User Biography : Neelu Nawani is presently working as Assistant Professor at Dr. D. Y. Patil Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Institute, Pune, India. Nawani completed her Masters degree in Microbiology from Mumbai University, Mumbai, India, in the year 1996. She is a recipient of fellowship from University of Pune for doctoral studies. She was also awarded Junior and Senior scholarship from Lady Tata Memorial Trust, for research. She completed Ph.D. degree in microbiology on “Diversity of chitinases of bacterial origin” and was awarded the Doctorate degree in the year 2003 from University of Pune. Nawani has worked on several research projects as a project fellow, junior and senior research fellow and research associate. She was awarded the Young Scientists Fellowship from Department of Science and Technology, Government of India for pursuing research on the recovery of useful bioactive molecules from marine waste. She has worked on construction of genomic library of Shigella flexneri and Microbispora sp. for the identification of pathogenic islands and antibiotic synthesis clusters respectively. She is currently working on the biosynthesis of medicines to prevent cardiac disorders, cholesterol and cancer. Her scientific work has been published in national and international journals and she has presented her work in several conferences and symposia. She has availed funding from the Government of India for research projects. She has been appointed as a Trustee of the Foundation from 2006.
Biography Updated on 18 July 2012