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Research & Development
  • Ongoing Research Projects









    Year & AMOUNT

    Dr. Utpal Roy

    Studies on extremophile isolates for novel antimicrobial substance: Biochemical and  Genetic characterization of Antimicrobial substances Produced by a selected wild- type  extremophiles isolated against multi-drug clinical isolates.


    Department of Science and Technology (DST)


    Rs. 11.34 lacs


    Dr. Anghshuman Sarkar
    Study the Effect of nanoparticles on protein synthesis and expression of small GTPases
    Board of Research
    in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS)
    2011 - 2014

    Dr. Utpal Roy

    Biochemical and genetic characterization of antimicrobial (Candidacidal) Peptides Produced by the strain E. faecalis APR 210”.


    2011- 2014


    7.74 lacs

    Dr. Sumit Biswas
    Structure Elucidation of VCO395_300 Protein from Vibrio cholerae (leading to an alternate method of checking cholera)
    Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS).
    Rs. 23.36 lakhs

    Dr. Anasuya Ganguly

    Testing novel and existing materials for manufacturing Tissue Engineered Heart Valves (TEHVs)


    Aditya Birla Group

    2011 - 2014

    Rs.15 Lakhs

    Dr. Vijayashree Nayak

    A New Biodegradable Polymer Scaffold for

    CartilageTissue Engineering


    Board of Research

    in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS)

    2011 - 2014

    Rs. 22 Lakhs


    Dr. Vijayashree Nayak

    Advanced study on association of Salmonella typhi carriage and its link with hepatobiliary carcinoma

    Aditya Birla Science & Technology Company (ABSTC)



    2011 - 2014

    Rs.10 Lakhs


    Dr. Anghshuman Sarkar
    Effect of Cadmium toxicity on human neural cells and predicts a potential candidate for recovering from Cadmium stress.
    BITS Seed Grant
    2011 - 2013

    Dr. M. Srikanth

    Consulting services for a pilot project on waste to Energy project in Nashik

    Indo German Environment Programme, German Development Cooperation


    2011 – 2013

    Rs. 10.23 Lakhs

    Dr. Meenal Kowshik

    Biological Synthesis of Metal Sulfide and Metallic Nanoparticles Using Halophilic  Archaebacteria

    Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES)

    2010 - 2013

    Rs 17 Lakhs



    Dr. Judith M. Braganca

    Screening of Haloarcheal cultures for synthesis of polyhydroxy alkanoates.

    University Grants Commission (UGC)


    2009 – 2012

    Rs. 10 Lakhs


    Dr. M. Srikanth

    Experimental pilot scale horizontal plug flow reactor for anaerobic digestion of food waste






    2009 – 2012

    Rs. 3.65 Lakhs

    Dr. Utpal Roy

    Screening of extremophile isolate for novel antimicrobial substances: Cloning and characterization of selected antimicrobial substances against multidrug resistant human pathogens



    14.92 lacs


  • Completed Research Projects









    Year & AMOUNT

    Dr. Utpal Roy

    Isolation and screening of microorganisms from extreme and unusual environment for  new and novel antimicrobial peptides to combat some clinically important  multidrug resistant  fungal pathogens.


    Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)



    Rs. 17 lacs

    Dr. M. Srikanth

    Expression of cyclodextrin glucosyl transferase (CGTase) gene in hydrocarbon degrading  bacteria and their role in bioremediation.


    Department of Biotechnology (DBT)

    2007 – 2010

    Rs. 17.02 Lakhs

    Dr. M. Srikanth

    Genetic diversity of polyaromatic hydrocarbon degrading bacteria


    2006 – 2009

    Rs. 9.8 l Lakhs

    Dr. Meenal Kowshik

    Studies on marine micro-organisms for synthesis of nanoparticles

    DST  under the SERC fast track proposal for young scientists

     2006 - 2009

    Rs 8.28 Lakhs



    Dr. Meenal Kowshik

    Preparation and characterization of nanosized TiO2 and studies on its  photodegradation capability of model organic pollutants.


    2006 - 2009

    Rs 19.2 Lakhs


Research collaborations


Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Laboratoire de Biotechnologie de l’Environnement, INRA, Narbonne, France
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany
Technical University Hamburg Harburg, Germany
Institute of Agricultural and Urban Ecological Projects, Berlin, Germany
Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Rheumatology, Düsseldorf, Germany
Department of Biotechnology, University of Pune, India
National Centre for Cell Science, Pune, India
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Bose Institute, Kolkata, India
Department of Physiology, University of Calcutta, India
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
CAS in Crystallography and Biophysics, University of Madras, India
Department of Zoology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
Department of Anatomy, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Rutgers University, New Brusnwick, USA
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, USA
Department of Health Sciences, University of Delaware, USA
Cancer Nanotechnology Platform, University of Missouri, USA
Cell Science and Proteomics, GE healthcare Life Sciences, Bangalore, India
German Technical Cooperation (GIZ), New Delhi, India
Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd, India
Oil Natural Gas corporation limited, India

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