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Aditya Mittal

Kusuma School of Biological Sciences


Block IA, Rm 304
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi
Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016,
India.
Tel: +91-11-26591052
Fax: +91-11-25682037
e-mail: amittal@bioschool.iitd.ac.in

Home Address:
30 New Campus,
IIT Delhi,
Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016,
India.
Tel: +91-11-26591530
www: http://web.iitd.ac.in/~amittal

RESEARCH INTERESTS - Kinetics and self-assembly in biological systems


EDUCATION
1997 - 2002
1992 - 1996

Ph. D. (Biological Sciences)


B. Tech.
(Biochemical Engineering)

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA


Harcourt Butler Technological Institute (HBTI),
Kanpur, UP, India

EMPLOYMENT
2012 - present
2008 - 2012

2004 - 2008
2002 - 2004
1998 - 2002
1996 - 1997

Professor, School of Biological Sciences, IIT Delhi, India.


Associate Professor, School of Biological Sciences (12/2008 12/2012), Centre for
Biomedical Engineering (08/2008 11/2008), Dept. of Biochemical Engineering and
Biotechnology (08/2008), IIT Delhi, India.
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, IIT
Delhi, India.
Visiting Fellow, Section on Membrane Biology, Laboratory of Cellular and
Molecular Biophysics, NICHD, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA.
Teaching/Research Assistant, Dept. of Biology, Drexel University.
Brewer/Management Trainee, Breweries Division, Shaw Wallace and Co. Ltd.,
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

ACADEMIC HONORS
2015
2008 - 2013
2005 - 2009
2001
2000
1997
1997
1993
1992
1989, 1990

Teaching Excellence Award, IIT Delhi.


Outstanding Young Faculty Fellow, IIT Delhi.
Associate, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India.
Best Graduate Poster Award, Drexel and MCP Hahnemann Universities.
Best Graduate Poster Award, Sigma Xi Scientific Society, Philadelphia.
Deans Fellow, Drexel University.
Nominee, Govt. of India for Commonwealth Scholarships in UK.
Academic Merit Scholarship, HBTI Kanpur.
Merit Certificate for top score (Mathematics) in the AISSCE at the national level.
Merit Certificates in the Indian Mathematics Olympiads.

OTHER HONORS
2014

2011, 2015

Thesis Supervisor of Ms. Suneyna Bansal - recipient of the American Society for Cell
Biology (ASCB) International Travel Award (USD 1500), IIT Delhi for presenting
her work titled "On the symbiotic origins of eukaryotic plasma membranes" at the
2014 ASCB/IFCB Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, USA, from December 6-10, 2014.
Co-Chair with Bengt Norden (Chairman of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry
2001-2004), Session on Proteins-I: New in Dynamics & Folding in Albany 2011:

Aditya Mittal

2006 - 2014

2008
2007
2006
2006
2005
2004
2001
1993 - 1994
1986

amittal@bioschool.iitd.ac.in
Conversation 17 (June 14-18, 2011), and, Chair for session on Enzymes: Design and
Dynamics in Albany 2015: Conversation 19 (June 9-13, 2015) at SUNY Albany,
USA.
Gold medalist: Badminton (2008) & Chess (2009), Silver medalist: Badminton
(2007, 2013, 2014), Bronze medalist: Badminton (2006, 2009, 2012) - Inter-IIT staff
sports meets.
Thesis Supervisor of BOSS Award recipient Mr. Vivek Hasija, IIT Delhi for Best
M. Tech. thesis work in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology.
Thesis Supervisor of BOSS Award recipient Miss. Megha Sharma, IIT Delhi.
Asia 21 Young Leader, Asia Society, NY, USA.
Indias Young Blood in Cover Feature, Chemical & Engineering News, (American
Chemical Society).
Invited Participant, Indo-US Frontiers of Science symposium: US National Academy
of Sciences & Indo-US Science and Technology Forum.
Co-Chair, Sub-Committee (Education) On Postdoctoral Training (SCOPT), American
Society for Cell Biology, USA (elected in Dec. 2003 Annual mtg.).
Pennsylvania State Collegiate Chess Champion (Team: Drexel University).
Cultural Secretary, HBTI Kanpur.
Diploma in Indian Classical Music (instrumental: Tabla), Prayag Sangeet Samiti.

EXTRAMURAL POSITIONS AND SERVICES


2010 - present
2012
2007 - 2009
2009, 2012,
2013, 2015
2015 - present
2010 - 2015
2008 - 2009
2007 - 2009
2006 - 2008
2004 - present

Editorial Board, Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics (Taylor and


Francis, UK).
Guest Editor, Journal of Biosciences (Indian Academy of Sciences, India and
Springer).
Asian Editor, Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology (American Scientific
Publishers, USA).
Selection panel Chair (2015)/Member (2009)/Reviewer (2012, 2013), United States
India Educational Foundation (USIEF) for Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral and
Professional Research Fellowships.
Member, Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) Management Committee, KV JNU, Delhi.
Member, Board of Mentors, Innovative Ideators, Indore.
Member, Board of Mentors, Sanghvi Institute of Management and Science, Indore,
India.
Director (Advisory), Honorary, Appin Knowledge Solutions, New Delhi, India.
National review committee member, USIEF for International Fulbright Science and
Technology Award for Outstanding Foreign Students.
Ad-hoc reviewer: FASEB J., Eur. J. Biophys., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Mol. Membr.
Biol., J. Biosci., J. Biomed. Nanotechnol., J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol., Chem. Eng. Sci.,
Chem. Eng. J., Curr. Sci., Microbiol. Res., J. Biol. Eng., Appl. Phys. Lett.,
Geomicrobiology J., Sci. Rep., ANR - the French National Research Agency.

POSITIONS AND SERVICES AT IIT DELHI


2014 - 2016
2013, 2014
2010 - 2012
2009 - 2011
2008, 2009, 2013, 2014

2007 - 2010
2005 - 2008
2005 - 2011

Associate Dean, Student Affairs


Chairman, TRYST (annual science & technology student festival).
President, Board for Recreational and Creative Activities (BRCA).
Member, Golden Jubilee Committee.
Contingent Leader, IIT Delhi team for the inter-IIT staff sports meets.
Vice-President, BRCA.
Coordinator, National Cadet Corps (NCC).
Coordinator/Organizational member for International and National conferences
& workshops (e.g. CHEMCON 2005, Intl. Conf. on Nanosci. & Tech. 2006,

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2004 - present

InCoB 2006, IASc Annual Meeting 2008, Laser Spectroscopy and


Nanophotonics 2008, Nucleic Acids in Disease and Disorders 2011).
Member of the team conducting IIT-JEE (up to 2012), GATE, JAM operations.

EXTRAMURAL RESEARCH FUNDING


Years
2013
2011-2014
2008-2011
2007-2011
2007-2010
2006-2009
2006-2009
2006-2007

Funding Agency
Hira Group, Raipur
DST, Govt. of India
DBT - Swiss Agency for Dev. and Coop.
DBT, Govt. of India
DBT, Govt. of India
DST, Govt. of India
CSIR, Govt. of India
M/s. GENOM Biotech. Pvt. Ltd., Nasik, India

Amount
INR 450K
INR 4033K
INR 4934K
INR 4088K
INR 3268K
INR 1134K
INR 1300K
INR 1036K

PI/Co-PI
Co-PI, Co-PI: T.R.Sreekrishnan
Co-PI, PI: Sanat Mohanty
Co-PI, PI: Vikram Sahai
PI
Co-PI, PI: P.K.Roychoudhary
PI
PI
Co-PI, PI: Subhash Chand

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION/MEMBERSHIP

American Society for Cell Biology (USA) Member since 2001


Biophysical Society (USA) Member since 2001
Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (India) Life member since 2004
The Asia Society (USA) Asia 21 Young Leader 2006

TEACHING
2009 - present
(Semester
System)

2004 - 2009
(Semester
System)

1998 - 2002
(Quarter System)

Instructor, School of Biological Sciences, IIT Delhi:


1. Introductory Biology for Engineers (SBL100)
2. Modern Biology for Engineers (SBL101)
3. Introduction to Practical Modern Biology (SBP200)
4. Biometry (SBL701)
5. Advanced Cell Biology (SBL703; co-taught)
6. Biological Membranes (SBV882)
7. Current Topics in Computational Biology (SBV887)
Instructor, Dept. of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, IIT Delhi:
1. Enzyme Engineering and Technology (BEL403; co-taught 2004-2009)
2. Bioprocess Calculations (BEL102; 2006-2009)
3. Bionanotechnology (BEL721; co-taught 2004-2008)
4. Membrane Applications in Bioprocessing (BEL416; co-taught 2004-2007)
5. Current Topics (BEL719; co-taught 2006-2008)
6. Physical and Chemical Properties of Biomolecules (BEL311; 2007-2008)
7. Design of Bioprocesses (BEP303; 2004-2005)
8. Transport Processes II (CHL204; 2005-2006)
TA, Dept. of Biology (formerly Bioscience & Biotechnology), Drexel University:
1. Chemical and Biological Foundations for Engineers (CBFE III) Honors
Sections, Instructor: Prof. Donald McEachron
2. Applied Biology, Instructor: Prof. Donald McEachron
3. Human Physiology (I and II), Instructor: Prof. Donald McEachron
4. Biochemistry (I and II), Instructor: Prof. Joe Bentz
5. Comparative Physiology, Instructor: Prof. Michael O Connor

