List of BIOTALK Presentations




101 Dr. Albert Chiang
NCBS Bangalore
18.12.2013 Keeping the right connections in the brain-Insights from flies and mice.
100 Prof. Bikramjit Basu
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
23.07.2013 External field stimulation for enhanced cell proliferation and
bactericidal property on engineered biomaterials: Analytical modeling and experimental approaches.
Prof. R. Swaminathan
Dept. of Biotechnology, IITG
19.10.2012 Taking a peek at the dancing proteins
98 Dr. Biplab Bose
Dept. of Biotechnology, IITG
18.10.2012 Networks & switches: Design principles in biology
97 Dr. Vibin Ramakrishnan
Dept. of Biotechnology, IITG
17.10.2012 Molecules to Drugs: A reductionist approach
96 Dr. Shankar Prasad Kanaujia
Dept. of Biotechnology, IITG
16. 10.2012 X-ray Crystallography: Principles & applications
95 Dr. Nitin Chaudhary
Dept. of Biotechnology, IITG
16.10.2012 Atomic Force Microscopy


Dr. Jitendra Kumar
Vice-President of Life Science incubator
IKP Knowledge Park, Hyderabad
1st Mar 2012
Institutional mechanisms of technology based venture creations.


Dr. Saurav Datta
Argonne National Laboratory, USA
24th Jan 2012
Advanced Membrane Technologies for Bioengineering and Energy Applications


Prof. Dulal Panda
Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering,
IIT Bombay
20th Jan 2012
Bacterial cytoskeleton: An attractive target for a new class of antibacterial drugs


Dr. Satish Kumar
Max-Planck Institute for Neurological Research Cologen, Germany
16th Jan 2012
A rare tau mutation and its role in neurodegenerative disease


Dr. Sudip Mondal
National Centre for Biological Sciences, TIFR
24th Nov 2011 Microfluidic devices for in vivo studies in genetic model organisms


Dr. Apurba Kumar Sau
National Institute of Immunology
4th Nov 2011
Regulation of GTP hydrolysis in interferon-gamma induced


Prof. Rajani Nadgauda
IIAR Gandhinagar
22nd Sep 2011
Plant tissue culture and secondary metabolite production
through cell culture


Prof. Anju Chadha
IIT Chennai
12th Sep 2011
Biocatalytic One Pot Deracemisation Reactions: Towards Green Synthesis of Chiral Synthons


Prof. Dulal Panda
IIT Bombay
27th June 2011
Microtubule dynamics, mitosis and cancer chemotherapy


Mr. Sriganesh Srihari
NUS Singapore
20th May 2011 Methods Integrating Biological Insights with Topology for Analysis of Protein Interaction Networks
Area: Bioinformatics


