The HRC offers multiple seed grants to encourage and facilitate research and innovation in the areas of biosciences, bioengineering and healthcare. The purpose of the seed fund is to initiate projects designed to yield data or knowledge that will be crucial to the designing of a larger, long-term research in the immediate future.

Seed funded collaborative projects

1. Goldcluster-Liposomes hybrid nanoparticles as theranostic agents for cancer. Rohit Srivastava (IITB) & Abhijit De (TMC)

2. Role of p53 aggregation and amyloid formation in human cancer Samir Maji (IITB) & P. R. Chaudhari (TMC)

3. Proteomics and imaging analysis for the identification of biomarkers of gliomas. Sanjeeva Srivastava (IITB) & A. Moiyadi (TMC)

4. A data analysis platform for NGS analysis Santosh Noronha (IITB) & Dutt/Shirsat/Mulherkar (TMC)

Trypsin de-adhesion assay as a high throughput tool for correlating cancer cell invasiveness with cell mechanical properties. Shamik Sen (IITB) & Pritha Ray (TMC)

6. Development of a biodegradable nanovesicle in gel system for regional delivery of radio-sensitizing agents. Rinti Banerjee (IITB) & J. Shastri/V. Gota (TMC)

7. Biochemical and nutritional characterization of tender coconut water and its shelf life extension N. G. Shah (IITB) & S. Dandekar (KEM)

8. Collection of serum samples from patients with complicated malaria Swati Patankar (IITB) & N. Gogtay/U. Thatte (KEM)

9. Development of microfluidic device to understand sperm motility Sameer Jadhav (IITB) & Priyanka Parte (NIRRH)

10. Nanofibrous guided bone regeneration membrane for dental and orthopedic applications. J. Bellare (IITB) & Geeta Vanage (NIRRH)

11. Design and development of a novel voice prosthesis P. Gandhi (IITB) & Prashant Pawar (TMC)

12. A network based experimental approach to investigating PSMD9 and PSMD10 Proteosomal chaperone mediated regulation of pro-apoptotic and pro-survival decisions. S. Chakraborty et al. (IITB) & P. Venkatraman (TMC)

13. Genome and transcriptome analysis of Streptococcus pneumoniae during invasive pneumococcal disease. A. Banerjee (IITB) & N. Gogtay/U. Thatte/S. Karande (KEM)