Myself Deepika Lakhwani, completed my PhD and postdoc in the plant genomics field. In 2022, I joined ICAR-NBPGR, New Delhi as project scientist and worked GWAS datasets of plants. My main interests are in the fields of bioinformatics and evolutionary genomics. I worked on various projects involving next-generation sequencing including de novo assembly of plant genomes and developed pipelines to streamline the assembly and annotation process. My long-term goal is to study the genome organization and evolution of species where I could utilize my skills to solve the biological problems.