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Sureetha Asokan obtained her masters degree in Nutrition Food Service Management and Dietetics and Biochemistry at Avinashilingam Deemed University. She also obtained a masters degree in Molecular Biology with an emphasis on Bioinformatics from San Jose State University, California. She has worked with immunohistochemical mapping of Bone Morphogenetic Protein 4 in developing chick heart embryo and also semaphorins in cancer. Her primary area of interest is signal transduction pathways especially calcium signaling.
   
Dr. Vaishali Kerekatte obtained her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, U.S.A.  Subsequently, she carried out her post-doctoral research at the University of California at Berkeley, USA, where she was analyzing chemotherapeutic effects of indole compounds on breast cancer cells.  She has been working in the Life Sciences industry for about 5 years as a technical specialist.  At IOB, she is working on the chemokine signal transduction pathway, with an emphasis on CXCL12 signaling.
   
Vinayakumar C. Karintha  obtained his M.Sc. degrees in 'Chemistry' and  'Material Science and Engineering' from  Mahatma Gandhi University in Kottayam and  University of Arizona in Tuscon, respectively. Subsequently, he also obtained his M.E.  degree in Bioinformatics from University of Chicago. He has been working as a software developer for  the last 13 years. His major expertses include web based application development using JAVA, Coldfusion, PHP platforms and relational databases including MySql and Oracle. Currently, he is working as a Principal Consultant with AccionLabs, Bangalore. At IOB, he is being trained in the analysis of human signaling pathways.
   
Chithra Mathews, obtained her M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics from Union Christian College, Aluva affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala. At IOB she is being trained on development and analysis of human signaling pathways.
   
Debalina Das Majumder obtained her M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from Assam Central University. She has worked as R & D Assistant in a project entitled "Role of RNAi machinery on heterochromatin assembly and silencing in Drosophila" in the joint collaboration of Indian Institute of Chemical Technology  and Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad. She has worked on another DBT funded project "Functional characterization of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) PE/PPE protein having SH3 binding domain"  at the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad. At IOB, she is being trained in the analysis of human signaling pathways.
   
Karishma Kumar obtained her B.Tech. degree in Biotechnology from the M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore. She has been working as a Senior Systems Engineer at Infosys Limited, Bangalore for four years. Currently she is pursuing M.Tech. degree in Bioinformatics at the Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering, Bangalore. At IOB, she is being trained in the analysis of genomic and proteomic data as part of her internship program.
   
Komal H. Nandeesh obtained her B.E. degree in Computer Science from the Viveshvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. Currently she is pursuing M.Tech. degree in Bioinformatics at the Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering, Bangalore. At IOB, she is being trained in the analysis of the analysis of genomic and proteomic data as part of her internship program.
   
Raghavendra K. Shivappa obtained his B.E. degree in Information Science and Engineering from the Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. Currently he is pursuing M.Tech. degree in Bioinformatics at the Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering, Bangalore. At IOB, he is being trained in the analysis of genomic and proteomic data as part of his internship program.
   
Sunitha S. Reddy obtained her B.E. degree in Information Science and Engineering from the Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. Currently she is pursuing M.Tech. in Bioinformatics at the Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering, Bangalore. At IOB, she is being trained in the analysis of genomic and proteomic data as part of her internship program.
   
Sushma S. Ananda obtained her B.E. degree in Biotechnology from the Acharya Institute of Technology, Bangalore. Currently she is pursuing M.Tech. degree in Biotechnology at the Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering, Bangalore. At IOB-NIMHANS laboratory, she is being trained in the proteomic analysis of human brain as part of her internship program.
   
Preethi V. Gopinathan obtained her B.E. degree in Medical Electronics Engineering from the Viveshvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. Currently she is pursuing M.Tech. degree in Bioinformatics at the Oxford College of Engineering, Bangalore. At IOB, she is being trained in the analysis of NextGen sequecing data as part of her internship program.
   
Shruthi Prakash obtained her B.E. degree in Computer Science from the Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. Currently she is pursuing M.Tech. degree in Bioinformatics at the Oxford College of Engineering, Bangalore. At IOB, she is being trained in the analysis of NextGen sequencing data as part of her internship program.
   
Jayasankar M. J. obtained his B.Sc. degree in Microbiology from Amrita University. Kollam. Currently he is pursuing his M.Sc. degree in Computational Biology and Bioinformatcs from Amrita University. At IOB, he is being trained on development and analysis of human signaling pathways.
   
Preeti Rawat obtained her M.Sc degree in Systems Biology and Bioinformatics from the Panjab University, Chandigarh. Her academic project involved identification of miRNAs associated with pancreatic adenocarcinoma. At IOB she is being trained on development and analysis of human signaling pathways.
   
Rashmi Rikhi obtained her M.Sc degree in Systems Biology and Bioinformatics from the Panjab University, Chandigarh. Her academic project involved prediction of suitable model organism for pre-clinical trials in the treatment of Glaucoma. At IOB she is being trained on development and analysis of human signaling pathways.
   
Harshavardhan Budamgunta obtained his M.S. degree in Medical Biotechnology from Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Currently he is working as a Research Assistant in the lab of Dr. Roman Zubarev, MBB, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. His major area of focus is in sample preparation, method devolopment in LC, LC-UV, LC-MS/MS and clinical proteomics. At IOB, he is being trained in programming using python and biopython.
 
Training in Clinical Proteomics (TICP) Workshop,
March 27 - 30, 2014
   
Participants
   
 
Shweta R. Gophane obtained her M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded. She is pursuing her Ph.D. degree in the lab of Dr. C. N. Khobragade at Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded. Her research work involves proteomic investigation of differentially expressed proteins at different stages in development of renal disorders.
 

Tenzin Kungyal obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from the Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka. He is now pursuing his Ph.D. degree in the lab of Dr. Bharathi P Salimath the University of Mysore, Mysore on the identification of protein biomarkers from cancer secretome.

