Dr. Katiyar  Amit

Dr. Katiyar Amit

Scientist-C

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India, 110029

plus Speciality

BIOINFORMATICS

Biography:

I am a bioinformatician whose expertise in the area of epigenomics and next generation sequencing. After completing my master in bioinformatics at the Sikkim-Manipal Univ. of Health, Medical and Technology Science, Gangtok, I have worked for a three years in engineering college as a lecturer. Later, I worked for a couple of years in an Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology in the area of In-silico drug discovery and subsequently in a NRC on Plant Biotechnology, New Delhi in the area of transgenic development. Later, I worked two years in the National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resource (NBPGR), New Delhi in the area of genomics. I currently am giving my service as a Scientist-II in the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi. 


Educational Qualification:

1. Doctor of Philosophy(2012): Biology: Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, India.

2. Master of Philosophy(2008): Biotechnology: Chaudhary Devilal University, Sirsa, Haryana, India.
3. Master of Science(2004): Bioinformatics: Sikkim-Manipal Univ. of Health, Medical and Technology Science, Gangtok.
4. Bachelor of Science(2001): Life Sciences: Jai .Narayan Vyas University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
5. PGDBBM: Post Graduate diploma in “Biotechnology Business Management” from BII, Noida.
6. Certification  in  IPR (WIPO Academy): Successfully completed certification in IPR entitled “General Course on Intellectual Property”, WIPO Worldwide Academy, November 15, 2009.
7. Certif. of Bioinformatics (S* Life Science Informatics Alliance): Rewarded “Certificate of Bioinformatics” from S* Life Science Informatics Alliance which has collaborations with the following universities : - Macquarie University, Australia; University of Sydney, Australia; Karolinska Institute, Sweden; University of Uppsala, Sweden; National University of Singapore, Singapore; University of the Western  cape, South Africa; Stanford University, USA; University of California, San Diego , USA.

Academic positions:

Work Summary:
1. Aug 1, 2013-Till date: Scientist-II; Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi. 
2. July14, 2011-July 31, 2013:Research Associate; National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resource (NBPGR), New Delhi.
3. Nov 1, 2008-May30, 2011: Senior Research Fellow; NRC on  Plant Biotechnology (NRCPB), New Delhi
4. May 1, 2007-Oct 30, 2008: Project Assistant; Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), New Delhi
5. Jan 1, 2007-June 30, 2007: Guest Lecturer in Biotech; Mewar Institute, Vasundhara, Ghaziabad, U.P
6. 2004 to 2007: Lecturer in Bioinformatics; Inderprastha Engineering College, Ghaziabad, U.P. (Three Academic Sessions)

Research interests:

Small RNA Biology, Stress Biology, Human disease, In-silico Drug discovery through Epigenomics and Next generation sequencing

What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral and WebmedCentral plus:

WebmedCentral is highly relevant in promoting freedom of information in the scientific community; an act that is essential for improved collaboartion and knowledge transfer. It therefore has my full support.