Dr. Gnanendra Shanmugam is currently an Assistant Professor (Research Professor) in the Department of Biotechnology at Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan, South Korea. He received his PhD degree in Bioinformatics from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India in 2014. After completing his PhD, he continued to have training as postdoctoral fellow (2016-2018) in Microbial genomics laboratory in the department of Biotechnology at Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan, South Korea. In 2018, he accepted the Assistant Professor position in the same university. He is a bioinformatician with keen research interests in deciphering the molecular mechanisms and pathways towards the novel lead discovery for various diseases. His research focuses is focused on Next generation sequencing analysis and he loves to develop machine learning, data mining algorithms with potential applications in predicting protein structure and functions. He has published over 25 peer-reviewed research articles.