Brief description: Bioinformatician
Contact email: raghavagps@gmail.com
Twitter username: raghavagps

About me

Background: Raghava is a scientist working at Bioinformatics Centre, Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH), Chandigarh, India. He did his MSc Physics from N.A.S. College, Meerut, UP in 1986. Raghava did his MTech from Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T.), New Delhi in 1986. In 1996 he received a doctorate in bioinformatics from Institute of Microbial Technology and Panjab University, Chandigarh. 

Professional Experience: He worked as Postdoctoral fellow at Oxford university, Oxford and European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge UK (1996-98). Worked as Bioinformatics specialist at UAMS, USA (2002-3 & 2006) where he establish bioinformatics infastructure. Raghava woked as visiting professor at POSTECH, South Korea (2004) 

Scientific Contribution: Raghava is a strong suporter of open source software and open access, all resouces develoed at his group are free for scientific use. His group developed more than 180 web servers and 20 databases in the field of computer-aided drug/vaccine design (probably highest number of services developed/maintained from a single group in the world). These services are heavily used by scientific community, nearly 100,000 hits per day. Group published more than 150 research papers in reputed journals with avargae impact factor more than 3. Most of papers are highly cited, total citations more than 5000 with h-index 41 and g-index 91 as per google scholar. In addition group contributed/maintained number of web sites that include i) CRDD, ii) OSCADD, iii) OSDDlinux, iv) CSIR Informatics Portal, v) GENESIS, vi) GPSR Packages, vii) OSDDchem, viii)Sysborg2, ix) OSDD . 



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