Annesha Chakraborty| Bioinformatics | Women Researcher Award

Β Dr. Annesha Chakraborty | Bioinformatics | Women Researcher Award

Β Dr. SASTRA DEEMED UNIVERSITY

πŸ‘©β€πŸ”¬ A highly motivated Ph.D. candidate at SASTRA Deemed University, specializing in Bioinformatics and Biomolecular Crystallography, with hands-on experience in molecular docking, dynamics, and laboratory techniques. Possessing an M.Sc. in Microbiology and B.Sc. (Hons.) in Microbiology, Chemistry, and Botany, I excel in research and academic achievements. As a Research Intern at MEAB LAB and Lab Tech. Intern at Suraksha Diagnostic Pvt. Ltd., I contributed to multiple publications and gained expertise in DNA/RNA extraction and PCR. Currently engaged in molecular dynamics studies on COVID Mpro, biomass production, and A.baumannii’s efflux pump research. Passionate about advancing scientific knowledge and addressing real-world challenges.🌟

 

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πŸŽ“ Education

Doctor of Philosophy (2023-Ongoing) SASTRA Deemed University, India Bioinformatics Center and Biomolecular Crystallography Lab, under the supervision of Dr. S. Thamotharan and co-supervision of Dr. Vigneshwer R. Currently pursuing research funded by DBT-govt. of India. M.Sc in Microbiology (2020-2022) Grade: A+ (80%) [Ranked 4th] B.Sc (Hons.) in Microbiology (2017-2020) Optional subjects: Chemistry and Botany Grade: B+ 12th (High School) (2015-2017) Science stream

πŸ”¬ Key Skills

  • Molecular Docking
  • Molecular Dynamics
  • Schrodinger
  • Pymol
  • MegaAUTODOCK
  • Agarose Gel Electrophoresis
  • ELISA
  • qPCR
  • RT-PCR
  • Flow Cytometry
  • Online tools for nucleic acid or protein sequence-based analysis (Expasy, Clustal Omega, NCBI)

πŸ’Ό Work Experience

Research Intern at MEAB LAB (08/2021-09/2022) JIS University (Hybrid mode) Responsibilities: Worked on current research projects with PhD scholars as a Project Associate Intern. Co-authored 3 review articles and 1 book chapter, and contributed to 3 research projects. Previously worked here for Master’s thesis paper. Lab Tech Intern at Suraksha Diagnostic Pvt. Ltd. (12.08.2022-24.08.2022) Responsibilities: Conducted DNA and RNA extraction for PCR to detect HLA, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and Covid-19 virus. Performed RT-PCR and real-time PCR to detect RNA and DNA viruses.

Publications Top Notes πŸ“

  1. Title: Lignocellulolytic Microbial Systems and its Importance in Dye Decolourization: A Review

 

  1. Title: Microbial electrolysis cells for effective biohydrogen biogenesis from biowastes

 

  1. Title: Algae educed industrial enzymes production: a sustainable way forward?
    • Book: Industrial Microbiology
    • ISBN: 978-93-5461-997-7
    • Publisher: Astral International Pvt. Ltd. (Scopus)

Somayeh Hashemi Sheikhshabani | Human Genetics | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Somayeh Hashemi Sheikhshabani | Human Genetics | Best Researcher Award

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ«Profile Summary

I am a highly skilled researcher specializing in Medical Genetics with a focus on Cancer Biology, Cancer Drug Resistance, Noncoding RNAs, Computational Biology, and Genetics of Rare Diseases. With a Ph.D. from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, and a strong background in Cellular and Molecular Biology, I’ve conducted extensive research on genetic analysis of male infertility, identification of genes involved in various cancers, and prediction of regulatory networks using bioinformatics tools. Proficient in a wide range of experimental techniques and software applications, I am dedicated to advancing knowledge in genetics and contributing to the development of innovative therapies.

 

🌐 Professional Profiles

Education πŸ“š

PhD in Medical Genetics Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran September 23, 2019 – October 7, 2023 PhD Thesis: Genetic investigation of non-obstructive azoospermia families with cytogenetic and molecular genetic tests, and determining the relationship between genetic and clinical findings of patients.M.Sc. in Cellular and Molecular Biology National Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Tehran, Iran September 23, 2010 – October 27, 2012 Master Thesis: Alkaloid extract of Peganum harmala L. seed on the expression of Bax and Bcl-2 genes involved in mitochondrial apoptosis pathway in cancer cells.B.Sc. in Molecular Genetics Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran September 23, 2005 – October 7, 2009

Research Interests πŸ”¬

  • Cancer Biology
  • Cancer Drug Resistance
  • Noncoding RNAs
  • Computational Biology
  • Genetics of Rare Diseases

