B.S. Abdur Rahman University,
Seethakathi Estate,
Chennai -600048.
Phone :+91-44-22751347,48,50,75



International Research collaborations

Our academic and research work is an international enterprise. We are interested to collaborate with researchers at universities, hospitals, industries around the globe. We are collaborating on joint research, faculty and student exchange, teaching, joint workshops and conferences.  



Name of the faculty member

Name of the Institute

Project title

Name of the collaborator


Papers/patents/grants/any other


Dr. S. Hemalatha


Dr. M.K. Sangeetha

Johns Hopkins University, USA

Micro RNA mediated diagnostics

Dr. Samirjit Das

3 journal publications

2 publications under review

3 Indo-USA grants submitted

Established undergraduate summer research internship programme.

Through this programme students  have been sent from 2015, 2016

Teaching one credit course in 2014, 2015

Orgnized 2 international conferences jointly

Sent Dr. Sangeetha for post doctoral work,

Offered Post Doctoral  Position for Mr Mohd Shahanbaj Khan


Dr. S. Hemalatha


Purdue university

Electro Chemotherapy, smart phone based diagnosis of diabetes, cancer

Dr. Raji sundarrajan

Submitted 4 Indo USA grants

One journal publication is accepted

2 journal publications are under review

1 conference publication


Dr. Soumen Bera

University of Illinois at Chicago

Cancer biology

Dr. Alan M Diamond

Three publications


Dr. S. Hemalatha

Dr. R. Karthikeyan

Dr. Shahul Hameed


University of Nottinghm, UK

Natural products from actinomycetes


Teaching biotechnology with technology

Dr. Nagamani Bora


Dr. Ledjwig Decker

Sent 2 faculty through Erasmus fund

Submitted Indo UK grant for teaching

Working on 2+2 student model


Dr. S. Hemalatha


University of East London, UK

Natural pharma products

Dr. Muklehur Rahman

Organized joint International conference


Dr. S. Hemalatha

Dr. M.k. Sangeetha

University of Malaya, Malaysia

Diabetic Retinopathy

Dr. Tengku ain Kamalden


Dr. Khalidin

Submitted tripartite Indo-Malaysia-USA grant

Students exchange from November 2017


Dr. S. Hemalatha


University of Tokyo, Japan

Plant hormone response and molecular signaling




Dr. S. Hemalatha


Hiroshima university, Japan

Plant stress response

Dr. Tomoimichi



Dr. S. Hemalatha


University of Turkey

University of victoria, canada

Developing diagnostic device by utilizing nano particles

Dr. Bhullar

On going

 4 Students will be sent for summer internship

Planning to submit Indo Canada grant

Planning to organize joint workshop during summer


Dr. S. Hemalatha

Mr. Mohd. Shahanabaj Khan


University of California, Irvine

Plant biotechnology

Technology development and Innovation

Dr. Anand



Dr. S. Hemalatha


University of Missouri, USA

Nano technology, Antimicrobial peptide

Dr. Raghuraman

Dr. Anandhi

Biotech Innovation and Entrepreneurship course will be offered to final year B.Tech students

Collaborative research on antimicrobial peptide screening


Dr. S. Hemalatha


Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, Sri lanka

Novel anti cancerous and antidiabetic compounds from Hemidesmus indicus

Dr. Kalaivani

Indian-Sri Lankan inter-governmental

science & technology cooperation programme

Joint Research grant submitted

Research scholars exchange from Srilanka to work on the project in BSACU


Dr. S. Hemalatha


University of Melbourne, Australia

B.Sc blended program

Dr. Andrew Drinnan

Joint B.Sc Blended program will be offered after meeting in July 2017


Dr. P. Ashok Kumar

Dr.S. Hemalatha

University of Lankashire

Cancer and diabetes

Dr. Jaipaul S

Delivered invited lectures


Dr.S. Hemalatha

Keck center, Univeristy of Virginia, USA

Molecular imaging

Dr. P. Ammasi

Delivered invited lectures


Dr. Khurshid

King Saud University, KSA


Dr.  Nasser

One research publication


Dr. Neesar Ahmed

Wayne State University, USA

Cancer signaling

Dr. AsfarAzmi



Dr. Sudarkodi Sukumar

Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute, University of South California, USA

Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Dr.Pradeep Anand Ravindranath

Collaborative M.Sc project

Exiqon, Denmark

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.

Biorad, USA

SLS is collaborating with the 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 Biorad demonstrated the applications of Real-time PCR and participants had hands-on experience with Real-time PCR. 

Eppendorf, Germany

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 the 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 a discussion with faculty of life sciences on December 18, 2014. Dr. Pallavoor Vaidyanathan has mentioned about UCF Nano research center and medical school research. He welcomed every faculty to have a research collaboration with scientist/faculty at the University of Central Florida working in their research specialization. Dr. Pallavoor Vaidyanathan also added that collaborating with a scientist in the US will facilitate to receive grants from National Institute of Health and National Science Foundation from the 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 the 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 the possible areas of collaboration with faculty members. It was planned for the 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 the 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 Ph.D. 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 the anti-cancer and anti-angiogenic property of a new Heparan sulfate 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 the school of Life sciences, BSAR-CIST and Tzu Chi University, Taiwan.

National Collaboration: 

Pentagrit Research

SLS is collaborating with Pentagrit Research in the areas of toxicogenomics, 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 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 the school of life sciences and discussed the possible areas of collaboration along with our vice chancellor Prof. Tareen on 23rd April 2014.

Take Solutions, USA and Chennai

SLS is Collaborating with Taking solutions, Vandalur Chennai in the areas of Bioinformatics. Dr. Ganesh President, Take Solutions visited SLS on 6.1.2014 and had a discussion with faculty members on current trends in Bioinformatics research.