Computational Biology and Omics Group
Bioinformatics Institute (BII), A*STAR
The Computational Biology and Omics lab is primarily based at the Bioinformatic Institute, ASTAR, Biopolis, Singapore. The lab specialises in a number of cutting-edge methodologies and analyses to interpret the complex, dynamic and large-scale datasets obtained from time-series transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics of living cells. The members of our group come with diverse mathematical, computational and statistical expertise with wide international exposure. Depending on the type of data and cell type, the team develops custom-made computational, mathematical and data analytic tools to investigate and predict an optimal outcome of a desired experiment. For example, for the optimal production of an industrially relevant compound, the models developed can test numerous targets in silico and identify/rank the best targets before actual experiments are performed. To understand disease conditions, the dynamic models can predict target for suppressing immune or cancer response (see Publications). Such systems biology approaches reduce laborious experiments, thereby, saving valuable time and cost for projects.
18-21 Nov 2023: Kumar Selvarajoo is a member of the Genome Informatics Workshop (GIW) scientific committee
Recent Highlights (12 months)
CBioOmics Science Camp with Dr Thomas Dawson as our guest speaker, 9 May 2023
Selvarajoo, K. - invited speaker at SFA Science Series: Synthetic Biology for Future Food, 17 Feb 2023.
Selvarajoo, K. - invited participant at the National Academy of Sciences Workshop on AI and Biological Data, 9 Feb 2023.
Selvarajoo, K. - keynote lecture at the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Applied Biotechnology (AIMLBIO), 8 - 10 Dec 2022.
Selvarajoo, K. - chair of ogranizing commitee of AI for Food Sustainability and Health symposium, 25 Oct 2022.
Yeo, H. C. - speaker, AI for Food Sustainability and Health symposium, 25 Oct 2022.
Selvarajoo, K. - invited speaker, Systems Biology & Multi-omics Approaches for Understanding Biological Complexity. Singapore Polytechnic, online, 3 Aug 2022.
Khanijou, J. - vice chair of the Youth SynBioSG Scientific Symposium, 22 Jun 2022.
Selvarajoo, K. - keynote and panellist, 1st International Symposium on Aihara Moonshot Project, 6-8 Jun 2022 (JST, Japan).