Ganesh-pandian Namasivayam

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Ganesh-pandian Namasivayam
Kyoto University
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Academic & Professional Experience

Oct 2018
Visiting Faculty, KiBum Lab, Rutgers University, USA
Aug 2018
Principal Investigator, iCeMS, Kyoto University
Jul 2018
Junior Associate Professor (Tenured), iCeMS, Kyoto University
Mar 2018
Visiting Faculty, Department of Musculoskeletal Regeneration, AO Research Institute, Switzerland
Mar 2016
Jun 2018
Assistant Professor (Tenured), iCeMS, Kyoto University


Jan 2006
Mar 2009
Ph.D, Applied Biosciences, Niigata University
Jun 2000
Apr 2002
Master of Science, Biotechnology, University of Madras, India
Jun 1997
Apr 2000
Bachelors in Science, Biochemistry, University of Madras, India

Committee Memberships

Sep 2017
World Mitochondria Society
Oct 2011
Nucleic Acids Chemistry

Awards & Honors

Jun 2018
TEDx Kyoto University Speaker, TEDx
Oct 2017
Research Excellence Keynote Speaker, 8th World Congress on Targeting Mitochondria
Aug 2017
Rising Star Award-Science, Brilliant Publishing Organization
Aug 2016
Scientist of the Month, Department of Biotechnology Program, DG Vaishnav College
Oct 2015
Make a Project Award, iCeMS Kyoto University

Published Papers

Ganesh-pandian Namasivayam
Advanced Drug Delivery Review      Feb 2019   [Refereed]
T. Zou, F. Hashiya, Y. Wei, Z. Yu, Ganesh N. Pandian, H Sugiyama.
Chemistry - A European Journal   24(60) 15998-16002   Oct 2018   [Refereed]
T. Vaijayanthi, Ganesh N. Pandian* and H. Sugiyama*
The Chemical Record - Wiley Online Library   18 1-22   Oct 2018   [Refereed]
T. Nobeyama, M. Mori, K. Shiyou, Ganesh N. Pandian, H. Sugiyama, T. Murakami.
ChemistrySelect   3 8325-8331   Jul 2018   [Refereed]
Ganesh-pandian Namasivayam
ACS Omega   3 3608-3616   Mar 2018   [Refereed]


Ganesh N. Pandian, Rhys D. Taylor, Syed Junetha, Abhijit Saha, Chandran Anandhakumar, Thangavel Vaijayanthi, Hiroshi Sugiyama, Hiroshi Sugiyama
Biomaterials Science   2 1043-1056   Jan 2014
Epigenetic chromatin remodeling and signalling pathways play an integral role in transcription dependent neurodegeneration and long-term potentiation (LTP), a cellular model associated with learning and memory. Pathological epigenetic modification...

Books etc

Synthetic strategies to identify and regulate noncoding RNAs in LONG NONCODING RNAs: Structures and Functions
Ganesh-pandian Namasivayam (Part:Joint Work)
Springer Japan   Jun 2015   
Targeted editing of therapeutic genes using DNA-based transcriptional activators: Scope and Challenges in Chemical Biology of Nucleic Acids
Ganesh-pandian Namasivayam (Part:Joint Work)
Springer Berlin Heidelberg   Jan 2014   
Designing biomimicking synthetic transcription factors for therapeutic gene modulation
Ganesh-pandian Namasivayam (Part:Joint Work, Cell-inspired Materials and Engineering)

Conference Activities & Talks

Programming synthetic molecular codes for bioengineering [Invited]
Ganesh-pandian Namasivayam
The Korean Society of Biotechnology and Bioengineering   10 Oct 2018   
Designer molecule to target and silence mitochondrial gene transcription [Invited]
Ganesh-pandian Namasivayam
8th World congress on Targeting Mitochondria, Berlin   23 Oct 2017   
Nature-inspired smart genetic switches, [Invited]
Ganesh-pandian Namasivayam
7th Indian JSPS Alumni Association (IJAA) International Conference on Science and Technology: Future Challenges and Solutions (STFCS-2016)   8 Aug 2016   
Therapeutic gene modulation using DNA-based transcriptional activators [Invited]
Ganesh-pandian Namasivayam
Asian International Symposium -Medicinal Chemistry in The 95th Annual Meeting of The Chemical Society of Japan   27 Mar 2015   
Therapeutic gene modulation using DNA-based transcriptional activators, [Invited]
Ganesh-pandian Namasivayam
Asian International Symposium -Medicinal Chemistry in The 95th Annual Meeting of The Chemical Society of Japan   26 Mar 2015   

Research Grants & Projects

Technology Integration from Three Countries to Develop Nanoparticle-based Transcription Factor Mimics and Reconstruct Articular Cartilage Components
Kyoto University: MEXT SPIRITS Grant
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): Ganesh-pandian Namasivayam
JSPS KAKENHI: Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2018    Investigator(s): Ganesh-pandian Namasivayam
Development of nature-inspired smart transcription factor mimicking anti-obesity function of a cellular energy activator.
Suzuken Memorial Foundation: 
Project Year: Jan 2017 - Dec 2017    Investigator(s): Ganesh-pandian Namasivayam
Control and elucidation of gene expression at a molecular level
JSPS KAKENHI: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S)
Project Year: May 2012 - Mar 2017    Investigator(s): SUGIYAMA Hiroshi
Next-generation transcriptional activators for direct differentiation
Kyoto University-iCeMS: Accelerated research grant
Project Year: Mar 2014 - Apr 2015    Investigator(s): Ganesh-pandian Namasivayam