Dr. Vinod Scaria

Dr. Vinod Scaria, Principal Scientist, CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB), Best known for sequencing the first Indian genome. 

Dr. Vinod Scaria is an Indian biologist and medical researcher pioneering in Precision Medicine and Clinical Genomics in India. He is a clinician turned computational biologist with a stellar record, having over 200 publications in international peer reviewed journals in addition to being on the editorial board of reputed journals such as PLoS ONE, PeerJ, Frontiers in Systems Biology to name a few. He is best known for having sequenced and analysed the first Indian genome with colleague Sridhar Sivasubbu and he also played a pivotal role in sequencing and analysis the first Sri Lankan genome and analyzing the first Malaysian genome. 


He is also the co-founder of the Genomics for Understanding Rare Disease: India Alliance Network (GUaRDIAN), which is one of the largest networks of clinicians and researchers in India working on rare genetic diseases. He is also involved with the IndiGen programme – an endeavour to understand population genomics for public health applications.


He was awarded the CSIR Young Scientist Award, a Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow of the US National Academy of Sciences and is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and the Royal Society of Public Health.