 

 

 
Dinesh S. L. obtained his M.Sc. degree in Industrial Microbiology from the University of Madras, Chennai. Currently, he is pursuing Ph.D. degree in the lab of Dr.M. Sundararaman at Bharathidasan University, Trichy. His study involves exploration of biodiversity and novel biomolecules from marine sediments using metagenomic approach.
   
Dr. Thungapathra M. is Additional Professor at Department of Biochemistry, PGIMER, Chandigarh. She obtained her Ph.D. degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She made a major contribution in developing a live oral cholera vaccine during post doctoral research at IMTECH, Chandigarh. Her current research interests include development of a Vibrio cholerae chassis as a platform for making vaccines against diarrhoel diseases and studies on genetic regulatory networks mediated by estrogen receptor (ER) in postmenopausal osteoporosis.
   
 
Workshop on Fundamentals of Animal cell culture and functional applications,
March 20 - 22, 2014
   
Participants
   
Shraddha Mondal obtained her M.Sc degree in Biotechnology from KIIT University, Bhubaneshwar. After working as a scientist trainee at IIT, Kharagpur for a period of six months, she has now joined as a junior project fellow at HLL LifeCare Limited, Trivandrum. She is working under Dr. Rosemary M. J. on a project entitled “Polymeric hydrogel systems on tissue regeneration”
 
Chandrika Ghoshal obtained her M.Sc degree in Genetic Engineering from West Bengal University of Technology. She is currently working as a research assistant in the lab of Dr. Swathi Shetty at Centre of Human Genetics, Bangalore. Her work focuses on mutational screening of JAK2 gene in patients having polycythemia.
 
Swetha K. S. obtained her M.Sc in Biochemistry from Maharani’s Women Science College, Bangalore. She is currently working as a senior research fellow under the guidance of Dr. Chethan Kumar M. at JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Mysore. Her ICMR funded study focuses on developing a novel antifibrotic strategy in the therapy for macular fibrosis using bioconjugation of digodeoxynucleotides.
 
Dr. Manu Sudhakar obtained his M.B.B.S degree from Government Medical College, Trivandrum. He is currently pursuing his integrated M.D. – Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute. He works on modulation of angiogenesis in adipose tissue.
 
Riju Roy Chowdhury obtained his M.Sc in Biotechnology from PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore. He is currently working as a Research Associate under Dr. Roshan Makam’s guidance on an Algal Biodiesel project at PESIT, Bangalore. His work involves extraction of triacylglycerols for biodiesel production from microalgae.
 
Swagatam Chakraborty obtained his M.Sc in Biotechnology from PES University, Bangalore. His past research projects include biological, physical and chemical analysis of water at IIM, Bangalore and a study on soil biochemistry at PES University. As a research scholar under the guidance of Dr. V. Krishnamurthy, he is working on humic substances in soil.
 
Lakshmi Narasimha obtained his MSc. degree in Animal Biotechnology from the National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal. He is now pursuing his Ph.D. at the Thrombosis Research Institute (TRI), Bangalore. He is being guided by Dr. Lakshmi Mundkur on an artherosclerosis vaccine project. His work involves a long-term kinetic study on APOB-/-/ Ldlr-/- knockdown mice to investigate the differentially expressed genes at different stages of disease development. He will employ microarray and molecular immunological techniques to aid him in this study.
 
Iswarya R. obtained her M.Sc degree in Biomedical Science from Bharthidasan University, Tamilnadu. Presently, she is working as a Project Assistant on a DST funded project in the lab of Dr. Chethan Kumar at JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Mysore. Her work focuses on systemic studies on transport and localization of lutein and zeaxanthin in relation to age related macular degeneration.
 
Mahima Sundaresh is currently pursuing her M.Sc in Biomedical Genetics at VIT University, Vellore. She is working in Dr. Jayarama Kadandale’s lab at the Centre for Human Genetics, Bangalore as a part of her final semester project entitled “Mutational Analysis of CML and PML using FISH, SKY and Karyotyping”.
 
Ashish Bhushan is a research scholar at the National Institute of Pathology (NIOP), New Delhi. He is registered for a Ph.D. degree at the Symbiosis International University, Pune. His research work under the guidance of Dr. Sunita Saxena, NIOP, involves functional validation of putative molecular markers in ESCC cell lines.
 
Thiruvelselvan P. obtained his M.Tech in Industrial Biotechnology from Annamalai University, Tamilnadu. He is a research scholar at the Thrombosis Research Institute (TRI), Bangalore. He is registered for a Ph.D. degree at Manipal University. His area of work is mainly Molecular Immunology and Animal Cell Culture. He aims to employ immunophenotyping on samples from CAD patients and on experimental animal models as a part of his PhD. Project. He is working under the guidance of Dr. Lakshmi Mundkur at TRI, Bangalore.
 
Gayathry A. has qualified her MSc. in Microbiology from Bharathiar University, Tamilnadu. She is working as a junior project fellow at HLL LifeCare Limited, Trivandrum. Her work, under the guidance of Dr. Rajmohan G., involves development of external hemostats using chitosan.
 
Dr. Reshma Kumarchandra is professor at Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal University. She has 22 years of experience in teaching and has a Ph.D. degree from KMC, Mangalore. She has presented papers at national and international conferences and has published research articles to her name. Her research interests lie in the field of cancer and radiation and she is involved in studying herbs as radiomodulators. She has received a research grant from BRNS, BARC and is presently guiding one Ph.D. student.
   
 
 
Seminar on Fundamentals of Mass spectrometry for Biomedical Research,
March 9 - 10, 2014
   
Participants
   
 
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.
 
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.  
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
Poonam Soree obtained her M.Sc. degree in Forensic science from Dr. H. S. Gour university, M. P. Presently, she is working as senior research fellow at Defence institute of physiology and allied sciences DRDO Delhi under Dr. R.K. Gupta's supervision. Her main research interest are High altitude pulmonary edema and susceptibility.
 
