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Professor G. Subramanian, earned his PhD in microbiology from Madurai Kamaraj University. He headed the department of Microbiology at Bharathidasan University, where he also co-ordinated School of Life sciences, BARD business development centre and bioinformatics centre. He is the founder Director for National facility of Marine Cynobacteria in Bharathidasan University and has largest Marine Cyanobacterial Germplasm Collection in the world. He has about 50 years of experience in the field of teaching and research. He has published 4 books, about 90 articles in National and International Journals, attended and chaired scientific sessions in various national and international level symposiums. He has given numerous presentations and faculty development workshops. He has produced 14 M.Phil and 15 PhD scholars, besides mentored around 12 Postdoctoral scientists. He has successfully completed several government funded projects in collaboration with leading scientists globally. Being an enthusiastic and renowned scientist in the areas of “effluent treatment and cyanobacteria biology” he had developed several technologies in Effluent treatment & recycling, Phycocyanin production from marine Cyanobacteria & Antivirals from marine Cyanobacteria in tie up with industries. He had won a number of awards & Distinctions from different sources & Member of several learned bodies including editorial boards of some journals.
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- M.D. Pharmacology
- PhD in Pharmacology
- D.N.B. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Current Interests of Dr.C.Adithan:
- Personalized Therapy
- Clinical Trials
Dr.C.Adithan has joined as the Director of the CIDRF in January 2016. Earlier he worked as Faculty (Research) and Senior Professor and Head of Departments of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology in JIPMER, Pondicherry. He had established an advanced research center in pharmacogenomics at JIPMER, Pondicherry with the technical support from INSERM, France and funding from ICMR, New Delhi. He had conducted several workshops in this field. He started several new sections/activities such as clinical pharmacology department, pharmacovigilance center, drug information services, therapeutic drug monitoring and toxicology services at JIPMER. He was the founder Professor of Pharmacology at B.P.Koirala Institute of Health Science at Dharan, Nepal. He also organized 2 conferences and more than 25 workshops.
He was the President of Indian Pharmacological Society (2007) and Southern Regional Indian Pharmacological Society (2003-2007). He also served as the Chief Editor of Indian Journal of Pharmacology for 9 years – re-elected unanimously twice (from 1992 to 2000). He guided 14 PhD students. He successfully obtained more than Rs.3.5 crores by way of extramural research grants from ICMR, DST, DBT etc. He delivered more than 50 guest lectures in academic meetings-both nationally and internationally. He has published 176 research papers and has authored 3 books.
He is a member of Faculty selection committees of AIIMS (New Delhi), PGIMER (Chandigarh), University of Delhi etc. He is also a member of expert committee / judge for awarding several research awards including the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize.
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- M.Sc. Medical Biochemistry
- PhD in Biochemical Oncology
- Post Doctoral Fellowship – Cancer Institute (WIA), Chennai
- Post Doctoral Fellowship – Wayne State University, USA
Current Interests of Dr. Balanehru Subramaniam:
- Drug Discovery and Development
- Translational Research
- Evidence based traditional medicine
About Dr. Balanehru Subramaniam:
He has three years of experience in heading multi-disciplinary biomedical research facility. Over 16 years of international expertise in the development of new drug/product discovery and development plans from drug screening onwards. 10 years of experience in the product development in the area of nutritional food/beverages/dietary supplements. USA/India based research experience in translational medicine, biotechnology, life sciences, bioinformatics, pharmacology, proteomics, genomics, cell culture, toxicology, therapeutic assessment, animal testing.
Dr. Balanehru has in depth knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices & planning, executing and reporting drug discovery and developmental protocols. Thorough understanding of research project data collection processes and data sets. He has participated in national and international collaborative groups on clinical research, drug/biologics development and safety monitoring. Handled multiple competing projects and deadlines, and coordinated the intellectual needs of each research project. Used medical/scientific understanding to propose and perform additional analyses appropriately and independently.
