Dr Raman Vaidyanathan

Raman Vaidyanathan

Lecturer in Biological and Bioprocess Engineering

Email: s.vaidyanathan@sheffield.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 7526

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
The University of Sheffield
Sir Robert Hadfield Building
Mappin Street
S1 3JD

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Our research is currently focussed on understanding metabolic regulation in algae and exploiting the photoautotrophic potential of microalgae to fix and convert inorganic carbon to organic products of value. We are also interested in studying the association of microalgae and their synergistic relationship with other microbes for microalgal biotransformations and productions of value. We employ ‘-omic’ approaches in our characterisations and specialise in metabolomics.

I am a chemical graduate with a Masters degree in Biotechnology (both from India). I completed my PhD from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, where I investigated the application of near infrared spectroscopy to monitor industrially relevant bioprocesses involving filamentous microorganisms. This was work done in collaboration with Eli Lilly. I’ve over five years of pre-doctoral industrial experience applying biotechnological solutions to environmental engineering problems, and post-doctoral experience in the development of bioanalytical approaches. My research interests include the development and application of post-genome technologies for understanding metabolic regulation in biological systems. I am involved in the EPSRC funded CO2Chem network and act as an academic lead for the biotransformations cluster.


Main supervisor

Gloria Padmaperuma

Deeptanshu Pandey

Post-doctoral researchers 

Dr Maria Huete-Ortega 
Dr Rahul Kapoore



1. Chen Y, and Vaidyanathan S. (2013) Simultaneous assay of pigments, carbohydrates, proteins and lipids in microalgae. Analytica Chimica Acta,776, 31-40.

2. Longworth J, Noirel J, Pandhal J, Wright PC, and Vaidyanathan S. (2012) HILIC- and SCX-Based Quantitative Proteomics of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii during Nitrogen Starvation Induced Lipid and Carbohydrate Accumulation. J Proteome Res., 11(12), 5959-5971.

3. Chen Y, and Vaidyanathan S. (2012) A simple, reproducible and sensitive spectrophotometric method to estimate microalgal lipids. Analytica Chimica Acta, 724, 67-72.