IIT Madras Bioincubator

Early and Translational Accelerator

Dr. Shashi Bala Prasad

Senior Scientist

Dept. Of Biotechnology, IIT Madras

Contact Details

E-mail: replyshashi@gmail.com
Current Job Role
  •  Engaged in developing technology for company sponsored projects
  •  Engaged in BIRAC supported Early translational Accelerator (ETA) Projects of IITM Bioincubator
  •  Organizing workshops and conferences for IITM- Bioincubator
  •  Nurturing start-up biotech companies incubated at IITM-Bioincubator
  •  Provide technical support to the incubatees whenever desired
  •  Help in managing daily operations of IITM-Bioincubator
Academic Qualification
  •  Doctor of Philosophy: Department of Biotechnology, IIT Madras
  •  Post Graduate Diploma in Patent Law, NALSAR University, Hyderabad
  •  Master of Technology: School of Biochemical Engineering, IIT, BHU, Varanasi
  •  Master of Science: Department of Biochemistry, BHU, Varanasi
  •  Bachelor of Science: Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi
Research and Teaching Experience
  •  Senior Scientist, IITM-Bioincubator, IIT Madras Research park
  •  Senior Scientist, Sudhin Biopharma Pvt Ltd – IIT Madras Joint Project
  •  Senior Scientist, Evolva Biotech Pvt Ltd., Chennai
  •  Ph.D. Research, Department of Biotechnology; IIT Madras
  •  M.Tech Research, School of Biochemical Engineering, IIT, BHU Varanasi
  •  Lecturer, MGR Janaki college of Arts and Science (University of Madras, Chennai)
Honours and Awards
  •  Instructor of the IIT Madras IGEM team (2017) - Awarded Silver, IGEM foundation, Boston, United States
  •  Instructor of the IIT Madras IGEM team (2016) -Awarded Silver in International Genetically Engineered Machine competition - a highly reputed synthetic biology competition held by IGEM foundation, Boston, United States
  •  Awarded Department of Science and Technology’s Woman Scientist fellowship (WOS-A) 2009-12
  •  Awarded international travel grant by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India to attend Enzyme Engineering XXI, Colorado, USA
  •  Awarded international travel grant by Indian Institute of Technology Madras to attend 14th International Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition, Italy
  •  Instructor of the IIT Madras-IGEM team (2010) -Awarded Gold in IGEM 2010 - a competition held by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
  •  Awarded second prize for best oral presentation at ChemBiotech’08,National University of Singapore, Singapore
  •  Awarded Gold medal in M.Tech (Biochemical Engineering)
  •  Awarded Gold medal in M.S (Biochemistry)
  •  Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering(GATE) with a percentile score of 97.34
  •  Awarded prestigious Half Time Research Assistantship (HTRA) fellowship from IIT Madras from 2005-09
Research Publications
  •  Prasad S. B., G. Jayaraman and K. B. Ramachandran (2010) Hyaluronic acid production is enhanced by the additional co-expression of UDP-glucose pyrophosphorylase in Lactococcus lactis. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 86: 273-283.
  •  Prasad S. B., G. Jayaraman and K. B. Ramachandran (2012) Transcription analysis of hyaluronic acid biosynthesis genes in Streptococcus zooepidemicus and metabolically-engineered Lactococcus lactis Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 94: 1593-607
  •  Hmar R. V., Prasad S. B., G. Jayaraman and K. B. Ramachandra (2014) Chromosomal integration of hyaluronic acid synthesis (has) genes enhances the molecular weight of hyaluronan produced in Lactococcus lactis. Biotechnol. J., 9:1554-1564
International Conference Proceedings
  •  Prasad, S. B., G. Jayaraman and K. B. Ramachandran> (2011) Effect of co-expression of genes from has operon on hyaluronic acid production and real-time analysis of their expression in metabolically engineered L. lactis. Poster Presentation. Enzyme Engineering XXI, 18-22 September, Colorado, USA
  •  Sanghe, N., S. B. Prasad, K. B. Ramachandran and G. Jayaraman (2011) Metabolic flux analysis and investigation of hyaluronic acid production in continuous cultures of metabolically-engineered Lactococcus lactis NZ9000. Oral Presentation. International Symposium on “Bioprocess Industry - Academia interaction”, July 24-27, VIT University, Vellore
