2016 Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2016 NGBT meeting scholarship and travel award winners!!

Full scholarship recipients (Full Scholarship Terms)

S. No Name Title Institution
1 Mr. Kishorkishor Pant Butyrate induces ROS-mediated apoptosis via modulation of SIRT-1/miR-22 pathway in Hepatoma cells South Asian University
2 Mr. Aniket Bhattacharya Integration of cellular signals through exaptation of lineage-specific Alus in conserved gene networks: potential role as a ‘miRNA sponge’ CSIR- Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB)
3 Dr. Tanusree Ray Molecular targeting therapy of breast cancer by PAR1 mediated apoptosis through a novel pro-apoptotic peptide National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases
4 Mr. Sudheesh K Prabhudas Shallow whole genome sequencing for the assembly of complete chloroplast genome of major edible oil seed crops in India SRM University
5 Mr. Pronoy Kanti Mondal A novel robust statistical approach for isoform quantification from RNA-Seq data Indian Statistical Institute
6 Mrs. Sivakala KK Genomic and metabolomic insights reveal an untouched biosynthetic potential of Streptomyces sp. Madurai Kamaraj University
7 Dr. Sajad ahmad Wani Differential host response to Peste des Petits Ruminants virus in sheep and goat through network analysis ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute
8 Miss. Apoorva Jnana Modelling the wound microbiome: Microbiological insights based on next generation sequencing Manipal University, School of Life Sciences
9 Mr. Tapas Pradhan Gut micro-flora dysbiosis associated with colorectal cancer progression Rajiv Gandhi Cetre for Biotechnology
10 Miss. Rejitha J R Stochastic simulation of the multiple roles of apc in the canonical wnt pathway National Institute of Interdisciplinary Science and Technology
11 Miss. Vaishali Aggarwal Mutational landscape of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in Indian patients. PGIMER, Chandigarh
12 Mr. Gaurav Limaye Genomic analysis of Lysinibacillus sphaericus B1-CDA; an arsenic resistant bacterium with bioremediation potential Dr. D. Y. Patil Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Institute
13 Miss. Pallabi Sengupta Mechanistic regulation of intracellular dynamicity of Pu27 quadruplex in c-MYC promoter: an expedient in quadruplex-based anti-cancer therapy Bose Institute
14 Mr. Wilson Sebastian Whole mitogenome scans provide evidence for diversifying selection in mitochondrial genes of sardinella longiceps populations across Indian Ocean Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute
15 Miss. Saakshi Jalali Comprehensive genome-wide map reveals long noncoding rna mediated dna:dna:rna triplexes in human genome CSIR- Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB)
16 Dr. Laila Banu Novel germline mutations in the regulatory region of BRCA2 and ZAR1L genes in Bangladeshi women with breast cancer Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU)
17 Miss. Dhara Jajal Role of VEGFA gene polymorphisms in susceptibility to diabetic retinopathy Sardar Patel University
18 Dr. Prachi Kukshal Exome sequencing identifies a compound heterozygous mutation in a schizophrenia family University of Delhi South Campus
19 Mr. Venu S Co-ordinated effects of PEPCK Isoforms on energy metabolism in HepG2 cells School of Life Sciences
20 Mr. Subhadeep Das Classification of transcripts and modelling their expression on the basis of epigenetic regulatory elements CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology
21 Miss. Pallavi Rai Development of a diagnostic PCR assay for the detection of Rhizoctonia solani AG-1 ICAR-National Bureau of Agriculurally Important Microorganisms
22 Miss. Anu Yadav Impact of cancer stem cell markers genetic variants on gallbladder cancer susceptibility; prognosis and survival Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences
23 Miss. Zalak Patel Isolation and identification of disease causing fungi from banana fields Sardar Patel University
24 Ms. Pratibha Verma Cloning and overexpression of catalytically active rat HDAC6 National Institute for research in reprodcutive and health
25 Mr. Kuljit Singh Elucidation of structure and function of the hetero-oligomeric cysteine synthase complex in leishmania donovani Niper-Hajipur
26 Miss. Sneha Limbgaonkar Functional charecterization of digestive enzymes in genelisea aurea – an insilico and invitro approach University of Kerala
