The Bioinformatics Centre (Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility) at St. Anthony's College, Shillong has been established with the grant (first release) received from the Department of Biotechnology(DBT), Government of India.The BIF, named as "Bioinformatics Centre", is located in a 500 sq. ft room located in the main building of the College and can be accessed easily by all authorized users.
The Bioinformatics Centre at St. Anthony's College was setup keeping in mind the major thrusts of the Biotechnology Information System (BTIS) programme of DBT such as ensuring that India emerges as a key international player in the field of bioinformatics; enabling a greater access to wealth of information created during the post-genomic era and catalyse the country's attainment of lead position in medical, agricultural, animal and environmental biotechnology.
The centre has an internet leased line connectivity with 4 Mbps. The applications software that are used in the centre include:
Subscriptions have been made to seven journals that are in the areas of Life Sciences and Bioinformatics and published in India by NISCAIR (3 titles), Indian Academy of Sciences (3 titles) and Bioinformatics Institute of India (1 title). Since our college is also a beneficiary of the National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content (N-LIST), Inflibnet Program, the BIF at St. Anthony's allows access to more than 3500 E-journals, more than 76900 E-books and Annual Reviews.