Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility

 University of Madras


  New: National Seminar on Structural Bioinformatics, Structure Based Drug Design and Hands on Session on Crystal Structure Determination of small molecules   
The Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility (BIF) was established in the University in the year 2006 with the financial support of the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India under the Biotechnology Information System Network (BTISnet) programme. The primary objective of this facility is to promote biology teaching through bioinformatics (BTBI). It provides services to the host faculty and other neighbouring institutions of higher education in terms of retrieval of online and offline biological databases, bioinformatics software and tools for facilitating biological research particularly in the area of sequence and phylogenetic analysis, database development, molecular modeling and drug design, etc. It also periodically organizes hands-on trainings on various aspects of application of bioinformatics tools and molecular techniques in biological research.

Master students from universities and colleges who like to use this facility can contact us. Fellowships for short-term projects at the rate of  Rs. 5000/- are available every year for about two months based on the Interview.
  HCL Servers (1 Windows and 1 Linux)
  HP Core2 Duo PCs (6 Numbers) 
  HCL PCs for Windows (10 numbers)
  HP xw4600 Workstations (4 numbers)
  HP z800 Workstations (2 numbers)
  Laptops (2 numbers)
  Color LaserJet printer 3600 (1Number ) 
  HP Network Printer (2 Numbers)
  Internet (4Mbps)

Commercial Software

Schrodinger Suite 2011 version (including Induced Fit Module)



  National Seminar on Structural Bioinformatics and Structure Based Drug Design and Hands on Session on Crystal Structure Determination of Small Molecules.
  Contact Us
  Prof (Dr). D. VELMURUGAN (Coordinator)
Professor and Head
CAS in Crystallography and Biophysics
University of Madras, Guindy Campus
Chennai 600 025
Phone: (+) 91 (0)44 2235 1367, (+) 91 (0) 44 2230 0122
Fax: (+)91 (0)44 2230 0122
Mobile: 9841075847
Email: (personal)
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