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About me

Namasté! I am currently working as a Postdoc in Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Foulum, Denmark.


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, long noncoding RNAs in human, focusing on Mitochondrial proteins. I have had intermittently worked on identifying the candidate genes involved in synthetic framework in bacteria. Eventually, the plethora of NGS data obtained from sequencing several organisms would essentially have many synthetases, known unknown regions, lncRNA-protein interactions, pseudogenes etc. This has allowed us to use the word 'Synthetome'. 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.

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I respect Open Access Initiative. Some of my periodic articles in Current Science and Linkedin posts attribute to my literary taste.

Perspective: Prashanth Suravajhala, Lisette JA Kogelman, Gianluca Mazzoni and Haja N. Kadarmideen. Potential role of lncRNA cyp2c91–protein interactions on diseases of the immune system. Front Genet. 2015; 6: 255(Systems Biology). Link

Editorial: Prashanth Suravajhala, Alfredo Benso and Jayaraman Valadi. (Challenges in characterizing the uncharacterized) Annotation and curation of uncharacterized proteins: systems biology approaches. Frontiers in Genetics. 30 June 2015. Link

Research Commentary: Prashanth Suravajhala and Tiratha Raj singh. Is HNF4A a candidate to study zinc finger protein slug? International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications 11(4) In Press. Link

Editorial: Jeffrey W Bizzaro and Prashanth Suravajhala. One Who Shares, Wins. International Journal for Computational Biology, 4(1):3-4. 04/2015. Link.

Protocol: Prashanth Suravajhala and Jeff W Bizzaro. A Conceptual Outline for ‘Omics Experiments Using Bioinformatics Analogies. BioProtocol 2015; 5(3). Link.

Perspective: Srikanth Chiliveru, Mahesh Appari and Prashanth Suravajhala. On Brucella pathogenesis: looking for the unified challenge in systems and synthetic biology. In Press . January 2015.

Letter: Prashanth Suravajhala and Kshitish Acharya. Whither Genome Sequencing of Passer? 2014: 1086-87. Link

Research Article: PR Shidhi, Prashanth Suravajhala, Aysha Nayeema, Achuthsankar S Nair, Shailja Singh and Pawan K Dhar. Making novel proteins from pseudogenes. Bioinformatics (Oxford). 2014. Link

Short Communication: Prashanth Suravajhala, Harsha Vardhan reddy Burri and Arto Heiskanen. Combining aptamers and in silico interaction studies to decipher the function of hypothetical proteins. Eur. Chem. Bull. 2014, 3(8), 809-810. Link

Commentary: Shidhi PR, Achuthsankar S Nair and Prashanth Suravajhala. Identifying pseudogenes from hypothetical proteins for making synthetic proteins. Systems and Synthetic Biology. 2014.

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. 2015

*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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