Departments  >>  BioEngineering  >  Research

The department has a vision to develop a "Centre for Excellence" in Biotechnology for carrying out basic research on Biofuels, Biodiversity conservation, Cultivation of endangered medicinal plants of Jharkhand, to create a Biotech Information Hub and Entrepreneur Park. Moreover some new areas like Proteomics and Genomics, Drug Discovery and Vaccine Development, IPR and Patenting in Biotechnology are of special interest to this department. The department has expertise in all areas of Biotechnology involved in research and teaching. It has proactively taken the lead to provide academic and scientific support to various institutions like NITs and Universities for setting up academic and research facility.

 

Fields of Study/ Research :

  • Agriculture & Plant Biotechnology
  • Algal Biotechnology
  • Animal & Plant Tissue Culture
  • Biofuel Production
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical instrumentation
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Biosensor & Nano-biotechnology
  • Down Stream Processing
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Food Biotechnology
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Medicinal Plant
  • Microbial Resources
  • Microbial Biotransformation
  • Value Addition to Biomass & Waste Materials

Ongoing Projects :

Sl. No.

Project Title

PI / Co- PI/Collaborator, if any

Funding Agency

Duration

Sanctioned Amount (in Lakhs)

1.

To Study the Structure and Blood Flow of  Chorioretinal Complex in Human Using Optical Coherence Angiography

 Dr. Raju Poddar

ICMR

05/04/2017 – 04/05/2020

37.06

2.

Towards development of a novel high resolution and high contrast in-vivo imaging technique based on Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography (SSOCT) and unique Upconversion Nanoparticles (UCNPs)

 Dr. Raju Poddar

DST-SERB

25/03/2017 – 25/03/2020

30.42

3.

Process Development for the Production of UV-protective, Antioxidative and Antimicrobial Pigments from Bacterial Source Using Dairy Waste

 Dr. S.K. Jha (PI)

 Dr. H.R. Singh (Co-PI)

 Dr. V.K. Nigam (Co-PI)

BIRAC

01/04/2017- 30/09/2018

46.30

4.

Identification and molecular characterization of SNARE genes in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) in response to leaf rust disease

 Dr. Kunal Mukhopadhyay (PI)

 Dr. Manish Kumar (Co-PI)

DST-SERB

01/02/2017-31/01/2020

34.37

5. Bioprocess Development for efficient Triclosan Degradation  Dr. Shaswati Ghosh Sachan (Co-PI) CSIR 01/07/2016 -30/06/2019 17.80

 

Projects Completed:

Sl. No.

Project Title

PI / Co- PI/Collaborator, if any

Funding Agency

Date of Sanction

Sanctioned Amount

Duration of the Project

  1.  

Establishment of Bioinformatics Centre under BTIS Net scheme

Dr. K. Mukhopadhyay (Coordinator)

Dr. R. Poddar (Co-Coordinator)

DBT

February 2004

BT/BI/04/065/04

68.0

Feb 05

to Mar 17

  1.  

Centre of Excellence on Bioresources and Bioprospecting

Dr. Kunal Mukhopadhyay

Dr. Ashish Sachan, Dr. Manish Kumar, Dr. Shaswati Ghosh Sachan and Dr. Sheela Chandra

TEQIP II

(NPIU/TEQIP-II/FIN/31/158)

November, 2012

05 Crore

Nov, 2012

to

Oct, 2016

  1.  

Exploring Biotechnological prospective of Indigenous Novel Hydrogen Producing Microalgae and their characterization

Dr. P. Shukla (PI)

Dr. R. Bandopadhyay (Co-PI)

Innovative Project Scheme for young scientists under PD programme of the institute

Ref No. GO/Con Ord/2011-12

Dt 05 Sep 2011

2.92

Nov 2012

  1.  

Development of LAMP based dipstick format biosensor for sensitive and specific DNA detection

Dr. Dinesh Prasad (PI)

Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)

SERC/LS/105/2011

Dt.16/02/2012

15.85

April 2012

To

April 2014

  1.  

Study of Antioxidative and DNA protective properties of Anthocyanins

 

Dr. K. Mukhopadhyay (PI)

 

University Grants Commission

31-1 (JH) SR Dt. 10.01.2009

15.13

Jan 09

to

Jan 12

  1.  

Development of Protocols for Micropropagation, elicitation and Hairy root culture Techniques for the conservation of critically endangered medicinal plant – Swertia chirayita : a potential source of Xanthone

 

Dr. S. Chandra (PI)

University Grants Commission

37-111/2009 (SR) Dt. 19.12.2009

7.82

Feb 10

to

Feb 13

  1.  

Enhanced production of L-Asparaginase by Extractive Fermentation  using aqueous two phase system 

Mr. S.K. Jha

(P.I.)

Dr. H. R. Singh

(Co-P.I.)

University Grants Commission

(Minor research project)

37-625/2009 (SR) Dt. 12/01/10

1.80

Feb 10

to

Feb 12

  1.  

Indigenous development of 1µm swept source optical coherence tomography (SSOCT) setup for noninvasive imaging of posterior segment of animal eye

Dr. R. Poddar

(P.I.)

 

Department of Science & Technology

June 2010

[No.IDP/MED/2010/10]

 

25

Sep 10

to

Aug 13

  1.  

Functional genomics approach towards validation of biologically important consensus promoter motifs in rice (Oryza sativa L.) under submergence

Dr. D. M. Pandey (PI)

UGC

37-113/2009 (SR) Dt. 19.12.2009

12.35

Dec 2009 to

Jul 2013

  1.  

Production of Natural Flavour Compounds from Ferulic Acid by Microbial Transformation

Dr. S. Ghosh (Sachan) (P.I.)

Dr. A. S. Vidyarthi (Co-P.I.)

 

UGC

37-115/2009 (SR) Dt. 19.12.2009

10.3

Dec 2009 to Jul 2013

  1.  

The culture of local mosses for production of glycosylation enzymes for use in in vitro post translational modification of mammalian proteins expressed in prokaryotes

 

Dr. R. Chandra (P.I.)

UGC

37-116/2009 (SR) Dt. 19.12.2009

11.31

Dec 2009 to Jul 2013

  1.  

To understand the nature of diversity in lac insects of Kerria spp. in India and the nature of insect x host interaction

(Network Project)

Dr. A. S. Vidyarthi (Co-Investigator)

Dr. K. Mukhopadhyay

(Co-Investigator)

Dr. B. N. Sinha (Dept. of Pharm Sciences)

NAIP, ICAR

NAIP/Comp-4/C3007/

2008-09 Dt. 10.01.2009

96.50

Jan, 2009 to 2014

July, 2014

  1.  

Electroencephalogram and Electrooculogram based Hand-Eye Coordination System for Hybrid Brain-Computer Interface

Dr. Y. Aggarwal

UGC

(MRP)

40-470/2011 Dt. July 2011

1.10

July 2011 to July 13

  1.  

Process optimization for bioemulsifier production by microorganisms

Dr. A. Sachan (PI)

UGC

40-160/2011 (SR)

Dt. 22.06.11

5.01

Jul 11

to

Jul 14

  1.  

Identification, characterization and molecular documentation of non-marine water chlorophycean microalgal biodiversity of Chota Nagpur Plateau

Dr. A. Pareek (PI)

Dr. A. S. Vidyarthi (Co-P.I.)

UGC

40-171/2011 (SR)

Dt. 22.06.11

8.678

 

Jul 11

to

Jul 14

 

  1.  

Development of recombinant human Growth Colony Stimulating Factor

Dr. M. Kumar (PI)

UGC

40-186/2011 (SR)

Dt. 05.07.2011

10.328

Jul 11

to

Jul 14

 

  1.  

Development  of LAMP based dipstick format biosensor for sensitive and specific DNA detection

Dr. D Prasad

SERB DST

SR/FT/LS-106/2011

14.85

2011 to 2015

  1.  

Process Optimization for gold nanoparticle production by microorganisms

Ms. Sneha Singh (PI)

Dr. A. S. Vidyarthi (Co-PI)

 

UGC

(Minor Research Project)

41-1336/2012 (SR)

08.08.2012

1.5

July 2012

To

June 2014

  1.  

Discovery, annotation, validation and characterization of SNPs in Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and haplotype structure determination using Next-Generation Sequencing Data

Dr. K. Mukhopadhyay (Project Co-ordinator)

Dr. M. Kumar (Co-PI)

Dr. R. Poddar

(Co-PI)

Multi-Institutional R&D Project Collaborators: CCSU Meerut

 

DBT

 

BT/PR3925/BID/7/384/2011

Dt. 06.05.2012

 

 

BIT Share:

24.6

 

May 12

to

Nov 15

 

 

 

  1.  

Studies on biotechnological potential of halophilic alkaline proteases

Dr V.K. Nigam (PI)

Dr. M. K. Mohan (Co-PI)

Dr. A. S. Vidyarthi (Co-PI)

UGC

41-504/2012(SR)

17.07.2012

7.52

July 2012

To

June 2015

  1.  

