Rohit Satyam

PhD Students

PhD Student





Rohit earned his Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology from the Noida Institute of Engineering & Technology, Gr. Noida, India in 2019 and his Masters in Bioinformatics from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi in 2022. He earned 2nd position in his MSc. program and did his Masters Dissertation in Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D) and came to KAUST as a Visiting Student in 2022.

As a PhD student at Pathogen Genomics Lab at KAUST, he now performs bioinformatics analysis on a variety of genomic datasets such as CHIPSeq, RNASeq, SWGA and WGS using R, Python and Nextflow. 

Research Interests

My work focuses on generating insights using pathogen related genomics and transcriptomics data generated by my lab. This includes understanding function of hypothetical proteins using CHIPSeq, Bulk and scRNAseq data, developing automated pipelines in Nextflow and R for streamlining data analysis, data visualization, and analyzing COVID related sequencing data.

Selected Publications

  • AK Subudhi, JL Green, R Satyam, RP Salunke, T Lenz, M Shuaib, et al., DNA-binding protein PfAP2-P regulates parasite pathogenesis during malaria parasite blood stages, Nature Microbiology, 1-16, 2023, 10.1038/s41564-023-01497-6
  • NS Mahar, R Satyam, D Sundar, I Gupta, A systematic comparison of human mitochondrial genome assembly tools, BMC bioinformatics, 24 (1), 341, 2023, 10.1186/s12859-023-05445-3
  • R Satyam, S Ahmad, K Raza, Comparative genomic assessment of members of genus Tenacibaculum: an exploratory study, Molecular Genetics and Genomics, 1-15, 2023, 10.1007/s00438-023-02031-3
  • R Satyam, M Yousef, S Qazi, AM Bhat, K Raza, COVIDium: a COVID-19 resource compendium, Database, 2021, baab057, 2021, 10.1093/database/baab057
  • H Ram, A Singh, M Katoch, R Kaur, S Sardar, S Palia, R Satyam, H Sonah, et al., Dissecting the nutrient partitioning mechanism in rice grain using spatially resolved gene expression profiling, Journal of Experimental Botany, 72 (6), 2212-2230, 2021, 10.1093/jxb/eraa536
  • R Satyam, T Bhardwaj, S Goel, NK Jha, SK Jha, P Nand, J Ruokolainen, et al., miRNAs in SARS-CoV 2: a spoke in the wheel of pathogenesis, Current pharmaceutical design, 27 (13), 1628-1641, 2021, 10.2174/1381612826999201001200529
  • NK Jha, M Jeyaraman, M Rachamalla, S Ojha, K Dua, DK Chellappan, ... R Satyam et al., Current understanding of novel coronavirus: molecular pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment approaches, Immuno, 1 (1), 2021
  • L Kumar, R Satyam, N Bharadvaja, Metagenomics: a powerful lens viewing the microbial world, Wastewater Treatment Reactors, 185-218, 2021
  • R Satyam, NK Jha, R Kar, SK Jha, A Sharma, D Kumar, P Nand, et al., Deciphering the SSR incidences across viral members of Coronaviridae family, Chemico-Biological Interactions, 331, 109226, 2020, 10.1016/j.cbi.2020.109226
  • R Satyam, T Bhardwaj, NK Jha, SK Jha, P Nand, Toward a chimeric vaccine against multiple isolates of Mycobacteroides-An integrative approach, Life sciences, 250, 117541, 2020
  • R Satyam, EM Janahi, T Bhardwaj, P Somvanshi, S Haque, MZ Najm, In silico identification of immunodominant B-cell and T-cell epitopes of non-structural proteins of Usutu Virus, Microbial pathogenesis, 125, 129-143, 2018, 10.1016/j.micpath.2018.09.019


  • M.Sc. Bioinformatics, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India, 2022
  • B.Tech. Biotechnology, Noida Institute of Engineering & Technology, Greater Noida, India, 2019

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • BIOinformatics CLUb for Experimenting Scientists (BIOCLUES)


  • InSc Young Researcher Award, 2021
  • BIRAC-SRISTI Appreciation National Award, 2018

Research Interests Keywords

Apicomplexan parasites Bioinformatics Genomics Genome and transcriptome analysis viral biology