Frugal Science: Hacking a Fitness Tracker for Continuous Bacterial Growth Monitoring

We are pleased to introduce Dr. Ganga Chinna Rao Devarapu, an expert in photonics. In this interview with Bio Patrika, Dr. Devarapu talks in depth about his journey in the field of photonics, his love for robotics and miniaturization and finally shed some light on his entrepreneurship plans.

Impact of Nanotechnology in Rural Area for Health and Safety: Farmers in Natural Agroengineering

For 20 years, Brij Lal Meena has been trying to produce better and healthy food using fruit farming methodologies. He has noticed non-scientific and toxic chemical methodologies for farming and agriculture that cause various human health issues. Additionally, he has seen a rapid growth of cancer in rural areas “especially in North India.” Therefore, he decided to work for healthy food production without using carcinogenic chemicals. Recently, Brij Lal Meena started working with Dr. Rajendra Prasad, who is a Nanomedicine Investigator at Prof. Rohit Srivastava’s NanoBios Lab, Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai Powai, India. Brij Lal Meena is an agroengineer farmer who belongs to a remote village named Jirota, Karauli in Rajasthan. He has noticed various cancer cases in rural areas suffering from the high cost of treatment and lack of knowledge for early-stage diagnosis and treatment causing immense pressures on cancer patients that made him work for toxic chemical-free fruit farming “food production” as an Agroengineer. He has approached Dr. Rajendra to utilize and learn nanomedicine concepts for a better quality of fruit production without using toxic chemicals.

Interview with Rakesh Shiradkar, a Biomedical Engineer and Research Assistant Professor

Rakesh Shiradkar, PhD is Research Assistant Professor at Department of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH, USA. His research focus includes building novel computational tools and machine learning models for characterization, diagnosis, and prognosis of cancer on imaging.