Divakar Badal won the 1st prize in the hackathon REimagiNEWaste 4 with the theme of Biomedical waste, held December 2019 at IIM Bangalore. The hackathon was a platform for innovative solutions to Biomedical waste management. Divakar, along with two other teammates, proposed a simple and efficient device to manage the particulate and microbial waste generated from small hospital setups (<10 beds).
Dr. Siddharth Jhunjhunwala has been awarded the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Intermediate Fellowship.
New batch of PhD students joins BSSE in August 2019.
BSSE student Akash Agarwal is the winner of the Algonauts Challenge organized by MIT. The competition was to predict fMRI/MEG brain activity evoked by images.
Aakash trained deep neural networks to predict these data, and his entry stood first in predicting MEG activity and 2nd in predicting fMRI activity.
As the winner, Aakash gets funding for travel to MIT to present his results at the workshop later this month on July 19-20. This was entirely Aakash’s own initiative.
For more details, visit the following link: http://algonauts.csail.mit.edu/challenge.html
Dr. Vaishnavi Ananthanarayanan has been identified as a “Cell Scientist to Watch” by the Journal of Cell Science. Read the article here.
Dr. Vaishnavi Ananthanarayanan has been awarded with the "SERB Women Excellence Award".
Prof. Bikramjit Basu has been elected as Fellow, American Ceramic Society.
Dr. Siddharth Jhunjhunwala received Prof. Preeti Shankar award for teaching excellence in engineering for the year 2018. It is an award given by IISc annually to recognize exceptional teaching among assistant professors. A related article on Connect, IISC
Dr. Rachit Agarwal has been awarded a three-year grant for TB phage therapy development by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The major goal of the project is to develop biomaterial-based bacteriophage therapy for treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis.
Dr. Mohit Kumar Jolly has been awarded as Outstanding Reviewer for 2018 by the journal "Physical Biology" (published by Institute of Physics).
Dr. Mohit Kumar Jolly and Dr. Annapoorni Rangarajan have received the SPARC award by MHRD.
Dr. Vaishnavi Ananthanarayanan has been awarded the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Intermediate Fellowship to pursue research on the "Role of microtubule dynamics in mitochondrial dysfunction during the progression of neurodegeneration".
BSSE Faculty member Dr. Vaishnavi Ananthanarayanan is elected Associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Rachit Agarwal and Dr. Priya Gambhire have been awarded the "SERB Early Career Research Award".
BSSE in the News - Nanomotors for Targeted Cancer Therapy in the Hindu dated 25th March 2018.
Dr. Annapoorni Rangarajan won the DBT National Women Bioscientist award.
BSSE student Akshay Datey is recognized with the Best Oral Presentation award in National Symposium for Shock Waves, Chandigarh, Feb., 2018.
Review essay on the regulation of cytoplasmic dynein by anchor proteins by Vaishnavi Ananthanarayanan chosen as one of the highlights of June 2016 issue of Bioessays.
BSSE in the News - Prof. Dipshikha Chakravortty featured as one of the "Women who have stood out in Bengaluru". Congratulations Dipshikha!. More here (Article in The Economic Times)
New batch of PhD students joins BSSE in August 2016 - the fifth year of this programme.
Open Day 2016 sees enthusiastic participation from students and the community! Photo gallery of the demonstrations
BSSE student Akshay Datey wins Best Paper Presentation Award for his paper entitled " Bacterial transformation & needle-less drug delivery using a solar powered miniature shock tube - A sustainable approach in biotechnology" at the National Symposium on Shock Waves 2016 held at Karunya
University, Coimbatore. Congrats Akshay!
BSSE in the News - New Genetic Turns in the Long Hunt for a Cure for Chronic Intestinal Diseases. More here (Article in The Wire)
BSSE student Gowri Balachander wins Best Poster Award for her poster entitled "Enhancement of Metastatic properties of Breast Cancer Cells in a 3D Tissue Scaffolds: An in vitro Model for Metastasis" at the Alternatives to Animal Testing Meeting held at IIT Bombay. Congrats Gowri!
BSSE in the News - Budget Sensor to Check Soil Moisture. More here (Article in The New Indian Express) and here (Article in the Deccan Herald)
BSSE in the News - Research on non-infectious diarrhoea featured on Science Monitor. More here.
New batch of PhD students joined in 2015--the fourth year of this programme.