Spring 2011 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Rajendra Joshi

ORG Centre for Development of Advanced Computing India Title BIO Dr Rajendra Joshi holds a Masters degree in Biochemistry from the University of Pune, and a Doctorate in Biochemistry from National Chemical Laboratory, University of Pune. He has also served as faculty member at the Bioinformatics Centre, University of Pune. He brings with him previous industrial experience when he worked on the development of vaccines. His association with biotechnology and bioinformatics spans almost 25 years. He is primarily responsible for building a strong bioinformatics group at C-DAC and is currently an Associate Director and Head of the Department at C-DAC. He has been instrumental in setting up the Bioinformatics Resources and Applications Facility (BRAF) which serves as a nodal point for all researchers in life sciences who require high speed computing. BRAF has created collaborations within India and across the globe. Joshi has been leading a number of large projects, including those involving development of advanced workflows software for automated genome analysis. His main research interests include, molecular dynamics simulations of nucleic acids and proteins, genome sequence analysis, metabolic pathways and development of problem solving environments. He has numerous publications, articles and invited talks to his credit.

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