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Human genetics bioinformatics and biotechnology

Mohali, Punjab, India
April 08, 2019

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Dr. Rupinder Kaur Virk

Objective: To look for opportunities that stimulate mind and exploit my potential to the maximum

Educational Qualifications:

Ph.D. (Human Genetics): Completed in 2001 from Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab.

M.Sc. (Human Biology): Completed in 1995 from Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab.

Post Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics (PGDBI): Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi.

B.Sc. (Medical): Completed in 1993 from Dev Samaj College Ferozepur city, Panjab University, Chandigarh

National Award:

Awarded Post-Doc Fellowship By Department of Biotechnology (DBT-PDF), Govt. of India in 2001.


Got Statement of Accomplishment with Distinction on completion of Peking

University’s 6 week online offering at Coursera of “Bioinformatics: Introduction and Methods” in May 2014.

Got Statement of Accomplishment on completion of 6 week online offering of

University of California at Coursera on “Genomics and Precision medicine” in June 20114.

Skill set involving basic knowledge and application of:

Population and Biochemical Genetic techniques

Molecular Biology techniques

Bioinformatics tools

Genomics & Proteomics



Expression biology

Human Anatomy and Physiology

Research Experience:

Post-doctoral-fellowship (DBT-PDF) at IMTECH, Chandigarh

(July 2001-July 2003)

To develop fission yeast S. pombe as a system for understanding the mechanism of action of some human disease related genes with special emphasis on the genes for chromatin assembly.

Finding out Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Indian population was undertaken. This led to the discovery of some novel SNPs that have not been reported in NCBI database.

Research Associate at IMTECH, Chandigarh (Aug 2003-Dec.2004)

Phase II and Phase III Human trials with candidate oral Cholera vaccine VAI.3.

Research Associate at IMTECH, Chandigarh (Jan 2005—Sept 2006) in a network project on Single nucleotide polymorphisms in Indian Populations at IMTECH, Chd.

Teaching Experience:

Worked as lecturer (Anatomy and Physiology) in Desh Bhagat Dental College,

Mukatsar from Dec. 2000 to April. 2001.

Worked as a Lecturer, Human Genetics at Dolphin P.G. College of Life Sciences, Chunni Kalan, Fatehgarh Sahib from Feb 2007 to July 2008.

Worked as a Lecturer in biotechnology at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sec 26, Chandigarh from Aug 2008 to April 2009, and then from Jan2010 –May2010

Worked as a Lecturer (Adhoc) in biotechnology at D.A.V. College, Sec 10, Chandigarh from Aug 2010 to March 2011.

Worked as an Asst. Professor (Adhoc) in the Department of Bioinformatics, D.A.V. College, Sec 10,

(July 2012 to March 2013)

(July 2013 to Feb 2014)

(July 2014 to Feb 2015)

(July 2015 to March 2016)

(July 2016 to April 2017)

(July 2017to April 2018)


1.Protein Interaction Databases: A Review. Research Journal of Life Sciences, Bioinformatics, Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences. 2018, May-June 4(3), Page no 223-234.

2.Role of Tristetrapolin Protein in Muscle Regeneration: An Insilico Analysis. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2018; 7(6): 376-379.

3.Antibiofilm potential of metal based nanoparticles: Synthesis and mode of action. Journal of Multidisciplinary Research in Healthcare Oct.2017.

4.Red cell enzyme polymorphism (ADA, AKI, ESD, PGM1, GPI, ACP1) in Jat Sikhs and Muslims of Punjab. IJBPAS, February, 2017, 6(2): 210-217.

5.Insilico based approach for the function prediction of a hypothetical protein ACU20671 from Glycine max. International Journal of Neo Sciences, 1:27-33.(Dec 2014).

6.Social Stratification in the Sikh Population of Punjab (India) has a Genetic Basis: Evidence from Serological and Biochemical Markers. Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers, 15:7-8. (July/Aug 2011).

7.Genetic landscape of the people of India: a canvas for disease gene exploration. J. Genet. 87, 3-20. (April, 2008).

8.Mechanism of drug resistance in clonally related clinical isolates of Vibrio fluvialis Isolated in Kolkata, India. Antimocrob. Agents Chemother.50:2428-2432 (2006).

9.The Indian Genome Variation database (IGVdb): a project overview (The Indian Genome Consortium).Review Article in Hum Genet .118:1-11(2005).

