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Dr.

Kiran
Founder
Biocon
20
K.
Hebbagodi
Bangalore 561 229

Mazumdar-Shaw
and
India
M.,
Hosur

Dr.
H.
Sharat
Professor
Department
of
Microbiology
&
Indian
Institute
of
Bangalore 560 012
Dr.
Omkar
Chief
Confederation
of
23,
Institutional
New Delhi 110 003

CEO
Ltd.
Road

Chandra
Cell

Biology
Science

Goswami
Economist
Indian
Industry
Area,
Lodi

Road

Ms.
Renuka
Ramnath
Managing
Director
&
CEO
ICICI
Venture
Funds
Management
Co.
Ltd.
Raheja
Plaza,
4th
Floor
No.
17,
Commissariat
Road
D`Souza
Circle
Bangalore 560 025
Dr.
G.
Former
Indian
Institute
Bangalore 560 012

Padmanabhan
Director
Science

of

Mr.
John
Managing Director
Smith
Kline
Beecham
Pharmaceuticals
71,
Cunningham
Road
Bangalore 560 052
Dr.
Director
Central
Mysore

V.
Food

Squires
I

Ltd.

Prakash
Technological

Dr.
Villoo
Founder
Avesthagen
9th
Floor,
"Discoverer"
International
Whitefield
Bangalore 560 066

Research

&
Technologies
Unit

Ms.
President
Astra
Zeneca
277
T
Malleswaram
Bangalore 560 003

Morawala-Patell
CEO
3

Tech

Dr.
Gaiti
Hasan
Professor
&
Principal
National
Centre
for
Biological
TIFR,
Bellary
Bangalore 560 065

Park
Road

Investigator
Sciences
Road

Kumud
India
Chowdaiah

Institute

Sampath
P
Road

Ltd

Dr.
P.
Founder
and
Bangalore
Genei
P
No.
6,
6th
BDA
Industrial
Suburb
Bangalore 560 058
Secretary
Department
of
No.
9,
Thimmaiah
Bangalore 560 052

to

Babu
CEO
Ltd.
Main
Peenya

Government
Information
Technology
UNI
Building
Road

P. R. Adiga (INSA Senior Scientist)


Associate Faculty
Indian Institute of Science
Department of Molecular Reproduction, Development and
Genetics.
www.iisc.ernet.in

Ajay
Bharadwaj
Helix Biotech Pvt. Ltd.
Plot No. 113
C-2, Bommasandra Indl.
Area
Bangalore 562 158
Ph: 8422501

P. Ajit
Kumar
Indian Institute of Science, Microbiology and Cell Biology
www.iisc.ernet.in
Area of Interest: Mechanisms of growth and division of cells, Proteins that regulate/mediate
septation in mycobacteria.
E-mail: ajit@mcbl.iisc.ernet.in

Akella Vani, Ph.D


(Genetics & Cell
Biology, Washington
State University, USA)
Senior Scientist, Division of Biotechnology
Indian Institute of Horticulture Research
1. Nucleic acid diagnostic probes for plant viruses
2. Monoclonal antibodies through differential phage display technology
3. Transgenic plants
4. In site hybridization/ FISH
Technologies developed include transgenic tomato for TLCV resistance (R2
generation); transgenic watermelon for Watermelon Bud Necrosis virus;
transgenic tomato with extended shelf life; transgenic tomato with high carotene "Golden tomato"; and diagnostic probes for Banana Streak virus,
Banana Bunchy Top virus, Banana Bractmosaic virus, Tomato Leaf Curl virus,

Tomato Leaf Crumple virus, Tomato Tospo virus, Watermelon Bud Necrosis virus,
Citrus Tristeza virus, and Citrus Greening Pathogen.
E-mail: avani@iihr.kar.nic.in
Ph: 8466420 Extn. 236

Amitabh
Joshi
Faculty-Evolutionary & Organism Biology Unit (EOBU) Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for
Advanced Scientific Research
www.jncasr.ac.in
E-mail: ajoshi@jncasr.ac.in

S. Anand Kumar
AstraZeneca
277,
T.
Chowdaiah
Malleswaram
Bangalore
560
Tel:
80-334
Fax:
80-334
www.astraindia.com

Road
003
0372
0449

Anil Kush
Indo-American
Hybrid
Post
Box
No.
2nd
Main,
Banashankari
Bangalore
Ph:
www.indamseeds.com

Seeds

(India)

Pvt.

7099,

17th

K.

R.

2nd
560
665-0479

Ltd.
Cross
Road
Stage
070

Anjali Anoop
Karande
Principal
Research
Scientist
Indian
Institute
of
Science,
Biochemistry
www.iisc.ernet.in
Area of Interest: Studies on expression and function of gonadotropin releasing hormone
receptors in human breast tumor cells. Studies on the immunoregulatory role of
progesterone dependent endometrial protein-PP14 during human embryonic development.
E-mail: anjali@biochem.iisc.ernet.in

Anuranjan Anand
Faculty
Jawaharlal
Nehru
Centre
for
www.jncasr.ac.in
Area
of
Interest:
Molecular
E-mail: anand@jncasr.ac.in

Advanced
Biology

Scientific
&

Research

Genetics.