Research Projects 🧬

Genetic analysis of male infertility in a family using Whole Exome Sequencing. (Student Research Committee, Department of Medical Genetics, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; 2024)In silico prediction of non-coding RNA-gene regulatory network in primary gonad failure defects. (Student Research Committee, Department of Medical Genetics, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; 2024)In silico identification of functional single nucleotide polymorphisms of azoospermia genes. (Student Research Committee, Department of Medical Genetics, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; 2024)In silico prediction of coagulation system functional polymorphisms. (Student Research Committee, Department of Medical Genetics, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; 2024)Identification of genes involved in Imatinib resistance in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). (Student Research Committee, Department of Medical Genetics, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; 2024)Genetic analysis of families with non-obstructive azoospermia by Whole Exome Sequencing. (Department of Medical Genetics, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; 2024)Genetic investigation of infertility in an Iranian family with infertility in both sexes. (Department of Medical Genetics, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; 2023)Prediction of tissue-specific inflammatory LncRNAs in COVID-19 patients. (Student Research Committee, Department of Medical Genetics, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; 2021-2024)Identification of inflammatory miRNAs associated with COVID-19 and determination of their potential target genes using bioinformatics tools. (Student Research Committee, Department of Medical Genetics, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; 2021-2023)Identification of genes involved in the development of chemotherapy resistance in lung cancer. (Student Research Committee, Department of Medical Genetics, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; 2021-2024)Identification of common polymorphisms in the host antioxidant pathway against viruses and prediction of their effects. (Student Research Committee, Department of Medical Genetics, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; 2021-2024)Identification of genes involved in the development of chemotherapy resistance in ovarian cancer. (Student Research Committee, Department of Medical Genetics, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; 2021-2023)Investigation of the effect of oleuropein on miR-125b and miR-34a expression in ovarian cancer cell lines. (Cellular and Molecular Research Center, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences; 2019-2020)Investigation of the effect of oleuropein on miR-181b and miR-21 expression in breast cancer cell line. (Cellular and Molecular Research Center, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences; 2019-2020)Investigation of the effect of oleuropein on the expression of genes involved in apoptosis in cisplatin-resistant ovarian cell line. (Cellular and Molecular Research Center, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences; 2019-2020)Study of the effect of nanoparticles containing altretiamine and arstin on ferroptosis in ovarian cancer cell line. (Cellular and Molecular Research Center, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences; 2016-2020)Study of the effect of nanoparticles containing altretamine on ferroptosis-apoptosis in ovarian cancer cell line. (Cellular and Molecular Research Center, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences; 2018-2019)Genetic etiology determination of non-syndromic hearing loss families using Whole Exome Sequencing. (Cellular and Molecular Research Center, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences; 2018-2019)

Skills πŸ› οΈ

A. Experimental Techniques:Human cell cultureMTT assay (Drugs, Natural products, Nanoparticles)DNA and RNA extractionApoptosis assayROS assayElectrophoresisQuantitative PCRConventional PCRSonicationNanodropKaryotypingSanger sequencingWhole exome sequencingB. Software Ability:Various microRNA databases (TargetScan, miRBase, miRWalk, etc.)Various lncRNA databases (starBase, LncBase, etc.)Pathway databases (KEGG, WikiPathways, Reactome)Variant prediction tools (SIFT, Mutation Taster, Polyphen, CADD, etc.)Genome browsers (NCBI, Ensembl, UCSC)Primer design software and tools (AlleleID, Primer3, Oligo 7, etc.)Sequence analysis software (QIAGEN CLC Genomics Workbench, Mutation Surveyor, FinchTV, etc.)STRINGDBCytoscapeGene RunnerGenome expression databases (GEO, GTEx, etc.)

Workshops πŸ“š

 

  • Various workshops covering topics such as predicting LncRNAs, the role of biological systems in cancer, electronic resource investigation, Next Generation sequencing, molecular techniques, article writing, PCR, and bioinformatics.

