Academic Positions

  • DST-INSPIRE Faculty

    Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology

  • Post-doctoral Fellow

    Institute for Molecular Evolution, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany (Supervisor Prof. Dr. William F. Martin)

  • Post-doctoral Fellow

    Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Germany (Supervisor Prof. Dr. Tal Dagan)

  • PhD stipend

    Institute for Molecular Evolution, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany (Supervisor Prof. Dr. William F. Martin)

  • Research Assistant

    Institute of Biomedical Sciences (IBMS), Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan (Supervisor: Dr. Ming-Jing Hwang)

  • Project Trainee & Research assistant

    Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, India (Supervisor: Prof. Somdatta Sinha)

Education

  • PhD 2009-2013

    (Dr. rer. nat.) Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany

  • MSc Bioinformatics 2004-2006

    Mahatma Gandhi University, India

  • BSc Computer Science 2001-2004

    Kerala University, India

Honors and Awards

  • Young researcher startup grant [SFF - F 2015/946-7] - Strategic Research Fund (SFF), Heinrich-Heine University, Germany - 83,998 Euro for 2 years
  • 2016
    Karl-Arnold Pries, Outstanding Young Researcher Award, North Rhine-Westphalia Academy of Sciences Humanities and the Arts, May 11, Düsseldorf, Germany (10,000 EUR)
  • 2015
    Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB) International Young Bioinformatician Award 2015, Laureate announced during 12th [BC]2 - the Basel Computational Biology Conference, June 08-10, Basel, Switzerland (10,000 CHF)
  • 2015
    Travel grant ,'Kick-off Conference: Life? - A New Funding Initiative Introduces Itself', Dec 17-18, Hannover, Germany (200 Euro)
  • 2015
    Young Investigator Travel Award, SMBE 2015, Annual Meeting of Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, July 12-17, Vienna, Austria (1500 Euro)
  • 2014
    International Travel Award, Symbioses becoming permanent: the origins and evolutionary trajectories of organelles. Sackler Symposium of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. October 16-17, Irvine, CA (300 Dollar)
  • 2014
    First prize, poster presentation - SMBE satellite meeting on reticulated microbial evolution April 27 - 30, Kiel, Germany
  • 2007
    International summer school fellowship (FIND project 2007) at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL-EBI), Cambridge, UK
  • 2006
    Summer traineeship at Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, India

Memberships

  • Editorial service, International Journal of Biotechnology and Bioengineering (2015-)

  • Member, Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE) (2010-)

Reviewerships

  • Genome Biology and Evolution

  • Microbial Genomics

  • Bioinformatics

Contact

Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB),
Thycaud Post, Poojappura,
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 014, Kerala, India
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+91-471-2348096
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