I am an Indian, born and brought up in Al-Ain, U.A.E. I arrived in Glasgow on September 2010. Presently, I am pursuing my Master of Research in Bioinformatics from this well esteemed university and further would like to become an independent researcher.[University of Glasgow]
The reason why I opted for Bioinformatics is because the field triggered my interest since my under graduation. I am certified with a Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology from Bangalore, India. During the course, I was intrigued with concepts of Molecular Biology and the interaction of it with Computer science. This led me to take up a Computational Biology project for my final year project that involved creating a database for the 'Nuclear Receptor Superfamily' which further got me a publication for my hard work. [for more details]
All the way through the Master's course, I have become well acquainted with Computing languages mainly focused on Java, Perl and Database creation and found myself performing codes which I never had seen before. Other interesting fields that I liked from the course were mainly Statistical analysis using the software 'R', Molecular graphics, Protein modelling and Systems biology which used Mat Lab.
The project that I have selected for my Dissertation is based on creating a database using MySQL for a Next Generation Sequencing data and then producing a graphical user interface that involved dynamic web pages written in 'Ruby' for client-server communication which is due to start on 23rd May 2010. My supervisor for the whole research project is Dr. Pawel Herzyk from the Sir Henry Wellcome Functional Genomics Facility.[Further deatils will be updated]
I would like to research more in the bailiwicks mentioned above mainly focusing my ideas towards:
- 'Normalization of thyroid hormone levels in patients with either hyper- or hypothyroidism resulting in a profound change in peptide levels.'
- 'Structural Modelling of specific proteins and using various ligands to dock them together that could serve therapeutic applications.'
- 'Creating a game for Phylogenies using DNA sequence alignments from different organisms that were matched by the user which could help researchers know how these combinations could involve evolutionary changes in human beings' could involve evolutionary changes in human beings'
- 'Using Digital Image processing techniques for Breast Cancer Imaging, Neuroscience and 3D Cryo-Imaging for viewing the whole mouse'
Apart from academics, my hobbies are collecting stamps and currencies from different countries, and listening to music, where my favourite band is 'Pink Floyd'.
The indoor and outdoor games that I play and have excelled in are Cricket, Table-Tennis, Badminton and Football.Contact details: