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Dec 26, 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 Protein Purification System. (Tender ID: Tender ID 2022_DU_731498_1). The last date for bid submission is 06-Jan, 2022. The details may be downloaded here.

Dec 1, 2022
Category: General
Posted by: admin
Quotations are invited through e-procurement portal for tender under two bid system for supply and installation of Protein Purification System. (Tender ID: 2022_DU_726606_1). The last date for bid submission is 22-Dec, 2022. The details may be downloaded here.

Nov 30, 2022
Category: General
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The first admission list of students shortlisted for admission to MSc Microbiology program have been published on University PG admission portal here. All subsequent lists may also be accessed on the University portal in subsequent days.
CMS - 2.2.7 - Skookumchuck
 

Overview of research focus of the Department

Faculty members who are eligible to guide Ph.D. students as supervisors are:

Prof. Swati Saha
Prof. Yogender Pal Khasa
Prof. Rajeev Kaul
Dr. Vijay K Verma
Dr. Pau Biak Sang

 

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

Industrial, Food and Environmental Microbiology

In the broad area of Industrial, food and environmental microbiology, the specific research interests of the department are in the areas of production of industrially important microbial enzymes, biofuels, bioactive compounds and carbohydrates, metagenomics, 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.

 

A snapshot of ongoing industrially important research  in Department: Dr. Rani Gupta's group has identified a novel keratinase from Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Dr. Y.P. Khasa's group is focused on devising ways for large scale production of various proteins including thrombolytics of therapeutic importance for clinical applications

Industrial Micro

 

Molecular Biology of Microbial Pathogens

In the broad area of molecular biology and pathogenesis of microbial infections, 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 the DNA biology of the protozoan parasite Leishmania donovani (the causative agent of kala-azar); and using Epstein barr virus, KSHV and Hepatitis C virus as models to investigate viral causes of cancers. 

 

A snapshot of microbial pathogenesis research being carried out in Department: Dr. Swati Saha's group has identified cell cycle-specific activation of promoters in Leishmania donovani, uncovering new facets of gene regulation in these microbes. Dr.Rajeev Kaul's group has identified role of cellular metastasis suppressor Nm23-H1 in Hepatitis C virus mediated cancer metastasis

Microbial Patho