Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, New Delhi
Rohit Gupta is an Adjunct Faculty at IIITD and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at MedGenome, Bangalore, India. He also holds the position of Adjunct Faculty at IIT Madras, Chennai India. Rohit received his Ph.D degree in Computer Science & Engineering and M.S degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota, USA. Prior to this, he completed his B.Tech degree in Civil Engineering from IIT Roorkee. His current research interests are in fields of Computational Biology, Genomics, Data Mining, Machine learning, Medical and Bioinformatics.
Prof. Samir K. Brahmachari completed his Ph.D. (1978) in Molecular Biophysics from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. After a brief Post-doctoral stint in Paris, he joined MBU as Research Associate in 1979, became Lecturer in 1981 and then, Professor in 1997, before taking up the position of Director, Centre for Biochemical Technology (CSIR), Delhi. The Centre was transformed to the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR) in 2002. From November 2007 to December 2013, he served as the Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), which is the largest publicly funded organization involved in scientific and industrial research with 37 constitutional laboratories across India. Prof. Brahmachari is the pioneer of genome analysis using computational tools. Besides developing many novel Bioinformatics tools and databases, he has made major contributions in the area of miRNA mediated regulation of host- pathogen interactions and cellular regulation. His present interest lies in the utilization of genomics and computational technology to gain a systems level understanding of pathogenic organisms and develop low cost drugs and diagnostics to achieve the vision of affordable healthcare for all.
Dr. S. Ramachandran is an adjunct faculty at IIITD and senior Principal Scientist and Professor of the AcSIR in the Faculty of Biological Sciences. He recieved his B.Sc. degree in Chemistry Honours from St. Xavier’s College, University of Calcutta, and M.Sc. in Biotechnology from Jawaharlal Nehru University. He completed his Ph.D. in 1993 from Jawaharlal Nehru University. His research interests are Integrative Data analytics of biological Big Data, predictive modelling.
Dr. Vinod Scaria is an adjunct faculty at IIITD and Scientist at CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology. He completed his M.B.B.S from Calicut Medical College, University of Calicut, Kerala (2003).He recived his PhD from University of Pune. His research interest are in fields of Computational Biology and Genome Informatics.
Dr. Debasis Dash is an adjunct faculty at IIITD and Principal Scientist at CSIR-IGIB and Professor of the AcSIR in the Faculty of Biological Sciences. He recieved his Ph.D from Delhi University (1998). His Interests are algorithm and tools development, high throughput data analysis for comparative genomics, proteome informatics.
Dr. Lipi Thukral is an adjunct faculty at IIITD and Scientist Fellow at IGIB. She received her Ph.D.from University of Heidelberg, Germany (2011). Her research interests are in Multiscale Biomolecular Simulations, Structural Bioinformatics, Modeling and Visualization of Complex Molecular Data, Medical Informatics.
Dr. Swapna Purandare completed her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (Ecology, Evolution, Behavior) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA in 2014. She also did her M.S. from the School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Industrial Electronics from University of Pune. Her primary research areas are evolutionary ecology and biodiversity conservation. Her research focuses on investigating the adaptive and plastic responses of organisms to environmental variation and the ecological and evolutionary consequences of these responses. She incorporates bioinformatics, next generation sequencing technology, and analysis tools in her research. She plans to use eDNA and metagenomics approach for biodiversity assessment, monitoring, and conservation. Prior to joining IIIT-Delhi, Dr. Swapna worked as a Ramanujan Fellow at Jamia Millia Islamia and as a postdoctoral researcher at the Ohio State University.