Department of Biological Sciences
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal

Personal Details

  • Name: Dr. Nagarjun Vijay
  • Designation: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Biological Sciences
  • E-Mail:
  • Phone: +91 755 269 1433

Background & Experience

  • Assistant Professor (May 2017 onwards), Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal, India.
  • 2016-2017: Research Scholar, University of Michigan, USA.
  • 2011-2016: Ph.D. Evolutionary Genomics, Evolutionary Biology Center, Uppsala University, Sweden.
  • 2009-2011: Master of Science in Bioinformatics from Uppsala University, Sweden.
  • 2007-2009: Assistant Systems Engineer, TATA Consultancy Services, Kochi, India.
  • 2003-2007: Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Karnataka, India


We analyze large genomic datasets to understand the patterns of evolution and the processes driving these patterns. To answer questions related to this, we use computational approaches to obtain new insights.

How does the accumulation of genetic changes along the genome affect the phenotype? What is the role of changes in gene expression and the regulatory program in evolution? When during evolution did various novelties arise and diversify? Evolution of RNA modifications (like splicing and editing) provide interesting new insights about the genotype-phenotype link. We are very interested in pursuing such questions computationally, including generating new datasets.

In addition to this, we are focused on exploring new strategies and tools to analyze large-scale datasets (not necessarily genomic).

Authors Title of Article Journal Year
Pavitra Ramdas
Vipin Bhardwaj
Aman Singh
Nagarjun Vijay
Ajit Chande
Coevolution of retroviruses with SERINCs following whole-genome duplication divergence bioRxiv 2020
Ajinkya Bharatraj Patil
Sagar Sharad Shinde
Raghavendra S
Satish B N
Kushalappa C G
Nagarjun Vijay
CoalQC - Quality control while inferring demographic histories from genomic data: Application to forest tree genomes bioRxiv 2020


Highly motivated individuals interested in using evolutionary approaches to analyze large genomic datasets are encouraged to contact me at It would be a good idea to include your CV, project proposal and a letter explaining your motivation in your email.

Students wishing to apply for a Post-doc position are encouraged to contact me directly. Vacancies are also available for Project and PhD students. Interested candidates may contact through email.