Dr. Shailesh Sharma graduated in Bioinformatics from the University of Allahabad (August 2005), received the Italian Government scholarship in Biotechnology for the year 2005/2006 processed by the Ministry of Human Recourse and Development of the Government of India. He completed Master in Bioinformatics at the University of Turin and PhD in Structural Biology from the Magnetic Resonance Centre of the University of Florence. The PhD course was recognized by the Universities of Frankfurt in Germany and Utrecht in Netherlands and focused areas were investigation of structural, functional and dynamic properties of metalloproteins. He participated in both national and international schools and conferences. He was a postdoctoral scientist at USA-India joint research training program hosted by Seattle Biomedical Research Institute at the University of Washington in USA, the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology and the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi and it was funded by Fogarty International Centre of National institutes of health, USA. He worked as a Project Scientist (Bioinformatics) at National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI), Department of Biotechnology, Government of India from Jan 2012 to Dec 2016. From Jan 2017 he is continuing as Scientist D (Bioinformatics) at NIAB Hyderabad.
The research interests of Dr. Shailesh Sharma are in computational biology, bioinformatics and structural biology, including application of data mining, application of bioinformatics tools, and structure-activity relationships. Currently he is working on Genome wide analysis of Livestock animals, identification of lncRNAs during host response in Livestocks, investigations into structural, functional and dynamic properties of proteins, genome annotation, protein structure, target identification, and molecular dynamics simulations.