Nithin R is a Biotechnology graduate with a strong track record of academic excellence and practical experience in laboratory environments. As an entry-level Biotechnologist, he is equipped with comprehensive knowledge of industry standards, regulations, and operational skills. Nithin is known for combining academic training with practical expertise to deliver solution-oriented services.
Bachelor of Engineering/Technology in Biotechnology from Sree Sastha Institute of Engineering and Technology, Anna University (CGPA: 8.03)
Master of Engineering/Technology in Agricultural Biotechnology from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (CGPA: 8.58)
Internships and Work Experience:
Visiting Student Intern at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, focusing on data curation and analysis of phytochemicals in Indian medicinal plants.
Student Intern at the Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology, Thanjavur, involved in the production of Plantaricin from banana peel waste and hands-on training in HPLC, GC-MS, and bioreactors.
Student Intern at CSIR-Central Electronic Engineering Research Institute, Chennai, gaining experience in microbial analysis of food samples.
Training & Certifications:
Certified Food Safety Supervisor by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
Completed various training programs in areas such as ELISA and Western Blot, microbiological analysis, statistical analysis, HPLC, GC-MS, and more.
Nithin possesses a diverse skill set, including expertise in molecular biology techniques, statistical analysis, machine learning, HPLC, GC-MS, and proficiency in languages like C, Python, and Perl.
Awards and Honors:
Finalist in the team FLAVO SPOON in the Health sector at Ventura 19 conducted by E-cell of NIT Trichy.
Qualified in the India Innovation Challenge Design Contest sponsored by DST, Government of India, and Texas Instruments anchored by IIM Bangalore.
👨🔬 Research Focus:
Nithin Rajan, a Biotechnologist, has made significant contributions to the field of starch hydrolysis and resistant starch production. His work includes a comparative study on the digestion and topological behavior of six native starches hydrolyzed using porcine pancreatic enzymes, published in ‘Food and Humanity.’ Additionally, he explores a dual enzyme treatment strategy for enhancing resistant starch content in green banana flour, emphasizing its prebiotic effect in ‘LWT.’ Another contribution involves a novel approach for resistant starch production from green banana flour using amylopullulanase. Nithin’s research extends to in-silico identification of potential natural product inhibitors of human proteases crucial to SARS-CoV-2 infection, showcased in ‘Molecules’ and ‘arXiv.’ His work showcases a diverse expertise in biotechnological applications, especially in the realms of food science and antiviral research. 🌐👨🔬🍌