Anurag Passi

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Currently enrolled for a Ph.D program, with the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR). The broad area of my study is Chemoinformatics and Network Pharmacology, a field that looks at integrating Chemistry knowledge and Informatics knowledge for drug discovery.


  1. Seal, A., Passi, A., Jaleel, U.C., Wild, D.J. In silico predictive mutagenicity model generation using supervised learning approaches. Journal of Cheminformatics. 2012, 4:10 (doi: 10.1186/1758-2946-4-10).
  2. S Ghosh et al. Software Platform for Metabolic Network Reconstruction of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Systems Biology of TB. Springer Book Chapter. 2013, p21-35.
  3. Vashisht R, Mondal AK, Jain A, Shah A, Vishnoi P, et al. (2012) Crowd Sourcing a New Paradigm for Interactome Driven Drug Target Identification in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. PLoS ONE 7(7): e39808. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039808.


  1. English language proficiency: TOEFL – 97.
  2. M.Tech Bioinformatics from Hamdard University, Delhi, India, CGPA –9.07/10 (2010)
  3. Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology from AmityUniversity, Noida, India,               CGPA –7.92/10 (2008)
  4. Senior Secondary from Ryans International School, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India (C.B.S.E. Board) with 71.2% aggregate. (2004)
  5. Secondary Education from Ryans International School, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
  6. (C.B.S.E. Board) with 75.0% aggregate. (2002).

Research Highlights

  1. Invited Speaker : “C2D Cheminformatics: Methods, Tools and Results” 27th December, 2010 at Malabar Christian College, Calicut, India
  1. Workshop Participant : “High Performance Computing And Applications, HPCA 2009”, held on Feb 09-11, 2009, Department Of Computer Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
  2. Workshop Participant : “Bioinformatics Applications in Research a n d Development”, held during Feb 19-20’ 2009, Department Of Computer Science, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
  3. Workshop Participant : Drug Designing” held during Nov 21-22, 2009 at Supercomputing Facility for Bioinformatics and Computational     Biology, IIT Delhi, India.
  4. ABREN Workshop on “3rd Virtual Training Workshop on Bioinformatics” held during   March 24-May 29’09.

Research Experience

  1. School of Information Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, (Jan 2010 – May 2010) Worked on the project titled: “Molecular Modeling of Drug Target Proteins of Plasmodium falciparum” under Dr. Naidu Subbarao.
  2. Amity Institute Of Biotechnology, Amity University (U.P) (March 2008 – May 2008) Worked on a project titled: “Docking Studies on HIV Protease Inhibitors” under Mr. Amitava Bhattacharya.
  3. Indian Agricultural Research Institute, IARI (June 2007 – July 2007) Worked on a project titled: “Amplification and Cloning of Plant Viral Genes” under Dr. Shelly Praveen.
  4. The Center For Genomic Application, Okhla, New Delhi (June 2006 – July 2006) Worked on a project titled: “High Throughput DNA Analysis Techniques Using ABI 3730XL Genetic Analyzer” under Dr. Bhaswar Maity.

Research Interest

Using Chemoinformatics , Systems Biology and Machine Learning algorithms to find an application in the following:

  1. Using systems biology approach to identify new targets for existing anti-TB drugs (drug repositioning) with high specificity and efficacy.
  2. Developing in-silico classification models to identify potential hits against Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
  3. Network Modeling of the metabolic pathway of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
  4. Database development for community driven scientific studies

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