Dr. Narendrakumar Chaudhari

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Since my Masters Degree, I developed interest towards bioinformatics. Comparative genomics of microbes, especially from human microbiome was the key area of my doctoral research. The informatics skills and coding experience allowed me to develop computational pipelines for various bioinformatics areas especially the comparative pan genomics and phylogenetics of microbes.

Studying the microbial ecology within humans and other environments like ground water, soil, rock system and understanding their metabolic capabilities using metagenomics approaches, is the area of my current interest. Herein, I am interested in recovering near complete genomes of previously uncultured microbes from ground aquifers and studying their genome dynamics and pan-genome for better understanding their adaptive evolution and their role in biogeochemical cycles.


†Panda, A.; †Chaudhari, N. M.; Mukherjee, M.; Ghosh, S.; Sarangi, A. N.; Mathu Malar, C. et al. (2019). Genome/transcriptome Collection of plethora of economically important, previously unexplored organisms from India and abroad. Data in Brief, 104099. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2019.104099.

Panda, A.; Chaudhari, N. M. and Tripathy, S. (2019) Genome Annotator Light (GAL): A Docker-Based package for Genome Analysis and Visualization. Genomics. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygeno.2019.03.012



Chaudhari, N. M.; †Gautam A.; Gupta, V. K.; Kaur, G.; Dutta, C. and Paul, S. (2018). PanGFR-HM: A dynamic web resource for pan-genomic and functional profiling of human microbiome with comparative features. Front. Microbiol. 9:2322. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.02322



Chaudhari, N. M.; †Gupta, V. K.; and Dutta, C. (2016). BPGA- an ultrafast pan-genome analysis pipeline. Sci. Rep. 6:24373. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep24373



†Gupta, V. K.; †Chaudhari, N. M.; Iskepalli, S. and Dutta, C. (2015). Divergences in gene repertoire among the reference Prevotella genomes derived from distinct body sites of human. BMC Genomics 16:153. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-015-1350-6.

†Contributed equally.


2013-2019 Ph.D. (Awaiting Defense)

Biophysics, Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics, Calcutta University, Kolkata, India.

Thesis Title: “Development of novel computational tools for analysis of microbial genomic and metagenomic data, and their applications to human microbiome studies.”


2010-2012 Master of Science (Pharmacy) Major: Pharmacoinformatics

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Kolkata, India.

Thesis Title: “Comparative statistical analysis of whole genomes and proteomes of various strains of bacteria isolated from various niches in human microbiome.”


2006-2010 Bachelor of Pharmacy

Mumbai University, Mumbai, India.



Nov 2019 – Present Postdoctoral Researcher, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Institute for Biodiversity, Jena, Germany.

Apr 2017 - Nov 2019 Senior Research Fellow, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, India.

Apr 2013 – Mar 2017 Project Fellow, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, India.



Travel grant awarded for presenting my thesis work as part of Microverse/JSMC Recruitment Meeting at Jena, Germany, May 15 - 16, 2019.

Awarded: Postdoctoral Research Associate Fellowship 2019 offered by CSIR, India.

Awarded: CSIR – Direct Senior Research Fellowship 2017 offered by CSIR, India.

Software Copyright: Narendrakumar M. Chaudhari; Vinod Kumar Gupta; and Chitra Dutta. (2017). BPGA: Bacterial Pan Genome Analysis Pipeline. Copyright Reg. No. SW-9079/2017, dated 22.05.2017, CSIR, India.