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About me

I have received my PhD at Karolinska Institute in the field of Epigenetics and Bioinformatics under the supervision of Professor Karl Ekwall. I have started my postdoctoral work at Karolinska Institute, Dept. of molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics where I was involved in analyzing high-throughput sequencing data such as RNAseq, miRNA and Single-cell RNA sequencing.

In 2012 I have started another post-doctoral work at the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition in the "Estrogen signaling research group" headed by Professor Karin Dahlman-Wright. From 2014 I am working as a Senior Researcher in the same group. I am working in close collaboration with the Karolinska Institute core facility for Bioinformatics and Expression Analysis (BEA, www.bea.ki.se).

Education

PhD in Cell & Molecular Biology with specialization in Epigenetics and Bioinformatics, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. Dissertation Title: Genome-wide patterns of histone modifications in fission yeast (http://diss.kib.ki.se/2010/978-91-7409-747-4/).

M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry from Calcutta University, India.

Research description

My present research focus is on the epigenetic mechanisms in the development of Type 2 Diabetes.

 

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Academic honours, awards and prizes

International Conference on Biotechnology & Bioinformatics (ICBB-2014) “Young Investigator Award” in February 2014. 

100,000 SEK from Postgraduate program in Developmental Biology and Cellular Signaling (DECS) for running a course for PhD students Titled “A combination of in vivo and in silico methods to determine genome-wide protein targets” at Karolinska Institutet in the year 2013.

The prestigious Strategic Research Programme in Diabetes (SRP) post-doctoral research fellowship in 2012.

A travel award from The Chromatin Plasticity Network to attend Computational and Statistical Aspects of MicroArray Analysis (CSAMA08) June 15-20, 2008 in Bressanone, Italy.

Södertörns högskola (Södertörn University College) PhD Study grant to perform the PhD study at Karolinska Institutet from 2005-2010.

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