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Speaker: R. Sowdhamini

posted Sep 30, 2015, 11:38 PM by Bioinformatica Indica   [ updated Sep 30, 2015, 11:39 PM ]
Dr. R. Sowdhamini

Dr. R. Sowdhamini, Professor, NCBS (TIFR).

Dr. R. Sowdhamini, a post-graduate from IIT, Chennai in Basic Chemistry, pursued her PhD. at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. She did her post-doctoral studies under Prof. Sir Tom Blundell at Birkbeck College London and later at Biochemistry Department at the University of Cambridge after which she joined the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru. She is currently a Professor at NCBS (TIFR). She leads a group whose broad interests are in Computational approaches to study proteins. Sowdhamini is internationally known for her inputs in the classification of protein fold similarities, in protein structural domains and in the application of protein structural motifs to recognize relationships at the super family level. She has developed methods in the laboratory for the recognition of distant members of a protein family and small molecules that could abrogate protein-protein interactions. She has over 190 publications to her credit and has received the Bharat Jyoti Award certificate from the International Friendship Society and the Glory India Gold medal from the Institute of Success Awareness.