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Apr 23, 2018
Category: General
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The Department of Microbiology is in the process of revising the syllabus of M.Sc. Microbiology program under Choice Based Credit System. The draft of the revised syllabus has been prepared after taking into consideration the feedback obtained from multiple stakeholders including the present students, the alumni, as well as prospective employers from the corporate sector. The Department invites your views and suggestions on the same which may be submitted only by email at microsdc@south.du.ac.in latest by 5 PM on Friday, the 4th of May 2018. The draft of syllabus may be downloaded here.

Apr 17, 2018
Category: General
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On 20-April-2018, Ms.Nivedita Gaur will present her pre-PhD submission seminar entitled -“The role of human tumor associated herpesvirus latent antigens in epithelial to mesenchymal transition of cancer cells" at 11AM in Seminar room of the Department. 

Apr 13, 2018
Category: General
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On 13-Apr-2018, Ms.Ashima Dua will be presenting a paper which may be downloaded by clicking on the image below. This will be followed by work presentation by Mr.Gaurav Kumar.

Paper Cover

CMS - 2.2.7 - Skookumchuck
 

UGC-SAP

The Department has two broad areas of research: Industrial, Food and Environmental Microbiology and Molecular Biology of Microbial Pathogens.

In the broad area of Industrial, Food and Environmental Microbiology, the specific research interests of the department have been in the areas of production of industrially important microbial enzymes, biofuels, bioactive compounds and carbohydrates, meta-genomics, structure function analysis and molecular modification of enzymes, lignocellulose biodegradation, ethanol production from lignocellulose, molecular biology of lignin degradation, carbon sequestration using heterotrophs, bioremediation,gene expression and bioprocess engineering.

In the broad area of Molecular biology of microbial pathogens, the specific areas of research interest include molecular epidemiology of emerging water-borne pathogens like Yersinia enterocolitica and E.coli, and mechanism of antibiotic resistance with special focus on β-lactamase;understanding host pathogen interactions; microbial genomics and proteomics. The research interests also include investigations into DNA replication and chromatin modifications in the protozoan parasite Leishmania donovani (the causative agent of kala-azar) and understanding molecular pathogenesis of viral infections associated with cancer using Epstein Barr virus and Hepatitis C virus as models to investigate viral causes of cancers. 

Under these two themes, the Department was funded to the tune of Rs.65 lakhs under the UGC SAP (DRS-I) scheme from 2012-17. As part of this program, the Department acquired an Ultra-centrifuge for the purification of virus particles. Two symposium were held under this program, in 2013 and 2017 respectively.

The details regarding SAP proposal, annual and consolidated progress reports can be downloaded from links below:

SAP Proposal 2012-17 (PDF)

SAP Progress Report 2013 (PDF)

SAP Progress Report 2014 (PDF)

SAP Progress Report 2015 (PDF)

SAP Progress Report 2016 (PDF)

SAP Progress Report 2017 (PDF)

SAP Consolidated Report 2012-17 (PDF)

SAP symposium 2013 (Link)

SAP symposium 2017 (Link)