27 Mrs. Pratyusha Bala Identification of tumorigenic pathways driving early-onset sporadic rectal cancer Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD)
28 Mrs. Teesta Naskar Whole exome sequencing and genome-wide genotyping on a multiplex family identified novel candidate genes for dyslexia encoding neural connectivity proteins. National Brain Research Centre
29 Miss. Deepa G. SPAG1: A new Player in stemness and tumorigenicity of breast cancer cells University of Kerala
30 Mr. Jhasketan Badhai Functional analysis of microbiomes in tropical hot springs based on metagenomic approach. Institute of Life Sciences
31 Mrs. Nandita Pasari Transcriptional landscape of Penicillium funiculosum to explore regulatory mechanism of lignocellulosic biomass degrading enzymes International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
32 Miss. Manu Jamwal Next generation sequencing based molecular diagnosis in rare congenital anemias PGIMER, Chandigarh
33 Mr. Anbarasu K Ras effector, RASSF7 modulates c-Myc mediated tumorigenesis Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Partial Scholarship recipients (Partial Scholarship Terms)

S. No Name Title Institution
1 Dr. Riyaz Rather Detection of a Universal Fetal DNA Marker RASSF1A by rt-PCR: Reassurance to NIPD PGIMER
2 Dr. Purnima Gupta Leishmania donovani inhibits macrophage apoptosis and proinflammatory response through AKT mediated regulation of β-catenin and FOXO-1 University of Calcutta
3 Mr. Srinivas S G Molecular characterisation of Litsea (Lauraceae) in Western Ghats of India; using ITS and ETS sequences Kuvempu University
4 Mr. P Navaneeth Krishna Menon Enhancement of water hyacinth mediated phytoremediation using coagulants Sree Chitda Thirunal College of Engineering
5 Miss. Swati Singh Analysis of genetic elements involved in cuticular wax biosynthesis University of Delhi
6 Mrs. Bindu Sree Whole genome sequencing of short-grain aromatic rice (Oryza sativa L.) cv. Seeragasamba SRM University
7 Mr. Mayank Dhar Dwivedi Evolution of Sexual life form in a cucurbit genus Zehneria Endl. through Phylogenomics University of Delhi and Technical university of Munich
8 Miss. Neha Vaidya Study on intdacellular and extdacellular Invertase from wild yeast Dr. D. Y. Patil Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Institute
9 Mrs. Srikrupa Natarajan High throughput gene screening of patients with Leber Congenital Amaurosis in an Indian Cohort Vision Research Foundation
10 Mrs. Arunima Mahto Identification of genes/pathways contdolling seed development of a small-grained indica rice genotype by tdanscriptome analysis NIPGR
11 Mr. Muthamilarasan M Development of genetic and genomic resources in the C4 panicoid model; foxtail millet (Setaria italica L.) and demonstdation of their utility in crop improvement National Institute of Plant Genome Research
12 Mrs. Vineetha V Improved Needleman-Wunsch algorithm for NGS alignment in Hadoop Data Clusters University of Kerala
13 Miss. Amitha Kurian Metagenomics to understand marine sponge microbial community in relation with autoimmune disease Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies
14 Mr. Ajay Kumar Comparative tdanscriptome analysis of Chinary; Assamica and Cambod tea (Camellia sinensis) Types during Development and Seasonal Variation using RNA-seq Technology Acsir at CSIR-IHBT, Palampur
15 Mrs. Rubeena K.A Identification and expression analysis of immune related genes in pangasius hypophthalmus Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies
16 Miss. Kavita Goswami Understanding the microRNA mediated regulation of salt tolerance in Pokkali rice Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences
17 Miss. Somdatta Chatterjee A reliabe phenotypic assay for detection of ESBLs and AmpCs in presence of NDM-1 in Gram-negative bacteria National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases
18 Ms. Disha Sharma Shotgun metagenomics of the saliva microbiome in primary Sjogren’s syndrome reveals a distinct set of microbes associated with the disease CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrated Biology
19 Dr. Subhasree Roy Role of RND family efflux pumps and porins in carbapenem and cephalosporin-resistant clinical isolates of Acinetobacter baumannii: relevance in neonatal sepsis National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases
20 Miss. Nishtha Pathak Whole genome sequencing and identification of antibiotic resistance genes in coliforms isolated from natural water bodies Dr. D. Y. Patil Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Institute
