SCHOOL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY
(SCBT)
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ABOUT SCBT

Biotechnology, Information technology, new materials and nanotechnology are the fields that will dominate the 21st century as high-tech areas. Biotechnology is truly an interdisciplinary subject with its roots in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics and Mathematics. It finds its application in numerous fields like agriculture, food, environment, health care and veterinary sciences. The biotechnology industry employed millions people and revenues have almost crossed trillions of dollars. The application of Biotechnology in public life has revolutionized health scenario in the developed countries and is creating an impact on the disease pattern of the developing nations. The present Biotechnology innovations are promising towards development of food security and health management. Increased understanding of Biological phenomenon along with inventions of cutting edge technologies have resulted in the emergence of new area of research and development. Besides, computational tools have revolutionized the approach to biological problems.

Bioinformatics also a cross-disciplinary activity, and includes aspects of computer science, software engineering, mathematics and molecular biology. It is far more than data management and has attained the status of a new scientific discipline. The key to future utilization of sequence data will be to develop informatics technology that transforms this data into information that is useful for diagnosis and therapy. The Bioinformatics Tools are now routinely used by wet-bench biologists in their research. Advances in Gene therapy, Immunotechnologies, drug-delivery systems, DNA vaccines, and rational drug design based on genome sequencing and on the three-dimensional structure of proteins and other molecules made Medical Biotechnology an important component in diagnosis and therapy of diseases. The population growth and Industrialization have imparted new problems towards environmental management for future generations, the advances in Environmental Biotechnology will be useful to clean up the pollutants and maintain ecological balance.

FACULTY


Prof.Kaiser Jamil
Director


Prof.P.P.Reddy
Professor

Prof.Jitendra Prakash
Hon. Professor

Prof.N.Seetharaama
Hon. Professor

Prof.B.Mohan Reddy
Hon. Professor

Prof.(Mrs). LaxmiNarasu
Hon. Professor


Kirmani Natukula
Assistant Professor
kirmaninatukula@gmail.com


Ms. V. Anusha
Lab Assistant


NOTIFICATIONS - SCHOOL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

School of Biotechnology(SCBT) offers admissions into Ph.D Programmes in the field of biotechnology. More...

MGNIRSA invites applications form for short-term/long term training programs in Life Science for students. These short term/Long term training programmes are designed for academically determined students and research candidates. We assist students in better understanding on a scientific problem and formulating the projects according to their keen of interest.

In this training program, we offer a number of modules with hands on training to all life science students & Pharmacy. To ensure high efficiency and optimum results of this program our laboratory having necessary instrumentation and facilities. Our Training programs are designed to suit the needs for research in Biotech & Pharma Industry.

The duration of the project is for a period of 3, 6 & 12 months.

Areas of Research Work

Following are the areas of research proposed to be carried out in the fields of Molecular Biology:
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

DNA ISOLATION
     - DNA isolation from Blood & Tissue.
     - Quantitative and Qualitative analysis of Nucleic Acids.
     - Agarose gel Electrophoresis.

Polymerase Chain Reaction
     - Primer designing for gene of interest
     - Standardization of primer conditions
     - Conventional PCR, Allele specific PCR

Mutational Studies
    - Restriction analysis - Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (RFLP).
    - Single Standard Confirmation Polymorphism (SSCP).

Toxicology (in-vitro)
     Cytotoxity Assay :
      -- MTT Assay
     Genotoxicity Assay:
      -- Commet Assay

Cell culture
    - Sterilization Methods
    - Cell counting
    - Preparation of Media
    - Sub culturing
    - Trypsinization and Cell seeding
    - Cell counting and Cell Viability

Fee Structure
The fee structure for the project work is as follows:
  1. For 3 months duration: Rs.12,000 For Bio-technology
  2. For 6 months duration: Rs.15,000 For Bio-technology
  3. For 12 months duration: Rs.25,000 For Bio-technology

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

(A) Seminars / Conferences / Workshops
  1. Seminar on “Modern Trends in Biotechnology and Sustainable Rural Development”, 20th - 21st July, 2001.
  2. National Seminar on “Recent Advances in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics” 24th - 25th July, 2006.
  3. National Seminar on “Genome Analysis in the Post-Genomic era and its Relevance to Society” 26th - 28th October, 2007
  4. National Seminar on “Recent Advances in Development of Biomarkers for Cancer Prognosis and Treatment”, 22nd - 24th January, 2010.
  5. National Conference on “Frontiers in Biological Sciences: Factors contributing to Diabetes Mellitus Leading to Cardiac Dysfunction” 24th September, 2011
  6. National Seminar on “Impact of Climate Change and Industrial Pollution on Biodiversity and the Need for Community Conservation Initiative” 28th & 29th March, 2012
(B) Projects Submitted
  • Major Research Project on “Functional Characterization of Rice Cytochrome P450 Enzymes through Structure Activity Approaches” submitted to University Grants Commission (UGC) for approval by School of Biotechnology (SCBT).
  • Minor Research Project on “Epidemiological Study on Cashew Plantation Workers of Uddanam, Srikakulam District, Andhra Pradesh” submitted to University Grants Commission (UGC) for approval by School of Biotechnology (SCBT).
  • AD-HOC Research Project on “Malaria susceptibility among the Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Community of North Costal Andhra Pradesh” submitted to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for approval by School of Biotechnology (SCBT).
(C) Ph.D Programme

Among the 27 Research Scholars of our Institute 11 Scholars have obtained Doctorate from the University of Mysore, out of which 7 Research Scholars are from School of Biotechnology (SCBT).

Contact For Details:
MAHATMA GANDHI NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH AND SOCIAL ACTION (MGNIRSA)
SCHOOL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY(SCBT)
Street No. 17, Gagan Mahal Road, Domalaguda
Hyderabad 500029, Andhra Pradesh, India
Phone: 91-40-27672492 & 91-40-27664920
Fax: 91-40-66624920
Email: admn@mgnirsa.ac.in