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Ganapathi Varma Saripella

Ganapathi Varma Saripella


As part of the SLUBI -Bioinformaticians group, Varma has been providing bioinformatics services in multi-omics, especially in Genomics, Transcriptomics, and Metagenomics platforms.



2019-2021: MSc course: Plant biology for breeding and protection (Bioinformatics Lab)

2021: SLUBI course: Analysis of High Throughput Sequencing RNA-Seq Data (Lab support)


2017 - current: Bioinformatician (SLUBI, SLU, Alnarp)

2014 - 2017 : Bioinformatics Engineer (Sorbonne University, Paris)

2011 - 2014 : Thesis (SBC, SciLifeLab) and Fellowship (BMC, Uppsala University)

2009 - 2010 : Software Developer (CMC Limited, India)


2010 - 2012 : MSc in Bioinformatics, Stockholm University

2005 - 2009 : B.Tech in Bioinformatics, Sathyabama University


Actively engaged in co-mentoring of Postgrads, PhD students and Post-docs

Selected publications

Juma I, Geleta M, Hovmalm HP, Nyomora A, Saripella GV, Carlsson AS, Fatih M, Ortiz R. Comparison of Morphological and Genetic Characteristics of Avocados Grown in Tanzania. Genes. 2021; 12(1):63. link.

Hammenhag, C.; Saripella, G.V.; Ortiz, R.; Geleta, M. QTL Mapping for Domestication-Related Characteristics in Field Cress (Lepidium campestre)—A Novel Oil Crop for the Subarctic Region. Genes 2020, 11, 1223. link. Poster.

Vetukuri, R.R., Kalyandurg, P.B., Saripella, G.V. et al. Effect of RNA silencing suppression activity of chrysanthemum virus B p12 protein on small RNA species. Arch Virol (2020). link.

Odilbekov, F., He, X., Armoniené, R., Saripella, G.V., Henriksson, T., Singh, P.K., Chawade, A. QTL Mapping and Transcriptome Analysis to Identify Differentially Expressed Genes Induced by Septoria Tritici Blotch Disease of Wheat. Agronomy 2019, 9, 510. link.

Khan W, Saripella GV, Ludwig T, Cuppens T, Thibord F; FREX consortium, Génin E, Deleuze JF, Trégouët DA; GENMED Consortium. (2018). MACARON: A python framework to identify and re-annotate multi-base affected codons in whole genome/exome sequence data. Bioinformatics Oxford journal, bty382. link.

Saripella, G. V., Sonnhammer, E. L. L., & Forslund, K. (2016). Benchmarking the next generation of homology inference tools. Bioinformatics Oxford journal, 32(17), 2636–2641. link.


Research Engineer at the Institutionen för växtförädling
Postal address:
Växtförädling, Box 190
234 22 LOMMA
Visiting address: Sundsvägen 10, Alnarp