Jithesh Puthen

Group Leader in Translational Bioinformatics

Sidra Medical and Research Center, Qatar

Dr Jithesh is a Group Leader in Translational Bioinformatics and has led the Bioinformatics group at Sidra Medical and Research Centre since March 2015. He holds a Masters in Microbiology and Advanced Diploma in Bioinformatics as well as a PhD in Medical Bioinformatics from Queen’s University Belfast, UK. He has over 20 years of research and development experience in a broad range of fields in biology, health and computing. He has experience in the development of computing infrastructure for the management and analysis of ‘big data’ in bioinformatics and also in the analysis of data from high throughput experiments such as microarrays and next generation sequencing in the context of biomedical research. Before joining Sidra, he was the Head of Bioinformatics for the Translational Molecular Diagnostic Centre at the University of Oxford and honorary scientist at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford.