Madan Babu Mohan heads the Regulatory Genomics and Systems Biology group at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK. His group investigates how regulation is achieved in cellular systems and how this influences evolution of organisms and their genome. Towards this objective, he uses computational approaches involving sequence, structural, and evolutionary analyses. His group also develops novel integrative approaches that use expression data, comparative genomics, network data, genomic variation and phenotype data. Recently, his group is also using yeast as a model organism to discover general principles of gene regulation.
Madan obtained his undergraduate degree in 2001 from the Centre for Biotechnology, Anna University, India. He received his PhD in 2004 from Trinity College, University of Cambridge and the Medical Research Council's Laboatory of Molecular Biology (MRC-LMB). He then carried out his postdoctoral research at the NCBI, National Institute of Health, USA before returning to the UK as a Group Leader at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in 2006. He was elected as a Schlumberger Research Fellow at Darwin College, Cambridge in 2007 and was appointed as a Programme Leader at the LMB in 2010.
Madan serves as an Executive Editor at Nucleic Acids Research, and as an Associate Editor at Molecular BioSystems. He has published over 120 papers, reviews and chapters (h-index: 42). He has received several awards including the EMBO Young Investigator Award, Genetics Society’s Balfour Lecture, the Colworth Medal, and the Lister Prize.