Pakistani Software to analyse molecular biology data
LAHORE : The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology (IBBT) has developed bioinformatics software for the analysis of molecular biology data.
This technology will be used to develop phylogenetic trees to deal with identifying and understanding the evolutionary relationships among different organisms.
This was stated by UVAS Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Nawaz during a briefing on the HEC conference/exhibition on “setting standards for the 21st centaury Pakistan; Universities building economy” on Saturday at syndicate room. All faculty members were also present on the occasion.
Dr Nawaz said that the UVAS had entered in a new era of development of bioinformatics software and the first time in Pakistan developed unique bioinformatics software adding that UVAS foreseeing the importance of emerging fields of science took the initiative of establishing and initiation of new disciplines like bioinformatics.
He said that the Universities were producing finished products of leadership, innovative mindset and intellectual who were playing their role in addressing national challenges and problems.
Earlier, IBBT director Prof Dr Masroor Elahi Baber said that the software was developed by using BioJava and Forester, the latest Java-based platforms for software development which understand problems and analyse molecular biology data.