Biocomputing or Biological Computing is defined as the process of building computers that use biological materials, mimic biological organisms or are used to study biological organisms. Biocomputing is an interdisciplinary research area which links biology, computer science and engineering. The use of cells or biological molecules such as DNA to perform the functions of an electronic computer. It is a process of simulating organisms, in the controlled environment of an application which mimics a natural environment. It is possible to create conditions that are either impossible to reproduce in nature or are very rare and test how embryos and living cells will react to the environment and to regulated changes in the conditions of the simulation. It gives biologists an opportunity to observe the likely behaviour of an ecosystem, without having to physically construct and control natural elements. Three distinguishable types of biocomputers include biochemical computers, biomechanical computers, and bioelectronic computers.
- To set up a collaborative research environment to avoid redundancy and to develop simulative models which ease the experiment of biological processes.
- To provide training in biocomputing and support for biocomputing projects hosted by Adamas University
- To collaborate (share software, workshop, mailing lists, and good practices) with other national as well as international research on biocomputing.
Benefit of Students
- As it is an interdisciplinary research student will be able to gain knowledge and hands on experience in multiple dimension
- Students can efficiently apply biological phenomena in computing to enhance performance.
- It will increase the potentiality of students to grab better jobs.