CV

SURESH KUMAR SAMPATHRAJAN - BIOINFORMATICS CV
e-mail: sureshbioinf(at)gmail(dot)com
Website: Bioinformatics Web



EDUCATION
2006-2010 - PhD in Bioinformatics, University of Vienna, Austria
2003-2005- MSc in Bioinformatics, Bharathiar University, India
1998-2002- BSc in Agriculture, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Ph.D thesis work
Topic: Likelihood of protein structure determination
Position: PhD student, University of Vienna,Austria
Completion date:August 2006-2010

Research training
Topic: Implementation of Computational Pipeline for Musa ESTs analysis
Position: Bioinformatician
Completion date: July 2005-December 2005

M.Sc thesis work
Topic: Molecular Biodiversity and Banana Genomics: Anonymous markers, Gene Analysis and Access
Completion date: January - May 2005

M.Sc summer training
Topic: Remote homolog identification of GAGA protein in Mouse
Completion date: May -July 2004

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2005 (July - December)Bioinformatician, Musa Genome Project, International Network for the Improvement of Banana and Plantain (INIBAP), France
2005 (January - May) - Visiting researcher, Department of Biology, University of Leicester, U.K
2004 (May- July)-Summer trainee, Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, India

FELLOWSHIPS/ GRANTS/ AWARDS RECEIVED
1. 2006- 2010 - International PhD fellowship from Austrian Genome Programme (GENAU), Bioinformatics Integration Network (BIN-II)
2. 2009-The European Science Foundation Summer School scholarship for Plant Bioinformatics, Systems and Synthetic Biology, University of Nottingham, UK
3. 2007- Intrinsically Unfolded Proteins (IUP): Biophysical Characterization and Biological Significance, Budapest, Hungary -University conference grant
4. 2005 -Generation Challenge Programme fellowship for the proposed project "Enabling Biological Databases Interoperability to create an on-line integrated Musa information resource on Banana and Plantain accessible worldwide"
5. 2005-GCP travel grant for "GCP Annual Research Meeting", Rome, Italy
6. 2005-University of Leicester visiting researcher fellowship.

AFFILIATIONS
1. Member of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) (2002- present)
2. Member of Genome India International (GII) (2006- present)
3. Member of Scottish Bioinformtics Forum (2003- Present)
4. Member of the Indian Bioinformatic Society (INBIOS) (2002- Present)
5. Member of Computer Society of India (2004 - present)
6. Member of Linux User Group (2002- present)
7. Member of the Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Networks (APBioNet) (2001- present)

PUBLICATIONS
(i) Peer Reviewed Publications
1.Kumar, S. and Carugo O (2008). "Consensus prediction of protein conformational disorder from amino acidic sequence." Open Biochem J 2: 1-5
2.Kirillova, S., Kumar S and Carugo O. (2009). "Protein domain boundary predictions: a structural biology perspective." Open Biochem J 3: 1-8

(ii) Thesis/Technical Reports
1.. Kumar S. (2010) "Likelihood of Protein Structure Determination". Ph.D Thesis, Dept of Structure and Computational Biology, Univeristy of Vienna, Austria
2.Kumar S, Mathieu R and Roux N (2006)."Enabling Biological databases Interoperability to create an online integrated Musa information resource on Banana and Plantain accessible worldwide". Technical Report, The International Network for the Improvement of Banana and Plantain, Montpellier, France.
3. Kumar S and Heslop-Harrison P (2005). "Molecular Biodiversity and Banana Genomics: Anonymous markers, Gene Analysis and Access". M.Sc Thesis, Department of Biology, University of Leicester, UK
4. Kumar S and Rakesh M (2004). "Remote homolog identification of Drosophila-GAGA protein in Mouse". Technical Report, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, India

