Asfandyar Sikandar obtained his B.Sc. (Hons) in Biomolecular Science from the University of St Andrews, UK. This was followed by an M.Sc. in Biochemistry at the University of Calgary, Canada. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD under the supervision of Jun. Prof. Jesko Köhnke. His work revolves around the structural and biochemical characterization of proteins involved in natural product synthesis and bacterial defense mechanisms.