Vinod Scaria MBBS, PhD
Scientist C
GN Ramachandran Knowledge Center for Genome Informatics
CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology 

Adjunct Professor
Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIIT-D)

Research Interests: Computational Biology & Genome Informatics
Contact: Email/Gchat: 

Core Scientific Area 
Computational Biology and Genome Informatics

Major Research Areas 
Computational Biology of noncoding functional RNAs · 
Computational approaches towards unraveling the repertoire of noncoding functional RNAs in vertebrate genomes. 
· Function and regulation of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs)

Clinical Genomics / Precision Medicine
· Hologenomics for pathogen identification in epidemic settings 
· Understanding genome dynamics and variation in pathogen genomes 
· Genomic Data, Standards and tools for Translational medicine (more about OpenPGx
· Computational Pharmacology and modeling Chemical Biology screens

Genome Informatics and organisation of information in genomes · Integrative Assembly and Annotation of Whole Genomes: We recently announced the whole-genomes of Zebrafish Wild-type strain and the First Indian Human GenomeFirst Malaysian Personal Genome

Integrative analysis and Community Annotation of Genomes and large Genomics data-sets. 
· Data Integration for Genomics Analyses 
· Community Infrastructure (Web 2.0 applications) and Semantic Web for Genome Annotation and Collaborative research. We recently are undertaking the Gene Ontology annotation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv involving a large number of volunteers and Web 2.0 applications, under the OSDD Initiative. More about this

Editorial Board Memberships
Journal of Translational Medicine
Frontiers in Systems Biology (Review Editor)
Journal of Orthopaedics

Member Senate of Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) (2012- 2014)

Awards and Fellowships 
Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (2017)
Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow, National Academy of Sciences (2015)
Bioclues Innovation, Research and Development (BIRD) award (2014)
CSIR Young Scientist Award (2012)
Senior Research Fellowship, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India. (2006)
Gold Medal in Biochemistry, Calicut Medical College, Calicut University. (2000)
Gold Medal in Physiology, Calicut Medical College, Calicut University. (2000)
Genecon 2000 National Biochemistry Quiz. (2000)

University of Pune
MBBS 2003
Calicut Medical College, University of Calicut, Kerala
Gold Medals in Biochemistry and Physiology
Pre Degree Course 1998
St Joseph’s College Devagiri, University of Calicut, Kerala
First Class with Distinction
Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination 1996
Silver Hills High School, Kerala Board for Secondary Education.
First Class with Distinction

Lab in News

  • OPEN MINDS 2020: MIND OVER MATTER Dr Vinod Scaria has been featured in OPEN MINDS 2020: MIND OVER MATTER , OpenExcerptsThe 39-year-old genomic scientist’s initiative provides ready access to genomic, epidemiological ...
    Posted Aug 4, 2020, 1:02 AM by Vinod Scaria
  • COVID-19 Response: Young Scientists Are Among India’s Unsung Heroes After the pandemic began, Vinod Scaria’s laboratory at CSIR-IGIB initiated a few projects to analyse the virus’s genetic data as obtained from different parts of the country ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2020, 9:42 PM by Vinod Scaria
  • The Gene Business Technology advances in gene sequencing are creating new opportunities for enterprises in healthcare and other sectors - writes Joe Mathew in Business TodayAre you genetically predisposed to some diseases? Do ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2020, 2:34 AM by Vinod Scaria
  • Genome sequencing by CSIR to help in Precision Medicine in India The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research has sequenced the entire genomes of 1008 Indians in six months, under a mission that was aimed at demonstrating capability and scalability of ...
    Posted Oct 31, 2019, 12:24 AM by Vinod Scaria
  • Genome sequencing to map population diversity Jacob Koshy | The Hindu NEW DELHI, APRIL 19, 2019 00:11 IST effort set ...
    Posted Jul 26, 2019, 2:14 AM by Vinod Scaria
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