Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility (BIF) at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been awarded first Position in the category of BIF (Universities) in Incentive Awards for Publications – 2017 for publication of research papers in the journals of high repute in the year 2016. This award has been given by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Biotechnology Information System Network (BTISNET) under the Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India.
Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility (BIF) is a computational facility setup by DBT at the School of Life Sciences (SLS), UoH. This infrastructure has been setup as a part of Biotechnology Information System Network (BTISNET) program of DBT, Government of India, to support Bioinformatics educational and research programs of the school. Such BIFs have been set up in selected universities and institutions across India. Every BIF is looked after by a Coordinator- a faculty member, preferably a professor. At the BIF, SLS Prof. Anand Kondapi was the coordinator till 2017 and presently Prof. H.A. Nagarajaram is the coordinator.