|Name||Dr. Surajit Basak|
|Date of joining ICMR||6th December 2017|
|Date of joining present post:||6th December 2017|
|Graduation:||Chemistry (Calcutta University)|
|Post Graduation :||Chemistry (Calcutta University)|
|Doctoral||(Bose Institute/Jadavpur University)|
One of the major endeavors of the work of Dr. Basak is to set up a model to predict and characterize unknown strain about their potential to cause disease outbreak. The predictive model successfully developed for an imminent H1N1 outbreak in early 2015 is extremely important with respect to public health. Besides, his work on identification of various factors involved in adverse drug reactions in target proteins to develop therapeutic drugs with minimal/no side effect is very important. The predictive model for human drug side effect associated genes is a significant step in terms of reducing the risk of drug side effect.
Mapping the genomic landscapes is one of the most exciting frontiers of science. I have the opportunity to reverse engineer the blueprints and the control systems of living organisms. Genome sequence analysis is the key enabler in deciphering this process. My passion lies in genome sequence analysis using bioinformatics methodologies at the crossroads of evolution and organization pathogen genomes.