The Wangikar laboratory provides an effective research interface between the fields of engineering and biology. Our dedicated group of researchers are focused on the development of quantitative and model driven biotechnology. Our areas of research expertise include but are not limited to (i) Investigations into cellular metabolic pathways through 13C Metabolic Flux Analysis (ii) Bioprocess development for therapeutic proteins and enzymes (iii) Enzyme engineering for chiral synthesis and (iv) Metabolic engineering of cyanobacteria. The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities like LC-MS/MS, Photo-bioreactors, Incubator shakers (with light and CO2 control), Computer controlled fermentators, Multimode readers and many more. The lab is currently funded by DBT (Government of India), Praj Industries Ltd., the Wadhwani Foundation, Reliance India Ltd., and the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF). With its thriving group of PhD students, postdocs and project staff, the Wangikar lab provides a productive research environment with opportunities for significant collaborations with both academia and industry.
Professor, Department of Chemical Engineeringwangikar [at] iitb [dot] ac [dot] in