Keeping up with the consistent growth in the Applied Biology field is a challenge in itself and my passion to contribute led me to take up a few projects during my under graduate course. During the summer of 2013, I worked at ******. The project dealt with computational approach as a first step to find potent drugs to tackle Dengue infection. According to Ayurveda, Neem helped cure Dengue and this formed the basis of my research. This project helped me discover and learn the usage and advantages of computational tools that enhance efficiency of modern research. I improved my self-learning capabilities as I individually carried forward the project. Being under the constant guidance of my professors here, imbibed in me, the professionalism required to nurture my growth. Presently, the research article ‘Possible Antiviral effects of Neem (Azadirachta indica) on Dengue virus’ is under review at Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
While I was yet discovering my interests and options in the field of Applied Biology, I took up a project at ******. The project, Congruent Networking dealt with an idea to consolidate a group of subjects and establish a network amongst them on the basis of their congruency. I worked alongside three seniors from the Computer Science department. Here, I learnt to adapt to a completely different environment and worked efficiently under my seniors. Though our idea did not make a significant progress, the qualities I developed here will ensure my competence in future projects.
In the summer of 2012, I worked on the project **** at *****. This internship gave me an opportunity to learn several basic laboratory techniques such as autoclaving, media preparation, streaking, subcuturing, polarimetry, refractometry and