RNA Technology
(Small RNA, big scope and robust hope in biology)
Functional Genomics and Gene Silencing Group
Dr. Utpal Bhadra
Senior Wellcome Trust Fellow (United Kingdom)  HFSP Young Investigator (G8 Countries)
Senior Principal Scientist, CCMB
S105, Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology,
Hyderabad - 500 007, India.
Phone : 91-40-27152513.  Fax : 91-40-27160311
email : utpal@ccmb.res.in
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email : utpal@ccmb.res.in
Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India
The impact of gene silencing in modern biology and molecular medicine, particularly in post genomic era, is so obvious that it came to a fore-line with blazing lights within few steps of its journey. It is empowered with lot more killer instincts than any other surprises in biology. As a matter of fact, it defeats all technologies with a comfortable gap and received desirable noble prize at the quickest time. My research group is very fortunate that we have been working on gene silencing since its discovery in animals, as a pioneer contributor. In RNAi technology, one can silence or knock down any gene at any particular time point in a specific set of cells by simply introducing small modified RNA (smRNA). Our group is working on three major areas of RNAi

(1) To understand the complete mechanism of gene silencing and its influence on various important biochemical pathways.
(2) How we can easily control life threatening animal and plant viruses using gene silencing.
(3) A possible interrelationship between RNA, gene silencing, chromatin remodeling and epigenetic regulation.

The answers of these questions are able to tame gene silencing according to our will in near future and claim astonishing surprises in our grip.
Congratulations to Dr. Utpal Bhadra for winning “RADHA KRISHNAN Gold Medal Award” for contribution in Education and National Development sponsored by, Global Economic Progress and Research Association (GEPRA);       Congratulations to Dr. Utpal Bhadra for winning “Life Time Achievement Award in Biotechnology by ABAP (Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy – 2013".