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PUBLICATIONS
Research Articles (reverse chronological, indexed peer-reviewed journals only, 4 cover illustrations
since 2007)
1. Sharma, A., S. Sharma, A. Mittal and S. N. Naik. 2016. Evidence for the involvement of nematocidal
toxins of Purpureocillium lilacinum 6029 cultured on Karanja deoiled cake liquid medium. World J.
Microb. Biot. 32:82 (doi: 10.1007/s11274-016-2038-z)
2. Singh, S. and A. Mittal. 2016. Transmembrane domain lengths serve as signatures of organismal
complexity and viral transport mechanisms. Sci. Rep. 6: 22352 (doi: 10.1038/srep22352).
3. Bansal, S. and A. Mittal. 2015. A statistical anomaly indicates symbiotic origins of eukaryotic
membranes. Mol. Biol. Cell 26: 1238-1248.
4. Mishra, A., P. S. Rana, A. Mittal and B. Jayaram. 2014. D2N: Distance to the native. BBA-Proteins
Proteom. 1844: 1798-1807.
5. Sharma, A., S. Sharma, A. Mittal and S. N. Naik. 2014. Statistical optimization of growth media for
Paecilomyces lilacinus 6029 using non-edible oilcakes. Ann. Microbiol. 64: 515-520.
6. Mittal, A. and C. Acharya. 2013. Protein folding: Is it simply surface to volume minimization? J.
Biomol. Struct. Dyn. 31: 953-955.
7. Bansal, S. and A. Mittal. 2013. Extracting curvature preferences of lipids assembled in flat bilayers
shows possible kinetic windows for genesis of bilayer asymmetry and domain formation in biological
membranes. J. Membrane Biol. 246: 557-570.
8. Mishra, A., S. Rao, A. Mittal and B. Jayaram. 2013. Capturing native/native like structures with a
physico-chemical metric (pcSM) in protein folding. BBA-Proteins Proteom. 1834: 1520-1531.
9. Mittal, A. and C. Acharya. 2012. Extracting signatures of spatial organization for biomolecular
nanostructures. J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 12: 8249-8257.
10. Kohli, S., Y. Singh, K. Sharma, A. Mittal, N. Z. Ehtesham and S. E. Hasnain. 2012. Comparative
genomic and proteomic analyses of PE/PPE multigene family of Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv
and H37Ra reveal novel and interesting differences with implications in virulence. Nucleic Acids Res.
40: 7113-7122.
11. Mittal, A. and B. Jayaram. 2012. A possible molecular metric for biological evolvability. J. Biosci.
37: 573-577.
12. Naresh, M., S. Das, P. Mishra and A. Mittal. 2012. The chemical formula of a magnetotactic
bacterium. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 109: 1205-1216.
13. Mittal, A. 2012. Self-generated and reproducible dynamics in gene years represent life. J. Biomol.
Struct. Dyn. 29: 609-611.
14. Naresh, M., M. Sharma and A. Mittal. 2011. Intracellular magneto-spatial organization of magnetic
organelles inside intact bacterial cells. J. Biomed. Nanotechnol. 7: 572-577.
15. Mittal, A.* and B. Jayaram*. 2011. The newest view on protein folding: Stoichiometric and spatial
unity in structural and functional diversity. J. Biomol. Struct. Dyn. 28: 669-674. (*equal contribution,
corresponding authors)
16. Mittal, A.* and B. Jayaram*. 2011. Backbones of folded proteins reveal novel invariant amino acid
neighborhoods. J. Biomol. Struct. Dyn. 28: 443-454. (Cover Illustration). (*equal contribution,
corresponding authors)
17. Mittal, A.*, B. Jayaram*, S. R. Shenoy and T. S. Bawa. 2010. A stoichiometry driven universal
spatial organization of backbones of folded proteins: Are there Chargaffs rules for protein folding? J.
Biomol. Struct. Dyn. 28:133-142. (Cover Illustration). (*equal contribution, corresponding authors)
18. Taneja, N. K., S. Dhingra, A. Mittal, M. Naresh and J. S. Tyagi. 2010. Mycobacterium tuberculosis
transcriptional adaptation, growth arrest and dormancy phenotype development is triggered by
vitamin C. PLoS One 5(5): e10860 (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010860).
19. Naresh, M.*, V. Hasija, M. Sharma and A. Mittal*. 2010. Synthesis of cellular organelles containing
nano-magnets stunts growth of magnetotactic bacteria. J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 10: 4135-4144.
(Cover Illustration). (*equal contribution)
20. Mittal, A. and R. Grover. 2010. Self-assembly of biological membranes into 200-400 nm aqueous
compartments. J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 10: 3085-3090.

