Facility Visit

High School Students Visit to DRILS Facility

DRILS has taken this initiative to create awareness in school students about exciting field of Life Sciences and Research, to motivate them to pursue it as a professional path.
High school students from Jain Heritage School, Kondapur (grade IX and X) visited DRILS premises, had a facility tour and interacted with our PhD students and Scientists. All the 70+ students had an opportunity to visit Chemistry and Biology wings of the Institute, were briefed about our research areas, instruments and the techniques used in R&D facility along with presentation on overview of Computational biology.

 

B.Tech Students Visit to CIMPS

Second year B. Tech Biotechnology students from Department of Biotechnology, Vignan’s Foundation for Science, Technology & Research (Deemed to be University), Vadlamudi, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh visited CIMPS on 22nd March 2024

Initiative was taken by Dr. Sandipan Chakraborty under DST-SERB: SSR (Scientific Social Responsibility) to brief the students about CIMPS research areas and a presentation on “Exploring the intersection of Biology and Computation –From Bytes to Biology” was given. The presentation centered around the theme “fusion of computation and biology”, illustrating how it can give profound insights into the essence of life itself. Discussions highlighted the synergistic relation between computational tools and biological research, showcasing how these disciplines intertwine to unlock new frontiers in science and medicine. Through illustrations of sampling several conformations of small amino acid chains to understanding the energy landscape of complex proteins, to understanding the forces helpful for membrane formation, the presentation showcased the transformative power of integrating computational tools with biological research.

The students were also given first-hand experience as to how simulations can be visualized. Additionally, the presentation offered insights into the process of molecular docking, from preparation of protein & ligand to identifying the most suitable docked pose. Apart from their interaction with Computational Structure Biology and Protein Engineering lab, the students had an opportunity to visit Molecular Biology labs and explore Zebrafish facility as a potent research animal model.