Mallikarjuna Gurram joined Research Development Office (RDO) in September 2018. His primary role is to assist scientists and other research personnel with securing research grants to pursue their scientific activities at the departments of Biomedical Sciences of Cells and Systems (BSCS) and the Biology of Ageing (ERIBA). This includes drafting, editing, and management of grant proposals. Further he takes part in the departmental outreach activities. Before joining ERIBA, he obtained a PhD degree in Applied Physics at the University of Groningen. His previous research focused on spintronics in two-dimensional materials.