Dr Sandeepta Burgula has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Microbiology, Osmania University, Hyderabad. Dr Burgula's lab is focused on characterising the signal transduction events involved in regulation of PEBP1 in hypoxia. PEBP1 regulates neuronal function and is known to be dysregulated in several cancers and also neuronal disorders. Dr Burgula's work also involves identification of prognostic markers for predicting survivability in sepsis patients.
 
Karthik Rajkumar obtained his M.Sc. in Applied Microbiology from Vellore Institute of Technology and is now currently working as project assistant under, Dr. Sandeepta Burgula, assistant professor at Osmania University, Hyderabad, in the lab of. His current research includes “regulation of PEBP1 (Phosphatidylethanolamine binding protein 1) protein during hypoxic conditions”.
 
Anoor Pawan Kumar is pursuing his M.Sc. in Microbiology from University College of Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad. He has worked on the antimicrobial properties of spices on the pathogenic strains of bacteria. His research intrest include the application of toxins as chemotherapeutic agents.
 
Dr. Kaushiki Kadam obtained her Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from University of Mumbai. Worked as a Research Associate with the Molecular Endocrinology Unit, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. Currently, is a Scientist at the National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (ICMR), Mumbai. Her areas of interest include sperm motility and autoimmune premature ovarian failure. She is working on identification of interacting partners to a testis specific antigen, TSA70 from female and male reproductive fluids.
 
Ashwini Rajan obtained her M.Sc. degree in Molecular Genetics from the University of Leicester, UK. She is currently working in a private company as a Research Associate on developing a formulation with a novel route of delivery to the CNS.
 
Divya Jyothi Reddy Obtained her M.sc. degree in Forensic Science from Osmania University. Presently, she is a Ph.D. scholar at Osmania University under Dr. Surya Satyanaryana Singh supervision.Her work focuses on studying The effect of Tobacco smoke in cervical cancer. 
 
Swathi Raju M. Obtained her M.sc. degree in Forensic Science from Osmania University. Presently, she is a Ph.D. scholar at Osmania University under Dr. Surya Satyanaryana Singh supervision.Her work focuses on studying The effect of Tobacco smoke in cervical cancer.
 
Devapriya Sinha obtained her M.Sc in Applied Genetics from Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka. Currently she is pursuing her Ph. D. under supervision of Dr. Vibha Tandon, Department of Chemistry University of Delhi, Delhi. Her current research work includes “Systematic study of bisbenzimidazoles as antibacterial agent targeting Mg+2 based cleavage religation process of Topoisomerase IA.
 
Pooja Yadav obtained her M.Sc. in Biotechnology from fergusson College, Pune University. Currently she is pursuing her Ph. D. under supervision of Dr. Vibha Tandon, Department of Chemistry University of Delhi, Delhi. Her current research work includes to find the novel interacting partner of HIV 1 integrase as well as screen the potent HIV1 integrase inhibitors molecules from the series of synthesized HIV 1 integrase inhibitors.
 
 
Workshop on Fundamentals of Mass Spectrometry-based Proteomics for Beginners, 
   March 6 - 8, 2014
   
Participants
   
 
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.
   
 
 
Intensive Workshop on Human Genome Analysis, 
  February 5 - 8, 2014
   
Participants
   
Mr. Chandru J. completed his M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at the Department of Genetics, University of Madras. His work focuses on screening for mutations that can lead to hearing loss, which is considered to be a heterogeneous genetic disorder.
 
Mr. Jyotirmoy Das completed his M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from Bangalore University and M.Tech. from West Bengal University of Technology. He is currently working at Bose Institute, Kolkata as a DST-INSPIRE Fellow and is pursuing his Ph.D. in Molecular Evolution.
 
Mr. Kuldeep Singh Chauhan obtained his M.Sc. degree in biotechnology from Department of Biotechnology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. under the guidance of Dr. Prafullakumar B. Tailor at the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi.
 
Dr. Neelam Kedia Mokashi obtained her Ph.D. degree in Life Sciences from National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, Mumbai, where she analyzed the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of embryo loss after paternal drug administration. She studied the imprinting mechanisms in KCNQ1 gene as part of her post-doctoral research at Temple University, Philadelphia, USA.
 
Dr. Rajesh R. P. obtained his Ph.D. degree in Biotechnology/Marine Biology from the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli. He has worked as a post doctoral research fellow in the Molecular Biophysics Unit at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He is currently working in the same lab as a DST Research Scientist. His research interests include venom peptide sequencing from marine cone snails and wasps, additionally he works on small molecule chemistry and their cytotoxic mechanisms towards anticancer drug discovery.
 
Ms. Saranya M. is pursuing her Ph.D. degree at the Indian Institute of Sciences under the guidance of Dr. Rahul Roy. Her work involves understanding the sequence variations in dengue virus genome.
 
Dr. Suvankar Ghorai completed his Ph.D. degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in molecular virology and protein biochemistry. He pursued his post doctoral research at the University of Washington, Seattle under the guidance of Dr. Jim Mullins. During his post doctoral research tenure he worked on HIV-1 functional genomics and vaccine design. He is currently working as a Research Scientist under the J. C. Bose National Research Fellowship scheme at the National Centre for Cell Science, Pune.
   
 
Workshop on Clinical Proteomics, January 6 - 9, 2014
   
Participants
   

Dr. Neelu Jain Gupta Ph.D., obtained her Ph.D. degree in Zoology from the Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut and is currently Associate Professor, presently pursuing UGC Research Award in Department of Zoology, University of Delhi. Her main research interests are circannual rhythms in migratory birds and lifestyle related metabolic disorders leading to pre-diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in humans.

   

Dr. Pazhani Chamy Ph.D., obtained his Ph.D. degree in Biotechnology from the Periyar Maniammai University, Tanjavur.   He joined as a Guest Lecturer in Department of Biochemistry at Bharathidasan University, Trichy. He is currently working as a Senior Research Fellow, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, in isolation, purification and characterization of  cyclicpeptides.

