I started my career in bioinformatics as a PhD student at the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting & Diagnostics, Hyderabad, India. During my doctoral work, I developed a web server ApicoAlign (Ali et. al. BMC Genomics, 2011) and improved the annotation of apicomplexan genomes (Ali et. al. BMC Genomics, 2012). For my postdoctoral work, I moved to Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany and published a co-author paper (Novikova et. al, Nature Genetics, 2016) using next generation sequencing data. I joined RGCB as Senior Manager (Bioinformatics Operations) in which I continue research in bioinformatics and enjoy teaching & training students in programming/bioinformatics.