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Nagamani Bora

Assistant Professor in Biotechnology, Course Director Biotechnology, Faculty of Science

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Biography

I currently work as an Assistant Professor in Biotechnology. Prior to this I worked as a Senior Lecturer in Microbial Technology at De Montfort University, as a Senior Research Fellow at Aston University on EPSRC funded project between industry and academia, as a Senior Scientist at Avecia Biotechnology developing therapeutic proteins and as a Research Associate at Newcastle University understanding the diversity and dynamics of starter cultures on European smear ripened cheeses. My first degree is in Genetics and Biochemistry and I continued to specialize in Industrial Biotechnology in MSc and PhD (2000-2005) from University of Newcastle.

Expertise Summary

My expertise is in Industrial Biotechnology and I worked both in industry and academia. I have varied experience in working with industrially significant micro-organisms. I have particular research interests in novel bioactive compounds and therapeutic proteins. I am Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy. My teaching interests are in transformative pedagogy and innovative learning strategies.

Teaching Summary

In my teaching career so far I contributed to curriculum design, student progression and achievement,novel learning approaches and assessment, learning resources targetting quality management and… read more

Research Summary

My research interests are built on industrial collaborations and academic experience and my professional goal is to continue to develop tools to problems arising in biology with an emphasis on… read more

Selected Publications

  • CHRISTOPHE MONNET, FRANCOISE IRLINGER, NAGAMANI BORA AND ALAN C WARD, 2015. Genomics of smear cheese microflora. In: NAGAMANI BORA CHRISTINE DODD NATHALIE DESMASURES, ed., Diversity, Dynamics and Functional Role of Actinomycetes on European Smear Ripened Cheeses Springer International Publishing. 19-50
  • NATHALIE DESMASURES, NAGAMANI BORA, ALAN C WARD, 2015. Smear ripened cheeses. In: NAGAMANI BORA, CHRISTINE DODD AND NATHALIE DESMASURES, ed., Diversity, Dynamics and Functional role of Actinomycetes on European Smear ripened cheeses Springer International Publishing. 1-18
  • NAGAMANI BORA, 2015. Characterization of Actinomycetes from smear ripened cheeses - A polyphasic approach. In: NAGAMANI BORA CHRISTINE DODD NATHALIE DESMASURES, ed., Diversity, Dynamics and Functional Role of Actinomycetes on European Smear Ripened Cheeses Springer International Publishing. 51-102
  • NAGAMANI BORA, 2015. Actinobacterial diversity and dynamics as revealed by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis. In: NAGAMANI BORA CHRISTINE DODD NATHALIE DESMASURES, ed., Diversity, Dynamics and Functional Role of Actinomycetes on European Smear Ripened Cheeses Springer International Publishing. 103-136

In my teaching career so far I contributed to curriculum design, student progression and achievement,novel learning approaches and assessment, learning resources targetting quality management and enhancement. I led several modules in my previous positions such as Bioinformatics, BioProcess Optimization, Basic Microbiology, Applied Microbiology, Cell Biology and Physiology to name a few.

I am the Course Director for Biotechnology course.

I convene the following modules:

Brewing waste management and environmental issues - D24BS6

I teach on the following modules

Microbes and You

Genes and cells

Applied Genetics

Professional Skills for Bioscientists

Brewing waste management and environmental issues

Current Research

My research interests are built on industrial collaborations and academic experience and my professional goal is to continue to develop tools to problems arising in biology with an emphasis on collaborative and interdisciplinary research. Research interests are in search and discovery strategies for novel bioactive compounds, bacteriocins and novel enzymes from an interesting group of gram positive microbes Actinomycetes. Strategies involve, screening new ecological niches, understanding regulatory mechanisms, quorum sensing. A part of my research is also directed towards expression and enhancement of therapeutic proteins. I work with a number of heterologous hosts for expression of novel compounds, Pichia pastoris being one of my favorites.

In News

https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/biosciences/news/2016-best-research-paper-award-to-dr-nagamani-bora-at-the-6th-international-conference-in-biotechnology-hosted-in-singapore.aspx

http://www.adjacentgovernment.co.uk/lg-edition-009/profile-industrial-biotechnology-workshops-kick-start-academia-industry-collaborations/24043/

Past Research

In the past I worked extensively in understanding the diversity, dynamics and synergies of microbes on european smear ripened cheeses. Artisanal cheeses have complex mix of microbes which contribute to the flavor, texture and a part of the research was to identify consortium of microbes with antilisterial potential.

My industrial experience relates to process optimization and development of therapeutic drugs. I used several strategies to increase yield/productivity of difficult to express proteins. The strategies are aimed at accelerating development of novel therapeutics reducing time to market.

School of Biosciences

University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Nr Loughborough
LE12 5RD, UK

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