Joint Research Projects 2012

In response to the call for Joint Research Projects (JRP) launched in January 2011, the Indo Swiss Joint Research Programme (ISJRP) received forty-two eligible applications. Eleven of these were approved for funding. The approval rate was 26%.

MATERIAL SCIENCES & NANOTECHNOLOGIES

Grant No.

Project Title & Principal Investigators

CH: 138851

 

Exotic magnetic and electronic properties in novel 4d and 5d transition-metal oxides
•  Prof. Henrik Ronnow, EPFL, Lausanne, CH
•  Prof. Mahajan Avinash Vithal, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India

CH: 138852

Development of novel, catalytically active, doped ceria, optimized for solar thermochemical cycles that convert water and carbon dioxide directly into syngas, hydrocarbons, methanol or other oxygenated liquid fuels by concentrated solar radiation
•  Dr. Ivo Alxneit, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, CH
•  Dr. Reddy Benjaram Mahipal, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India

CH: 138856

Ligand Engineering for the Surface Modification of Molecular Scale Au Nanowires for Biomedical Applications
•  Prof. Francesco Stellacci, EPFL, Lausanne, CH
•  Prof. Narayanan Ravishankar, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

CH: 138860

Organic flourine, a copious reserve for futuristic materials
•  Prof. Jürg Hulliger, University of Bern, CH
•  Prof. Row Tayur N. Guru, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

CH: 138864

Electronic origin of Cr poisoning in ceramic fuel cell cathodes
•  Dr. Artur Braun, EMPA, Dübendorf, CH
•  Prof. Sarma Dipankar Das, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

CH: 138871

Designing Nanostructures for Novel Functionalities
•  Prof. Stefan Goedecker,University of Basel, Basel, CH
•  Dr. Kshirsagar Anjali, University of Pune, India

 

HUMAN HEALTH & MEDICAL SCIENCES

Grant No.

Project Title & Principal Investigators

CH: 138844

Interaction of synthetic organic and organometallic molecules with G-quadruplex DNA and evaluating them as DNMT and HDAC inhibitors
•  Dr. Bruno Therrien, University of Neuchatel, CH
•  Dr. Nagesh Narayana, Center for Cellualr & Molecualr Biology, Hyderabad, India

CH: 138850

Molecular machinery for apical organelle release during host cell invasion in malaria
•  Prof. Dominique Soldati-Favre, University of Geneva, CH
•  Dr. Chitnis E. Chetan, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi, India

CH: 138866

Multitracer molecular imaging of tumour metabolism, cell proliferation and hypoxia: A pathway to personalized targeted therapy
•  Dr. Habib Zaidi, University of Geneva (HUG), CH
•  Dr. Basu Sandip, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India

CH: 138884

The role of organelles during cell death of Plasmodium parasites
•  Prof. Volker Heussler, University of Bern, CH
•  Prof. Mohmmed Asif, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi, India

CH: 138907

Role of microRNAs and NOX NADPH Oxidases in HIV induced Neuroinflammation and Neurodegeneration
•  Prof. Karl-Heinz Krause, University of Geneva, CH
•  Dr. Singh Sunit Kumar, Center for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India