Biotechnology and Stem Cell Research


Research Projects

Research will be conducted in a team-based approach. Research in The Academy will be truly multi-disciplinary which will allow discoveries to be made at the interface of disciplines.

The Academy’s intention is to organise research into classes of problems that seeks to address a key research-theme or sector-goal.

Eight key research themes have been identified:

Research ThemesProject NumberMonash University SupervisorIIT-Bombay SupervisorProject TitleProject Status
Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0611Jonathan KeithSiuli MukhopadhyayTemporal Models for Disease MappingCandidate Required
Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0423Sunita ChauhanMain Supervisor : Atul Srivastava
Co-Supervisor : Suneet Singh
Development and Applications of Steady State and Frequency Domain

Diffuse Optical Tomography Technique for Deep Tissue Imaging

Candidate Required
Advanced computational engineering, simulation and manufacture,Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0470Main Supervisor:Dr. Jennifer Flegg, Dr. Jerome DroniouMain Supervisor: Dr. Neela NatarajMultiphase mathematical modelling of tumour spheroid growth under drug
treatment
Candidate Required
Advanced Computational Engineering, Simulation and Manufacture, Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0733Prabhakar RanganathanSameer JadhavModeling and simulations of propulsion and swimming in microorganismsCandidate Required
Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0619Kellie TuckKrishna P.KaliappanDesign and Synthesis of Small Organic Molecules as Blockers of
Neuronal Calcium Ion Channels Relevant to Neuropathic Pain
Candidate Required
Advanced computational engineering, simulation and manufacture, Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0781Lisandra MartinAjay Singh PanwarAmyloid formation in frog peptides: Exploring peptide-lipid
interactions
Candidate Required
Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0719Glen DeaconBayden Wood
IITB Supervisor: Prasenjit Ghosh
Designing palladium based N?heterocyclic carbene complexes for
anticancer application
Candidate Required
Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0750Tuncay AlanVenkat GundabalaMicrofluidic route to generation of core-shell fibers for drug
delivery
Candidate Required
Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0785Mibel AguilarShobhna KapoorRole of bacterial sugar-based lipids in mediating membrane-induced
cell death.
Candidate Required
Biotechnology and Stem Cell Research, DesignIMURA0784Mibel Aguilar
Monash Co-supervisor: John Lee
Shobhna KapoorCharacterizing membrane mimetic biosensors: Towards cell free
antibiotic drug screening
Candidate Required
Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0787Gregory MoseleyKiran Kondabagil
Sanjeeva Srivastava
Finding cues for metabolism inside giant virus particles ­ Are
giant viruses ´alive´?
Candidate Required
Advanced computational engineering, simulation and manufacture, Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0790Ravi Jagadeeshan
Monash Co-supervisor: Mark M. Banaszak Holl
Ranjith PadinhateeriChromatin as a polyelectrolyte: DNA-bending and 3D organizationCandidate Required
Water, Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0449Santosh PanjikarRuchi AnandStructural characterisation of enzymes for biotechnological
application in microbial degradation of water pollutants
Candidate Allotted
Sukritee Bhaskar
Nanotechnology
Biotechnology and Stem Cell Research
IMURA0160Dan LiDhirendra BahadurGraphene-based ferromagnetic Nanomaterials.Candidate Allotted
Swain Akshaya Kumar
Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0331Kellie Tuck
Also includes an external supervisor from CSIRO
Krishna P. Kaliappan
Also includes an external supervisor from CSIRO
Design and Synthesis of Small Organic Molecules as Blockers of
Neuronal Calcium Ion Channels Relevant to Neuropathic Pain
Candidate Allotted
Anjali Sairaman
Advanced Computational Engineering, Simulation and Manufacture
Biotechnology and Stem Cell Research