A. Anthony
Indian
Institute
www.iisc.ernet.in

of

Science,

Microbiology

and

Cell

Biology

Area of Interest: Study on the molecular and cellular aspects of drug induced apoptosis.
E-mail: aa@mcbl.iisc.ernet.in

Apurva Sarin
National
Centre
for
Biological
Sciences
www.ncbs.res.in
Area of Interest: Cellular Organization and Signaling, Lymphocyte death and immune
homeostasis.
E-mail: sarina@ncbs.res.in

Arun Kumar
Assistant
Professor
Indian
Institute
of
Science
Department
of
Molecular
Reproduction,
Development
and
Genetics
www.iisc.ernet.in
Area
of
Interest:
Human
genetics
E-mail: karun@mrdg.iisc.ernet.in

A. S. Arvind
Clinigene
20th
K.
Hebbagodi
Bangalore
Tel:
Fax:
www.biocon.com

R. Asokan, M.Sc (Agriculture


Entomology, UAS, Bangalore)

M.

International
Road

Hosur

561

229
91-8110-33356/32169

91-8110-32623

Scientist,
Division
of
Biotechnology
Indian
Institute
of
Horticulture
Research
Area of Interest: Biopesticides. Technologies developed include
sporeless
mutant
of
Bacillus
thuringiensis.
Ph: 8466420 Extn. 236 & 282

P. Babu
Bangalore
Genei
Pvt.
No.
6,
6th
BDA
Industrial
Suburb
near
Peenya
Bangalore
560
Tel:
80-8391453,
Fax:
80-8392825
Email:
geneiblr@blr.vsnl.net.in
or
www.bangaloregenei.com

T. S. Balganesh

Ltd.
Main
SRS

Road

058
8396894
pbabu@bgl.vsnl.net.in

Director
AstraZeneca
277,
T.
Chowdaiah
Malleswaram
Bangalore
560
Tel:
80-334
Fax:
80-334
www.astraindia.com

Road
003
0372
0449

Balakrishna Gowda
University
of
http://uasbng.kar.nic.in

Agricultural

Sciences

P. Balaram
Professor
Indian
Institute
of
Science,
Molecular
Biophysics
www.iisc.ernet.in
Area of Interest: Peptides-chemistry, structure and biology; Protein
E-mail: pb@mbu.iisc.ernet.in

Unit
engineering.

J. Bhagyaraj
University of Agricultural Science

D. M. Bhat
Technical
officer
Indian Institute of Science, Centre for Ecological Studies

S. G. Bhat
Head:
Biochemistry
CFTRI,
www.cftri.com
Tel:
[O]+
91
Fax:
+
91
Email: s_g_bhat@yahoo.com

and

Nutrition
Mysore

821
821

514876
517233

S. K. Brahmachari
Professor
Indian
Institute
www.iisc.ernet.in

of

Science,

Molecular

Biophysics

Unit

Research
Field:
DNA
structure-function
E-mail: skb@mbu.iisc.ernet.in

Ms.
Brahmachari

studies,

genome

analysis

Vani
Principal
Research
Scientist
Indian Institute of Science, Department of Molecular Reproduction, Development
and
Genetics
www.iisc.ernet.in

Channabyregowda
University
of
http://uasbng.kar.nic.in

Agricultural

Sciences

M. K. Chandrashekaran
Faculty - Evolutionary & Organismal
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre forAdvanced
www.jncasr.ac.in
E-mail: mkc@jncasr.ac.in

Biology Unit (EOBU)


Scientific Research

A. Chandrashekar
CFTRI,
www.cftri.com

Mysore

B. Chandrasekhar
Managing
Bigtec
Pvt.
#
250,
24th
J.
P.
Nagar,
Vth
Bangalore
560
www.bigtec.org
E-mail: bc@bigtec.org

Director
Ltd.
Main
Phase
066

Cherian Philip D.
Sartorius
India
Pvt.
Ltd.
10,
3rd
Phase
Peenya,
6th
main
KAIDB
Industrial
Area
Bangalore
560
058
Ph:
839-1963/0461/0102/0290
Fax:
839-8262/837-8716
E-mail: cherian.philip.99pendiii@alumni.imd.ch

