Dean - Faculty of Life and Allied Health Sciences
Malaligowda Dr. Malali Gowda
Dean - Faculty of Life and Allied Health Sciences
M. S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences,
Bangalore, India

E-mail : dean.ls@msruas.ac.in

Prof. Malali Gowda has gained 25 years of experience in the areas of Genomics, Bioinformatics, Bio-diversity and Rainforest. He has worked in Universities in India (University of Agricultural Sciences Bengaluru and The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat) and in the United States of America {Michigan State University (MSU), North Carolina State University (NCSU) and Ohio State University (OSU)}. Dr. Malali Gowda had returned to India in 2010 through the Ramalingaswamy Fellowship (reverse brain-drain) program of Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. With the support of DBT, he has established the first state-of-the-art ‘Next-Generation Genomics Facility’ in India at C-CAMP/NCBS/INSTEM campus, Bangalore. He has established Centre for Functional Genomics and Bioinformatics at The University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences & Technology (TDU), Bengaluru. TDU and Bengaluru Genomics Center (BGC) have created a genomics brand in India by conducting over 15 hands-on-training programs on genomics and Bioinformatics. This training program has benefited over 1000 people across India and abroad. He has developed several original and novel genomic technologies to sequence DNA and RNA (Super HLAtyping, Robust-SAGE, 5’-RATE, RNASeq). In addition, he has established genomics services for whole-genome sequencing, exome (coding part) sequencing, transcriptome sequencing, epigenetic profiling, and genomics big data analysis). His lab has sequenced over 1000 genomes (prokaryotes and eukaryotes) from 100’s of species. His group has contributed the largest genomics data from India and this data is freely made available to the public through GenBank and NCBI. Dr. Gowda’s vision is to create greener earth through social community participation. He has founded two non-profit organizations; DNA Life and BCRT (Biodiversity Conservation and Research Trust). His work is considered to be a model system for reviving vegetation, water and combat climate change. This work was appreciated by conferring Environmental Stewardship (Passion in Science) Award 2019 (by New England BioLabs, USA). Dr. Malali Gowda is recognized as an epitome of passion and inspiration in teaching as well as motivating students, faculty and citizens to solve complex national and international issues like climate change through Personalized DNA Life approaches.