Mahesh Panchal

Mahesh Panchal BILS expert

assembly

mahesh.panchal@bils.se

I have a background in Computer Science and Mathematics from Imperial College London. I then went on do to my PhD on the Automation of Nested Clade Phylogeographic Analysis at Reading University. I then moved to Germany to pursue postdoctoral research working on Bioinformatics related to the three-spined stickleback. My research included working with various NGS data, doing de novo assembly, resequencing studies, transcriptomic studies, and metagenomic studies.

I'm currently a specialist in genome assembly in the BILS genomic assembly group.

Selected publications

Beaumont, M. A. and Panchal, M. (2008) On the validity of nested clade phylogeographical analysis. Molecular Ecology, 17, 2563–2565.

Beaumont, M. A., Nielsen, R., Robert, C., Hey, J., Gaggiotti, O., Knowles, L., Estoup, A., Panchal, M., Corander, J., Hickerson, M., and others (2010) In defence of model-based inference in phylogeography. Molecular Ecology, 19, 436–446.

Chain, F. J. J., Feulner, P. G. D., Panchal, M., Eizaguirre, C., Samonte, I. E., Kalbe, M., Lenz, T. L., Stoll, M., Bornberg-Bauer, E., Milinski, M., and others (2014) Extensive copy-number variation of young genes across stickleback populations. PLoS genetics, 10, e1004830.

Feulner, P. G. D., Chain, F. J. J., Panchal, M., Eizaguirre, C., Kalbe, M., Lenz, T. L., Mundry, M., Samonte, I. E., Stoll, M., Milinski, M., and others (2013) Genome-wide patterns of standing genetic variation in a marine population of three-spined sticklebacks. Molecular ecology, 22, 635–649.

Feulner, P. G. D., Chain, F. J. J., Panchal, M., Huang, Y., Eizaguirre, C., Kalbe, M., Lenz, T. L., Samonte, I. E., Stoll, M., Bornberg-Bauer, E., and others (2015) Genomics of divergence along a continuum of parapatric population differentiation. PLoS Genet, 11, e1004966.

Panchal, M. (2007) The automation of nested clade phylogeographic analysis. Bioinformatics, 23, 509–510.

Panchal, M. and Beaumont, M. A. (2010) Evaluating nested clade phylogeographic analysis under models of restricted gene flow. Systematic Biology, syq022.

Panchal, M. and Beaumont, M. A. (2007) The automation and evaluation of nested clade phylogeographic analysis. Evolution, 61, 1466–1480.