Combination: Bio-Informatics + Bio-Technology + Computer Sciences
Bioinformatics is the latest discipline of Bioscience which merges Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics with forecasting and molecular modelling. The science of Bioinformatics uses genomic information to understand human diseases in order to identify new molecular targets for drug discovery.
Its vertical growth is a result of vast pool of talent available in computers as well as Biosciences in India. The biggest IT companies such as Wipro, TCS, Infosys, etc. have set up Bioinformatics department seeing its wide potential. The answers extracted from Life Sciences through Bioinformatics, further add to understanding of the cell, diseases, medicines and other biological developmental processes.
There is a great scope for Bioinformatics in India. The career prospects in the field have been steadily increasing with increasing use of information technology in the field of molecular biology. You can get job opportunities in all sectors of biotechnology, pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences, in research institutions, hospital and industry. Some of the specific career areas that fall within the scope of bioinformatics include Sequence assembly, Database design and maintenance, Sequence analysis, etc.