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Shijulal Nelson-Sathi
Principal Investigator
Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB)
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
shijulalns@rgcb.res.in


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I am currently a principal investigator at the department of Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. My research focus is to understand microbial genome evolution with a major focus on lateral or horizontal gene transfers (LGT or HGT). 

My Post-Doctoral research was at Institute of Molecular EvolutionHeinrich Heine University (HHU) Düsseldorf, Germany. I did my Phd in network modelling of lateral inheritance in genome and language evolution. (Supervisor Prof. William F. Martin)

I joined in Institute of Molecular Evolution (Previously Botanik3) on 2009 January. Before that i was working as a junior Research Associate at IBMS, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. I involved in developing a fast network based scoring algorithm for protein docking. 

I received my Masters in Bioinformatics (2006) from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India. And Bachelors in Computer Science (2004) from Kerala University, Trivandrum, India .

I attended 2007 EMBL-EBI summer project supervised by Nick Luscombe. Research students from many countries were participated on that interdisciplinary 'Funcltional Integration of Data' [FIND] project held in EBI campus. 

I carried out my  Master's thesis, 'Protein Contact Networks' at CCMB, Hyderabad supervised by Dr. Somdatta Sinha. Also I participated summer school in 2006. 

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