πŸ“šTop Noted Publication

  1. Title: The effect of oleuropein on apoptotic pathway regulators in breast cancer cells
    • Journal: European Journal of Pharmacology
    • Year: 2020
    • Volume: 886
    • Pages: 173509
    • Citations: 43

 

  1. Title: Peganum harmala L.’s anti-growth effect on a breast cancer cell line
    • Journal: Biotechnology reports
    • Year: 2015
    • Volume: 8
    • Pages: 138-143
    • Citations: 39

 

  1. Title: Oleuropein reduces cisplatin resistance in ovarian cancer by targeting apoptotic pathway regulators
    • Journal: Life Sciences
    • Year: 2021
    • Volume: 278
    • Pages: 119525
    • Citations: 26

 

  1. Title: Growth inhibitory impact of Peganum harmala L. on two breast cancer cell lines
    • Journal: Iranian journal of biotechnology
    • Year: 2014
    • Volume: 12
    • Issue: 1
    • Pages: 8-14
    • Citations: 23

 

  1. Title: The impact of oleuropein on miRNAs regulating cell death signaling pathway in human cervical cancer cells
    • Journal: Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry
    • Year: 2024
    • Volume: 71
    • Issue: 1
    • Pages: 61-71
    • Citations: 1

 

  1. Title: In Silico Prediction of Functional SNPs Interrupting Antioxidant Defense Genes in Relation to COVID-19 Progression
    • Journal: Biochemical Genetics
    • Year: 2024
    • Pages: 1-27

 

  1. Title: Meta-analysis of microarray data to determine gene indicators involved in the cisplatin resistance in ovarian cancer
    • Journal: Cancer Reports
    • Year: 2023
    • Volume: 6
    • Issue: 12
    • Pages: e1884

Yubo ZHANG | Genomics Award | Best Researcher Award

Prof. Yubo ZHANG | Genomics Award | Best Researcher Award

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ«Profile Summary

As a senior genomic scientist with over a decade of experience specializing in 3D genome research, I have a proven track record of leveraging cutting-edge technologies to investigate the dynamic functions of transcription factors (TFs) and genes within intricate genomes. My work has significantly contributed to enhancing our understanding of enhancer-promoter interactions and gene expression regulation. Currently, I am seeking a role where I can utilize my expertise in translational applications, particularly in identifying novel drug targets and optimizing therapeutic approaches in areas such as cancer and stem cell research.

🌐 Professional Profiles

EducationπŸŽ“

Certification in Intro + Intermediate Python, CyberWeb Consulting, USA (2012): Enhanced computational skills for genomic data analysis and bioinformatics. Ph.D. in Hydrobiology, Institute of Hydrobiology (IHB), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China (2007): Conducted research on aquatic ecosystems, providing a solid foundation in biological sciences. M.S. in Molecular Biology and Animal Breeding, Huazhong Agricultural University, China (2004): Specialized in molecular biology techniques and genetic breeding strategies. B.S. in Animal Husbandry, Huazhong Agricultural University, China (2000): Acquired fundamental knowledge in animal science and husbandry practices.

πŸ”¬ Researcher Experience

Principal Investigator, Agricultural Genomics Institute at ShenZhen, CAAS, China (2016/05-2023/12): Led research projects focusing on elucidating the mechanisms underlying 3D genome organization and function. Director, NGS Facility, Agricultural Genomics Institute at ShenZhen, CAAS, China (2016/10-2023/12): Oversaw the operations of the Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) facility, ensuring high-quality genomic data generation and analysis. Research Fellow, National Institutes of Health, USA (2013/04-2016/05): Conducted research on transcriptional regulation and chromatin architecture, contributing to advancements in understanding gene regulation networks. Post-doctoral Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA (2011/01-2013/03): Investigated the role of chromatin remodeling complexes in gene expression control, utilizing state-of-the-art genomic techniques. Post-doctoral Fellow, Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore (2008/01-2011/01): Explored the epigenetic regulation of stem cell differentiation pathways, with a focus on chromatin modifications.

Awards πŸ†

The Elite Leading Scientists of CAAS, Category B, China, 2017, The Thousand Talents Plan, Youth, China, 2017, Distinguish Scientist Award, NIH-CAAS, USA, 2016, Overseas High-Caliber Personnel, Level B, ShenZhen, China, 2016, National-Level Talent, ShenZhen, China, 2015, Youth Talent Program, Category A, CAAS, China, 2015, Special Award, Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore, 2010, Special Award, Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore, 2009

πŸ“Membership in Societies and Editorial Boards:

Committee, China Anti-Cancer Association (CACA), 2021-present, Editorial Board Member, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, 2021-present, Editorial Board Member, Chinese Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2021-present, Editorial Board Member, Chinese Journal of Herbivores, 2019-present, Member, The Chinese Society of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 2019-present, Advanced Member, Chinese Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, CAAV, 2018-present, Committee, National Yak Industry Quality Improvement and Efficiency Technology Innovation, 2018-present, Committee, National Special Economic Animal Science and Efficiency Technology Innovation, 2018-present, Deputy Editor-in-Chief/Editorial Board Member, Global Journal of Animal Sciences and Medicine, 2018-present, Committee, National Agricultural Genomics Innovation, 2017-present, Editorial Board Member, Animal Models and Experimental Medicine, 2017-presen

