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Scientist and Head of BIC Centre

Institute of Microbial Technology

Sector 39-A, Chandigarh-160036 (India)

Phone: 172-2690557 or 172-2695215;

Fax:172-2690585 or 172-2690632

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Ph.D.Students

Mr.Hifzur Rahman Ansari

Area of Interest ::

Gonomics and Proteomics, understanding host-pathogen interactions, database development and management, artificial intelligence, vaccines and drug designing, immunology

Present Status::

Serving under the DBT sponsored project ?Bioinformatics: Protein Engineering and Design?. Developing and maintaining Database Protein post-translational modification analysis and prediction by using support vector and other machine learning tools.

Previous Assignments ::

He did MSc Biotechnology from Madurai Kamaraj University obtained through nation wide entrance test conducted by Jawaharlal nehru University, New delhi. After completing MSc he did one year Post-graguate advanced diploma in Bioinformatics from Center of excellence in Bioinformatics, Madurai Kamaraj University.

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Mr.Bharat Panwar


Area of Interest ::

AARS-tRNA Biology, Non-Coding RNA, Comparative Genomics and Chemoinformatics

Present Status::

In silico analysis and prediction of aminoacyl tRNA synthetases (AARS) and their ligands

Previous Assignments ::

: Bharat Panwar is originally belongs to Village Baytu,
Dist. Barmer, Rajasthan.
He did his Bachelor of Science (Chemistry, Botany and Zoology) from Lachoo
Memorial College,
Jodhpur in 2005. For completing his Post-graduation, Bharat moved to University
of Rajasthan
Jaipur, where he did his PG in Biotechnology in 2007. He has been awarded by
DBT-JRF, UGC-JRF and CSIR-JRF.
He joined Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH) in February 2008 to pursue
his PhD in the field of Bioinformatics.
Currently Bharat is working as Senior Research Fellow under the supervision of

Dr. G P S Raghava in Bioinformatics centre.

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Mr.Surendra Vikram(SRF)

Area of Interest ::

Understanding and characterization of genome of Burkholderia sp. strain SJ98 using bioinformatics and experimental technique.

Present Status::

Characterzation of enzymes involved in the degradation of p-nitrophenol.

Previous Assignments ::

Surendra Vikram belongs to Dist - Faizabad (UP). He graduated in Botany ,Chemistry ,Zoology and obtained Master degree in Microbiology from Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University Faizabad (UP) Currently he is working as Senior Research Fellow in the field of Bioremediation Bioinformatics under the supervision of Dr. G.P.S. Raghava at the Institute of Microbial Technology.

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Mr. Shailesh Kumar(JRF)

Area of Interest ::

Development of in-silico tools for genome assembly and annotation from Next

Generation Sequencing data.
Present Status::

Genome assembly by using genome assemblers, Genome comparison and annotation.

Previous Assignments ::

He graduated from Jamia Millia Islamia University,New Delhi with Honours in
Biotechnology.
He did M.Sc Life Sciences from Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU), New Delhi.
Currently he is a Research scholar under the supervision of Dr. G.P.S. Raghava
at Bioinformatics Centre of Institute of Microbial
Technology(IMTECH),Chandigarh.

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Mr. Abid Qureshi(JRF)

Area of Interest ::
  • RNA Interference: Development of Improved software for automated prediction of highly potent siRNA using Machine learning techniques viz. Support Vector Machine, ANN, K nearest Neighbor etc.
  • Development of viral siRNA/miRNA database.
  • VirusSLpred: Development of SVM based method for predicting the sub-cellular localization of viral proteins within host and virus-infected cells. Phylogenetic/ Evolutionary Analysis of epidemic disease pathogens (Viruses) based on Nucleotide/ Protein Sequences.
    Present Status::
    Computer Aided Structure Prediction
    Previous Assignments ::

    Abid Qureshi graduated in science from Sri Pratap College, Srinagar Kashmir (2008). He completed his masters in biotechnology from Kashmir University (2010). He joined IMTECH in august 2010.

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    Mr.Ravi Kumar (SRF)

    Area of Interest ::

    Development of in-silico tools for understanding HIV-human interactions and designing of therapeutics against HIV.

    Present Status::
    • HIV co-receptor usage analysis by various artificial intelligence techniques

    Previous Assignments ::

    Ravi Kumar earned his B.Sc from University College, Kurukshetra university kurukshetra in Biological science with Botany, Zoology and Chemistry as the main subjects. He did his post-graduation from Dr BR Ambedkar Center for Biomedical Research (ACBR), University of Delhi, Delhi. Right now he is working as a senior research fellow at Bioinformatics centre of Institute of Microbial Technology, under the supervision of Dr Gajeandra PS Raghava.

