Upcoming Events

July 19-23, 2013: 21st Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB).

April 7-10, 2013: 17th Annual International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB).

April 15-19, 2013: IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology.

March 4-6, 2013: 5th international conference on Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (BICoB).

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Oct 18, 2012: A new Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Sitanshu Sekhar Sahu has joined our lab.

Aug 13-17, 2012: A comprehensive 1-week Bioinformatics Workshop was organized on campus; co-organized by OSU's iCREST center. Visit facebook page for details.

Apr 23, 2012: Co-hosted Dr. James Tiedje (Director, NSF Center for Microbial Ecology, Michigan State University) as an invited iCREST speaker; see flyer for details.

Apr 13, 2012: World renowned Computational Biologist, Dr. Eugene Koonin (NCBI) visited our lab, and delivered an invited lecture on campus as part of iCREST speaker series; see flyer for details. Video on YouTube.

Mar 16, 2012: We welcome Dr. Chris Town (Group leader, Plant Genomics, JCVI) as an invited iCREST speaker; see flyer for details.

Feb 14, 2012: KBL receives new grant from OCAST to develop bioinformatics systems for plant-microbe interaction networks; immediate Postdoc opening available.

Oct 21, 2011: We welcome Dr. Patrick X. Zhao (Head, Bioinformatics Lab, Noble Foundation) as an invited iCREST speaker; see flyer for details.

Sep 17, 2011: Tyler Weirick joins our lab (under iCREST) as a Graduate Research Assistant.

Aug 17, 2011: Robyn Kelley, a new master's student joins our lab as a Graduate Research Assistant.

July 21, 2011: KBL receives OSU funding to establish an iCREST center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.

June 08, 2011: KBL welcomes its first student, Kalpana Varala to work as a summer scholar in lab.



Wren, J.D., Dozmorov, M.G., Burian, D., Kaundal, R., Bridges, S. and Kupfer, D.M. 2012. Proceedings of the 2012 MidSouth Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Society (MCBIOS) Conference. 2012. BMC Bioinformatics 13(S15): S1.

Kaundal, R., Saini, R. and Zhao, P.X. 2010. Combining machine learning and homology-based approaches to accurately predict subcellular localization in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology 154(1): 36-54.

Benedito, V.A., Li, H., Dai, X., Wandrey, M., He, J., Kaundal, R., Torres-Jerez, I., Gomez, S.K., Harrison, M.J., Tang, Y., Zhao, P.X. and Udvardi, M.K. 2010. Genomic inventory and transcriptional analysis of Medicago truncatula transporters. Plant Physiology 152(3): 1716-1730.

Kaundal, R. and Raghava, G.P.S. 2009. RSLpred: predicting subcellular localization of rice proteins combining compositional and evolutionary information. Proteomics 9(9): 2324-2342.

Kaundal, R., Kapoor, A.S. and Raghava, G.P.S. 2006. Machine learning techniques in disease forecasting: a case study on rice blast prediction. BMC Bioinformatics 7(1): 485.

Kapoor, A.S. and Kaundal, R. 2007. Development of weather based forewarning systems for rice blast. Himachal Journal of Agricultural Research 33(2): 211-217.

Kaundal, R. and Sharma, B.K. 2006. Genotype x environment interaction and stability analysis for yield and other quantitative traits in maize (Zea mays L.) under rainfed and high rainfall valley areas of the sub-montane. Research on Crops 7(1): 171-180.

Kaundal, R. and Sharma, B.K. 2005. Genetic variability and association studies for different yield components over the environments in elite cultivars of Zea mays L. Himachal Journal of Agricultural Research 31(1): 31-38.

Kaundal, R. and Kapoor, A.S. 2005. Virulence pattern of Pyricularia grisea in district Kangra of Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Journal of Agricultural Research 31(2): 170-172.

Lee, J., Kaundal, R., Li, J., Zhao, P.X. and Allen, R. 2012. Genome-wide identification of alternative polyadenylation (APA) genes in Arabidopsis and their biological validation (submitted).

Li, H., Shen, H., Kaundal, R., Benedito, V., Udvardi, M.K., Dixon, R.A. and Zhao, P.X. An integrative approach for transporter characterization and its application for predicting biological functions in higher plants (in preparation).

Li, H., Kaundal, R. and Zhao, P.X. Property-based Probabilistic Suffix Trees for Transporter Classification (in preparation).


Verma, R. and Kaundal, R. 2012. “A Support Vector Machine-based prediction method to classify the plastid and non-plastid type proteins” presented in the IXth MidSouth Computational Biology & Bioinformatics Society (MCBIOS) annual conference, held at University of Mississippi, Oxford (MS), USA; Feb 17 - 18.

Kaundal, R. and Zhao, P.X. 2010. “A systematic approach to predicting organism-specific subcellular localization suggests species-specific sorting patterns” presented in the 18th Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB), held at Boston (MA), USA; July 10 - 14.

Kaundal, R. and Zhao, P.X. 2009. “ASLpred: Arabidopsis Subcellular Localization predictor” presented in the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) meeting, held at Honolulu, Hawaii Islands, USA; July 18 - 22.

Kaundal, R. and Zhao, P.X. 2008. “An integrated prediction system for protein subcellular localization in Arabidopsis” presented in the Plant and Animal Genomes conference XVI (PAG meeting), held at San Diego, California, USA; January 12 - 16.

Kapoor, A.S., Kaundal, R. and Pratap, A. 2002. “Weather based forewarning of rice blast in Himachal Pradesh” presented in the International Conference on Challenges and Options for Sustainable Development of the Himalayas - Beyond 2002 held at CSK HPAU, Palampur (HP), India; October 1 - 4 (third best poster).

A.S. Kapoor and R. Kaundal. 2004. “Development of weather based forewarning models for rice blast in Himachal Pradesh” presented in the 56th Annual meeting and National Symposium on Crop Surveillance: Disease Forecasting and Management held at the Division of Plant Pathology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, India; February 19 - 21.

A.S. Kapoor and R. Kaundal. 2004. “Development of weather based forecasting models for rice neck blast in Himachal Pradesh” presented in the National Symposium on Emerging Trends in Plant Disease Management organized by Department of Plant Pathology, CSK HPAU, Palampur (HP), India; November 9 - 10.


Invited book chapter “Bioinformatics approaches to deciphering alien gene transfer: a comprehensive analysis”; Springer series, UK (submitted).

Developed bulletin on “Forewarning Rice Blast in India”.

Contributed full chapter on rice blast forewarning in the book entitled “Weather based forewarning for crop pests and diseases”; Kalyani Publishers, New Delhi, India.