Dr. Prashantha Karunakar obtained his Masters in Bioinformatics from Kuvempu University and Ph.D degree from PES Institute of Technology (Affiliated to Kuvempu University, Shankarghatta). He worked on the Ph.D research topic titled "Crystal structure and molecular docking analysis of furan derivatives having pharmaceutical significance and determination of assembly of chains in protein targets". Prior to joining PESIT, he worked as Research Associate at Indgen Life Technologies, Bangalore and Research Assistant at Vittal Mallya Scientific Research Foundation, Bangalore where he contributed by performing target identification, validation and docking studies of different ligands for their pharmaceutical significance. He worked at two famous international synchrotron facilities like DESY, Hamburg, Germany and ESRF, Grenoble, France where he contributed on automating the number of monomers in the asymmetric unit of protein crystal and analysis of X-ray data and resulting structure from UV induced radiation damage phasing. He has published more than 20 articles in National and International Journals. Solved two protein crystal structures of Histidine kinases during the stay at Hamburg, Germany. He is the recipient of the prestigious EMBO Practical Course on Computational Structural Biology 07-11 April 2014, at the European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, UK with complete travel support. He has completed a course on Symmetry in the Solid State conducted by Prof. T. N. Guru Row at Solid State Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India. He is also the Editor-in-chief for International Journal of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Strings Publications and Scientific Advisor for DNAskew Analytics Pvt Ltd.