Genomics & Informatics

GENOMICS AND INFORMATION

Bioinformatics analyses of microbial and insect genomes

I have been involved with bioinformatics analyses of candidate genes that affect variety of behavioral traits in honeybees and other organisms. I have also been interested in functional analyses of insect mitochondrial genomes using ERGO bioinformatics suite. In addition, I have been successful in identifying an open-reading frame encoding an NAD-dependent DNA ligase in the draft genome of salt-loving euryarchaeon, Haloferax volcanii using a variety of bioinformatics tools. At present I am looking at understanding the role of PKC family in general and to use the protein kinase family as a model via sequence analysis & evolution in higher organisms. Please refer to my recent publication list for more information.