Annapoorni Rangarajan is on a Quest to Understand How Breast Cancer Spreads

Learning what activates cancer stem cells, which can lead to metastasis, may hold the key to fighting other cancers too Annapoorni Rangarajan, Associate Professor at the Centre for Molecular Reproduction and Developmental Genetics, was bitten by what she calls the “cancer keeda” over two decades ago as a Master’s student at Nagpur University. “What really interested me was […]


Simplifying Mathematical Models to Predict Credit Risk

Mrinal K Ghosh and his collaborators came up with an easy-to-use model to calculate loan defaults A major challenge that banks face is the non-payment of loans by defaulters. It is therefore in the interest of the banks to be able to predict the likelihood of loan default by companies which borrow money, called credit […]

Navakanta Bhat on Bringing Diagnostic Devices for Diabetes to Patients

When Navakanta Bhat, the current Chairperson of the Centre for Nanoscience and Engineering (CeNSE), joined IISc, he was interested in using his expertise in nanotechnology to develop biological sensors. This interest took shape when he developed novel electrochemical methods to quantify diabetic markers in pathological specimens. But more remarkably, he has now manufactured a complete […]