Dr. Sailesh Malla (PhD) is currently a researcher at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (NNF-CFB) at Technical University of Denmark. He is a microbial biotechnologist and mainly conducting his research on microbial engineering for various industrial and pharmaceutical aspects.
Dr. Malla received his Masterís degree in Chemistry from Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 2004 and PhD in Biochemistry from life science and pharmaceutical engineering department at SunMoon University, South Korea in 2009. During his PhD, he studied for enhancing antibiotics production from soil bacteria, actinomycetes as well as drug modifications using hybrid antibiotics concept. From 2009 to 2012, as a postdoctoral researcher in Seoul National University, South Korea, he mainly worked for microbial production of plant natural products. Then he joined NNF-CFB in 2012. He has beenactively conducting his research in the areas such as metagenomics, genome engineering, metabolic engineering, adaptive evolution, biosynthetic pathway discoveries, etc. Dr. Malla has published numerous well cited international peer-reviewed journals and conference articles.
Applied microbiology; Synthetic and system biology; Genome engineering; Microbial cell factory; Natural product and medicinal chemistry.