Dr Nitin Sharma, currently working as a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Tumor Biology, Institute for Cancer Research, The Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo, Norway. He holds a bachelors degree in Biology with MSc in bioinformatics from Birla Institute of Technology, India. His doctoral study was carried out at the Department of Pharmacy, National University of Singapore. The major focus of his thesis was to discover novel inhibitors against mutant strains of Neuraminidase, a well-established drug target for Influenza Virus, using structural bioinformatics. Apart from his PhD thesis work, he collaborated with various research groups, which has provided him with an excellent opportunity to develop a good understanding of multiple aspects of computer-aided drug discovery. Prior to his current postdoctoral position, he has worked at the University of Cambridge and Cancer Research, UK, Manchester Institute thereby developing skills required for next-generation data analysis with respect to cancer biology. His current project as a postdoctoral fellow at Institute for Cancer Research, Oslo focusses on involving integrative analysis of genomics data from projects in the areas of tumour evolution using liquid biopsies, biomarker discovery and drug resistance using single-cell transcriptome analysis.
The research interest of Dr Nitin Sharma is in understanding cancer evolution and drug resistance by integrative multi-omics data analysis and single-cell data analysis.