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21. Naresh, M., K. Gopinadhan, S. Sekhar, P. Juneja, M. Sharma and A. Mittal. 2009. NSOM/HRTEM
characterization of biologically derived cubo-octahedral nano-magnets. IEEE T. Magn. 45: 48614864.
22. Gupta, R., P. Mishra and A. Mittal. 2009. Enhancing nucleic acid detection sensitivity of Propidium
Iodide by a three nanometer interaction inside cells and in solutions. J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 9:
26072615.
23. Gupta, V., K. Saharan, L. Kumar, R. Gupta, V. Sahai and A. Mittal. 2008. Spectrophotometric ferric
ion biosensor from Pseudomonas fluorescens culture. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 100: 284-296.
24. Gupta, V., R. Gupta, R. Grover, R. Khanna, V. Jangra and A. Mittal. 2008. Delivery of molecules to
cancer cells using liposomes from bacterial cultures. J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 8: 23282333.
25. Sharma, M., V. Hasija, M. Naresh and A. Mittal. 2008. Functional control by codon bias in magnetic
bacteria. J. Biomed. Nanotechnol. 4: 44-51. Covered as Research Highlight titled "Magnetic charm in
the genes" in Nature India (www.nature.com/nindia), doi:10.1038/nindia.2008.138 (10 March 2008).
26. Arora, S., V. Bhat and A. Mittal. 2007. Correlating single cell motility with population growth
dynamics for flagellated bacteria. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 97: 1644-1649.
27. Gattegno, T.*, A. Mittal*, C. Valansi, K. C. Q. Nguyen, D. H. Hall, L. V. Chernomordik and B.
Podbilewicz. 2007. Genetic control of fusion pore expansion in the epidermis of Caenorhabditis
elegans. Mol. Biol. Cell (Cover Illustration) 18: 1153-1166. (*equal contribution)
28. Sharma, M., M. Naresh and A. Mittal. 2007. Morphological changes in magnetotactic bacteria in
presence of magnetic fields. J. Biomed. Nanotechnol. 3: 7580.
29. Gupta, R., M. Sharma and A. Mittal. 2006. Effects of membrane tension on nanopropeller driven
bacterial motion. J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 6: 3854-3862.
30. Zaitseva, E., A. Mittal, D.E. Griffin and L. V. Chernomordik. 2005. Class II fusion protein of
alphaviruses drives membrane fusion through the same pathway as class I proteins. J. Cell Biol. 169:
167-177.
31. Tran, T. T., A. Mittal, T. M. Aldinger, J. W. Polli, A. D. Ayrton, H. Ellens, and J.Bentz. 2005. The
elementary mass action rate constants of P-gp transport for a confluent monolayer of MDCKIIhMDR1 cells. Biophys. J. 88: 715-738.
32. Leikina, E., A. Mittal, M. Cho, K. Melikov, M. M. Kozlov and L. V. Chernomordik. 2004. Influenza
hemagglutinins outside of the contact zone are necessary for fusion pore expansion. J. Biol. Chem.
279: 2652626532.
33. Tran, T. T., A. Mittal, T. Gales, B. Maleef, J. Kratz, E. Yang, T. Aldinger, P. Gorycki, J. W. Polli, A.
Ayrton, H. Ellens and J. Bentz. 2004. Exact kinetic analysis of passive transport across a polarized
confluent MDCK cell monolayer modeled as a single barrier. J. Pharma. Sci. 93: 2108-2123.
34. Mittal, A., E. Leikina, L. V. Chernomordik and J. Bentz. 2003. Kinetically differentiating influenza
hemagglutinin fusion and hemifusion machines. Biophys. J. 85: 1713-24.
35. Bentz, J. and A. Mittal. 2003. Architecture of the influenza hemagglutinin membrane fusion site.
BBA-Biomembranes 1614: 24-35.
36. Mittal, A., T. Shangguan and J. Bentz. 2002. Measuring pKa of activation and pKi of inactivation for
influenza hemagglutinin from the kinetics of membrane fusion. Biophys. J. 83: 2652-2666.
37. Mittal, A., E. Leikina, J. Bentz and L.V. Chernomordik. 2002. Kinetics of influenza hemagglutinin
mediated membrane fusion as a function of technique. Anal. Biochem. 303: 145-152.
38. Bradley J. C., S. Babu, B. Carroll and A. Mittal. 2002. A study of spatially coupled bipolar
electrochemistry on the sub-micrometer scale: colloidal particles on surfaces and cylinders in nucleartrack etched membranes. J. Electroanal. Chem. 522: 75-85.
39. Mittal, A. and J. Bentz. 2001. Comprehensive kinetic analysis of influenza hemagglutinin-mediated
membrane fusion: Role of sialate binding. Biophys. J. 81: 1521-1535.
40. Bradley J. C., S. Babu, A. Mittal, P. Ndungu, B. Carroll, and B. Samuel. 2001. Pulsed bipolar
electrodeposition of palladium onto graphite powder. J. Electrochem. Soc. 148: C647-651.
41. Bentz, J. and A. Mittal. 2000. Deployment of membrane fusion protein domains during fusion. Cell
Biol. Intl. 24: 819-838.
Invited Articles and Book Contributions (reverse chronological)

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42. Jayaram, B., A. Mittal, A. Mishra, C. Acharya and G. Khandelwal. 2013. Chapter titled
Universalities in Protein Tertiary Structures: Some New Concepts in Biomolecular forms and
functions, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., Singapore, Editors: M. Bansal and N. Srinivasan,
pp 210-219.
43. Bansal, M., B. Jayaram and A. Mittal. 2012. Editorial titled Nucleic Acids in Disease and Disorder
Understanding the language of life emerging from the ABC of DNA, J. Biosci., Vol. 37(3): 375378.
44. Mittal, A., M. Naresh and V. Hasija. 2011. Chapter titled Biological Synthesis of Metallic
Nanocrystals and Bio-Imprinting in the Encyclopedia of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Vol. 12:
17-26, Editor: H. S. Nalwa, American Scientific Publishers.
45. Mittal, A., V. Hasija, V. Bhat, S. Arora, M. Sharma and R. Gupta. 2011. Chapter titled Bacterial
Nanopropellers in the Encyclopedia of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Vol. 11: 439-448, Editor: H.
S. Nalwa, American Scientific Publishers.
46. Mittal, A. 2009. Commentary titled "Pay commission will 'degrade' IIT faculty", Nature India,
doi:10.1038/nindia.2009.278.
47. Mittal, A. 2009. Commentary titled "Michael Jackson and science", Nature India,
doi:10.1038/nindia.2009.165.
48. Mittal, A. 2009. Book review for Protocells: Bridging Nonliving and Living Matter by Rasmussen
et al. (eds). MIT Press, 55, Hayward Street, Cambridge, MA 02142. 2009. 684 pp. Curr. Sci. 96(11):
1530-1532.
49. Mittal, A. 2008. Commentary titled "Women are from Venus, are magnetic bacteria from Mars?"
Nature India, doi:10.1038/nindia.2008.216.
50. Mittal, A. 2008. Chapter titled Enzymes in the e-book Microbial Physiology and Biochemistry,
National Science Digital Library (NDSL), the National Institute of Science Communication and
Information Resources (NISCAIR), Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt. of India.
51. Mittal, A. 2008. Chapter titled Nanotechnology in Biological Sciences in InnoativeIndia Rises:
244-246, Editor: L. K. Sharma, Medialand London.
52. Mittal, A. and J. Bentz. 2004. Chapter titled "Viral Fusion Mechanisms" in The Structure of
Biological Membranes, 2nd edition: 511-528, Editor: P. Yeagle, CRC Press.
Books and Edited Volumes
1. Bansal, M., B. Jayaram and A. Mittal. 2012. Guest Editors: Special issue on Nucleic acids in disease
and disorder, J. Biosci., Vol. 37(3): 375-577, Indian Academy of Sciences and Springer, pp. 202.
PATENTS
1. Sharma, S., S. N. Naik, A. Mittal, N. Sabir and A. Sharma. A composition for enhancement of
pathogenicity of Paecilomyces lilacinus and uses thereof. Application no. 3590/DEL/2013 (filed).
MISCELLANEOUS
1. A. Mittal. 2011. Signatures of spatial organizations From the universe of proteins to the universe in
general. Nature Precedings, doi:10.1038/npre.2011.6038.1.
RESEARCH THESIS SUPERVISION
Doctoral
1. Structural analysis of membrane proteins. (Ongoing work of Ms. Snigdha Singh).
2. Structural analysis of backbones of soluble proteins. (Ongoing work of Ms. Chanchal Acharya).
3. Analytical modeling of survival in HIV infected patients at LRS institute of TB and Respiratory
diseases, New Delhi. (Ongoing work of Dr. Upasna Agarwal, MD).

