Kanhaya Lal obtained his Bachelor of Pharmacy from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla (India) in 2012. In 2014, he graduated with a master’s degree in Pharmacoinformatics from the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Hajipur, India. Thereafter he worked as Junior Research fellow (2014-16) at NIPER, Mohali, India. In 2016, he visited the Michel Research Group at the University of Edinburgh, UK where he worked on the development of force field parameters for non-standard amino acids and graduated (2017) with a MRes degree in Computational Chemistry under the supervision of Dr. Julien Michel. He is currently pursuing his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Laura Belvisi and Prof. Anna Bernardi at the University of Milan, Italy and Prof. Anne Imberty and Dr. Annabelle Varrot at the Université Grenoble Alpes, France in a project concerning the computational and biophysical study of ligands for fuco- or manno-specific lectins.