Division of Biotechnology

Labs


Location: Room No. BT 311, Block IV

General information about lab
Bioscience Lab is a teaching lab with facilities for training of undergraduate students. Different experimental courses being run in the lab pertain to Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Structural Biology, Methods and Instrumentation in Biotechnology, Immunology, Enzymology, Recombinant DNA Technology, Plant/Animal Biotechnology and Genomics/Proteomics

Facilities available
The laboratory is equipped with Weighing Balance, Vortex, Mixer, Grinder, Horizontal and Vertical Electrophoresis Unit with Power pack, Magnetic stirrer, pH meter, Autoclave, Microfuge centrifuge, Laminar air flow workbenches, Heating plate, Microscopes etc.

Location: Room No. 312, Block IV, Division of Biotechnology

General Information about the Lab
Biochemical Engineering and Bioenergy Laboratory (BEBL) is currently under development. The lab is equipped with all basic facilities to support the various teaching as well as the practical training activities of the undergraduate course. The major laboratory courses carried out in the lab include Bioprocess Technology, Downstream Processing, Instrumentation and Methods, Enzyme Engineering, summer/winter training courses and major project of the final semester students. Recently, the facilities for algae cultivation, biogas production and wastewater treatment have been developed in the laboratory. The major research areas of BEBL include: Biochemical and Bioprocess Engineering, Bioremediation of heavy metals and other pollutants, Advanced bioreactor development for wastewater treatment, Bioenergy, simulation and modeling of biological processes, food technology and algae-based technologies for renewable bioproducts. Other facilities are under rapid development to support the cutting edge research in the above listed research areas.

Facilities available

  1. Autoclave
  2. Microfuge
  3. Laminar air flow workbench
  4. Hot plate
  5. Microscopes
  6. Incubators
  7. Refrigerator
  8. Fabricated photobioreactor
  9. Algae cultivation chamber
  10. Water bath


Other facilities (under development)
  1. Wastewater analysis assembly
  2. 2. Gas chromatography with TCD and FID
  3. Bioreactor fabrication and testing unit
  4. Power station for modelling and simulation
  5. 5. Florescent microscope
  6. Incubator shaker
  7. 7. Algae growth chamber
  8. Facilities for cold storage

Location: Room No. 002, Block IV, NSIT

General Information about the Lab
The Computational Biology Laboratory is involved in practical teaching and training in courses related to Structural Biology, Computational Biology, Genomics and Proteomics. Students learn and use a range of computational techniques in Sequence/Structural Bioinformatics, Modeling/simulation of Biomolecular interactions, Drug target selection, Drug design, Network Biology as well as Computational Genomics and proteomics.
The research focus is on Cardiovascular disease in humans as well as Stress response in bacteria. The long term goal includes study of molecular mechanisms of disease, selection of drug targets, drug design and repurposing. The laboratory has attracted external funding for research projects and scholars.

Facilities available (software, hardware)
The laboratory is equipped with computers, workstation and internet facility. Commercial SybylX software is available. Additional open source softwares like Cytoscape, Autodock, Deepview, Splitstree, Gromacs, Amber are also used.

Location: R. No. 306/307, Block IV, Division of Biotechnology

General Information about the Lab
AMNT Lab is primarily focused on the drug discovery and therapeutics. Both medicinal plants and microorganisms are used as source of bioactive molecules which are further screened for possible antibacterial, antifungal, antidiabetic, antioxidant, antiinflammatory and other potential activities. Actinomycetes from diverse habitat, including endophytic isolates constitute the main microbial source for the discovery of the therapeutic molecules. Pesticide degradation and biosurfactant aspects are also targeted in case of actinomycetes. Research is also focused on developing nano-formulations of microorganism-derived compounds with the aim of finding new potential therapeutics. Besides, nanotechnology-based drug delivery systems for novel therapeutics are also being explored to overcome challenges like poor bioavailability, in vivo stability, solubility, intestinal absorption and sustained and targeted delivery to site of action.

Facilities Available (software, hardware)
AMNT lab is a well equipped laboratory provided with state of the art infrastructure for student's practical training, project and research work. VLife MDS 4.4 is available for Computer Aided Drug Design studies. Equipments available are ELISA Plate reader, UV Visible Spectrophotometer, Biologic LP for Protein Purification, Gel Doc, Fermentor, Nikon Fluoroscent Microscope, Bench-top Centrifuge, Refrigerated Centrifuge, Mini Centrifuge, Deep Freezer (-20°C, -80°C), Bacetriological Incubators, Shaker Incubator, Oven, Autoclave, Rotary Evaporator, MilliQ Water Purification System, Soxhelt Apparatus, Gel Rocker, Gel Electrophoresis Unit (Vertical, Horizontal), Vortex Mixer, Magentic Stirrer, Hot Plate, Laminar Room of BSL-2 level and other basic amenities.