The main focus of our lab is to reveal the yet unknown diversity of the Indian microbiome including gut, scalp, skin microbiomes in healthy and diseased individuals. We are also pioneers in sequencing and functional analysis of novel eukaryotic and prokaryotic genomes. We develop and employ new machine learning-based software for Biology Big Data analysis.
Research highlights: Indian gut microbiome revealed "The unique composition of Indian gut microbiome, gene catalogue and associated faecal metabolome deciphered using multi-omics approaches" published in GigaScience journal, 2019
Research highlights: Association of Flavonifractor plautii, a Flavonoid-Degrading Bacterium, with the Gut Microbiome of Colorectal Cancer Patients in India" published in mSystems journal, 2019
Research highlights: Complete genome sequencing and analysis of Aloe vera genome" preprint in BioRxiv, 2020