21 Miss. Shivani Navalakha Metagenomic analysis to study diversity and bioactive potential of actinomycetes from arid regions and salt lakes Dr. D. Y. Patil Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Institute
22 Miss. Juhi Khurana Application of CRISPR based system for genomic editing of RVB genes of human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum to investigate their role in active histone coding and tdanscriptional regulation shiv nadar university
23 Mrs. Manisha Junnarkar Phylogenetic analysis and probiotic potential of Lactic acid bacteria isolated from different plant sources Dr.D.Y.Patil Biotechnology & Bionformatics Institute
24 Mr. Gopal Kalambe Genome analysis of Natdialba sp. ATCC43988 of an haloalkaliphilic archaeon from Sambhar lake; India. JJTUniversity
25 Miss. Prasitha K Genomic analysis of probionts and their effect in modulating growth and metabolic function Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies
26 Mrs. Priya Bhaskaran K.P Molecular phylogenetic assessment of lepidopteran insect pest using mitochondrial coi gene. University of Calicut
27 Mr. Arun Damodaran Phylogeny of Ichthyophis tdicolor (Gymnophiona) based on H3 and RAG1 Centdal University of Kerala
28 Mr. Rajesh Kumar Maurya Implication of Noncoding RNAs in Breast Cancer University of Kerala
29 Mr. Gyan Ranjan Novel Missense mutation in LINS1 gene-A cause of non-syndromic Intellectual Disability in a new family SRM University
30 Miss. Aditi Shenoy New machine learning approach to DNA based encryption Manipal Institute of Technology
31 Mr. Sanesh Prasad Jose The impact of receptor wise genetic polymorphism in asthma and chronic obstductive pulmonary disease (COPD) JSS College of Pharmacy
32 Mr. Mukund Kabbe New machine learning approach to DNA based encryption Manipal Institute of Technology
33 Mr. Atul Chander Comparative genomics of a celiac disease isolate Serinicoccus chungangenesis reveals evolution in virulence and host metabolic contdol. Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
34 Mrs. Renu Kumari Delineation of the genetic etiology of Cerebellar Ataxias through Next Generation Sequencing: Uncovering new cerebellar ataxia subtypes in India CSIR- Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB)
35 Ms. Rashmi Gupta Insilico Study of Enzyme(s) Involved in Biosynthesis of Gold Nanoparticles (GNPs) by Novel Marine Bacteria Marinobacter algicola Birla institute of technology
36 Miss. Mathu Malar C Efficient computational contamination removal approaches for improving prokaryotic genome assembly CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology
37 Mr. Anuj Kumar Dwivedi Potential drug target identification using RNASeq analysis Jaypee Institute of Information Technology
38 Mr. Prassan Choudhary Development of diagnostic marker for molecular identification of Fusarium oxysporum causing vascular wilt in Chilli ICAR-National Bureau of Agriculurally Important Microorganisms
39 Mrs. Rukhsana K Analysis of phylogenetic status of different hymenopteran parasitoid species using cytochrome oxidase I gene sequence University of Calicut
40 Mr. Mohd Khan Biochemical and molecular insight of salinity induced abiotic stdess and plant autophagy mechanism in oryza sativa L. B. S. Abdur Rahman University
41 Miss. Indu Sharma exploring the whole mitogenome and understanding human maternal lineages of Jammu and Kashmir-India Shri Mata Vaishno Devi university
42 Mr. Praveen Belagal LincRNA profiling in mouse mammary epithelial cells University of Hyderabad
43 Dr. Saakshi Jalali Shotgun metagenome sequencing for screening of currency notes for microbial pathogens and antibiotic resistance genes CSIR- Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB)
44 Mr. Amit Gupta HPV integration associated genome-wide disruption - A functional and network analysis CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology
45 Dr. Shyamalina Haldar Investigation of bacterial diversity dynamics in the rhizosphere of Arachis hypogaea and it’s biotechnological implications GOA UNIVERSITY
46 Mrs. Rashmi Sukumaran Repeat Finder for complete and assembled whole Genomes and NGS Reads University of Kerala
47 Mr. Mukesh Kher Microbial diversity of infected cattle milk analyzed by next generation sequencing approach Saurashtda University, Rajkot
48 Miss. Ashitha S.N.M Whole exome investigation of discordant diseases in monozygotic twins with Down syndrome reveals pathogenic mutations for Congenital Heart Disease and Epileptic seizures University of Mysore
