Himanshu Avashthi
Dr. Himanshu Avashthi
Reaserch Associate


  • Ph. D. in Bioinformatics
  • M. Tech. in Bioinformatics
  • M. Sc. in Bioinformatics


  • Mainstreaming Sesame Germplasm for Productivity Enhancement and Sustainability through Genomics assisted Core Development and Trait Discovery.

Research Interest

  • Genomics
  • Bioinformatics

Conferences and Workshops Attended

  • Two days National Conference on “Frontiers in Environment, Health & Biosciences” from 16th-17th February, 2019 held at CSJM University, Kanpur, India.

  • Three days National Workshop on “Application of Bioinformatics Tools in Agriculture” from 6th-8th March, 2017 held at ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, New Delhi.

  • Two days Brain Storming Session on “Prioritizing Research Areas on Nano-Bio-Information Technology for Development of North-Western Himalayan States & Strengthening Efforts in Frontier Sciences and Practicing Hi-Tech Research” from 12th-13th July, 2013 held at G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, India.

  • Two days National Conference on “Bioinformatics Panorama in Agriculture and Health” from 5th-6th October, 2015 held at SHUATS, Prayagraj, India.

  • Three days National Conference "Science of OMICS for Agricultural Productivity: Future Perspectives" from 4th-6th March, 2014 held at G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, India.

  • Two days National Workshop “Computer intelligence in Agri-informatics” from 22nd-23rd Nov, 2013 held at G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, India.

  • Two days workshop on “Immunology and Immunotechniques” from 12th-13th October, 2012 held at SHUATS, Prayagraj, India.

Important Publications

  • Avashthi H, Pathak RK, Pandey N, Arora S, Mishra AK, Gupta VK, Ramteke PW and Kumar A (2018). Transcriptome-wide identification of genes involved in Ascorbate-Glutathione cycle (Halliwell-Asada pathway) and related pathway for elucidating its role in antioxidative potential in finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.)) 3 Biotech 8 (12):499.

  • Avashthi H, Pathak RK, Gaur VS, Singh S, Gupta VK, Ramteke PW and Kumar A (2020). Comparative analysis of ROS-scavenging gene families in finger millet, rice, sorghum, and foxtail millet revealed potential targets for antioxidant activity and drought tolerance improvement. Network Modeling Analysis in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics 9:33.

  • Tiwari A, Avashthi H, Jha R, Srivastava A, Garg VK, Ramteke PW and Kumar A (2016). Insights using the molecular model of Lipoxygenase from Finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.)) Bioinformation 12 (3): 156-164.

  • Datta A, Jain G, Avashthi H, Singh M and Agarwal S (2018). Molecular Docking of Withanolides from Withania Somnifera against Vimentin protein. Indian Res. J. Genet. & Biotech. 9(4) 609-612.

  • Avashthi H, Jha R, Sharma M, Yadav AK, Mishra AK, Ramteke PW and Kumar A (2017). Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) Approach for classification of seed storage proteins of various nutritionally superior cereal crops. Int. J. Agriculture Sci. 9 (5): 3749-3751.

  • Garg VK, Avashthi H, Tiwari A, Jain PA, Ramkete PW, Kayastha AM and Singh VK (2016). MFPPI -Multi FASTA ProtParam Interface. Bioinformation 12(2): 74-77.

  • Jha R, Kumar S, Avashthi H, Yadav AK, Kumar S and Mishra A (2017). Heavy metal bio-accumulating microbial isolates for remediation of metal contaminants from industrial effluents. Int J Microbiology Res. 9(1): 837-841.
  • Iyer N, Sharma AP, Avashthi H, Dani R and Mehta R (2016). Importance of Tubular Glass Vials during Lyophilization Process in Manufacturing Unit of Pharmaceuticals: A Study. Int J Pharma Sci. 6(5): 1687-1693.
  • Singh S, Sharma P, Avashthi H and Mishra AK. Big Data Analytics: A Reality in Virtual Space. (2017). 4th International Conference on “Computing for Sustainable Global Development” organized by Bharati Vidyapeeth's Institute of Computer Applications and Management, New Delhi, INDIACom-2017;IEEE.
  • Kumar A, Taj G, Pandey D, Pathak RK, Tiwari A and Avashthi H (2015) High-throughput Omics Data for mining of important genes/traits linked to Agricultural Productivity: A National Bioinformatics workshop report.Int. J.Comput Bioinfo In Silico Model. 4(6):749-752.
  • Avashthi H, Gautam B, Jain PA, Tiwari A, Pathak RK, Srivastava A, Taj G and Kumar A (2014) In silico identification of MAPK3/6 substrates in WRKY, bZIP, MYB, MYB- related, NAC and AP-2 transcription factor family in Arabidopsis thaliana. Int J Comput Bioinfo In Silico Model. 3(4): 454-459.

Book Chapter

  • Avashthi H., Srivastava A., Singh D.B. (2020) Cavity/Binding Site Prediction Approaches and Their Applications. In: Singh D.B. (eds) Computer-Aided Drug Design. Springer, Singapore. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-6815-2_3.

  • Mishra P., Maurya R., Avashthi H., Mittal S., Chandra M., Ramteke P.W. (2021) Genome Assembly and Annotation In: Singh D.B. and Pathak. R.K. (eds) Bioinformatics: Methods and Applications. Elsevier. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-89775-4.00013-4.

  • Shukla S., Mishra B., Avashthi H., Chandra M. Biological Sequence Analysis In: Singh D.B. and Pathak. R.K. (eds) Bioinformatics: Methods and Applications. Elsevier. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-89775-4.00013-1.

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