Associate Director/Integrative Genomics and Group Leader, Genome Institute of SingaporeBiography
Shyam Prabhakar obtained a B.Tech in Electronics and Communications Engineering from IIT-Madras and a PhD in Applied Physics from Stanford University. He was the sole recipient of the 2001 American Physical Society thesis award in Beam Physics. As a postdoctoral fellow under Eddy Rubin at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, he led seminal studies of human evolution through gene regulatory changes. In 2007 he joined the Genome Institute of Singapore, where his group uses single-cell RNA-seq, cohort-scale ChIP-seq and other high-throughput assays to uncover molecular mechanisms and diagnostic or prognostic markers of human diseases. In parallel, the group develops computational algorithms for deriving biological insights from functional genomics data.