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4. Development of scoring functions for predicting protein structures and functions. (Completed work of
Mr. Avinash Mishra, jointly supervised by B. Jayaram).
5. Functional assembly of biological membranes: A structural approach. (Completed work of Ms.
Suneyna Bansal).
6. Production and characterization of bacterial nano-magnets. (Completed work of Mr. Mohit Naresh).
7. Probing molecular interactions of PLGA particles with cell membranes for the delivery of
pharmaceuticals. (Completed work of Ms. Roohi Gupta).
M. Sc. (Chemistry)
1. FRET Based Experimental Investigation of Solute Structure in Aqueous Solution. (Completed in
2010 by Ms. Vrinda Khetarpal).
2. Biological self-assembly. (Completed in 2009 by Ms. Aditi Gupta).
3. Kinetics of F1 ATPase: Is this Splendid Molecular Machine really an enzyme? (Completed in 2005
by Mr. Srikanth Iyer).
M. Tech. (Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology)
1. Characterizing the biological membranes of magnetotactic bacteria. (Completed in 2009 by Miss.
Preeti Shrimal).
2. Studies on cultivation of magnetotactic bacteria. (Completed in 2008 by Mr. Vivek Hasija, BOSS
Award for Best experimental M. Tech. work in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology).
3. Experimental studies on engineering of liposomal preparations. (Completed in 2008 by Mr. Rahul
Grover).
4. Delivery of molecules to cancer cells using liposomes. (Completed in 2007 by Miss. Vibhuti Gupta).
5. Microbial nanomagnetite production. (Completed in 2007 by Miss. Megha Sharma, BOSS Award for
Best experimental M. Tech. work in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology).
6. Studies on Fluorescent iron-biosensor development. (Completed in 2007 by Mr. Varun Gupta).
7. Building a peptide library using enzymatic hydrolysis of some naturally available proteins
(Completed in 2007 by Miss. Rashi Goyal).
8. Characterization of entrapment efficiency of liposomes. (Completed in 2007 by Mr. Rajat Khanna).
9. Theoretical Analysis of Molecular Shapes of Lipids for Engineering Liposomes. (Completed in 2006
by Mr. Vikas Bansal).
10. Encapsulation studies on biodegradable polymer (PLGA) particles. (Completed in 2006 by Mr.
Shubhendu Pathak).
INVITED LECTURES & REFEREED CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS
1. A. Mittal. 2016. Invited lecture: Transmembrane domain lengths as signatures of organismal complexity.
MBU, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, May 12.
2. A. Mittal. 2016. Invited lecture: Transmembrane domain lengths as signatures of organismal complexity.
Department of Biotechnology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, March 14.
3. A. Mittal. 2016. Invited lecture: Transmembrane domain lengths as signatures of organismal complexity.
International Symposium Accelerating Biology 2016: Decoding the Deluge, C-DAC, Pune,
Maharashtra, January 19-21.
4. Singh, S.* and A. Mittal. 2015. Transmembrane Domains of Viral Proteins Show Signatures of Entry and
Exit Mechanisms. MCB75: from Molecules to Organisms, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru,
India, December 11-14. Poster No. 49, Book of Abstracts MBC75: Pg95.
5. A. Mittal. 2015. Invited lecture: Teaching Biology as a core course at IIT Delhi: Concept of Open Book,
Open Notes, Open Web evaluations. Workshop for senior biology teachers, Navy Children School,
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, May 6.
6. Bansal, S.* and A. Mittal. 2014. On the symbiotic origins of eukaryotic plasma membranes. American
Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting (2014 ASCB/IFCB Meeting), Philadelphia, PA, USA, December
6-10. Mol. Biol. Cell 25: P1322.

