Vinod Scaria

Senior Scientist
Genome Informatics

Vinod Scaria is a clinician and computational biologist. His laboratory is interested in understanding the function, organization and regulation of vertebrate genome, and how genomic variations could potentially impact them. He is also involved in creating novel methods and resources for analysis and annotation of genomes and understanding the functional impact of genomic variations. He has been part of pioneering collaborative genomics projects aimed at understanding the South Asian and Middle Eastern genome diversity. He has been part of the whole genome sequencing and analysis projects including the Indian, Sri-Lankan and Malaysian genome projects and is a member of the HUGO Pan-Asian Population Genomics Initiative (HUGO-PAPGI) task-force. He is also the co-founder of the Genomics for Understanding Rare Disease: India Alliance Network (GUaRDIAN), which is the pioneer and one of the largest networks of clinicians and researchers in India working on rare genetic diseases. He has adopted novel and creative strategies, such as the use of artificial intelligence, social media, and the participation of a large number of undergraduate students in collaborative genomics projects.

His research interests are:

  • Genomics of Rare Genetic Diseases
  • Computational Biology on non-coding Functional RNAs
  • Pharmacogenomics of global populations

Selected Publications:

Contact Information

Vinod Scaria
Room No. 109,
Sukhdev Vihar,
Mathura Road,
New Delhi - 110 020
Tel: 91-11-29879 109

IGIB Extension Centre,
Ph: +91-11-2589 5615 Extn-105

Fax no: +91-11-2766 7471

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Adjunct Professor, IIIT-D
CSIR Young Scientist Award (2012)