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- PhD in Human Molecular Genetics, University of Goettingen, Germany
- Post Doctoral Fellowship – MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (MIND)
- Post Doctoral Fellowship – Harvard Medical School, USA
Current Interests of Dr. AJ Pandian:
- Genetic Engineering
- Gene and Protein therapeutics
- Personalized Epigenomics
About Dr. AJ Pandian:
After his master’s degree course in integrated biology at Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai; Pandian moved to National Center of Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore for an internship in Prof.Obaid Siddiqi’s lab. Subsequently he worked at department of Molecular Reproduction, Development and Genetics in Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore before starting his Ph.D studentship at the Institute of Human Genetics, University of Goettingen, Germany. In his doctoral studies he created three different transgenic mouse models for Mecp2 gene implicated in Rett Syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder. Further, he was working as a post-doctoral fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA where he focused on epigenetics of Huntington’s Disease, a neurodegenerative disorder, performing ChIP-on-chip analysis and characterizing histone modifications in the brain of a transgenic mouse model overexpressing Huntingtin protein. Then, he was undergoing a training in Medical Informatics at York University, Toronto, Canada, before he took up a position at Vision Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya (a tertiary care eye hospital), Chennai heading the department of Genetics and Molecular Biology and serving it’s noble cause.
He has received grants from German Research Council (DFG), Center for Molecular Physiology of the Brain (CMPB), University of Goettingen, Germany; Young Investigator grant from Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt of India. Moreover, he has obtained funding from Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Department of Science and Technology (DST) and DBT as Organizing Secretary to conduct 1st & 2nd SN GENETiCS national conventions (CME accreditation by The Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University, India) and 41st Indian Society of Human Genetics (ISHG) 2016 annual meeting & international conference.
His awards and accolades include Academic Excellence award in Bachelor’s degree from Madurai Kamaraj University; Ph.D Fellowship from German Research Council (DFG), Center for Molecular Physiology of the Brain, University of Goettingen, Germany and for Best research work in Basic Medical Sciences at Sankara Nethralya, Chennai (to JRF, 2014).
Besides, he teaches Human Genetics and Molecular Biology and has been a guide for M.S, M.Tech, M.Phil, and Ph.D students affiliated with University of Goettingen, Germany; Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani; SASTRA University, Tanjore; University of Madras, Chennai; SRM University, Chennai.
He is a life member of Indian Society of Human Genetics (ISHG) and his international presentations and participations include various annual meetings and international conferences organized by German Research Council – DFG Center for Molecular Physiology of the Brain; American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG); Hereditary Disease Foundation (HDF); Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and so forth.
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- PhD in Marine Biotechnology
Current Interests of Dr. Mangaiyarkarasi:
- Medicinal Plants
- Marine natural products for therapeutic use
- Marine algae for bone health
- Marine algae for cancer treatment
- Marine algae for larvicidal activity
About Dr. Mangaiyarkarasi:
Dr. Mangaiyarkarasi is a marine biologist with more than 30 years of academic and research experience in using field observations and manipulative experiments to address issues relating to medicinal plants, marine macro algae, biodiversity and ecosystem function. She has a broad range of interests including extraction of marine natural product and its therapeutic use. The research she oversees aims to develop novel approaches for extraction and medicinal activity of bio molecules especially in relation to human carcinoma cells.
- M.Sc. Biotechnology (Pondicherry Central University)
- PhD in Biotechnology ((Pondicherry Central University)
- Postdoctoral Res. Associate (Dept. of Biology, Texas Tech University)
- Postdoctoral Res. Associate (Dept. of Cellular Biology, University of Georgia)
Current interests of Dr. Agiesh:
- Molecular basis of dengue Pathogenesis
- Lipidomics in the pathogenesis of protozoan parasitic disease
- Insect vector-pathogen interactions
- Gene silencing and next generation vector control methods
About Dr. Agiesh:
Dr. Agieshkumar is researching on vector borne disease. For this PhD thesis he studied the biology of insect vector-parasite interactions and identified some of the vector transcripts that regulate the development of filarial parasites. He had postdoctoral training in the areas of cellular and molecular biology from Texas Tech University (USA) and University of Georgia (USA). There he studied the role of sphingolipid metabolism in the virulence of Leishamaniasis. He started his career as assistant professor in SASTRA University, TamilNadu. He has been researching on vector borne diseases and his current research focus includes dengue pathogenesis, vector control methods and Role of Lipids in the pathogenesis of Leishmania. He has published several papers in international peer reviewed Journals. (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Agiesh_Pillai)