Dr. P. Kannan obtained
and Ph.D. degree in Veterinary Bacteriology from Indian Veterinary
Research Institute, Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh. Presently he is
working as a scientist at National Institute of Research in Tuberculosis
Chennai. His area of interest is understanding the gene regulation
and protein transport mechanism in M. tuberculosis and
virulence studies in animal models.
Dr. Smita Pattanaik obtained her M.D in Pharmacology from PGIMER, Chandigarh. She also holds a D.M. in Clinical Pharmacology from PGIMER, Chandigarh. She completed her MBBS from Shriram Chandra Bhanja Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack, Odisha. She is currently working as an Assistant Professor in Pharmacology at PGIMER, Chandigarh. Her work involves studying chemoresistance and response markers in bladder cancer. She is also involved in clinical trials in benign prostatic hyperplasia, chronic kidney disease and male infertility. Her research interest extends to pharmacogenomics of tacrolimus, an immunosuppressive drug.
Tenzin Kungyal obtained
his M.Sc. degree
in Biotechnology from the Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka.
He is now pursuing his Ph.D. degree in
lab of Dr.
Bharathi P Salimath the University of Mysore, Mysore
on the identification of protein
biomarkers from cancer secretome.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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,
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
and biological applications of nanoparticles.
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
in innate immune response in Drosophila melanogaster in the laboratory of Dr. Girish Ratnaparkhi at Indian Institute
of Science Education
and Research, Pune.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
Sahu is pursuing his MBBS degree at Armed Forces
Medical College, Pune. At IOB, he was trained on genomic
and proteomic analysis.