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7. A. Mittal. 2014. Invited lecture: Geometric universalities and stoichiometric constraints in naturally
occurring folded proteins. Department of Biotechnology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS),
New Delhi, March 21.
8. A. Mittal. 2014. Invited lecture: Peeking into the small of the living world towards exploring biological
self-assembly. Scintillations The Inter-college science festival of Gargi College, Delhi University,
February 19-20.
9. A. Mittal. 2013. Invited lecture: Reflections on the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine, IIT
Delhi, October 31.
10. Dhingra, P., A. Mishra*, R. Kaushik, M. Hassan, P. Rana, A. Mittal and B. Jayaram. 2013. Going
Beyond Lamarckism in Protein Tertiary Structure Prediction. Albany 2013: Conversation 18, SUNY
Albany, USA, June 11-15.
11. A. Mittal. 2013. Invited lecture: A geometrical interpretation of parametric universality in protein
structures. Refresher course in Interdisciplinary Basic Sciences, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in
Basic Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia (Central University) Jamia Nagar, New Delhi India, May 18.
12. A. Mittal. 2013. Invited lecture: Geometric understanding and applications of universal spatial
organization of naturally occurring folded proteins. Department of Biotechnology, All India Institute of
Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, April 11.
13. A. Mittal. 2013. Invited lecture: Dynamics and self-assembly in biological systems: Peeking into the
"small" of the living world. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Uttarakhand, March 16.
14. A. Mittal. 2013. Invited lecture: A geometrical interpretation of parametric universality in protein
structures. National Symposium Ramachandran Manifestation: Peptide to Proteome organized by Dept.
of Biochemistry, Sri Venkateswara College and Dept. of Biochemistry, Delhi University, South Campus,
New Delhi, March 14-15.
15. A. Mittal. 2013. Invited lecture: A geometrical interpretation of parametric universality in protein
structures. International Symposium Accelerating Biology 2013: The next wave, C-DAC, Pune,
Maharashtra, February 20-22.
16. A. Mittal. 2012. Invited lecture: Signatures of spatial organization in the universe of proteins. National
Conference on New Trends in Bioinformatics, IIT Delhi, July 30-31.
17. A. Mittal. 2012. Invited lecture: Newest view on protein folding: Analytical and experimental evidence
towards a paradigm shift. Refresher course in Interdisciplinary Basic Sciences, Centre for Interdisciplinary
Research in Basic Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia (Central University) Jamia Nagar, New Delhi India, May
12.
18. A. Mittal. 2012. Invited Keynote lecture: Biological (r)Evolution at IIT Delhi. Open House - i2tech 2012,
IIT Delhi, April 21.
19. A. Mittal. 2012. Invited lecture: Wireless technology in medicine and applications in the developing
world. Indo-US Telestroke Meeting, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA, USA, April 6-8.
20. A. Mittal. 2012. Invited lecture: Newest view on protein folding: Analytical and experimental evidence
towards a paradigm shift. National Seminar on Drug Design and Its Industrial Applications,
Interdisciplinary Programme in Life Science & Centre for Bioinformatics, School of Life Sciences,
Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India, March 7-9.
21. A. Mittal. 2012. Invited lecture: Newest view on protein folding: Analytical and experimental evidence
towards a paradigm shift. Bioepoch 2012, School of Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New
Delhi, India, February 24-25.
22. A. Mittal. 2012. Invited lecture: Newest view on protein folding: Analytical and experimental evidence
towards a paradigm shift. Department of Biotechnology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS),
New Delhi, February 22.
23. A. Mittal. 2012. Invited lecture: Role of blood brain barrier (BBB) after HIBI: A window of opportunity
for intervention after HIBI? ICMR Workshop on Hypoxic-Ischemic Brain Injury, AIIMS, New Delhi,
February 4-5.
24. B. Jayaram and A. Mittal. 2011. Universality of the spatial distribution of the backbones and a narrow
band of amino acid stoichiometries amidst the structural and functional diversity of folded proteins.
Albany 2011: Conversation 17, SUNY Albany, USA, June 14-18. J. Biomol. Struct. Dyn. 28: 998.
25. A. Mittal. 2011. Invited lecture: Newest view of Protein folding. AIIMS, New Delhi, February 25.
26. A. Mittal. 2010. Invited lecture: Newest view of Protein folding. 2nd Indo-Japan Symposium on
Bioinformatics, IIT Delhi, December 10-11.

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27. A. Mittal. 2010. Invited lecture: Quantitative analyses of molecular interactions: Extracting stoichiometry
and binding constants from experimental data. AIIMS, New Delhi, December 9.
28. A. Mittal. 2010. Invited lecture: Biological Self-assembly. AIIMS, New Delhi, April 3.
29. A. Mittal. 2009. Invited lecture: Analytical imaging in biological engineering. National Institute of
Technical Teachers and Training & Research (NITTTR), Chandigarh, November 25.
30. Mittal, A.* and R. Grover. 2009. Experimental Studies on Engineering of Liposomal Preparations.
International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT 2009), Singapore from June
28 July 3.
31. Naresh, M.*, M. Sharma, A. Mittal. 2009. Biological synthesis and characterization of cubo-octahedral
nanomagnets. International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT 2009),
Singapore from June 28 July 3.
32. A. Mittal. 2009. Invited lecture: Bacterial nanomagnets: A fascinating example of biological assembly.
AIIMS, New Delhi, March 15.
33. A. Mittal. 2009. Invited lecture: Bacterial nanomagnets: A fascinating example of biological assembly.
ISTE/AICTE (India) sponsored training program on Recent Trends in Drug Development - A Focus on
Novel Drug Delivery Systems at P.D.M. College of Pharmacy, Sarai Aurangabad, Bahadurgarh, from
February 2-6.
34. A. Mittal. 2008. Invited lecture: Bacterial nanomagnets: A fascinating example of biological assembly.
National Symposium on Nano-Biotechnology organized by Seshadripuram First Grade College,
Bangalore, Karnataka, India, in association with Department of IT, Biotechnology, S & T, Govt. of
Karnataka, from August 25-28.
35. A. Mittal. 2008. Invited lecture: Bacterial nanomagnets: A fascinating example of biological assembly.
Continuing Education Program on Nanomaterials, Defence Research and Development Organization
(DRDO), New Delhi, August 28.
36. A. Mittal. 2008. Invited lecture: Biological Nanosystems: Peeking into the Small Living World.
Workshop on Laser Spectroscopy and Nanophotonics, organized by FITT, IIT Delhi, from March 14-15.
37. A. Mittal. 2008. Invited lecture: Unraveling Cellular Geography for Drug Delivery: In vitro Spatiotemporal Deconvolution. 8th International symposium on Advances in Technology and Business Potential
of New Drug Delivery Systems, organized by the Controlled Release Society Indian Chapter in
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India from February 26-27.
38. A. Mittal. 2007. Invited lecture: Biological Nanosystems: Peeking into the Small Living World.
International symposium titled Science of Life: The New Horizon, organized by Miranda House,
University of Delhi, in New Delhi, India from November 21-23.
39. A. Mittal. 2007. Invited lecture: Micron and nano-scale targeting in biological systems. The 5th Global
Knowledge Millennium Summit B2B in Biotechnology & Nanotechnology, organized by the Associated
Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), in New Delhi, India from September 1821.
40. Bansal, V., V. Gupta and A. Mittal*. 2007. Engineering of Liposomes: From Lipid Molecular Shapes to
Sub-Micron Vesicles. The 4th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT
2007), Singapore from July 1-6.
41. A. Mittal. 2007. Regulating Nanopores: Lessons from Viral Fusion. The 4th International Conference on
Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT 2007), Singapore from July 1-6.
42. R. Gupta*, P. Mishra and A. Mittal. 2007. Cellular Uptake of Biodegradable Nanoparticles by HeLa cells.
The 4th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT 2007), Singapore
from July 1-6.
43. A. Mittal. 2007. Invited lecture: Fluorescence microscopy: Principles and Applications in Drug Delivery
Research. First summer school on Nanotechnology in Advanced Drug Delivery organized by NIPER, S.
A. S. Nagar, Punjab, India from May 1-5.
44. A. Mittal. 2007. Invited lecture: Nanotechnology: Principles and application to medicine. Molecular
Medicine module of M. Biotechnology at the AIIMS, New Delhi, April 14.
45. A. Mittal. 2007. Invited lecture: Bacterial Nanomagnets. Workshop on Nanotechnology Current Status
and Challenges organized by Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer, IIT-Delhi from March
17-18.
46. A. Mittal. 2007. Invited lecture: Bacterial Nanomagnets. Workshop on Biomaterials for Medical Devices
and Drug Delivery organized by Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, at IIT-Delhi from February 17.