D. Dayal Doss
University
of
http://uasbng.kar.nic.in

Agricultural

Sciences

Devegowda
University
of
http://uasbng.kar.nic.in

Agricultural

Sciences

B. Deva Kumar
Dhanvantari
430/A,
10th
J.
P.
Bangalore
Ph:
dhanvantari@vsnl.com

Rajan
Dighe

Botanicals
cross,
Nagar,
560
659-1520

Pvt.
21st
II

Ltd.
Main
Phase
078

R.
Associate
Professor
Indian Institute of Science, Department of Molecular Reproduction Development and Genetics
www.iisc.ernet.in
Area of Interest: Reproductive biology and endocrinology; studies on hormonal regulation of
spermatogenesis; and glycoprotein hormones and their receptors - structure-function studies.
E-mail: rdighe@mrdg.iisc.ernet.in

Mr.
Dipankar
Chatterji
Professor
Indian
Institute
of
Science,
Molecular
Biophysics
Unit
www.iisc.ernet.in
Area of Interest: Regulation of gene expression in prokaryotes; structure-function
relationship in RNA polymerase from E.Coli, ,mycobacteria; role of Zn(2) in DNA-protein
interactions.
E-mail: dipankar@mbu.iisc.ernet.in

Dipankar
Nandi
Assistant
Professor
Indian
Institute
of
Science,
Biochemistry
http://uasbng.kar.nic.in
Area of Interest: Functional characterisation of high molecular weight proteases (e.g. 20S
proteasomes) from Mycobacteria. Molecular analysis of differentially expressed Interferon g
(IFNg) responsive genes in the mouse hepatoma cell line, H6. Expression and function of
costimulatory
molecules
on
mouse
CD4-8NK1.1+
cells.
E-mail: nandi@biochem.iisc.ernet.in

S. Divakar
CFTRI,
www.cftri.com

Mysore

Durga
Rao
Indian
Institute
of
Science,
Microbiology
and
Cell
Biology
www.iisc.ernet.in
Area of Interest: Molecular epidemiology, antigenic variation, structure and expression of rota
viral
genes
and
vaccine
development against
rotavirus, RNA-binding
factors.
E-mail: cdr@mcbl.iisc.ernet.in

K.
R.
Easwaran

K.
Professor
Indian
Institute
of
Science,
Molecular
Biophysics
Unit
www.iisc.ernet.in
Area of Interest: Structure and conformation of biological molecules using spectroscopic
techniques;
Membrane
biophysics
and
biology.
E-mail: krke@mbu.iisc.ernet.in

Krishna M. Ella
Managing
Bharat
Biotech
International
726,
Road#3,
Banjara
Hyderabad
500
Ph:
05244-3356388,
Fax: 05244-3350344

Director
Limited
Hills
034
3350794

Gaiti Hasan
National
Centre
for
Biological
Sciences
www.ncbs.res.in
Area of Interest: Genetics and Development; IP3 signalling pathways in Drosophila
E-mail: gaiti@ncbs.res.in

K. N. Ganeshaiah
University
of
http://uasbng.kar.nic.in

Agricultural

Sciences

Gautam Das
Syngene
20th
Hebbagodi
Bangalore

K.

M.
561

International
Hosur

Road
229

Tel:
Fax:
www.biocon.com

91-8110-33356/32169
91-8110-32623

Gautam Nadig
Metahelix
35/1,Vasavi
V.
V.
Bangalore
Ph:
E-mail: gnadig@vsnl.com

Temple

Road
Puram

560
657-0932

004

Geetha Ramachandran
University
of
http://uasbng.kar.nic.in

Agricultural

Sciences

K.
P.
Gopinathan
Indian
Institute
of
Science,
Microbiology
and
Cell
Biology
www.iisc.ernet.in
Area of Interest: Regulation of expression of silk fibroin and fibroin related genes, DNA
replication in silk glands of Bombyx mori, Silkworm as a model system in developmental
biology,
Transgenesis
in
silkworms
E-mail: kpg@mcbl.iisc.ernet.in

T. K. S. Gowda
University
of
http://uasbng.kar.nic.in

Agricultural

Sciences

L. Gowda
CFTRI,
www.cftri.com

Mysore

Hema
Balaram
Faculty
Molecular
Biology
&
Genetics
Unit
(MBGU)
Jawaharlal
Nehru
Centre
for
Advanced
Scientific
Research
www.jncasr.ac.in
Area of Interest: Molecular Parasitology & Protien Engineering Laboratory; Molecular
Biology and Genetics Unit E-mail: hb@jncasr.ac.in

S. Hittalamani
University

of

Agricultural

Sciences

http://uasbng.kar.nic.in

S. S. Indi
Indian
Institute
of
Science,
Microbiology
and
Cell
Biology
www.iisc.ernet.in
Area of Interest: Study of various biological systems using electron microscopic techniques
E-mail: ssindi@mcbl.iisc.ernet.in

Indrani Karunasagar
Professor
Department
of
University
of
College
Mangalore
Ph:
0824
E-mail:
http://uasbng.kar.nic.in

