rakeshk
Rakesh Kumar
Senior Research Fellowe
rakeshiasri2018@gmail.com


Qualification


  • M.Sc., Bioinformatics
  • Ph.D., Cell and Developmental Biology and Bioinformatics

Project


  • Network Project for Agricultural Bioinformatics and Computational Biology under CABin Scheme.

Research Interest


  • Cell and Molecular biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Structural modelling and simulation
  • Drug designing and Next Generation Sequencing

Fellowships and Award


  • Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi, Junior and Senior Research Fellowship (ICMR-JRF and SRF). 2011-2016
  • Qualified Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-University Grant Commission –Junior Research Fellowship and National Eligibility Test (CSIR-JRF/NET) 2011-2012
  • Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), Life Sciences 2011
  • Qualified All Indian Entrance Examination of JNU for Ph.D. 2011
  • Qualified All Indian Entrance Examination of IISc for Ph.D. 2011
  • Corpus fund travel award from the university for international conference 2017

Important Publications


  • R. Kumar, R. Maurya and S. Saran. Identification of novel inhibitors of the translationally controlled tumor protein (TCTP): insights from molecular dynamics. Mol. Biosyst. 2017, 13:510-524.
  • R. Maurya, R. Kumar, and S. Saran, 2017. Dictyostelium AMPKα regulates aggregate size and cell-type patterning. Open Biol. 2017, 7(7):170055.
  • R. Kumar, R. Maurya and S. Saran (2018). Introducing a simple model organism for binding studies of known and novel inhibitors of AMPK: a therapeutic target for prostate cancer. Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics.

Conference Presentations


  • Rakesh Kumar, Shweta Saran. “Identification and functional characterization of TCTP1 (translationally control tumor protein) in Dictyostelium discoideum”. 18th International Congress of Developmental Biology. University Culture Centre, National University of Singapore, Singapore (June 18-22, 2017) (Poster Presentation) (doi:10.1016/j.mod.2017.04.102).
  • Rakesh Kumar, Shweta Saran. “Structure and Molecular Dynamics Simulation Studies of Dictyostelium discoideum and Human STRAPs”. International Conference on Drug Design. Convention Centre, JNU, Delhi (April 7-9, 2017) (Poster Presentation).
  • Rakesh Kumar, Shweta Saran. “Virtual screening and molecular dynamics simulation study for the identification of novel inhibitors of the translationally controlled tumor protein (TCTP)”. 6th Annual Conference of Society for Mitochondrial Research and Medicine-India. International Conference on Mitochondria in Health and Disease. School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India (February 10-11, 2017) (Poster Presentation).
  • Rakesh Kumar, Shweta Saran. “Structural and functional studies of TCTP (translationally controlled tumour protein) in Dictyostelium discoideum”. XL ALL INDIA CELL BIOLOGY CONFERENCE & INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM on Functional Genomics and Epigenomics Jiwaji University, Gwalior (November 17-19, 2016) (Poster Presentation).
  • Rakesh Kumar, Shweta Saran. “A comparative study of eukaryotic TCTP: structural modelling, molecular and essential dynamics”. School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (March 18-19, 2016) (Oral Presentation).
  • Rakesh Kumar, Shweta Saran. Title: Role of TCTP1 (translationally controlled tumour protein) in development and differentiation of Dictyostelium discoideum. Indian Society of Developmental Biologists, Biennial meeting, CCMB Hyderabad (July 15-18, 2015) (Poster Presentation).
  • Participated in the Workshop. Computational analysis of Genomes, Transcriptomes and Metagenomes. CSIR-IGIB, New Delhi (March 2-5, 2016).
  • Participated in the Workshop. Bioinformatics Workshop on Genomics, Proteomics, Drug Design & High Performance Computing. IIT Delhi (September 1-10, 2014).

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