Dr. Bibekanand Mallick, MNASc.

Associate Professor &

Head of the Department,
Department of Life Science,

National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Rourkela - 769 008

Odisha, India                                        

Phone: (0661) 246-2685
Email: vivek.iitian@gmail.com

Website: http://vvekslab.in


Our latest research is showcased on Cover page of Molecular Oncology journal

Editor of Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group journal) & PLoS ONE

Current Ph.D. Opportunity in a 3-year DBT-funded project; Last date of application has been extended till 15/11/2018 . Click here for application procedure.

Apply for a JRF position by November 15, 2018 to join our RNAi Lab for Ph.D. to work in a DBT-funded project "Genome-wide Profiling of PIWI-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) by Next-Generation Sequencing and investigating their role in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma"

Area of Research: RNA biology (miRNA, piRNA, lncRNA, ceRNA), Stem cells, Functional genomics, Epigenomics and Cancer

Our RNAi lab focuses on study of crosstalks or interference mediated by regulatory non-coding RNAs (rncRNAs), such as microRNA (miRNA), piwi-interacting RNA (piRNA), long non-coding RNA (lncRNA), competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA), and many more. Our group is composed of molecular biologists as well as bioinformaticists. We are applying next generation sequencing (NGS), microarray and molecular biology tools to decrypt the roles played by these rncRNAs in stem cell pluripotency and differentiation as well as cancer (breast cancer, ovarian cancer, soft tissue sarcoma) and neurodegenerative diseases which might pave the way for development of rncRNA-based therapies.

Other aspects include deciphering mechanisms of dysregulation of rncRNAs (miRNA & piRNA) as well dysregulation mediated by these rncRNAs through study of complicated networks of interplay between rncRNAs and epigenetic regulators/effectors forming epigenetics-rncRNA regulatory circuits and their involvement in diseases.

Our research is being supported and sponsored by various national funding agencies of Govt. of India: DST (Dept. of Science & Technology), DBT (Dept. of Biotechnology), CSIR (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research) etc.



Coming Soon.. Up-coming Book from Elsevier Our work on cover page of June 2018 issue of Molecular Oncology

By: Bibek/Zhumur

Hardcover, 554 pages

2012, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany

By : Bibek

Hardcover, ~500 Pages

2018, Elsevier, United States

Our research on ceRNA is showcased on Cover page of Molecular Oncology journal