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May 13, 2022
Category: General
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Quotations are invited through e-procurement portal for tender under two bid system for supply and installation of "In situ sterilizable fermenter of 30 liters working volume capacity for microbial cultures, with acessories". (Tender ID: 2022_DU_688830_1). The last date for bid submission is 23-May, 2022. The details may be downloaded here.

Apr 30, 2022
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Applications are invited for appointment on ad-hoc basis for the temporary position of MTS in DBT-BIRAC funded BioNEST project. The appointments will be only for maximum period of 3 months. The interested candidate may apply within 10 days along with supporting documents to Prof.Swati Saha.

Apr 28, 2022
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Prof. Rajeev has been elected to the Fellowship of the 'Indian Virological Society' with effect from 01-Jan-2022. The 'IVS Fellow Award' was conferred to him during annual conference of the society 'VIROCON-2021' at AIIMS Hyderabad on 26th March 2022.

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Puzzle Competition- Sep 2019

The puzzle for September 2019 was created by Babbal and Shilpa Mohanty (both PhD Students). The competition was held on 13-Sep-2019 after the Journal club and Work presentations. The student participants were required to fill the answers on the spot in 30 minutes.


 Puzzle-10 (Sep 2019)

Puzzle Sep 2019



3. The causative agent of lock-jaw disease
7. What is the name of the constellation whose brightest star nicknamed as dog star shares its name with a very popular character in Harry Potter series?
9. Type of genomics which studies the Transcripts and proteins expressed by a genome
14. A popular puzzle toy named after its Hungarian inventor
16. Awarded the Nobel prize in the early 20th century for contributions and discoveries in relation to tuberculosis
17. A unique dog breed that does not bark
18. A chemical reaction between amino acids and reducing sugars which causes browning of food
19. Bacterium which can cause tuberculosis in human and is transmitted by Cow’s milk
25. The name of a rare intestinal condition in humans arising from trichophagia?
28. A disease caused by Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)


1. Bacterium which lacks the genes needed for TCA cycle and Oxidative Phosphorylation
2. Staphylococcus aureus can be differentiated from Staphylococcus epidermidis by
4. A chemical commonly used in lab which is a potent carcinogen and is also reported to be present in starchy food when treated at 120 °C
5. The nickname an internet celebrity affected from underbite and feline dwarfism is?
6. ‘Jaffna moss’ is popularly used in the preparation of desserts. It has found a pivotal role in culturing microorganisms as well. What is Jaffna moss commonly known as?
8. Human pathogen belonging to family Rhabdovirus
10. The only scientist to win Nobel prize in two separate science streams
11. Dermatophytosis is commonly known as
12. Common name of APAP which is included in the WHO list of Essential medicines
13. Hypsignathus monstrosus, Epomops franqueti and Myonycteris torquata are the reservoirs of which pathogen?
15. A mouse strain deficient in NK cells
20. A unique bacterium which can degrade plastic
21. Causative agent of Wool Sorters disease
22. A massive steel and concrete shelter structure constructed in Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant after the radiation disaster to protect the environment from radiation exposure
23. The name of the impact point where the Indian Moon impact probe struck the south pole of the moon in 2008
24. A term given to the phenomenon of apoptosis due to cellular detachment from ECM
26. World’s toughest bacterium
27. An example of a known oncogenic virus

  Solution of Puzzle 10 (Sep 2019)

Solution Sep 2019

And the winners are-

First: Aparajita (25, submitted first)

Second:Nupur Tyagi & Tanu Bansal (both 25) 

Other notable performances: Arushi (24), Vishal (24), Meenu (23.5), Srishti (23), Rashmi (23), Amuliya (23), Ritu (23), Yash (23), Mona (23), Ashish (22), Anjali (21), Elis (21), Prerna (21), Arpit (20), Mnasi (20), Shivani (20), Pratibha (20), Bhawna (19), Kuldeep (18)

Winners Sep 2019

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