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

Assistant Professor
Faculty of Biological Sciences, Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR)
Adjunct Professor
Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIIT-D)

Research Interests: Computational Biology & Genome Informatics
Contact: Email/Gchat: vinods@igib.in

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
PLoS ONE
Journal of Translational Medicine
Frontiers in Systems Biology (Review Editor)
Journal of Orthopaedics

Memberships
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)

Education 
PhD
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

  • Interpretation of a malady: how scientists zeroed in on one family's rare and crippling disease The poignant story of an Agra family, where six children have the Nalband mutation. Jacob Koshy reports on how a group of scientists linked it to a rare and crippling ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2017, 11:03 PM by Vinod Scaria
  • The year of Personal Genomics (The Hindu, Jan01,2017) The conversation around personal genomics amplified in 2016, as did the range of diagnostic options - by Jacob KoshyRead Full-text here: http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/health/The ...
    Posted Jan 4, 2017, 6:47 AM by Vinod Scaria
  • Qatar exome study: An advancement in precision medicine (Nature Middle East) By Louise Sarant Scientists look at Qataris' exome sequences to anticipate response to two common blood-thinnersThe study, by a team from the Delhi-based CSIR Institute of Genomics ...
    Posted Oct 4, 2016, 2:30 AM by Vinod Scaria
  • Screening for rare genetic disorders at a point-of-click. (The Hindu July 10, 2016) Full-text http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/health/screening-for-rare-genetic-disorders-at-a-pointofclick/article8831110.ece
    Posted Jul 12, 2016, 3:09 AM by Vinod Scaria
  • Should you take that genetic test ? Jacob Koshy (The Hindu May 15, 2016) Full-text article online http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/should-you-take-that-genetic-test/article8601156.ece 
    Posted Jun 28, 2016, 2:48 AM by Vinod Scaria
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