Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal
Faculty of Dental Sciences, M S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences,Bangalore,Karnataka.
Dr Sivaranjani Gali, the applicant and the co supervisor Dr Bikramjit Basu with the knowledge of the Principal Supervisor, Dr BV Sreenivasamurthy had been collaborating on Centre of Excellence in Biomaterials for Dental Implants. There had been several discussions between both the applicant and the basic scientist on developing the project. During such discussions, Dr Gali strongly felt the need to get trained for pursuing research. Her exploration resulted in applying for Research Training Fellowship offered by DBT.
Dr Basu, the Co supervisor’s research group has worked extensively on the glass ceramics for dental restoration and published an array of papers in relation to the fabrication, in vitro and in vivo biocompatibility evaluation of various glass ceramic compositions. In last two years, Dr Basu has been regularly interacting with the dental surgeons from M S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences. His role as co-supervisor in the proposed project therefore is in line with his earlier research expertise/experience as well as close interaction with medical and dental fraternity.
In view of Dr Gali’s interest, Principal Supervisor had conceived the proposal and applied for Research Training Program under Welcome Trust DBT alliance. The main objective of applying for Research Training Fellowship is to train Dr Gali in the various techniques of fabrication of dental materials, various measurement tests to be done and the biocompatibility tests in vitro.