M. Madan BabuPhD
M. Madan Babu heads the Regulatory Genomics and Systems Biology group at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK. He obtained his undergraduate degree in 2001 from the Centre for Biotechnology, Anna University, India with fellowships from the Indian Institute of Science and the Indian Academy of Sciences. He then received a LMB-Cambridge International Fellowship and a Trinity College Research Scholarship to carry out his doctoral research at the Medical Research Council’s Laboratory of Molecular Biology (MRC-LMB) in Cambridge, UK. During this time, he carried out studies on the structure, evolution and dynamics of transcriptional regulatory networks by employing a combination of computational approaches. For this work, he was awarded the Max Perutz Prize for outstanding PhD research in 2004. He subsequently received an NIH International Visiting Fellowship to work at the NCBI, USA where he defined general principles of the organization of biological networks.
Madan Babu is a Director of Studies at Trinity College, Cambridge, an Executive Editor at Nucleic Acids Research, an Associate Editor at Molecular BioSystems and a member of the HUGO council and F1000. He has published over 100 papers, reviews and chapters (h-index: 37) and has received several awards including the Biochemical Society’s Early Career Award (2009), EMBO Young Investigator Award (2010), British Genetics Society’s Balfour Award (2011), Royal Society of Chemistry’s Molecular BioSystems Award (2011), the Biochemical Society’s Colworth Medal (2014) and the Protein Science Young Investigator Award (2014) from the American Protein Society.