About Symposium

Bio-Engineering, one of the rapidly growing fields of research, is bound to be the cornerstone of technological advances in the near future. New ventures in the field of Bio-Engineering have increased dramatically in number, reflecting the revolution in the scientific basis for industrial development. Recognizing its significance and influence in the recent past, Amalthea’15, the annual technical summit of IIT Gandhinagar, will feature a Symposium on Bio-engineering aimed at bringing together an entire spectrum of experts and research scholars on a single platform to discuss about the different aspects of Bio-engineering and acknowledging research accomplishments. The symposium will also provide exposure to students to recent developments in Bio-engineering in Academia and Industry. The two-day Symposium, to be held on both days of Amalthea’15, i.e. 24th and 25th of October, will feature brief presentations by selected student authors on their research followed by poster exhibits and keynotes by leading researchers.

Topics for Symposium:
  • Neuro-Engineering and Prosthetics
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Nanobioengineering

GSBTM is sponsoring the live webcast of lectures on Bio-Engineering Symposium of Amalthea-2015, to be held on 24th and 25th October 2015 at IIT Gandhinagar. Live webcasting of lectures will be available on the link

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Amalthea'15 Symposium Speakers

Prof. Neeraj Jain

Senior Professor, National Brain Research Centre

Title of Talk: "Processing touch information in the brain: designing a tactile prosthetic"

Prof. Neeraj Jain is a senior scientist at the National Brain Research Centre (NBRC). He supervises the lab at NBRC which conducts researches on how the organization of different areas of the brain is altered by spinal cord injuries, and how to use the ability of the brain to change for better recoveries from the injuries. The second major goal of the his lab research is to understand how the somatosensory and the motor areas of the brain process sensory information to enable tactile perception.

Prof. Sivakumar Balasubramanian

Professor, Christian Medical College, Vellore

Title of Talk: "Neurorehabilitation Technology"

Prof. Sivakumar Balasubramanian received a B.Tech degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry, India in 2003; an M.Tech degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (2005), and a Ph.D in Bioengineering from Arizona State University (2009). He was a Post-doctoral Research Associate at Imperial College London from Feb 2010 to Oct 2012. Following this, he worked as a researcher at Tecnalia Research and Innovation (Spain) from Nov 2012 to July 2014. He is currently a Lecturer in Bioengineering at the Christian Medical College Vellore, India. His primary research interests are in the field of technology assisted neurorehabilitation, functional electrical stimulation, and quantitative sensorimotor assessment.

Prof. Sanjay Ghosh

Professor of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

Title of Talk: "Biofuels and Biochemical Processes"

Professor Sanjay Ghosh is the associate professor in the Biotechnology department in IIT Roorkee. He is a member of the Society for Chemical Industry, Belgrave, London and the Biotechnology Research Society of India, Trivandrum, India. His research interests include Biochemical Engineering, Bioprocess development, Mathematical modelling and Computer simulation of biological processes.

Dr. Jayesh Bellare

Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Title of Talk: "Nano Bioengineering"

Dr. Jayesh Bellare has several international publications, conference presentations, and patents. He has lectured at several research centres, including Caltech, IBM Almaden, and Sohio. He has nine patents (three granted), two of which are being commercially used internationally. His awards include the ICI Award for Excellence in Process/Product Development Award (1996), the NRDC Invention Award (with Prof. A. P. Kudchadker); the Presidential Award of the Electron Microscopy Society of America; the Kazato Award, Kyoto, Japan, and the Best Microscopist from Developing Countries Award of the Microscopy Society of America. He has been selected member of the International Honour Society, and listed in the international Who's Who in Technology.

Dr. Jayasri Das Sarma

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata

Title of Talk: "Motor rehabilitation using virtual reality: Neuro Engineering and Rehabilitation"

Dr. Sarma obtained a Ph.D in Biochemistry/Immunology from Jadavpur university, Calcutta, India in 1995. Following that she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at University of Pennsylvania till 2002. During 2003 she joined the University of Pennsylvania as a Senior Research Investigator after which she worked as Assitant Professor, at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia. In 2008, She joined IISER, Kolkata as Associate Professor and Chairperson, Department of Biological Sciences. She is also the visiting scientist at Children Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Philadelphia, USA; is an adjunct faculty at Department of Neurology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA and a guest lecturer at S. N. Pradhan center for Neuroscience, Ballygange Science College, Calcutta University. She has been honored with Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award and Junior Faculty Career Enhancement award. In 2007 she has received the Science Horizon Research Internships-Mentor Award (Bryn Mawr College). She has been the external member of several grant reviewing committees. She has been the selected as a member of several professional associations

Prof. Dipanjan Roy

International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad

Title of Talk: "Transition of computational modeling in biology in a decade and beyond"

Prof. Dipanjan Roy is a Professor of Neurosciences at IIIT Hyderabad. He did his PhD from CNRS, Institut de Neurosciences des Systèmes. His area of interests are: Neuroimaging, Simulation and Mathematical Modeling, Neuronal Dynamics, Information Processing, Biophysics, Signal analysis, Biological Networks and Neuroinformatics.