Kedar Natarajan is a D-IAS Assistant Professor at Functional Genomics and Metabolism Unit and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department at University of Southern Denmark. He was a Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Sarah Teichmann and had joint appointments at Wellcome Sanger Institute and European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK. He holds a PhD from Imperial College London, UK, working jointly between Faculty of Medicine (with Prof. Ana Pombo) and Department of Mathematics (with Prof. Mauricio Barahona). He has Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology and a Dual Bachelor’s in Computer Sciences from India.
Kedar’s research investigates the fundamental process of cell cycle during embryonic development at single-cell resolution using state-of-art imaging and next-generation sequencing technologies. Simply, how a single fertilized cell divides, scales and generates the incredible complexity of cell types, tissues and organs within human body. Kedar has extensive experience with high–throughput single-cell genomics approaches, including important publications in the field.
He is a recipient of prestigious funding’s and awards including Medical Research Council (MRC)-Centenary Award, MRC-Career Development Fellowship and Marie Curie PhD fellowship among others.