India's Computational Biology Growth and Challenges

Interdiscip Sci. 2016 Sep;8(3):263-76. doi: 10.1007/s12539-016-0179-2. Epub 2016 Jul 28.


India's computational science is growing swiftly due to the outburst of internet and information technology services. The bioinformatics sector of India has been transforming rapidly by creating a competitive position in global bioinformatics market. Bioinformatics is widely used across India to address a wide range of biological issues. Recently, computational researchers and biologists are collaborating in projects such as database development, sequence analysis, genomic prospects and algorithm generations. In this paper, we have presented the Indian computational biology scenario highlighting bioinformatics-related educational activities, manpower development, internet boom, service industry, research activities, conferences and trainings undertaken by the corporate and government sectors. Nonetheless, this new field of science faces lots of challenges.

Keywords: Bioinformatics; Computational research; Development; India; Information technology.

Publication types

  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Computational Biology / history
  • Computational Biology / statistics & numerical data*
  • Computational Biology / trends
  • Databases, Factual
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • India