The Computational Biology group is the youngest at IMSc and consists of an enthusiastic group of faculty, post-docs and students who work on a variety of interdisciplinary topics. Various members of the group work on a diverse range of topics from biomolecules and active membranes to regulatory genomics and infectious disease modelling.
The current research interests of the computational biology faculty are in the following broad areas.
- Active matter systems: Gautam Menon, Sitabhra Sinha
- Biological Network modelling: Sandeep Choubey, Areejit Samal, Rahul Siddharthan, Sitabhra Sinha
- Dynamical systems: Sitabhra Sinha
- Infectious disease modelling: Gautam Menon, Sitabhra Sinha
- Gene regulation: Sandeep Choubey, Rahul Siddharthan
- Machine learning, health and disease: Sandeep Choubey, Rahul Siddharthan
- Mechanobiology: Gautam Menon
- Neuroscience: Gautam Menon, Sitabhra Sinha
- Organelle biology: Sandeep Choubey
In addition to the members listed above, Satyavani Vemparala (professor, physics) teaches and guides Ph.D. students. S Krishnaswamy (visiting professor) teaches.