&
Fishery
Agricultural
of

Head
Microbiology
Sciences
Fisheries

436384
mircen@giasbgol.vsnl.net.in

A.
Jagannadha
Rao, Ph.D.
Professor
Indian
Institute
of
Science,
Biochemistry
www.iisc.ernet.in
Area of Interest: Regulation of endocrine function of human placenta - Hormonal
control of Leydig cell differentiation. Use of non-human primate in contraceptive
research.
E-mail: ajrao@biochem.iisc.ernet.in

N. N. Janardanan Pillai, M.Sc. (Kerala)


Technical
Officer
Indian Institute of Science, Centre for Ecological Studies
www.iisc.ernet.in

C.
Jayabaskaran,
Ph.D.
Associate
Professor
Indian
Institute
of
Science,
Biochemistry
www.iisc.ernet.in
Area of Interest: Molecular structure and function of plant tRNAs and their regulatory
role in protein synthesis; levels of individual tRNA species are regulated during light-and
phytohormone-induced chloroplast development in cucumber; investigation of the role
of cytokinin in regulation of gene expression in plants; development of transgenic
fungal
resistant
cucumber
and
wheat
plants.
E-mail: cjb@biochem.iisc.ernet.in

Jayanth

B.

Udgaonkar
National
Centre
for
Biological
Sciences
www.ncbs.res.in
Area of Interest: Biochemistry, Biophysics and Bioinformatics; Mechanisms of
protein
folding
and
unfolding
E-mail: jayant@ncbs.res.in

John S. Hamilton
Cargill
308,
7,
Bangalore
Ph:
Fax: 227-7010

Seeds
Sophia's
St.

India

Pvt.
Choice
Mary's

Ltd.

Road
560001
227-5423/75433

John Squires
CEO
Glaxo
SmithKline,
No.
Bangalore
Ph:
Fax:
www.gsk.com

formerly
71,

SmithKline

Beecham
Pharmaceuticals
India
Cunningham
Road
560
052
228-5700
228-5392

N. V. Joshi, Ph.D (IISc), FASc


Associate
Indian Institute of
www.iisc.ernet.in

Science,

Centre

for

Ecological

Professor
Studies

N. G. Karanth
Head: Fermentation Technology
www.cftri.com
Ph:
+
Fax:
E-mail: ferm@cscftri.ren.nic.in

and

Bioengineering
91-

(FTBD),

CFTRI,

Mysore

821-515792
91-821-517233

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Director
Biocon
India
Limited
20th
K.
M.,
Hosur
Road
Hebbagodi
Bangalore
561
229
Tel:
91-8110-33356/32169
Fax:
91-8110-32623
E-mail:
kiran.mazumdar@bioconindia.com
www.biocon.com

Paturu Kondiah, Ph.D.


(Genetics),
Osmania
University;
Postdoctoral training
Associate
Professor
Laboratory
of
Chemoprevention,
National
Cancer
Institute
(USA)
1983-1990.
Indian Institute of Science, Department of Molecular Reproduction Development
and
Genetics
www.iisc.ernet.in
Area of Interest: Gene statement and endocrinology. The research goals include
understanding tissue specific regulation of eukaryotic gene statement with a
broader question on how these specificities contribute to a disease process.
Currently the emphasis is on a family of growth inhibitory genes and hormone
regulated
genes.
E-mail: paturu@mrdg.iisc.ernet.in

V. Krishnan
Professor
Jawaharlal
Nehru
Centre
www.jncasr.ac.in
E-mail: vkrish@jncasr.ac.in

&
for

Advanced

Scientific

President
Research

. Krishnanand
CFTRI,
www.cftri.com

Mysore

P. U. Krishnaraj
University
of
http://uasbng.kar.nic.in

Agricultural

Sciences

R. S. Kulkarni
University
of
http://uasbng.kar.nic.in

Agricultural

Sciences

Kumud Sampath
AstraZeneca
277,
Malleswaram
Bangalore
Tel:
Fax:
E-mail:

T.

India
Chowdaiah
560
80-334
80-334

(Pvt.)

Ltd.
Road

003
0372
0449
kumud.sampath@astrazeneca.com

www.astraindia.com

Kuruvinashetty
University
of
http://uasbng.kar.nic.in

Agricultural

Sciences

Close

G.
Lakshmi
Sita
Indian
Institute
of
Science,
Microbiology
and
Cell
Biology
www.iisc.ernet.in
Area of Interest: Cell and Tissue Culture, Genetic engineering of economically important
plants
to
increase
crop
productivity.
E-mail: sitagl@mcbl.iisc.ernet.in

Lalitha
Anand,
(Biochemistry,
Bangalore)

