Profile of Dr. K. Gopal Shankar

Professional Brief


Academic Profile

PhD in Biomedical Science, University of Bologna, Italy
M.Sc, Biotechnology, Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden
B.Tech, Biotechnology, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor-Assistant Professor, PSG Institute of Advanced Studies, Coimbatore
Assistant Professor (Senior Grade) Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, Erode, Tamil Nadu
Marie Curie researcher, Rizzoli Orthopedic hospital, University of Bologna,Italy
JRF- Funded by the Ministry of environment and forest (MoEF), Indian government CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai, India
Diploma worker & Project Assistant, BBV laboratory, Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden

Honors, Awards & Grants

Young Scientist Award in CSIR-CLRI foundation


Marie Curie Fellowship in ITN-European Consortium


Young Scientist Award in Marina Labs, Chennai



3D porous collagen scaffolds reinforced by glycation with ribose for tissue engineering application
Gostynska N, Shankar Krishnakumar G, Campodoni E, Panseri S, Montesi M, Sprio S, Kon E, Marcacci M, Tampieri A, Sandri M.,
Biomed Mater | 2017 | 12(5)
Clinical application of bone morphogenetic proteins for bone healing: a systematic review
KrishnakumarGS, Roffi A, Reale D, Kon E, Filardo G.,
IntOrthop | 2017 | 41(6) 1073-1083
Platelet-rich plasma for the treatment of bone defects: from pre-clinical rational to evidence in the clinical practice. A systematic review.
Roffi A, Di Matteo B, KrishnakumarGS, Kon E, Filardo G.,
IntOrthop | 2017 | 41(2) 221-237.
Novel fibrous collagen-based cream accelerates fibroblast growth for wound healing applications: in vitro and in vivo evaluation
Udhayakumar S, Shankar KG, Sowndarya S, Rose C.,
Biomater Sci | 2017 | 5(9) 1868-1883.
The Role of Three-Dimensional Scaffolds in Treating Long Bone Defects: Evidence from Preclinical and Clinical Literature-A Systematic Review.
Roffi A, KrishnakumarGS, Gostynska N, Kon E, Candrian C, Filardo G.,
Biomed Res Int | 2017
Ribose mediated crosslinking of collagen-hydroxyapatite hybrid scaffolds for bone tissue regeneration using biomimetic strategies.
KrishnakumarGS, Gostynska N, Campodoni E, Dapporto M, Montesi M, Panseri S, Tampieri A, Kon E, Marcacci M, Sprio S, Sandri M.,
Mater SciEng C Mater Biol Appl | 2017 | 77 594-605.
Bone Morphogenic Protein augmentation for long bone healing response to Clinical need for bone morphogenetic protein
KrishnakumarGS, Roffi A, Reale D, Kon E, Filardo G.,
IntOrthop | 2017 | 41(11) 2417-2419.
Evaluation of different crosslinking agents on hybrid biomimetic collagen-hydroxyapatite composites for regenerative medicine.
KrishnakumarGS, Gostynska N, Dapporto M, Campodoni E, Montesi M, Panseri S, Tampieri A, Kon E, Marcacci M, Sprio S, Sandri M.,
Int J BiolMacromol | 2018 | 106: 739-748.
Evaluation of in vitro anticancer activity of 1,8-Cineole-containing n-hexane extract of Callistemon citrinus (Curtis) Skeels plant and its apoptotic potential.
Sampath S, Veeramani V, KrishnakumarGS, Sivalingam U, Madurai SL, Chellan R.
Biomed Pharmacother | 2017 | 93: 296-307.
Importance of crosslinking strategies in designing smart biomaterials for bone tissue engineering: A systematic review.
KrishnakumarGS, Sampath S, Muthusamy S, John MA,
Mater SciEng C Mater Biol Appl. | 2019 | 96: 941-954.
L-Arginine intercedes bio-crosslinking of a collagen–chitosan 3D-hybrid scaffold for tissue engineering and regeneration: in silico, in vitro, and in vivo studies
SivalingamUdhayakumar, Krishnakumar Gopal Shankar, SampathSowndarya, SankarVenkatesh, ChellappaMuralidharan and Chellan Rose
Royal Society of Chemistry Adv. | 2017 | 7, 25070–25088.
Isolation, characterization, and in vitro evaluation of bovine rumen submucosa films of collagen or chitosan-treated collagen
K Gopal Shankar, S Udhaya Kumar, S Sowndarya, P Suresh Babu and C Rose,
Journal of Biomaterials Applications | 2016 | 30(6). 780–792
Rumen tissue derived decellularized submucosa collagen or its chitosan-treated film as a cutaneous wound healant and 1H NMR-metabolite profiling of plasma
K. Gopal Shankar, S. Udhaya Kumar, S. Sowndarya, J. Sridevi,S. Soniya Angel, C. Rose
RSC Adv., | 2016 | 6, 107403–107415.
Investigation of different cross-linking approaches on scaffolds 3D gelatin for tissue engineering application: A comparative analysis
K. Gopal Shankar, Natalia Gostynska, Monica Montesi, Silvia Panseri, Simone Sprio, Elizaveta Kon, Maurilio Marcacci, Anna Tampieri, Monica Sandri
International Journal of Biological Macromolecules | 2017 | 95 1199–1209.

Collagenous cream composition for biomedical application and a process for the preparation thereof
Gopal Shankar KIndian patent no: 3554DEL2015
India Awaiting examination 2015
A process for the preparation of a collagenous biomaterial for medical applications
Gopal Shankar KIndian patent no: 2736DEL2014
India Awaiting examination | 2014

Financial Grants

S. No Title Funding Agency Duration Status
1 Doping of manganese and selenium ions in a biologically inspired scaffold to biomimic the osteogenic niches for bone regeneration TNSCST Student project 2018-2019 Completed
2 Novel strategies in green synthesis of smart, biomimetic scaffolds bio-functionalized with growth factors for meniscus regeneration SRG grant – DST-SERB 2019-2022 Approved

Core Research

  • Bone biomimetics, biomimesis and biomineralization
  • Bioinspired dermal regeneration using natural and synthetic substitutes
  • Developing value added products from slaughter house for biomedical applications
  • Biomaterials for dental regeneration
  • Green synthesis of biological substitutes from plant based polymers