Dr Deepa Agashe, faculty, National Center for Biological Sciences, Bangalore
Q: Why did you opt for a biotechnology course?
A: Evolutionary processes are fundamental to understanding how life began, and how the incredible diversity of organisms around us is maintained. New methods such as high throughput sequencing, transcriptomics, proteomics, and the ability to synthesize data from multiple labs across the world have transformed biology in the past few decades. Most interestingly for me, this gives us enormous power and opportunity to simultaneously understand evolution at microscopic and at macroscopic levels. Therefore, I find it quite exciting to use these tools to answer basic questions about how species adapt to new challenges in new environments over time.
Q: Are you now satisfied after having selected the course?
Q: How do you look at biotechnology as an area of opportunity for career growth?