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Mehak Chopra

Mehak Chopra

National University of Ireland Galway
Cohort 4
Email: m.chopra1@nuigalway.ie
Supervisor: Cathal Seoighe

As a PhD candidate, with a strong interest in gaining expertise in different bioinformatics approaches and their applications in Cardiovascular diseases, I am deeply engaged in cutting-edge research endeavors aimed at understanding various types of Aortic acute diseases by integrating medical images, genomics and functional genomics aspects.

Before embarking on my PhD journey, I had the valuable opportunity to delve into RNA-seq analysis during my Master’s thesis. I explored the correlation between diabetes and unhealthy heart using high-throughput sequencing datasets and found candidate biomarkers associated with coronary heart disease, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes.This experience provided me with a firm foundation in genomics as well as a thorough awareness of the complexities involved in studying complicated diseases at the molecular level.

Furthermore, I had the privilege of working as a Data Analyst in the Genome India project at the Centre for Brain Research, Indian Institute of Science. Here, I was actively involved in managing and analyzing genetic genotypic data from the Indian population. In the project, i have also dedicated myself to identifying copy number variations and exploring the fascinating field of ancient genomics, which further fueled my enthusiasm to pursue a PhD.