Biosynthesis of fungal secondary metabolite Lovastatin

Dr. V. K. Nigam (PI)

Dr. A. S. Vidyarthi (Co-PI)

AICTE

20/AICTE/RIFD/RPS

(Policy-1)24/2012-13

28/11/2012

10.5

Nov 2012

to

Oct 2015

  1.  

Biotransformation of eugenol into value-added methoxyphenols

Dr.(Mrs) Shashwati Ghosh Sachan

DST-SERB

No.SB/YS/LS-308/2013 Dated: 30.6.2014

21.2

Sept 2014-Dec 2017

  1.  

Molecular cloning and heterologous expression of Antheraea mylitta cocoonase

Dr. D. M. Pandey/Dr. K. Mukhopadhyay

DBT New Delhi, GOI

BT/PR5375/PBD/19/233/2012

14.36 Lakhs

June 2013 December 2015

  1.  

A RNAi approach to induce parthenocarpy in Trichosanthes dioica Roxb. by regulating phytohormones

Dr. D. Prasad

UGC BSR

01.04.2013

6.0

 

April 2013

to

March 2016

  1.  

Exploiting agricultural wastes for harnessing a value- added product ferulic acid

Dr. A. Sachan

DST - SERB

SERB SR/  FT/LS-46/2012  Dt. 12/12/2012       

19.4

 

Feb 2013

to

March 2016

  1.  

Determination of Mental Workload and Fatigue under different degrees of Mental Task

Dr. Y. Aggarwal

UGC

(Start-Up)

20-5(19)/2012(BSR)

6.0

2013

to

2016

List of ongoing Ph. D. Research work:

Sl. No.

Name of Scholar

Title of Thesis

Year of registration

Name of Int. Guide

Name of Co-guide/ External guide

  1.  

Swati Sharan

Application of in vitro culture techniques for augmented production of anticancerous and antioxidant secondary metabolites in Ocimum tenuiflorum L.

SP-11

21.01.2011

Dr. K. Mukhopadhyay

Dr. Neera Bhalla Sarin

  1.  

Km. Shashi Bala

Development of custard apple based food products and their Quality Assessment

SP-12

04.02.2012

Dr. A. S. Vidyarthi

 

Dr. V. K. Nigam

 

  1.  

Tesnim Arfi

Microbial production of a thermostable 3-cyanopyridinase for synthesis of nicotinic acid

MO-12

27.08.2012

Dr. V. K. Nigam

 

-

  1.  

Archana N Panche

In vitro Production of Inhibitors for proteases producing β –Amyloid from Selected Medicinal Plants of Jharkhand

MO-12

06.10.2012

 

Dr. Sheela Chandra

Dr. A. D. Diwan

  1.  

Nawed Anjum

Production of potential secondary metabolites from bacterial endophytes of selected medicinal plant

MO-12

17.10.2012

 

Dr. Ramesh Chandra

 

-

  1.  

Bushra Khanam

Production of Natural Dye from Isolated Plant Endophytes

SP-13

16.03.2013

Dr. Ramesh Chandra

 

-

  1.  

Sweta Verma

Sex determination in lac insects with special reference to environmental lability and endosymbionts

SP-13

16.03.2013

Dr. Ashish Sachan

 

Dr. R. Ramani

 

  1.  

Shweta Singh

Isolation, identification and characterization of secondary metabolites derived from Phlogacanthus thyrsiflorus Nees. plants and hairy roots

MO-13

02.09.2013

Dr. Manish Kumar

 

Dr. Madhuparna Banerjee

 

  1.  

Foziya Khan

Bioprospecting of Mushrooms of Ranchi District

MO-13

13.09.2013

Dr. Ramesh Chandra

 

-

  1.  

Aditi Pandey

Synthesis and Characterization of Ceria and Silver Reinforced Hydroxyapatite composites for orthopaedic Applications

MO-13

09.09.2013

Dr. V. K. Nigam

 

Dr. Kantesh Balani

 

  1.  

Annie Jessica Toppo

In vitro production of cholinesterase inhibitors from selected medicinal plants

MO-13

02.09.2013

Dr. Sheela Chandra

 

-

  1.  

Gourav Kumar

Role of chemical constituents from medicinally important plants of Jharkhand on cancerous cell lines

MO-13

11.09.2013

Dr. D. M. Pandey

 

Dr. Manik

  1.  

Kriti Akansha

Process development for decolourization and degradation of azo dyes by microorganisms

MO-13

13.09.2013

Dr. S. Ghosh Sachan

 

Dr. Debashis Chakraborty

 

  1.  

Rashmi Gupta

Biosynthesis of Gold Nanoparticles and its Application in Drug Delivery

MO-14

24.07.2014

Dr. P. Padmanabhan

Dr. Sudipta Goswami

  1.  

