Cell adhesion & Signaling lab
| Precision Medicine | Biointerfaces | Biosensors | Microfabrication | Cellular Adhesion & Signaling | Membranes | Imaging | Protein Structure-Function Analysis | Bioinformatics |
We are an interdisciplinary group engaged in understanding mechanisms of cellular adhesion and signaling, with a focus on physical and mechanical aspects, relevant to health and disease. We employ a variety of approaches including materials sciences, cell biology, molecular biology, imaging, and bioinformatics to dissect mechanisms of cellular signaling with the aim of providing avenues for precision diagnostics and medicine.
Research in our laboratory is funded through CHLS/HBKU internal fund, HBKU Innovation Center, Office of the Vice President of Research, and the Qatar National Research Foundation (QNRF).
In the news:
2nd April 2023 - First PhD student, Wesam S Ahmed, successfully defends his thesis!
21st March 2023 - PhD student in the lab, Angelin M Philip, received the HBKU Student Life Awards Honor Community Service and Leadership conferred by the HBKU Office of Student Affairs
23rd Feb 2023 - Angelin received the Student Research Achievement Award in the Theory and Computation section at the 67th Biophysical Society Annual Meeting, held in San Diego, California, USA!
Dr. Biswas received funding from the HBKU Innovation Center!
Biswas lab, in collaboration with Dr. Prasanna Kolatkar and Dr. Henning Horn, received the HBKU Thematic Grant Cycle 02 fund!
26th Sept 2022 - Dr. Anu received the Best Poster Award at the Precision Medicine & Functional Genomics conference organized by Sidra Medicine, Doha, Qatar!
Happy to announce that we have received the HBKU IC Industrial Innovation Fund 2022
Delighted to announce we have been awarded the Rapid Response Call (RRC) Covid-19: Lessons Learned and Road to Recovery grant with Dr. Tanvir Alam, CSE, HBKU
Glad to announce that we have received the HBKU IC Industrial Innovation Fund 2021
Glad to have successfully partnered with Dr. Bo Wang, CSE/HBKU, in the HBKU Thematic Grant application 2021
Publication of the review article cell-cell adhesion assembly and maintenance
While we think we understand the cell, it never ceases to surprise us
* Cadherin adhesion on a membrane (Biswas et al, PNAS 2015)
* Lipid exchange between membranes (Biswas et al, Adv Biosys 2018)
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