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Girish Beedessee received his PhD in the Marine Genomics Unit at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology on a JSPS DC1 fellowship, followed by a year of JSPS PDF in the same unit to understand genomic and transcriptomic events in dinoflagellates using different sequencing strategies. He then undertook a three year Herchel Smith fellowship in the Department of Biochemistry at University of Cambridge, where he employed biophysical, biochemical and computational approaches to understand DNA organisation in dinoflagellates.

He is mainly interested in biosynthetic enzymes and their role in secondary metabolite biosynthesis. His research focuses on a larger group of microorganisms (protists) and their role in ecological settings with respect to their adaptation and lifestyles.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Bioinformatics, PhD, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

Sept 2014Apr 2019

Molecular Biology, MSc, University of Madras

Aug 2005Apr 2007

Zoology, BSc, Bangalore University

1 Aug 200230 May 2005

External positions

University of Cambridge

Oct 2023Sept 2024

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

Sept 2023Sept 2024

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