Mercy Rophina
Mercy Rophina is a graduate of Biotechnology from PSG College of Technology, Tamil Nadu, India. She is currently pursuing her final year of PhD under the supervision of Dr. Vinod Scaria at CSIR - Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), New Delhi. Her primary research focus revolves around the domain of ‘Genome informatics’, where she is actively involved in “Understanding the genomic landscape of blood group alleles and antigens in the Indian population”. She has been an active member of various projects that aimed at exploring and understanding the functional impact of genomic variations. Mercy has over 25 research publications in international peer-reviewed journals. She has recently been selected as a coordinator of a research topic titled Emerging Advances in Transplantation and Transfusion Medicine - Insights into Genomic Technologies in Frontiers in Genetics. Reflecting upon her current experiences she is eager to explore new frontiers of public health to make even the smallest difference in community welfare.

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