Dr. Prashant Pant

Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Prashant Pant is researcher, teacher and has keen interest in software driven analysis of DNA/Protein sequence data for taxonomic, phylogenetic and other homology based studies. Currently he is involved in understanding soil and environmental microbial diversity using Next Generation Sequencing approaches and sequence analyses of metagenomic datasets using computational biology approaches. He is presently engaged with undergraduate teaching as an Assistant Professor in University of Delhi.

 

THE EDITORIAL BOARD

FOUNDING EDITORS

Muniba Faiza

Muniba is the co-founder, and editor at Bioinformatics Review. She is a bioinformatician by training and is associated with South China University of Technology, China. She was formerly associated with Department of Computer Science, Jamia Millia Islamia, India. Her area of interest lies in computational biology and bioinformatics.

Tariq Abdullah

Tariq is founder of Bioinformatics Review. His areas of interest includes Bioinformatics, artificial intelligence and machine learning. His role at Bioinformatics Review is to develop and review content, plan and coordinate with editors. He also heads site administration. Tariq is currently working with Idea Quotient Labs and looking for a suitable PhD position to reconnect with academia.

Fozail Ahmad

Fozail is a Bioinformatician and a full time teacher with keen interest in Biological Sciences. An Associate Editor at Bioinformatics Review and passionately a researcher, Fozail has worked on Molecular Evolution as a UGC project fellow in Dyal Singh College, University of Delhi. His area of research interest are Systems Biology, Biological Networking and Mathematical Modelling etc.

HONORARY EDITORS

 

Dr. Arun Kumar Maurya

Dr. Maurya is author and reviewer at Bioinformatics Review. He is an M.Phil, and earned his PhD in plant physiology from University of Delhi. He also holds a degree in Law and a Diploma in Intellectual Property Right Laws (PGDIPRL) from National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore.

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Gupta

Dr Sanjeev Kumar Gupta earned his super-specialization in blood related disorders, DM in Hematopathology (2007-2010) from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi and is currently working as Assistant Professor at Laboratory of Oncology, AIIMS. He has earned MBBS (2000), MD (Pathology) (2004) and Senior Residency (2004-2007) at Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University.

Dr. Mrinal Das

Dr. Mrinal Das is teacher, researcher and author. He has been working as a post-doctoral researcher at the Translational Health Laboratory of International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi in the area of biomarker discovery for early diagnosis and prognosis of Tuberculosis. He has been involved in many prestigious international projects like Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He earned his PhD on purification and biochemical/functional analysis of novel plant protein of therapeutic importance from University of Delhi.

Dr. Shailesh Sharma

Dr Shailesh Sharma post-graduated in Bioinformatics from the University of Allahabad. He is a recipient of Italian Government scholarship in Biotechnology for the year 2005/2006 processed by the Ministry of Human Recourse and Development of the Government of India. He earned his PhD in Structural Biology from the Magnetic Resonance Center of the University of Florence. Formerly he was a postdoctoral scientist at USA -India joint research training program hosted by Seattle Biomedical Research Institute at the University of Washington in USA, the ICGEB and the JNU, New Delhi. Currently, he is a Project Scientist (Computational Biology) in National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI), Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.

Dr. Somdutta Saha

Dr. Saha, is presently working as a post-doctoral scientist at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals (USA). She is a Computational Chemist by doctoral training (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences) with a Masters degree in Bioinformatics from West Bengal University of Technology, Calcutta, India. Her broad area of research is microbial immuno-modulators which fine tune the microbial imbalance in several autoimmune disorders like Chron's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), etc. To investigate this, she is focusing on the gut microbiome for associated disease signatures, candidate compound screening, prioritization and validation efforts that can enter the next stage of the drug discovery pipeline. She is also interested in designing small peptides as novel therapeutics for cancer treatment.

Dr. Prerna Pandey

Dr. Pandey is a biotechnologist by training, with several years of wet lab research experience. She worked as a senior research fellow at International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi and earned her doctorate in Biotechnology from Banasthali University, Rajasthan. During PhD, she worked on isolation and molecular characterisation of Geminiviruses and gene silencing using the RNA interference (RNAi) technology. In the past, Dr. Prerna has worked in the Biochemical research and development department at Transasia Biomedicals, Mumbai where she focussed on protein sequence analysis for antigenicity and development of diagnostic kits for various hormonal disorders and infectious diseases. She also worked at Advance Enzyme Technologies, Thane as a scientist, where one of her tasks included determination of gene copy number and sequence analysis of the production strain. She has published papers in peer reviewed journals in the field, and has a submitted a number of Geminivirus genome sequences in the GenBank, including two novel ones. Prerna has also completed her editing course from Society for the promotion of Editors and Proofreaders and now works as a freelance scientific writer and editor.

Dr. Pratibha Pant

Dr. Pratibha Pant née Singh is a Plant Molecular Biologist and Plant Virologist. Her main area of research is Plant-Virus Interactions mainly focussing on Begomoviral Infections. She has worked on Viral Genome Sequencing, Sequence Analyses, and Molecular phylogenetic studies. To her credit are, a number of viral gene sequences including one novel report submitted in GenBank.

