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Lab tattle

February '24: Harini begins her exchange visit in the laboratory of Ann-Odile Huber at the Institut de Biologie Valrose, Nice France


February' 24: The group sets up a stall and showcases its science on Open Day


February '24: Ramray delivers a lecture on Darwin Day at the Visvesvariya museum


February '24: Collaborative paper on NHE9 in colorectal cancer led by Hari Prasad with inputs from Mallar now published in Molecular Cancer Research


February '24: Ramray participates in departmental and institutional outreach at Bapuji Institute of Engineering and Technology at Davangere

February '24: Bidita participates in teaching as part of Science for Rural India outreach 


February '24: Ramray participates in departmental and institutional outreach at St Aloysius College in Mangalore


January '24: Ramray hosts Dr Amulya Sreekumar from UPenn for a seminar in DBG


January '24: Lab contingent travels to IACR 2024: Ramray and Shyamili give talks; Mallar Satyarthi, Nilesh and Harini present posters

January '24: Bharat's paper gets a press release from IISc

January '24: Madhumitha gives an oral talk in the 10th symposium of the Dept of Bioengineering, IISc

January '24: Bidita and Partha present posters in the 10th Symposium of the Dept of Bioengineering, IISc

Ramray hosts Prof Ganesh Namasivayam from Kyoto University for a seminar in DBG


January '24: Patent for the use of repurposable drugs in cancer awarded by IPO to Shruthi, Deepak and Ramray

January '24: Group alumna Megha visits us from Vancouver


January '24: Yogesh Saravanan from Felix Rico's lab in Aix-Marseille begins a one month group visit 

December '23: Jimpi gets the Genesis award for best PhD thesis  


December '23: Ramray co-organizes the IISc-IBM STEM for Girls workshop


December '23: Group alumna Anagha visits us from San Francisco


December '23: Prasanna presents his work as a flash talk and poster in the meeting on  "Simulating tissue dynamics with cellular Potts models" at Lorentz Center, Leiden.


December '23: Ramray and Mohit host Prof Philip Pearce from University College London for a joint DBG-BE seminar


December '23: Purba successfully defends her PhD thesis on ovarian cancer metastasis

December '23: Group alumnus Dharma visits us from Chicago

December '23: Mallar, Sudiksha, Krithjgnan and Harini win prizes in the intradepartmental science quiz Koioc


December '23: Ramray presents on international granting opportunities at the Regional Young Investigator's meeting at ILS Bhubaneshwar

November '23: Purba joins Demolish Foods as a research scientist

November '23: Prasanna secures diversity funds from the Lorentz Center to travel to workshop on multiscale modeling  at Leiden

November '23:Ramray presents updates on research under the Templeton grant at L’Institut d’histoire et de philosophie des sciences et des techniques (IHPST), Sorbonne, France


November '23: Ramray partcipates in a teacher training program at the IISc Challakere campus

November '23: Bidita secures a Prime Minister's Research Fellowship

October '23: Bharat's paper on the effect of mesothelial senescence on ovarian cancer published in Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences


October '23: Prasanna's first paper on heterogeneity of adhesion in cancer cell populations now in bioRxiv


October '23: Ramray gives a talk in the 4th meeting of the Indian Cancer Genome Atlas held at IISER Pune.


September '23: Nilesh presents his work on the tumor vasculature on chip in the 'Nanobiotechnology: beyond the conventional' conference in CeNSE, IISc 

September '23: Paper on the nonlinear dynamics of the limb pattern reaction-diffusion system accepted in Mathematical Biosciences

September '23: Paper with Samrat Chatterjee's group in THSTI on the role of neuraminidase inhibition in ovarian cancer accepted in iScience

July '23: Nikhita wins the Krothapally Satyanarayana and Vimaladevi Medal for her performance in the UG Biology program


July '23: Nikhita leaves the group to pursue her PhD at the University of California San Francisco

July '23: Monica ends her stint in the group and moves on to her PhD at the University of Wisconsin Madison

July '23: Prasanna successfully finishes his comprehensive evaluation and is now a PhD candidate

 July '23: Ramray presents a poster in the India Alliance Conclave in Hyderabad 

June '23: Purba presents a colloquium on her doctoral dissertation research

June '23: Ramray gives academy lectures at PSG College of Arts and Sciences in Coimbatore

June '23: We host Dr Sethu Pitchiaya from U Mich Ann Arbor for a seminar in DBG

June '23: Shyamili wins an ICMR travel award to attend the EACR 2023 Congress in Turin

June '23: Ramray participates in the 1st Franco Indian campus workshop of IISc with IIIT-D, Ashoka Uni, and the Université Côte d'Azur


June '23: We host Prof Kasturi Mitra from Ashoka University for a seminar in DBG.


June '23: Bharat leaves the group to join the graduate biology program at Vanderbilt University

June '23: Bharat's paper on senescence associated matrisomal phenotype now in bioRxiv


May '23: Satyarthi coorganizes a workshop on Finite Element Analysis in CeNSE

May '23: Krithjgnan joins the group as a project assistant to work on the dictyostelium-cancer project

May '23: Collaborative paper with Tapa Bhattacharya and his graduate student Sreepadmanabh (former group intern) is published in Biomedical Materials


May '23: Karthik, Nikhita and Bharat defend their undergraduate and masters thesis with aplomb

April '23: Prasanna selected for the Axis Bank PhD fellowship for the year 2023-24

April '23: Collaborative paper with Samrat Chatterjee, THSTI on metabolic models of ovarian cancer now in bioRxiv


April '23: Ramray is a visitor at the Laboratory of Adhesion and Inflammation at Aix-Marseille University, France


March '23: The morphogenesis group goes all out to showcase its science on Open Day 2023

