In a unique effort of its kind, School of Biotechnology in collaboration with Agilent Technologies has set up an analytical research lab with the vision to promote development of science education and a scientific mindset in the country. The center currently has the latest state-of-the-art uHPLC chromatographic separation system, which covers the range from analytical to semi-preparative scale. To identify a large variety of chemical and biological compounds, detection systems as UVVIS (Ultraviolet to visible spectroscopy), ELSD (Evaporation Light Scattering) and MS/MS capable MS (Mass spectrometry) (ESI Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry) instead of (Mass Spectrometry) are in use. Additionally an ultrafast online-UVVIS spectrometer is present

The biomedical lab focuses on the Development of Low cost Biomedical Devices and Diagnostics for the management of Diabetes & Identification of Natural Product Lead molecules as Potential Modulators and Elucidation of Molecular Mechanisms Involved in Impaired Wound Healing in Diabetes.This state-of-the-art center was established in 2007 as a center of excellence under the national “Mission Reach” program, to develop knowledge and expertise in the field of biomedical science and engineering, and thereafter, to effectively utilize that knowledge in building low-cost electronic and mechanical biomedical devices and sensors.

At Amrita Center for Allied Health Sciences, Physician Assistant specialists are formally trained to provide diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health care services in virtually all medical specialties, as delegated by a physician. Working as members of a health care team, they take medical histories, examine and treat patients, order and interpret laboratory tests and X-rays and make diagnosis. They also treat minor injuries by suturing, splinting and casting. PAs record progress notes, instruct and counsel patients, and order to carryout therapy. Additional nonclinical positions are developing for physician assistants.

Amrita Center for Cyber Security Systems and Networks, located at the Amrita University's Amritapuri Campus, promotes partnership between industry, academia and the government to foster innovative research and education in Cyber Security, thus enhancing knowledge, deriving solutions, benefiting society, and mitigating risks.  The center has drawn on the multi-disciplinary strengths of Amrita and its world-class faculty and researchers and created a synergistic collaborative foundation spanning a wide range of technologies, systems and users.  

Wireless Telemedicine integrated telemedicine solution is aimed at linking various clinics and hospitals located in the remote areas of India with Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center (AIMS), Kochi.  AIMS has been providing compassionate care through telemedicine since 2003, servicing remote islands such as Lakshadweep and Andaman-Nicobar, as well as Leh- Ladakh in Kashmir. Now, more than 32 centers in India are connected from Amrita. Amrita has also used the technology to provide specialty medical support during times of natural disasters, including the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and 2008 Bihar floods. 

The Amrita Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE) is instituted with the objective of infusing entrepreneurial spirit to help budding talents achieve their goals with the university’s excellent infrastructure, mentoring and technical assistance.The Center for Entrepreneurship is setup to have a multifarious role that will help in the creation of a powerful ACE community, creation of student clubs, high-impact entrepreneurship programs, generation of opportunities, organizing leadership development programs, etc.

The Centre was established in the year 1999 at Coimbatore campus to protect the biodiversity and natural resources of Western Ghats ecosystem where the center is nestled in and to practice and spread the message of protection of all types of natural resources for posterity. The mission of the centre is to develop technologies which are environment friendly, economically sound, socially acceptable, politically viable and community need based for sustainable development and to create awareness among the people regarding equitable use of natural resources and conserving and nurturing biological diversity, gene pool and other resources for long term food and health security.

Humanitarian operations and disaster management have been increasingly challenging in recent years because of increased severity and frequency of natural disasters. Four most devastating natural disasters (i.e., the Asian tsunami, the Haitian earthquake, the Japanese earthquake, the Uttarakhand landslide) in the last 100 years occurred during the last decade. Despite the best efforts by several governmental and voluntary institutions, these disasters have caused significant loss of life and material resources.

India's first NANOBIO center, Amrita Center for Nanosciences & Molecular Medicine, established in February 2006, is recognised today as a leader in Nanotechnology, Molecular Medicine and Solar Cell research as well as education. The Center also hosts a Nanosolar Center for Excellence that focuses on innovative product development in photovoltaics and storage devices using nanomaterials. The Center is located at Amrita's health sciences campus that also has the Amrita Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy, in Kochi.
 

Amrita Center for Research in Advanced Technologies for Education (Amrita CREATE) is an educational technology initiative pioneered by Amrita University and is located at the Amritapuri Campus. CREATE applies innovative digital solutions to provide accessible and affordable educational technologies for all. The center aims to improve the quality of education for all with its innovative solutions that integrates research and practice. With a focus towards achieving this, the center strives to advance research on innovative pedagogy, architectural frameworks and implementations of both e-Learning and m-Learning systems with an emphasis on personalised assessment and learning.

