Women in science: I am a woman, a wife, a mother, and a scientist!

Dr. Manveen K Sethi serves as Instructor of Biochemistry at the Boston University School of Medicine, USA. She did her Ph.D. at Macquarie University (MQ), Australia, under the primary supervision of Dr. Morten Thaysen-Andersen,where she utilized mass spectrometry proteomics and glycomics analysis to understand underlying molecular mechanisms in colorectal cancer . After her Ph.D., she joined Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), USA, as a postdoctoral associate under Prof. Joseph Zaia, where she is currently employed in a research faculty-track position of Instructor. Her research work involves identifying and characterizing biomolecules such as proteins and glycans using mass spectrometry techniques and utilizing this information to understand biomolecular deregulation in human diseases, such as cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Recently, she received a Bright Focus Foundation fellowship award to investigate extracellular matrix changes in Alzheimer’s disease.

A new B.Tech program in Biomedical Engineering from IIT Hyderabad

IIT Hyderabad has announced a new B. Tech. program in Biomedical Engineering. This will be a unique program that trains engineers in next generation healthcare technologies and prepare them to work at the frontiers of healthcare innovation in the deep-tech industry or academia.

Re-inventing drug discovery by targeting biomolecular condensates

We gained exponential growth in technology over the past few decades, but the field of drug discovery has remained relatively stagnant. There is a need for re-inventing the drug discovery process with disruptive innovations. The term “disruptive innovation” first coined by Clayton M. Christensen in 1995, describes the innovations that significantly affect the way aContinue reading “Re-inventing drug discovery by targeting biomolecular condensates”

School of International Biodesign-Synergizing Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SIB-SHINE)

Recently IIT Kanpur has emerged as an innovation hub providing a platform to entrepreneurs. Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC) established at IIT Kanpur in 2000 also harbors Bioincubator, runs multiple programs to promote innovations in different fields. Recently the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) approved setting up of School of International Biodesign-Synergizing Healthcare Innovation &Continue reading “School of International Biodesign-Synergizing Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SIB-SHINE)”

Biological Condensates: video

Biological condensates or bio-condensates or protein droplets are membrane-less organelles formed as a result of proteins liquid liquid phase separation or demixing. It is important phenomenon which was recently discovered and now not only considered important for normal biological functions but also linked to pathological conditions like neurodegenerative diseases and cancer. Considering importance of this natural phenomenon, I have compiled list of sources providing video/movie of formation of biological condensates or describing this phenomenon in detail.