The third batch at IBAB was a group of 36 students from a variety of backgrounds from science to IT. All of them are driven by a deep passion to study and grow in knowledge. Many were keen to pursue research and make a substantial contribution to the field.
Aklank Choudhary is graduate in Agriculture sciences from the College of Agriculture, Indore. He is particularly interested in plant functional/computational genomics. He undertook studying of molecular stress response of plants for project work and played a major role in establishing the plant tissue culture facility, from scratch, at IBAB.
Aparna Basappa Reddy holds a B.D.S degree from Bangalore University. Her curiosity in the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of human diseases led her to join the bioinformatics course in IBAB. Cancer Biology and Clinical research are the key areas which appeal to Aparna. Apart from academics, IBAB has equipped her with some basic entrepreneurial skills which she finds very helpful.
Biswatosh Pati is a postgraduate in life sciences (Biochemistry) from Sambalpur Univerisity, Orissa. The fields of proteomics and structural biology are the areas most interesting to him. His research project at IBAB involved studying the various molecular mechanisms and pathways of Huntington’s Disease and their complex interactions.
Chetan B H is a computer science engineer from M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore. He is amazed by the sheer size and complexity of biological data, and is keen to apply computational techniques to solve biological problems like protein folding, e-cell, etc. His interests include microarray data analysis, molecular modelling and mining biological data.
Laura Levette Fernandes is an Electronics and Telecommunication engineer from Goa University. She would like to use and develop her skills in data analysis and provide effective solutions in the field of bioinformatics. The course at IBAB has helped her in enhancing her analytical and problem solving skills and made her realize that the current need of the hour is ‘analysis of the huge volumes of data’.
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Maria Sonnet T F is a graduate in Zoology with specialisation in medical microbiology from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala. The range of subjects taught in IBAB has broadened her perspectives in bioinformatics. Her interests include molecular biology, microbiology, and clinical research. She enjoys drawing, painting, dancing, and traveling.
Maumita Saha is a medical graduate from Calcutta University, Kolkata. She joined IBAB to keep alive her interests in clinical-related research, industrial biotechnology for healthcare products and health informatics. She would be happy to contribute to the global drive of creating a healthier world with the help of molecular biology.
Mirasdar Darshan Hari is a post graduate in organic chemistry from the University of Pune and has 2 years of experience in teaching chemistry to undergraduate students. His interests include synthetic organic chemistry, computer aided drug design, structural bioinformatics and molecular modelling and he would like to develop his career in these fields.
Mitendra Anand is an IT engineering graduate from IGNOU-SOCIS and also holds a Higher National Diploma in Computing from the Business and Technical Education Council, Edexcel Foundation, London. At IBAB, he is involved in a project for ‘Growing genetic regulatory network’, which includes Probabilistic Boolean Networks that share the rule based properties of Boolean network.
Mokkarala V S L N Ravikumar is a postgraduate in statistics from Andhra University. The course in IBAB helped him in understanding biological concepts to infer data more efficiently. His interests include clincial research trials, multivariate and micro array analysis. By making use of bioinformatics knowledge, statistical ability and programming skills he wants to develop new algorithms and tools.
Monisha Hajra has a BSc in biochemistry from Calcutta University. Her interest in bioinformatics and genetic analysis brought her to IBAB. Drug designing, molecular modeling, genetic analysis are some of the areas which interest her. She aspires to design drugs in future using her sound knowledge in bioinformatics, biology and chemistry.
Nadeem Ahmed is a BTech (Biotechnology) graduate from the School of Engineering and Technology, Bharathidasan University, Trichy. His interests include structural biology, molecular modelling and systems biology His spare time is spent in drawing and painting.
Neela Shanti Kumar is a postgraduate in Zoology (Animal Physiology) from Mumbai University. She has gained wet lab experience in IBAB during her in-house project. The IBAB course has also introduced her to computer programming. Her areas of interest include wet lab work in molecular biology, scientific writing, clinical trials and IPR.
Nihar Ranjan Singh holds a post graduate degree in botany with specialization in the field of Biochemistry from Ravenshaw College, Cuttack. He joined IBAB to learn more about recent developments in the field of bioinformatics and computational biology along with advanced research techniques of biological wet lab research. He is interested in biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology.
P. Rajalalitha holds a BDS (Bachelor of Dental Science) degree from M R Ambedkar Dental College, Bangalore. At IBAB she has gained good knowledge in computer programming and developed good bioinformatics skills which will help her in working efficiently in the R&D division of any biotech/healthcare company.
P. Leela Maitreyi is a postgraduate from the department of zoology, University of Delhi, with a specialization in cell and molecular biology. The areas of study which interest her are cancer biology and functional genomics and she would like to apply her knowledge of computational structural biology in the field of therapeutics for cancer.
