Dr. GITANJALI YADAV
Dr. Gitanjali Yadav is a Lecturer at the University of Cambridge, and a Scientist at the National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi. She is one of the first appointees of a Joint Deputation Program between India and the U.K, and she divides her time between the two countries for teaching and research. She is an expert in Genomics and Structural Bioinformatics, with applications in Food security and Conservation. Dr. Yadav is a Fellow of OxBridge and has received several awards, including the Hamied Fellowship from the University of Cambridge, Exceptional Talent Award from the Royal Society of London, INSA Medal, and the Women Excellence Award from SERB. She has a diverse educational background with a Ph.D. in Immunology, a Master's degree in Biomedical Research and a Graduate degree in Botany, from the University of Delhi, India.
As an active member of the Indian National Young Academy of Science, Dr. Yadav promotes science as a way of life to students in schools and colleges, specially from rural India. Over the past year, she has organized several science camps, and has been a mentor for Women in Science (WiS) at the British Ecological Society, as well as an ambassador of Indian young scientists, at the World Science Forum, Budapest and at CNRS, Paris.
During the Coronavirus Pandemic, Dr. Yadav has been conducting a series of free online training programs in Genomics and Network Biology, under the name “Protocols From Home”, in order to help students pick up vital skills in Computational Biology and make the best use of their time under global lockdown.