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Suryesh Namdeo

Research Scholar
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Suryesh Namdeo is Director of Outreach & Engagement of the Journal of Science Policy & Governance. Suryesh is a visiting scholar at DST Centre for Policy Research (DST CPR) at the Indian Institute of Science, where he contributes to policy research projects on Biosecurity, Science Diplomacy and Open Science. He earlier worked as the Programme Officer of the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy Fellowship Programme of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India at the DST CPR, Indian Institute of Science. His responsibilities included the overall coordination of the programme, capacity development and partnership building. Previously, Suryesh worked with the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs in Geneva. More specifically, he worked as the Science and Technology consultant with the Implementation Support Unit of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC). Here, his responsibilities included facilitating advice on the latest advancements in Science and Technology in the areas of biosafety and biosecurity. He is a co-author and signatory of the UN supported ‘Seoul Youth Declaration for Disarmament’ and the Youth Declaration for Biosecurity’. He holds a PhD in Molecular Biology from the Max Planck Institute for Biology, Tuebingen, Germany. He is a member and the international relations coordinator of the Indian National Young Academy of Sciences (INYAS).