  •  Deepika, M. R., N. Sanghe, S. B. Prasad, G. Jayaraman and K. B. Ramachandran (2011) Increased hyaluronic acid production in metabolically engineered Lactococcus lactis using maltose as carbon substrate. Poster Presentation. International Symposium on “Bioprocess Industry- Academia interaction”, July 24-27, VIT University, Vellore
  •  Sanghe, N., S. B. Prasad, K. B. Ramachandran and G. Jayaraman (2011) Hyaluronic acid production in metabolically-engineered Lactococcus lactis NZ9000: Bioreactor studies, modeling and metabolic flux analysis. Oral presentation. 8th European Congress of Chemical Engineering/1st European Congress of Applied Biotechnology, September 26-29, Berlin, Germany
  •  Prasad, S. B., G. Jayaraman and K. B. Ramachandran (2010) Metabolic engineering of Lactococcus lactis for hyaluronic acid production: effect of co-expression of different gene-sets from has operon and culture conditions. Oral presentation, 14th International Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition, Italy
  •  Prasad, S. B., G. Jayaraman and K. B. Ramachandran (2008) Production and characterization of hyaluronan produced by metabolically engineered L. lactis. Oral presentation, Chembiotech’08, Singapore - Second best prize in oral presentation category
  •  Prasad, S. B., G. Jayaraman and K. B. Ramachandran (2008) Media optimization for production of hyaluronan by metabolically engineered L.lactis. Poster Presentation, 77th Society of Biological Chemist, IIT Madras, India
  •  Prasad, S. B., G. Jayaraman and K. B. Ramachandran (2007) Metabolic engineering of L. lactis for hyaluronic acid production, Poster Presentation, 48th Annual conference of Association of Microbiologists in India, IIT Madras, India
Workshops / Conferences Organised / Resource Person
  •  Nuances of Securing Intellectual Property Rights, IIT Madras Bioincubator, Chennai, 25th October, 2017 (in association with K&S Partners, Bangalore)
  •  “Downstream Processing”– a unique platform that showcases latest developments in - Chromatography systems, media, columns and filtration, IIT Madras Bioincubator, Chennai, 23-25 Feb, 2017 (in collaboration with GE Healthcare Life Sciences)
  •  Workshop Series on Synthetic Biology Part I - Basic Genetic Engineering, IITM - Bioincubator, 2 – 6 January 2017
  •  Biotechnology Innovation and Entrepreneurship, IIT Madras Bioincubator, Chennai , 22 October, 2016
  •  Bioprocessing India 2015, IIT madras, Chennai, 17th-19th December, 2015 (Resource Person)
  •  Workshop on downstream processing of recombinant proteins and other biomolecules, organized by BIRAC - IITM Bioincubator, 20-22 August 2015 (Resource Person)
Workshops / Conferences Attended
  •  “Startup Enablers Training Series" (SETS) Program Level 1 for incubator managers organized by Indian STEPs and Business Incubators Association (ISBA), 23-27 Jan, 2017 at IIIT Hyderabad
  •  UK-India workshop on Industrial Biotechnology, 14 September , 2016, Chennai
  •  Two day workshop on “Writing a fundable business plan for Medtech and Life science Startups". 26-27th August 2016, IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai.
  •  Bioprocessing India 2015, IIT madras, Chennai, 17th-19th December, 2015
  •  Workshop on Preparative HPLC Processes (2 Days Educational Course for Professionals) conducted by Nilsan-Nishotech Systems Pvt. Ltd.(Novasep), Hyderabad, 10th - 11th December, 2015
  •  IP-VAULT- Demystifying IP Valuation, Audit, Licensing & Technology Transfer for Business Excellence, Tamil Nadu Technology Development & Promotion Centre, Confederation of Indian Industry, Chennai, 30th October, 2015
  •  Internal Quality Audit Training ISO 9001:2008 standards Quality Management System (QMS) Internal Auditor training programme, 22- 23 May, 2013 by BUREAU VERITAS
  •  Industrial training on “Microbial Fermentation”, 11 – 15 June, 2013, BIOZEEN, Bangalore, India
  •  Faculty Development Program-2011 held from 20-21 August, 2011 by CENTRE FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION, IIT MADRAS in collaboration with Texas A & M University
  •  Intellectual Property Rights: Challenges and Way Forward for Pharmaceutical Industry, Tamil Nadu Technology Development & Promotion Center, Confederation of Indian Industry, 15th Dec 2010, Chennai.
  •  IP for business advantage and R&D development organized by Brain League IP Services Pvt. Ltd (Bangalore) 11th November, 2010. IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai.