KPG affiliated projects (KPGAPs)

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About KPGAPs

Knowledge Publishing Group is happy to announce few KPG affiliated projects (KPGAPs). The main objective of this KPG initiative is to promote research and innovation (fundamental and applied) at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Duration of each project is 1 year and can be extended depending upon the performance at the end of the first year. All participating students will be entitled for a travel award to present their work in national conferences. Some limited fund is also available for reimbursing any publication cost. A certificate of association (soft and hard copy) will also be provided to all students who successfully complete the project.

KPGAP-01 Modeling blood circulation and regulation

Description

Blood is one of the very critical tissue of our body and is responsible for setting up co-ordination among different organs. Blood circulation, generation, degradation, purification etc. needs to be tightly regulated for proper working of entire body. Dysregulation of any aspect of blood can lead to development of disease. The overall aim of KPGAP-1 is to advance our understanding of working of blood tissue through mathematical and computational modeling. Participating students, local supervisor and KPG mentor will work together to develop a computational model mimicking the flow of blood in our body and other blood dynamics such as its generation and oxygen transport. During Year-1, participants are expected to come up with a basic computer program which models flow of blood in our body and can be used to interrogate basic questions about blood flow rate and effect of common defects e.g., closing of a blood vessel.

Team

This project has yet not been assigned to any group. If you are interested in applying for this project, you can apply by providing the details of faculty and 1-2 students (including CVs of all students) at the following link:
goo.gl/4EKF5P

KPGAP-02 Modeling 'Hormone Networks'

Description

Hormones are like control signal of our body and all hormones together can be considered as the 'control bus' of our body. Spatially distributed glands are main generator of these hormones and each of these hormones are sensed by an organ (or set of organs) to modulate its/their functioning. Hence, each of the hormones has a source (i.e., gland) and a target (i.e., some organ or gland) and the complete hormonal system can be represented as a directed graph or a network. The main objective of KPGAP-2 is to identify topological and control properties of this network. Using topological analysis of this network for understanding the robustness, sensitivity and fault-tolerant abilities of hormonal systems is the overall objective of this project. During Year-1, participants are expected to come up with the detailed network of major hormones and basic analysis (e.g., network density, betweeness, centrality etc.) of this network.

Team

Team information will be available soon.

KPGAP-03 Studying the regulation of heart rhythmicity

Description

Heart facilitate the circulation of blood which provides transport of oxygen, nutrients as well as metabolic wastes. Heart not only pumps the blood but it pumps the blood at a fixed rate and dysregulation of this pumping rate can lead to several complications including fetal pathological conditions. Despite significant advancement in our understanding of heart functioning and cardiovascular system, the physical mechanism regulating the blood pumping rate or heart rhythmicity remains poorly understood. In this project, we aim to use physics-based modeling of heart organ to dissect the mechanisms that tightly control the heart rhythmicity. Understanding these mechanisms will not only further improve our understanding of heart functioning but will also help us develop more efficient heart treatments/therapies.

Team

Team information will be available soon.

KPGAP-04 Design principles of electric system in human body

Description

All body functions including working of brain, heart and muscles are controlled and regulated through electrical signals generated by nerve cells through development of electrochemical potential. A wide range of studies have been performed to understand electric activities in human body and several technologies including Electroencephalography (EEG), Electromyography (EMG), Electrocardiography (ECG), Electroretinography (ERG) and electrooculography (EOG) have been invested to make use of this understanding for clinical purposes. Nevertheless, co-ordination of electric signals across different parts of the body remains only partly known and requires further investigation. The overall aim of this project is to come up with a body-level activity diagram of electric signaling and to understand how does electric signals in different organs communicate to each other and how do they work in an organized and integrated manner. Finding the design principle of electric system in human body is the long term objective of this project.

Team

This project has yet not been assigned to any group. If you are interested in applying for this project, you can apply by providing the details of faculty and 1-2 students (including CVs of all students) at the following link:
goo.gl/4EKF5P

KPGAP-05 Design principles for DNA-based computing machines

Description

DNA-signature of a body dictates the overall static and dynamic plans of the entire body. Due to advancements in genetic technologies, molecular technologies and DNA nanotechnologies, DNA cannot only be processed outside our body but has also been used to construct complete computing machines. Owing to the immense parallelism inherent in a DNA processing machinery, DNA-based computing machines can work at much higher level of parallelism. Nevertheless, developing a DNA-based computer remains an area of research and it still remains a challenge to develop a general purpose DNA-based computer. The overall objective of this project is to come up with a modular design principle for faster implementation of DNA-based computers.

Team

This project has yet not been assigned to any group. If you are interested in applying for this project, you can apply by providing the details of faculty and 1-2 students (including CVs of all students) at the following link:
goo.gl/4EKF5P