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This Core is responsible for acquiring, storing and disseminating all Consortium related information (both raw and processed data). For this purpose Core B has developed the Consortium's web site and is constructing complex relational databases to integrate diverse data sets generated by the Scientific Cores and Participating Investigators of the Consortium as well as data sets from other public databases. In addition to acquiring and disseminating Consortium related information, Core B will develop bioinformatics tools for mining and prediction.

Specific Objectives

  • Develop a powerful relational Central Database to store all the program information generated by the Scientific Cores and Participating Investigators . Develop web-based user interfaces to the Central Database for data entry and data access via simple queries.

  • Develop three specialized databases to integrate genomics, proteomics and glycomics-related information (both from the Consortium's Central database and other public databases) pertaining to Carbohydrate Binding Protein ( GBP database), Glycoenzymes ( Glycoenzyme database ) and Carbohydrates ( Carb Database).

  • Develop statistical analysis, data mining and other bioinformatics tools to construct predictive models based on the diverse data sets ranging from molecular level to the physiology associated with GBP-carbohydrate interactions.

Core B Team


The administrative part of Core B is involved in overseeing the operational and scientific aspects of the Core.

  • Ram Sasisekharan, Core Coordinator
  • Rahul Raman, Core Director
  • Ada Ziolkowski, Core B Administrator

Bioinformatics / Information Technology (IT)

This part of Core B is involved in liasing with the other Cores, obtaining requirements for databases and interfaces development and implementation of the database and interface related operations.

  • Udayanath Aich, Post-Doctoral Associate
  • Savithri Kaundinya, IT Developer
  • Ramasububramanian Kaundinya, IT Research Engineer
  • Kannan Tharakaraman, Post-Doctoral Associate
  • Mahadevan Venkataraman, IT Software Development Engineer
  • Karthik Viswanathan, Post-Doctoral Associate