Ph.D
IISc,
Principal
Scientist
&
Head,
Division
of
Biotechnology
Indian
Institute
of
Horticultural
Research
Area of Interest: DNA finger printing, basic molecular biology (fruit
ripening, disease resistance), transgenic plants. Technologies developed
include:
1. RAPD markers to assess genetic diversity in mango, grapes and
banana.
2. RAPD marker to identify female plants in nutmeg.
E-mail:
lalitha@iihr.kar.nic.in,
Ph: 8466420 Extn.283 & 236

lalithaanand@yahoo.com

Leela Sahijram, Ph.D - Plant


Physiology, IARI, New Delhi
Sr. Scientist, Tissue Culture Lab-I, Division of Biotechnology Indian
Institute
of
Horticulture
Research
Area of Interest: Plant tissue culture (Micro propagation, Hybrid
embryo rescue) Technologies developed include:
1. Micro propagation with Specific Pathogen-Free (SPF)
plantlet
production
wherever
applicable*:
a) *Bananas and plantains b) Grape c) *Citrus
d) Patchouli (Premium aromatic herb) e) Lilies (Day lily, Tiger
lily,
Leopard
lily)
f)
Rose
g)
Bougainvillea
f) Chrysanthemum
2. Hybrid
embryo
culture:
a) Mango b) Banana c) Citrus d) Onion e) Capsicum
f) Tomato g) Rose
E-mail:
leelasahijram@eudoramail.com
Ph: 8466420 Extn. 236

B. K. Lonsane
Head - Planning, Monitoring & Co-Ordination
www.cftri.com
Tel:
+
91
821
Fax:
+
91
821
E-mail: plan@cscftri.ren.nic.in

(PM&C),

CFTRI,
-

Mysore
515320

515320

Madhav Gadgil,
Ph.D (Harvard),
FASc,
FNA,
FNASc
Professor
Indian
Institute
www.iisc.ernet.in

of

Science,

Centre

for

Ecological

Studies

Professor
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Evolutionary and
Organismal
Biology
Unit,
Biodiversity
Research
Group
www.jncasr.ac.in
Area
of
Interest:
Conservation biology, population biology, human ecology, ecological history. The
research focuses on the ecology of Western Ghats, a mountain range in South India,
now recognized as one of the world's biodiversity hot spots. Particular emphasis is on
how the manifold human demands affect the productivity as well as diversity of the
biological resources in this tract spanning some 160,000 sq.km. This involves field
research on plant and bird communities, on the organization of rural societies in
relation to the use of biological resources, and on the resource demands of the larger
society. He is currently formulating a programme of organizing local communities to
prepare strategies for sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity each in their
own
localities.
E-mail: madhav@jncasr.ac.in , madhav@ces.iisc.ernet.in

S.
Mahadevan
Associate
Professor
Indian Institute of Science, Department of Molecular Reproduction Development and
Genetics
www.iisc.ernet.in
Area of Interest: Bacterial genetics and gene statement. The primary focus of research has
been on understanding the evolutionary significance of maintaining a set of genes that are
apparently nonfunctional. The experimental paradigm has been the beta-glucoside utilization
(bgl) genes of escherichia coli and related microorganisms. These studies, primarily at the
genetic and molecular level, have provided a wealth of information on the organization and
regulation of these genes. Three global regulators, DNA topology, H-NS, and CRP-cAMP have
been
shown
to
be
involved
in
this
regulation.
E-mail: mahi@mrdg.iisc.ernet.in

Maneesha Inamdar
Jawaharlal
Nehru
Centre
for
Advanced
Scientific
Research
www.jncasr.ac.in
Area of Interest: Vascular Biology Laboratory; Molecular Biology and Genetics Unit.

Manjari
Mazumdar
National
Centre
for
Biological
Sciences
www.ncbs.res.in
Area of Interest: Cellular organization and signaling microtubule motors and
mechanisms
of
chromosome
movement.
E-mail: manjari@ncbs.res.in

R. Manjunath,
Ph.D.
Associate
Professor
Indian
Institute
of
Science,
Biochemistry
www.iisc.ernet.in
Area of Interest: Viral Immunology - The laboratory focuses on the study of cell-mediated
immune responses to viruses. The cytotoxic T cell mediated responses to Japanese
encephalitis virus, analysing their role in protection against virus-induced disease and the
manner in which they are modulated constitutes the main thrust

Manju Bansal
Professor
Indian
Institute
of
Science,
Molecular
Biophysics
Unit
www.iisc.ernet.in
Area of interest: Conformation of nucleic acids and computer modeling of DNA-protein
interactions.
E-mail: mb@mbu.iisc.ernet.in

Manmohan Attavar
Founder,
Chairman
and
Managing
Director
Indo-American
Hybrid
Seeds
(India)
Pvt.
Ltd.
Post
Box
No.
7099,
17th
Cross
2nd
Main,
K.
R.
Road
Banashankari
2nd
Stage
Bangalore
560
070
Ph:
665-0479
www.indamseeds.com
Bestowed the Republic Day civilian honour of "Padmashri" by Government of India in
1998-99

