Kedar Nath Natarajan

Kedar Nath Natarajan
Fellow of Science
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Kedar Nath Natarajan (Ph.D.) is an Assistant Professor at Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at SDU.

Kedar Natarajan did his Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Sarah Teichmann and had joint appointments at Wellcome Sanger Institute and European Bioinformatics Institute in Cambridge, UK. He holds a Ph.D. from Imperial College London, UK, working jointly between the Faculty of Medicine (Prof. Ana Pombo) and Department of Mathematics (Prof. Mauricio Barahona). He has a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology and a Dual Bachelor’s in Computer Sciences from India. He is a recipient of prestigious fundings and awards including the Medical Research Council (MRC)-Centenary Award, MRC-Career Development Fellowship and Marie Curie Ph.D. fellowship among others.

Briefly, Kedar Natarajan’s research aims to understand how a single fertilized cell divides, scales and generates the incredible complexity of 37 trillion cells in varied tissues and organs within human body. Specifically, he and his group investigate the fundamental process of the cell cycle during embryonic development at single-cell resolution using state-of-art imaging and next-generation sequencing technologies. Kedar Natarajan and the group has extensive experience with high–throughput single-cell genomics approaches, alongside important publications in the field. The group is also contributes to international consortiums incl. Human Cell Atlas and LifeTime Initiative that investigate human health and in disease. The group also works on machine learning approaches for big-data analysis.

Kedar and his group’s research are supported by several grants including Villum Young Investigator Grant, Novo Nordisk Synergy and project grants, Sino-Danish centre.

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