GlmU: One Step Closer towards Breaking the Great Wall of Tuberculosis

Dr. Meetu Agarwal and Dr. Vijay Soni’s joint interview with Bio Patrika hosting “Vigyan Patrika”, a series of author interviews. Meetu and Vijay are joint-first authors on the recent research paper “Unique C-terminal extension and interactome of Mycobacterium tuberculosis GlmU impacts its in vivo function and the survival of the pathogen”, published in Biochem J (2021). In this interview, they talk about this work and its relevance in the context of the tuberculosis.

Building in silico blocks of gene networks involved in cancer

Vigyan Patrika”, a series of author interviews. Lakshay and Uday are joint-first authors on the recent research paper “Topological signatures in regulatory network enable phenotypic heterogeneity in small cell lung cancer”, published in Elife (2021). In this undergraduate special interview, authors talk about this work, its relevance in the context of the cancer and their motivation for research.

Web-building in the social spiders depends on the availability of prey

Dr. Divya Uma’s interview with Bio Patrika hosting “Vigyaan Patrika”, a series of author interviews. Dr. Divya is a behavioral ecologist at the Azim Premji University (APU), Bangalore. She teaches undergraduate courses in biology. She is interested in concepts like predator-prey interactions, mimicry, sociality in insects and spiders. When she is not teaching, she likes to paint, listen to music and get lost in the forest! Here, she talks about her recent paper titled “Influence of prey availability on web-building in the social spider Stegodyphus sarasinorum (Araneae: Eresidae)” published in the Journal of Arachnology (2021).

SWEATSENSER Dx: A Wearable Device for Tracking Infections from Sweat

Mr. Badrinath Jagannath’s interview with Bio Patrika hosting “Vigyaan Patrika”, a series of author interviews. Badri is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Bioengineering at The University of Texas at Dallas. He completed his Bachelors in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering in India and obtained Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Arizona State University in 2015 before joining Dr. Shalini Prasad’s lab at UT Dallas. His research interests include developing wearable and point-of-care devices for precision health. His current research focuses on developing wearable sensors for real-time monitoring of upper respiratory infections and inflammatory bowel disease non-invasively from sweat. Badri currently has 17 peer-reviewed publications among which two of the publications have been recognized as one of the Top 10 articles in Nature Scientific Reports and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases journals. He has received several awards and fellowships for his research work. Badri has given podium presentations at various conferences and has also been an invited Plenary speaker for his work on wearable diagnostics. His research work on infection monitoring wearable sensor has received a lot of recognition and was recently featured at the ACS conference 2021.