Dr. Gangamma S - Miscellaneous

Awards Received

1) European Respiratory Society short term fellowship 2017, Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University, London.

2) Visiting Scientist, SDS-TRC Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases, Bangalore, 2013-2014

3) Young scientist award (Earth and atmospheric sciences), DST-SERC, Govt. of India. 2009-2012 (Awardedexcellent grade from the committee).

4)  Rajiv Gandhi national fellowship, Govt. of India. 2006-2011.

5) Invited as chair for Indoor air 2005, Beijing, China, 2005

6) Best Student office bearer award, IIT Bombay, 2004

7) Awarded first place in poster presentation at Envirovision-2010, IEA & IIT Bombay

8) Awarded financial support under TEQIP-II-World class University Research interaction program to attend research interaction at University of Toronto, Canada, June-July 2014

9) Awarded financial support under TEQIP-II-National Research interaction program to attend research interaction at Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi, June-July 2013

Membership of Professional Bodies

1) Indian Aerosol Science and Technology Association (IASTA)-Life membership

2) Indian Immunology Society (IIS)-Life membership

3) European Respiratory Society-Annual membership

4) European Microbial and Infectious Diseases Society-Annual membership

5) Institute of Engineers (IE)-Life membership

6) International Society of Indoor air quality and climate- Annual membership

7) American Thoracic Society-Annual membership

Professional Training Received

2018-Engineering mammalian cells with CRISPR tools, CCMB, Hyderabad

2017-Basic techniques in Virology, PGIMER, Chandigarh

2016- Environmental immunology, Queen Mary University, London, UK

2015- Environmental immunology, University of Toronto, Canada

2014- Environmental immunology, University of Toronto, Canada

2013- Advanced training on Danio Rerio model for Environmental Health, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), New Delhi

2012-Basic training on Danio Rerio model for Environmental Health,TIFR, Pune campus

2012-Advanced training on Cellular Immunology, Centre for DNA Finger Printing and Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad

2011-Advanced training on Flow Cytometry,NCBS, Bangalore

2010-Training on Animal Cell Culture, NCCS, Pune

Reviewer experiences:

1) Reviewer at SERB-DST

2) Reviewer, IMPRINT- DST

3) Reviewer, NPDF-SERB

4) Reviewer, Medical Research Council (MRC), UK

5) Reviewed journal Publications- Inhalation Toxicology, Journal of Energy and Environmental Sustainability,

Training and skills

Biological techniques: CRISPR, PCR, RT-PCR, ELISA, mRNA and DNA isolation, cell culture, blood cell separation, phagocytosis, macrophage killing assay, bacterial adhesion assay, macrophage differentiations, Biofilm study on lung cells, hematological parameters, biochemical analysis of blood, intra-tracheal instillation (mouse), flow cytometry for proteins and surface expression, EMSA, Cytotoxicity assay, western blot, basic techniques with zebrafish.

Bioaerosol sampling and analysis: Biosampler, Anderson Impactor, Biolog, 16sRNA, Protein analysis, endotoxin analysis, bacterial measurement (flow cytometry, fluorescence microscope).

Air pollution sampling and analysis: Impactors, nebulizer, condensation aerosol generator, nano particle measurement (SMPS), CPC, and OPC.

Instrumentation developed for air pollution measurement: Three stage cascade impactor, Nebulizer, Liquid impaction for bioaerosol sampling, Condensation aerosol generator.

Mathematical model development: Lung deposition models for Non-hygroscopic and hygroscopic particles, Fog microphysics and visibility model, deposition model for semi volatile organic compounds in human lungs.

Training institutes: PGIMER Chandigarh, BARC Trombay, ACTRAC Bombay, IIT Bombay, NCBS Bangalore, NCCS Pune, TIFR Pune unit, IGIB, New Delhi, CDFD Hyderabad, CCMB Hyderabad, University of Toronto, Queen’s Mary university London.

Invited lecture/talk

1)  Air pollution, health and control: An overview. Talk delivered for Mangalore refineries and petroleum Limited, Mangalore staff at NITK Surathkal, 23rd March 2018.

2) Air pollution, inflammation and health: Overview. Talk delivered at Department of Chemical Engineering, NITK Surathkal, 11th April 2018.

3) Urban air pollution: Inflammation and Infections. Talk delivered at Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Chennai, 2nd November 2017.

4) Airborne bacterial diversity in metropolitan cities of India:  Respiratory deposition and health implications. Invited speaker at International symposium-MICROHD-2016, February 2016, NIANP, Bangalore

5) Airborne particulate matter and Health: Inflammation and Regulation. Talk delivered at Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kanpur on 15th March 2013.

6) Airborne particulate matter and health: A Case study on wastewater treatment exposure. Talk delivered in three day workshop on “Recent Trends in Monitoring, Control and Abatement of Air Pollution” at NITK Surathkal,26-28th December 2012.

7) Wastewater treatment plant exposure and health. Delivered lecturer to official of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. 20th October 2012.

8) Exposure and health effects in sewage treatment plants. Environmental Day-2010, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai.


Administrative experience

1) Member, Institute Grievance Redressal Committee, 2015-till date

2) Member secretary for Institute ethics committee, till date

3) Member secretary for Human ethics committee, till date

4) Member secretary for Animal ethics committee, 2013

5) Member, Biosafety committee, 2013

6) Convener, Institutional Dissection monitoring committee-UGC- till date

7) Serving as Institute anti ranging committee member for ladies hostel

8) Served as faculty advisor for 3rd, 4th, 5th 6th, 7th & 8th Semester Chemical Engineering, UG classes

9) Served as DUGC/DPGC secretary

10) Served as Advisor member for Departmental Testing &Consultancy

11) Served as representative for DSIR, New Delhi to work on custom clearance issue on behalf of Institute

12) Served as Departmental representative for institute ring presentation ceremony

13) Served as Departmental representative for student’s election committee

14) Served as Treasurer for NITK Staff club

15) Served as Member of NITK credit society


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Prasanna B D, Associate Professor and Head
Department of Chemical Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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