Collaboration – International Collaboration:
The collaborative project was discussed with Dr. Michael Hanson, Exiqon, Denmark and Dr. Das Johns Hopkins. This project will be on light cagged LNA to cure diabetic retinopathy. The project will be funded by Exiqon.
SLS is collaborating with biorad USA in conducting special series of seminars and lab demos by specialists and scientists from Biorad USA. As an initiative on May 21-22, workshop in Gene Technology- Module II : Molecular cloning was organized in association with Biorad, USA and Eppendorf, Germany. The application specialists from bioraddemonstrated the applications of Real time PCR and participants had hands on experience with Real time PCR.
In association with Eppendorf on March 1-2, 2014, workshop in Gene Technology- Module I: Gene amplification was conducted.
Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Das from John’s Hopkins and faculty of SLS had research discussions on 9th June and planned for possible collaborations. Dr. Das has invited Dr. Sangeetha ( Research Scientist) to Johns Hopkins for 3 months research exchange. He was impressed by the poster presentation by Ms. Karabi our M.Sc student during the conference and interested in inviting her to his lab for short term research. Dr. Hemalatha and Dr. Das have submitted 2 research proposals for ICMR-USA initiative and US India endowment fund. The joint review paper is under preparation. Dr. Das has invited Mr. Prasannasaamy, Ph.D scholar under the guidance of Dr. S. Hemalatha to work on their joint project at Johns Hopkins for 3 months.
Florida Atlantic university, Florida, USA
Dr. Arockiasamy, professor and director of center for infrastructure and constructional facilities from Florida Atlantic university, Dr.S.Prince Arockia Doss, Director, International Collaborations and Prof. Dr. S. Hemalatha, Professor & Dean met at International collaboration office on December, 7, 2013. During the meeting, exchange of faculty and students between SLS and FAU college of Science, Joint project funding through NSF international program, Short visit of research scholars to FAU, Faculty on sabbatical to BSAU from FAU. Dr. Arockiasamy has assured to send the contact details of researchers from FAU and he will initiate the collaboration.
University of Central Florida, USA
Dr. Pallavoor Vaidyanathan, Assistant Vice President for Research, University of Central Florida, USA had discussion with faculty of life sciences on December, 18, 2014. Dr. Pallavoor Vaidyanathan has mentioned about UCF Nano research centre and medical school research. He welcomed every faculty to have research collaboration with scientist/faculty in University of Central Florida working in their research specialization. Dr. Pallavoor Vaidyanathan also added that collaborating with scientist in US will facilitate to receive grants from National Institute of Health and National Science Foundation from USA.
Deakin university, Australia
Professor Jagat R. Kanwar Faculty of Health, Deakin University, Victoria, AUSTRALIA is interested in collaborating in the areas of nanomedicine and visited the school during December 2013 and discussed with the faculty members of school of life sciences about the future collaboration.
Curtin University, Australia
Dr. Arun Dharmarajan from Curtin University, Australia has the visited school of life sciences on 30th June 2014 and discussed about the possible areas of collaboration with faculty members. It was planned for exchange of Ph.D scholars and collaboration in proteomics and molecular biology.
Queens land University, Australia
Dr. Vito Ferro, Associate Professor, School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences, Queensland University, Australia has visited school of life sciences on January, 9, 2014. Dr. Vito Ferro gave a presentation on the various courses offered in the School of Chemistry & Molecular sciences at queensland university and also mentioned about the scholarships available for postgraduate as well as for PhD programme. Each faculty member of SLS briefed about their research area and expertise toDr. Vito Ferro. Dr. Vito Ferro also shared his field of research i.e., on anti-cancer and anti-angiogenic property of a new Heparan sulphate mimetics compound and pharmacological chaperone therapy for lysosomal storage diseases.The possibility of collaboration between SLS and UQ, exchange of faculty members, research scholars etc. are discussed.
Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
Prof.Ingrid Y Liu, Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Director,office of General and basic Education, Director, Center for Faculty development and Instructional resources is interested in collaborating with the school of life sciences in the research areas including diabetes and neurodegeneration. Sr. Ingrid invited Dr. S. Hemalatha and Vice Chancellor to Tzu Chi University to sign MOU between school of Life sciences, BSAu and Tzu Chi University, Taiwan.
SLS is collaborating with Pentagrit Research in the areas of toxico genomics, tissue chip based screening of pharma compounds.
Sankara Nethralaya-Vision research foundation
Dr. Krishnakumar and Dr. Sowmya from Vision research foundation visited SLS on 6th September, 2014 to discuss about the research collaboration on diabetic retinopathy
Xcode Life Sciences
Along with Our chairman Dean has visited Xcode life sciences on April 15, 2004 and met Dr. Narayanan and Dr. Saleem to start incubation center at BSAU. Again on May 6th Dr. Saleem visited SLS. The initiation of incubation center and possible collaborations between SLS and xcode was discussed with Registrar.
Frontier Mediville and Dr. Cherian’s heart foundation
School of Life Sciences has initiated research collaboration with the Frontier Lifeline Hospital formerly known as Dr. K.M. Cherian Heart Foundation. The team of scientists headed by Dr. Cherian visited school of life sciences and discussed about the possible areas of collaboration alsong with our vice chancellor Prof. Tareen on 23rd April 2014.
Take Solutions, USA and Chennai
SLS is Collaborating with Take solutions,Vandalur Chennai in the areas of Bioinformatics. Dr. Ganesh President, Take Solutions visited SLS on 6.1.2014 and had discussion with faculty members on current trends in Biotinformatics research.