Yathish J Achar obtained his PhD from University of Szeged, Hungary, in the field of Biological sciences. As a graduate student he was involved in developing an in vitro system to study fork regression activities of several tumour suppressors including HLTF, BLM, WRN, SMARCAL1 and ZRANB3. Later, he moved to Marco Foiani laboratory in IFOM (Foundazione Istituto FIRC di Oncologia Moleculare), Milan, Italy, as a post-doctoral fellow. In IFOM he was involved in mapping DNA supercoil changes and its influence on chromatin organization using genomic approaches.
Recently, he joined CDFD as a group leader and his group’s research interest is to unravel the link between DNA mechanics and chromosomal organization with specific emphasis on cancer predisposition.