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- Chancellor Amma Addresses the Parliament of World’s Religions
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A meeting was arranged by IEEE-PES and IAS joint student branch chapter, Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru, on December 20, 2016. The aim of this meeting was to show appreciation for PES and IAS joint student branch committees and volunteers.
Dr. Sujay Chattopadhyay, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Washington, Seattle, USA, with established expertise in Computational Genomics, visited the Amrita School of Biotechnology on December 14th, 2016. He gave a very insightful talk on “Adaptive Evolution in Microbial Genomes”, as a part of the invited lecture series.
Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine (ACNSMM), under Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham had been fortunate in its ability to successfully graduate 31 PhD graduates in the 10 years since its establishment. Most of them are currently doing post doctoral research or employed in research positions all over the world.
The students of both M. Tech. and Ph. D. and post doctoral researchers at Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine (ACNSMM), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi, have always been exemplary in their participation in national and international events related to their research work.
Mr. John Joseph, Ph. D. scholar at Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine (ACNSMM), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi, has been selected for the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship by the UK Department of International Development (DFID) to pursue research on biodegradable vascular grafts at Bristol Heart Institute, United Kingdom (UK).
Dr. Manzoor Koyakutty, Professor, ACNS, Kochi, has started Amrita Nano’s first spinoff company named LuxMatra, meaning molecules activated by light.
Students at Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine, Centre for Storage Integrated Solar Panels, at Amritapuri, Kollam, Kerala, have successfully made upto 250 watt Si solar panels in the lab which they then have deployed themselves in Indian villages that have no grid power.
Dr. Sankarprasad Bhuniya currently serves as a research professor at Amrita Center for Industrial Research & Innovation and Amrita Center for Excellence in Advanced Materials and Green Technologies. He is also a professor in the department of Chemical Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore. During his visit to Amrita School of Biotechnology on December 9, 2016, he delivered an excellent,informative talk on Chemoselective Fluorescent Probe for Tracking of Small Molecule and Chemotherapeutic in Living Cells.
While checking the toxicity potential of nano zinc oxide (ZnO) on teleost fish model, Japanese medaka (Oryziaslatipes), Dr. Bindhu Paul, Assistant Professor, ACNSMM, Kochi and team, observed that porous nano zinc oxide particles abolished the male-specific sexual and terrestrial behavioral patterns leading to mating incompetence.
Researchers at Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine (ACNSMM), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi, utilized a small amount of cerebrospinal fluid and by using a specially developed sensitive proteomics technique, were able to detect a specific protein marker that appears to express itself in this fluid to indicate the presence of CNS Leukemia.