Consolidated Researcher Details:
I always hoped for a career in R&D. Since my interest has always been in the pursuit of understanding biological processes, I took up undergraduate and postgraduate studies in biotechnology and bioinformatics respectively. During my master studies, I started working with high-throughput data and soon realized the invaluable use of Statistics and Mathematics. To make sense of today’s ever-growing multi-modal and multi-scale biological data, one has to be equipped with a range of skills from diverse fields of natural sciences. The confluence of knowledge across various disciplines through interaction, partnership and collaboration fascinates me and this profession is ideal for such an experience.
The Research Training Group "Genes, Environment and Inflammation" is highly appealing as it provides a structured research framework to young researchers. Integrative approaches combining environment and genetics towards understanding inflammation is very interesting. Investigating the interaction of genotype-environment may provide us a deeper understanding of disease pathology and at the same time explore newer frontiers. RTG provides an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment and various training opportunities for career development. I hope to further my scientific outlook and at the same time contribute towards the project goals.