Nanopore Research Group

Who are we?

We seek to develop nanopore-based sensing and sequencing techniques for biomedical and healthcare applications. Our current research activities look at several aspects of nanopore technology such as, micro and nano-fabrication techniques, biochemical functionalization, novel read-out methods, computational modeling and molecular dynamics simulations. We are situated in the Center for Nanoscience and Engineering (CeNSE) at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.

Room No. SF-04

CeNSE, IISc Bangalore


Manoj M. Varma received the B. tech degree from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India, in 1999, and the Ph.D. degree from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA, in 2005. He was the Director of engineering from Quadraspec Inc., Purdue Research Foundation, from 2005 to 2007. He is currently a Professor with the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. His current research interest is focused on developing nanopore based single molecular sensing including protein and DNA sequencing.

News and Updates

  1. Congratulations Dr. Sohini Pal for successfully defending your thesis. All the best for your postdoc

  2. Congratulations Ramkumar for earning your PhD. Best wishes for your career in Western Digital as a Member Engineering staff

  3. Best wishes for your thesis defence Tuhin Chakraborty, Title: Statistical Inference in Biological and Diagnostic systems

Research Group

Graduate Students

Anumol Dominic

PhD Scholar

MTech, NIT Delhi

Fabrication of ultra-low volume nanopores


Shree Sumanas

PhD Scholar

MTech, IIT Madras

Topic: DNA Mediated approaches for robust biosensing


Muhammad Sajeer P

PhD Scholar

MSc Physics, Pondicherry Central University

Topic: Nanopore based Protein Sequencing


Mayank Mitram

Joint PhD

MS Life Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Topic: Bacterial Swarming


Simran Nasa

PhD Scholar

MSc Chemistry, Delhi University

Topic: DNA Origami functionalization of nanopores


Pranjal Sur

PhD Scholar

MSc Physics, Jadavpur University

Topic: Molecular Dynamics studies of protein translocation through nanopores in 2D materials


Avisekh Pal

PhD Scholar

BTech Electrical Engineering, Jadavpur University

Topic: Low noise current sensing in Nanopores


Jaise Johnson

Project Associate

Machine learning assisted Nanopore Data Analysis

MSc Physics, Pondicherry University


Anu Roshini. R


2D Materials

PhD Physics, BITS Pilani Goa


Shubhajit Singha

Project Associate

MSc Chemistry

NIT Durgapur