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Workshop participants

Dr. Sunny Praveen Kurati obtained his B.V.Sc & A.H degree from the NTR College of Veterinary Science-Gannavaram, Vijayawada and M.V.Sc degree (Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology & Obstetrics) from College of Veterinary Science-Tirupati. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Veterinary Gynaecology & Obstetrics at ICAR–National Dairy Research Institute, Southern Regional Station-Bengaluru. His current research is focused on Proteomic profiling of uterine fluid for identification of markers for sub-clinical uterine infection in dairy cattle.

Dr. Uday Kannegundla obtained his B.V.Sc & A.H and M.V.Sc (Animal Genetics & Breeding) degrees from the College of Veterinary Science-Rajendranagar, Hyderabad. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Animal Genetics and Breeding at ICAR–National Dairy Research Institute, Southern Regional Station-Bengaluru. His current research is focused on investigating differentially expressed proteins in Spermatozoa low and high quality semen producing Murrah bulls and SNP identification in candidate genes affecting semen quality.

Dr. Azharuddin N, did BVSc & AH from KVAFSU-Veterinary College, Bidar, MVSc is also from same campus. His master’s research topic was “Phenotypic Characterization of Nandidurga Breed of Goat” a goat breed of Karnataka state. He has worked as Assistant Manager (Vety) at Bangalore Milk Union Milk Ltd, Veterinary Officer in the Department of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services (GOK), and was then deputed to KVAFSU-Veterinary College, Shivamogga for teaching (Assistant Professor). Right now he is pursuing Ph.D. in Animal Genetics &Breeding at ICAR-National Dairy research Institute (Southern Research Station). My doctoral research topic is “Whole Genome Sequencing and Gene Expression Profiling of Deoni and Hallikar Cattle”.

Dr. Saraf Kaustubh Kishor obtained his B.V.Sc & A.H degree from the Nagpur Veterinary College, Nagpur under MAFSU, Nagpur and M.V.Sc degree (Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology & Obstetrics) from ICAR- NDRI, Karnal. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Veterinary Gynaecology & Obstetrics at ICAR–National Dairy Research Institute, Southern Regional Station-Bengaluru. His current research is focused on identification of Potential Bio-markers in the crossbred bull for fertility prediction + through integrated OMICS approach (Transcriptomics, Proteomic and metabolomics).

Dr. Renuka Pichili obtained her M.Sc. in Biotechnology from the Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Ananthapur, Andhra Pradesh and Ph.D. in Genetics from Osmania University, Hyderabad. She worked on identification of novel candidate genes from rice yellow stem borer using RNA-seq for development of insecticide resistance rice through RNAi approach during her doctoral programme. Currently, working as Senior Research Fellow at ICAR-NDRI, SRS, Bangalore and research work is focused on Protieo-Genomic approaches to elucidate productive and reproductive performance of cattle’s.

Ms. Neha Guleria, M.Sc. in Biotechnology from Dr. Y. S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan, Himachal Pradesh. For the past five years she has worked as SRF in the Department of Plant Biotechnology, UAS, GKVK, Bangalore with Dr. Ramanjini Gowda P. H. She has worked on cloning and expression studies of Hepatitis B Surface Antigen in plant, bacterial and yeast system. Recombinant HBsAg protein was expressed, purified and pre- clinical studies were conducted on mice. Currently she is working as SRF at ICAR-NDRI, SRS Bangalore with Dr. KP Ramesha on Proteo-genomics approaches to elucidate the reproductive and productive performance of Malnad Gidda, Deoni and Hallikar breeds of cattle.

Dr. Manjunatha Prabhu B.H has graduated his B.V.Sc & A.H in 2000 and M.V.Sc (Animal Genetics & Breeding) in 2003 from the Bangalore Veterinary College, UAS, Karnataka. After his masters he started his career as Research Assistant at Human Molecular Genetics Lab, MBGU at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advance Scientific Research (JNCASR). He worked in the area of heriditary defenses in Indian population exploring possible mutation that is responsible for hereditary deafness. He carried out Mutagenesis studies to develop animal model for Epilepsy and deafness by injecting a chemical Ethyl Nitroso Urea which is potent Mutagen and Carcinogen where he got a opportunity to work in wet lab as well as lab animal. While working there he got a opportunity to work as veterinary clinician for Animal Husbandry department, Govt. of Karnataka. As he has burning desire for research, he was pursuing a research career opportunity. He joined CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow as Lab Animal Scientist. He is working as a Scientist at CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore. He is presently pursuing his Ph.D. (In Service) in Animal Genetics and Breeding at ICAR–National Dairy Research Institute, Southern Regional Station-Bengaluru. His current area of research includes Lab Animal Genetics, Molecular Biology, Genomics and Food Science and Technology. He has published more than 15 research articles in national and international journals.

Mr. Sachin Patavardhan obtained his M.Sc. degree in Analytical chemistry from St Aloysius College (autonomous), Mangalore. He is currently working as Research scholar at Laboratory of Applied Biology. His research works focus on plant biochemistry and bio analytical chemistry. He is also assists the researchers in developing analytical methods and handling of analytical instruments.

