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Ramachandran Subramanian, Ph.D
Associate Professor
Department of Biotechnology 
BITS Pilani, Dubai campus 
Dubai International Academic City 
P.O. Box No: 345055, Dubai, UAE
Phone: +971-42753700, Extn: 421 

▪ M.B.A Human Resources Management, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi
▪ Ph.D Biotechnology, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
▪ M.E Biotechnology, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
▪ M.Sc Biochemistry, M.I.E.T Arts and Science College, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli
▪ B.Sc Chemistry, AVVM Sri Pushpam College, Bharathidasan University, Thanjavur

Professional Membership
▪ Editor, Nepal Journal of Biotechnology, starting from 15th June 2020 - present
▪ Life Member, Society of Toxicology, STOX-India 

Awards & Citations
▪ FEMS Young Scientist Meetings Grant (2008) 
▪ Fellow of Academy of Sciences, Animal Welfare, Society of Toxicology, India 
▪ Senior Research Fellowship, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, CSIR, Government of India, 04/2003 – 04/2007
▪ Research Fellowship, BITS-Pilani. 05/2007 – 12/2007
▪ Junior Research Fellowship, BITS-Pilani, 08/2001 – 03/2003

Academic Committees and Service
▪ Practice School/Industry Internship Visiting Faculty, 2008- till date
▪ Member, Doctoral Advisory Committee, Biotechnology, 07/2012 till date
▪ Convener, Doctoral Research Committee, Biotechnology, 07/2012 -07/2016
▪ Member, BPDC Mission 2016, 11/2014 – 2016
▪ Member, Library Committee, BITS Pilani, 12/2012 – 02/2014
▪ Member, Organizing committee, International Conference on Biotechnology & Bioengineering (ICBB-2014)
▪ Member, Program Committee, 4th International Conference on Advances in Biotechnology, (GSTF), 2014
▪ Member, Task Force 12 Research & Consultancy [Consultancy & Marketing], Vision 2020
▪ Mission 2012, BITS, Pilani, 2010- 2012
▪ Member, Technical Committee, The International Conference on Cloud Computing Technologies, Applications and Management (ICCCTAM-12)
▪ Chief Warden, BITS, Pilani-Dubai campus, 08/2008 – 12/2010
▪ Member of Disciplinary committee, BITS, Pilani-Dubai campus, 08/2008 – 12/2010
▪ Coordinated Symposium on Agricultural Biotechnology, BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus 2009
▪ External Examiner, Ras Al Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University, RAKMHSU, 2009, 2011
▪ External Examiner, Manipal University, 2010, 2011

Invited talks
Pennisetum purpureum (Napier grass) varieties for Animal Fodder
Production; International e-Conferernce on Emerging Trends in Bioscience and
Technology (ETBT-2020), "Recent Issues and Challenges in Health, Environment and
Society (RICHES)", jointly organized by School of Science, Sandip University, Nashik,
India & Biotechnology Society of Nepal (BSN), Nepal, 1 – 3 June, 2020

(a) Synthesis and Applications of Silica Based Mesoporous, Nanoporous and Nanoparticle Materials; (b) Opportunities for Higher Education in India and Abroad; Dept. of Nanotechnology, Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore, 3rd July 2015.

Research Interests

Nutrition and Health: A healthy diet is a combination of macro and micronutrients consumed in appropriate proportions to support energetic and physiological needs. Modified diets are diets with variations in the percentage of macronutrients. This change in the energy source leads to a change in metabolism and the body's regular functioning. Studies to understand the impact of diet composition on physiological, molecular and wound healing processes. 

Sustainable Agriculture: With the increasing demands for biomass, the constraints of fresh water availability and fertile lands limits its production. Saline and arid tolerant grasses and legumes have potential for biomass production. Agroforestry and intercropping help minimize the effect of salinity and enhance nutrient recycling for biomass production. The use of organic farming techniques and smart technologies help water efficiency, energy, and increase agricultural production. The current research have relevance to renewable energy and sustainable food production. 

Molecular Biology: Microbial responses to environmental carcinogens and mutagens help understand the underlying mechanisms of mutagenesis. Electron microscopy ultrastructural analysis and gene expression studies provide an insight into the functional characterization proteins.

Ongoing Projects
Cloning and expression of collagen.
Dr. S. Ramachandran, Dr. Pallab Sanpui, Dr. Mainak Dutta, 
Department of Biotechnology, BITS Pilani, Dubai campus, Dubai, UAE.
Duration: Jan 2023 – Dec 2024; Total sanctioned: AED: 536,000, Human BioSciences Inc, USA.

Completed Projects
Seed grant project in collaboration with International Centre of Biosaline Agriculture, (ICBA): 
"Optimization of Selected High Yield Grass Species for Biomass and Bioenergy Applications Using Saline and Recycled Wastewater 
PI: Dr. S. Ramachandran, Co-PIs: Dr. Khalil Ammar, Dr. Dionysia Angeliki Lyra,  ICBA, (ICBA); Dr. C. Babu, (TNAU); Dr. Neeru Sood, Dr. Trupti Gokhale, Dr. B.G. Prakash Kumar, (BPDC). 
Duration: Feb 2017- Feb 2020; Total sanctioned: BPDC: AED: 120,000 and ICBA: AED 125,000

Research Guidance
Ph.D Supervisor: 

Ms. Sirisha Nuti, Role of modified diets and recombinant collagen on wound healing in animal models, (ongoing)

Mr. Khalil Ul Rahman, Management of sustainable agricultural production systems under arid and saline conditions. (2022, completed)

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