SARAH S.CHERIAN
SCIENTIST F

  SARAH S.CHERIAN

Publications

Date of Joining Present Post: 01-09-2015

Address (Off):

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF VIROLOGY
20-A, DR.AMBEDKAR ROAD P.B. NO.11
PUNE - 411001 .
Telephone (off): 91-20-26127301/3 EXTN. 213
Fax : 91-20-26122669
Email : sarahcherian@icmr.org.in, cheriansarah@yahoo.co.in
Educational Qualifications:

  •  Ph.D. : Biophysics, University of Pune, Pune (1996)
  • M.Sc : Electronic Science, University of Pune, Pune (1991)

Discipline:
BIOPHYSICS



Research Experience:

Subject areas of interest:

Bioinformatics - Computational Biology, Genomic Sequence analysis and protein structure prediction, Viral evolutionary dynamics, Application software and database development, Data mining, Medical Informatics, Experimental and computational Biophysics
Professional Experience

  • 1991-1993: Junior Research Fellow, B.R.N.S, Dept. of Atomic Energy, India, at Biophysics Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Pune, India.
  • 1993 - 1994: Senior Research Fellow, Biophysics Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Pune & Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (B.R.N.S), Dept. of Atomic Energy, India
  • 1994 - 1996: Senior Research Fellow, CSIR, N.Delhi, at Biophysics Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Pune, Pune.
  • 1996 - 2000: Post Doctoral Research as a Research Associate (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, N.Delhi, India), at Biophysics Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Pune, and Bioinformatics Centre, University of Pune, Pune.
  • July 2000 – June 2004: Lecturer, Bioinformatics Centre, University of Pune, India.
  • June 2004 – May 2005: Associate Professor, Bioinformatics & Public Health Dept., International Institute of Information Technology (I2IT), IT Park, Hinjewadi, Pune.
  • Guest lecturer & contributory faculty in the Dept. of Physics, Dept. of Biotechnology and Dept. of Environmental Science, University of Pune, 2000 - 2005
Membership/Fellowship of Professional Societies/Associations :
  • Indian Biophysical Society (Associate Member) (1993).
  • Indian Society of Biomechanic (Member) (1992).
  • Awards:
    • Nominated for “Pioneers in Genomics Education” Class of 2010, by Ocimum Biosolutions and Gene Login, Hyderabad, March 2010.
    • Nominated for the Bill Gates foundation award to attend the ECI International Conference on vaccine technologies, June 2008.
    • Recipient of the R.K.Bhalla award by the Indian Physics Association for the best research student in 1995
    • Recipient of R.Chandrashekhar Memorial foundation’s Dr. M.R.Bhiday prize, for work in Applied Physics-Electronics in 1999.
    • Received certificates of excellence as well as paper and poster presentation awards in Conferences.
    • Participated in the ‘Young student program’, International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, July - October 1999
    • Received the AMBO support for the Int. Training Course in Molecular Biology, Osaka University, Japan, 2001

    • Recognized PhD guide in School of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Pune.
    • Chairman for the M.E. (Computer) examination for the Bioinformatics Course, 2002 to date, University of Pune.
    • Appointed as a member on the Ad-hoc Board of Studies in Basic Medical Science, University of Pune, 2006-2008.
    • Appointed as a member on the Ad-hoc Board in Biophysics, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, 2007-2009
    • Editor, “DHRUVA”, I2IT Campus Magazine and Mentor, Magazine committee, 2004-5
    • Selected by University of Pune as a member of the committee to frame the syllabus of T.Y.B.Sc. Optional Biophysics Course, 2002.
    • Actively involved with Dyan-deep Jankalyan Foundation, Pune, an NGO with a mission to work for the development of slum dwellers in the area of health, education and employment, 2002 onwards.
    • Resource person in the area of Bioinformatics in various National level workshops, refresher courses, tutorial sessions etc. Delivered a number of invited talks at colleges and conferences.
    Foreign Visits:
    1. PARTICIPATION IN THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE : OPTIONS FOR THE CONTROLOF INFLUENZA VII. TO CHINA
      FROM 2010-09-03 TO 2010-09-07

    2. PARTICIPATION IN THE 2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON VACCINE TECHNOLOGY. TO PORTUGAL
      FROM 2008-06-01 TO 2008-06-06

    3. PARTICIPATION IN THE WORKSHOP ON MOLECULAR EVOLUTION. TO U.S.A.
      FROM 2007-07-22 TO 2007-08-03

    4. PARTICIPATION IN THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE "OPTIONS FOR THE CONTROL OF INFLUENZA VI. TO CANADA
      FROM 2007-06-17 TO 2007-06-23


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