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BIRD Awards


Call for  Nominations of the Bioclues Innovation, Research and Development (BIRD) awards for the year 2023   IS NOW CLOSED.   The call for 2024 would be open on July 15, 2024. 

To encourage bioinformaticists in India who have  made outstanding contributions in the area of Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics, we have initiated the BIRD awards in 2011. This award is meant not just for academicians but also for scientists who have shown exemplary excellence in the field of Bioinformatics. While scientists who have been working for not-for-profit organizations will be given importance, the ones who are working for commercial organisations are no less exceptional if the research they have carried out has been widely honoured and have made longstanding contributions.  The awardee would receive a plaque and a citation with certificate. The awardee would further be invited to join the core team of Bioclues society.  The call for nominations is on the grounds of two categories:

  1. S/he is less than 40 years on or before  DECEMBER 31st of current nomination year
  2. S/he is less than 50 years on or before DECEMBER 31st of current nomination year
  • The nominee MUST be a life member of Bioclues
  • Self nominations SHALL NOT be entertained.  
  • Selection will be based on  scientific merit, nomination letter, scientific/technical evaluation and an online interview.
  • Women scientists are highly encouraged to be nominated.
  • The applicant should be nominated by his/her mentor or a colleague.  
  • Nominations must be submitted online.  
  • The society reserves the right to extend the deadline, if deserving nominations are NOT fulfilled.
  • The following are the requisites for assessment:
    • Promoted international stands for R and D in India.
    •  Created novel models/opportunities or Bioinformatics based tools.
    •  Mentored student researchers.
    •  Secured grants in organizing international events and activities in support of Bioinformatics.
    •  Have penchant for and respect Open Access and is an adherent to COPE ethics.
    • is a Life Member of  Bioclues.org

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