Dr. Shankaracharya

Dr Shankaracharya is a teacher, researcher and a well-published author. He has done his PhD on "Development of an intelligent system for early detection of diabetes risk in Indian population and evaluation of its performance". He is a trained Biotechnologist and a Bioinformatician with very vast experience. He has been involved in developing Bioinformatics Database, Applications and Softwares. Dr. Shankar is currently involved with the development of applications and pipelines for Next Generation Sequence data analysis of whole genome and whole exome DNA sequences of various cancer datasets. He is also involved in developing bioinformatics applications for disease risk prediction modeling for various diseases using classification and regression based machine-learning techniques. At present, he is pursuing Post Doctoral research at The Epidemiology Department, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

Dr. Vikrant Sangar

Dr. Vikrant C. Sangar did his BSc. (Hons.) Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from University of Central Lancashire, UK and post-graduation in Medical Oncology from University of Nottingham, UK. His PhD was on “Human Papillomavirus Vaccines” in Medical Pharmacology from Maharashtra University of Health Science, Nashik, India. Currently, he is dealing with genetic diseases diagnosis and is heading Molecular Biology department of Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children and Institute of child Health Research Society, Parel. In the past, he was associated with Haffkine Institute for Training, Research and Testing (Parel, Mumbai) as Scientific officer in Dept. of Virology. He has also worked for Johns Hopkins University Clinical Trial Unit as Lab Research officer.

Dr. Roopam Sharma

Dr. Roopam is a teacher, researcher and author. Currently, she is working as a Post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, Canada for the past three years. Her research area is focussed on “Characterisation of gene family for Raffinose family oligosaccharides in lentil” and “Characterisation of markers for the AvrYr10 gene for Yellow rust”. In the past, she acquired her M.Phil in Plant Physiology and PhD in Molecular Embryology from University of Delhi.

Dr. Usha Bhardwaj

Dr. Usha Bharadwaj is a researcher and author. She has done her PhD in plant-insect interactions from University of Delhi. Currently, she is a post-doctoral researcher in City University of New York, New York, USA (CUNY). Her area of research involves study of protein-nucleic acid interactions and macromolecular biological assemblies using molecular biology, biophysical and bioinformatics methods.

Dr. Anil Kumar

Dr. Anil Kumar is a teacher and author on Plant Taxonomy and Systematics. He is a subject expert on plant taxonomic and phylogenetic studies and is involved with the journal for preparing a database for identification of plant wealth of India.

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Dr. Joshi received his Ph.D. degree from Department of Botany, University of Delhi. His major area of research are agricultural biotechnology, genetics and Molecular Biology. Presently he is associated with University of Delhi as Assistant Professor.

Dr. Ankur R Bhardwaj

Dr. Bhardwaj has done M.Phil. in the field of DNA markers assisted crop improvement and obtained his Ph.D. in the field of structural and functional genomics from University of Delhi. His major focus of research was to understand how reprogramming of gene expression instigates plant responses to adverse environment, more specifically interrogating the role of coding (mRNA) and non-coding (miRNA, siRNA) RNAs. He also specializes in next generation sequencing driven assembly, profiling and characterization of genome, transcriptome, degradome and interactome. Currently, he is involved in academics and is teaching as an Assistant professor in University of Delhi.

Dr. Digvijay Verma

Dr. Digvijay Verma has been working on functional metagenomics for last seven years focussing on retrieval of hydrolytic enzymes and salt tolerant genes. During his PhD (Microbiology), he worked on retrieval of thermo-alkali-stable xylanase encoding genes using metagenomic approach. He has been a postdoctoral fellow at prestigious CSIR-IGIB. With the eager to explore the hidden microflora, he moved on to sequence based metagenomics and at present, his research seeks to reveal the diversity of oral microbiome using Next generation sequencing approach. At present, he is also working as an assistant professor at University of Delhi.

Dr. Abdullah Farooque (Deceased)

Dr. Farooque, PhD from Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS) and Hamdard University and later on a post-doctoral researcher working on targeting the T-regulatory cells for improving immune response to tumors at GRU Cancer Centre, Augusta, Georgia, USA. During PhD, his work was to study the role of immune system in Radio and Adjuvant therapy in cancer for therapeutic gain. He had published several research and review articles in National and International journals and received several awards in National and International conferences. Recently he was appointed as a Chief Advisor in Kapman Life Science Academy, Delhi. Dr. Farooque left for heavenly abode in August 19, 2016 in USA. Although he is no more with us, but his inspirational work will always keep us motivated.

CONTRIBUTORS

Nabajit Das

Visiting researcher at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research(IISER) Kolkata and Invited reviewer at Bioinformation.

Manish Kumar Mishra

Jamia Millia Islamia. New Delhi

Altaf Abdul Kalam

Jamia Millia Islamia. New Delhi.

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