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About me

I am a Graduate Student (PhD scholar) in the field of Bioinformatics at Complex & Adaptive Systems Laboratory (CASL) and Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research, University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland. I started my PhD in April, 2006 under the supervision of Prof. Denis Shields and Dr. Jean-Marc JacquƩ. I have worked as Bioinformatics Research Fellow from July 2003 to March 2006 under the supervision of Prof. Francisco Rodriguez-Valera and Dr. Alex Mira at Evolutionary Genomics Group, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Alicante, Spain.

I have a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. After degree I worked as Bioinformatics Software Developer at Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology (IGIB), Delhi, India for one and half year under the supervision of Prof. Sameer K. Brahmachari (Director General of Council of Industrial & Scientific Research). My hobbies are surfing internet, playing cricket, table tennis (ping-pong), lawn tennis and chess. In my free time I try to update my personal homepage available at http://www.pushker.org.

Research Interests

My research interests include Comparative Genomics, Genome Evolution, Gene Families, Phylogeny, Horizontal Gene Transfer, HIV, Short Linear Motifs. I like programming in C, PERL and PHP. I am experienced with MySQL database.

Peer Reviewed Publications

1. Mira A., Pushker R. et al. (2006) Trends in Microbiology, 14(5):200-206.

2. D'Auria G., Pushker R. et al. (2006) Bioinformatics, 22(5):527-531.

3. Zaballos M. et al. (2006) FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 56(3):389-405.

4. Mira A. and Pushker R. (2005) Molecular Biology and Evolution, 22(11):2135-2138.

5. Pushker R. et al. (2005) BMC Bioinformatics, 6:222.

6. Pushker R. et al. (2004) Genome Biology, 5:R27.

7. Mira A., Pushker R. et al. (2004) BMC Evolutionary Biology, 4:50.

Book Chapter

1. Mira A. and Pushker R. (Oct. 2007) Genome architecture and evolution of bacterial pathogens. In: Evolutionary Biology of Bacterial and Fungal Pathogens. (F. Baquero, C. Nombela, G.H. Cassell and J.A. Gutiirrez, Eds.). Chapter 12. ASM Press. Buy from Amazon, List price: $119.95

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