Amrita Center for Responsible Innovations and Sustainable Enterprises (ARISE) is a trans-disciplinary research and impact center which works to solve problems facing the contemporary societies and organizations using the concept of interdependence. ARISE works under Amrita University’s Amrita School of Business and brings together researchers and practitioners from a variety of disciplines to better understand and promote social innovation, social entrepreneurship, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices for creating responsible enterprises that live sustainability through promoting environmental, social and community well-being.

Amrita Centre for Sustainable Future is the Center initiated by Amma to solve the major problems of the world such as Energy crisis,Food Shortage etc. The core areas are Sustainable food Systems, Energy and Environment, Technologies for Rural Development and Innovation and Implementation skills. The center offers Dual Degree Program MBA in Innovation and PG diploma in Sustainable Development. Students are blessed to Eminent Researchers and professors and the teachers. At the center,the team supports research, scholarship, and the practical application of knowledge that address one of humankind's greatest challenges.

Amrita Center for Wireless Networks & Applications (AmritaWNA) is a leading edge research center focused on the emerging fields of wireless netwrks, wireless sensor networks (WSN), wireless technologies including 3G, 4G,, and LTE.Guided by the Chancellor of the university, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, AmritaWNA develops scientific and technological applications for practical humanitarian benefit.AmritaWNA integrates interdisciplinary research areas such as computer science, electronics and communication, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, information technology, geology, hydrology, environmental engineering etc., to develop cost effective solutions to solve common man's problems.

The Amrita Clinical Skills Simulation Center dedicates itself to the use of advanced mannequins for learning and teaching of surgical procedures. The Amrita Institute of Medical sciences introduced the Center to reduce the dependence on human bodies for medical education and training. The simulation center creates artificial models of human bodies, complete with organs and bodily functions. These medical mannequins are made of polyvinyl rubber and equipped with custom-made software.The symptoms and signs of various diseases will be incorporated into the models, along with the functions of heart and lungs under various conditions.

Amrita Center for Spiritual Studies aim to provide new insights into the country’s rich spiritual culture. The Center was officially launched in Amritapuri campus as part of Amritavarsham 60, the three-day celebrations organised by the Mata Amritanandamayi Math. The Center engages in academic, research and extension activities focused towards spiritual, social and cultural development and awareness.

Amrita e-Learning Research Labs (AERL) aim to empower people through digital means of distance education and social collaboration. AERL addresses lack of highly qualified and experienced teachers in institutes of higher education to empower young startups in their journey to full-fledged business organizations, provides free tuition programs to college students in order to enhance their knowledge and job prospects and provides free e-learning tools to schools and vocational training institutes.

AMMACHI Labs is a center of technological innovation breaking new ground in the field of computer-human interaction, developing applications designed to improve quality of life for the least fortunate among us. Even as India's economy booms and the demand for skilled workers rises, vocational training in India is effectively paralysed by social stigma, budget constraints and inadequate numbers of trainers and materials. The approach that AMMACHI Labs is taking to provide training is unique. The center’s mobility allows reaching people from all walks of life and the work offers concrete proof that with proper application of modern technology, no one needs to be left behind.

Amrita TBI came into existence in the year 2008 as part of a joint initiative by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University and Department of Science and Technology, India.Amrita TBI fund, incubate and nurture both technology and social businesses in various domains such as Information Technology, Cyber-Security, Networking, Telecom, Wireless, Mobile, Cloud computing, Social Media, Biotechnology, Social issues, Health Care, Environment and Energy & Power. Funding is provided through loan and equity to prospective companies through the Department of Science and Technology (DST) - Technology Development Board(TDB) program and Department of Electronics and Information Technology - TIDE program.

Amrita WEC is the first one of its kind in the country, being set up with support from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, New Delhi through Center for Wind Energy Technology, Chennai, which is the apex body on Wind Energy. The center is the result of a memorandum of understanding between Amrita University, Center for Wind Energy Technology, and Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA). 

 

Applied Biochemistry Lab focuses on the qualitative and quantitative Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics of macromolecules. The broad areas of research in the lab include Physical Biochemistry, Bioenergetics, Protein Structure, Membrane Biochemistry and Chemical Manipulations of Biopolymers. 

Our research focus is to screen molecules with anti-cancer properties and understand their mode of action with respect to cell death. Many cancer cells are apoptosis resistant; we are trying to target them by an alternative cell death pathway known as “paraptosis” or cytoplasmic vacuolation mediated cell death. We are also interested in the studies of protein homeostasis and cell death in case of neuronal and pancreatic cells. We are also trying to understand the biology of the extracellular matrix (ECM). Focus is on fibronectin and its interaction with different pathogen and probiotic bacteria/viruses. Long term goal is to develop probiotics & bacteriophages against infection and improve nutrition in fermented food & beverages.

