||Aakanksha Mishra is a Zoology honors graduate from
Hansraj College,University of Delhi. It was during her short term
industrial training in Ranbaxy, Gurgaon that she developed keen
interest in bioinformatics. Her professional interests include
pharmacogenomics, sequence analysis and in silico drug
designing. She believes that entrepreneurial skills acquired at IBAB
will open a new vista for her.
||Abheenava Kumar holds
a masters degree in Biochemistry from H. N. B.
Gharwal University. During M.Sc., he did a project on “Effect of
different stress conditions (heavy metal, pH, temperature) on the
physiology of Pseudomonas fluorescens”. He has
undergone 2 months summer training at Central Drug Research Institute,
Lucknow. His curiosity in the 'why' and 'how' of human diseases led him
to join the bioinformatics course in IBAB. His areas of interest are
cancer biology, functional genomics and would like to apply his
knowledge of computational structural biology in the field of
therapeutics for cancer. Being a biochemist, he wishes to work as an
interface between a wetlab and computer applications. He is interested
in R&D labs of biotechnology and health care company. In leisure,
he enjoys listening to music & playing cricket, chess. His other
interests are traveling & photography.
Joshi is a graduate in
Animal Sciences from Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner. His
keen interest in Statistical Analysis and Computers brought him to
IBAB. In his future endeavors he intends to join the field of Clinical
Trials. In his leisure he likes to listen to Jagjit Singh and U2.
Amritendu B holds a B. Tech degree in Biotechnology from the Vellore
Institute of Technology, Vellore (TN). His final semester dissertation
was on ''Genetic diversity analysis of few Aspergillus
isolates using RAPD and ITS-RFLP'' at the Tropical Botanic Garden and
Research Institute (TBGRI), Thiruvananthapuram. He is interested in
microbial diversity estimation and analysis . He is very keen to
utilize the tools and techniques of bioinformatics for research in the
areas of metabolic engineering and neuroscience. Apart from painting,
he enjoys traveling.
Kumar Kesarwani holds a
master degree in Life
Sciences from Allahabad University, Allahabad. He has immense interest
in Bioinformatics. He has completed his project in Bioinformatics ,
entitled “Comparative Modeling of Human Cathepsin K” using the Modeller
package at IIDS, Nehru Science Centre, Allahabad. At IBAB, he hopes to
improve on his software skill required in the field of Bioinformatics.
He would like to pursue a Ph.D. in the realm of Bioinformatics.
Kumar is post graduate in
biotechnology from Guru Jambheshwar
University (Hissar), Haryana. He has qualified GATE-2005, CSIR
- UGC (NET) - 2005. He did his M.Sc. project training in
“Photosynthetic responses of rice seedlings to salt stress” from JNU
(Delhi). His main reason to join this course is to find the application
of bioinformatics and computational biology in drug designing,
molecular modeling and genetic analysis.
S Gupta is a Postgraduate
Biotechnology from Bangalore University. She had undergone training in
Animal cell culture at SR Biotech Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore. Her immense desire
to carve out a computational tool for assistance in research field
related to molecular biology brought her to IBAB. She is keenly
interested in functional and computational genomics, microarray
analysis and protein engineering. Her future plans include studying the
differentiation of stem cells using microarray analysis.
Tripathy is a postgraduate in Biotechnology
from Utkal University, Orissa. He has worked on a 6 month project at
the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB), Kolkata on Drug
Delivery system against Reactive Oxygen Species . His areas of interest
are in proteomics, sequence analysis, drug designing and drug delivery.
He hopes that the skills acquired at IBAB would help him in his future
endeavors. He likes listening to Music and interacting with people.
Sharma is a Gold medalist with educational
qualification of graduation in horticulture from UHF, Solan. He
has undergone nine months certified training in computers and has
participated several brainstorming workshops on bioinformatics
conducted by DBT. With a GATE score of 83.82 and a
member of several international and regional bioinformatics socities
including ISCB and INBIOS, his inquisitiveness to
the realms of computational biology invoked him to join IBAB. His two
projects led to the development of bioinformatics unit at an
educational institute SILB at Solan. Apart from academics, he is
interested in designing computational tools and mathematical models to
solve complex problems in biology, particularly, for in-silico
drug designing, proteomics and genomics.
