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Ganapathi Varma Saripella

Ganapathi Varma Saripella


My work involves analysing High Throughput Sequencing datasets and providing bioinformatics services. Focus areas such as Transcriptomics (RNA-seq), Whole-genomics (WGS), whole-exome sequencing (WES), GWAS, SNP calling, customizing  annotation workflows, QTL / eQTL analysis, sequence analysis, High dimensional data analysis, ML, data-mining and cluster analysis along with other statistical methods.



MSc course 'Plant biology for breeding and protection'; Bioinformatics Lab, 2019-2021


2014 - 2017 : Bioinformatics Engineer at INSERM, Sorbonne University, Paris

2013 - 2014 : Fellowship at BMC, Uppsala University, Uppsala

2011 - 2013 : Thesis work at SciLifeLab, SBC, Stockholm

2009 - 2010 : Software Developer at CMC Limited, Hyderabad, India


2010 - 2012 : Master's program (MSc) in Bioinformatics, Stockholm University, Stockholm

2005 - 2009 : Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Bioinformatics, Sathyabama University, Chennai, India


Actively engaged in co-mentoring of postgraduate and PhD students for bioinformatic analysis

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.

Juma I., Geleta M., Nyomora A., Saripella GV., Hovmalm HP., Carlsson AS., Fatih M., Ortiz R. Genetic diversity of avocado from the southern highlands of Tanzania as revealed by microsatellite markers. Hereditas 157, 40 (2020). link.

Odilbekov F, Armoniené R, Koc A, Svensson J and Chawade A (2019) GWAS-Assisted Genomic Prediction to Predict Resistance to Septoria Tritici Blotch in Nordic Winter Wheat at Seedling Stage. Front. Genet. 10:1224. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2019.01224. (Bioinfo support). 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.

Sophie Garnier et al. Genome wide association analysis in dilated cardiomyopathy reveals two new key players in systolic heart failure on chromosome 3p25.1 and 22q11.23. European Heart Journal, 2021, ehab030. link.

Morange PE, Peiretti F, Gourhant L, Proust C, Pulcrano-Nicolas AS, Saripella GV, Alessi MV, Tregouet DA, Couturaud F. A rare coding mutation in the MAST2 gene causes venous thrombosis in a French family with unexplained thrombophilia: The Breizh MAST2 Arg89Gln variant. PLoS Genet 17(1): e1009284. link.



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