Dr. Puthen Veettil Jithesh
Associate Professor at the College of Health and Life Sciences (CHLS) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU)
Dr. Puthen Veettil Jithesh is an associate professor at the College of Health and Life Sciences (CHLS) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU). He has over 20 years of research and development experience in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at several prestigious institutes in India, Qatar, and Russell Group research universities in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Jithesh’s research focuses on bioinformatics and computational biology tool development and applications in translational research, pharmacogenomics for the prediction of response and toxicity to drugs, identification of causal variants in rare genetic diseases, and machine learning and data science toward the implementation of precision medicine.
Before moving to Qatar, he was the head of Bioinformatics for the Oxford Translational Molecular Diagnostic Centre at the University of Oxford and held honorary appointments with the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics and the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Dr. Puthen Veettil Jithesh holds a Master’s degree in microbiology, an Advanced Diploma in bioinformatics, and received his PhD in bioinformatics from Queen’s University Belfast, UK.