Email: celine(DOT)prakash(AT)
Phone: ++43 +1 / 4277 - 74328

Postal address:
Center for Integrative Bioinformatics Vienna (CIBIV)
Max Perutz Labs
Campus Vienna Biocenter 5 (VBC5)
A-1030 Wien, Austria

Research interests

  • Modelling of Coverage in RNA Sequencing
  • Estimating the number of molecules of a transcript from RNA Sequencing
  • Understanding the regulation of gene expression


  • 2018: University of Vienna, Vienna, PhD in Bioinformatics
  • 2010: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, M.Sc in Bioinformatics
  • 2008: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, B.Eng in Bioengineering

Professional Experience

  • Oct 2018 - Present: Post Doctoral Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
  • May 2018 - Sep 2018: Post Doctoral Researcher at the Center for Integrative Bioinformatics Vienna (CIBIV)
  • Nov 2012 - Apr 2018: Scientific Assistant at the Center for Integrative Bioinformatics Vienna (CIBIV)
  • Jun 2010 - Sep 2012: Bioinformatician at the Singapore Immunology Network, A*Star
  • Feb 2009 - Jul 2009: Research Officer at the Singapore Immunology Network, A*Star
  • Aug 2008 - Oct 2008: Intern at the Center for for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics, Nijmegen Center for Molecular Life Sciences, Netherlands

Talks and Posters


  • MASAMB 2017, Vienna, April 3-4, 2017
    Talk: “An Enumerative Combinatorics Approach to Analysing Fragmentation Patterns in RNA Sequencing”



  • C. Prakash, F.C. Trognitz, P. Venhuizen, A. von Haeseler, and Bodo Trognitz (2020) A Compendium of Genome-Wide Sequence Reads From NBS (Nucleotide Binding Site) Domains of Resistance Genes in the Common Potato. Sci. Rep., 10, 11392. (DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-67848-z, PMID: 32647195)
  • 2017

  • C. Prakash and A. von Haeseler (2017) An Enumerative Combinatorics Model for Fragmentation Patterns in RNA Sequencing Provides Insights into Non-uniformity of the Expected Fragment Starting Point and Coverage Profile. J. Comput. Biol., 24, 200-212. (DOI: 10.1089/cmb.2016.0096, PMID: 27661099)
  • 2012

  • W.S. Zhang, C. Prakash, C. Sum, Y. Gong, Y. Li, J.J. Kwok, N. Thiessen, S. Petterson, S.J. Jones, S. Knapp, H. Yang and K.C. Chin (2012) Bromodomain-Containing-Protein 4 (BRD4) Regulates RNA Polymerase II Serine 2 Phosphorylation in Human CD4+ T Cells. J. Biol. Chem. (DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M112.413047)
  • 2011

  • C.Y. Lee, Y.W. Kam, J. Fric, B. Malleret, E.G. Koh, C. Prakash, W. Huang, W.W. Lee, C. Lin, R.T Lin, L. Renia, C.I. Wang, L.F. Ng and L. Warter (2011) Chikungunya virus neutralization antigens and direct cell-to-cell transmission are revealed by human antibody-escape mutants. PLoS Pathog. (DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002390)
  • 2010

  • J. Eyles, A.L. Puaux, X. Wang, B. Toh, C. Prakash, M. Hong, T.G. Tan, L. Zheng, L.C. Ong, Y. Jin, M. Kato, A. Prévost-Blondel, P. Chow, H. Yang and J.P. Abastado (2010) Tumor cells disseminate early, but immunosurveillance limits metastatic outgrowth, in a mouse model of melanoma. J Clin Invest. (DOI: 10.1172/JCI42002)
  • 2012

  • M. Liu, C. Prakash, A. Nauta, R.J. Siezen and C. Francke (2012) Computational analysis of cysteine and methionine metabolism and its regulation in dairy starter and related bacteria. J. Bacteriol. (DOI: 10.1128/JB.06816-11)
  • 2008

  • J. Hao, Y. Yao, R.R. Varshney, L. Wang, C. Prakash, H. Li and D.A. Wang (2008) Gene transfer and living release of transforming growth factor-beta3 for cartilage tissue engineering applications. Tissue Eng Part C Methods (DOI: 10.1089/ten.tec.2008.0163)