Ph.D. 1993: Human Genetics Division, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University
M.Sc. 1986: Zoology, Department of Biosciences, University of Jammu
Synthetic Biology applications in health, energy and environment
1. Chairman, Institutional Biosafety Committee, Shiv Nadar University: 1 year
2. Academic Council member, Shiv Nadar University: 1.5 years
3. Director, Centre for Systems and Synthetic Biology, University of Kerala, Trivandrum : 5 years
4. Head, RIKEN, Japan and Tata Consultancy Services, Hyderabad Project: 2 years
5. Management Board, Bioinformatics Institute, A*STAR, Singapore : 4 years
March 2015 onwards : Professor, School of Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Oct 2013 – Feb 2015: Professor, Synthetic Biology, Dept. of Life Sciences, School of Natural Sciences, Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida, U.P.
July 2011 – Jan 2013: Professor and Head, Dept of Genetics and Molecular Biology School of Biomedical Sciences, Symbiosis International University, Pune
April 2010 – ongoing: Director, Centre for Systems and Synthetic Biology, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, Kerala
Jan 2006 – Sept 2009: Senior Scientist and Team Leader, Synthetic Biology, RIKEN Advanced Sciences Institute, Yokohama, Japan. Adjunct Faculty, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
July 2002 – Dec 2005: Senior Scientist & Group Leader, Systems Biology, Bioinformatics Institute, Singapore. Adjunct Faculty, Department of Biochemistry, National University of Singapore
June 2001 – June 2002: Assistant Professor, Systems Biology, Institute of Advanced Biosciences Tsuruoka, Japan, Keio University, Japan
May 2000 – May 2001: Visiting Scientist, Dept. of Radiation Genetics, Kyoto University, Japan
Oct 1997 - April 2001: Associate Professor & Lab Head, Human Genetics Division, Manipal University, Karnataka
Mar 1997 – Sept 1997: Visiting Scientist, Institute for Medical Radiation Biology, University of Essen, Essen, Germany
Oct 1993 - Sept 1997: Assistant Professor & Lab Head, Human Genetics Division, Manipal University, Karnataka
1. Shidhi PR, Suravajhala P, Nayeema A, Nair AS, Singh S, Dhar PK.Making novel proteins from pseudogenes. Bioinformatics. 2015: 31, 33-9
2. Dhar PK, Giuliani A. Laws of biology: why so few? Syst Synth Biol. 2010: 4(1):7-13
3. Dhar PK, Thwin CS, Tun K, Tsumoto Y, Maurer-Stroh S, Eisenhaber F, Surana U. Synthesizing non-natural parts from natural genomic template. J Biol Eng. 2009: 3, 3:2
4. Dhar P, Meng TC, Somani S, Ye L, Sairam A, Chitre M, Hao Z, Sakharkar K.Cellware--a multi-algorithmic software for computational systems biology.Bioinformatics. 2004: 20, 1319-21.
5. Meng TC, Somani S, Dhar P.Modeling and simulation of biological systems with stochasticity. In Silico Biol. 2004: 4, 293-309.