Dr. Ramachandra M Bhaskara

Ram Bhaskara received a bachelor's degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry from Osmania University, India. He then joined the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), for the Integrated Ph.D. program in Biological Sciences. During this period he was exposed to various fields and interned at the Centre for Ecological Sciences (CES), and 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 Ph.D. During this period he developed novel methods, tools, and analysis schemes to study the "Structure, Stability, and Evolution of Multi-domain proteins". Ram also worked on the indo-french collaborative (CEFIPRA) project at the DSIMB, Paris. Ram was honored with the B. H. Iyer Gold Medal for the best doctoral thesis. Following his Ph.D. 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 remodeling processes: curvature induction, budding, fusion, & poration, primarily using physics-based modeling 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 & Data integration working on modeling and simulations of complex systems. His work currently focuses on developing methods and tools for (i) Computational analysis of proteins, interactions, and cellular pathways (ii) Modeling and simulations of membrane remodeling events during autophagy (iii) Integrating high throughput experimental datasets

Dr. Ramachandra M Bhaskara
Institute of Biochemistry II
University Hospital Frankfurt
Goethe University
Theodor-Stern-Kai 7 / Building 75
60590 Frankfurt am Main