Ramachandra M Bhaskara

Ram Bhaskara received a bachelor's degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry from Osmania University, India. Following the completion of his undergraduate studies, he joined the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), for the Integrated PhD program (Biological Sciences). During this period as a part of the M.S. program, he worked on "Floral mimicry & Camouflage of Crab spiders" at the Centre for Ecological Sciences (CES), and then on the "Stability of intra-helical disulphide bridges in proteins" at the Molecular Biophysics Unit (MBU). Later, he joined Prof. N. Srinivasan's "Protein structure and Evolution" group at the MBU, IISc for his Master's thesis and subsequently for his PhD. During this period he developed novel methods, tools and analysis schemes to study the "Structure, Stability, and Evolution of Multi-domain proteins". During this period, he also worked on the indo-french collaborative (CEFIPRA) project at the DSIMB, Paris. Ram was honoured with the B. H. Iyer Gold Medal for the best doctoral thesis. Following his PhD studies, he began his post-doctoral research with Prof. Gerhard Hummer at the Max-Planck Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt. During his post-doctoral stint, Ram worked on diverse membrane remodelling processes: curvature induction, budding, fusion, & poration, primarily using physics-based modelling and simulation approaches. He developed and pioneered novel simulation methods to model dynamic-processes inaccessible to experiments. Ram is now a team leader for computational biology and data integration working on modelling and simulations of complex systems. His work currently focuses on developing methods and tools for

  1. Computational analysis of proteins, interactions and cellular pathways
  2. Modelling and simulations of membrane remodelling events during autophagy 
  3. Integrating high throughput experimental data
 Ramachandra M Bhaskara
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Institute of Biochemistry II
University Hospital Frankfurt
Goethe University
Theodor-Stern-Kai 7 / Building 75
60590 Frankfurt am Main