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Author - Suryesh Namdeo

Suryesh is currently the Programme Officer of the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy fellowship programme of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. Here, his responsibilities include the overall coordination of the programme and partnership building. He is based at DST Centre for Policy Research at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. He holds a PhD in Molecular Biology from the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tuebingen, Germany. He also holds a Master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune and a Diploma in Biology from JNCASR Bengaluru. He has published several peer-reviewed articles and participated in international workshops and conferences around the world.

He has written on several STI policy-related issues, including the current state of ‘Citizen science in India’ and the pressing need of a pan-India ‘STEM Internship Policy’ to catalyse India’s growth as a knowledge economy. His current research interests include understanding the Southern perspective on Science Diplomacy and the role that India’s STEM diaspora could play in achieving India’s STI goals. Apart from science and policy, he is deeply passionate about international relations, history, travelling and long-distance running. Further, he has won several awards for public speaking in India and Europe.

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