• Delivered a Lecture on "Organelle turnover signaling" in Evolutionary Trends in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Biotrendz 2012 organized by Department of Biochemistry, Bharathidasan University, Trichy, India (20-Sep-2012).
• Delivered a Lecture on "Unaided autophagy is not sufficient to determine mitochondrial quality control in adipose tissue of diet-induced diabetic mice" in 38th Mahabaleshwar seminar on Mitochondria, Metabolism and Energetics organized by Tata Institute for Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, Mahabaleshwar, India (27-Jan-2014).
• Delivered a Lecture on "Effects of insulin signaling on mitochondrial turnover by targeting autophagy and mitochondrial biogenesis" in 5th International Conference on Molecular Signaling organized by AU-KBC Research Centre, MIT Campus, Anna University (12-Jan-2017).
• Delivered a Lecture on “Biotin deprivation elicits endoplasmic reticulum stress by inhibiting autophagy in aging brain” at Department of Biotechnology, MEPCO Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi, India (21-Sep-2019).
• Delivered a lecture on “Biotin deprivation inhibits autophagy to elicit ER stress in the aging brain” at Department of Genetics, University of Madras (24-Feb-2020).
• Visited Denmark Technical University, Denmark from 11-Jun-2010 to 06-Jul-2010. Purpose of visit: International Research Staff Exchange Programme (IRSES) funded by East West Food-European Union to develop collaboration in the area of metabolic engineering.
• Visited Wageningen University, The Netherlands from 10-Feb-2013 to 31-Mar-2013. Purpose of visit: International Research Staff Exchange Programme (IRSES) funded by East West Food-European Union to develop collaboration in the area of metabolic engineering.
|1||Autophagy influences hyperglycemia/ hyperinsulinemia induced adipocyte dysfunction: A possible mechanism of insulin resistance||DBT||Completed|
|2.||Dysregulation of autophagy influences mitochondria function and biogenesis in adipocytes: A Fundamental approach to insulin resistance.||DST-SERB||Completed|
|3.||Hyperinsulinemia influences autophagy and mitochondrial biogenesis: A possible mechanism of neuronal ageing||ICMR||Completed|
|4.||Hyperinsulinemia influences autophagy and endoplasmic reticulum turnover in ageing||UGC||Completed|
|5.||Differential anaplerotic flux of amino acids influences insulin sensitivity: Role of biotin on biosynthetic capacity of the cell||DST-SERB||Completed|
|6.||Metabolic Engineering of L. lactis for the production of propionic acid (Role: Co-Investigator)||DBT||Completed|
Assistant Professor, Centre for Biotechnology
Department of Biotechnology
Anna University, Chennai 600025
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