Thursday, February 20, 2014

IMSc PhD Computational Biology 2014

IMSc PhD Computational Biology 2014

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences- IMSc announces admission to Ph.D. programme in Computational Biology for year 2014

The programme is under the Life Sciences board of the Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), of which IMSc is a constituent institution. Before embarking on their research, students have three semesters of coursework, which consists of seven core courses, to be carried out at IMSc; elective courses, which may be taken at IMSc or at other institutions by mutual consent; and lab rotations, at collaborating labs in other institutions. The core coursework covers essentials of modern biology, essential techniques from physics, mathematics, statistics and computer science, physics of proteins and biomolecules, biological sequence analysis and algorithms, and systems biology. Elective coursework covers various topics in greater depth. Following the coursework and a comprehensive examination, students will embark on research leading to a Ph.D. degree awarded by HBNI.

Eligibility: Students with a masters degree in any field of science or engineering, who have strong mathematical skills and an interest in biology. Students should apply with the results of one or more of the following national tests:

JEST (physics, computer science)

NBHM (mathematics)

GATE (engineering)

NET (all sciences)

Holders of national fellowships such as CSIR-SRF, DST-INSPIRE etc may apply directly.

Send applications on plain paper to:

The Registrar,The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, CIT Campus, Taramani , Chennai 600 113, India

Include with your application:

A covering letter

A statement of interest

A curriculum vitae including university grades/marks

Results of relevant national test (JEST, NBHM, GATE, NET) OR proof that you hold a national-level government fellowship (CSIR-SRF, DST-INSPIRE, etc).

Last date for applications: March 31, 2014

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