• Sulav Duwal


    Sulav Duwal

    PhD Candidate

    2015 –            PharMetrX External PhD student

    2014 –           Doctoral research

    2011-2013    Undergraduate studies ( Master of Science ) in Bioinformatics, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

    2011-2013    Student assistant in Biocomputing group, Freie Universitity Berlin

    2010-2013    Student assistant in Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany

    2009-2009    Internship in MicroDiscovery Gmbh, Marienburger Strasse 1, Berlin, Germany

    2007-2011    Undergraduate studies ( Bachelor of Science ) in Bioinformatics, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

    Research Interest

    My research interest lies in building mathematical models for biological processes ( especially pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics) which includes modelling, model selection and parameter estimation. I am also interested in application of optimal control for biological processes such for disease control, treatment optimization etc.


    • Multi-scale Systems-Pharmacology pipeline to assess the prophylactic efficacy of NRTIs against HIV-1. S. Duwal , V. Sunkara and M. von Kleist , CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology, 5, 377, 2016 (open access)
    • Top-down and bottom-up modelling in system pharmacology to understand clinical efficacy : An example with NRTIs of HIV-1. S. Duwal, M. von Kleist, Eur J Parm Sci, 2015 (Access)
    • Optimal treatment strategies in the context of ‘treatment for prevention’ against HIV-1 in resource-poor settings. S. Duwal, S. Winkelmann, C. Schütte and M. von Kleist PLoS Comput. Biol., 11, e1004200, 2015 (open access)
    • Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of the Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor Tenefovir and Prophylactic Efficacy against HIV-1 Infection. S. Duwal, C. Schütte and M. von Kleist. PLoS One 8, e40382, 2012 (open access)
    • Competitive Mate Choice:How Need for Speed Beats Quests for Quality and Harmony H. Neth, S. Schaechtele, S. Duwal, P. M. Todd , Cognitive Science Conference Proceedings, CogSci2011, Boston, Massachusetts (open access)