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A Crash Course in Bioinformatics

IDRACK is conducting this course, for students and researchers alike, who want to get some expertise in the area of Bioinformatics. Hopefully this will allow people to utilize this time at home effectively. Start date: 6th June, 2020 Duration: 4-5 Weeks Days: Saturday and Sunday Time: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM (Pakistan time) Venue: Zoom… Read More »

Report on the Impact of September 2019 Outreach by IDRACK

Compiled by: Maria Shah Edited by:  Tehreem Jamil IDRACK is a non-profit initiative, specializing in scientific computing and research methods in natural sciences and healthcare. It focuses on improving the state of research in Pakistan, through a comprehensive  three-tiered approach including exposure, training and research. Research scholars in Pakistan do not have sufficient opportunities where… Read More »

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate

Background: It is hard to imagine that we are still debating this 223 years after the successful development of the first vaccine, in 1796, by Edward Jenner. To a Pakistani this may seem like a debate in the west but locally people are increasingly refusing to vaccinate their children on various grounds. This also made… Read More »

Scales in the Universe

Most humans think that they are the centre of the Universe. While in one way, the way they want to believe it, may not be true, they may be right in another way. Let’s dig further and explore if this is really true. We start by introducing the definition of a “metre”, a unit of… Read More »

The Protein Structure Series: Post – IV

Recap: Just to refresh for myself and all of you, what we have been looking at so far in the Protein Structure Series is understanding protein structures. While many text books already cover a lot of the basic stuff, these posts are especially structured for aspiring researchers who want to start working with protein structures… Read More »

Workshops 2019

IDRACK is now accepting expression of interests from students, faculties and universities to host scientific training workshops in 2019. If you are interested please follow the steps outlined below: If you haven’t already filled out the general scientific interest survey please do so now. Please visit our IDRACK’s Facebook page and comment on the latest post… Read More »

IDRACK: Privacy Policy

Who we are Our website address is: What personal data we collect and why we collect it Comments When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from… Read More »