   

Dr. Selvi Radhakrishnan Ph.D., obtained her Ph.D. degree in Life Sciences from the BITS, Pilani on insulin signalling cascade. Currently she is working as Senior Scientist in the Department of Biochemistry and Cell biology at Sankara Nethrlaya, Chennai. Her work involves identifying biomarkers using proteomic approaches in Eales disease.

   

Dr. Tushar Kanti Maiti Ph.D., obtained his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.  His postdoctoral training was at Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA and Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan.  Currently he is an Assistant Professor in the Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Gurgaon. His current research interest is in understanding of ubiquitin signalling in different diseases.

   

Krithiga Kalidasan obtained her M.Sc. and M.Phil. degree in Biotechnology from The Lady Doak College, Madurai. She is currently working as Senior Research Fellow in an ICMR funded project titled, “Biomarker pattern discovery in the graded changes of the age-oneset cataract- a proteomic approach” in the laboratory of Dr. Ananth Kumar Badrinath at Vision Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai.

   
Intensive Workshop on Bioinformatics for Human Genome Analysis, 
  November 13 - 16, 2013
   
Participants
   

Dr. Manish Sharma obtained his Ph.D. degree from International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi. Currently, he is working in Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences, Delhi at Peptides and Proteomics Division. His field of interest includes Hypoxia biology and Gene Expression.

   
Dr. Tushar Vora obtained his M.D. degree in Pediatrics and then specialized in Pediatric Medical Oncology from Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. Recently he completed his training for Masters of Research in Translational Cancer Medicine from King's College, London. His interests include pediatric solid tumors, NextGen sequencing and proteomics analysis.
   
Dr. Venkateswaran K Iyer obtained his M.D. degree and Senior Residency in Pathology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and one year fellowship in pediatric pathology from Birmingham Children's Hospital, UK. He has been working as a faculty member of AIIMS, Department of Pathology and is currently a Professor. His main research interests are pathology of pediatric solid tumors especially Wilms Tumor and Hepatoblastoma. He is a cytopathologist and has several projects on cervical cancer screening and HPV detection as well as genital tuberculosis.
   
Saumya Bandyopadhyay obtained M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. Presently pursuing Ph.D. degree in Biotechnology from Utkal University and working as a Senior Research Fellow at Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar. His current research includes microbial functional genomics  and studying gene regulation in arsenic resistant bacteria isolated from extreme environment.
   
   
Workshop on Proteogenomics, October 28 - 31, 2013
   
Dr. Krishnamohan Atmakuri Ph.D., obtained his Ph.D. degree in Biotechnology from the Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India.  His first postdoctoral training was at the University of Texas, Health Science Center, Houston, USA in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular genetics where he deciphered several molecular mechanisms behind the functioning of the type IV secretion system of Agrobacterium tumefaciens.  Subsequently he moved to Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, USA to work with the type VII secretion system of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.  Currently he is an Assistant Professor at Translational Health Science Technology Institute, Haryana, India. His current study is on understanding host-pathogen interactions using Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Acinetobacter baumannii as model systems.
   

Dr. K. P. Ramesha Ph.D.,   obtained  B.V.Sc. and M.V.Sc. degrees from the Veterinary College, University of Agriculture Sciences, Bangalore.  He obtained Ph.D. degree from NDRI, Karnal in 1991 for his work on sperm chromosomes of bovines. He worked from 1991 to 2004 at NDRI, Karnal and Bangalore in the area of embryo biotechnology and livestock genomics. During the period 2004-09 he worked at NRC on Yak, Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh and contributed for understanding of yak genetics and breeding for which he was awarded Fakrudhin Ali Ahmed Award by ICAR, New Delhi. He completed Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights and Master of Intellectual Property Law. Since February 2010 he is working as Principal Scientist  at southern campus of NDRI in the area of bovine genomics. He has successfully completed 19 research projects funded by DBT, NATP, Karnataka Government  and NDDB. His current area of research includes livestock genomics, innate immunity and  IPR issues. He has published more than 80 research articles in various journals.

   

Dr. Ranjana Pal Ph.D., obtained her Ph.D. degree in Life Sciences from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She was a postdoctoral researcher in the McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at Presidency University, Kolkata. Her research interests include biomarkers study for early detection of breast cancer, target identification for therapeutic intervention and identification of signaling pathways affected in drug resistant tumors. Also in integration of multiplatform data sets collected from tissue samples obtained from individual patients.

   

Ravinder Kumar obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from the Indian Institute of Technology (IITB), Bombay. Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. degree at IITB. His thesis work involves comparative proteomic analysis of budding yeast under-going mitosis and meisois to identify proteins which express differentially in these two type of cell cycles.

   
Workshop on Clinical Proteomics, October 24 - 27, 2013
   
Jaikanth Chandrasekaran obtained his M.Pharm. degree in Pharmacology from SASTRA University, Chennai. Currently, he is pursuing Ph.D. degree in the field of Biochemical Pharmacology from Pondicherry University. His work involves identifying biomarkers for increased cardiovascular risk observed in patients with Schizophrenia.
   
Dr. Krishnamohan Atmakuri Ph.D., obtained his Ph.D. degree in Biotechnology from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India.  His first postdoctoral training was at University of Texas, Health Science Center, Houston, USA in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular genetics where he deciphered several molecular mechanisms behind the functioning of the type IV secretion system of Agrobacterium tumefaciens.  Subsequently he moved to Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, USA to work with the type VII secretion system of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.  Currently he is an Assistant Professor at Translational Health Science Technology Institute, Haryana, India. His current study is on understanding host-pathogen interactions using Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Acinetobacter baumannii as model systems.
   

Neha Bhale obtained her M.Sc. degree in Biochemistry from Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU), Nagpur. Currently, working as Assistant Chemical Analyser (Grade II) at Regional Forensic Science Laboratory, Nagpur and also pursuing Ph.D. degree at the Depatment of Biochemistry, RTMNU, Nagpur.