Pallavi Sharma holds a BTech in Information Technology, Vellore Institute of Technology (Madras University). She worked on a project at IBAB on gene regulatory networks which kindled her interest in microarrays. Her further interests include datamining and computational neurosciences. She is interested to continue her higher studies in these key areas of interest.
Poorvi Jayant Kaushik studied chemical engineering at the Manipal Institute of Technology, where she specialized in biochemical engineering, advanced bioprocess engineering and biotechniques. Her research project at IBAB involved studying the various molecular mechanisms and pathways of Parkinson’s Disease and their complex interactions. She would like to continue in a similar area.
Pradeep Aggarwal is an electrical engineering graduate from Nagpur University. His prior experience in designing a biosensor and an ECG monitoring system as well as enthusiasm towards exploring newer domains brought him to IBAB. He is interested in genetic algorithms, structural biology, database management and microarray data analysis.
Ranjit Kumar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from the School of Computer and Information Sciences, IGNOU, New Delhi. His dual interest in computers and biology has brought him to the field of bioinformatics. His research interest includes homology modeling, protein folding, multiple sequence analysis, database management, development of algorithms and randomized algorithms.
Ravi Kant is an IT graduate (BIT) from School of Computers and Information Science, IGNOU. He is writing a review on Sweet Proteins with the help of Dr. Gayatri Saberwal at IBAB. His areas of research interest are protein-protein interaction, comparative modeling, docking and computer aided drug design.
Ravi Kumar Potukuchi is a postgraduate in organic chemistry from Nagarjuna University, Guntur, A.P. He plans to get a Ph.D in chemo-informatics and apply that knowledge in organic synthesis for discovering and designing newer drugs. His strength lies in spectroscopic analysis of data, retrosynthetic methods of organic synthesis and molecular modelling of Drug-DNA interaction.
Ritin Sharma is a graduate in life sciences and chemistry from the College of Science, Udaipur. His area of interest includes molecular modelling especially pertaining to proteins and in silico drug designing. He is also interested in applying his bioinformatics skills in the field of environmental sciences and synthetic organic chemistry.
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S Pavithran is a graduate in computer science from Bangalore University, Karnataka. He subsequently worked as a research associate studying complexities of different data structures in the Department of Computer Science and Automation, IISc, Bangalore. He is interested in computational biology, protein structure prediction, genetic algorithms, microarrays, databases and data mining.
Sadyasnata Patnaik is a post graduate in microbiology and has a special interest in virology and development of environmental friendly products by the use of microbes. The course in bioinformatics has got her interested in viral envelope structure and the various constraints which one faces while facing a life threatening virus vaccine production.
Sandhya Dwivedi has is a post graduate in botany with specialization in cytogenetics and plant breeding from C S J M University, Kanpur. Her interest in genomics and plant biotechnology has brought her to the course at IBAB. She envisages a future in proteomics, in a research position in industry or academia where she could use her bioinformatics skills for molecular biology.
Sree Harish Mupperisetty is a graduate in computer applications from Osmania University. He is interested in databases and datamining. He wishes to pursue a career in the field of statistical application in bioinformatics and microarrays.
Surya Kumar Senapati is an engineering (E&TC) graduate from Utkal University, Orissa. The course at IBAB has given him a computational perspective on biological problems. He is also fascinated by the concepts of microarrays, gene prediction, mathematical aspects of drug design, data mining, IE&IR and NLP.
M Thirumal is a veterinary science graduate from Madras Veterinary College. The course at IBAB has helped him in understanding biology at the molecular level. It has opened up newer ways of thinking, approaching problems and arriving at solutions. He finds it beneficial to interact with students from varied educational backgrounds.
T S Prabhu is a B.Tech (Biotechnology) graduate from the School of Engineering and Technology, Bharatidasan University. The use of bioinformatics tools in the fields of immunology, molecular biology and protein engineering has fascinated him. He enjoys working in IBAB as a member of his study group. He would like to establish himself in the field of protein engineering.
Vasundhara Kumar R V S Boddapati is a mechanical engineer from Madras University. His interest in structures and dynamics of biological systems brought him to bioinformatics. At IBAB he realized that the biological system is the most sophisticated engineering piece created by nature. Systems biology, molecular modelling, algorithm development and data management are his interests.
Vaibhav V Navaghare has an engineering degree in information technology. His interests include genetic algorithms, artificial intelligence, molecular modelling, stuctural biology, cell signalling and immunology. In his free time, he likes to play cricket, swim, draw and play with kids.
Vikas Sharma is an engineer in sugar technology from CCS University, Meerut. He joined IBAB to study macromolecules. At the institute he has been exposed to areas such as computational molecular biology, cheminformatics, microarrays, gene prediction and the mathematical aspects of drug design. He would like to bridge the gap between innovative science and technology implementation.