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Manjula Thimma

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Research Interests

Dr. Manula is bioinformatician analyzing epigenetic datasets generated by next generation sequencing technologies. Denovo genome sequencing, structural variation studies, Transcroptomic analysis, RNAi component’s study and ChIP-Seq binding of Ago1 and Dicer1 are some of the project where she is involved. Majority of the projects are to understand the role retrotransposons in cell identity, reprogramming and differentiation.

Selected Publications

Khraiwesh B., Qudeimat E., Thimma M., Chaiboonchoe A., Jijakli K., Alzahmi A., Arnoux M., Salehi-Ashtiani K.
Sci Rep. 2015 Nov 30;5:17434. doi: 10.1038/srep17434
 
Mojib N., Amad M., Thimma M., Aldanondo N., Kumaran M., Irigoien X.
Mol Ecol. 2014 Jun;23(11):2740-56. doi: 10.1111/mec.12781
 
Hunter S., Apweiler R., Attwood T.K., Bairoch A., Bateman A., Binns D., Bork P., Das U., Daugherty L., Duquenne L., Finn R.D., Gough J., Haft D., Hulo N., Kahn D., Kelly E., Laugraud A., Letunic I., Lonsdale D., Lopez R., Madera M., Maslen J., McAnulla C., McDowall J., Mistry J., Mitchell A., Mulder N., Natale D., Orengo C., Quinn A.F., Selengut J.D., Sigrist C.J., Thimma M., Thomas P.D., Valentin F., Wilson D., Wu C.H., Yeats C.
Nucleic Acids Res. 2009 Jan;37(Database issue):D211-5. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkn785. Epub 2008 Oct 21
 
Tomlinson C., Thimma M., Alexandrakis S., Castillo T., Dennis J.L., Brooks A., Bradley T., Turnbull C., Blaveri E., Barton G., Chiba N., Maratou K., Soutter P., Aitman T., Game L.
BMC Bioinformatics. 2008 Sep 18;9:379. doi: 10.1186/1471-2105-9-379
 
Mueller M., Goel A., Thimma M., Dickens N.J., Aitman T.J., Mangion J.
Bioinformatics. 2006 Feb 15;22(4):509-11. Epub 2005 Dec 15

Education

  • M.Sc. Bioinformatics, University of London, 2006
  • B.Tech ., Electronics Engineering, Anna University, India, 1992
  • B.Sc., Physics, Madurai Kamraj University, India, 1989

Professional Profile

  • 2013 – present: Research Scientist, BESE Division, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2010 – 2013: Research Specialist, Core labs, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2008 – 2010: Senior Bioinformatician, EBI, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 2004- 2010: Bioinformatician, MRC, Imperial College, London, UK

KAUST Affiliations

KAUST Environmental Epigenetics Program (KEEP)
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering
(BESE)