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Prash.jpg ”The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education” ~ Albert Einstein

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About me

Namasté! PhD studies from LJR lab at Roskilde University, Denmark, I founded Bioclues.org in 2005, a virtual organization, that masks research projects in Bioinformatics online and builds mentor-mentee relationship. Now, Bioclues.org is a regional affiliate of Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Network. I also serve as an Associate Director of Bioinformatics.org.

Biography

I was born in coal capital of India - Kothagudem where I had my schooling at St. Joseph's High School and under graduate studies at Vivekavardhini college. I did my Masters from GGU- School of Biotechnology followed by project fellowship at CCMB, Hyderabad, India. I moved to Denmark in 2004 to start my PhD before I worked at Biosolutions and Cenitech, Hyderabad, India. Computational Biology fascinated me even before my under graduate schooling just because I was very poor in practising wet lab ;) research.

Interests

I'm a dry biologist curious to know how of a biology of a system. My interests are to study protein-protein interactions and top-down systems biology of hypothetical proteins in human, focusing on Mitochondrial proteins. Besides this iota of research, I mentor students online through MentorNet. You may find my favorite articles that I compile through Connotea from time to time.

Select Publications

I respect Open Access Initiative

*Methodology: Claus Desler*, Prashanth Suravajhala*, May Sanderhoff*, Merete Rasmussen and Lene Juel Rasmussen. In silico screening for functional candidates against hypothetical proteins. BMC Bioinformatics. 2009. 10:289 Link to BMC Bioinformatics article Highly accessed *-Joint first authors

*Research Article: Ramesh Katam, Sheikh M. Basha, Prashanth Suravajhala and Tibor Pechan. Analysis of Peanut Leaf Proteome. Journal of Proteome Research 2010. Link to JPR Sponsored access. *Link to PubMed Included in Proteomics thematic collection

*Editorial: Nelson N. Gichora, Segun A. Fatumo, Mtakai V. Ngara, Noura Chelbat, Kavisha Ramdayal, Kenneth B. Opap, Geoffrey H. Siwo, Marion O. Adebiyi, Amina El Gonnouni, Denis Zofou, Amal A. M. Maurady, Ezekiel F. Adebiyi, Etienne P. de Villiers, Daniel K. Masiga, Jeffrey W. Bizzaro, Prashanth Suravajhala, Sheila C. Ommeh, Winston Hide (2010) Ten Simple Rules for Organizing a Virtual Conference—Anywhere. PLoS Comput Biol 6(2): e1000650. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000650 Link to Plos Computational Biology

Appointments

Current
Recently concluded

Organizer-cum-instructor of the workshop Protein-Protein Interactions: September 19-23, 2011.

Instructor of the DBT/DIC-NAIP Bioinformatics workshop at KAU, Thrissur, India during May 2-16, 2011.

Organizer-cum-instructor of the workshop Mitochondriomics 2011 : April 4-8,2011.

Co-organizer, Virtual conference: Joint African-Indian Virtual Bioinformatics Conference 2011: February 10-11, 2011.

Past

Co-organizer, virtual conference: Bioinformatics to Systems Biology 2010 (BSB'10)

Organizer, Indian virtual conference on Bioinformatics 2010 (Inbix'10)

Poster chair, InCoB 2009, Singapore

Co-chair, African virtual Bioinformatics conference 2009

Biological Networks: Insights from Interactions at International Conference on Bioinformatics 2008 in Taipei, Taiwan

Mitochondriomics 2007

Miscellany

BioNetworks

My associates feel that I am a good organizer ;0) as evident from my office desk. I feel that's the way to brighten my work. I also blog sometimes aside pegging thoughts through Biospot and ABC Tales.. I dream alot so as you do and visualize cartoons through my dreams. Some of them could be checked through Biotoons.

I try to engage myself and learn something from biggies through Nature Network, The SAB and the NobelPrize. Whence in Denmark, I was involved in InterNiche, developing Biodenmark.org through Biowiki., thanks to Biofoundation.

Voluntary associations
Current

Rotary E-Club

Past

Rotaract organisation, Save Pune Traffic, The Humanitarian Water and Food Award, Denmark, International Rotaract Club of Copenhagen, Rotaract club of SMILERotaract club of Pune Shaniwarwada, Volunteermatch.org, , GiveIndia, CRY, UNICEF, Teach India and Mitoaction.org


I'm environ conscious person and so don't use mobile/cellular phones. In not using so, I believe, I'm saving handful of fauna every day without using the wireless networks :-)

Favorite past-time
Travelling

I love to travel, while enjoying a sip of ;) coke with lemon. I'm privileged to have been to over 30 countries so far :0) Can I reach my target of 100 countries before I bid adieu to this world?

Admiration

I'm a Gandhian and a great admirer of MK Gandhiji and Nelson Mandela and often take inspiration through Dr. Abdul Kalam's works.

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