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MSc (Bioinfo), MPhil (Bioinfo), PhD (Bio/chem-informatics).


Associate Professor - Senior, Department of Biotechnology, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal

Research Interests

Protein modeling, Drug design, Enzyme structure-function relationships, Probiotics, Biopolymers

Professional Information

Professor & Head, Department of Biotechnology, Manipal Institute of Technology, MAHE, Manipal

Awards and recognition (Provided by external agencies) :

1) Received a Young scientist award from VGST, Govt. of Karnataka, India 2010 

2) Obtained a Cambridge International certificate for teachers & trainers, 2012

3) Recognized as a ‘subject expert in Bioinformatics’ appointed by Agricultural 
Scientist Recruitment Board (ASRB), New Delhi, India, 2017 

4) Recognized as a “Senior Consultant” by the Director, Novoinformatics (an IIT
Delhi based Drug Discovery R & D company), 2012 

5) Nominated as an External Expert in Bioinformatics, by the Director, Indian 
Institute of Spices Research, Calicut, Kerala, India 

Creative Works

1) Balaji S and Neela S. Protein Kolam: An Artistic Rendition of Molecular Structure Data. Leonardo, 2013, 46 (1), 24–29.

2) Balaji S . Biomorphic Presentation of Proteins: Artistic Science or Scientific Art? Leonardo, 2013, 46 (3), 226–231 

Intellectual Property

1) Patent: (Application no. 202141017139), Filed date 12/04/2021, Published date 14/10/2022 : “Process of preparing an enzyme composition for reducing stickiness in honeydew-contaminated cotton”.

2) Patent: (Application no. 202341040119), date 12/06/2023: “METHOD OF PREPARING AN ENZYME COMPOSITION”

3) Patent: (Application no. 202241067961), date 25/11/2022: “A COMPOSITION FORMING A BIO-PLASTIC FILM AND METHODTHEREOF”


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


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