Pooja Gupta, PhD (29th November, Allahabad, India)
2014- Independent researcher (‘Dahlem International Network PostDoc’) in the work group of Dr. Max von Kleist & Prof. Dr Christof Schütte, Dept. of Mathematics, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
2013–14 Member of the research group Computational Systems Biology at Konrad-Zuse Institute
2013 Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Freie Universität Berlin, Department of Mathematics and Informatics
2009–13 Member of the Bicomputing group/Medical Bioinformatics Group, Dept. of Mathematics, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
2009–12 Scientific Staff at the Länderinstitut für Bienenkunde Hohen Neuendorf e.V., Germany
2008–09 One semester of M.Phil. in Translational Health Sciences, CSM Medical University, Lucknow, India
2008 Master of Science in Biochemistry, University of Allahabad, India
2006 Bachelor of Science in Botany, Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Allahabad, India
2002 School Education, Girls’ High School and College, Allahabad, India
My main research focus is in mathematical modeling & simulation of biochemical networks, including parameter identification and data analysis using machine learning algorithms. I have previously applied my expertise for studying the population genetics in honey bees, specifically for marker-assisted selection of Varroa-tolerant honey bees.
Currently, I am focussing on modeling & simulation of the BMP signaling pathway (SysBMP), which is believed to play an important role in e.g. the development of osteoarthritis. Furthermore I am focussing on predictive toxicology within the project SysTox.
- Bienefeld K, Zautke F and Gupta P. A novel method for undisturbed long-term observation of the honey bee (Apis mellifera) behaviour – illustrated by the hygienic behaviour towards Varroa destructor infestation. Journal of Apicultural Research (Accepted).
- Spötter A, Gupta P, Schauser L and Bienefeld K. Genome-wide association study of a varroa specific defense behavior in honey bees (Apis mellifera). Journal of Heredity 2016, doi: 10.1093/jhered/esw005.
- Gupta P, Reinsch N, Spötter A, Conrad T and Bienefeld K. Accuracy of the unified approach in composite traits – illustrated by a simulation study in the honey bee (Apis mellifera). BMC Genetics 2013, 14:36.
- Gupta P, Conrad T, Spötter A, Reinsch N and Bienefeld K. Simulating a base population in honey bee for molecular genetic studies. Genetics Selection and Evolution, 2012, 44:14.
- Spötter A, Gupta P, Nürnberg G, Reinsch N and Bienefeld K. Development of a 44K SNP assay focussing on the analysis of a varroa-specific defence behaviour in honey bees (Apis mellifera carnica). Molecular Ecology Resources, 2012, 12:323-332.
- Spötter A, Gupta P, Reinsch N, Zautke F, Bienefeld K. Development of a SNP-Assay for varroa tolerance in the honey bee. Apidologie, 2010, 41(6):685.