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    Mr. Sandeep Kumar Dhanda (JRF)

    Area of Interest ::

    Immunoinformatic and Peptide based vaccine designing & Diagnostics

    Present Status::
      • Understanding immunoinformatics and its experimental design study

    • Previous Assignments ::

      He passed his graduation (Chemistry, Botany and Zoology) from Govt. P.G. College, Hisar (Kurukshetra University), Haryana. He did M.Sc (Medical Biotechnology) from Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana. Currently he is doing Ph.D. under the supervision of Dr. G.P.S. Raghava at Bioinformatics Centre of Institute of MicrobialTechnology(IMTECH),Chandigarh.

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      Mrs.Vijaya Brahma (SRF)

      Area of Interest ::

      Protein Engineering and Computational Modeling and Dynamic Studies.

      Present Status::
      • Presently working as a research fellow under the co-guidance of Dr. Girish Sahni and Dr. Balvinder Singh in Therapeutic Protein Project.

      Previous Assignments ::

      Before joining for PhD at IMTECH, Vijaya had a short Lectureship experience at HMV College, Jalandhar. She has done Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics from JNU, Delhi. She Post Graduated from M.S University, Baroda in Biotechnology and Done her Bachelors in Microbiology from Gargi College, Delhi University.

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      Mrs.Ruchi Sachdeva (SRF)

      Area of Interest ::

      Homology Modeling.

      Present Status::
      • Currently working on "Development of Ion Channel Database.

      Previous Assignments ::

      A graduate in Biochemistry from Daulat Ram College, Delhi University Master in Biotechnology from Department of biotechnology, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

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      Mr.Harinder Singh (JRF)

      Area of Interest ::

      Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics , Sequence Analysis, Database development and management, Artificial intelligence, Synthetic Biology, vaccines and drug designing

      Present Status::
      • Prediction by using support vector and other machine learning tools. Developing MTB Databases and Sequence analysis of swine flu.

      Previous Assignments ::

      Harinder Singh earned Bachelor's degree (B.Sc. Industrial Microbiology, Chemistry and zoology) from Panjab University, Chandigarh) and Master's degree (M.Sc. Biotechnology, Thapar University). He has also done one year Industry Program in Bioinformatics from Bioinformatics Institute of India, Noida and 122 Hrs Infosys Training Program.

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      Mr. Sudheer Gupta(JRF)

      Area of Interest ::

      Genomics, Proteomics and Immunoinformatics.

      Present Status::

      Prediction by using support vector and other machine learning tools.

      Previous Assignments ::

      A graduate from Ewing Christian College, Allahabad University. Masters in Biotechnology from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. .

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      Mr. Jagat Chauhan (SRF)

      Area of Interest ::

      Computer Aided Drug Design

      Present Status::

      Designing of drug molecules based on molecular docking and QSAR technique.

      Previous Assignments ::

      Jagat Singh Chauhan belongs Jodhpur. He graduated in Botany, Chemistry, Zoology and obtained Master degree in Zoology from Jai Narain Vyas University Jodhpur (Raj.). Currently he is working as Senior Research Fellow in the field of Bioinformatics and Cheminformatics under the supervision of Dr. G.P.S. Raghava at the Institute of Microbial Technology.

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      Ms. Sangita Kachhap(JRF)


      Area of Interest ::

      Molecular Dynamics simulation of Protein-DNA to study Protein-DNA interaction, in vivo dynamics and thermodynamic study of interaction

      Present Status::
      • MD simulation of restriction enzyme and constant pH MD simulation of Lysozyme.

      Previous Assignments ::

      Graduate from Ranchi University,Ranchi with Honours in Biotechnology. M.Sc in Biotechnology from Calicut University, Kerala. Currently as a research scholar (JRF) under the supervision of Dr. Balvinder Singh at Bioinformatics Centre ,Institute of Microbial Technology(IMTECH),Chandigarh.

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      Mr. Kumardeep Chaudhary(JRF)

      Area of Interest ::

      Development of novel assay methods for potential drug targets, drug discovery, protein structure prediction, software development.

      Present Status::
      • In silico methods for finding novel drug targets and their experimental validation.

      Previous Assignments ::

      He graduated in Zoology (Hons.) from Panjab University, Chandigarh . He did M.Sc. in System Biology & Bioinformatics from Panjab University, Chandigarh. Currently he is a research scholar (JRF) under the supervision of Dr. G.P.S. Raghava at Bioinformatics Centre of Institute of Microbial Technology(IMTECH),Chandigarh.

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      Mr. Rahul Kumar (JRF)

      Area of Interest ::

      Protien Structure determination by using crystallisation and bioinformatics tools , Protein and peptide chemistry.

      Present Status::
      • Working on a MTB protein for its crytallisation.

      Previous Assignments ::

      I did Master in Biotechnology from All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS), New Delhi. I worked on Alzheimer's amyloid beta peptide to solublize this peptide which is a major culprit in this deadly neural disease. .

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