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Manjula Kandula

Area of Practice

Facilitator, Science enthusiast, Editor, Writer, Coach


BSc. (Agri.), UAS, Bangalore

MSc. (Plant Virology) , UAS, Bangalore

Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Work Experience

  • Post-doctoral Fellow at National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS)
  • Post-doctoral Fellow (DBT) at Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
  • Science and technology editor at Deccan Herald
  • Technical editor/Documentation Manager at  global companies such as Digital India, Hewlett Packard, Sun Microsystems, VMware and Ariba
  • Visiting Technical Consultant (Hewlett Packard) to Harvard Partners Center for Genetics and Genomics (HPCGG, Boston).
  • Technical writing trainer (freelance)
  • Guest Faculty at Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science

Interest Areas

biochemistry; biomimicry; reading and writing; music; yoga

Current Practice at Srishti

Courses in technical communication,  Courses in structured writing principles, Courses with applied biology such as biomimicry, Studios involving biological science.

Recent Units facilitated


Patterns in Biology

Introduction to Biomimicry (workshop)

Elements in Communication

Between Human and More-than-human (co-facilitator)

Projects showcase:

Patterns in Biology

Patterns in biology
Students observing natural patterns and enjoying the greenery


Introduction to Biomimicry

Mimicking Nature- a model building that applies cooling priniciple of the termitarium
A model building that applies the coolant principle of the termitarium