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Jul 16, 2018
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The result for MSc entrance exam has been declared. It may be downloaded here. PG Admission portal is expected to be reopened to allow the candidates to update their marks of qualifying examination from 17 to 22 July 2018. The notification of first list for admission to MSc Microbiology is expected by 25-July-2018.

Jun 25, 2018
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The PhD entrance result has been published on University website and interview schedule has been emailed to all applicants. The interview of shortlisted candidates will be held on 19 and 20 July. If applicants have any query regarding eligibility for appearing in interview, they may contact the Department by email to microsdc@south.du.ac.in

Jun 21, 2018
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The International Day of Yoga was celebrated in Department on 21-June. An interactive Yoga session was organized. Click on link below for report and pictures.

CMS - 2.2.7 - Skookumchuck
 

Extramurally funded Research Projects

The Department is now well established, with six faculty members currently. Extramural grants from DBT, DST, ICMR, CSIR, UGC, ICAR, MNRE, MoFPI and DRDO, as well as intramural grants from the University of Delhi, have strengthened the Department’s research. The Department has also been funded under the DST-FIST, UGC-SAP and DU-DST PURSE programmes.

Funding

Sources of extramural funding for our Department

 

List of Research Projects carried out in Department (2010 onward): 

 

Title

Faculty

 Year of  sanction

Grant (in lakhs)

Funding Agency

Resistance-genes-array based rapid detection of antimicrobial resistance and algorithm driven therapy

Prof. J.S.Virdi

2017

12.90

BIRAC-DBT

Engineering Pichia pastoris to address catabolite repression and methanol usage for AOX-1 guided expression

Prof. Rani Gupta

2017

49.54

DBT

Understanding the molecular basis of peste-des-petits ruminants virus mediated host immune modulation for development of next generation vaccine

Dr. Rajeev Kaul

2017

58.00

ICAR

Investigation of the roles of GNAT-family histone acetyltransferases Elp3a and Elp3b in the protozoan Leishmania donovani

Prof. Swati Saha

2016

67.82

DBT

Investigating DNA replication protein Cdc45 in Leishmania

Prof. Swati Saha

2015

49.50

DST

Molecular Surveillance of animal viral pathogens prevalent in Leh-Ladakh region

Dr. Rajeev Kaul

2015

9.83

DRDO

Genome wide survey of lipases from Yarrowia lipolytica: cloning, expression,biochemical characterization and applications

Prof. Rani Gupta

2014

44.43

DBT

Production of recombinant….. phytase of Sporotrichum thermophile

Prof. Tulasi Satyanarayana

2013

23.25

DBT

Diversity of carboxidotrophic… …actinobacteria in Manipur

Prof. Tulasi Satyanarayana

2013

30.65

DBT

Development of seaweed biorefinery and pilot demonstration of Bioethanol production

Prof. R.C. Kuhad

 

2013

34.47

DBT

Development of pretreatment strategies and bioprocess for improved production of cellulolytic enzymes and ethanol from crop byproduct for demonstration at pilot plant

Prof. R.C. Kuhad

 

2013

148.47

MNRE 

Optimization of cellulase production from Thermoascus aurantiacus RCK 2011, a thermophilic fungus and its application in cellulose hydrolysis

Prof. R.C. Kuhad

 

2013

10.51

UGC 

Production of recombinant….. phytase of Sporotrichum thermophile

Prof. Tulasi Satyanarayana

2013

23.25

DBT

Bioprocess development of recombinant therapeutics in Pichia pastoris:Human Interleukin-3 (hIL-3) as a model system

Dr. Y. P. Khasa

2013

51.59

DBT

Cloning and expression of cell-bound phytaseencoding gene of P. anomala in Pichia  pastoris

Prof. Tulasi Satyanarayana

2012

13.27

UGC

Production, characterization and applicability of acidic amylase of Bacillus acidicola TSAS 1

Prof. Tulasi Satyanarayana

2012

33.31

DST

Joint Indo-Finland  RFBR  - Butanol from sustainable sources

Prof. R.K.Saxena

2012

34.12

DST

Joint Indo-Russian enzymatic transformation of Fucodians as  a base  for drug design, structural and functional investigations from Indian and Russian  seaweeds

Prof. R.K.Saxena

2012

22.00

DST

Hepatitis C Virus & expression of cox-2

Dr. Rajeev Kaul

2012

55.00

DBT

Viral metagenomics

Dr. Rajeev Kaul

2012

40.00

DST

Generations of EBV transformed LCLs of diverse origin

Dr. Rajeev Kaul

2012

14.00

UGC

Functional characterization of histone acetyltransferases HAT2 and HAT3 in the protozoan  parasite Leishmania donovani

Prof. Swati Saha

2012

62.00

DBT

Functional characterization of histone acetylases HAT4 in Leishmania donovani

Prof. Swati Saha

2012

27.00

CSIR

Bioprocess optimization of human granulocyte macrophage colony Stimulating Factor (hGM-CSF) expression in Escherichia coli

Dr. Y.P.Khasa

2012

25.00

DST

Bioprocess optimization of scFv production against hGM-CSF in methylotrophic yeast, Pichia pastoris

Dr. Y.P.Khasa

2012

8.45

UGC 

Comparative genomics of β-lactamase genes including in-silico analysis to identify sequences for β-lactamase inhibitors

Prof. J.S.Virdi

2012

35.00 

ICMR

Utilization of peptidomimetics to design small molecules from a novel P1 peptide, their interaction with beta amyloid oligomers by in-silico and in-vitro approaches, and its efficiency in clearing beta amyloid load by ex vivo model of Alzheimer’s disease

Prof. Rani Gupta

2012

22.00

DBT-BIRAC

Characterization of the DNA replication proteins Cdc6/ORC1 and MCM in the  archaeon  Picrophilus torridus

Prof. Swati Saha

2011

39.00

DST

Cloning expression and bioprocess optimization of recombinant human interleukin-7 (hIL-7) in methylotrophic yeast Pichia Pastoris

Dr.Y.P.Khasa

2011

30.50

DBT

Mechanism of EBV latency control by inflammation

Dr. Rajeev Kaul

2011

40.00

DBT

Enzymatic synthesis of Theanine: A nutraceutical using microbialg-glutamyl transpeptidase

Prof. Rani Gupta

2010

23.00

MoFPI

Keratinase from Bacillus pumilus for degradation of recalcitrant proteins: process optimization and Biochemical

Prof. Rani Gupta

2010

29.00

DBT

Biochemical and molecular characterization of and enantioselective lipase from Trichosporan ashaii MSR-54

Prof. Rani Gupta

2010

21.83

CSIR

 

External funding sources for research and grant amount received by Department from them (2010 onward):

 

Name of the funding Agencies

Total sanctioned

(in lakhs)

Department of Biotechnology (DBT)

524.81

Department of Science and Technology (DST)

242.93

University Grant Commission (UGC)

46.23

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

48.83

Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI)

23.00

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

35.00

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

58.00

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)

148.47

Defence Research and Development Organization

9.83

UGC-SAP

66.75

DU-DST PURSE grant

200.00

TOTAL

1408.85

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