Rajaram Venkatesan

PhD, Docent
Senior Research Fellow
Structural biochemistry

Protein and Structural Biology
Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

Rajaram Venkatesan

After receiving my PhD in the field of structural biology at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India in 2007, I joined Prof. Rik Wierenga's group as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Oulu. I started my own research group as an Academy of Finland Research Fellow (2015-2020) at the Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, University of Oulu and now continue as a Senior Research Fellow.

My research focuses on understanding the structure and function of molecular machines involved in lipid metabolism and lipid transport, especially in the human pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis. I teach on topics related to protein chemistry, enzymology and structural biology.

Research interests

  • Structural Biology
  • Enzymology
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Lipid metabolism
  • Lipid transport

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Visiting address

Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
University of Oulu
Aapistie 7B
90230 Oulu

Postal address

Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
P.O. Box 5400
FI-90014 University of Oulu