1019.34 lakhs. More

Alagappa University was established in the year 1985 by the Government of Tamilnadu, as envisioned by the great Philanthropist Padma Bhushan (Late) Dr.RM. Alagappa Chettiar is achieving Excellence in all spheres of Education, with particular emphasis on Pedagogy, Extension, Administration, Research and Learning (PEARL) by affording a Quality oriented Higher Education to the learners so that they are transformed into intellectually competent human resources that will help in the up-liftment of the nation to Educational, Social, Technological, Environmental and Economic Magnificence (ESTEEM). Our motto is "Excellence in Action". The 440 acre green and lush campus houses Science, Arts, Management, and Education faculties with 39 Departments, 9 Centres and 2 Constituent Colleges on its campus. Besides, 40 Affiliated Colleges are located in the districts of Sivaganga and Ramanathapuram. The institution offers 158 programmes in the University catering to the educational needs of rural students. All programs in the University follow a Semester Pattern under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) with Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) to ensure quality education. The University has been awarded with A+ Grade by NAAC (CGPA: 3.64 out of 4) in the Third Cycle of assessment, granted with Category-I & Autonomy status by the MHRD. The University secured 28th position among Universities in National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2018 ranking. It is the only University in Tamil Nadu that has been financially assisted with Rs. 100 crores under RUSA 2.0 grant based on NAAC score. The University has made a significant milestone through research publications with h-index 71. Such tremendous achievements have been facilitated through generous assistance from National Scientific bodies such as UGC-SAP, DST-FIST and DST-PURSE Phase II for enhancing the facilities for Teaching and Research in all Science Departments. More than 41 MoUs were signed with International Universities and Institutes for Academic, Research, Industrial, faculty and students exchange programmes. Many notable awards such as the ISO 9001: 2015 Certification Award, Clean and Green Campus Award (2016) & World Environment and Livelihood (WEAL) Award (2017) from National Institute of Cleanliness and Education Research (NICER), New Delhi. The University also secured Third Position at National Level in Swachhta Ranking 2017 of Higher Educational Institutions and for which the University has been identified as one of the Centre on Swachh Bharat and Swasth Bharat by the MHRD, New Delhi. We represent as Digital University for adapting the Cashless transaction and Paperless communication in all our administrative and academic endeavors apart from creating awareness to the public about Digital India. Alagappa University Study Circle (AUSC) is catering to the aspiring students of University departments and affiliated colleges to prepare for the Competitive Examinations such as UPSC, TNPSC, Banking Service Examinations and NET/SET etc., and also to get into the Government Services at free of cost. Exclusive Para Sports Centre and Resource School for Differently Abled Students also have brought Laurels to the University by bagging Golds Medals. The University has bagged Indian Association for the Blind (IAB) Silver Zone Award for outstanding excellence and amazing contribution for the empowerment of persons with Visual Challenges. More