Bioinformatics and Pharmacogenomics: Tools to Understand and Accelerate Infectious Disease Control

  • Ashwani Sharma
  • Subrata Sinha
  • Surabhi Johari
  • Bhaskar MazumderEmail author


Population science provides a helpful hand to determine the impact of deadly infectious communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, among other viral and bacterial infections, on the population [1–3]. Timely information on these diseases aids in reducing risk, incidence and deaths associated with these diseases. It also helps to improve the quality of life for survivors. These research projects provided a common platform for clinical, basic and population scientists to work collectively to further improve individual and population health. Recent trends in genetic, epidemiology, [4–6] applied and surveillance researches provided useful clues to reduce the impact of spread of infectious diseases worldwide. Many studies, associated with population science in disease control, help in many ways to control the infectious diseases, such as:
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    It improves understanding of the influence of pathogenic deadly diseases on the population, including hereditary (genetic) and environmental factors that may influence a person’s risk of getting infected [7–10].

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    It may help in elucidating and understanding health problems among the population due to the influence of diseases and their pharmacological treatment or other preventive measures.

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    These studies facilitate the discovery of new treatments and the most effective ways to prevent diseases.

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    The study of population science enables rapid detection of infection among the population and also prospective cost-effectiveness analysis for treatment.



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ashwani Sharma
    • 1
    • 2
  • Subrata Sinha
    • 3
  • Surabhi Johari
    • 3
  • Bhaskar Mazumder
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Electrochimie Moléculaire, LEM(UMR CNRS - P7 7591, Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7Paris Cedex 13France
  2. 2.Institut de Recherche de Chimie Paris (IRCP), Equipe de Chimie Theorique et Modelisation (CTM), École nationale supérieure de chimie de Paris (ENSCP), UMR 8247, CNRS/Chimie Paris Tech)Paris Cedex 05France
  3. 3.Centre for Bioinformatics StudiesDibrugarh UniversityDibrugarhIndia
  4. 4.Department of Pharmaceutical ScienceDibrugarh UniversityDibrugarhIndia

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