M. Manamohan, Ph.D (Plant


Physiology, IARI, New Delhi)
Scientist,
Division
of
Biotechnology
Indian
Institute
of
Horticulture
Research
Area of Interest: Biofertilizers - Development & evaluation; and molecular
manipulation
of
microbes
beneficial
to
crop
plants.
E-mail:
manmohan@iihr.kar.nic.in
manaamohan_iihr@yahoo.com
Ph: 8466420 Extn. 236

M. K. Mathew
National
Centre
for
Biological
Sciences
www.ncbs.res.in
Area of Interest: Biochemistry, biophysics and bioinformatics; ion transport through
membranes.
E-mail: mathew@ncbs.res.in

R. Medhamurthy
Associate
Professor
Indian Institute of Science, Department of Molecular Reproduction Development and
Genetics
www.iisc.ernet.in
Area of Interest: Reproductive biology, signal transduction and apoptosis.
E-mail: rmm@mrdg.iisc.ernet.in

G. Mehta, Ph.D. University of


Poona (with Dr. Sukh Dev);
D.Sc.(
Honoris
Causa),
University of Marseilles
Professor
&
Director
Indian
Institute
of
Science
www.iisc.ernet.in
Area of Interest: Total synthesis of complex natural and non-natural
products. Chemistry and reactivity of strained carbocyclic systems.
Design of new reactions and reagents Molecular Recognition
Supramolecular
Chemistry
Photodynamic
therapy
of
cancer.
E-mail: gm@orgchem.iisc.ernet.in, diroff@admin.iisc.ernet.in

Mittur N. Jagadish
Associate
Director
Monsanto
Research
Centre
No.
60,
II
Floor,
8th
Main
18th
Cross,
Malleswaram
P.
O.
Box
No.
302
Bangalore
560
055
Tel:
80-346
5507/8
Fax:
80-346
5508
E-mail:
mittur.jagdish@monsanto.com
www.monsanto.com

Mitradas
Panicker

M.
National
Centre
for
Biological
Sciences
www.ncbs.res.in
Area of Interest: Neurobiology, molecular neurobiology, gene regulation in the
mammalian
nervous
system.
E-mail: panic@ncbs.res.in

K.

Muniyappa,

Ph.D.
Professor
Indian
Institute
of
Science,
Biochemistry
www.iisc.ernet.in
Area of Interest: Chromosome synapses, genetic recombination and telomere length
regulation.
E-mail: kmbc@biochem.iisc.ernet.in

V. Muniyappa
University
of
http://uasbng.kar.nic.in

Agricultural

Sciences

A. R. S. Murthy
University
of
http://uasbng.kar.nic.in

Agricultural

Sciences

M. R. N. Murthy
Indian
Institute
of
Science,
www.iisc.ernet.in
Professor
Area
of
Interest:
E-mail: mrn@mbu.iisc.ernet.in

Molecular

Macromolecular

Biophysics

Unit

crystallography.

J. B. Mythili, Ph.D (Plant


Physiology, IARI, New Delhi)
Senior
Scientist,
Division
of
Biotechnology
Indian
Institute
of
Horticulture
Research
Area of Interest: Tissue culture (Anther culture and micropropagation), and
genetic transformation. Technologies developed include micropropagation
of
pointed
gourd.
E-mail:
jbm@iihr.kar.nic.in
Ph: 8466420 Extn. 236 & 282

Namitha Surolia
Faculty
Jawaharlal
Nehru
Centre
for
Advanced
Scientific
Research
www.jncasr.ac.in
Area of Interest: Molecular parasitology laboratory; molecular biology and genetics unit.

V. Nagaraja
Indian
Institute
of
Science,
Microbiology
and
Cell
Biology
www.iisc.ernet.in
Area of Interest: Elucidation of transcription activation mechanism of Mu mom gene, DNA
gyrase,
DNA
topoisomerase
1
from
mycobacteria.
E-mail: vraj@mcbl.iisc.ernet.in

Vidyanand
Nanjundiah
Professor
&
Chairman
Indian Institute of Science, Department of Molecular Reproduction Development and
Genetics
www.iisc.ernet.in
Area of Interest: Developmental Biology and Evolutionary Biology. The research activities
in our group overlap the areas of developmental and evolutionary biology. Our goal is to
understand development and pattern formation in the 'social amoeba' Dictyostelium
discoideum. This is an unusual organism in which a multi-cellular state arises via the
aggregation of a large number of seemingly identical starved amoebae (and not by the
division
of
a
fertilized
egg).
E-mail: vidya@ces.iisc.ernet.in

T. Narasimha Murthy
Technical
Indian
Institute
of
www.iisc.ernet.in
E-mail: taterao@physics.iisc.ernet.in

Officer
Science,

Bioinformatics

Centre

D. Narasimha
Rao, Ph.D.
Associate
Professor
Indian
Institute
of
Science,
Biochemistry
www.iisc.ernet.in
Area of Interest: To understand how restriction-modification (R-M) enzymes achieve their
specificities for their cognate sites, both from a biochemical and structural standpoint
and
have
chosen
type
III
R-M
enzymes
as
model
system.
E-mail: dnrao@biochem.iisc.ernet.in

