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Ramkumar Hariharan, Ph.D.
Scientist B  
Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology
Thycaud, Poojappura
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 014   
Phone: +91-471-2529488
Positions Held:
Position Affiliation Time Period
Scientist B Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram, India 2008-Present
Visiting Scientist RIKEN Advanced Science Institute, Yokohama, Japan
Area of Specialization:
Research Summary:
Computational genomics and systems biology
1. Sreekumar, E., Issac, A., Nair, S., Hariharan, R., Janki, M. B., Arathy, D. S., Regu, R., Mathew, T., Anoop, M., Niyas, K. P. and Pillai, M. R.  Genetic characterization of 2006-2008 isolates of Chikungunya virus from Kerala, South India, by whole genome sequence analysis. Virus Genes. 2010.  40, 14-27. [PubMed]
2. Hariharan, R., Babu, J. M., P, R. and Pillai, M. R.  Mutational analysis of Smad7 in human cervical cancer. Oncology Reports. 2009.  21, 1001-1004. [PubMed]
3. Krishnan, A., Hariharan, R., Nair, S. A. and Pillai, M. R.  Fluoxetine mediates G0/G1 arrest by inducing functional inhibition of cyclin dependent kinase subunit (CKS)1. Biochemical Pharmacology. 2008.  75, 1924-1934. [PubMed]
4. Hariharan, R. and Pillai, M. R.  Structure-function relationship of inhibitory Smads: Structural flexibility contributes to functional divergence. Proteins. 2008.  71, 1853-1862. [PubMed]
5. Joy, S., Nair, P. S., Hariharan, R. and Pillai, M. R.  Detailed comparison of the protein-ligand docking efficiencies of GOLD, a commercial package and ArgusLab, a licensable freeware. In Silico Biology. 2006.  6, 601-605. [PubMed]
6. Ramachandran, S., Ramadas, K., Hariharan, R., Rejnish, K. and Radhakrishna, P.  Single nucleotide polymorphisms of DNA repair genes XRCC1 and XPD and its molecular mapping in Indian oral cancer. Oral Oncology. 2006.  42, 350-362. [PubMed]
7. Hariharan, R. and Pillai, M. R.  Homology modeling of the DNA-binding domain of human Smad5: a molecular model for inhibitor design. Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling. 2006.  24, 271-277. [PubMed]
8. Pillai, M. R., Hariharan, R., Babu, J. M., Lakshmi, S., Chiplunkar, S. V., Patkar, M., Tongaonkar, H., Dinshaw, K., Jayshree, R. S., Reddy, B. K., Siddiqui, M., Roychoudury, S., Saha, B., Abraham, P., Gnanamony, M., Peedicayil, A., Subhashini, J., Ram, T. S., Dey, B., Sharma, C., Jain, S. K. and Singh, N.  Molecular variants of HPV-16 associated with cervical cancer in Indian population. International Journal of Cancer. Journal International Du Cancer. 2009.  125, 91-103. [PubMed]


Grant Support:
Project Title Role Funding Agency Sanction Number Sanction Date
Studying the role of microRNAs in etiologically diverse oral carcinomas Department of Science & Technology, Government of India 2009-2012
To develop vaccines against Classical Swine Fever and delivery through conjugated nanoparticles Co-Investigator Department of Biotechnology, Government of India 2008-2014


M.Sc. in Biotechnology, University of Kerala
Ph.D. in Biotechnology, University of Kerala
Honors and Awards
Researcher Exchange Program award by the British Council to undertake collaborative work with Oxford University, UK
Visiting Scientist to RIKEN Advanced Science Institute, Yokohama, Japan
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