Lecture Series on – “Conservation Biology and Wildlife Genetics in Nepal”


8 lecture series on the theme “Conservation Biology and Wildlife Genetics in Nepal” was held at Kathmandu University. The lecture series was given by Prof Dr Jacques Van Alphen (University of Amsterdam) and Dr Laura Bertola (Leiden University) and was jointly organized by Himalayan Tiger Foundations and Center for Molecular Dynamics Nepal (CMDN). (24-25 Nov…

What is Bioinformatics? – A General Perspective


Bioinformatics is an emerging discipline of Biotechnology which has now become the heart of modern biological research. The team Bioinformatics, which was coined by Paulien Hogeweg, merges the two major power houses of modern science and technology – Biology and Information Technology (IT). In other words, Bioinformatics is the systematic development and application of IT solutions to handle biological information by addressing biological data collection and warehousing, data mining, database searches, analyzes and interpretation, modeling and product design…….

The Importance of Biotechnology in Today’s Time


Biotechnology is the third wave in biological science and represents such an interface of basic and applied sciences, where gradual and subtle transformation of science into technology can be witnessed. Biotechnology is defined as the application of scientific and engineering principals to the processing of material by biological agents to provide goods and services. Biotechnology comprises a number of technologies based upon increasing understanding of biology at the cellular and molecular level……..