Ms. Alifha Severesobtained her Masters in Biotechnology from St. Aloysius College, Mangalore. She is presently persuing Ph.D. at Mangalore University in the area of Plant Biotechnology. Her research area is Algal biotechnology. She has been presented the "Sahyadri young Ecologist" award. She is interested in studying proteomics in microalgae so as in contribute towards its applications in nutraceuticals and other value added products.

Ms. Sulakshana Karkala obtained her M.Sc. Biotechnology degree from St Aloysius College(Autonomous) in 2015. She is currently registered as a Ph.D. Scholar at Mangalore University under the guidance of Dr. Shashi Kiran. She is working on Algal Biotechnology in the Laboratory of Applied Biology at St. Aloysius College,Mangalore.

Mr. Vaishnav Vasudevan Obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Genetics from VIT University, Vellore. Currently looking forward to working at a startup Biotechnology company in Chennai.

Ms. Divya Naik has completed her Masters in Biomedical Genetics from VIT University, Vellore Tamil Nadu, 2017. She is currently working as a JRF in Institute of Bioinformatics under the guidance of Dr. Ravi Sirdeshmukh.

Ms. Vidhi Tyagi did her Masters in biotechnology from Banasthali University, Rajasthan. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi. Her research work focuses on study of eukaryotic translation initiation factor and their role in epigenetic regulation.

Ms. Kathakali Banerjeedid her Masters in biochemistry from Bangalore University, Karnataka. She worked on the genes regulating meiosis at Centre of cellular and molecular biology, Hyderabad, Telengana. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi. Her research work focuses on studying the interacting proteins of methyltransferase in different abiotic stress.

Ms. Deepshikha Aryadid her Masters in Biotechnology from NIMS University, Rajasthan. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi. Her research work focuses on studying DNA methyltransferase in plants and their role in epigenetic regulation.

Ms. Puja R. Soni obtained her M.Sc. degree in Bio-technology under University of Mumbai from V. G. Kets Vaze college. She worked as technical assistant for flow cytometer at National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH-ICMR), Mumbai. Presently she is pursuing Ph.D. from National Institute of Immunohaematology (NIIH-ICMR), Mumbai, under the guidance of Dr. Shrimaty Shetty. She currently working on Department of Health Research (DHR) funded project as Research Assistant on monitoring Bypassing Agents in haemophilia patients with inhibitor.

Dr. Tejasvita Gaikwad, obtained her Ph.D degree in Medical from National institute of Immunohaematology, Mumbai (University: Maharashtra university of health sciences, Nashik). She has generated Warfarin drug predication model, which can help clinician to prescribe more accurate dose. Presently she is working as Post doctoral fellow in National institute of Immunohaematology, KEM Hospital, Mumbai. The aim of her research work is, increasing the haemostatic potential of recombinant FVIII drug by combining it with platelet microparticles.

Dr. Uma Chandran did her masters in Biotechnology at Palayad Campus, Kannur University, Kerala and Ph.D at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala with CSIR fellowship. She is currently working as Dr. D. S. Kothari Post-doctoral Fellow at Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences at Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra. Her research interests are “Network pharmacological exploration of Ayurvedic medicinal plants and formulations for developing novel therapeutics” and “Exploring Ayurvedic medicinal plants for inhibitors of the potential therapeutic target ‘phosphodiesterase’ to develop bioactive drug leads for cancer and neurodegenerative disorders”.

Ms. Ashalatha K. L. has obtained her Integrated Master degree in Biological Sciences from Bangalore University. She is presently working as a Research fellow with Dr. Malali Gowda in TransDisciplinary University, Bengaluru. She is working on Transposons association studies in genomes of Magnaporthe fungus in rice and non-rice isolates.

Mr. F. Rajan Babu has done his M.Phil in Endocrinology from University of Madras. Hs is currently doing his PhD on IgANI in Christian Medical College, Vellore.

Mr. Ravindranadh. Palika obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biochemistry from Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam and pursuing his Ph.D. degree at National Institute of Nutrition. He is currently working as a Technical Assistant in Micronutrient Division at National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, Telangana. His research interest is purification and characterization of bioactive compounds.

Dr. Paras Sharma is presently working as Scientist at ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad. He is working on nutritive value of foods, bioactive compounds and health promoting foods. He completed his M.Sc & Ph.D in Food Science and so far he has published more than 30 research papers in reputed Journals with cumulative Impact factor of more than 65, H-index 13. He is also member of reputed scientific societies related to nutrition and food science.

Dr. R. Suresh Kumardid his Phd from Jawarharlal Nehru University and presently working as Scientist in ICMR organisation-National Institute of Cancer prevention and research (NICPR). His interests are in the field of Cancer Biology. Currently he works in Epigenetics aspects (DNA methylation, Non coding RNA) in oral cancers,tobacco mediated carcinogenesis, telomerase and role of Phytochemicals.