IMURA0673Ranjith P.G.Kumar Hemant SinghStudy of Gas hydrates using effective medium theory and rock physics
modeling
Candidate Allotted
Anup Kumar Shahi
Advanced Computational Engineering, Simulation and Manufacture
Biotechnology and Stem Cell Research
IMURA0197Arthur Christopoulos
John Simms
Patrick Sexton
Santosh NoronhaDevelopment of novel methods for prediction of transmembrane protein
structure and drug binding
Candidate Allotted
Bhumika Arora
Infrastructure Engineering
Clean Energy
Biotechnology and Stem Cell Research
IMURA0221(A)Andrew Hoadley
Also includes an external supervisor from ORICA
Anuradda Ganesh
Sanjay Mahajani
Santanu Bhandopadhyay
Also includes an external supervisor from ORICA
Techno-economic evaluations of Biomass gasification with carbon
capture for syngas feedstock to ammonia production
Candidate Allotted
Pratham Arora
Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0085Paul VermaDulal PandaGeneration and characterization of induced pluripotent cells (iPSCs)
and studying checkpoint mechanism in human somatic cells and iPSCs
Student completed
Jubina Balan
Advanced Computational Engineering, Simulation and Manufacture
Biotechnology and Stem Cell Research
IMURA0106Chao ChenP.S. GandhiDynamics and control of parallel robotic manipulator with end effector
constraints
Candidate Allotted
Rupesh Bobade S
Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0132Paul VermaRinti BanerjeeIn situ gelling Nano-particulate systems for tissue engineering using
stem cells
Candidate Allotted
Edmund Carvalho
Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0084Brian Cooke
Ross Coppel
Swati PatankarFunctional properties and arrangement of apicomplexan tubulin and the
action of anti-tubulin compounds as chemotherapeutic agents
Student completed
Rimi Chakrabarti
Nanotechnology
Biotechnology and Stem Cell Research
IMURA0207John ForsytheSamir MajiEngineering amyloid fibrils for Nanotechnology and neuronal cell
regeneration
Candidate Allotted
Subhadeep Das
Advanced computational engineering, simulation and manufacture, Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0628Adrian NeildSantosh NoronhaDevelopment of paper based Point of Care microfluidic diagnostic
devices
Candidate Allotted
Gargi Mukhopadhyay
Clean Energy
Biotechnology and Stem Cell Research
IMURA0305John Beardall
Madhu Chetty
Also includes an external supervisor from Reliance
Pramod Wangikar
Also includes an external supervisor from Reliance
Enhanced and desirable lipid synthesis in algae for efficient Biofuel
production
Candidate Allotted
Akhila George
Advanced Computational Engineering, Simulation and Manufacture
Biotechnology and Stem Cell Research
IMURA0198Nick BirbillisA.S KhannaDevelopment of hydrophobic / Hydrophilic Coatings by Sol-gel route
using fatty acids modified Nanomaterials.
Student completed
Wankhede Ruchi Grover
Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0241Milton Hearn
Reinhard Boysen
Ruchi AnandInvestigation of Butyrolactone like Small Molecules in Regulation of
AntiBiotic Production in Streptomyces
Candidate Allotted
Bhukya Hussain
Advanced computational engineering, simulation and manufacture, Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0616Neil CameronAnil KumarDesign, Synthesis and Application of Heterogeneous Catalysts for
Continuous Flow Synthesis
Candidate Allotted
Karuna Veeramani
Nanotechnology
Biotechnology and Stem Cell Research
IMURA0675Wenlong ChengDipti GuptaWearable electrophysiological sensing devices for health monitoringCandidate Allotted
Manasi Prashant Kane
Advanced Computational Engineering, Simulation and Manufacture
Biotechnology and Stem Cell Research
IMURA0150Madhu ChettyPramod WangikarModeling and inference of gene regulatory networkCandidate Allotted
Ajay Nair
Biotechnology and Stem Cell Research and Clean EnergyIMURA0300John Beardall
Sankar Bhattacharyya
Also includes an external supervisor from JSW
Pramod WangikarInvestigations on CO2 sequestration with algae under dry and hot
ambient conditions
Candidate Allotted
Prachi Varshney
Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0046K. Hourigan
Paul Verma
J Bellare
