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SCI-OMICS CLUB: Student club for Bioinformatics

SCI-OMICS is an initiative taken by the students associated with Pine Biotech (OmicsLogic) . The goal of the SCIOMICS Club is to help students learn about bioinformatics research via group sessions, easy to take courses, debates, and discussions. This club welcomes students from all fields of life sciences to come to meet together and learn from and with each other.

To join the upcoming session, kindly register yourself below

October 08, 2022 | 7:30 PM IST | 9:00 AM CST

Mr. Praharshit Sharma

What is Omics Logic?

A Growing Community of Students, Experts and Mentors

Our community leverages publicly available data, online tools for big data analysis and a network of mentors to help students learn bioinformatics, apply their skills to meaningful research projects and work with mentors on turning their projects into publications or research posters. The programs we offer provide training, access to high quality tutorials and tools anyone can learn to use independently. The program is offered at university, high school or community college levels as well as directly to citizen scientists around the world.

Aayushi Notra

President SCI-OMICS Club

Rutvi Vaja

Vice President SCI-OMICS Club

The Omics Logic Advantage

Self-Paced Learning

Study at your own pace online completing modules designed for graduate and undergraduate levels

Project-based Curriculum

Don't just learn about bioinformatics, learn while working on research projects with real data

Hands on with Big Data

Go from practice to research in a matter of days by leveraging the cloud-based analytical platform

Expert Mentors

When you start learning, you are not on your own. The programs are supported by an expert team

A glimpse at our previous Sci-Omics Sessions

Metagenomics and Microbial Communities - Dr. Christopher M. Taylor, LSUHSC, New Orleans

Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare - Dr. Kamal Rawal, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, India

Metagenomics and the Hidden Potential of Bacterial and Viral communities - Dr. Gareth Trubl, LLNL, USA 

OmicLogic Research Fellow's Journey to pursue Masters from ITMO, Russia. All about Admissions & Scholarships 

OmicsLogic Research Fellows's Journey for M.Sc Precision Medicine from University of Manchester

Systems Biology and Network Analysis for Disease Pathogenesis - Dr. Abhishek Sengupta, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, India 

Getting Started

Are you ready to get started? Then the wait is over, now you can simply register and start working towards your goals. Below you will find directions in 3 simple steps. If you need help, simply reach out to our team who will be happy to assist you along the way.

STEP 1: Register and Get Started

All you need to get started is an account on learn.omicslogic.com.

Once the account is set up, you can complete it by updating your profile picture and a brief statement about your background and goals. If you are not comfortable uploading your own picture, you can upload your university/organization logo or emblem. 

Make sure you update your name in the proper format: First and Last Name should be spelled as you want them to show up on your certificates. You can also link your account to social media. 

On your profile, you will find access to all of the Omics Logic courses, programs and resources. Once you complete a course, you can access the certificates by clicking on certificate option under profile section. 

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STEP 2 - Complete Basic Training

To get your starter qualifications, you must learn about the basics of bioinformatics, completing at least 3 basic modules. These will introduce you to the terminology and applications of bioinformatics in healthcare, biotechnology, pharmacy and agriculture. 

As you complete each step, lesson or assignment, you will start accumulating points under your profile. The objective is to get to at least 3000 points that will be used as a qualification for you to proceed to the next stage.

To view your points and see what each activity amounts to, simply visit your profile or check the course description. The rule of thumb is that each course adds up to about 600-1000 points: 500 for completing a course, 50 for completing each lesson and 10 for completing an assignment or quiz.

To see what courses are included in the "Getting Started" step, look at the collection: https://edu.omicslogic.com/getting-started-with-bioinformatics

BASIC TRAINING MODULES

 (Earn up to 3500 POINTS)

Omics Logic Introduction to Bioinformatics

Introduction to Bioinformatics

This is an introductory course that covers the topics of big data bioinformatics and its uses in basic research, healthcare, and the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. This course is designed to introduce undergraduate and graduate-level students in biology. Total points: 650

Omics Logic Bytes and Molecules

A Beginner's Guide: Bytes and Molecules

Every living cell has its own “hard drive” where it stores bytes of information needed to function and grow. This course is intended for all those interested in understanding how the current revolution in biomedical data impacts biomedical research and human health. Total points: 750

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Bioinformatics Research Project Design

In this course, you will learn how to identify a research topic, perform literature review to refine it and find a dataset for your project and translate ideas into an analysis plan that you can execute. After that, you will also learn about project presentation, writing and final submission. Total points: 500

Evaluation and Specialization

After you complete the basics, it is time to decide what you want to specialize in. You can explore various tracks to get familiar with technical skills and research topics in bioinformatics. To continue with training, you can choose between several options, like analysis of special types of data (genomics, transcriptomics, metagenomics, epigenomics, etc.) using the T-BioInfo platform, get training in data science using R and Python, or specialize in a topic like oncology, neuroscience or agriculture. Each track is available as a monthly subscription or mentor-guided program with weekly sessions that you can attend online.

Explore Omics Logic Programs: https://learn.omicslogic.com/programs

Certification

After you complete the training and specialization, you are expected to have over 10,000 points on your profile. By this time, you should also have the necessary skills to think critically about various types of data, identify important research questions that can be answered with bioinformatics and have the necessary skills to analyze data, finding answers. As a valued expert, you can now work with our team and faculty from various research fields to participate in a research project! 

Outcome 1 - Systematic Literature Review 

The literature review surveys scholarly articles, books, and other sources relevant to a particular area of research. The review should enumerate, describe, summarize, objectively evaluate and clarify this previous research. Knowing how to perform a comprehensive and systematic review is important in many areas, both in academia and industry. Completing a project using literature review might include:

  • reviewing current research and identifying unanswered questions
  • finding datasets to use for exploratory analysis and generate a hypothesis
  • reviewing methods applied to answer specific questions
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Presenting Project

Outcome 2 - Presenting a Poster for Feedback

After completing a research project and submitting it on the Omics Logic portal, you can get expert feedback and showcase your project in poster competitions and the Omics Research Symposium. This outcome provides you with exposure and allows you to showcase your achievements to an international community of experts that will help you revise and polish a project for publication or inclusion in your resume. Benefits of a research project include:

  • demonstration of a completed research undertaking
  • explanation of methods in the context of a project
  • experience inter-disciplinary collaboration in a research area

Outcome 3 - Publishing a Research Article

Once your research project is complete and submitted on the portal, a research fellow can then proceed with publishing their work in scientific journals. To achieve this step, it typically requires a longer timeframe, but will be possible with an Omics Logic Mentor that will guide the research fellow through this process. The drafts will be reviewed for editing and feedback to improve the manuscript. The benefits of publishing a peer-reviewed research article include:

  • Exposure in journals dedicated to a specific research domain
  • Real research experience required in many academic positions
  • Novel findings and critical review by the academic community
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Nov 01-Nov 28, 2022

Microbiome in Health and Wellness Hackathon

We are excited to welcome you to participate in an exciting hackathon - an event that brings together companies, universities and students to propose innovative ideas at the intersection of Genomics, Business, and Computer Science.

Register for the Hackathon - Click here

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