Ayyakkannu Ayyanan, Lab manager, received a MSc in Integrated Biology at Madurai Kamaraj University India in 2000. In 2001, was a Junior Research Fellow at the Department of Molecular Reproduction and Developmental Genetics of the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India. In 2002, he was a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA, under the supervision of Prof. Cathrin Brisken. From 2002–2008, he worked as a Research Associate in Prof. Cathrin Brisken’s laboratory at the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC), Lausanne, Switzerland. Since 2008, he is working as a lab manager in Prof. Cathrin Brisken’s laboratory, at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.