Sameer Jadhav
Optimization and Designing of Bioreactors for Stem Cell applicationsStudent completed
Priyanka Gupta
Nanotechnology
Biotechnology and Stem Cell Research
IMURA0679Tuncay AlanDebjani PaulExploring the adhesive property of sickle cell of improved diagnosisCandidate Allotted
P R Kamal Prakash Nair
Advanced Computational Engineering, Simulation and Manufacture
Biotechnology and Stem Cell Research
IMURA0089Prabhakar Ranganathan
Ravi Jagadeeshan
P. Sunthar
R. Thaokar
Biomembrane hydrodynamicsCandidate Allotted
Kavali Venkata Ramesh
Advanced Computational Engineering, Simulation and Manufacture
Nanotechnology
Biotechnology and Stem Cell Research
IMURA0294Gil GarnierV.Ramgopal RaoLow-cost affinity Biosensor for Cardiac applicationCandidate Allotted
Sadhana Dwivedi
Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0099Paul VermaDulal PandaGeneration and characterization of cell cycle regulation of induced
pluripotent cells (iPSCs)
Candidate Allotted
Saroj Yadav
Nanotechnology
Biotechnology and Stem Cell Research
IMURA0190Qizhi ChenDhirendra BahadurDendrimer functionalized magnetic Nano-particles as promising targeted
delivery systems for gene and peptides.
Candidate Allotted
Saumya Nigam
Infrastructure Engineering
Clean Energy
Biotechnology and Stem Cell Research
IMURA0221(B)Andrew Hoadley
Also includes an external supervisor from ORICA
Anuradda Ganesh
Sanjay Mahajani
Santanu Bhandopadhyay
Also includes an external supervisor from ORICA
Techno-economic evaluations of coal and Biomass pyrolysis with carbon
capture for syngas feedstock to ammonia production
Candidate Allotted
Ishan Sharma
Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0033Ravi Jagadeeshan
Tam Sridhar
P. SuntharFlow based Micro-devices for DNA Manipulation and analysisStudent completed
Sharadwata Pan
Clean Energy,Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0453Main Supervisor: Dr. Antonio Patti Co- Supervisor: Dr. Douglas MacfarlaneMain Supervisor: Amit AroraBiobased chemicals production from macroalgaeCandidate Allotted
Shivali Banerjee
Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0678Karlheinz PeterRinti BanerjeeSmart Nanoparticles for Detection of Vulnerable Atherosclerotic
Plaques and their Therapeutic Stabilisation
Candidate Allotted
Sourabh Mehta
Clean Energy
Biotechnology and Stem Cell Research
IMURA0666Antonio PattiAmit AroraHigh Quality Protein Extraction From Plant Based SourcesCandidate Allotted
Subramoni Hariharan
Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0728Santosh PanjikarAshutosh KumarProbing structure and recognition dynamics of proteins from SCF
complex ubiquitin ligase
Candidate Allotted
Sukanya Dikshit
Nanotechnology
Biotechnology and Stem Cell Research
IMURA0102Raman SinghA.S KhannaNano structured Silane Coatings for Magnesium Alloys in Bio medical
Implant Applications
Candidate Allotted
Swati
Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0684Rommel Mathias
Monash Co Supervisor: Sunil K Lal
Kiran KondabagilIdentification of human host factors required for human influenza
virus assembly and budding
Candidate Allotted
Vibha Kumari
Advanced Computational Engineering, Simulation and Manufacture
Biotechnology and Stem Cell Research
IMURA0660Neil CameronAnil KumarDesign, Synthesis and Application of biocatalysts for Continuous Flow
Synthesis
Candidate Alloted
Aman Pandey
Advanced Computational Engineering, Simulation and Manufacture
Biotechnology and Stem Cell Research
IMURA0328Prabhakar RanganathanSameer JadhavModeling and simulation of collective surface colonization by swarms
of motile bacteria
Candidate Allotted
Amarender Nagilla
Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0689Nicolas VoelckerPrasanna GandhiBlood brain barrier (BBB) on chipCandidate Alloted
Ami Mehta
Clean Energy
Biotechnology and Stem Cell Research
IMURA0304Dieter Bulach
Ross Coppel
Also includes an external supervisor from Reliance
Sanjeeva Srivastava
Santosh Noronha
Also includes an external supervisor from Reliance
Generating Live gene expression tools for use in algal molecular
manipulation
Candidate Allotted
Anbarasu Karthikaichamy