March '23: Ramray co-organizes the NTU-IISc symposium on Health and Life Sciences at IISc 


February '23: Vishnu BS wins best oral presentation prize at the Seoul International Symposium on Surgical Oncology 2023


February '23: Ramray coorganizes Physics of Cells and Tissues symposium with

Mohit Kumar Jolly ​​

February '23: Biswadeep wins best poster award at the 3rd World Congress on translational cancer research, 2023

January '23: Jimpi defends her PhD thesis and leaves the lab to join Quynh Le's group at Stanford 

January '23: CVS Prasanna wins best poster award at IACR annual meeting 2023


December '22: Ramray joins the editorial board of the Journal of Biosciences

November '22: Ramray gives a talk in the 4th Australasian Glycobiology Symposium

November '22: Ramray gives a talk in the 3rd International conference series organized by Oncoseek Bio 

October '22: Navya Rastogi successfully defends her PhD thesis on circulating tumor cell isolation

October '22: Ramray gives a talk in the molecular and translational research conference at Sri Shankara Cancer Foundation, Bengaluru

October '22: Ramray gives a talk in the statistical biophysics program at ICTS, Bengaluru

October' 22: Sudiksha secures a PMRF fellowship through direct entry

October '22: Satyarthi successfully clears his comprehensive evaluation and is now a PhD candidate 

September '22: Satyarthi attends the mechanobiology of cancer summer school in Barcelona

September '22: Mallar successfully clears his comprehensive evaluation and is now a PhD candidate

September '22: Anu showcases our research on social amoeba in the science exhibition of Pravega 2022

August '22: Shyamili wins Genesis, DST and EMBO travel awards to attend an EMBO conference on cancer signaling in Croatia

August '22: Mallar wins an EMBO travel award to attend a EMBO conference on cancer signaling in Croatia

August '22: JImpi wins Genesis Travel Award to attend a winter school on bioengineering in Barcelona

August '22: Jimpi and Satyarthi's paper on ancient ECMs accepted for publication in Computational and Systems Oncology

August '22: Jimpi presents her thesis colloquium

July '22: Shahid leaves the group to pursue his PhD under the CiM-IMPRS Graduate Program at Uni Münster

June' 22: Jimpi attends, and presents her work in the Winter School on Engineered Systems in Barcelona

June '22: Ramray coorganizes the MERCK Stem for Girls workshop at IISc

June '22: Ramray speaks at C-DNA workshop at CeNSE, IISc
June' 22: Ramray interacts with PUC teachers from Odisha at Challakere campus, IISc

May '22: Anu, Jayita and Souvik join the laboratory as undergraduate interns

May' 22: Dharma and Shyamili's review on ECM as a driver of tumor heterogeneity accepted for publication in Physical Biology

May '22: Dharma, Mallar and Shahid's paper on Galectin-9 accepted for publication in ACS Chemical Biology

May '22: Navya presents her PhD thesis colloquium

April '22: Monica and Bharath successfully defend their masters and undergraduate research theses.
March '22: Ramray gives a talk in Clevergene, Bangalore

February '22: Dharma nominated for the C V Hanumantha Rao best departmental thesis Medal

February '22: Biswadeep Ghosh Roy joins the laboratory as a project associate

January '22: Ramray gives a talk on galectins at Galectio Inc; Mallar presents his first poster in the 8th annual symposium of BSSE 

December '21: Ramray joins the EMBO Global Investigator network

November '21: Research on "cellular agency in multicellular development and cancer" funded by John Templeton Foundation begins!
October '21: Ramray is associate professor, MRDG

September '21: Shahid rejoins the lab as a project assistant

August '21: Review with Stuart Newman and Tilmann Glimm on the synchrony of digit morphogenesis accepted in Biosystems 

August '21: Monica rejoins the lab to work on her Masters project on morphogenesis. Bharat joins the lab to work on his undergraduate thesis on senescence and cancer.

July '21: Jimpi's paper on ovarian cancer spheroidogenesis
published in Life Science Alliance

June  '21: Ramray is associate faculty, Bioengineering, IISc

May '21: Dharma's commentary on Gal-3 NT driven liquid-liquid phase separation published in PNAS

April '21: Durjay's paper on a unified framework on cancer migration gets published in the Journal of Theoretical Biology
April '21: Navya's paper on the turn effect in catching circulating cancer cells is published in Analytica Chimica Acta

March' 21: Dharma Pally successfully defends his PhD thesis!

Feb '21: Bhaskar's paper on heterogeneity within distcrete high mutator populations published in BMC Ecology and Evolution

Feb '21: Purba's paper on biphasic response of Collagen polymers to dermatan sulfates published in JBMR Part A

Jan '21: Ramray conferred with Prof. Priti Shankar Teaching Award for Science

Jan '21: Dharma's paper on breast cancer glycan heterogeneity is accepted for publication in ACS Central Science 

Sep '20: Paper with Ambarish Ghosh group  on nanobots detecting cancer ECM published in Angewandte Chemie

We are a group at the Indian Institute of Science, united by our interests in biological morphogenesis. Morphogenesis emphasizes searching for rules that determine the structure, and hence function, of tissues and organs. It also implies an investigation into how such rules are subverted, or new rules innovated, in diseases such as cancer.

Graphical abstract of our latest paper (Arora et al, iScience, 2023)

ovarian cancer cells (green) interaction with mesothelial cells (red) Thapa et al, CMLS, 2023

Ovarian cancer cells showing colective aggregation on ECM substrata

simulations of ovarian cancer cells (green) with  mesothelia (red) Thapa et al, CMLS, 2023

Our spheroid image on the cover (Langthasa et al, Lif Sci All, 2021)

simulation of a population of cells (Kumawat et al, BMC Ecol Evol, 2021)

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