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iGEM IIT Madras Team comprising of the UG students of the Department of Biotechnology has won a Silver Medal in the 'manufacturing track' at the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition for their idea of developing a microbial platform in the endophytic fungus Fusairum Solani for the production of an anticancer drug, Camptothecin.  

'iGEM' IIT Madras ​​Team

·   Aanand Krishnan - BE17B001

·    Amrita Mahesh - BS18B002

·    Aniket Shevade - BS17B006

·    Burhan Sabuwala -  BE17B011

·    Gayathri Prakash - BS18B004*

·    Indraneel Chavan - BS18B016

·    Mugdha Mohkhedkar - BE17B006

·   Neha Swaminathan - BE18B008*

·    S.R.Nikitha - BE18B011

·    Rashmi Athota- BE18B035

·    Roshni Shetty - BE17B009

·    Sahana Gangadharan - BE17B038*

·    C. Sai Guha - BS17B009

·   Sankalpa Venkatraghavan - BE17B036*

·    Sathvik Anantakrishnan - BS17B002

·    Shambo Basu Thakur- BE18B012

·    Shashank H S - BE18B006

·   Shvetha Sivaprasad - BE18B013

·    Sriya Veerapaneni - BS18B007

Team Instructors and Advisors:

·  Dr. Vikas A (BT13D056)
Anand Kumar Patel (BT18S003), 
R. Dhanya (BT17D001) and 
Abrar Ali Khan (BT12D051) 
- of Prof. Nitish R Mahapatra’s Lab

· Sarayu Murali (BT16D001) and 
Khwajah Mohinudeen (BT15D020)
- of Prof.Smita Srivatsava’s Lab

· Rakesh M (BT14D033) 
- of Prof. R.Baskar’s Lab

· Santosh Kumar (BT15D025) 
- of Prof.S.N.Gummadi’s Lab

Principal Investigators:

· Prof. Nitish R Mahapatra

· Prof. Guhan Jayaraman

· Prof. Smita Srivastava

*had represented the Team at Boston