Authors : Nandhini Venugopal , Priya S. , Abilash M

Introduction to Bioprocess Engineering

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Nandhini Venugopal completed her B.Tech (ChemicalEngineering) from University of Madras, Tamilnadu and is a rank holder. Sheobtained M.E. in Polymer Technology with HONORS from Maharaja SayajiraoUniversity of Baroda, Gujarat. She is presently working as Senior Lecturer atDepartment of Biotechnology, The Oxford College of Engineering, Bangalore. Shehad worked in various chemical process industries and energy industry (ABBPower Technology AB, Ludvika, Sweden). She had published research and technicalpapers in various international journals and national conferences. She hadexecuted research projects in chemical engineering field funded by KarnatakaState Council for Science and Technology. Some of her research works hadacclaimed awards.

Priya S. completed her B.E. (Chemical Engineering)from R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore. She has a teaching experience of 7years. She has successfully completed 2 projects funded by Karnataka StateCouncil for Science and Technology and has guided several chemical engineeringstudents for final semester projects. She is presently working as Lecturer atDepartment of Biotechnology, The Oxford College of Engineering Bangalore.

Abilash M. is a Bioinformatics Software Engineer andis presently working at UST Global, Trivandrum. He previously worked as SeniorLecturer at the Department of Biotechnology, The Oxford College of EngineeringBangalore. He received his Masters degree (M.Tech) in Bioinformatics fromSASTRA University, Thanjavur, INDIA, with HONORS & B.E. (Biotechnology)from VTU Karnataka. He was placed in prestigious Dean's List during his M.Techprogramme and is recipient of CVT Prathibha puraskar for securing highest marksin UG programme. He has published more than 30 scientific articles in various Internationaland National Journals. He has who several awards for his papers at various conferences.He has authored a book on "Introduction to Bioinformatics and MicroarrayTechnology". He is involved in many collaborative projects includingprestigious CSIR, Open Source Drug Discovery project on annotation of M.Tuberculosis. He is member of editorial board & reviewer for severalInternational journals.