- Vinaya K.K. is a fellow at IRTC with expertise in areas like Microbial Biotechnology, Bioprospecting, Molecular biology and Bacterial NGS analysis. She has to her credit one Indian Patent filed, two book chapters and ten international publications. She has qualified National level entrance examination Jawaharlal Nehru University-Combined Entrance Examination for Biotechnology (JNU CEEB) 2011 (Sponsored by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India) for M.Tech and is a recipient of Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment Research Fellowship in Life science- 2014.