Sowmya Balasubramanian

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Mycoplasma pneumoniae causes acute and chronic respiratory infections, including tracheobronchitis and community acquired pneumonia, and is linked to asthma and an array of extra-pulmonary disorders. Recently, we identified an ADP-ribosylating and vacuolating toxin of M. pneumoniae, designated Community Acquired Respiratory Distress Syndrome (CARDS) toxin.(More)
Self-adaptive and self-managing systems optimize their own behaviour according to high-level objectives and constraints. One way for administrators to specify goals for such optimization problems effectively is using policies. Over the past decade, researchers produced various approaches, models and techniques for policy specification in different areas(More)
Background Transposon systems mediate stable integration of exo-genous DNA elements into a host cell genome, and have been successfully used in mammalian cells for the generation of stable cell lines. The piggyBac (PB) trans-poson system has been shown to have several advantages over the other transposon system available [1-3]. It has also been shown to(More)
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The journey to the completion of this doctoral studies has been an exciting and wonderful one. Never before did I imagine myself spending 5 years in such a beautiful country and in such wonderful company. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who guided and supported me leading to the culmination of my time here.(More)
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