Biomedical Engineering and Cell Biology Labs was set up at the Amritapuri campus of Amrita University with the aim to develop Low cost Biomedical Devices and to diagnostics for the management of Diabetes & Identify Natural Product Lead molecules as Potential Modulators and Elucidation of Molecular Mechanisms involved in Impaired Wound Healing in Diabetes. Our current research focuses to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying the regulation of Matrix Metalloproteinases and oncogenic signalling systems by Natural Products, to develop of Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) and to study the role of quorum sensing and biofilm formation in microbial pathogenesis and identify natural product inhibitors that block this process.

The Center came to life on May 17th, 2003 at Coimbatore campus. What initially began as a small group of people focused on research gradually blossomed into a strong center that apart from offering post graduate program, also began taking up challenging projects from various institutions like ISRO, BARC, DRDO and IT Ministry of India.At CEN, the faculty members encourage the students to be “thinkers, tinkerers and makers”, so that they can tune their education to the needs of the society.

CEFg is a multi-disciplinary research center with focus on economic analysis of development failure in fragile and weak states and design and evaluation of innovative public policies and governance regimes. The recent revival of interest among economists in public policy and governance is not random; it has deep theoretical underpinnings. New growth economists have challenged the market driven predictions of neoclassical economists that countries will converge in growth and income distribution.

Center of Excellence in Advanced Materials and Green Technologies (COE-AMGT) is engaged in research and development activities in the broad areas encompassing the individual developments in, or an integration of, advanced materials and green technologies based on material synthesis, material characterization, material modification, and innovative methodologies of application. The center is also engaged in fundamental experimental and theoretical research aimed at gaining an in-depth understanding of the complex interactions between materials and their environments of application

The Computational Chemistry Group (CCG) @ Computational Engineering and Networking (CEN) is a major research group of AMRITA, focuses on research activities related to theory and computer simulation of chemical and molecular processes. The computational techniques range from ‘ab initio’ electronic structure methods through classical molecular simulation to mesoscale simulation. Center's research activities spread mainly in the areas of nanotechnology, pharmaceutical engineering, drug design and delivery systems, biosynthesis, material science and Bio-soft computing. CCG's focus is on explaining practical phenomena in chemistry, biophysics, biomedical engineering, drug designing, biometrics, nanotechnology and material science through fundamental principles of quantum chemistry, molecular mechanics, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics.

Amrita Center for Computational Neuroscience has been instituted to comprehend the brain and its neural circuits by devising mathematical models. In contrast to other fields in biology, mathematical thinking and methodology have become entrenched in neuroscience since its very beginning, as witnessed by the classical work of Hodgkin and Huxley. Indeed, important developments in mathematics, and particularly in statistics (for example, point processes theory), have their roots in this field. One of the biggest open challenges mathematicians and engineers face, is understanding the complex computation that takes place in our brain.

Our Green Energy lab is currently focused on the development of Microbial Fuel cells, Dye Sensitized solar cells and Micro fluidic biosensors. The lab aims at a strong interdisciplinary research by joining hands with the expertise from the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology and Electrical Engineering.

Phage biology is directed towards developing appropriate bacteriophage and similar biocontrol technologies of disinfection catering to the needs of developing nations where poor sanitation causes huge malnutrition problem (Mishra, Ammu, et al., 2013; Mishra, Nair, et al., 2013). Viruses infecting the bacteria, called bacteriophage (phage), are the most important abundant biological entity in the earth. Our research lab currently focuses on Viral agents to target and kill pathogens and odour-producing bacteria in fecal waste.

Explosive growth of modern biology in recent times has created a new awareness in the unlimited biotechnical potential of natural products. Plants are genetically controlled nature’s chemical factoryand has been a source of useful products since antiquity. Despite ofdevelopments of modern techniques such as molecular modeling, combinatorial chemistry and synthetic methods, natural products and particularly medicinal plants, still remains an important source of new drugs or drug leads.The key to the success of discovering naturally occurring therapeutic agents rests on bioassay-guided fractionation and purification procedures. 

The Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, launched Mission REACH (Relevance and Excellence in Achieving New Heights in Educational Institutions) in 2000 as a part of its Technology Vision 2020 objectives. Under the Mission, Centres of Relevance and Excellence (COREs) have been set up in academic institutions to enrich the knowledge of professionals in emerging areas of science and technology.

Snake bite is a significant problem faced by both developed and developing countries, with India being a region that is heavily affected among South Asia (11,000 deaths per year). Recently available antivenom therapy for snake bite is polyvalent antivenom obtained from horse or sheep immunized with snake venom, which has many limitations due to its non specific mode of action. The Venomics Labs research center aims to develop neutralizing peptides that are specific against relevant components present in snake venom of 4 major poisonous snakes in India namely, Cobra (Naja naja), Common Krait (Bungarus caeruleus), Russell's Viper (Daboia russelii), and Sawscaled Viper (Echis carinatus).