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


About me

Namasté! PhD studies from LJR lab at Roskilde and Aalborg Universities, Denmark, I founded in 2005, a virtual organization, that masks research projects in Bioinformatics online and builds mentor-mentee relationship. Now, is a regional affiliate of Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Network(APBioNet) and International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB). I also serve as an Associate Director of I am currently working as a Postdoc and Scientific consultant.


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.


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 and Bioclues You may find my favorite articles that I compile through Citeulike from time to time.

Select Publications

I respect Open Access Initiative

Research: Alfredo Benso, Stefano Di Carlo, Hafeez ur Rehman, Gianfranco Politano, Alessandro Savino and Prashanth Suravajhala. A combined approach for genome wide protein function annotation/prediction. BMC Proteome Science 2013, 11(Suppl 1):S1. Link

Challenges: Pranathi Pappu, Dhatri Madduru, Mohanalatha Chandrasekharan, Vijayachitra Modhukur, Sivaramaiah Nallapeta and Prashanth Suravajhala. Next Generation Sequencing Analysis of Lung Cancer Datasets: A Functional Genomics Perspective. Indian Journal of Cancer. Article in Press. 2013

Hypothesis: Claus Desler, Sine Zambach, Prashanth Suravajhala and Lene Juel Rasmussen Introducing the hypothome. A way to integrate predicted proteins in interactomes. Int J Bioinform Res Appl. In press.

*Book: Suravajhala P. Your Passport to a Career in Bioinformatics. Springer. August 10, 2013.

*Hypothesis: Suravajhala P, Sundararajan VS. A classification scoring schema to validate protein interactors.Bioinformation. 2012;8(1):34-9. Epub 2012 Jan 6. Link to PubMed

*Databases/Trends: Bolser DM, Chibon PY, Palopoli N, Gong S, Jacob D, Angel VD, Swan D, Bassi S, González V, Suravajhala P, Hwang S, Romano P, Edwards R, Bishop B, Eargle J, Shtatland T, Provart NJ, Clements D, Renfro DP, Bhak D, Bhak J. MetaBase--the wiki-database of biological databases. Link to Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Dec 1.

*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


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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 senior scientistsThe SAB and the NobelPrize.

Voluntary associations

Rotary International


Rotary E-Club and Rotaract organisation, Save Pune Traffic,,The Humanitarian Water and Food Award, Denmark, International Rotaract Club of Copenhagen, InterNiche, through Biowiki., thanks to Biofoundation.Rotaract club of SMILERotaract club of Pune Shaniwarwada,, , GiveIndia, CRY, UNICEF, Teach India and

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

Favorite past-time

I love to travel and in that process privileged to have been to over 40 countries so far :0) Can I reach my target of 100 countries before I bid adieu to this world?


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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