Manoj Pillay received his M.Sc. in Computer and Information Sciences from University of Delaware and his B.Tech in Information Technology from Cochin University of Science and Technology, India. Manoj is currently responsible for integrating metagenome, RNAseq Expression and DNA Methylation datasets into the Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG) data warehouse, the distribution of individual genome and metagenome datasets to IMG users as well as the acquisition of public genome data from open-access sequence repositories for integration into IMG. In the past, he has also made contributions to the development of the Joint Genome Institute's Integrated Tracking System.
Before joining BDMTC in 2010, Manoj worked at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute, University of Delaware, where where he contributed to the design & development of bioinformatics tools and databases to examine gene expression(mRNA) and smallRNA in plants.