   
Swathi Chodisetty obtained her M.Sc. degree in Animal Biotechnology from University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. Currently, she is pursuing Ph.D. degree under guidance of Dr. Shweta Tyagi in the laboratory of Cell Cycle Regulation, Centre of DNA fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad.
   
Priya Katiyar obtained her M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from Bundelkhand University, Jhansi. She worked as a Project Trainee at National Jalma Institute of Leprosy and other Mycobacterial Diseases (NJIL & OMD), ICMR, Agra and carried out pharmacoproteomic analysis of Amikacin and Kanamycin on the drug resistant isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. She is currently working as a Junior Research Fellow in Centre of DNA fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad studying the role of RBP2 in cell cycle regulation.
   
Quantitative Proteomic Technologies , August 28 - 31, 2013
   
Akhila M. V obtained her M.Sc. degree in Systems Biology (5yr Integrated) from the University of Hyderabad. Currently she is pursuing Ph.D. in the field of cancer and stem cell metabolomics in the laboratory of Dr. Debnath Pal at the Indian Institute of Science.
   

Bhagyashree Kaduskar obtained her M.Sc. degree in Biochemistry from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. Currently she is pursuing Ph.D. degree in SUMOylation in Drosophila immunity in the laboratory of Dr. Girish Ratnaparkhi at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune.

   
Dr. Mosami Galvankar obtained her Ph.D. degree in Life Sciences from the Mumbai University. Currently she is pursuing postdoctrol research in the laboratory of Dr. Deepak Modi, Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory at the National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, Mumbai. Her work involves identifying biomarkers for endometriosis using an animal model.
   

Dr. Niroj Kumar Sethy obtained his Ph.D. degree from the National Institute of Plant Genome Research in association with Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Currently he is working as Scientist-C at the Peptide and Proteomics Division, Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences, Delhi. His research interests include high altitude biology, nitric oxide signalling and biological applications of nanoparticles.

 
Dr. Sanjay Kumar, obtained his Ph.D. degree in Veterinary Medicine at the CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar. Currently he is working as Senior Scientist at National Research Centre on Equines (Indian Council of Agricultural Research), Haryana. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the National Research Centre for Protozoan Diseases, Obihiro, Japan. He is currently working on molecular diagnostics of protozoan diseases of horses. His research areas include host-parasite interaction and to study the proteomics of the parasite so as to identify potential vaccine and drug targets.
 
Malini Sundar Rajan obtained her M. Tech degree in Biotechnology from the Vellore Institute of Technology University, Vellore. Currently she is pursuing Ph.D. in developmental genetics of cellular slime molds in the laboratory of Dr. R. Baskar at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
 

Mithila Handu obtained her M.Sc. degree in Molecular and Human Genetics from the Banaras Hindu University. Currently she is pursuing Ph.D. in understanding the role of SUMO modification in innate immune response in Drosophila melanogaster in the laboratory of Dr. Girish Ratnaparkhi at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune.

 

 
Piyush Baindara obtained his M. Sc. degree in Life Sciences from the School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Currently he is pursuing Ph.D. in the laboratory of Dr. Suresh Korpole at the Microbial Type Culture Collection, Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh. He is working on molecular and genetic characterization of antimicrobial peptides. His research areas include exploration of mode of action specificity of AMP's towards prokaryotes as well as in cancer cell lines.
   

Sakshi Chawla obtained her M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from the Thapar University, Punjab. Currently she is pursuing Ph.D. in Biotechnology in the laboratory of Dr. M. S. Reddy, Head and Professor, Department of Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences at Thapar University, Patiala, Punjab.

   
Workshop on Bioinformatics for Human Genome Analysis, August 24 - 27, 2013
   

Arnab Bose obtained his  M.Sc. degree in Biochemistry from the University of Calcutta. He is currently pursuing  Ph.D. degree  in transcription biology under the supervision of Prof. Tapas Kumar Kundu at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore.

   
Dr. Reena Das obtained her MD in Pathology from PGIMER, Chandigarh in 1992 and Dip NB Pathology in 1994. After finishing her Senior Residency she joined the institute in 1996 as faculty  and is presently designated as a professor in Hematology department at PGIMER, Chandigarh. Her fields of interest include molecular diagnostics of non-malignant hematological disorders like thalassemias, hemophilias, G6PD deficiency and red cell membrane disorders.
   
Dr. Sandeep Kaushik, Ph.D., is pursuing his post doctoral research at Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, New Delhi, India. His post-doctoral research involves analysis of the transcriptomic data acquired from RNA-seq of mycobacterial samples. His major focus has been in the analysis of differential expression in pulmonary strains compared to extra-pulmonary strains and understanding how biofilms in M. smegmatis are formed. His Ph.D. work focused on the computational analysis of structural stability and substrate specificity of legume lectins using molecular dynamics simulations under supervision of Dr. Debasisa Mohanty and Prof. Surolia at NII, New Delhi.

   

Dr. Swathi Shetty, Ph.D., obtained her doctoral degree in Genetics from Prof. Jennifer Graves laboratory in Melbourne, Australia. Her research involved study of sex chromosomes and sex determining genes in birds and reptiles. She joined the Centre for Human Genetics, Bangalore in 2003 and has received a grant from the Department of Biotechnology, India to work in the area of buffalo genomics. Her current work also includes molecular DNA diagnostics and human genetics.

   

D. R. Prasanna obtained his M.Tech degree in Bioinformatics from SASTRA University. Presently he is working as Assistant Professor at Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur. His main research area is Computer Aided Drug Design and presently working on tetramer structure development for Alpha-Synuclein. 

 

   
Manjunath Dammalli obtained his M.Tech degree in Bioinformatics from SASTRA University. Presently he is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur, Karnataka. His main research area is Genomics. 
   
