Funded Projects

  • 2017-2020 “Open Source Image Analysis Platform of Cellular and Sub-Cellular Microscopy Data: Leveraging Big Data Analysis Tools from Astronomy” Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt of India. In COLLABORATION with Dr. Niruj Mohan, NCRA-TIFR, Pune, India
  • 2018-2021 “Microtubule-based Mechanisms of Colchicine Resistance of the Producing Plant Gloriosa superba and Insect Feeder Polytela gloriosae”, SERB, Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. In COLLABORATION with Prof. Uma Shaanker, Univ. Agri. Sci. (UAS) Bangalore, India
  • 2019-2021 IISER Pune CNRS collaborative PhD programme on “Understanding mechanobiological basis of the evolutionary diversity in spindles dynamics of nematodes” with Prof. Marie Delattre, ENS Lyon, France.
  • An image taken from Dr. Delattre's webpage

    C. elegans embryos

  • 2020-23: Centre Franco-Indien pour la Promotion de la Recherche Avancée (CEFIPRA) project on “Understanding the mechanobiological  basis of evolutionary diversity in spindle dynamics of nematodes” with Dr. Marie Delattre, ENS Lyon, France.
  • May-Oct 2019 “A synthetic biology approach to directed evolution” funded by Indian Biological Engineering Competition (iBEC) for iGEM2019, by Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India

    iBEC: The contest for funding for iGEM

  • 2020-2021: Shastri Institute Indo-Canadian Institute COVID-19 PANDEMIC RESPONSE GRANT (SCPRG): CALL FOR
    INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS with Dr. Keith Pardee, Univ. Toronto, Canada

Project positons

  1. PhD position as a part of IISER Pune’s PhD programme (on offer for those already selected in the BioPhD programme 2019) for the CNRS-IISERPune Collaborative PhD position). Topic: “Mechanobiological constraints on evolution of spindle mechanics in C. elegans” [vacancy filled]
  2. Postdoc position on Microtubule dynamics: likely to open in December 2020. Email me at cathale@iiserpune in case of interest.
  3. Project Assistant position: programming in Python for Image Analysis and BigData methods. Position likely to open in November 2019. Those with sufficient MATLAB/Python programming experience only need apply. [Project completed]
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