Thenmalarchelvi Rathinavelan

Molecular Biophysics

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  1. Jan 19-21, 2012.  Thenmalar gave an oral presentation in Annual Meeting of the Indian Biophysical Society-2012, Chennai. Got best oral presentation award ! Hope to continue with the same spirit

  1. Dec 12-17, 2011.  Our lab activity started with Thenmalar attending the International NMR workshop organized by TIFR-Hyderabad. Had nice interaction with NMR colleagues in India and abroad, especially with Profs. R. V. Hosur & Peter Guntert.  (

  1. May 7, 2012.  Noorain Khan, B.Tech. graduate from P.A. College of Engineering Mangalore, has joined in our lab as a summer intern.  She will be working on the structure and dynamics of  nucleic acids. Welcome Noorain !!  Have fun !!


  1. Dec 29, 2012.  Narendar joined in our lab for his PhD. He is eagerly waiting forward to  start his work on macromolecular structure and dynamics. All the best to successfully complete the new endeavor !!       

  1. June 8, 2013.  Group Lunch @ De Banyan. New additions: Nimilitha & Sanjana

  1. Oct 16, 2013.  Setting-up our wet lab @ Kandi. New addition: Yogeesh

  1. Oct 26, 2013.  Nature’s wonder captured @ IITH (between 4.45 - 5.00pm) - Effect of heavy rain triggered by northeast monsoon and development of low pressure in Bay of Bengal.

   Double rainbow:  Primary & Secondary rainbows separated by Alexander’s band. Primary: Refraction-reflection-refraction. Secondary: Refraction-reflection-refraction-reflection. Physics !!!!

  1. Dec 15, 2013. Group lunch at A Lounge. New additions: Venkat & Preethi

  1. Dec 17, 2013. Thenmalar received Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award 2012 from DBT, Govt. of India. The award was conferred by Shri Sudini Jaipal Reddy, Hon’ble Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences.

     Click here for PIB, Govt of India News on Award Ceremony

     Click here for DBT citation


  1. Mar 5, 2014. Congratulations to Sanjana for grabbing Excellence in Academics Award !!! The award was given by Dr. R. Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Adviser to Government of India on the 6th Foundation day of IIT Hyderabad.

  1. August 7, 2014. Congratulations to Nimilitha & Sanjana for their MTech degree !!! Silver medal to Sanjana for securing top rank in the MTech (Medical Biotech) class ...

  1. 2014, Some group pictures ...

  1. July 12, 2014. Group Lunch @ Athidhi. Welcome back Sanjana & Yogeesh for PhD and Nimilitha for JRF - Congratulations to Preethi for her permanent position in Syngene - New additions: Abhishek & Bharathi.

  1. June 26, 2014. Narendar, Nimilitha and Sanjana’s first poster presentation in “Summer Research Symposium” conducted by TIFR Center for Interdisciplinary  Sciences, Hyderabad.

DBT-YIM 2014 poster
Group interaction
When it comes to research... we are very serious ...
Kandi Dry Lab
Kandi Dry Lab
Kandi Wet Lab
Kandi Wet Lab
(Noorain & Narendar)
  1. April 12-13, 2015. Congratulations to Yogeesh & Nimilitha for the “Best Poster Award” in the International Congress on DNA Structure in Health & Disease

  1. March 25, 2015. Thenmalar received “Excellence In Teaching Award” for the Year 2014-15.

  1. February 7, 2015. Oral Presentation by Narendar & Sanjana and Poster presentation by Bharathi in the Annual Meeting of the Indian Biophysical Society.

  1. April 12, 2015. Group outing to AB’s Barbecue

  1. February 8-10, 2016. Snapshots of Annual Meeting of the Indian Biophysical Society, IISC, Bangaluru 

My students with my guide Prof. NY-

           Delightful picture!!!!

Narendar’s Poster

Yogeesh’s Poster

Ponoop’s Poster

Shivangi’s Poster

Venkat’s Poster

  1. March 19, 2016. Our 1st workshop: Multiscale Modeling of Biomacromolecules 

  1. June 4, 2016. Group Dinner @ Chef’s Garden  

  1. July 3, 2016. Shivangi’s treat @ Pine & Dine followed by her fair well at Cream Stone

      @Cream Stone

  1. October 10, 2016. Media Coverage about our research: The Hindu, Science & Technology

  1. April 14, 2018. Yogeesh received Dr. KV Rao Research Award (1st Runner up) given by Prof. Anurag Kumar, Director, IISc Bangalore

  1. March 19, 2018. Ponoop, Abhishek and Narendar received GYTI-SHRISTI Appreciation given by Science and Technology minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan

  1. July 13-15, 2017. Workshop on “Essential Programing for Life Scientists”

  1. May 27, 2017. Narendar received Dr. KV Rao Research Award (1st Runner up) given by Prof. Appa Rao, Vice-Chancellor, HCU

  1. March 5, 2017. Shivangi and Narendar received GYTI-SHRISTI Award

  1. July 5, 2017. Our group lunch in “Barbque Nation”

  1. February 28, 2018. On National Science Day in-house symposium:

      “We are always a Happy Group without Thenmalar       ”

  1. March 23-25, 2017. Annual Meeting of the Indian Biophysical Society, IISER Mohali



Yogeesh’s Poster

Karpagam’s Poster

Ponoop’s Poster

Raghuvamsi’s Poster

  1. May 28, 2018. Congratulations to Dr. Narendar !!!

  1. June 23, 2018. Our group outing - Mustang and Cream Stone

  1. June 27, 2018. Narendar threw a party to the lab @CCD