49 Mr. Kishor Jeughale CRISPER-Cas9 – the tool for the contdol of crop pest Helicoverpa armigera Kerala Agricultural University
50 Mr. Swapnil Waghmare Mysterious Cell in our Social Life Kerala Agricultural University
51 Mr. Sayak Mukhopadhyay A Systems level representation of microgravity induced changes in human genetic networks and pathways. Saha Institute of nuclear physics
52 Mr. Hassan Ishqi Alternatively Spliced Novel Isoforms of MYD88 Lacking Death Domain Identified in Mouse Aligarh Muslim University
53 Miss. Deepika Chauhan Characterization and functional assessment of unculturable microbial diversity from wetlands shiv nadar university
54 Mrs. Renganayaki Govindarajan Improving pairwise sequence alignment accuracy using updated BLOCKS University of Kerala
55 Miss. Misha Ali High catalytic activity and stability of ginger peroxidase immobilized on amino functionalized silica coated titanium dioxide nanocomposite: A promising tool for bioremediation Aligarh Muslim University
56 Mr. Shihab Ismail Sequential hermaphroditism and gonad histology of Eleutheronema tetdadactylum (Shaw; 1804) from Indian waters Centdal Marine Fisheries Research Institute
57 Miss. Silpa Bhaskaran Dynamical impact of autoregulation in SOS response system University of Kerala
58 Mr. Vimal kumar Mudunuru homology modelling and docking studies on riboflavin tdansporter as a receptor for targeting madras motor neuron disease(MMND) amity university
59 Miss. Athira Krishnan K.A Anticancer and antioxidant activities of the organic extdacts of the isolate MBTU SOLY1 isolated from the marine sponge; Spongia sp. School of Biosciences Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam Kerala
60 Mrs. Kshitija Rane Yadav Pathogenesis of Rotavirus Infection: Role of Histo Blood Group Antigens MGM Institute of Health Sciences
61 Miss. Shweta Thakur Surface-associated and secretory proteome of Mycobacterium leprae for discovering immunodominant epitopes Centdal University of Himachal Pradesh
62 Mrs. Lavina Vincent Gene Patent data mining: An Indian Perspective ICAR-CMFRI
63 Miss. Maitdeyee Pathak Potential use of plant derived antimicrobial peptides for disinfection of water Dr. D. Y. Patil Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Institute
64 Miss. Prachi Bhole Bioprospecting potential of bacterial endophytes isolated from different medicinal plants Dr.D.Y.Patil Biotechnology & Bionformatics Institute
65 Mr. Gaurav Garg Comparative analysis of secreted proteins (exoproteome) of Amphotericin B resistant and susceptible Leishmania donovani lines Niper-Hajipur
66 Miss. Supriya Purru The Microsatellite Distdibution across Linkage Groups of Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) Indian Agricultural Research Institute
67 Mrs. Ashwini Jayachandran Eco-friendly Glucose Monitoring System: A Novel Substdate-based Diagnostic Approach for Diabetes University of Kerala
68 Mrs. Priya Venugopal Phylogenetic study of bacterial co-evolution with Human and Ayur-informatic approach against virulence factors of H. pylori University of Kerala
69 Mr. Aditya Jupudi Comparative analysis of antigen-specific IgM binding of the outer membrane proteins TSA56 & TSA47 in Orientia tsutsugamushi Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
70 Miss. Saraswathy V Docking and Interaction Study of Daboia russelii venom PLA2 with selected Secondary Metabolites University of Kerala
71 Mr. Ravi Boya Decoding chromatin dynamics during B cell fate commitment University of Hyderabad
72 Miss. Bandana Kumari Low complexity and disordered regions of proteins have different stductural and amino acid preferences University of Delhi South Campus
73 Miss. Sunitha P Computational Identification of Ovarian Cancer Biomarkers from RNA-Seq data University of Kerala
74 Miss. neetu rani Screening of a tdans acting genetic factor KLF1 in Hereditary Persistence of Fetal Hemoglobin and Thalassemia Intermedia in Indian population. PGIMER
75 Miss. Aditi Rathi Isolation; Screening; Production and Optimization of Lipase and its applications Dr. D. Y. Patil Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Institute
76 Miss. Ishita Tandon Isolation ; Purification and Characterization of Cold Lipases Dr.D.Y.Patil Biotechnology & Bionformatics Institute
77 Mr. Srinivas Kethavath Dynamic repositioning of chromosome territories accompanies Embryonic stem cell differentiation University of Hyderabad
78 Mrs. Rehna krishnan GNL1 interaction with RPS20 is critical to regulate Cell Proliferation IIT Madras