Lecture Series on – “Conservation Biology and Wildlife Genetics in Nepal”


8 lecture series on the theme “Conservation Biology and Wildlife Genetics in Nepal” was held at Kathmandu University. The lecture series was given by Prof Dr Jacques Van Alphen (University of Amsterdam) and Dr Laura Bertola (Leiden University) and was jointly organized by Himalayan Tiger Foundations and Center for Molecular Dynamics Nepal (CMDN). (24-25 Nov…

Genetic Ancestry of Nepalis


One evening, few years back, my grandpa passed down a legacy to me and my cousins – the story of our ancestors. I belong to a Newar community which is one among the indigenous people of Kathmandu Valley. Newars have been living in Kathmandu valley from the prehistoric times. As per my grandpa, our ancestors…

Bioinformatics for personal genome interpretation


Following paper is a very good review on the the current bioinformatics methods applied in Personalize Genomics and the challenges to understand the biological data. Capriotti E, Nehrt NL, Kann MG, Bromberg Y. Bioinformatics for personal genome interpretation.Brief Bioinform. 2012 Jan 13. Abstract: An international consortium released the first draft sequence of the human genome…