Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology was started as Department of Biological Sciences under School of Life Sciences in 1987 and had been offering M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in Life Sciences. In 2004, the Department was renamed as Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Since then this Department has been offering M.Sc. and Ph.D. courses in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The Department offers a congenial environment for knowledge development, research training and for individual growth. The Department has an excellent complement of teaching by the faculty who are involved in basic and applied research in different areas of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
About Head of Department(i/c)
Dr. R. Rukkumani
  • Professor
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Head: +91-413-2654-335

Office: +91-413-2654-417


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Assistant Professor
Asmita Dasgupta
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The Department has state-of-the-art laboratories with an excellent modern instrumentation facility for teaching and advanced research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The Department has facilities to carry out research in in vitro and in vivo systems. The instrument facility includes- High Speed Refrigerated Centrifuges, Ultracentrifuge,Ultra sonicator, PCR, ELISA, Trans-blot apparatus, Geldoc apparatus, CO2-incubators, Phase contrast microscope, UVVis Spectrophotometers, Ultra pure water-purifier and cold room. OTHER FACILITIES The Department has an equipped animal cell culture facility. The Department has an exclusive computer laboratory with a high-speed internet connectivity. The faculty and students are provided access to the School of Life Sciences Animal House facility for experimental research.
Reproductive Endocrinology, Toxicology Microbial Biochemistry & Biotechnology Nanomedicine, Liver Regeneration Natural Principles, Cell Signaling, Degenerative diseases Cancer, Diabetes, Parkinson’ s, Alzhemier’s, Heart and Liver diseases Phytomedicine Gene delivery –Targeted therapy, Nano Oncology Tumorigenesis & Cell Signaling DNA Damage Response, DNA Repair Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience Endocrinology & Ageing Biochemistry Sensorineural Degeneration and Cell Therapeutics; Retinal Biology.
The Department has been granted with DST-FIST (Level II) support in 2018(Rs. 149.0 Lakhs) The Department has received DST-FIST repeat support in 2009 (Rs. 70 Lakhs) The Department is a recipient of a Collaborative Research Grant awarded to the Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and the Center for Bioinformatics, Pondicherry University under the IPLS program of the Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi, in 2010 (`9 crores). The Department is a recipient of the UGC-SAP grant (45.3 lakhs) in 2011. The Department has also received grants under DSTPURSE programme.
EMPLOYMENT ORIENTATION / SKILL FORMATION / KNOWLEDGE GENERATION Every year a good number of students from this Department qualify in the UGC/CSIR-NET Exam and GATE and enter into Premier Research Institutes in India. Also some of our students get high scores in GRE/TOEFL exams and enter foreign Universities to pursue their Ph.D. programs. Our students have also been placed in Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics companies.

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