Panda is a university
rank holder with
an under graduate diploma in Dairy Technology from NDRI, Haryana. He
has done his Engineering in Food Technology from Sant Longowal
Institute of Engineering & Technology (SLIET), Punjab. After his BE
he has worked for Haldiram's Snacks Pvt Ltd . The course at IBAB has
given him a computational insight in the biological prospective. He is
also immensely interested in designing a neutraceutical food,
genetically modified food, gene prediction and mathematical aspect of
Thiyam is a graduate in
from Bangalore University. She has also undergone a short-term (6
weeks) practical training in the field of microbiology at the Federal
Dairy Research Institute, Kiel, Germany. She completed elementary (G-1)
level in German language from the Goethe Institute, Bangalore. Her
interest in biology and the zeal to learn programming has been a
driving force in the area of bioinformatics. She hopes to acquire and
develop her knowledge and skills at IBAB which would be of immense help
in her future endeavors. Her hobbies range from reading, listening to
music to surfing the net.
Sharon T holds a masters
Industrial Biotechnology from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. She
has done her project on “Tissue reactions to Biopolymers” from Indian
Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) Hyderabad. Later, she worked as
a lecturer in Biotechnology at Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada. While
at IBAB, she is also pursuing her M.Phil., from the Centre for Distance
Education, Bharathidasan University. Her area of interests are Enzyme
biotechnology and Protein engineering.
Ravi Kumar holds an M.Sc.
in Applied and
Industrial Microbiology from Utkal University, Orissa with
specialization in Pharmaceutical and Clinical Microbiology. It was
during his final year project work on “Characterization of Excretory
Secretory antigens of Microfilariae and its use as an immunodiagnostic
agent for detection of Wucherria bancroftii” that he
developed a keen interest towards biostastistics and clinical trials.
His inquisitiveness as to how bioinformatics could be applied to the
field of medical microbiology led him to join IBAB. He is also
proficient in microbial techniques and fermentation technology.
Kumar is Masters of Business
Administration from Gujarat University and holds a graduate degree in
Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry from Gujarat Agricultural
University. His area of interest lies in investment banking, IPR
management and consulting in health services of pharmaceutical and
biotechnology companies. His inquisitiveness to learn indepth of
biotechnology brings him to IBAB. He wants to mingle this technological
knowledge with practical business perspectives of bioscience industry.
Pandey is a post graduate
Biotechnology from Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan. During her masters
she availed DBT Scholarship & worked on the projects “HLA alleles
identification” and “Studies on genetic diversity of Syzygium
Cumini using molecular (RAPD) and phytochemical approches”. Later
she worked as a Research Associate at Non Aligned Movement Science and
Technology Centre (NAM S&T), Delhi. Her interest in immunology,
genetics and molecular biology has brought her Distinction certificates
of Delhi University from where she did her graduation in Microbiology
with honors. She has also done one year Certificate Courses in Computer
Programming and Application and a diploma in German language. She has
always been fascinated by the idea of using computational skills in the
speedy development of biological sciences and this led her to join
IBAB. Her interests include drug designing, protein structure and gene
prediction and microarray analysis. Her aim is to use her persevering
nature and positive attitude in the development of Science and
Choudhary is a
Microbiology from Seedling Academy of Design, Technology and
Management, affiliated to Rajasthan University. As a part of her
curriculum she has done her summer projects from Central Drug Research
Institute, Lucknow on “Micropropagation and Generation of Embryogenic
cultures” and Plant Tissue Culture Division at National Chemical
Laboratory, Pune. She finds recombinant DNA technology technique quite
interesting. Besides that she also has computer Diploma from NIIT. A
combination of both fields led her to take up Bioinformatics as her
career where she can apply both processes and get to learn Drug
designing and Molecular modelling in depth.
Shaik has done his
Masters degree from Andhra University with
specialization in Human Genetics. He has qualified CSIR-UGC NET (LS).
He wishes to pursue his career in research on Gene Expression. He
thinks that in the post- genomic era, annotating the huge amounts of
data can be done only with the help of Bioinformatics. He believes in
”Living life to the Fullest”. He writes poetry and is mad about 3 M's -
Mother, Music and Movies.