Reena R. D'Souza obtained her M.Sc. degree in Clinical Biochemistry from Manipal University, Manipal, India. Currently she is pursuing her Ph.D. degree in Molecular Biology and Human Genetics from School of Life Sciences, Manipal University. Her research interests include Molecular Genetics, Epigenetics and Bioinformatics.
   
Sweta Sikder obtained her M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from the Guha Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata. She is currently pursuing Ph.D. degree under the guidance of Prof. Tapas Kumar Kundu at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore. Her research work involves the study  of chromatin dynamics  and understanding the role of non-histone protein PC4 and related miRNAs in breast cancer.
 

Workshop on Clinical Proteomics, July 29 - August 1, 2013
   
Abhishek Chaturvedi obtained his M.Sc. (medical) in Biochemistry from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal. He is currently working as a faculty member at Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal and teaches Biochemistry to medical, dental, premedical and allied health sciences students. His research interests include studies in oxidative stress and natural food antioxidants, alcohol deaddiction therapy, traditional medicine, protein expression in hepatocellular carcinomas.
   
Amit Kumar obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from University of Calicut, Kerala. Currently he is pursuing his Ph.D. degree from Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar. His study includes different host proteins expressed during latent and lytic phase of Kaposi sarcoma associated herpes virus infection.
   

Apabrita Ayan Das obtained his M.Sc. degree from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. Currently he is  persuing his Ph.D. degree as a UGC-JRF under the supervision of Dr. Arun Bandyopadhyay at CSIR- Indian Institute of Chemical Biology. His research involves human platelets from patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases and signalling pathways involving platelets in the formation of atherosclerotic plaques and disease progression.

   
Dhiman Ghosh obtained his M.Sc. degree in Organic Chemistry from Jadavpur University, West Bengal. He qualified UGC-JRF and currently he is pursuing his Ph.D. degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay under the guidance of Prof. Samir. K. Maji. He is working on 'Protein aggregation and amyloid formation by alpha-synuclein associated with Parkinson's disease'.
   

Dr. Gururao S. Desai is presently working as a Senior Scientist at Division of Veterinary Biotechnology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Izatnagar, Bareilly (U.P). He obtained B.V.Sc. degree from University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore and Ph.D. degree in Virology from IVRI, Izatnagar. He did Post-Doctoral studies on highly pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 virus at St. Jude Children Research Hospital, Memphis, USA. During his career at HSADL, IVRI, Bhopal, he worked on epidemiology of exotic viral diseases. His areas of expertise include viral molecular epidemiology, studying virus-host interactions (especially zoonotic pathogens) and laboratory bio-safety.

   
Dr. Manoj Panchal obtained his Ph.D. degree in Endocrinology from University of Delhi. Further, he joined malaria group of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) as a Research Associate for two years. Now, he is working as Faculty at Centre for Biological Sciences in the Central University of Bihar, Patna. His area of research is protein hormones and secretary pathways.
   
Dr. Mansi Sarvaiya obtained her M.B.B.S. degree from Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, Pimpri, Pune. She wants to bring global best practices into the medical profession and health care system of India. She has gained clinical experience in USA. She has also undertaken research projects, where she has collected data and then studied it to come up with inferences at a macro level. She wants to enhance her knowledge and research skills, simultaneously dedicating her endeavors to attain a position of a cardiologist in the near future.
   
Dr. Nabonita Sengupta obtained her Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from Jiwaji University, Gwalior. During her doctoral studies, she used 2DE-MS based technologies to elucidate the proteome of gas gangrene causing organism Clostridium perfringens. Currently, she is working as a Research Associate in the National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), Gurgaon. She is working on proteomics-based approach to decipher the critical pathways involved in the pathogenesis of Japanese encephalitis virus.
   
Dr. Priti Saxena obtained her Ph.D. degree in Chemical Biology from the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi. During her post-doctoral work, she was awarded the Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award (IYBA) by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. She further did her research as a Scientist Fellow at Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, New Delhi. Currently, she is working as an Assistant Professor at South Asian University, New Delhi, India and is actively involved in dissecting the molecular intricacies that mediate host-pathogen interactions in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, with a special emphasis on identifying the functional role of cellular lipids and lipid metabolizing enzymes.
   
Dr. M. Rajyalakshmi obtained her M.Phil. degree from the Central University of Hyderabad and Ph.D. degree from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. She did her post doctoral work at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. She served as Principal at MVJ College of Engineering, Bangalore and is currently working as Professor and Head at Department of Biotechnology, BMSCE, Bangalore. Her current area of interest is molecular biology and tissue culture of medicinal plants.
   
Dr. Pradeep Kumar obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from University of Roorkee (Now Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee), and Ph.D. degree in Biotechnology from VBS Purvanchal University, Jaunpur. His research work includes red cell enzyme polymorphism and MTHFR gene polymorphism in different diseases/disorders.
   
Dr. R. S. Santhosh working as a Senior Assistant Professor in School of Chemical and Biotechnology, SASTRA University, Thanjavur. He obtained his M.Sc. degree in Agriculture from G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar and obtained Ph.D. degree from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai. His research areas are molecular analysis of pathogenic, non-pathogenic mycobacteria and marine sponge associated microbes.
   
Dr. Sangita Rastogi is working as Scientist 'E' at National Institute of Pathology (ICMR), New Delhi. Her research areas include cellular and molecular aspects of Chlamydia trachomatis immunopathogenesis.
   

Dr. Susanta Kumar Ghosh obtained his Ph.D. degree in Parasitology from Delhi University. He has 32 years of research experience. He joined as JRF at the national Institute of Malaria Research, New Delhi in 1981 and subsequently got his Ph.D. degree. Currently, he is working as Scientist 'F' at the National Institute of Malaria Research, Bangalore and also heading the centre. His area of interest is analysis of proteome of Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes.

