Laboratory head, Dept. of Biochemistry and Genetics, La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS), La Trobe UniversityBiography
After completing a Master's degree in Biotechnology in India, Suresh undertook a PG Diploma in Bioinformatics in Pondicherry University, India (2004). During this time, he started enjoying research and subsequently commenced his PhD with particular emphasis on proteomics and bioinformatics technologies. During this tenure, he spent close to three years as a research trainee at Johns Hopkins University, USA. He analysed human protein interaction networks, large scale phosphoproteomics datasets and developed Human Proteinpedia, a portal for integrating heterogeneous proteomic datasets. Upon completion of his PhD, he moved to the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Australia as a postdoctoral fellow. During this tenure, he studied the role of exosomes, secreted microvesicles, in colorectal cancer progression and as reservoirs of potential biomarkers. In July 2011, he moved to an independent laboratory as head of the Department of Biochemistry, La Trobe Institute for Molecular Sciences in Melbourne, Australia. Research in the Mathivanan laboratory revolves around understanding the role of exosomes in cancer and intercellular communication. In addition to biochemical experiments, he also has hands on experience in bioinformatics. Mathivanan laboratory developed and maintains two widely used web-based database for exosome/extracellular vesicle research namely ExoCarta and Vesiclepedia. Mathivanan laboratory has been working on exosomes for the last 8 years.