Speakers: Trupti Joshi, PhD

Trupti Joshi, PhD

Director of Translational Bioinformatics, School of Medicine – Medical Research Office
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Management and Informatics
Core Faculty MU Informatics Institute, Computer Science and Interdisciplinary Plant Group
University of Missouri


As the Director of Translational Bioinformatics with the School of Medicine – Medical Research Office at University of Missouri, Dr. Joshi leads and coordinates the translational bioinformatics research and development activities through collaborations with clinicians and research faculty, for advancing informatics innovations and its application to precision medicine. Dr. Joshi has a rigorous interdisciplinary training with degrees in Clinical Medicine and Bioinformatics, and has over 13+ years of experience working in academia, collaborations with multi-disciplinary researchers and several Industry partners. Her expertise is in the areas of bioinformatics and its application to plants sciences, animal sciences, biomedical sciences and health informatics. She has published more than 65 scientific papers, book chapters and co-developed several bioinformatics software systems and tools. She is also the co-author of first soybean reference genome sequence published in Nature in 2010. Dr. Joshi leads the development of Soybean Knowledge Base (SoyKB), a comprehensive multi-omics web resource for bridging translational genomics and molecular breeding. Her lab has also in recent years expanded similar capabilities for other crops, model organisms and diseases using their Knowledge Base Commons (KBCommons) infrastructure. Her current research also focuses on building biomedical knowledge base for genomics and multi-omics data integration in clinical and biomedical domains, development of computational methodologies for multi-omics data integration, data analysis pipelines using HPC resources and application of translational bioinformatics techniques towards advances in precision agriculture and personalized medicine.