Functional Genomics and Bio-Informatics

We apply genomic technologies to understand the concepts of traditional life science practice

Our center aim to carryout large-scale studies in relation to conservation and traditional medicine. We analyze big bioinformatics data from larger studies through data transformation towards useful inferences and conclusive concepts

Recent advances in DNA sequencing, molecular cloning, and gene editing helped remarkably in understanding the biology of life forms in our nature. Reduced cost and increased speed of DNA sequencing have led to rapid growth of genomics.

Functional significance of genomic elements (genes, RNA, proteins, small molecules and phenotype) are still being unravelled in many organisms. The data coming out from large-scale functional genomics studies need to be stored, analyzed and interpreted.

This requires a high-end computing facility and data center to cater towards the scientific community. India being a country having the richest biodiversity hotspots in the world, there is huge scope to decode genomes, understand and harness functionality of biodiversity through functional genomics and bioinformatics approaches.

Our Current Research Projects.

Medicinal Plants & Ayurgenomics (Bhodi tree, Karkatashringi (Pistacia integerrima), Sita Tree (Saraca asoca), Amrutaballi (Tinospora cordiflora), Amla (Embelica officianalis)

Food Crop (Rice (Oryza sativa) and Raagi (Eleusine coracana.)

Microbiome (Human, Bhodi, Neem, Karkatashringi, Malaria, Cow Microbiome)

Technology (NGS, Bioinformatics tools, HLA(Human Leukocyte Antigen), Genealogy Database, DNA fingerprinting)

Phylogenetic Databases

Our Expertise and Resources.

  • Functional Genomics (Clinical, Medicinal Plants, Pharma, Medical etc)

  • Microbiome (Host-pathogen interactions, Culturomics,)

  • Ayurgenomics (Clinical, Ayurbiology)

  • Plant genomics (Horticulture, Agriculture)

  • Conservation and Forestry

  • Computational Biology (Big Data Analyses, Omic Database and software Development)

Our Team

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Dr. Pavithra N

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