Pankaj Yadav

Consolidated Researcher Details:

Institute:
since Nov. 2016 Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum Heidelberg, 2012-2016 Institute of Medical Informatics and Statistics, University of Kiel
Research Area:
Genetics
Dr. rer. nat.
Pankaj Yadav
p.yadav [at] dkfz-heidelberg.de
Researcher ID: A-8440-2013

Why this profession?

Successful disputation: 23 November, 2015

I studied mathematics at high school. After my school education, I was interested in studying recombinant DNA technology and DNA fingerprinting. I received a four-year scholarship to pursue my engineering studies in biotechnology from Panjab University, Chandigarh (INDIA). During these four years (2005-2009), my research interests changed to computational biology and modelling in the field of bioinformatics. Afterwards, I went to the University of Bonn (GERMANY) in 2010, where I did my Master’s of Science in Life Science Informatics. Here, my research interests were directed towards machine learning methods and genetics. I wrote my diploma thesis at the Helmholtz Zentrum in Munich in Dr Igor Tetko's group, which involved algorithm designing to improve the prediction accuracy of models built using machine learning methods. Since December 2012, I have been a PhD student at the Institute of Medical Informatics and Statistics (IMIS) under the supervision of Prof. Michael Krawczak.

Why RTG Genes, Environment and Inflammation?

RTG offers a wonderful international platform to interact with scientists from different backgrounds. I expect to make a significant contribution to this interdisciplinary research group. The ongoing research in this group will take genetic and environment studies to the next level and the results obtained will lead to a better elucidation of complex diseases.