Alagappa University
(A State University Accredited with 'A+' Grade by NAAC (CGPA:3.64) in the Third Cycle)
Department of Biotechnology
(UGC - SAP and DST-FIST & PURSE
Sponsored Department)


Ongoing Major Research Projects

1.DBT Network Project (PI: Prof. S. Karutha Pandian)
(incollaboration with Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden Research Institute (JNTBGRI), Palode, Thiruvananthapuram and six other National Institutes/Universities).

Title of the Project : Programme support on Biotechnology Approaches for Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Plant Wealth of Western Ghats.  Component B: Bioprospecting and Basic Biology.  Project B5: Characterization, recombinant expression, process scale up and validation of selected hydrolases from native actino-bacteria for commercial exploitation.

Funding Agency: Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, New Delhi

Total Approved cost of the Project : Rs. 32.22 lakhs.

 

2. AERB-CSRP Project (PI: Prof. S. Karutha Pandian) (AERB/CSRP/Proj. No. 60/10/2105 dated 13 April 2015)

Title of the Project : Studies on microbial diversity and ecology in the vicinity of a coastal nuclear power plant in relation to water quality and nutrients. 

Funding Agency : Committee for Safety Research Programme (CSRP),  Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB),  Govt. of India, Mumbai.

Total Approved cost of the Project : Rs. 24.80 lakhs.

 

3. UGC Major Research Project (Sanction No. No. F. No. 42-222/2013 (SR) dated 22 March 2013)

(PI: Prof. K. Balamurugan)

Title of the Project : Physiological and molecular changes in Caenorhabditis elegans during subsequent bacterial infections

Name of the Funding Agency : UGC, New Delhi

Total Approved cost of the Project : Rs. 10.85 lakhs.

 

4. Neuroscience Disease Biology Research Project DBT (Pl: Prof. K. Balamurugan)

Title of the Project : Impact of Cronobacter sakazaki infection on the neuro-immunity using multiple model system Caenorhabditis elegans and rat .

Name of the Funding Agency : Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, New Delhi.

Total Approved cost of the Project : Rs. 70.24 lakhs.

 

5. ITC Project (Pl: Prof. S. Karutha Pandian as PI 1 and Project Coordinator; Prof. K. Balamurugan as PI 2 ) (vide MoU signed between ITC and Alagappa University  dated June 29, 2016)

Title of the Project : Part I: Natural actives    & Part-II: In vivo models for health and hygiene applications

Funding Agency : Indian Tobacco Company Life Sciences and Technology Centre (ITC LSTC), India

Total Approved cost of the Project : Rs. 82.35 lakhs.


6. Tablets (India) Limited Research Project (Pl:Dr. A. Veera Ravi)

Title of the Project : Studies on effective control of EMS in the culture of Litopenaeus vannamei.

Funding Agency : Tablets (India) Limited, India .

Total Approved cost of the Project : Rs. 22.26 lakhs.

 

7. DBT, India (6242- P21/RGCB/PMD/DB T/PMDK/2015) (PI: Dr. K. Pandima Devi)

Title of the Project : Drug discovery from medicinal plants: Anticancer effect of Grewia tiliaefolia Vahl (Tiliaceae) leaf extracts

Funding Agency : Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, New Delhi.

Total Approved cost of the Project : Rs. 24.92 lakhs.

 

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