Understanding Viral Diversity Dynamics


Assoc. Prof. ‪Mohammad Asif Khan

Prof. Khan earned his Bachelors degree in Biotechnology, Scientific Computation & Multimedia Communication, National University of Singapore. He earned his MSc and PhD degrees from Bioinformatics Department of National University of Singapore. He continued his research in many institutions including National University of Singapore, Johns Hopkins University, and Perdana University. He is currently Assoc. Prof. at University of Perdana and also visiting professor at Bezmialem Vakıf University. He is Executive Board Member of the Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education & Training (GOBLET) and the president of the Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Network (APBioNet). His research is focused in the areas of Data warehousing for biology, VaccineInformatics, ImmunoInformatics, VenomInformatics, ChemInformatics-based drug design, Disease Biomarker Informatics.


Public databases are treasure troves of sequence data. Given the small genome size of viruses, they represent the entity with one of the largest number of full-genome sequences. Genetic diversity has been one of the mechanisms by which viruses evade the host immune response. Viruses, in particular those of RNA genetic material, mutate rapidly and thus contribute a large number of viral variants. In this talk, we describe the viral diversity dynamics at the protein sequence level and the implication to vaccine design.

Date: March 30th, 2021 – 5:00 pm (GMT+3)

Language: English

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