P. Narayanaswamy
University
of
http://uasbng.kar.nic.in

Agricultural

Sciences

R. Nayak
Chairman
Indian
Institute
of
Science,
Microbiology
and
Cell
Biology
www.iisc.ernet.in
Area of Interest: Immunolgical memory, immunology of mycobacteria, studies on mechanism of
anti-cancer
&
anti-viral
drugs.
E-mail: nayak@mcbl.iisc.ernet.in

Obaid Siddiqi
National
Centre
for
Biological
Sciences
www.ncbs.res.in
Area of Interest: Neurobiology; genetic analysis of chemosensory perception.
E-mail: osiddiqi@ncbs.res.in

G.
Padmanaban
Hon.
Professor
Indian
Institute
of
Science,
Biochemistry
www.iisc.ernet.in
Area of Interest: Regulation of cytochrome P450 2B1/B2 gene transcription; identification
of
newer
drug
targets
in
the
malarial
parasite.
E-mail: geepee@biochem.iisc.ernet.in

Pious Thomas, Ph.D


(Horticulture,
IARI,
New Delhi)
Scientist,
Division
of
Biotechnology
Indian
Institute
of
Horticulture
Research
Area of Interest: Gene expression in plant response processes and identification
of novel genes, functional genomics to understand the role of new genes, genetic
engineering and production of transgenic plants, micropropagation for cloning
elite plants. Technologies developed include:
1. Identification and molecular characterization of genes involved in
regulation of adventitious rooting;
2. Evolving triploid seedless watermelon through embryo rescue approach;
3. Protocol for the rapid multiplication of seedless watermelon;
4. Combined in vitro and in vivo propagation strategy in grapes; and
5. Somatic embryogenesis and plantlet regeneration in monoembryonic
mango.
E-mail:
Ph: 8466420 Extn. 236 & 282

Piousthomas@usa.net

V. Prakash
Director
CFTRI,
www.cftri.com
Ph/Fax:
E-mail: director@cftri.com

Mysore
821-517760

T. G. Prasad
University
of
http://uasbng.kar.nic.in

Agricultural

Sciences

Pravin Kini
Head
Cytogenomics
3004,
12
H.
A.
Bangalore
Ph:
pkini@vsnl.com

A
L.

2nd
560
528-2332

Main
Stage
008

Radha Kale
University
of
http://uasbng.kar.nic.in

Agricultural

Sciences

Raghavan Varadarajan
Professor
Indian
Institute
of
Science,
www.iisc.ernet.in
Area
of
Interest:
Protein
E-mail: varadar@mbu.iisc.ernet.in

Molecular

Biophysics

folding

Unit

and

dynamics.

for

Ecological

Chairman
Sciences

Advanced

Scientific

Professor
Research

Raghavendra Gadagkar, Ph.D


(IISc), FASc, FNA, FNASc
Professor
Indian Institute
www.iisc.ernet.in

of

Hon.
Jawaharlal Nehru
www.jncasr.ac.in

Science,

Centre

and
Centre

for

Area of Interest: Evolution of social life in insects; insect biodiversity;


and mathematical modelling in genetics and developmental biology.
E-mail: ragh@ces.iisc.ernet.in

M. C. Raja
Genotypic
Technology
105,
3rd
Main
CIL
Layout,
Bangalore
560
Email:
www.genotypictech.com

(P)

Ltd.
Road
Sanjaynagar
094
genotype@mantraonline.com

J. Ramachandran
President
Gangagen
Biotechnologies
Pvt.
38,
Vinayaka
Layout
Putlenahalli,
Yellahanka
Bangalore
560
064
Email: gangagen@rediffmail.com

S. G. Ramachandra

Ltd.

Scientific
Indian
Institute
www.iisc.ernet.in

Officer
Science

of

T. V. Ramachandra, Ph.D (IISc)


Scientific
officer
Indian Institute of Science, Centre for Ecological Studies
www.iisc.ernet.in

P. H. Ramanjini Gowda
University
of
http://uasbng.kar.nic.in

Agricultural

Sciences

C. Ramakrishnan
Professor
Indian
Institute
of
Science,
Molecular
Biophysics
Unit
www.iisc.ernet.in
Area of Interest: Conformation of cyclic peptides and conformational analysis of
protein
structure.
E-mail: ramki@mbu.iisc.ernet.in

V. Ramesh
Technical
Officer
Indian Institute of Science, Department of Molecular Reproduction Development and Genetics
www.iisc.ernet.in

Ramesh
Hariharan
Strand
Genomics
Pvt.
Ltd.
String
Labs
146,
5th
Cross,
1st
Floor
R.
M.
V.
Extension
Bangalore
560
080
Tel:
80-3467567
Fax:
80-3467568
www.strandgenomics.com
Area of Interest: In sequence analysis, string algorithms, computational biology,
computational
geometry
and
foundations
of
computing.
E-mail: ramesh@csa.iisc.ernet.in

S. Ramakumar
Professor
&
Chairman
of
Indian
Institute
of
Science,
www.iisc.ernet.in
E-mail: ramak@physics.iisc.ernet.in

Bioinformatics
Department

of

Center
Physics

Ramesh Maheshwari, Ph.D.