Sneha

Molecular study on cocoonase gene and interaction mechanism between its encoded protein and target protein using in silico approach

MO-14

28.07.2014

Dr. D. M. Pandey

-

  1.  

Rekha Kumari

Bioprocess development for efficient triclosan degradation

MO-14

30.07.2014

Dr. Ashish Sachan

-

  1.  

Noopur Khare

Chemosensitization of Breast Cancer Cell Lines using Natural Bioactive Compounds 

MO-14

28.07.2014

Dr. Sheela Chandra

-

  1.  

Mousam Kumar Ram

Identification and role of miRNA in regulation of drought specific genes in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.)

MO-14

28.07.2014

Dr. D. M. Pandey

Dr. Koel Mukherjee

  1.  

Summi Dutta

Study of leaf rust responsive microRNA in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

MO-14

25.07.2014

Dr. K. Mukhopadhyay

Dr. Manish Kumar

  1.  

Archana Singh

Microbial transformation of eugenol into other valuable methoxyphenol derivatives

SP-15

16.12.2014

Dr. (Mrs.) S. Ghosh Sachan

Dr. K. Mukhopadhyay

  1.  

Reema Shukla Shyamsunder

Heart Rate Variability Analysis to Evaluate the Performance Status of Lung Cancer Patients

SP-15

17.12.2014

Dr. Y. Aggarwal

-

  1.  

Nisha Singh

Bioprospecting of Neuraminidase inhibitors

MO-15

04.06.2015

Dr. Ramesh Chandra

-

  1.  

Pragya Prakash

Production, Purification and Characterization of Glutaminase free L-Asparaginase with Low Endotoxin Level

MO-15

03.06.2015

Dr. H. R. Singh

Dr. Santosh Kumar Jha

 

  1.  

Puja Kumari

Isolation of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria and their effect on crop plants

MO-15

04.06.2015

Dr. Sheela Chandra

-

  1.  

Maria Adhikary

Wheat grass (Triticum aestivum L.) flavonoids: Analysis of biosynthetic genes and biological activities

MO-15

29.05.2015

Dr. K. Mukhopadhyay

Dr. Biswatrish Sarkar

 

  1.  

Riddhi Prabha

Studies on Production and Characterization of Nitrile Amide Degrading Enzyme Amidase

SP-16

21.12.2015

Dr. V. K. Nigam

-

  1.  

Varsha Singh

Biodegradation studies of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons by Biosurfactant producing microorganisms

SP-16

17.12.2015

Dr. A. Sachan

-

  1.  

Snehi Soy

Exploration of Thermophilic Microorganisms from Hot Water Spring for production of Industrial Enzymes

SP-17

02.01.2017

Dr. Shubha Rani Sharma

Dr. V. K. Nigam

  1.  

Anupama Gidhi

Identification and Characterization of Auxin Response Factors with Roles in Biotic and Abiotic Stress in Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

SP-17

05.01.2017

Dr.  K. Mukhopadhyay                 

Dr. Manish Kumar

  1.  

Bobby Bharti

Establishment of a suitable tissue culture system in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) for development of Transgenic plants

MO-17

01.06.2017

Dr.  K. Mukhopadhyay                 

Dr. Sheela Chandra

  1.  

Farkhunda Fatima

Study on fabrication, characterization and evaluation of collagen based Nanobiocomposite scaffolds

MO-17

23.05.2017

Dr. Santosh Kumar Jha

Dr. H. R. Singh

 

Seminar and Conferences :

  1. Workshop on Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry (September 26, 2016 to October 01, 2016)
  2. Workshop on Emerging techniques in Bioinformatics and its’ application (November 30, 2016 to December 04, 2016)
  3. National Conference on Biotechnology for Sustainable Development (December 15, 2015 to December 17, 2015
  4. Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights (December 02, 2011
  5. International Symposium in Plant Biotechnology towards Tolerance to Stresses and Enhancing Crop Yield from September 28, 2011 to October 1, 2011
  6. Recent Advances in Cross-disciplinary Microbiology: Avenues and Challenges, 51st Annual International Symposium of the Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI-2010); Dec 14-17, 2010
  7. National Seminar on Recent Advances in Nanotechnology: State-of-the-Art, organized jointly by Institution of Engineers (India), JSC and BIT Mesra, June 14-15, 2008.
  8. National workshop on functional genomics of prokaryotes. September 10-14, 2007
  9. National Symposium on Medicinal Plants: ‘Role of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics’ (MPRBAB-2006); August 3-5, 2006.