Dr. Shabir Hassan completed his bachelor’s in Chemistry, Biology and English from University of Kashmir and his master’s in Biotechnology from University of Pune. After a year of research in molecular biology through LSZGS of UZH/ETH Zurich, he moved to a spectroscopy lab for his PhD. He used ultrafast laser spectroscopy to study protein folding, aggregation and photothermal effects in proteins in real time. After his PhD, he won the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) fellowship in 2016 to carry out his research at Harvard Medical School in drug and metabolite delivery applications of novel nanoparticles targeting diseases and other medical conditions. In 2018, he won an Advanced Grant from SNSF to do his collaborative research at Harvard/MIT and University of Twente, Netherlands. In his free time, he likes to do photography.