πŸŽ–οΈResearch Grants Awarded:

Principal Investigator, Study on the regulation of Sox2 gene in embryonic stem cells by different long-distance gene interactions, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 31970592, 2020.01-2023.12, 0.58 million CNY. (Competitive Project), Principal Investigator, Research and application of key technologies for yak genetic modification and efficient breeding in Taxian County, Shenzhen Science and Technology Program, KCXFZ20201221173205015, 2021.01-2023.12, 4.00 million CNY. (Competitive Project), Principal Investigator, Analysis of synthetic pathways and heterologous expression of active natural products such as anti-tumor and anti-infection (sub-project). National Key Research and Development Program of China, SQ2018YFA090005, 2019.07-2014.06, 1.28 million CNY. (Competitive Project), Principal Investigator, Construction of cross-species three-dimensional genomics platform, Basic scientific research business fund of CAAS, Y2019PT18-02, 2019.01-2019.12, 0.20 million CNY. (Institute Funding), Principal Investigator, β€œPearl River Talents Plan” Leading Talents, 2017GC010063, 2017.05-2021.12, 0.81 million CNY. (Competitive Project)

πŸ“šTop Noted Publication

  1. Distinct enhancer-promoter modes determine Sox2 regulation in mouse pluripotent cells
    • Source: Genes & Diseases
    • Publication Date: 2024-01
    • DOI: 10.1016/j.gendis.2022.11.019
    • Contributors: Lei Huang; Xiusheng Zhu; Qing Li; Dashuai Kong; Qitong Huang; Jing Luo; Siyuan Kong; Yanling Peng; Yubo Zhang

 

  1. MAE-seq refines regulatory elements across the genome
    • Source: Nucleic Acids Research
    • Publication Date: 2023-11-10
    • DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkad1129
    • Contributors: Yubo Zhang; Xiusheng Zhu; Qitong Huang; Lei, Huang; Jing Luo; Qing` Li; Dashuai Kong; Yi Gu; Xueyan Wang; Chenying Li et al.

 

  1. Exploring the Role of Enhancer-Mediated Transcriptional Regulation in Precision Biology
    • Source: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
    • Publication Date: 2023-06-29
    • DOI: 10.3390/ijms241310843
    • Contributors: Xueyan Wang; Danli Liu; Jing Luo; Dashuai Kong; Yubo Zhang

 

  1. Genome-wide identification of silencers in human cells
    • Source: Preprint
    • Publication Date: 2023-06-23
    • DOI: 10.1101/2023.06.20.545673
    • Contributors: Xiusheng Zhu; Chao Wang; Dashuai Kong; Jing Luo; Biao Deng; Yi Gu; Siyuan Kong; Lei Huang; Yuwen Liu; Yubo Zhang

 

  1. Nucleosome-Omics: A Perspective on the Epigenetic Code and 3D Genome Landscape
    • Source: Genes
    • Publication Date: 2022-06-22
    • DOI: 10.3390/genes13071114
    • Contributors: Siyuan Kong; Yuhui Lu; Shuhao Tan; Rongrong Li; Yan Gao; Kui Li; Yubo Zhang

 

  1. Baiting out a full length sequence from unmapped RNA-seq data
    • Source: BMC Genomics
    • Publication Date: 2021-12
    • DOI: 10.1186/s12864-021-08146-4
    • Contributors: Dongwei Li; Qitong Huang; Lei Huang; Jikai Wen; Jing Luo; Qing Li; Yanling Peng; Yubo Zhang

 

  1. A single-cell genomic strategy for alternative transcript start sites identification
    • Source: Preprint
    • Publication Date: 2021-12-10
    • DOI: 10.1101/2021.12.09.472038
    • Contributors: Yanling Peng; Qitong Huang; Rui Kamada; Keiko Ozato; Yubo Zhang; Jun Zhu

 

  1. Induce Pluripotency via Specific distal enhancer-promoter associations
    • Source: Other
    • Publication Date: 2021-06-10
    • DOI: 10.1101/2021.06.09.447809
    • Contributors: Xiusheng Zhu; Lei Huang; Dongwei Li; Jing Luo; Qitong Huang; Xueyan Wang; Yubo Zhang

 

  1. Comparative Analysis of Super-enhancers Across Mammals Reveals Their High Function Conservation
    • Source: Other
    • Publication Date: 2020-12-08
    • DOI: 10.21203/rs.3.rs-121951/v1
    • Contributors: Yanling Peng; Yubo Zhang

 

  1. Exonuclease combinations reduce noises in 3D genomics technologies
    • Source: Nucleic Acids Research
    • Publication Date: 2020-03-04
    • DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkaa106
    • Contributors: Yubo Zhang