Raja Biswas completed his degree in biotechnology form Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu, India. He moved to Germany and completed his Ph.D. degree from Department of Microbial Genetics, University of Tuebingen under the guidance of Professor Friedrich Goetz. During his Ph.D. preparation, he worked on the cell wall of Gram-positive bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. His past research work was primarily focused on elucidation of the role of conserved microbial structures called "Pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs)" in activating several host cell signaling pathways, including nuclear factor-B (NF-kB) and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathways. He has done his postdoc in the Lab of Animal Physiology, Professor Florian Lang, and later in the infectious disease, Lab of Professor Andreas Peschel. After completion of his Postdoctoral and Ph.D. studies, he has joined the Center for Molecular Medicine and Nanoscience, Amrita Institute of Medical Science, Cochin, India, as an Assistant Professor. He is a recipient of Ramalingaswami fellowship and Rapid Grant Award for Young Scientist from Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. His research group is focused on understanding more about the mechanism of infectious diseases specifically in understanding the complex network of host-microbe interactions, vaccine design, and pathogenic mechanisms to escape the surveillance of host immune system and mechanisms for drug resistance.
Biography Updated on 16 August 2012