[BiO BB] Please suggest me on what course should I join and where can I find that course.

Indraneel Majumdar indraneel at indialine.org
Sat Jun 23 20:18:27 EDT 2001


A field related to Biology and Computers is Bioinformatics.
Bio-Informatics is Information Technology as applied to Biology.
Computational Biology probably means the reverse. This is related to
computers about as much as computers are related to information
processing. You are probably looking for Bio-Electronics, another
fascinating field of research. Bio-storage devices are already under
test, and neuron controlled processor prototypes are already in research
papers. A search for "bioelectronics" on google.com should get you loads
of info. The Center for Biochemical Technology At New Delhi (probably
close to where you live) is doing some work on the subject of your
choice. Journals like the "New Scientist" and "Scientific American" also
contain many non-technical articles on the subject.

Even though any information processing hardware need not contain
silicon-doped-crystals in it, the present state of the technology makes
it imperative that any transition to purely biological / bio-optical
based processing systems will have to pass through bioelectronics during
the development process.

Best wishes for your research,

On Mon, Jun 11, 2001 at 07:54:19PM -0000, Rupendra Singh Dhillon wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am to complete my bachelors in computer science this year. After this I want to go into a feild relater to biology and computers ( in terms of making bio-electronic interfaces, using/making biological components for enhanced computing e.g. making biological storage devices etc. ) I will be going for a masters soon. Moreover I also have a biology background since I had medicine during schooling.
> Previously I had bioinformatics in mind and hence I came apon bioinformatics.org and joined. After that I think ( if I am wrong please correct me since I have no detailed knowledge about this feild ) that bioinformatics is about using structures and mechanisms from the feild of biology to manage information in computer based systems. And so I think this is not the feild I want to go into. Please suggest me on what course should I join and where can I find that course.


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