MANMEET SINGH

Email ms13rs039@iiserkol.ac.in, manmeetsinghbiotech@gmail.com

Phn: 8708267154,7585953108

About me

I am a Phd (SRF) student at IISER Kolkata working on Spike protein Host cell interaction.

Research Interest:

My study is focused to understand the virus induced demyelination in an experimental animal model. We are dissecting the spike protein (virus host attachment protein) to design a therapeutic target to check the virus induced neuroinflammation and neuroinflammation mediated demyelination and axonal loss.These finding will provide us an insight for effective MS treatment.

Education:

>Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata India Pursuing PhD in Neurovirology 2014 onwards.

>Department of Biotechnology, Kumaun University, Nainital. Master of Science (Biotechnology),Year 2011-2013.

>S.D. (PG) College, Panipat affiliate by Kurukshetra university. Bachelor of Science.Year 2007-2010

Awards:

DuPre fellowship 2015 by Multiple Sclerosis international federation society.

Qualified National level examination jointly conducted by CSIR-UGC Govt. of India -JUNE 2013 in Life sciences. Qualified National level examination DBT-JRF MAY 2013 conducted by Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India. Qualified Graduate Aptitute Test For Engineering 2013 conducted by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. Qualified for Monthly stipend from Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science, Govt. of India, 2011.

Acquired Haryana State Government Merit Scholarship for Bachelor Studies.

Conference attended:

1.Participated in 10th year Celebration of Excellence in Science at IISER Kolkata “Advances in Life Sciences” held on January 13-15, 2017.

2.Delivered a Platform talk and won Prof. Don Gilden Memorial Award in an International „Indo US Symposium on Central Nervous System viral infection and its Therapy 2016‟ jointly organised by University of IOWA, USA, IISER Kolkata and BHU, India from November 14-17, 2016.

3.Won Best poster award in Frontiers in Modern Biology 2015, organized by Dept of Biological Sciences IISER Kolkata from December 5- 6, 2015.

4.Attended the 3 day workshop course on “Advanced Microscopy and Imaging Technique” jointly organized by DSS image Pvt. Limited, Olympus Medical System India Pvt. Ltd.And Photometrics (USA) and IISER Kolkata from Dec.16-18 , 2014.

5.Participated in National training on “STRUCTURE AND SEQUENCE BIOINFORMATICS” held on March 22-23, 2012 organized by Department of Biotechnology, K.U. Nainital, sponsored by DBT, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi.

6.DBT sponsored program on“Computational Biology and its Application.” 15-16, March 2013.Frontiers in Modern Biology 2015 organized by IISER Kolkata.

7.Participated in “National Science Day” held on February 28th 2012 organized by Department of Biotechnology, K.U. Nainital, sponsored by DBT, Govt. of India and UCOST, Govt. Of Uttarakhand.

8.Assisted in 2nd State level Science and Technology Youth Festival 2013

Publications:

Book chapter titled:

Demyelinating disease and Neuroinflamation. DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-1711-7_5 Research Article:

Cytoplasmic tail of coronavirus spike protein has intracellular targeting signals (co-author) Journal of Biosciences 2017; Volume 42 (2), page 231-44.

Role of Cis-trans Isomerization in altering Neural Cell Fusogenicity (manuscript under preparation)

Skills:

Animal cell culture, Immunoflourescence, Western blot, qPCR, Molecular cloning,Targeted recombination technique for generation of Mouse Hepatitis Virus Strain, Mice handling, Mice dissection, Flow cytometery, Microscopy, Histopathology, Cryosectioning. Molecular dynamics with GROMAC, BLAST, Chimera, VMD,Adobe Photoshop.