Dr. Vishal Acharya



Professional Experience

Scientist & Assistant Professor, 

Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR)

 CSIR - IHBT, Palampur (Aug 2014 -continuing)

Academic Background

Scientist Fellow , CSIR - IHBT, Palampur (Oct 2011-Aug 2014)

Ph.D. (Computational Biology/Bioinformatics) CDFD Hyderabad (2005 - 2011)

(Supervisor: Dr. H.A. Nagarajaram)

M.Sc (Biotechnology) Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai (2003-2005) 

Academic Achievements

  1. All India Combined Examination for ICAR’s JRF, 2003-2004.

  2. Department of Biotechnology Fellow (DBT-Fellow) (2003) for M.Sc. through All India JNU Entrance Exam conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University -2003

  3. Junior Research Fellow (2005) for Ph.D. granted by Department of Biotechnology (DBT).

  4. Travel fellowship awarded by European Science Foundation, Dresden,Germany,14th-17th April 2010.

  5. Received Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA)Young Scientist Award -2014 (New Biology) from Vice-President of India, in the  101st Indian Science Congress held at University of Jammu during 3 -7 Feb ,2014.

  6. Received Young Scientist Award for Best Paper Presentation by Society of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, New Delhi at National Conference on " The Science of Omics for Agricultural Productivity: Future Perspectives" held at G.B. Pant University of  Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, 4-6 March, 2014

  7. Bagged BIRD-Award 2016 with certificate of appreciation for outstanding contribution in the field of Bioinformatics and Functional genomics under the age of 35. This award is given by BIOCLUES Organisation, an affiliate of International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) and Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Network (Award News Link)

Oral Talks Invited

  1. Invited and presented the oral talk Prediction of Deleterious Human Membrane Transporter Polymorphisms” at HUGO’s 13th Human Genome, MeetingGenomics and the Future of Medicine” on 27th-30th September, 2008, Hyderabad, India.
  2. Invited and presented the oral talk “Hansa: An automated method for discriminating disease and neutral human nsSNPs” at Indo-French Bioinformatics Meetings on 23rd -25th March, 2011, Hyderabad, India.
  3. Invited and presented the talk regarding "The Science of Omics for Agricultural Productivity: Future Perspectives" at G. B. Pant Agriculture University, Pantnagar on March 4-6, 2014.
  4.  Invited and presented talk to the scientists attending compulsory training programme conducted by ICAR on "Functional Analysis of Pathogenicity genes of Plant Pathogens" at IARI, New Delhi, on 6 January, 2016.    
  5.   Invited and presented talk on Biosciences Study Circle (BSC) seminar on  “Quandary in the distribution of defense signalling regulators in the genome of early green plants" to faculty and PG students  at Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala, on 27th April, 2016.
  6. Invited and delivered a lecture on “Bioinformatics: History, Present and Future Prospective: National Challenges Ahead”, National Science Day on 28th Feb, 2017 at Abhilakshi University, Mandi.

Professional Membership

1.    Life Member of The Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA)