Dr Pranesh Padmanabhan

Research Fellow

Queensland Brain Institute
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Dr Pranesh Padmanabhan leads the Molecular Imaging and Computational Modelling Team at the Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research, Queensland Brain Institute. His team combines mathematical modelling and quantitative imaging techniques to discover pathomechanisms underlying the progression of several infectious and neurodegenerative diseases.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Indian Institute of Science


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Featured Publications

Book Chapter

  • Padmanabhan, Pranesh, Raja, Rubesh and Dixit, Narendra M. (2020). Bistability in virus–host interaction networks underlies the success of hepatitis C treatments. Phenotypic switching: implications in biology and medicine. (pp. 131-156) edited by Herbert Levine, Mohit Kumar Jolly, Prakash Kulkarni and Vidyanand Nanjundiah. London, United Kingdom: Academic Press. doi: 10.1016/b978-0-12-817996-3.00024-4

  • Joensuu, Merja, Martínez-Mármol, Ramon, Mollazade, Mahdie, Padmanabhan, Pranesh and Meunier, Frédéric A. (2020). Single-molecule imaging of recycling synaptic vesicles in live neurons. Single molecule microscopy in neurobiology. (pp. 81-114) edited by Nobuhiko Yamamoto and Yasushi Okada. New York, NY United States: Humana Press. doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-0532-5_5

  • Padmanabhan, Pranesh and Dixit, Narendra M. (2016). Models of viral population dynamics. Quasispecies: from theory to experimental systems. (pp. 277-302) edited by Domingo, Esteban and Schuster, Peter. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/82_2015_458

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Joensuu, Merja, Blum, Ailisa, Mollazade, Mahdie, Lanoue, Vanessa, Padmanabhan, Pranesh, Small, Christopher, Mahrhold, Stefan, Krez, Nadja, Rummel, Andreas and Meunier, Frederic A. (2018). Super-resolving botulinum neurotoxin type A molecules: from surface landing to internalization in synaptic vesicles. TOXINS 2019: Basic Science and Clinical Aspects of Botulinum and Other Neurotoxins, Copenhagen, Denmark, 16-19 January 2019. Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom: Pergamon Press. doi: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2018.11.122

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

Completed Supervision