Yogesh Ostwal, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows


Research Interest

Yogesh is a postdoc working on C. elegans trying to understand how heterochromatin is formed and its implications in higher order chromatin organization and development. He is also interested in developing novel CRISPR approaches to facilitate its use in commercial applications such as- agriculture, livestock and health.


MSc in Zoology, Department of Zoology,  Savitribai Phule Pune University (Formerly University of Pune). PhD Max Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry, University of Goettingen.

Professional Profile

Yogesh completed his Master's in Zoology in 2009 from University of Pune. He joined Max Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry in 2011 where he worked on Molecular interplay of H3K9me3 readout in C. elegans in the department of Chromatin Biochemistry under the supervision of Prof. Wolfgang Fischle. After completing his PhD studies in 2015, he moved to King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia and expanded his research further to include genome organization, CRISPR Cas9 editing and phase separation.