Dr. Bikash Ranjan Sahoo was born in Odisha located on the eastern coast of, India. Dr. Sahoo works as a research scientist at the Brain Science Institute, RIKEN, Japan. His research focus on studying the mechanistic and structural basis of protein folding, misfolding and aggregation that is connected to various diseases such as Prion disease, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease etc. Dr. Sahoo received his Ph.D. degree from Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University in 2016. His doctoral research broadly focuses on the design, development, and optimization of short host-defense peptides having substantial therapeutic activity against tumor and pathogenic diseases. Dr. Sahoo completed his Bachelors of Science in Physics in 2007, and thereafter attended the second oldest Indian Agricultural and Technology University for his Master of Science in Bioinformatics in 2009. He worked as a Senior Research Fellow in Indian Council of Agricultural Research from 2010-2013 on the innate immune receptor proteins (TLRs, NLRs, NLRPs, and PGRPs). Dr. Sahoo was a recipient of Japanese Govt. MEXT scholarship (2013-16) and was also nominated by the Govt. of India for the Mexican and Chinese Govt. Scholarship in 2011-12. Dr. Sahoo has authored/co-authored in more than 30 peer-reviewed full-length research articles in reputed international biophysical and chemistry journals. He won the best presentation award at Regulatory Peptide Society, France (2016) and the best poster presentation award in 99th Indian Science Congress (2012). Dr. Sahoo has expertise in studying different protein expression, purification, structure, and function using different biochemical, biophysical, and in silico techniques.