Leelavati Narlikar

Leelavati Narlikar

Chemical Engineering & Process Development

About Me

A computer scientist by training, my primary interests lie in computational biology and machine learning. I am especially interested in developing statistical algorithms to understand underlying mechanisms in molecular biology. My current work is focused on discerning the roles played by various cellular biomolecules in regulating gene-expression.


Professional Experience

  • 2014‒present: Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
  • 2012‒2017: Wellcome Trust IA Fellow, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
  • 2010‒2011: Ramanujan Fellow, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
  • 2009‒2010: Research Associate, Centre for Modeling and Simulation, University of Pune, Pune, India
  • 2008‒2009: Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA

Selected Publications

  • L. Narlikar, Multiple novel promoter-architectures revealed by decoding the hidden heterogeneity within the genome, Nucleic Acids Research., 42, 12388 - 12403 (2014).
  • L. Narlikar, MuMoD: a Bayesian approach to detect multiple modes of protein–DNA binding from genome-wide ChIP data, Nucleic Acids Res., 41, 21 - 32 (2013).
  • L. Narlikar, N. Sakabe, A. Blanski, F. Arimura, J. Westlund, M. Norbrega And I. Ovcharenko, Genome-wide discovery of human heart enhancers, Genome Research., 20, 381 - 392 (2010).

Research Interest

  • Theory AND Computational Science
  • Mathematical and computational modeling

Contact Details

Dr. Leelavati Narlikar

Department of Chemical Engineering
National Chemical Laboratory
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road
Pune 411008, India
Phone +91 20 2590 3076
Fax +91 20 2590 2615
E-mail l.narlikar@ncl.res.in