Dr. Selvakumar Edwardraja
Talk by Dr. Selvakumar Edwardraja
Dr SELVAKUMAR is a Senior Research Officer in the areas encompassing ‘Protein Engineering and Synthetic Biology’. He is passionate about the design and engineering of proteins towards biosensor applications and has extensive expertise in both translational and fundamental research. Before joining UQ, Dr Selvakumar studied UG and PG in Biological Sciences in Madurai Kamaraj University and also completed a Bioinformatics course at Pondicherry University. Then he finished PhD degree in Pusan National University, South Korea, then went on to work as a postdoctoral researcher at the New York State University at Buffalo and Arizona State University (USA). Later he received a prestigious EMBO Long-term Fellowship to work on Next-Generation Antibody at Technical University of Munich (Germany). He is broadly interested in the design and engineering of proteins to use them as biosensing tools for different biomedical applications especially point of care diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines. Currently, his research focuses on developing protein biosensors for the nano-yeast platform. He contributes to teaching and learning in the area of molecular biology, advanced protein engineering, synthetic biology and bioinformatics.