Dr. Sutapa Chakrabarti 14th Mar 2011 Molecular mechanisms and regulation of the RNA-dependent ATPase activity of the nonsense-mediated mRNA decay factor, Upf1
83 Dr Tridib Kumar Bhowmick
Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research University of Maryland, College Park, USA
7th Feb 2011 Importance of Nano-particles - Indian Traditional Medicine -
Western Modern Medicine- Physicochemical and Biological Study
82 Dr. Sushanta Kumar Saha
University of California, San Diego, USA
7th Feb 2011 Regulation of heterocyst development in Anabaena sp. PCC 7120
81 Dr. Yogesh Mishra
Umea Plant Science Centre, Umea University, Sweden
10th Jan 2011 Decoding of adaptive strategies of Anabaena doliolum towards Heat and UV-B Stress
80 Dr. Soumen Maiti
IIT Bombay
6th Jan 2011
Modeling, optimization and monitoring of glycopeptide antibiotic production
79 Prof. Aparna Dutta Gupta
University of Hyderabad
19th Nov 2010 Identification of regulatory proteins from insect blood and their function during development
78 Dr. Jaydeep Bhattacharya
Bio and Nanosystem-2,
Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany
11th Nov 2010
Interdisciplinary aspects of Nano-Biotechnology for the Development of Bio-Sensor
77 Dr. Tapan Mukherjee
IISER Mohali
3rd Nov 2010
High concentration of antioxidants N-acetylcysteine and mitoquinone-Q induces intercellular adhesion molecule 1 and oxidative stress by increasing intracellular glutathione.
76 Dr. J. P. Tamang
Department of Microbiology
Sikkim Central University
8th Oct 2010
Updated Research Status: Microbiology, Nutrition and Socio-Cultural Aspects of Ethnic fermented Foods and Beverages of the Himalayas
75 Dr. Srikanta Goswami
Department of Dermatology
University of Wisconsin-Medical School
27th Sep 2010
Non-coding RNAs and RNA Binding Proteins: Implications of their Individual and Mutual roles in Regulation of Gene Expression
74 Prof. Satyahari Dey
Department of Biotechnology
IIT Kharagpur
21st Sep 2010
Innovation in Plant Biotechnology: Global scenario and Indian perspectives
73 Dr. Rangan Mallik
Analytical Division
9th Sep 2010 I. Development of a novel method for free drug analysis;
II.Application of liquid chromatography (LC) and liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MSn) in elucidation of drug impurity structures in pharmaceutical investigations
72 Dr. Akshay Srivastava
IIT Kanpur
20th Aug 2010 Designing supermacroporous hydrogels for cell separation and tissue engineering applications
71 Prof. M V Deshpande
National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
21st June 2010 Fungal Dimorphism
70 Prof. U.C. Banerjee
Professor and Head
Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, NIPER
1st June 2010 Enantiomeric synthesis of chiral drug intermediates through
chemoenzymatic route
69 Dr. Vibin Ramakrishnan
Faculty Scientist, IBAB, Bangalore
20th May 2010 Creating Novel Molecules beyond Nature's Design Alphabet
68 Dr. Laishram Singh 21st May 2010 Strategies to restore
function to disease causing missense mutant proteins
67 Professor T. Satyanarayana
Department of Microbiology
University of Delhi South Campus
21st May 2010 Cell-bound phytase of the yeast Pichia anomala: Production, characteristics and applications
66 Dr. Parthasarathi Das
Research Investigator, Discovery Chemistry
Aurigene Discovery Technologies Ltd.
Dr. Reddy's Laboratory Ltd., Hyderabad
 6th April 2010 Drug Discovery and Development: An Overview
65 Dr. T. Mohapatra
National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology
Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI)
New Delhi
 26th Mar 2010 Genomics for Genetic Enhancement of Crops
64 Dr. Arnab Kapat
Director, Reliance Institute of Life Sciences
Dhirubhai Ambani Life Sciences Center, Navi Mumbai

26th Mar 2010


Biotherapeutics: An Industrial Perspective
63 Prof. Dong-Pyo Kim
Center of Applied Microfluidic Chemistry, Chungnam National University, Korea

17th Feb 2010

Lab-on-a-chip Systems for Microchemical Synthetic
62 Prof. Iskra Ivanova 
Department of General & Applied Microbiology
Sofia University, Bulgaria

12th Feb 2010

Lactic Acid Bacteria and their impact on
Food Safety
61 Dr. M.S.Thakur
Department of Fermentation Technology and Bioengineering
CFTRI Mysore

13th Jan 2010

Learning from Nature: Biomolecular Electronic and
60 Dr. Suhel Parvez
Humbolt Fellow & Group Leader

7th Jan 2010

Electrophysiology: A Powerful tool for studying functions of biological system
59 Dr. Avishek Majumder
Technical University of Denmark

30th Dec 2009

Discovery and structure function relationships of
carbohydrate active enzymes from probiotic bacteria"
58 Dr. Srinivas V. Kaveri
Director, INSERM Unite 681, Paris

15th Dec 2009

Function and dysfunction of our immune system: Novel concepts, challenges and hopes for tomorrow
57 Dr. Balaji Prakash
Wellcome Trust International Senior Research Fellow
Department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

30th Oct 2009

Bacterial Adaptation to Stress: Structure Function Relationships in Rel proteins
56 Dr. Mainak Das
NanoScience Technology Center,
University of Central Florida, USA

16th Oct 2009

Tissue Engineering "Biological Circuits" utilizing cell patterning technology, defined medium, inter-face design, microfabricated devices and synthetic substrates
55 Prof. G. Naresh Kumar
Dept. of Biochemistry, M.S.University Baroda
22nd Sep 2009 Metabolic engineering of glucose metabolism of Pseudomonas sp.
54 Dr. Arunava Dasgupta
Department of Immunology
Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Germany
18th Sep 2009 Fight against tuberculosis, the ancient disease that
has taken a deadly new turn
53 Mr. Achlesh Davery
Dept. of Biotechnology, IITG
11th Sep 2009 Commercial production of biosurfactants - obstacles and possible solutions
52 Ms. Seema Patel
Dept. of Biotechnology, IITG
28th Aug 2009 Exopolysaccharides from lactic acid bacteria: Exploring the
prospects and hurdles.

