Genome Jaunts explores if the genes of our world’s fascinating animals could hold the key to their unique characteristics. Written by a young student Shreyas Maiti with genomics scientist Dr Mitali Mukerji and student researcher Samatha Mathew, the book describes 50 animals and what their genomes reveal in a simple, engaging, illustrated format. This book will pique the curiosity of young animal enthusiasts and curious minds of all ages.
About the authors:
Shreyas Maiti is a Class IX student from Noida, Uttar Pradesh. His parents are scientists at the CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB), Delhi.
Dr Mitali Mukerji was formerly a Chief Scientist at CSIR-IGIB. She has 23 years of experience in the field of genomics. She is a professor at the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, IIT Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
Samatha Mathew is pursuing a PhD at CSIR-IGIB. She is part of a functional genomics lab and works with the zebrafish, a model organism.