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Workshop on Fundamentals of Mass Spectrometry-based Proteomics for Beginners, 
   March 6 - 8, 2014
   
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Dr. M. G. Madanan obtained his Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from University of Kerala then carried out Post-Doc from Philipps University, Marburg, Germany and presently working as a Scientist in Regional Medical Research Centre (ICMR) Port Blair. His area of interest include study of proteases of pathogen and their role in invasion and pathogenesis. Currently he is working on gelatinases of Leptospira and its role in pathogenesis and studying differentially expressed proteins during host pathogen interaction of leptospirosis.
 
Manish Johri obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from M. S University of Baroda. He is currently doing Ph.D. in the lab of Dr. Krishnan H. H on "Role of PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway in Hepatocellular carcinoma and subsequent pathogenesis" at Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad. His main research interests are host pathogen interaction and molecular evolution.
 
Neha Singhal Obtained her B.Tech degree in Biotechnology from GGSIPU, Delhi. Presently, she is a graduate student at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) under Dr. Puran Singh Sijwali's supervision. Her lab focuses on identification and characterization of various proteases of Plasmodium, the causative agent of malaria. Her work involves characterization of a conserved Plasmodium protein from PfPI/DJ1 superfamily.
   
Nandita T. completed her Masters in Biotechnology and is currently pursuing Ph.D. at Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad in the lab of Dr. Puran Singh S. Her current work focuses on study of pathogenesis of Plasmodium species. She is studying the role of Ubiquitin-proteasome system in parasites and its role in progression of various stages of the parasite life cycle. Her work also focuses on searching for proteasome interacting proteins which could be potential drug or vaccine targets. 
   
Sikha T. obtained her M.Sc. degree in Medical Laboratory Technology from Calicut University. Presently persuing her Ph.D under the guidence of Dr. Madanan M. G. in Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), ICMR, Port Blair and her research interest is in styding the role of outer membrane proteins during host pathogen interaction in leptospirosis.  
   
Prashant Pandit obtained his M.Sc. degree in Microbiology from Shivaji University, Kolhapur. He is pursuing his Ph.D degree at Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER), Mohali in the lab of Dr. Shravan K. Mishra. His research topic is “Role of ubiquitin like modifiers in RNA splicing”.
   
Chidambareswaren Mahadevan Obtained his M.Sc. degree in Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. Presently he is a research student in the lab of Dr. Manjula S. at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Trivandrum. His area of interest are on identifying the transcriptome and proteome changes associated with plant immune responses in black pepper (Piper nigrum L) to biotic stresses such as Phytophthora and Ralstonia. 
   
Sunil Parthasarathy Obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biochemistry from University of Mysore, Mysore. He then joined Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. S. Dayananada at Department of Animal Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. He later received Commonwealth Split site Fellowship to work for a year under the supervision of Prof. Tracy Palmer at Division of Molecular Microbiology at University of Dundee, Scotland. He is interested in finding the mode of anchorage, topology and the interactome of Organophosphorous Hydrolase (OPH) from Sphingopyxis sp. known to be involved in detoxification of organophosphate residues. 
   
Dr. Surender Singh completed his Ph.D. degree from Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) New Delhi in Microbiology and carried out post doctoral research at the CERAR, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia. He is currently working as Scientist at Division of Microbiology, IARI, New Delhi. His research interests include microbial production of cellulases, agro-waste recycling and lignocellulosic bioethanol production using enzyme cocktails.
   
Chithra J. S. obtained her M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and currently pursuing her Ph.D at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Trivandrum in lab of Dr. S. Asha Nair. Her research interest involves the study of stem cell biology in gynecological diseases like endometrial cancer and endometriosis. 
   
Dhanya K. obtained her M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, Kerala and currently pursuing her Ph.D degree at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Trivandrum in the lab of Dr. S. Asha Nair. Her research interest includes analysis of the functional significance of Forkhead transcription factor, FoxM1 in cell cycle regulation. 
   
Aparna N. obtained her M.Sc. degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Pondicherry University and currently working as a Senior Research Fellow in the lab of Prof. S. Dayananda, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. Her research work includes bioremediation of Hexachlorocyclohexane by Sphingobiumindicum, a proteobacterium, using the proteomics approach. 
   
