About Microbial Active Genetics Lab

With the ever-increasing spread of “superbugs” – antimicrobial-resistant microorganisms – and the sluggish pace of novel antibiotic discovery, there is a pressing need for immediate solutions to the looming global crisis of antibiotic resistance. Worldwide, an estimated 700,000 people die every year from MDR infections. The excessive use of antibiotics and lack of proper antibiotic stewardship in the past has facilitated the selection of multidrug resistant (MDR) bacteria in the population which are now resistant to even last resort antibiotics such as carbapenems and colistin. Despite the alarmingly increasing incidence in antibiotic resistance, there are limited options and strategies available to address this crisis, posing a very fatal and immediate threat for the treatment of even the most common infections.

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The Center has a dedicated group of researchers working on diverse aspects of snake venom research, rendering their potential talents to develop products that are of high quality and of varied therapeutic applications. The disciplined coordination of our team imparts to the overall growth of the centre leading to maximum contribution to research.

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Amrita School of Biotechnology has been phenomenal in research since its inception and has received numerous accolades from various entities spanning from Government authorities to non-governmental organizations for its ground-breaking innovations. The Center has engaged into research partnerships with a few renowned personalities and organizations.

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Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has a major role to play in transforming our society into a knowledge society through its unique value-added education system

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Former President of India

This is not just another academy, but a very high quality, world-class institution, focusing on technology research, dealing with very concrete issues which have immediate applications

Prof.Muhammad Yunus
Nobel Laureate

What makes Amrita students special? Western science leads to knowledge. Eastern science leads to understanding. Amrita has both Western and Eastern traditions in education.

Dr. Lee Hartwell
Nobel Laureate

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Microbial Active Genetics Lab,
School of Biotechnology
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus, Clappana P.O.
Kollam - 690525, Kerala, India