National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) ,
Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi Project
Centre for Advanced Agricultural Science and Technology
for Climate Smart Agriculture and Water Management(CAAST - CSAWM)
Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, Tal. Rahuri, Dist. Ahmednagar 413 722


VP – Trials – KisanHub


D.O.B: 25th November 1975

+44 7515537715

Work Experience


VP – Trials – KisanHub

September 2016 - Present Cambridge –UK

Responsible for 360 degree development of KisanHub Trials App. Making sure development Operations complement KisanHub requirement and lead industry standards. Main responsibilities are:

  • Business vertical and technology management
  • Product Management.
  • Mentorship
  • Infrastructure design.

Lead Scientific Developer / Solution Architect – Inivata                Jan 2015–Sept 2016 Cambridge-UK

Implementing cloud architecture and full stack development environment. Main responsibilities were :

  • Technology development and management.
  • QC / QC, FDA, CLIA compliances
  • Product Management.


Lead Scientific Developer – EMBL-EBI                                                                                          Aug 2008 – Nov 2014

Manage resources; design, develop and implement the EGA system for NGS data analysis, submission, archiving and distribution system for handling very large. Main responsibilities were :

  • Technology development and management.
  • HPC and cluster based solution development
  • NGS analysis and QC pipeline implementation.
  • Big Data Solution provision

Senior Bioinformatician – Sanger Institute                                                 Jan 2007 – Aug 2008 Cambridge-UK

Implement infrastructure for data analysis and data and develop visualisation tools for large-scale genotyping data. Main responsibilities were :

  • Genotyping analysis and QC solution.
  • Database Solution for genotyping data.
  • Data Visualisation tools

Senior Scientific Developer – EMBL-EBI                                                                                         Apr 2004 – Jan 2007

Cambridge-UK Design, develop and implement automated pipeline modules for delineating conserved alternatively spliced features. Establish a basis for the development of an alternative-splicing-conservation pipeline by carrying out genomic and proteomic comparison of multiple species. Main responsibilities were :

  • AltSplice and AltTrans development.
  • Splice detection automation.
  • Cross species feature comparison.

Bioinformatics software engineer - IPK-Germany                                                                     Sept 2001 to Apr 2004

Developed and implement bioinformatics techniques / software for functional and comparative genomics in barley, and develop a system for the functional annotation. Main responsibilities were:

  • EST analysis
  • Protein coding frame detection tools.
  • Pattern identification
  • Databases

Career Summary

  • Close to 20 years software development with over 15 years of bioinformatics experience in system architecture, design and development.
  • Implemented genomic data analysis, genomic data management, service management & data visualisation projects.
  • Proven good relationship management & ability to liaison with key technology developers, collaborators and decision makers.
  • Extensive experience in big data-handling, HPC, and database technologies.
  • Proven ability to assess needs, set priorities and meet deadlines, collaborating with the larger teams as a creative and enthusiastic self-starter.
  • Compliance and regulation adherence knowledge like CLIA, FDA, ISO for medical devices and IVD


  • MSc in Bioinformatics - Sheffield Hallam University – 2001
  • PG in MIS & Computer Applications - Osmania University - 1999
  • BSc in Microbiology, Chemistry - Osmania University - 1997
  • Masters Dip in Software Engineering - Aptech – 1997

Published works.

  • Genome-wide association study of ankylosing spondylitis identifies non-MHC susceptibility loci.
  • A Genome-Wide Association Study Confirms VKORC1, CYP2C9, and CYP4F2 as Principal Genetic Determinants of Warfarin Dose.
  • Common variants in the region around Osterix are associated with bone mineral density and growth in childhood.
  • AltTrans: Transcript pattern variants annotated for both alternative splicing and alternative polyadenylation.
  • ASD: A bioinformatics resource on alternative splicing.
  • Bone mineral density, osteoporosis, and osteoporotic fractures: a genome-wide association study.
  • ASTD: The Alternative Splicing and Transcript Diversity database.
  • DBOra: An Integrated Database for Context Based Search and Browsing in Protein Data.
  • WTSI High-throughput Genotyping Quality Assessment & Control.


Training Participants