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Posts by Mohit Nikalje

Dynamics of Climate and Renewable Energy

02 Feb 2024 under Features

Ashwin Seshadri’s lab explores vital issues related to monsoons and decarbonisation “We all want to work on socially important problems, but to build a career out of this, we need to work on problems that [also] excite us intrinsically,” says Ashwin K Seshadri, Assistant Professor at the Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (CAOS) and […]


Thermostable, Broadly Protective Vaccine Candidate for Current and Future SARS-CoV-2 Variants

01 Feb 2024 under Focus

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Raghavan Varadarajan, Professor at the Molecular Biophysics Unit (MBU), IISc, and collaborators have been working on developing a heat-tolerant vaccine that can offer protection against different strains of SARS-CoV-2 – both current and future variants. In a study published in npj Vaccines, they report the design of a synthetic antigen […]


Molecular See-saw: How Reciprocal Repression Shapes Leaf Growth

30 Nov 2023 under Highlights

Researchers at IISc have revealed a molecular mechanism for leaf growth patterning using the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. The work was carried out by Utpal Nath’s group at the Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology, with PhD student Naveen Shankar as the lead author. A leaf’s journey begins as a precursor structure called the primordium, […]