 

 

   
Dr. Sudarshan Kumar is a Veterinary graduate from College of Veterinary Sciences, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar. He obtained his M.V.Sc. degree in Animal Biotechnology from National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal and then obtained Ph.D. degree in Veterinary Biotechnology from Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar. Presently, he is working as Scientist at NDRI Karnal. His area of interest is understanding of mammary gland biology and related disorders in dairy animals using proteomics approaches. He is engaged in proteomics-based approach towards discovery of biomarkers and development of diagnostics. His work involves intensive protein expression, purification and various cell-based functional assays.
   
Gajendra Jogdand obtained his M.Sc. degree in Microbiology from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad. He is pursuing his Ph.D. degree at Institute Of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar. His Ph.D. topic includes 'Aberrant T cells and Immune response in infectious diseases'.
   
Haritha H. Nair Obtained her M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from Amrita School of Biotechnology, Kollam. Currently, she is pursuing her Ph.D. degree in Division of Cancer Research at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram. She is funded by Senior Research Fellowship from CSIR. She is involved in mechanistic evaluation and in vivo validation of synergistic combinations of curcumin and resveratrol with chemotherapeutics for breast cancer treatment.
   
Keshav Saini obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from South Asian University, New Delhi and is currently a Ph.D. student in the same University. During his M.Sc., he worked on the activation and repression of IL4 gene by studying the binding of RelA/p65 to the promoter region in the mouse and humans, respectively. He is workimg on DNA-protein interactions.
   
Mohanraj S. S. obtained his M.Sc. degree on Biotechnology from Bharathidasan University, Trichirapalli. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in University of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. He is working on purification and characterisation of proteins with special emphasis on controlling insect pests.
   
Pradeep A. S. obatined his M.Sc. degree in Biotechnoglogy from Bangalore University. He is pursuing his Ph.D. degree at National Institute of Malaria Research (ICMR), Bangalore. He is supported by Senior Research Fellowship from Indian Council of Medical Research, Government of India, New Delhi. His research area of interest is on proteome analysis of Plasmodium falciparum gametocytogenesis in response to stress.
   

Rakhil Akkali is pursuing his M.S. (research) in Developmental Genetics at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He is currently working on the effect of caffeine on the developmental stages of Dictyostelium discoideum. He obtained his B.Tech. in Biotechnology from S.R.M. University in Chennai and qualified GATE. He is currently working on proteome profiling of Dictyostelium to analyse the phenomenon of lateral inhibition induced under the influence of caffeine.

   
Reshma S. V. obtained her M.Sc. degree in Botany from University of Mysore and pursued M.Phil. from Mangalore University. She is currently working as Associate Professor in Biotechnology at P.E.S Institute of Technology, Bangalore and has over 17 years of teaching experience. Currently for her Ph.D. degree she is working on expresion and characterization of hypothetical proteins which involves mass spectrometry analysis.
   
Vamshi Krishna Irlapati obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from University of Mysore, Karnataka. He is presently pursuing Ph.D. degree at Dr. Reddy’s Institute of Life Sciences, Hyderabad. He is funded by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR-SRF) and is working on the study of regulation of a non-receptor tyrosine kinase in oral cancers.
 

Intensive Workshop On High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry, June 15-23, 2013
 

Aryashree Arunima obtained her M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from the Centre of Biotechnology, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University in Odisha. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. studies in Infection Biology at KIIT University, Odisha. She is funded by Junior Research Fellowship by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Her research areas include exploring proteomic analysis of Vibrio cholerae.

   

Bhavna Daswani obtained her M.Sc. degree in Life Sciences from University of Mumbai. She has qualified the National Eligibility Test conducted by CSIR-UGC under Lectureship category. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. studies on proteomic analysis of osteoporosis at the National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, Mumbai.

 

   

Dr. Inderjeet Kaur obtained her Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Sciences from University of Delhi. She has worked as an Application Support Specialist for proteomics with ABSCIEX, a leader in the mass spectrometry technology. Currently, she is working as Research Scientist in the Malaria Research Group at International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi. She is responsible for the management of proteomics and mass spectrometry facility of Malaria group. She is working on deciphering the critical events involved in the pathogenesis of Plasmodium falciparum during the blood stages of its life cycle. She is the Associate Editor of the Journal of advanced mass spectrometry. She intends to further extend her knowledge of mass spectrometry data analysis and learn its proteogenomic applications by participating in this workshop.

   

Dr. Jyotirmaya Mohanty is currently working as a Principal Scientist at the Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (Indian Council of Agricultural Research), Bhubaneswar. He has obtained his M.V.Sc. degree in Virology from I.V.R.I. Deemed University in Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh and Ph.D. degree in Life Sciences from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. His current research area is Aquaculture Biotechnology and he wishes to use proteomics in fisheries research.

   

Ranjana Jadhav obtained her M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from University of Bangalore. She is currently working with Thermo Fisher Scientific India Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai as an Application Specialist for LC-MS products. Her research areas include metabolomic analysis of various samples from the point of view of Environmental & Food safety on Triple Quadrapoles and Orbitrap systems.

   

Sangeeta Jaiswal obtained her M. Sc. degree in Biotechnology from the School of Biotechnology, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar. She carried out her master thesis programme from the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology in Switzerland. She is funded by a Junior Research Fellowship from CSIR, Government of India. She subsequently joined Infection biology group at the School of Biotechnology, KIIT University as a Ph. D. student. Her research areas include exploring the role of lipopolysaccharide in virulence of Salmonella enterica serovars.

   

Sivapriya Sivagurunathan obtained her B.Tech. degree in Industrial Biotechnology from Anna University in Chennai. She is currently pursuing her Masters by research on the study of Urinary proteomics for macular degeneration at Sankara Nethralaya in Chennai. She has qualified GATE in Biotechnology Stream.