Professor
Indian
Institute
of
Science,
Biochemistry
www.iisc.ernet.in
Area
of
Interest:
Fungal
cell
biology.
E-mail: fungi@biochem.iisc.ernet.in

Raja Ramanna
Honarary
Jawaharlal
Nehru
www.jncasr.ac.in

Centre

forAdvanced

Scientific

Fellow
Research

Ram Rajasekharan,
Ph.D.
Assistant
Professor
Indian
Institute
of
Science,
Biochemistry
www.iisc.ernet.in
Area of Interest: Our laboratory focuses on genetic engineering of triacylglycerol
biosynthesis in oilseed to improve the quality and quantity of oil.
E-mail: lipid@biochem.iisc.ernet.in

P.
Rangarajan,
Ph.D.

N.

Assistant
Professor
Indian
Institute
of
Science,
Biochemistry
www.iisc.ernet.in
Area of Interest: Regulation of eukaryotic gene expression. Recombinant vaccines.
Other ongoing research programs in this area include, development of DNA vaccines for
Japanese
encephalitis
and
rabies.
E-mail: ranga@biochem.iisc.ernet.in

Ranga
Kumar

Uday
Faculty
Fellow
Jawaharlal
Nehru
Centre
for
Advanced
Scientific
Research
http://www.jncasr.ac.in/uday/
Area of Interest: Molecular virology laboratory; molecular biology and genetics unit.
Research activity in this laboratory:
1. Epidemiological and molecular characterization of HIV .
2. Design and analysis of vaccines for HIV.
3. Developing molecular adjuvants for DNA vaccines.
4. Developing antigen capture assay for HIV-1 and HIV-2.
E-mail:
Tel:
+91
Fax: +91 (80) 846 2766

(80)

846

2750

uday@jncasr.ac.in
extn.
241

C. N. R. Rao
Linus
Pauling
Research
Jawaharlal
Nehru
Centre
www.jncasr.ac.in
Area
of
Interest:
Solid
E-mail: cnrrao@jncasr.ac.in

for

and
Founder
President
Advanced
Scientific
Research

state

and

materials

chemistry.

R. L. Ravikumar
University
of
http://uasbng.kar.nic.in

Agricultural

Sciences

B. V. Ravikumar
Director
X
Cyton
15/3,
Jyothi
Abbigere
Main
Bangalore
Ph/Fax: 080-8396913

Diagnostics
Industrial
Complex
Road,
K.
G.
Halli
560
015

Ravindra
University
http://uasbng.kar.nic.in

of

Agricultural

Sciences

M. B. Ravindra, Ph.D
(Horticulture,
UAS,
Bangalore)
Scientist,
Division
of
Biotechnology
Indian
Institute
of
Horticulture
Research
Area of Interest: Plant tissue culture for micro propagation and crop
improvement, and genetic transformation. Technologies developed include
micropropagation of grape rootstocks, micropropagation of pomegranate, and
somatic
embryogenesis
in
mango.
E-mail:
mbravi@iihr.kar.nic.in,
mbravi@vsnl.com
Ph: 8466420 Extn. 236

B. Ravindranath,
Ph.D
Managing
Director
Bharavi
Laboratories
(P)
Limited
www.bharavilabs.com
Area of Interest: Chemistry of natural products/bioactive compounds, chromatography
and separation technologies, energy-efficient organic transformations, polymer-bound
reagents and solid-phase organic synthesis, novel methods of peptide synthesis and
combinatorial
chemistry.
E-mail: bharavi@vsnl.com

K.
V.
Ravishankar,
Ph.D
Physiology, UAS, Bangalore)

(Crop
Scientist,

Division

of

Biotechnology

Indian
Institute
of
Horticulture
Research
Area of Interest: DNA markers, genetic diversity and
molecular
aspects
of
fruit
ripening.
E-mail:
Kvravi@iihr.kar.nic.in,
ravishankar_kv@usa.net
Ph: 8466420 Extn. 236

P. C. Reddy
University
of
http://uasbng.kar.nic.in

Agricultural

Sciences

University
of
http://uasbng.kar.nic.in

Agricultural

Sciences

S. M. Reddy

Renee M. Borges, Ph.D (Florida)


Assistant
Professor
Indian Institute of Science, Centre for Ecological Studies
www.iisc.ernet.in