Namaste and Welcome!
The discipline of Biological Engineering at IIT Gandhinagar opened its doors in 2012 with a modest group of 1 faculty member and 2 Ph.D. students. We have since made great strides and currently host 8 core faculty members, a number of associated faculty from other disciplines and a diverse group of 28 Ph.D. students.
Research interests of our faculty span a number of cutting edge topics that can be broadly classified under fundamentals of cell and molecular biology and biochemistry, cancer biology, neurobiology and structural biology. We recognize that modern-day biology research requires a multi-pronged approach, and we therefore incorporate tools and techniques that allow us to work from the level of single-molecules to whole organisms including humans. Our research groups also work closely with each other so that our complementary expertise can be leveraged to better answer questions in frontier areas of biological sciences and engineering.
We currently offer a Ph.D. program in all areas of faculty expertise. Our doctoral students and post-docs are the mainstay of our research activities and are active participants in all discipline and institute level activities. The diversity in their academic training and backgrounds adds a unique character and strength to our discipline. We also plan to offer an M.Tech. program in Biological Engineering starting in July 2016. Stay tuned for more updates on that front! Our faculty members also participate in teaching a number of courses at the undergraduate level.
Abhijeet Ojha, PhD student with Dr. Prachi Thareja won the best poster award at the International Conference on Applied Surface Sciences in China. His poster was titled 'Mechanically tunable adsorbent grapheme oxide based gels'.
28/09/17 | Talk by Dr. Tripta Bhatia (Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Systems)
24/08/17 | Talk by Dr. Nivedita Chatterjee (Vision Research Foundation, Sankara Netralaya, Chennai)
19/08/17 | Science Communication Workshop (Wellcome Trust - DBT India Alliance)
21/07/17 | Talk by Dr. Madhu Sudhan R (University of Michigan)
17/07/17 | Talk by Prof. Srinivasa Raja (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)
19/06/17 | Talk by Dr Sachin Kumar (IIT Guwahati)