Alumni

Minh N. Nguyen (BII, Singapore)

Hey, I am a Research Scientist at Bioinformatics Institute, Singapore. He obtained his Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from the School of Computer Engineering in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Research Interests:

His research interests are in the areas of modelling the 3D structures of biomolecular complexes and predicting protein-protein and protein-ligand interactions. His current focus is on docking of ligands to protein/RNA and developing computational techniques to study the interactions between biomolecules and small molecule ligands. He has made several contributions in his areas of research, and his software tools have been widely used and cited. He has published over 35 peer-reviewed journal/conference papers and book chapters.

Sagar Gore (Hans Knoll Institute, Germany)

I completed my masters in biotechnology with multitude of interdisciplinary courses.

Research Interests:

While doing short time curricular project I go t interested in how structural biology plays a key role in green fluorescent protein's fluorescence. I got an opportunity to work on quantum mechanical and molecular modeling projects to pursue my research interest further. I wish to contribute to computer aided drug design projects by studying the specificity of ligand protein interactions at the electronic level in the longer run.

Abhilesh Dhawanjewar (University of Nebraska, USA) Research Interests:

I am broadly interested in the field of Evolutionary Biology, especially in the Evolution of Genetic Networks. My current interests include the coevolution of Mitochondrial-Nuclear interactions and I am keen on employing an interdisciplinary approach to investigate the role of Mitochondrial-Nuclear networks and genetic incompatibilites in speciation.

Dr. Shipra Gupta

Shipra Gupta was a Research Associate at IISER, Pune. Before joining the IISER, she was working as a research associate in Bioinformatics center, University of Pune. She obtained her Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from King George's Medical University, Lucknow, India.

Her research interests are in molecular modelling the 3D structures of biomolecular complexes, predicting protein-protein and molecular dynamics simulations.

Research Interests:

Her current focus was on modelling the 3D structures of biomolecular complexes and to check how does protein properties change during molecular dynamics simulations. She has made serveral contributions in her areas of research. She has published over 12 peer-reviewed papers and reviews and one book chapters.

Kuan Pern Tan (Singapore)

I am currently graduate student in School and Computer Engineering (NTU Singapore) and Bioinformatics Institute (A*STAR Singapore). My research interest is with the modeling of protein 3D structure, as well as prediction/design of their biological functions.

Research Interests:

The broad aim of my current work is the characterization of protein environments. Several biological utilities derived from my research include protein small molecule binding site prediction, design of temperature-sensitive mutant of protein, characterization of protein hydrogen bond and prediction of the mutational effect on protein functions.

Binh Thanh Nguyen (Singapore)

I am currently graduate student in Department of Biological Sciences (NUS Singapore) and Bioinformatics Institute (A*STAR Singapore).

Research Interests:

My research interest is studying the protein-peptide interaction. Particularly, I am interested in the polyproline type II helices of peptide and its receptor.

Akash Bahai

I completed my BS-MS degree from IISER, Pune in December 2015.

I am doing my PhD from Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung