Santosh is a senior beamline scientist at the MX beamlines of the ANSTO, Australian Synchrotron (AS) and an adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Monash University.
He did his B.Sc. (Math Honours) from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India and M.Sc. in Biotechnology from Devi Ahilya University, Indore, India. He obtained his doctoral degree in Macromolecular Crystallography from the Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, Germany in the year 2001. After his Ph.D., he spent first 2 years as a post-doctoral fellow at the EMBL-Hamburg and continued as a Staff Scientist (2003-2011) at the EMBL-Hamburg. During this time, he was responsible for development and maintenance of the MX beamlines (BW7B/X11) and scientific/technical user support at the tunable and fixed wavelength beamlines. Together with his colleagues at the EMBL-Hamburg, he developed an automated crystal structure determination software pipeline (Auto-Rickshaw) and made it available to crystallographic community as a webservice.
In mid 2011, he moved to the AS. He works with the MX team at the AS in developing and commissioning new capabilities and equipment for both MX1 and MX2. He further develops Auto-Rickshaw and maintains the Auto-Rickshaw web service in collaboration with the EMBL-Hamburg. He is currently involved in research in the area of X-ray data processing/analysis, structure determination methodologies, automation/deep learning in mx and biological research in collaboration.
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