Have you always dreamt of a career in Bioinformatics? It is never too late to pursue your passion and dream. Unlike in many institutions in India, age is no bar for joining IBAB and thus we have students of all ages, experiences and backgrounds joining our courses. The only thing uniting them is a deep abiding passion to unravel nature’s mysteries through varied techniques of science.
Dr. Abhineeta Kumari is a graduate of veterinary science from Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi. She has immense interest in pharmacology and has always wanted to go into research and design drugs which could be beneficial to animals. She also wants to discover a technique for easy disease detection in animals as it is very difficult to identify the specific disease in an animal, due to which many animals die.
Abhijit Paul is a graduate in Agriculture from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal, where he specialized in agricultural biochemistry. He is especially interested in studying plant functional proteomics, its structural modelling, genomics and how it can be used to study immune response/resistance in plants against pest/pathogen attack.
Aditya Anand Barve is a graduate in Botany along with vocational biotechnology from Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai University. He believes that at IBAB, one can cross disciplinary borders. His academic interests include evolution, signalling and interactions in proteins and biochemical genetics in prokaryotic systems. Analysing these by employing computational tools interests him very much.
Adwait Devendra Mevada is a post graduate in Physics with specialization in Theoretical and Computational Physics from Sardar Patel University, Gujarat. His interests lie in studying different aspects of Computational Structural Biology and the Physics behind it and Gene Prediction.
Ajay R is a Computer Science Engineer from RMK Engg. College, University of Madras. He would like to use his computational skills to solve biological problems. His interests include machine learning, sequence analysis, data mining and computer modeling. He has joined IBAB in order to gain a thorough knowledge of biology and also to hone his computer and mathematical skills.
Amlan Kumar Pradhan holds an M.Sc. in Applied and Industrial Microbiology from Utkal University, Orissa with specialization in Pharmaceutical and Clinical Microbiology and has completed his project ‘Isolation, characterization, protein and plasmid profile analysis of Bacillus thuringiensis from the soil of Assam’. He is proficient in microbial techniques, electrophoresis, PCR, chromatography etc.
Ameya S Chaubal holds a Masters’ degree in Computer Science from the University of Mumbai. His twin interest in computers and biology has brought him to the field of bioinformatics. He enjoys programming and has an ambition of building biological tools. He has a knack of finding uncanny software from the internet. His favorite hobbies are reading and listening to music.
Amrita Mishra holds a Post Graduate degree in Zoology with specialization in Ecology from Ranchi University. During her postgraduate degree she had worked on a project, ‘Heavy Metal Uptake by Water hyacinth – Bioremediation of Water Pollution’, in which she attempted to make use of the destructive property of water hyacinth to make the water body free of heavy metals which are harmful for living beings.
Animesh Acharjee holds a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), Itanagar. His interest is to apply artificial intelligence, genetic algorithms, biometry, sequence analysis and mathematical modeling to biological systems. He was selected for paper presentation in IIT Guahati (2002) and IIT Chennai (2004).
Anshul Vaidya holds an M.Sc in Biotechnology from Barkatullah University, Bhopal. Having joined the P.G. Diploma Course in Bioinformatics, he expects to gain good knowledge of the subject and wishes to improvise on the skills learned at IBAB.
Debasish Satpathy is a postgraduate in microbiology from Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa and his field of interest is molecular biology.
Hara Prasad Pattnaik is a postgraduate in Botany from Utkal University, Orissa. He has worked as a Research Associate in a bioinformatics company, Protein Lounge, in Bhubaneswar, Orrisa. He has analyzed data using bioinformatics tools. He has also helped the programmers to understand the biological point of view.
Jagat Singh Bhati is a post graduate in Biotechnology from Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidya Nagar. During his Master’s degree, he completed a project on plant tissue culture of a commercially and medicinally important plant Chlorophytum borivilianum and later pursued a research project on two medicinally important plants of the Boraginaceae family.
Isani Mihra is a medical graduate from Orissa. Her reason of joining this course was inquisitiveness to know life at a cellular and molecular level. With a fairly good knowledge about Bioinformatics at the end of this course she hopes to achieve it and aspires to getting into the clinical trials and the medical research industry.
Jayalakshmi K is a medical graduate from Bangalore University. Cancer genetics and gene therapy were of particular interest that brought her to IBAB. But after a month at IBAB, she feels that the course opens new avenues of interest for her each day. She hopes to find a new beginning by the end of the year.
Kailash N R is a graduate in Chemical Engineering from Adhiyaman College of Engineering, University of Madras. He felt that joining a course in bioinformatics would give him a broad range of career-oriented and market-value options to work in areas like research in pharmacy, diseases, dyes etc.
Melvin Jacob has a bachelor’s degree in Computer engineering from Bangalore University. He developed an interest in Bioinformatics after a course in ‘AI and its applications’ at the IISc. He believes that he can contribute in narrowing the gap between software and its applications in Biology. Subjects like machine learning and distributed computing also interest him.
Mini Prakashkumar Lohia is a postgraduate in Biochemistry from the School of Sciences, Gujarat University at Ahmedabad. Her curiosity in Biochemistry led her to this course of Bioinformatics at IBAB. Her interests mainly lie in the secrets hidden within the DNA, the code of life.
Minarva Sahoo is a postgraduate in Microbiology at Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT), Bhubaneswar, Orissa. She also has nearly 2 years’ job experience at Protein Lounge. This job motivated her to do a bioinformatics course. She would also like to study more about molecular biology, drug designing and gene therapy.
