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.
My Post-Doctoral research was at Institute of Molecular Evolution, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. I did my Phd in network modelling of lateral inheritance in genome and language evolution. My current research involves investigation of the role of lateral gene transfers during origin of microbial higher taxa. My research is supervised by Prof. William F. Martin and financed under his ERC & DFG interdisciplinary project grants.
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 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.
3. HHU Researchers: Face to Face, an interview by Heinrich Heine Academy (HeRA), Germany (English)
2. Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland (English)
1. Report by Heinrich-Heine University, Germany (German)