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47. A. Mittal. 2007. Invited lecture: In vitro Functional Validation of Nanoformulations for Drug Delivery.
Nanotechnology Enclave organized by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and, the Department of
Science and Technology, Govt. of India, in New Delhi, India from February 15-16.
48. Gupta, V.*, V. Jangra and A. Mittal. 2006. Preparation and Characterization of Liposomes from Bacterial
Lipids. CHEMCON 2006, The 56th Annual Conference of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers,
Ankleshwar, Gujrat, India from December 27-30.
49. Arora, S.*, V. Bhat and A. Mittal. 2006. Correlating single cell motility with population growth dynamics
for flagellated bacteria. CHEMCON 2006, The 56th Annual Conference of Indian Institute of Chemical
Engineers, Ankleshwar, Gujrat, India from December 27-30.
50. A. Mittal. 2006. Invited lecture: Engineering Challenges in Drug Delivery: From Nanopores to
Nanoparticles. Indo-US Symposium on Nanotechnology in Advanced Drug Delivery, NIPER, S. A. S.
Nagar, Punjab, India from October 5-6.
51. Sharma, M.*, M. Naresh and A. Mittal. 2006. Morphological changes in magnetotactic bacteria in
presence of magnetic fields. Indo-US Symposium on Nanotechnology in Advanced Drug Delivery,
NIPER, S. A. S. Nagar, Punjab, India from October 5-6.
52. Gupta, R.*, P. Mishra and A. Mittal. 2006. Monitoring uptake and degradation of PLGA nanoparticles
using fluorescence microscopy. Indo-US Symposium on Nanotechnology in Advanced Drug Delivery,
NIPER, S. A. S. Nagar, Punjab, India from October 5-6.
53. A. Mittal. 2006. Invited lecture: New Perspective of Bioprocess Engineering: Emerging Paradigm of
Scale-down. National seminar on Emerging trends in Bioprocess and Food Processing Industries at
HBTI Kanpur, UP, India from March 25-26.
54. Gupta, R.*, M. Sharma* and A. Mittal. 2006. Effects of Phospholipid Density in Nanopropeller Driven
Bacterial Motion. International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology (ICONSAT2006), India
Habitat Center, New Delhi, India from March 16-18.
55. Podbilewicz, B*., G. Shemer, M. Suissa, T. Gattegno, A. Mittal, C. Valansi, K. C. Q. Nguyen, D. H. Hall
and L. V. Chernomordik. 2005. Dissection of syncytiogenesis: EFF-1 proteins fuse cells from beginning to
end. European Life Scientist Organization (ELSO) Meeting, Dresden, Germany from September 3-6.
Abstract: 463.
56. Podbilewicz, B.*, T. Gattegno, A. Mittal, C. Valansi, K. C. Q. Nguyen, D. H. Hall and L. V.
Chernomordik. 2005. Syncytiogenesis: EFF-1 proteins fuse cells from beginning to end. International
Worm Meeting, University of California, LA, USA from June 25-29. Citation ID 11988761,
WBPaper00006396.
57. Mittal, A.*, T. Gattegno, L. V. Chernomordik and B. Podbilewicz. 2005. Kinetic Mapping of
Developmental Cell Fusion in Live C. elegans Embryos. Gordon Conference on Molecular Membrane
Biology, Proctor Academy, Andover, NH, USA from July 1015.
58. Mittal, A. 2005. Invited seminar: From Kinetics to Molecular Machines: Unraveling Biological
Membrane Fusion. National Technology Day celebration at IIT-Delhi.
59. Mittal, A. 2005. Invited Poster: Exhausting the Options by Exhaustive Fitting: From Kinetics to
Molecular Machines in Biological Systems. The first Indo-US Frontiers of Science Symposium organized
by National Academy of Sciences, USA and the Indo-US S&T forum, Jan. 8-11, at IISc Bangalore, India.
60. Mittal, A. 2004. Invited seminar: From Kinetics to Molecular Machines: The Case of Influenza
Hemagglutinin-Mediated Membrane Fusion. The first Indo-US joint conference in chemical engineering
(Global Environment in Chemical Engineering) organized by IIChE and AIChE in concurrence with the
annual IIChE conference (Chemcon 2004), Dec. 27-30, Mumbai, India.
61. Gattegno, T., G. Shemer, A. Mittal, M. Suissa, C. Valansi, I. Kolotuev, K. C. Q. Nguyen, D. H. Hall , L.
V. Chernomordik and B. Podbilewicz*. 2004. Poster: Cell Fusion in C. elegans: What have we learned
from viral fusion? 4th Frederick Workshop on the Cell Biology of Viral Entry, National Cancer Institute,
Frederick, MD, USA.
62. Mittal, A.*, B. Podbilewicz and L. V. Chernomordik. 2004. Characterizing kinetics of cell fusion in
developing C. elegans embryos. The Biophysical Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. Biophys. J.
86(1), Part 2 (229A): 45a.
63. Tran, T. T.*, A. Mittal and J. Bentz. 2004. The elementary mass action rate constants of P-gp transport
across a confluent MDCKII-hMDR1 cell monolayer obtained by exhaustive fitting. The Biophysical
Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. Biophys. J. 86(1), Part 2 (3176A): 612a.

