Welcome to Bioinformatics Research Group
âSetting up of Bioinformatics Research at the Department of Biosciences, COMSAT Institute of Information Technologyâ
âComparative Computer Analysis of Promoter Architecture and Expression Patterns of Plant Genesâ (under NRPU; approved by HEC on June 04).
Main objectives of our research activity:
Creating a large plant-specific collection of RNA polymerase II (Pol II) promoters, studying their statistically significant characteristics and developing a novel computer tools for plant promoter prediction;
Creating plant-specific collections of genes with similar expression pattern and/or related to the same metabolic pathway or functional protein complex and developing computer tool for the identification of gene groups with similar expression patterns;
Development of Computer Tools for Prediction of Transcription Termination Regions in eukaryotic genomes;
Analyzing organization and expression characteristics of genes in higher plant genomes ( Arabidopsis , rice, Populus , grapevine, etc.);