Institute Colloquium: Jayant Modak on How Modelling Can Benefit Industrial Biotechnology

It can help make the best use of available resources, says IISc’s Deputy Director Microorganisms, often described as protein-producing factories, are widely used by industrial biotechnologists to produce human proteins of therapeutic interest. One such example is human insulin, produced by the bacterium Escherichia coli (better known as E. coli) and more recently, by the […]


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 […]