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64. Zaitseva, E.*, E. Leikina, A. Mittal and L. V. Chernomordik. 2004. Structurally diverse Sindbis virus E1
protein and influenza virus hemagglutinin drive cell fusion through similar membrane intermediates. The
Biophysical Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. Biophys. J. 86(1), Part 2 (215A): 43a.
65. Mittal, A.*, B. Podbilewicz and L. V. Chernomordik. 2003. Kinetics of Cell Fusion in Developing C.
elegans Embryos. The American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Late
Abstract (L224).
66. Mittal, A.*, E. Leikina, L. V. Chernomordik and J. Bentz. 2003. Kinetically Differentiating Influenza
Hemagglutinin Fusion and Hemifusion Machines. Gordon Conference in Molecular Membrane Biology,
Proctor Academy, Andover, NH from July 1318.
67. Mittal, A.*, E. Leikina, L. V. Chernomordik and J. Bentz. 2003. Kinetic Differentiation of HA Fusion and
Hemifusion. The Biophysical Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX. Biophys. J. 84(2), Supp.(195A):
948a.
68. Leikina, E.*, A. Mittal, M. M. Kozlov and L. V. Chernomordik. 2003. Fusion Proteins Located Outside of
the Contact Zone are Involved in Membrane Fusion. The Biophysical Society Annual Meeting, San
Antonio, TX. . Biophys. J. 84(2), Supp.(194A): 947a.
69. L.V.Chernomordik*, M.M.Kozlov, E.Leikina, I. Markovic, A. Mittal, C. Ramos, M. Zhukovsky and J.
Zimmerberg. 2003. Protein-lipid interplay in fusion mediated by influenza virus hemagglutinin.
(Symposium by L. V. Chernomordik) The Biophysical Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
Biophys. J. 84(2), Supp.(11A): 49-Symp.
70. Mittal, A.*, E. Leikina,L. V. Chernomordik and J. Bentz. 2002. Kinetics and phenotypes of fusion and
hemifusion of HA expressing cells with RBCs resolved by automated video microscopy. 3rd Frederick
Workshop on the Cell Biology of Viral Entry, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD.
71. Mittal, A.*, E. Leikina,L. V. Chernomordik and J. Bentz. 2001. Monitoring Single Cell Fusion Kinetics
from Automated Video Fluorescence Microscopy. The American Society for Cell Biology Annual
Meeting Washington, DC. Mol. Biol. Cell 12,Supp.(404A): 74a.
72. Mittal, A.* and J. Bentz. 2001. Influenza Hemagglutinin Mediated Membrane Fusion: Minimal Aggregate
Size, Minimal Fusion Unit and Role of Sialate Binding. The Annual Research Day of Drexel and MCP
Hahnemann universities, Philadelphia, PA. (Best Poster Award)
73. Bentz, J.*, A. Mittal, E. Leikina, and L. V. Chernomordik. 2001. Kinetics of RBC Fusion with Influenza
Hemagglutinin-expressing Cells as a Function of Technique. The Biophysical Society Annual Meeting,
Boston, MA. Biophys. J. 80(1), Part 2(1770A): 417a.
74. Mittal, A.* and J. Bentz. 2001. Role of Sialate Bound Influenza Hemagglutinin during Fusion. The
Biophysical Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. Biophys. J. 80(1), Part 2(1774A): 418a. (Finalist:
Student Research Achievement Award)
75. Mittal, A.* and J. Bentz. 2000. Kinetics of Lipidic Channel Formation in Influenza Hemagglutininmediated Membrane Fusion. The Annual Drexel and MCP Hahnemann University Research Day in
association with the 12th Annual Sigma-Xi Research Symposium, Philadelphia, PA. (Best Poster Award)
76. Manvendra* and A. Mittal. 1995. Treatment of Distillery effluent. Invited talk at The Annual National
Student Seminar of Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.
77. Mittal, A. 1995. Interferon X Protoplast fusion. A reviewed paper presentation at TRYST: The Annual
Student Seminar of I.I.T., Delhi, India.

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