Dark Whiteface (Leucorrhinia albifrons)

Suvratha Jayaprasad

PhD student in the Population Ecology Group with a focus on dosage compensation and sex chromosome evolution in grasshoppers.
Dark Whiteface (Leucorrhinia albifrons)
Image: Holger Schielzeth
Suvratha Jayaprasad
PhD student
Suvratha Jayaprasad
Room 425
Dornburger Straße 159
07743 Jena
Research interests Expand entry

I studied Bioinformatics as I wanted to crack the code of the genomic content which is represented using only 4 letters. This led me to working with various animal models such as plants, insects and humans. I’ve performed various types of bioinformatic analyses which includes genome assembly, transcriptomic analyses and genomic analyses. I’ve mainly worked on different types of sequence analyses and now I’m trying to look into evolution with my previously acquired skills.

Current project Expand entry

I’m working on “Neo-sex chromosome evolution and dosage compensation in morabine grasshoppers”. The main goal is to characterise the extent of recombination suppression across Vandiemenella viatica species nascent sex chromosomes,  and to determine whether chromosome-wide dosage compensation or dosage-sensitive genes contribute to the maintenance of gene dosage on degenerate sex chromosomes and also how fast the Neo-Y degenerates after recombination suppression.

Publications and preprints Expand entry

Desai, S.S., Rao, R.K., Jain, A., Bawa, P.S., Dutta, P., Atre, G., Subhash, A., Rao, V.U.S., Jayaprasad, S., Srinivasan, S. & Choudhary, B. (2021). Multidimensional mutational profiling of the Indian HNSCC sub-population provides IRAK1, a novel driver gene and potential druggable target. Frontiers in Oncology 11: 723162. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2021.723162

Chakraborty, M., Ramaiah, A., Adolfi, A., Halas, P., Kaduskar, B., Ngo, L.T., Jayaprasad, S., Paul, K., Whadgar, S., Srinivasan, S., Subramani, S., Bier, E., James, A.A. & Emerson, J.J. (2021). Hidden genomic features of an invasive malaria vector, Anopheles stephensi, revealed by a chromosome-level genome assembly. BMC Biology 19: 28. doi: 10.1186/s12915-021-00963-z

Chida, A.R., Ravi, S., Jayaprasad, S., Paul, K., Saha, J., Suresh, C., Whadgar, S., Kumar, N., Rao, K.R., Ghosh, C., Choudhary, B., Subramani, S. & Srinivasan, S. (2020). A near-chromosome level genome assembly of Anopheles stephensi. Frontiers in Genetics 11: 565626. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2020.565626

Deb, S., Jayaprasad, S., Ravi, S., Rao, K.R., Whadgar, S., Hariharan, N., Dixit, S., Sunil, M., Choudhary, B., Stevanato, P., Ramireddy, E. & Srinivasan, S. (2020). Classification of grain amaranths using chromosome-level genome assembly of ramdana, A. hypochondriacus. Frontiers in Plant Science 11: 579529. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2020.579529

Viswanathan, V., Narjala, A., Ravichandran, A., Jayaprasad, S. & Siddaramappa, S. (2017). Evolutionary genomics of an ancient prophage of the order Sphingomonadales. Genome Biology and Evolution 9: 646-658. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evx024