Vijayashankar Nataraj

 

School of Biosciences

Contact details

School of Biosciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

PhD Title: Identification and biochemical characterization of genes involved in Mycobacterial cell wall assembly

Supervisors: Professor Gurdyal S Besra, Dr Apoorva Bhatt

My research involves identification and characterization of the genes involved in the biosynthesis and processing of mycolic acids and Lipo-oligosaccharides in mycobacterial strains.

Qualifications

MSc in Biochemistry

Biography

I have studied Biochemistry at the Bangalore University. Following which, I joined as an Assistant Research Scientist at AstraZeneca pvt India Ltd R&D, where I developed interest in mycobacterial drug discovery. I joined mycobacterial research group at the University of Birmingham as doctoral student in 2011.

Research

Mycobacterial drug discovery, Anti-infective drug discovery, Protein chemistry

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