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Biography Dr. Vijay Tiwari

Since 2023


Institute of Molecular Medicine, Odense, Denmark

Topic: Deciphering the Gene Regulatory Code of Brain Development and Carcinogenesis

Since 2018

Associate Professor

The Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom

Topic: Deciphering the Epigenetic Code of Neural Development and Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition


Group Leader

Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB), Mainz, Germany                             

Topic: Epigenetic Regulation of Neurogenesis and Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition



Faculty of Biology, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany

Topic: Epigenetic Regulation of Development


Marie-Curie and EMBO Postdoctoral Fellow

Friedrich Miescher Institute (FMI)for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland

Topic: Epigenetic Regulation during Stem Cell Differentiation

Advisor: Prof. Dr. Dirk Schübeler


Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Fellow                                                                                                 

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA                                                       

Topic: PcG & DNA methylation-mediated transcriptional silencing in cancer cells

Advisor: Prof. Dr. Stephen B. Baylin


Zoologiska Foundation PhD Student                                                                                                

Department of Development and Genetics, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden                           

Topic: Epigenetic regulation of gene expression during development

Advisor: Prof. Dr. Rolf Ohlsson



MSc (Masters of Science)                                                                                  

Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, India.

Masters of Science in Molecular and Human Genetics

Awards & Honors

2022-DNRF Chair from Danish National Research Foundation

2020-Appointed as Chairman of Postdoctoral Career Development Committee

2020-Appointed as Council Member Neuroscience Ireland

2020-Appointed to BBSRC Pool of experts

2020-Executive Board of HDR UK-Turing Wellcome PhD Programme in Health Data Science

2020-Nominated for REF 2021 expert panel

2020-Shortlisted for Vice Chancellor’s Research Innovation Prize

2018-JLM award at European Biotechnology Conference

2016-F1000 Faculty Member of the Year Award for the Developmental Biology Faculty

2015-Wilhelm Sander-Stiftung award for outstanding contributions in biomedical research

2013-Bruno Speck Award for outstanding work in the field of stem cell research

2012-EU Young Investigator’s RISE1 Award

2008-Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship (IIF) (European Commission)

2008-European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) long-term postdoctoral fellowship

2003-PhD fellowship from Zoologiska foundation

2002-Junior Research Fellowship from Council of Scientific & Industrial Research