ESR-Color-Nirnajan-VarmaNiranja Varma is pursuing his PhD at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) under the guidance of Prof. Gebhard F.X. Schertler. His research focusses on the time resolved structural characterisation of retinal proteins by employing a multitude of techniques.

He holds a bachelors degree in biotechnology (engineering) from SRM University, Chennai, India, and has successfully completed his masters studies in Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology (MSc) from the University of Leicester, UK. His MSc project dealt with the characterisation of potential HDAC inhibitors and identification of novel interactions within the Nucleosome Remodelling and histone Deacetylase Complex (MSc dissertation; University of Leicester).

He hails from Kerala, India

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