Team

Uma Subramanian Unni

Uma Subramanian Unni, PhD
Program Scientist, Kribs-Bionest

Medical Biochemist by training, her doctoral research was to evaluate the effect of lysine on protein turnover, skeletal muscle mass/function, Insulin sensitivity and stress. Stable isotope based human metabolic research; Deuterium dilution based body composition and breast milk intake studies for nutrition research and Hyperinsulinemic Euglycemic Clamp to measure Insulin sensitivity are her research areas. She developed a number of micronutrient assays on GC-MS and HPLC, has expertise is IRMS, FTIR and has set up quality assurance and proficiency testing for research laboratories. Post PhD, she served the WHO referral laboratory at Muscat, Oman as a Biochemist and later taught Biochemistry to Medical Graduates at Believers Church Medical College.
uma@rgcb.res.in

Pradipta Tokdar

Pradipta Tokdar, PhD
Program Scientist, Kribs-Bionest

As a Bioprocess professional, PradiptaTokdar has got 10 years of industrial experience. Presently, he is focusing on the development of strain and process for the high value products like Echinocandin B, Staurosporine, Liraglutide and L- methionine. Prior to this, he was associated with Aurobindo Pharma Limited, Hyderabad where he has developed the bioprocess for the commercially important Antibacterial molecules like. Pneumocandin B0, Micafungin, Anidulafungin and other useful enzymes for API's like. Threonine Dehydratase, Lucine dehydrogenase, Glutamate dehydrogenase, Threonine aldolase, Invertase, Alcohol dehydrogenase, Transaminase etc. and scaled-up process till plant level. Before that, he was with Piramal Enterprises Ltd, Mumbai where he has developed the bioprocess for different NCE moleculesas well as one of the Active Cosmaceutical Ingredient for the formulation of Anti-Aging Cream "Lacto Calamine Reneu". He has got 10 publications in different peer reviewed journals.
pradiptatokdar@rgcb.res.in

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