Aridaman Pandit

Assistant Professor Laboratory of Translational Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU), Utrecht, The Netherlands

Dr. Aridaman Pandit did his Bachelors in Bioinformatics from Vellore Institute of Technology, India (2003-2007) and PhD in computational biology from Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB-CSIR), India (2007-2012). He is a computational biologist with more than 10 years of experience in viral genomics, T cell immunology, and epigenomics of immune system. In his postdoctoral research with Prof. Rob de Boer in Utrecht University, The Netherlands (2012-2013), as part of the VIRGO consortium he worked on immune escape dynamics of HIV.

Later he became Marie Curie Fellow (Experienced Researcher) in the QuanTI ITN network (2013-2015) and extended his work to mathematically model the differentiation and diversity of T-cells during viral infections. Aridaman is now a NWO VENI laureate, and is starting his own computational group in UMC Utrecht within Radstake group and Laboratory of Translational Immunology.

In his computational group, he is interested in understanding the heterogeneity and plasticity of immune cell interaction networks in health and diseases. In collaborations with multiple clinicians, his group is working on T cell repertoire sequencing, single cell sequencing and ‘omics’ data generated from different immune cells isolated from healthy individuals, HIV infected individuals and patients with autoimmune diseases.

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