Dr. Kiran M. obtained his M.V.Sc. degree in Veterinary Science and Ph.D. degree in Livestock Products Technology from Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Tirupati where he worked on improvement of spent hen and buffalo meat quality by using different chemical and physical methods. He has worked on assesssment of meat quality by different biochemical methods, ultrastructural study using SEM and TEM and proteome characterization in buffalo meat. For his Ph.D. degree he has worked on assessment of tenderness variability in Indian buffaloes by gel based proteome analysis and mass spectrometry in the lab of Dr. Naveena B. M. He has presented his research findings in various national and international seminars. His research interests include studies in meat proteomics, meat safety, meat quality, meat tenderness. 
   
Deepa Gandhi obtained her M.Sc. degree in Biochemistry from R.S.S. University, Raipur. Currently she is pursuing her Ph.D. degree under the supervision of Dr. Saravana Devi, EHD, CSIR-NEERI, Nagpur, Maharastra. She is working on Omic signature includes proteomics and transcriptomics in in vitro model exposed to xenobiotic compounds i.e. pesticide, metal. 
   
Satyam S. M. obtained his M.Sc. degree in Medical Pharmacology from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal. Further, he joined as Research associate in the same department for six months. Currently, he is working as Faculty of Pharmacology in Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal. Till date, he has published more than thirteen original research papers in various indexed National/International journals with impact factor above one. He has presented 18 papers in various National/International conferences. He has completed more than 30 pre-clinical as well as clinical studies and currently working on about 15 research projects. He is also pursuing his Ph.D. degree in the lab of Dr. Bairy K. L. on neuroendocrine pharmacology. His area of research is analgesic modulation of opioids and free radical biology.
   
Shraddha Mehta has pursued her M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from University of Mumbai, Mumbai. She is currently an ICMR SRF pursuing Ph.D degree in Medical Microbiology under the guidance of Dr. Abhay Chowdhary at the Haffkine Institute for Training, Research & Testing, Mumbai. Her research is focussed on assessing differentially expressed viral as well as host proteins that may be involved in neuronal dysfunction in rabies infection.
   
Don Mathew obtained his M.Sc. degree in Medical Biochemistry from KMC, Manipal university. He is currently a DBT-JRF under the guidance of Dr. V. K. Iyer at the Department of Pathology, AIIMS, Delhi. His research interests include Cancer biology with an interest for Renal cancer pathogenesis. His current research is focused on investigating differentially expressed proteins in Wilms Tumor conditions using Proteomic approach for search of a potential biomarker associated with the malignancy.
   
Purva Gupta is pursuing M.Pharm degree in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance after obtaining B.Pharm degree from Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal. She has qualified Graduate Pharmaceutical Apptitude Test (GPAT).
   
Robin Joshi obtained his M.Sc. degree in Chemistry from Baraktullah University, Bhopal. Currently pursuing Ph.D. degree in Chemistry in the lab of Dr. Ashu Gulati at CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (CSIR-IHBT), Palampur. Currently, he joined as a Senior Technical Officer (II) at Department of Biotechnology, CSIR-IHBT Palampur.
   
Dr. Subasree R. obtained her M.B.B.S. degree from Madurai Medical College, Madurai. Subsequently did her D.M. Neurology from NIMHANS, Bangalore. Currently she is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology, NIMHANS, Bangalore. Her areas of research interest include Guillain Barre syndrome, Immune mediated Neuropathies, Neurophysiology, Cortical vein thrombosis, Cognitive Neurology, Neuro-opthalmology and Experimental therapeutics.
   
Dr. Naveena B. M. obtained his Ph.D. degree in Livestock Products Technology from Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Bareilly and Post-doc from University of Connecticut, USA and currently works as Senior Scientist at National Research Centre on Meat (ICAR), Hyderabad. He is working on "proteomics of lipid oxidation induced oxidation of myoglobin from different species; identification of species-specific peptide biomarkers using proteomic tools and application of proteomics tools for understanding and improving meat quality". His research efforts are directed towards understanding the biochemical basis of meat quality.