Institute of Science

Research Project

    Academic Institutes are expected to contribute to knowledge generation, which is made possible by Funded Research Projects. The 21st century is the century of the life sciences. Life sciences are crucial to understanding living organisms and ecological systems. They provide unprecedented opportunities for understanding both genetic diseases and those triggered by external influences, and they facilitate the development of new therapies. At the same time, knowledge from agricultural and biosciences will be needed to secure the food supply of a growing global population. In industry, we will see gradual shift from fossil fuels to renewable resources - the emergence of a bioeconomy.The better we can describe and understand the elements and structures of biological systems in their complexity and predict their reaction to external factors, the more will we be able to use them for technologies that benefit humankind and the environment.    


Year - 2018

AgencyProject TitlePrincipal Investigator (s)Fund TypeProject Status
SERB, Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi
Jun - 2018
"Investigating the role of Crc in regulation of mGDH and sGDH involved in MPS phenotype in Acinetobacter sp. and its repression". Sanctioned amount: Rs. 40,00,000Prof. Shalini RajkumarExternal FundingOngoing

Year - 2015

AgencyProject TitlePrincipal Investigator (s)Fund TypeProject Status
GUJCOST
May - 2015
Investigation of the molecular basis of enhanced EPS production by X. campestris under the influence of audible soundDr. Vijay KothariExternal FundingCompleted
GUJCOST
May - 2015
“Demographic survey of major cities of Gujarat for creation of Diabetic map.”Dr. Amee K NairExternal FundingCompleted
iCreate Incubator (International Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology), Ahmedabad.
Apr - 2015
Survey and development of strategy for removal of nutrients from stagnant water bodies in and near Ahmedabad regionDr. Nasreen Shakil MunshiExternal FundingCompleted
GUJCOST
Jan - 2015
Downs Syndrome in Gujarat: Molecular Probing In OriginDr. Sonal Rajiv BakshiExternal FundingCompleted
ITNU Idea Lab
Jan - 2015
Digital Image Classification in Human Chromosome Analysis: Computer approach to automationDr. Sonal Rajiv Bakshi,Pro.f Pooja ShahInternal FundingCompleted

Year - 2014

AgencyProject TitlePrincipal Investigator (s)Fund TypeProject Status
Gujarat State Biotechnology Mission (GSBTM), Department of Science & Technology (DST) , Government of Gujarat
Jul - 2014
"Biochemical basis of repression of MPS phenotype in rhizobia". Sanctioned amount: Rs. 14,33,000Prof. Shalini RajkumarExternal FundingCompleted
Detp. of Science and Technology
Jun - 2014
"Molecular basis of succinate mediated (catabolite) repression of mineral phosphate solubilization in nitrogen fixing Klebsiella pneumonia". Sanctioned amount: Rs. 28,89,000Prof. Shalini RajkumarExternal FundingCompleted
Gujarat State Biotechnology Mission (GSBTM), Department of Science & Technology (DST) , Government of Gujarat
Jun - 2014
Ideopathic mental retardation and dysmorphism: Karyotypic and UPD AnalysisDr. Sonal Rajiv BakshiExternal FundingOngoing
Gujarat State Biotechnology Mission (GSBTM), Department of Science & Technology (DST) , Government of Gujarat
Jun - 2014
Generation of thermostable variants of a mesophilic amylase by directed evolution and their characterizationDr. Mili DasExternal FundingOngoing

Year - 2013

AgencyProject TitlePrincipal Investigator (s)Fund TypeProject Status
Gujarat Council on Science and Technology (GUJCOST)
Mar - 2013
“Comparative study of the nature of innate immunity generated in response to attenuated (yspz) vs. infectious soporozite in plasmodia infection”Prof. Sarat Kumar DalaiExternal FundingOngoing
Gujarat Council on Science and Technology (GUJCOST)
Mar - 2013
“Evaluation of Boric Acid induced male reproductive toxicity and ascertaining reversals poptential of hydro-alcoholic extracts of Eclipta Alba”Dr. Sriram V SeshadriExternal FundingOngoing
Gujarat State Biotechnology Mission (GSBTM), Department of Science & Technology (DST) , Government of Gujarat
Mar - 2013
“Identification of CD8+T cell – specific to liver-stage antigens of Plasmodium berghei to understand anti-malarial protective immunity”Prof. Sarat Kumar DalaiExternal FundingOngoing

Year - 2012

AgencyProject TitlePrincipal Investigator (s)Fund TypeProject Status
Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India
Aug - 2012
“Exploring the colonization of non-rhizobia and understanding the fate of rhizobacteria during rhizobial infection in mung bean”. Sanctioned amount: Rs. 27,00,000Prof. Shalini RajkumarExternal FundingOngoing
Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India
Jun - 2012
“Understanding the nature of liver-stage specific CD8+T cells generated following infectious sporozoite challenge that ensure long-lived protection against plasmodia infection”Prof. Sarat Kumar DalaiExternal FundingOngoing
Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India
May - 2012
“Identification of compounds from ginger, cinnamon and gooseberry extracts having the potential to prevent protein aggregation and characterization of their mechanism of action”Dr. Mili DasExternal FundingOngoing

Year - 2011

AgencyProject TitlePrincipal Investigator (s)Fund TypeProject Status
Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India
Jun - 2011
“Biotechnological applications for Transforming the most abundant bacteria from industrial waste waters of South Gujarat for bioremediation”Dr. Nasreen Shakil Munshi,Dr. Sanjay JhaExternal FundingCompleted
Gujarat State Biotechnology Mission (GSBTM)
Mar - 2011
“Diversity and plant promotion abilities of Actinomycetes in the wheat rhizosphere in Gujarat region”. Sanctioned amount: Rs. 18,00,000Prof. Shalini RajkumarExternal FundingCompleted

Year - -

AgencyProject TitlePrincipal Investigator (s)Fund TypeProject Status
Department of Science and Technology (DST)
-
Infectious nature of Plasmodia modulating the innate response of host in liver stage infection deciding the fate of adaptive immunityProf. Sarat Kumar DalaiExternal FundingOngoing
DBT (Department of Biotechnology, Government of India)
-
Development of chimeric IL-15 to improve its efficacy and bioavailabilityProf. Sarat Kumar DalaiExternal FundingOngoing