TARUNA MADAN
SCIENTIST D

  TARUNA MADAN

Publications

Date of Birth: 14-05-1968
Date of Joining ICMR: 7 May 2007
Date of Joining Present Post: 7 May 2007

Address (Off):

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN REPRODUCTIVE
HEALTH, JEHANGIR MERWANJI STREET PAREL
MUMBAI - 400012 .
Address (Res): A301A, Green Heritage, Near Jalvayu
Vihar, Sector 20, Kharghar,
Navi Mumbai 410210
Telephone (off): 022-24192049
Fax : 00-91-22-24139412
Email : taruna_m@hotmail.com, guptat@nirrh.res.in
Educational Qualifications:

Ph.D. (Pharmaceutics, Medical Biotechnology)

Discipline:
PHARMACOLOGY



Research Experience:
  • Previously, worked as Scientist C, Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Institute for Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, CSIR), Delhi, India (2002-2007).
  • Post-doctoral research at MRC Immunochemistry Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK (2000).
  • Post-doctoral research on “Role of lung collectins in genetic predisposition to aspergillosis” as Senior Research Associate at IGIB (1999-2002)
  • Doctorate on “Investigations on immunopathogenesis of aspergillosis” at IGIB from University of Delhi (1999)
  • M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutics) Dissertation on “Polymorphic forms of Ranitidine Hydrochloride” from Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (DIPER) (1991)
Membership/Fellowship of Professional Societies/Associations :
  • Society of Biological Chemists of India
  • Indian College of Allergy and Applied Immunology
  • Indian Society for Human Genetics
  • Molecular Immunology Forum
Awards:
  • CSIR Young Scientist, Life Sciences, 2003 “Identification of role of lung surfactant proteins A and D in host defense against aspergillosis”
  • Charles Richets Prize, 2000, for the outstanding contributions on "Aspergillosis" in the area of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology, conferred by Indian College of Allergy, Asthma and Applied Immunology.
  • Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Young Scientist Medal (Medical Sciences, 1998) "Immunopathogenesis of Aspergillosis".

International collaborations

  • Dr. Uday Kishore, Head, Human Immunology, Brunel University, London, UK.
  • Prof. Steffen Thiel, Head, Microbiology, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
  • Prof. KBM Reid, Ex- Director, MRC Immmunochemistry Unit, Biochemistry Department, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
  • Dr. D.W.Denning, School of Medicine, University of Manchester and Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, UK.

Teaching and Research Guidance

  • Supervised 9 Ph.D. scholars. Degree awarded : 6. Thesis submitted: 1. Being supervised: 2.
  • Supervised 17 M.Sc. /M.Tech./ M.Pharm. students for dissertation projects of six month duration (for partial fulfilment of their Post-graduate courses).
  • Conducted one year course work for Ph.D. scholars on Host- pathogen Interactions at Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, 2004-5.
  • Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics courses for scholars of Integrated MSc.-Ph.D. programme at University of Delhi, 2003-4 and 2002-3.
  • Pharmaceutics course (Theory and Practicals), B.Pharm. (III year), as Astt. Prof. (Pharmaceutics) in 1991-1992 in College of Pharmacy, Pushp Vihar, Delhi-17.
  • Pharmaceutics course for Diploma Students in Women’s Polytechnique, Maharani Bagh, Delhi (1991-1992) as a Part-time Lecturer.

Patents

Granted

  • Polypeptides useful for diagnosis of Aspergillus fumigatus and a process of preparing the same. US patent 6262231

Published

  • Peptide sequences from Aspergillus fumigatus for the diagnosis of aspergillosis. European Patent EP1104768 Filed
  • A method of detection of SP-A2 gene variants useful for prediction of predisposition to allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. US Patent
  • A method of detection of SP-A2 gene variants useful for prediction of predisposition to pulmonary tuberculosis. US Patent
  • Novel polypeptides useful for diagnosis of Aspergillus fumigatus and a process of preparing the same. US patent (20020061544)
  • Detection of novel polymorphism of MBL gene useful for prediction of predisposition to bronchial asthma with allergic rhinitis. Savneet Kaur, P.Usha Sarma and Taruna Madan. PCT Patent.
  • Human lung surfactant protein SP-D modulates eosinophil activation and survival and enhances phagocytosis of apoptotic eosinophils US patent 2008 (Indian pat Ref 153NF2006)
Foreign Visits:
  1. PARTICIPATION IN THE MEETING IMMUNOCHEMISTRY 1967-2008 BASED ON HER WORK IN THE AREA OF HOSTPATHOGEN INTERACTIONS. TO UNITED KINGDOM
    FROM 2008-07-18 TO 2008-07-21


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