(iii) Oral Presentation
1. Kumar, S. (2008). "Prediction of Quaternary Structure from amino acid sequence". 2nd Austrian Genome Programme-Bioinformatics Integration Network, The Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna, Austria
2. Kumar, S. (2007). "Prediction of crystallizability of gene products". 1st Austrian Genome Programme-Bioinformatics Integration Network, , The Instiute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA), Vienna, Austria
3. Kumar, S. (2005). “Implementation of Computational Pipeline for Musa ESTs analysis". Generation Challenge Programme Annual Research Meeting, Rome, Italy

(iv) Poster Presentation
1. Kumar, S. and Carugo O (2008). "Discriminating protein hetro-oligomeric state from amino acid sequences". 2nd International Conference on Bioinformatics Research and Development (BIRD'08), Technical University of Vienna, Austria
2. Crepaldi V, Kirillova S, Kumar S, Sikic K, Carugo O (2008). "Structural Bioinformatics at the MFPL".Structure and Interaction of Biological Macromolecules meeting, University of Vienna, Austria
3. Kumar S and Carugo O (2008). "Discriminating protein hetro-oligomeric state from amino acid sequences". 2nd Austrian Genome Programme-Bioinformatics Integration Network Workshop, The Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna, Austria
4. Kumar S and Caruog ) (2007). "Prediction of Crystallizability of Gene Products”. 1st Austrian Genome Programme-Bioinformatics Integration Network Workshop, The Instiute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA), Vienna, Austria
5. Bonierbale M, Simon R, Roux N, Kumar S, and Heslop-Harrison P.(2005). "Conserved Genes and Universal Primers in Bananas and Plantain", Poster Presentation, GCP annual research meeting, Rome, Italy
6. Bonierbale M, Simon R, Kumar S, Portal L, Baum S, Roux N and Heslop-Harrison P.(2005)."Toward Diversity Assessment with Orthologous
Gene Markers", Poster Presentation, GCP annual research meeting, Rome, Italy.

INTERNATIONAL TRAINING/CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION
1. 2009. The European Science Foundation summer school scholarship for Plant Bioinformatics, Systems and Synthetic Biology Summer School, University of
Nottingham, UK
2. 2008. Symposium on Computational and Systems Biology Potentials and Challenges, The Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (IMBA), Vienna, Austria
3. 2007. Workshop on Intrinsically Unfolded Proteins (IUP): Biophysical Characterization and Biological Significance, 2007, Budapest, Hungary
4. 2006. Workshop on the definition of protein domains and their likelihood of crystallization, University of Vienna, Austria
5. 2005. Generation Challenge Programme Annual Research Meeting, Rome, Italy
6. 2004. National level Seminar cum workshop on Bioinformatics for Bioscience, GRD College of Arts & Science, India
7. 2004. Training programme on Genomic Projects and Bioinformatics, Centre for Plant and Molecular Biology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India
8. 2004. Seminar on application of IT in Bioinformatics. Biosciences Research Institute, India
9. 2004. Workshop on current trends in Bioinformatics Department of Biotechnology, Government College of Technology, India

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
1. Developed online information portal on Bioinformatics-(Which is rated as top
bioinformatics educational resources and cited in various journals, books, workshops,
Career services and various university websites.)
Website address: http://www.bioinformaticsweb.net/awards.html
2. Moderator for Bioinformatics Society of India (INBIOS) which is affiliated to International Society of Computational Biology (ISCB).
3. Organized “National level Symposium on Bioinformatics” named Motif in year 2003 & 2004 at Bharathiar University, Tamil Nadu, India.
4. Founder of BIMATICS- Bioinformatics Open Student Society which is non-profit group to discuss recent trends in bioinformatics. BIMATICS group address:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bimatics/
5. Developed interactive CD on Bioinformatics for National level Symposium on Bioinformatics at Bharathiar University, Tamil Nadu, India
6. Assisted in web development for Prof.J.S (Pat) Heslop- Harrison research group. Website. url: http://www.molcyt.com
7. Website designer for National level symposium on bioinformatics- motif'03 and motif'04
8. Professional science blogger- bioinformatics
Blog url: http://www.bimatics.blogspot.com


REFERENCE: Available on request

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