At present, I am Professor G in the Computational Biology group of the The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc), Chennai, India. IMSc is a constituent institution of the Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), Mumbai, India. I am also a Head of a Max Planck Partner Group in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany.
I was born in Cuttack, Odisha, India and spent my first 7 years in a small industrial township Joda in Odisha. With my parents, I then moved to Kodarma in Jharkhand (formerly Bihar) for 2 years. In 1989, I moved to Delhi with my parents and settled there for next 20 years. In Delhi, I completed my Schooling, Bachelors, Masters and PhD. In May 2008, I moved to Leipzig, Germany for my Postdoctoral work. In March 2010, I shifted my base to Orsay (suburb of Paris). Between, March 2010 and February 2012, I kept shuttling between Paris and Leipzig. In February 2012, I moved to Seattle, USA. In March 2013, I moved to Trieste, Italy to continue my research. I returned to India in 2014.
Nature likes it simple! A new study underlines biology's preference for minimal complexity
French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES), as part of the second national strategy on endocrine disruptors (SNPE2) of France, has relied on our methodology and resource DEDuCT to establish a list of substances of interest.
Indian researchers have updated and expanded a database of scientific studies on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), which was developed primarily as a tool to aid regulatory risk assessment.
B.S. Karthikeyan, Research Associate in the group, presented a poster on our work on endocrine disruptors at the Young Scientists Conference (YSC), IISF 2019 held in Kolkata. His poster won the second prize in the theme Swasth Bharat.
B.S. Karthikeyan, Research Associate in the group, presented a poster on our work on endocrine disruptors at SBCI 2019 organised by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai. His poster was adjudged to be the best poster at the meeting.
Analysis of substances suggests no correlation between chemical structure and biological effects.
Researchers in India have identified 686 potential endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) by searching and analysing the available literature. Most of the potential EDCs are used in consumer products, with evidence for adverse reproductive or metabolic effects.
In our daily lives, we get exposed to dozens of chemicals either through products we use or consume as well as through exposure to the environment. Such chemicals are present in consumer products, pesticides and insecticides, cosmetics, drugs...
Ingredients in your everyday items may have an adverse effect on your body. Chennai-based Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc) has created an online database — Database of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals...