Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi
Presently, I am working as professor & head of Computational Biology, IIIT-Delhi. Before joining IIT Delhi, I worked as Scientist at Bioinformatics Centre, Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH), Chandigarh, India. More information is available from following sites Home Page of Gajendra P. S. Raghava's Group (http://www.imtech.res.in/raghava/) , Computational Resources for Drug Discovery (http://crdd.osdd.net/) , A Customized Operating System for Drug Discovery (http://osddlinux.osdd.net/)and and Gajendra Pal Singh Raghava - Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gajendra_Pal_Singh_Raghava) .
Gene fusion detection in Plants
Fusion transcripts (i.e., chimeric RNAs) resulting from gene fusions are well known in case of human. But, in plants, this phenomenon is not yet explored. We are planning to discover the fusion transcripts/gene fusions in different type of plants by using RNA-Seq datasets. Further, we are planning to understand the mechanism of gene fusion formation and significance of fusions in plants.
Whole genome and transcriptome sequencing data analysis of Plants
In this era of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), there is huge amount of sequencing data available in the public domain. Any novel finding from these available datasets is major challenge for a computational biologist. We are interested in the analysis of whole genome and transcriptome sequencing data of different plants to fetch out the useful information from those datasets, with the help of bioinformatics tools. Currently, we are planning to study the gene clusters of secondary metabolite pathways in different plants.
Development of webservers, databases and computational pipelines for plant research
Development of database is necessary to compile and share the information with scientific community. We are dedicated to develop useful databases and webserver for plant research.
Another area of interest is to develop automated pipelines and tools for the analysis of high throughput genomics data, generated by NGS technologies.
Professional & Academic Background
Staff Scientist II (May 2017- present): National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), New Delhi, India
Postdoctoral Research Associate (2015-2017): University Of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
Research Scientist (2014-2015): Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
PhD Bioinformatics (2009-2014): Bioinformatics Centre, Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH), Chandigarh under Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India
M.Sc. Life Sciences (2007-2009): Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India
B.Sc. Biotechnology (2004-2007): Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), New Delhi, India
Awards and Fellowships
Junior and Senior Research Fellowship (2009-2014): Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, India
GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering): Qualified in years 2008 and 2009
Scientific Contributions/ Recognitions
Associate editor: Journal of Translational Medicine.
Editorial Board Member of Journal: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling.
Reviewer: PloS One, BMC Genomics, BMC Bioinformatics, BMC Biology, BMC Biotechnology, Frontiers in Physiology and several other journals.
Web Resources/ Databases (Developed/ Contributed)
A Platform for Designing Genome-Based Personalized Immunotherapy or Vaccine against Cancer (http://www.imtech.res.in/raghava/cancertope/)
GenomeABC: A webserver for benchmarking of genome assemblers. (http://crdd.osdd.net/raghava/genomeabc/).
Genomics web portal page. (http://crdd.osdd.net/raghava/genomesrs/).
Map/Alignment module of CancerDr: Cancer Drug Resistance Database. (http://crdd.osdd.net/raghava/cancerdr/).
Short reads and contigs alignment module of PCMDB: Pancreatic cancer methylation database. (http://crdd.osdd.net/raghava/pcmdb/).
Burkholderia sp. SJ98 database. (http://crdd.osdd.net/raghava/genomesrs/burkholderia/).
Rhodococcus imtechensis RKJ300 database. (http://crdd.osdd.net/raghava/genomesrs/rkj300/).
Genotrick: A pipeline for whole genome assembly and annotation of Genomes (http://crdd.osdd.net/raghava/genomesrs/genotrick/)
Development of Debian packages in OSDDlinux: A Customized Operating System for Drug Discovery. (http://osddlinux.osdd.net/).
A Web-Based Platform for Designing Vaccines against Existing and Emerging Strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. (http://crdd.osdd.net/raghava/mtbveb/).
☛ I am a DBT Certified bioinformatician (BINC, Govt. Of India) with deep interest in Genomics and next generation sequencing technologies. I have enjoyed my industry experience of 7+ years working on design, implementation and analysis of microarray data and high-throughput NGS data.
☛ I love the idea of automation and my passion for programming has motivated me to learn some of the top-notch programming languages like PERL, Python, bash and R. I have developed several programs required to analyze, manipulate or automate key steps in sequencing data analysis. Programming is so much fun!
☛ I am an avid learner and I often try to engage myself in online courses because I strongly believe that in a quickly evolving domain like bioinformatics, the only way to keep up the pace with is to keep learning, both within and outside the job hours.
☛ I support the concept of “open-source” and try to share as much as knowledge regarding bioinformatics and its scope with students. I have been formally certified as “lecturer” (CSIR-NET-JRF+LS, Govt. of India) and involved in providing bioinformatics knowledge sharing sessions and cross functional trainings to technical teams and graduate students.
☛ You can connect with me via gmail, LinkedIn or over a call to discuss ideas or if you need any guidance. Here are my contact details.
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