Suryesh K Namdeo

Project Scientist

Suryesh is working as the Programme Officer for the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy Fellowship Programme of the Department of Science and Technology at the Centre. His responsibilities include the overall coordination of the programme, capacity development and partnership building.

He is selected to be a member of the Indian National Young Academy of Sciences (INYAS) for the period 2022-26. He has been a part of the Youth4Disarmament and Youth4Biosecurity initiatives of the United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs. Here, he had the unique privilege to be one of the drafters of both: the ‘Youth Declaration for Disarmament’ and the ‘Youth Declaration for Biosecurity’.

He is a member of the executive team of the Science Policy Forum, an open, independent and collaborative platform that aims to strengthen science policy linkages. Here, he is a member of the core team managing its Emerging Technologies Initiative in partnership with NEST Division, Ministry of External Affairs and the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser.

His current research interests include STI Diplomacy and Open Science. He leads the STI Diplomacy and Emerging Technologies projects of the centre. He holds a PhD in Molecular Biology from the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany. He also holds a Master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune and a Diploma in Biology from JNCASR Bengaluru. He has published several peer-reviewed articles and participated in international workshops and conferences around the world.

Recent Publications:

‘Youth Declaration for Biosecurity’: https://www.un.org/disarmament/bwc-youth-declaration-for-biosecurity/

‘Seoul Youth Declaration for Disarmament’: https://overseas.mofa.go.kr/www/brd/m_4080/down.do?brd_id=235&seq=371315&data_tp=A&file_seq=3

Namdeo, S. K., & Goveas, J. J. (2021). Indian Innovation Diplomacy: Choices, Challenges and Way Ahead. Science Diplomacy Review. Volume 2, Issue 3. http://www.fisd.in/sites/default/files/SDR%20November%202020.pdf

Namdeo, S.K., & Koley M. (2021). Citizen Science in India: Introduction, Challenges, and Way Forward. DIALOGUE-Science, Scientist, and Society. link: http://www.dialogue.ias.ac.in/article/30161/citizen-science-in-india-introduction-challenges-and-way-forward 

Koley M., & Namdeo S.K., and Bhathacharjee S. Digital Technologies for Open and Equitable Sharing of Scholarly Knowledge in India (preprint). https://osf.io/mc8xr/

Namdeo, S. K. & Parvatam, S. (2021, March 4). Citizen science- A solution to fake information? No. 526 [Audio podcast episode 526]. In All things Policy. The Takshashila Institution. https://bit.ly/30Se4l6  

Goveas, J.J. & Namdeo, S. K. (2021, February 18). A toast to the Indian decade of innovation. Times of Indiahttps://bit.ly/3aXq3mP

Namdeo, S. K. & Parvatam, S. (2021, February 7). ‘Citizen Science’ can help India boost its scientific understanding, curb what’s app pseudo-science. The Print. https://bit.ly/3loTbHs

Namdeo, S. K. & Parvatam, S. (2020, November 5). Overdue: a formal internship policy in India that protects its students. The Wire Science. https://bit.ly/3eNXjQ1

Namdeo, S.K., Goveas, J.J. & Manjegwah, Z. (2020, September 7). Looking Inside InnSciD SP 2020. Science Policy Forum. Retrieved from https://bit.ly/2OFEBj3

Namdeo, S. K. (2020, August 24). Towards an Internship Policy in STEM. Science Policy Forum. https://bit.ly/3ebhfMc