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Vidyalakshmi Muthukumar


My name is Vidyalakshmi. I started my PhD program at the University of Warwick in September 2013. I love doing research in science and engineering. I am familiar with and will be using both experimental and computational tools to study the organization of divisome components, primarily FtsZ which is a key conserved protein mediating bacterial cell division. With this project I want to go further in the direction of solving the jigsaw puzzle biological systems present at cellular and molecular level, as there in lies the present and the future of our healthcare systems.

Academic Background

2013 - Present:

  • PhD pursuing, Analytical Science, MOAC DTC, University of Warwick
    'Organization of the divisome complex components'
    Supervisors: Prof. Alison Rodger, Dr. Syma Khalid

2010 - 2013:

  • MSc(Thesis), Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey, USA
    Projects: 'Computer Simulation Study of Stimuli Responsive Self assembly of Bio-colloids for applications in tissue engineering and materials design', 'Dissipative Particle Dynamics simulation for polymer drying and comparison with experimental results'

2006 - 2010:

  • B.Tech, Biotechnology, SASTRA University (India)