Rathnam S holds a B.Tech
from School of Engineering and Technology, Bharathidasan University,
Trichy. Later he worked as Lecturer teaching Basics of Biotechnology at
Vivekanandhaa Engineering College for Women at Tiruchengode, Tamil Nadu
for 18 months. His interests include structural biology, molecular
modeling and systems biology. He enjoys reading fiction and traveling.
Kumar holds a
Postgraduate degree in Zoology from BN Mandal
University, Bihar. He is NET qualified and secured a high score in
GATE. He has worked as a research scholar on the topic 'Mercury
Contamination in Ganges River System in India' for two years in Patna
University. He is interested in exploring the open collaborative nature
of bioinformatics and would like to pursue his career in areas of
molecular and drug designing.
Saumya Rai is a graduate in Botany, Zoology and chemistry from
Purvanchal University, U.P. She joined IBAB to get acquainted with the
latest developments in the field of bioinformatics and to explore new
technologies. The course at IBAB has been enhancing her analytical and
problem solving skills. Her area of interests include computational
biology, mathematical modeling and statistical analysis.
Kashyap holds masters
Biotechnology from Guru Jambheshwar University (Hissar). He has
completed his project in molecular biology at AIIMS (New Delhi). He is
GATE qualified and is interested in proteomics and drug designing. He
wishes to pursue a career in this field. He joined the bioinformatics
course at IBAB to merge his twin interests of biology and the use of IT
Ray holds a masters
Biotechnology from Bangalore University. As a part of her curriculum
she has done projects in Plant Tissue Culture, study of quality
evaluation of milk products and detection of PPR virus by ELISA
technique. She has undergone three months training course in DNA
fingerprinting on Terminalia chebula using RAPD markers. Her
academic background includes immunological research, interaction in
proteins,drug designing. Her twin interest in computer and life
sciences brought her to the field of bioinformatics.
Goyal has done her B.E
from R.V College of Engineering,
Bangalore with specialization in Information Science and Engineering.
She has always been interested in learning how the biological system
works. The main aspect that motivated her to join IBAB is that she can
apply both - software skills and biology. She likes reading books and
playing table tennis.
Madappa is an Engineer
specialization in Instrumentation Electronics from SIT, Tumkur,
Karnataka. She has worked as Technical Support Executive
troubleshooting for 'Palm Handheld Devices' at Sykes International and
also as a Database Management Executive at Quickcut Pvt. Ltd. She is
interested in further research in Computational Genetics. She was
amazed by the happenings in the life science industry and she feels
that IBAB would be a stepping stone for her career.
||Shruti has completed her B.Tech.
Biotechnology (Genetic Engg.)
from Allahabad Agricultural Institute - Deemed University, Allahabad.
As a part of her engineering degree she completed a project in
“Molecular Characterization of Interferon-tau gene of Black Bengal Goat
at Genome Analysis laboratory” at I.V.R.I. She has undergone short term
training on Carrier Detection of Haemophilia-A using PCR, RFLP, PAGE in
KGMC, Lucknow. Her interests include clinical trials and sequence
Marwaha is a graduate in
from University of Delhi. Oncology, genomics and drug designing are her
areas of interest. At IBAB, she likes the idea of working with people
from various streams. In leisure time, she enjoys listening to music,
sketching and painting.
Panda is a Post Graduate
in Chemistry with Specialisation in
Organic Chemistry from Sambalpur University, Orissa. She has received
the “N. Padma Lalita Memorial” gold medal in Organic Chemistry. She has
done research work for one year in the field of “Theoretical
Chemistry” during her M. Phil. She also holds a Post
Graduate Diploma in Computer Application (PGDCA) from AISECT, Orissa.
Her interests lie in the area of drug designing and she wishes
to design drugs for treatment of life threatening diseases.
Pallam is an Engineer in
Electronics from M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Visvesvaraya
Technological University, Bangalore. She has secured 5th State Rank in
her B.E (Medical Electronics). She has worked as a lecturer in General
Sciences at St. Martinus University (US Medical University, Asian
Offshore campus, Bangalore) for the freshers who are pursuing medicine.
She wanted to pursue her higher education in bioinformatics as she was
always interested in computational biology and sequence analysis of
biological molecules using biostatistics and software skills. After
completion of the course at IBAB, she would complement her studies
further by doing research in this particular domain.
