Vijayalakshmi Mahadevan

Vijayalakshmi Mahadevan

Faculty Scientist
Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB)
location_on India

Member since 3 years


Vijayalakshmi Mahadevan

Specialises In
Genomics and Next Generation Sequencing Imaging and Image Processing Machine learning in health care
With a background in Physics and Electronics from the Bharathidasan
University,Trichy, Dr.Vijayalakshmi Mahadevan completed her Ph.D. from the
National Centre for Biological Sciences- Tata Institute of Fundamental
Research( NCBS-TIFR), Bangalore. She was an Assistant Professor in the
School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at SASTRA Deemed
University in Thanjavur and a TCS Chair Professor of Bioinformatics and
Associate Dean of the School of Chemical & Biotechnology.She was the Group
Lead of the Chromatin and Epigenetics group also headed the Department of
Bioinformatics from 2008 to 2016 besides being affiliated to the Centre
for Nanotechnology and Advanced BBiomaterials (CeNTAB) at SASTRA.

Dr.Vijayalakshmi was also a Research Mentor in the National Network for
Mathematical and Computational Biology (NNMCB), India from 2013 and was a
Research Mentor – Research Science Initiative (RSI) of the IIT-Madras,
Chennai Mathematical Institute, SASTRA University,  Thanjavur, PSBB Group
of Schools, Chennai and Centre for Excellence in Education, McLean,USA to
promote scientific research among school children.

Her research is focused on understanding epigenetic signalling in disease and during apoptosis. Her laboratory uses next generation sequencing approaches, live cell imaging and high throughput microscopy to dissect the role of chromatin modifications during the onset of diseases and their progression. The group also employs a range of bioinformatics approaches, molecular simulations, image informatics, and pathway mapping strategies to understand chromatin dynamics and signalling. Her group actively collaborates with tumor pathology Departments in Germany and with simulation groups in the US to address the different dimensions controlling chromatin dynamics. More…