Dr. Kunal Pal
Department of Biotechnology & Medical Engineering
National Institute of Technology Rourkela

17th July 2009 Biopolymeric Hydrogels: Design and Characterization
50 Dr. Jyotsnendu Giri 23rd June 2009 Biological interactions and applications in medicine


Dr. Shaon Ray Chaudhuri
Department of Biotechnology, WBUT, Kolkata

8th June  2009

From Environment to product- a journey with the


Dr. Vidhya Iyer
Chembiotek-A Division of TCG Life Sciences, Kolkata

22nd May 2009

Molecular Basis of Osteoblast Development and Cell Adhesion


Mr. Anand Baskaran
Dept of Biological Sciences and Bio-Engineering,
IIT Kanpur

30th April 2009

Structure-function relationships in circularly permuted GTPases


Dr. Uttamkumar Samanta
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry,
University of Delaware

28th April 2009

Role of LpPLA2 in Human Health - Structural Insight


Prof. Susheel Durani
Dept. Chemistry, IIT Bombay

6th April 2009

Stereochemistry: The Bridge of Structure to Energetics in Protein Folding and the Alphabet to Program Proteins


Dr. Chiraz Frydman
M/s Horiba Jobin Yvon SAS, France

2nd April 2009

Easy and fast approach  for real-time and label free array-based biomolecular interaction analysis by Surface Plasmon Resonance imaging (SPRi)


Samir Kumar Patra
Department of Experimental Medicine,
University of Parma, Italy

19th Mar 2009

Epigenetics, DNA-methylation and cancer


Mr. Lingaraj
Dept. of Biotechnology, IITG

13th Mar 2009

RNA viral evolution


Mr. Sanjay Kumar
Dept. of Biotechnology, IITG

27th Feb 2009

Tactics for improving fermentation medium performance


Mr. Vijay Kumar Ravi
Dept. of Biotechnology, IITG

12th Feb 2009

Review of Insulin Aggregation


Dr. Sankar Bhattacharyya
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
Basel, Switzerland

21st Jan 2009

Post-transcriptional gene regulation by microRNAs: The role of human GW182 proteins


Dr Diganta Bhushan Das
Department of Chemical Engineering         Loughborough University

30th Dec 2008

Solute Transport in Intervertebral discs (IVD): Experiments and Modelling


Ms. Nandini Sarma
School of Biological Sciences
University of Missouri

26th Dec 2008

Small Interfering RNAs That Deplete the Cellular Translation Factor eIF4H Impede mRNA Degradation by the Virion Host Shutoff Protein of Herpes Simplex Virus


Mr. Arup Sarma
Pritzker School of Medicine,
University of Chicago

26th Dec 2008

Proliferating cells express mRNAs with shortened 3'
untranslated regions and fewer microRNA target sites


Mr. Naresh Kasoju
Dept. of Biotechnology IIT Guwahati

11th Dec 2008

Cellular Reprogramming: Creating Patient Specific Cells of Choice for Successful Tissue Engineering / Regenerative Medicine


Dr. Kaushik Sengupta
Northwestern University, Chicago, USA

27th Nov 2008

A Tale of Two IF Proteins - in health and disease


Dr. Anil Mukund Limaye
J.N.C.A.S.R., Bangalore

15th Sep 2008

Complexities of androgen regulated gene expression:
lessons from the rat ventral prostate and future perspectives


Dr. Medicharla V Jagannadham
CCMB, Hyderabad

 4th Sep 2008

The role of Bioinformatics in Proteomics


Dr. Debasish Das
IIT Bombay

14th July 2008

Development of Dynamic Model For Substrate Uptake and Metabolism in Microbial and Animal Cells


Prof. Saroj Mishra
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

5th May 2008

Decolorization and detoxification of textile dyes by laccase of Cyathus bulleri


Dr. Sanjay K Banerjee 
Cardiovascular Institute
University of Pittsburgh, USA

3rd April 2008

Genetics of Cardiovascular Diseases: from
PRKAG2 mutations to Glycogen Storage Cardiomyopathy


