Uday Rangaswamy

PhD supervisor: Prof. Remo Sanges, Computational Genomics Laboratory

Summary of career/studies:

I obtained my bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering - India, in 2016. I went on to obtain my master's degree in Computer Science from National Institute of Technology Calicut - India, in 2018.
It was during my masters when I first got a glimpse of bioinformatics. As a part of my master's thesis, I went on to analyse RNA-Seq data to identify Differentially Expressed Genes (DEGs) that helps in differentiating between cancer subtypes. Post master's, I worked as a Junior Research Fellow at Indian Institute of Science (IISc Bangalore), where I was studying promoters in prokaryotic genomes based on structural and energy parameters.

I decided to join the PhD course in Functional and Structural Genomics in the Computational Genomics Laboratory at SISSA as I am broadly interested in leveraging genomic data to improve our knowledge and treatment of complex neurological diseases. As a part of my research, I intend to develop statistical and computational methods that involves analysing sequential and numerical data to understand the basic biology behind the much complex neurological diseases.