P S S
holds a graduate degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Osmania
University, Hyderabad. As a part of her curriculum she has done a
project entitled "Manufacture of solid dosage forms" in which she
worked in the area of quality assurance and on various quality control
tests of tablets. She feels bioinformatics has opened a new gateway for
her to understand the molecular and atomic functioning perfectly so
that in future she can apply this knowledge for novel drug designing.
She would like to pursue research in the malfunctioning at the
molecular and atomic levels in Diabetes mellitus and with the aid of
bioinformatics she want to design a new anti diabetic drug.
Peter Luis is
postgraduate in Biotechnology
from St. Aloysius College, Mangalore University. He has successfully
completed a project entitled "Transformation studies in Arabidopsis
thaliana and Brassica juncea using GFP as a marker”. He
has undergone training in “Microbial transformation techniques and
plasmid isolation” at NABTD, BARC, Mumbai collaborated with Dr. W.
Küppers Biotech Unit, Laboratory of Applied Biology, St. Aloysius
College, Mangalore. Subsequently, he worked as a Senior Executive -
Regulatory Affairs & International Relations with Medreich Limited,
Bangalore. While dealing with pharmacological parameters of various
drugs, his analytical mind was curious to understand the biology of
human diseases and find an integrated approach for their remedies. In
pursuit of his desire, he joined IBAB which apart from academics also
has accredited him with entrepreneurial skills. He feels Bioinformatics
has added a new perspective to his understanding of Industrial
biotechnology for healthcare products and Clinical research, which are
the key areas that appeal to him.
Singh is a graduate in
Rohilkhand University (U.P.). Her dual interest in computers and
molecular biology brought her to IBAB which she feels will be a
milestone in pursuing her career in the field of Research &
Development. Her primary focus will involve in the utilization of
knowledge acquired during the course in the areas of Automation, drug
designing and computational theory. She believes in the saying from
Bhagavad Gita - "Do Thy work, Fruit is not Thy concern".
Dugyala is a postgraduate
Biotechnology from Osmania University, Hyderabad. The basics of
bioinformatics taught at the postgraduate level increased his
enthusiasm to improve his computational skills. He believes that
bioinformatics would accelerate molecular understanding of cell and aid
in the target oriented drug design which is also economically
favourable to the biopharmaceutical sector. He is interested in the
area of genome annotation and genetic engineering.
T. Chavan holds a post
graduate degree in
Applied Genetics from Karnataka University, Dharwad. The basics in
bioinformatics taught at the postgraduate level increased her curiosity
and enthusiasm in the field and led her to IBAB. She is interested in
immunology, genetic engineering, molecular biology, gene prediction and
artificial intelligence. She hopes to work in R&D labs, health care
companies to serve mankind after graduating from IBAB. In her leisure
time she enjoys listening to Jagjit Singh and bird watching.
Deepak Balbhim is a
medical graduate from GMC,
Aurangabad, MUHS Nashik University, Maharashtra. At IBAB, he hopes to
gain knowledge and skills to help him in his quest for contributing to
the reduction of suffering of mankind. He would like to utilize his
knowledge and ideas for drug designing, in clinical trials and software
designing and analysis for improving medical care. He enjoys software
programming and feels that mathematics and bioinformatics skills which
he will acquire at IBAB would make him an able researcher at any
R&D division of biotechnology companies. He likes to play cricket
and enjoys listening music.
Zahara M A is an Engineer, graduated in the field of Information
Technology from Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology,
Kakkanad, Kochi, Kerala. She has done her project on Intelligent
Security Solutions from Rajagiri Valley, Kerala. Her interests in
computational molecular modeling , sequence analysis and gene
prediction has brought her to IBAB. Apart from academics, she likes
singing, dancing, cooking and gardening. Also, she has rendered her
voice for various song compilations released.
Sultana is a graduate in
Life Sciences from MDS University,
Ajmer. She believes that bioinformatics is an integral part of the
contemporary research in biology. She is interested in the field of
Proteomics, especially the mechanism of protein folding and its 3D
structure analysis. She thinks that the computational skills acquired
at IBAB will make her competent in the field of her interest.