Monika Bagchi is a graduate in pharmacy and her interest in bioinformatics and its influence in the pharmaceutical world led her to IBAB. Her aim is to pursue research in the field of novel drug design and novel drug delivery systems. She hopes her knowledge in bioinformatics will help her take a few steps further in this direction.
Mrinal Rathod is a graduate in Chemistry from St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi. He joined IBAB to get acquainted with the latest development in the field of bioinformatics and computational chemistry in which he is interested. In-silico drug designing and molecular modelling are his other areas of interest.
Neelam Agrawal holds a postgraduate degree in Zoology with specialization in Biochemistry from Puri, Orissa. Her interest in DNA and the manipulation of DNA by various methods to serve mankind led her to IBAB. She believes that loyalty to certain basic ideas is essential to succeed in any sphere and that success comes to those who dare and act and seldom goes to the timid.
Omprakash Ranakoti is a pharmacy graduate from Rohilkhand University (U.P). He joined IBAB with the intention to learn about the latest developments in the field of bioinformatics. He hopes to utilize the skills acquired at IBAB for research in the area of drug designing and drug targeting.
Padmini Katekar is as BTech graduate in Electrical and Electronics from Kottayam, Kerala. Application of computer programming and statistics in the field of biology led her to join the course in IBAB. Drug design and developing bioinformatics tools are the two objectives which she hopes to aim for after IBAB.
Poornima P M is post graduate in Chemistry. She also holds a B.Ed. in Physical Science. She has worked as a guest lecturer in a Government Higher Secondary School for a year. But her inclination to research work led her to the course at IBAB. As she is from a non-biological background, she hopes to gain mastery over the subject through this course.
Pragati Jain holds a degree in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. Her areas of interest include Drug design and Drug targeting. She is a firm believer in hard work and is sure that that on completion of the course in IBAB, she will be proficient to find solutions to the innumerable problems in her area.
Prasoon Agarwal holds a masters degree in biotechnology from H.N.B. Garhwal University. He has completed his project in molecular biology at I.V.R.I. His areas of interest are proteomics and genomics. Being a biotechnologist, he wishes to work at the interface between wetlab and computer applications, or in an R&D lab of biotechnology.
Pradnya N Shelke holds a post graduate degree in life sciences with specialization in Biotechnology from the University of Mumbai. She is interested in Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering and would like to pursue a Ph.D in any of these areas. The contents of the IBAB course made her reject admissions to courses in Bioinformatics offered at the University of Sydney and La Trobe University.
Raichur Amruta Ashok is a pharmacy graduate from Mumbai University. Her main reason for joining this course was to understand the applications of bioinformatics and computational biology in drug design models and drug receptor interactions.
Dr. Rakesh Kumar is postgraduate in Animal Genetics and Breeding from Anand Agriculture University, Anand. He has worked as a Veterinary Surgeon, Government of Meghalaya, Shillong, for the past 6 years. His interest in Pharmacogenomics and proteomics brought him to IBAB. He hopes that the skills acquired at IBAB would help him in his future endeavors.
Rinku Ranjan Sarangi is a postgraduate in Microbiology from Utkal University, Orissa. He has worked on a 6-month project work on urease enzyme at CRRI, Cuttack. At IBAB, he hopes to improve on his software knowledge required in the field of bioinformatics. His interests include proteomics, sequence analysis, drug designing and drug delivery.
Savitha G Ananth holds a postgraduate degree in Microbiology from Bangalore University. She has worked as Scientific Associate in the R&D division of Biocon India Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore and as a Senior Research Fellow in Biochemistry department, IISc, Bangalore. She is interested in the areas of Computational Biology, Proteomics and Drug designing.
Saqib Akhtar Chinoy’s interest lies in commercialisation of bioinformatics, in the way of tools and expertise. He aims to use his experience in applied research along with the knowledge of the service industry, and biotechnology and bioinformatics training to establish his own company.
Sanjana Rao has an MSc in Applied Genetics from the Center for Applied Genetics, Bangalore University. She is keen on research and feels that the course at IBAB will broaden her perspective of bioinformatics and science. Her core areas of interest are microarrays, molecular and cell biology, genetics and drug designing.
Shailesh Kumar holds a B.Tech in Biochemical Engineering from H.B.T.I, Kanpur after which he pursued research in the Department of Environment Engineering, I.I.T, Kanpur on ‘Anaerobic treatment of waste water’. With a strong background of mathematics, statistics, biotechnology and engineering, he would like to work on ‘ab initio method for protein modeling’.
Supti Mukhopadhyay is a postgraduate in Chemistry from Presidency College, Kolkata. She has also done a year of post-M.Sc. course work at the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics. Her interests lie in structure- function relationships of biomolecules and molecular modelling.
Shaik Ashrefunisa is a postgraduate in biochemsitry. Her goal is to study the cell cycle and to learn about the mechanisms involved in controlling it at the checkpoints. She is sure that bioinformatics is the only field which can provide the information and environment required to achieving her goal.
Suamya Srivastava is a graduate in biotechnology from the School of Engineering and Science, Monash University, Malaysia. At IBAB her main area of interest lies in molecular modelling and drug design. She aspires to do an MSc in molecular biology and apply bioinformatics tools in molecular biology research.
Uddipan Sarma is a postgraduate in Nuclear Physics from the University of Delhi. He is interested in the complex dynamics of life systems and structural formation of biomolecules. As the course at IBAB gives him a strong hold on structural biophysics and algorithm development, he plans to develop his career in either of these fields.