About the Presenter
Born and raised in India in the city of Joy (Kolkata), Vivek Das has been quite the wanderer, having lived in various parts of the country and the world. For his bachelor's degree in biotechnology, Vivek traveled as far as the South of the country in Bengaluru, and while earning his master's degree in bioinformatics, he explored the cities of Kolkata and Ranchi extensively. Post-master’s, Vivek enjoyed a short stint of ~2 years in the software industry as a programmer analyst until he realized that his passion lied in bioinformatics. To chase this passion, he ended up in the lovely, fashionable city of Milan, Italy where he pursued his Ph.D. and a brief post-doc in cancer computational medicine. This started his endless journey in Europe and the West. Currently, Vivek's passion brought him to the USA where he is pursuing a post-doc in a pharmaceutical setting, studying the importance of biomarkers and target discovery for therapeutics. His hobbies include blogging, traveling, Crossfit, hiking, and reading. For more on Vivek Das's professional journey, you can follow him on LinkedIn.