After completing his bachelor degree in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering from Sree Chitra thirunal College of Engineering, Kerala University, India, Mihris moved to Wageningen for pursuing his MSc degree in Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology. During the course of his MSc degree he developed a fascination on potential of genetically modified microbes and the techniques used for developing mutants. This led to his MSc thesis in the Bacterial genetics lab in Microbiology department where he worked on Metabolic engineering of thermophilic bacteria Bacillus smithii. Later, on completion of his masters, he was appointed as a PhD student in the same department under the supervision of Prof. John van der Oost and Dr. Maria Barbosa. His present research focus on developing CRISPR-Cas based genome editing tools for microalgae.