Vasudevan P. Biju studied chemistry at Kerala University and received his PhD degree with Dr K. George Thomas. Then, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at National Institute of Advanced Interdisciplinary Research, Japan, a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow at Nanotechnology Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Fundamental Science Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), USA. His postdoctoral research included spectroscopy and microscopy of single-molecules and nanoparticles. Following this, he was invited to National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan, in 2004 as a tenure track scientist, becoming a tenured scientist in 2008 and a chief scientist in 2009. He is also taking (2007) a Visiting Scientist position at Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the University of Texas at Austin, and a Visiting Professor position (2007~) at center for arthropod bioresources and biotechnology, Kerala University. His current research interests include development of nanoparticles and bioconjugated nanoparticles, and exploitation the optical properties of nanobioconjugates towards unraveling of biophysical functions and structures of biomolecules in cells. He is the recipient of 14th Hiraga Gennai Award by the Ozaki Foundation, Japan, and the Young Asian Chemist Award by the Chemical Society of Japan.