Dr. Radhakrishnan E K
Dr. Radhakrishnan E.K is currently working as Director, Business innovation and incubation centre (BIIC) and as Assistant Professor at School of Biosciences of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and also as Joint Director of Inter University Centre for Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture (IUCOFSA), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. He completed his doctoral degree from Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India in 2008 and Post doctoral studies from The University of Tokyo, Japan in 2010. During his 12 years of research, he has published 129 research publications, 38 book chapters and 3 review papers. He edited 2 books from Springer Nature and Elsevier and 6 books are in progress. He has 2017 citations and h-index of 22 and has delivered 41 invited talks in various national and international conferences and seminars. So far twelve PhDs have been completed under his guidance. He has completed four major research projects and 1 minor project from various funding agencies and has 5 ongoing projects as PI. His research areas include plant microbe interactions, microbial natural products, microbial synthesis of metal nanoparticles, development of polymer based nanocomposites with antimicrobial effects for food packaging and medical applications.
Dr. Chandana C
Chandana C is currently working as TBI Manager at the Business Innovation and Incubation Centre, Mahatma Gandhi University. She has completed her Ph.D in Biochemistry from School of Biosciences, Mahatma Gandhi University. She has 4 research publications in peer reviewed international journals with 49 citations and h-index of 2 and 1 book chapter. She took her M.Phil degree from School of Biosciences. Her experience in BIIC includes supporting the startup incubatees, conducting awareness programmes, innovation and start up activities, coordinating various programmes related to startups and entrepreneurship in collaboration with Kerala Development Innovation and Strategic Council, IEDC-Kerala Start up Mission, writing project proposals to various state and national funding agencies and office documentation.