   

Yeshwanth Sonnathi is currently pursuing his M.B.B.S. degree from the Great Eastern Medical School in Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh. He is interested in Clinician Scientist activity. He has been Student Ambassador for Various International Medical Conferences including Medicon-2013. He is currently the Student Ambassador for Elsevier in India and actively participate in the community research project called PROJECT MDM launched by the Indian Medical Students Association. He would like to apply the proteomics knowledge gained in this workshop to investigate molecular basis of disease in human.

 
Past Trainees at IOB
 
Amrutha Arikkath is pursuing her M.Sc. degree in Computational biology and Bioinformatics at Amrita School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Kollam, Kerala. At IOB, she was trained on analysis of human signaling pathways.
Sudhesh Shastri is pursuing his M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology at Kuvempu University, Shimoga. At IOB, he was trained on analysis of human signaling pathways.
       
Mahesh Kusanale is pursuing his M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology at Kuvempu University, Shimoga. At IOB, he was trained on analysis of human signaling pathways.
Shivananda Kandagalla is pursuing his M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology at Kuvempu University, Shimoga. At IOB, he was trained on analysis of human signaling pathways.
         
Susheel George Chandy is pursuing his M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics at Pondicherry University. At IOB, he was trained on analysis of human signaling pathways.
Sachin B. Gadakh is pursuing his M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics at Pondicherry University. At IOB, he was trained on analysis of human signaling pathways.
         
Priyanka Gopal is pursuing her M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics at Pondicherry University. At IOB, she was trained on analysis of human signaling pathways.
Deepak G. is pursuing his M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics at Pondicherry University. At IOB, he was trained on analysis of human signaling pathways.
       
Abhijith K. Anil is pursuing his MBBS degree at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. At IOB, he was trained on genomic and proteomic analysis.
Akhil Mohandas is pursuing his MBBS degree at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. At IOB, he was trained on genomic and proteomic analysis.
         
Supriya Kumari is pursuing her MBBS degree at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. At IOB, she was trained on genomic and proteomic analysis.
Anurag Sachan is pursuing his MBBS degree at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. At IOB, he was trained on genomic and proteomic analysis.
       
Rohit Singh is pursuing his MBBS degree at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. At IOB, he was trained on genomic and proteomic analysis.
Jayakrishnan G is pursuing his M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics at Amrita School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Kollam, Kerala. At IOB, he was trained on proteomic data analysis and analysis of human signaling pathways.
       
Kumari Anuja is pursuing M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology at KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. At IOB, she was trained on the analysis of human signaling pathways.
Urmesh Kumar Ojha is pursuing M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology at KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. At IOB, he was trained on the analysis of human signaling pathways.
       
Satish Kumar is pursuing his MBBS degree at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. At IOB, he was trained on genomic and proteomic analysis.
Ankit Chawla is pursuing his MBBS degree at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. At IOB, he was trained on genomic and proteomic analysis.
 
Ankit Kumar is pursuing his MBBS degree at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. At IOB, he was trained on genomic and proteomic analysis.

Aniruddha Sahu is pursuing his MBBS degree at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. At IOB, he was trained on genomic and proteomic analysis.

 
Mahashweta Dash is pursuing her MBBS degree at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. At IOB, she was trained on genomic and proteomic analysis.
Adwait Sodani is pursuing his MBBS degree at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. At IOB, he was trained on genomic and proteomic analysis.
 
G.P. Nivedha is pursuing her B.Tech. degree in Bioinformatics from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. At IOB, she was trained on programming using PERL.
Rahul Manikya is pursuing his M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics at Pondicherry University, Puducherry. At IOB, he was trained on analysis of human signaling pathways.
 
Ajith Katragadda is pursuing his M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics at Pondicherry University. At IOB, he was trained on analysis of human signaling pathways.
Vijay Kumar Pillalamary is pursuing his M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics at Pondicherry University. At IOB, he was trained on analysis of human signaling pathways.
 
Praveen Kumar Dhanve is pursuing his M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics at Pondicherry University. At IOB, he was trained on analysis of human signaling pathways.
Vijayalakshmi Patil is pursuing her M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics at Pondicherry University. At IOB, she was trained on analysis of human signaling pathways.
 
Sudhakar Senthil is pursuing his M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics at Pondicherry University. At IOB, he was trained on analysis of human signaling pathways.
Tarun Narwani is pursuing his M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics at Pondicherry University. At IOB, he was trained on analysis of human signaling pathways.
         
Sunny Varadanam Koppula is pursuing his M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics at Pondicherry University, Puducherry. At IOB, he was trained on analysis of human signaling pathways.
Raju Thota is pursuing his M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics at Pondicherry University, Puducherry. At IOB, he was trained on analysis of human signaling pathways.
 
K. Naveen Kumar is pursuing his M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics at Pondicherry University, Puducherry. At IOB, he was trained on analysis of human signaling pathways.
Jayaraman. T is pursuing his M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics at Pondicherry University, Puducherry. At IOB, he was trained on analysis of human signaling pathways.
 
M. Sravan Kumar is pursuing his M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics at Pondicherry University, Puducherry. At IOB, he was trained on analysis of human signaling pathways.
Kamlesh Gasva is pursuing his M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics at Pondicherry University, Puducherry. At IOB, he was trained on analysis of human signaling pathways.
 
Yendluri Sowjanya is pursuing her M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics at Pondicherry University, Puducherry. At IOB, she was trained on analysis of human signaling pathways.
Gayathri Suresh is pursuing her M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics at Pondicherry University, Puducherry. At IOB, she was trained on analysis of human signaling pathways.
 
Aswathy S is pursuing her M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics at Pondicherry University, Puducherry. At IOB, she was trained on analysis of human signaling pathways.
Manu Narayanan is pursuing his B.Tech. degree in Biotechnology at Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai. At IOB, he was trained on genomic and proteomic data analysis.
 
S. Priyanga is pursuing her B.Tech. degree in Bioinformatics from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. At IOB, she was trained on programming using PERL.