10.Screen for Hemoglobin variants in People of Punjab. North – West India. J. Hum. Eco. 10:435 (1999).

11.The ABO and Rh (d) blood groups among the Jat Sikhs of Faridkot & Ferozpur districts of Punjab. In Proceedings of National Seminar on Advances in Human Biology at the Turn of the Millennium. Eds. Praveen Singhal and S.P. Singh (1998).

Conferences and Symposia attended:

Awarded IInd prize in poster competition in Biotechnology Programme on National Science Day for 1994-95 on Feb. 28th 1995, coordinated jointly by Dept of Biotechnology, Punjabi Univertsity Patiala and Punjab State Council for Science & Technology.

Participated in 83rd Indian Science Congress held at Punjabi University, Patiala, from 3rd to 8th Jan. 1996.

Participated in Pb Science Congress held at Punjabi University, Patiala, April 1997.

Participated and presented a paper in National Seminar on Advances in Human Biology at the Turn of the Millennium held at Punjabi University, Patiala 1998.

Participated in International Yeast Meeting held at IMTECH, Chandigarh 2002.

Paper entitled “Class I Integrons, SXT elements, gyr A mutations and plasmid carriage in antibiotic resistance strains of Vibrio fluvialis isolated in Calcutta, India”, was accepted and presented by co author in the International Cholera conference –2004 at Tokyo, Japan.

Participated in National Symposium on “Biological Anthropology – Recent Perspectives” held at Punjabi University, Patiala in March 2006.

Participated as Convener of Scientific committee of workshop “UDAAN” organized at college in December 2007.

Participated in International Conference on “Medical & Community Genetics” held at Dept of Haematology, PGIMER, Chandigarh in Feb. 2008

Participated in 5th International Symposium on “Genetics, Health & Disease” held at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar on Feb 17-19, 2008.

Attended CME-cum-Workshop on “Genetics in Clinical Practice for Prevention and Management of Disability” held by Genetic centre, Govt. Med College and Hospital, Chandigarh on 3rd Dec. 2008.

Participated in International Symposium on “DNA-Protein Transcriptions & 12th Transcription Assembly” held at Institute of Microbial technology (IMTECH), Chandigarh, India from 2nd to 5th March 2009.

Participated in the Symposium on “Advanced Techniques in Basic Research: Tools of 21st Century” held at PGIMER, Chandigarh on 1st May, 2010.

Participated and presented a poster “Detection of E. coli in milk products sold under market conditions in and around Chandigarh” in “International Conference on Industrial Biotechnology” held on Nov 21-23,2012 at Punjabi University Patiala

Participated in the WORKSHOP on “Role of E-Resources in Scientific Research” held on Feb 20-21, 2013 at G.G.D.S.D College, Chandigarh.

Participated in the Mini Symposium on “Ubiquitin Systems and Cellular Processes” organized on Oct 17-18, 2013 by the Dept of Biological Sciences, IISER Mohali.

Participated in the “Workshop on Contemporary Topics in Biology”, held on 10-11 Nov 2014, by the Dept of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics in association with Indian Academy of Sciences, Banglore, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi and The National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad, at DAV college Chandigarh.

Participated in the Annual Convention and Conference on “Big Data Mining: The Concepts, Methods and Applications” co-organized by the Society for Information Science and the CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh from Nov 27-29, 2014.

Participated as organizing team of “Hands on Workshop in Applied Biotechnology” held at Dept of Biotechnology & Bioinformatics, DAV College, and Chandigarh from 21-28 Feb 2015.

Participated in the Faculty Development Program under RUSA scheme at DAV College, Chandigarh from Feb 22-28, 2016.

Participated and Presented an oral paper entitled “Protein – Protein interactions” in the Workshop on Prospects of Research & Funding in Colleges, held at DAV College, Chandigarh on 30th march 2016.

Presented an oral paper entitled “Variation in the Polymorphism of Adenylate Kinase among the Scheduled Caste Population of Punjab” in the Workshop on Prospects of Research & Funding in Colleges, held at DAV College, Chandigarh on 30th march 2016.

Presented an oral paper entitled “Analysis of Genetic Heterogeneity among Endogamous Group of Punjab” in the National Seminar on “Biological Sciences: Prospects and Perspectives” held at DAV College, Chandigarh on 28th Feb, 2017.

I hereby state that all the facts stated above are true to best of my knowledge and Conscience.

(Rupinder Kaur Virk)

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