Thanks for stopping by. My name is Venu Thatikonda. I am a PhD student at Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ) / German Cancer Research Center.
What is here?
I am an amateur writer alongside a researcher of Brain Cancer. I often “try” to write about the pleasures (and struggles) of being a scientific researcher and also some of the facepalm moments I face during self development process.
Here, you will find stories of different stages of a PhD student and sometimes science related articles (mostly related to my work).
I am a Computational Biologist and a novice Biology experimentalist. Our lab’s main focus is to understand the (epi)gentic diversity of childhood brain tumors through various Next Generation Sequencing data analysis. We are a part of ICGC-PedBrain Project. We mainly develop computational methods and tools to decipher the underlying biological meaning from the Genomics data.
As Ronald Coase says,
If you torture the data long enough, it will confess.
I always love to torture the so-called “Biological Big data” in order to get what is hiding behind A,C,G,T letters which could help explain the possible mechanisms to understand the cancer progression.