Shabhonam handled NGS data, which involved genomic as well as transcriptomic data. Further analysis requires the data to be assembled using the various available algorithms. He tested the efficiency of those algorithms. He worked to automate a prokaryotic genome annotation pipeline by testing and establishing procedures for the annotation of bacterial genomes.
Another major part of his job was focussed on data visualisation and interpretation using Gbrowse and R. He gained familiarity with approaches for the analysis of RNA-seq data and apply these to the projects within the microbial annotation group. In addition, he also focused on the data correlation to understand differential gene expression.