Dr. Goutam Karan
Howard Hughes Medical Institute,
University of Utah, USA

26th Mar 2008

Genetic association of Macular Degeneration with
ELOVL4- A model approach


Dr. Bhaskarjyoti Sarmah
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, USA

17th Feb 2008

Role of Inositol Polyphosphate IP6 in Vertebrate left-right morphogenesis


Prof. Dipak Dasgupta
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata

4th Dec 2007

Effect of DNA binding drugs upon chromatin


Ms. Vigya Kesari
Dept. of Biotechnology IIT Guwahati

30th Nov 2007

Biodiesel as alternative renewable fuel


Prof. Alok Ray
IIT Delhi

6th Nov 2007

Emerging opportunity in Medical Devices and Inputs


Mr. Adepu Kiran Kumar
Dept. of Biotechnology, IIT Guwahati

2nd Nov 2007

Non-aqueous enzymology


Dr. Nagendra Nath Barman
College of Veterinary Sciences, Khanapara Guwahati

5th Oct 2007

Genetic reassortment: The key factor for rotaviral
genomic and antigenic diversity


Mr. Ranjit S. Ranbhor
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

18th June 2007

Computational Protein Design: Toward Stereochemically-Adaptable Form and Chemically-Adaptable Function


Dr. Martina Newell-McGloughlin
University of California, USA

16th May 2007

Agricultural Biotechnology: Lessons of the past, Potential for the Future


Dr. Vikash Kumar Dubey
Dept. of Biotechnology IIT Guwahati

11th May 2007

Structure-function manipulation of proteins for therapeutics


Dr. Pawan Gupta
University of Minnesota Medical School, USA

13th Apr 2007

Post-translational modifications to proteins: Affecting form and function


Ms. Uzma Mustafa
Dept. of Biotechnology IIT Guwahati

16th Mar 2007

Entomopathogenic fungi as potent biocontrol agents


Mr. Abhishek Sahu
Dept. of Biotechnology IIT Guwahati

16th Feb 2007

Polymersomes- the polymer vesicle


Dr. Debasis Dan
Indiana University, Bloomington, USA

2nd  Feb 2007

Identifying core promoter elements in Drosophila


Mr. Kalyan Gayen

25th Jan 2007

Evaluation of optimal phenotypic space & heterogeneity in cell population through elementary modes


Ms. Priyanaka Srivastava
Dept. of Biotechnology IIT Guwahati

12th Jan 2007

Haploid production : A fast and reliable approach for crop improvement


Mr. Atul Kr. Singh
Dept. of Biotechnology IIT Guwahati

5th  Jan 2007

Quorum sensing: A Bacterial Communication System


Dr. Bhaswati Pandit

8th Dec 2006

Molecular insights into Noonan Syndrome


Mr. Shiva Kumar Soletti
Dept. of Biotechnology IIT Guwahati

24th Nov 2006

Understanding & Improving Salt Stress Tolerance in Plants


Dr. U. S. N. Murthy
IICT, Hyderabad

9th  Nov 2006

Integrated information system for the control of vector borne diseases.


Dr. D. P. Nayak
Dept. of Biotechnology IIT Guwahati

3rd  Nov 2006

Expanded Bed Chromatography


Dr. Biplab Bose
Dept. of Biotechnology IIT Guwahati

20thOct 2006

Recombinant Antibodies : Playing with Magic Bullets


Mr. Satish Kumar
Dept. of Biotechnology IIT Guwahati

6th  Oct 2006

Quantum Dots and its applications


Mr. P. Gopinath
Dept. of Biotechnology IIT Guwahati

8th  Sep 2006

Suicide Gene Therapy


Dr. Utpal Bora
Dept. of Biotechnology IIT Guwahati

     Nov 2005

Covalent immobilization of biomolecules for proteomic and diagnostic applications


Dr. (Mrs) Latha Rangan
Dept. of Biotechnology IIT Guwahati

6th  Oct 2005

Approaches to Breeding in Rice and Rice relatives- “Genomics-Proteomics-Post Genomics”


Mr. Biswa Ranjan Meher
Dept. of Biotechnology IIT Guwahati

16th Sep 2005

Drug resistance of HIV-1 protease: A computational approach.


Mr. Biswanath Mahanty
Dept. of Biotechnology IIT Guwahati

2nd  Sep 2005

Solid State Fermentation