Advanced computational engineering, simulation and manufacture,Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0366Anurag Sharma Also includes an external supervisor from CTARAN G ShahLinkages of HDI to Nutrition in a Transient Economy of IndiaCandidate Alloted
Harini Swaminathan
Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0363Antonio PattiAmit Arora
Co-Supervisor: Doug Mac Farlane
Extraction of bioactive compounds from horticultural processing
waste
Candidate Alloted
Jhumur Banerjee
Nanotechnology
Biotechnology and Stem Cell Research
IMURA0334Lizhong He
Wei Shen
Santosh NoronhaEngineering advanced enzyme biocatalysts for synthesis of chiral drug
intermediates
Candidate Alloted
Maanya Gaur
Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0422Sunita ChauhanAtul SrivastavaMulti-physics numerical modelling for bio-effects mapping
and
controlled delivery of ablation dosage in Oncological applications
Candidate Allotted
Pragya Gupta
Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0444Dr. Jane Muir, Co-supervisor: Prof Peter GibsonAmit AroraDevelopment of Health foods from xylan rich sourcesCandidate Allotted
Ramkrishna Singh
Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0694Nicolas VoelckerJayesh BellareOphthalmic drug delivery with porous siliconCandidate Alloted
Shachi Saluja
Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0716David A. JansSwati PatankarThe novel nuclear transport molecule importing from Plasmodium
falciparum; potential drug target
Candidate Alloted
Sujata Walunj
Advanced computational engineering, simulation and manufacture,Clean Energy,Biotechnology and Stem Cell Research.IMURA0364Mohan Yellishetty
Shankar Bhattacharya
also includes an external supervisor from JSW also
Yogendra ShastriRobust design and operation of thermochemical processing of municipal
solid waste
Candidate Allotted
Vibhuti Chhabra
Advanced computational engineering, simulation and manufacture, Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0474Main Supervisor: Professor Murray RudmanMain Supervisor: Professor Devang KharkharDeep in the Lung: Nano-particle transport and deposition in alveolar
flows
Candidate Allotted
Chitresh Kumar Bhargava
Clean Energy
Biotechnology and Stem Cell Research
IMURA0303John Beardall
Madhu Chetty
Also includes an external supervisor from Reliance
Sanjeeva Srivastava
Santosh Noronha
Also includes an external supervisor from Reliance
Strategies to control grazer growth in algal culturesCandidate Allotted
Pranali
Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0477Prof. Ralf SchittenhelmProf. Santanu K GhoshElucidating the mechanism of functions of chromatin remodeler in
Candida albicans
Candidate Allotted
Vinutha
Advanced Computational Engineering, Simulation and Manufacture
Biotechnology and Stem Cell Research
IMURA0333Nikhil MedhekarTanmay K. BhandakkarSimulations of fracture in neurological tissuesCandidate Allotted
Aayush Kant
Advanced Computational Engineering, Simulation and Manufacture,Nanotechnology,Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0393Prabhakar RanganathanSameer JadhavUsing fast and efficient computer simulations for understanding the
mechanobiology of sperm motion in the design of artificial
reproduction technologies
Candidate Alloted
Ashwin Nandagiri
Advanced Computational Engineering, Simulation and Manufacture
Nanotechnology
Biotechnology and Stem Cell Research
IMURA0330Murray Rudman
Also includes external supervisors from CSIRO
Devang Khakhar
Also includes external supervisors from CSIRO
Frontiers of Chaotic Advection: Transport in Three-dimensional
Volume-preserving Flows
Candidate Alloted
BHARATH RAVU
Advanced Computational Engineering, Simulation and Manufacture,Nanotechnology,Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0420Lisandra MartinAjay Singh PanwarAggregation of frog peptides: a model for amyloidogeniesisCandidate Alloted
Sourav Ray
Clean Energy,Biotechnology and Stem Cell ResearchIMURA0381Doug McFarlane
Co supervisor Tam Sridhar
Santosh Noronha
One Supervisor from Reliance Industries Ltd
Solvent assisted cellulose depolymerizationCandidate Alloted
Vasudha Kotia