About Venomics

As the name implies, the Amrita Venomics lab is interested in understanding how snake venom exerts its physiological effects, both in terms of the toxic as well as the pharmacological action of the individual venom components. To that end we fractionate venom by chromatographic methods and the resulting fractions are subject to various biochemical assays to detect the presence of particular venom components, according to their enzymatic or biological activities. Once a certain degree of separation and purity has been achieved for a component, it becomes a target for the development of inhibitory or neutralizing agents. Should the component turn out to be novel, its biological activity will be characterized in more depth and the pharmacological potential will be assessed.

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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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Facilities available at Venomics Labs are Fast Protein Liquid Chromatography system, BioLogic Duo Flow Chromatography System Features, Automated injection, buffer selection, column switching, and large volume fraction collection are easily performed using various valve configurations, High resolution purification of proteins.

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Research at the Center is currently oriented towards specific interests in developing peptide based Antivenom therapy for snake bites which can effectively bind and neutralize specific components in venom and modulating fibrinogenolytic proteases from Russell’s viper venom using natural products and chemical analogs. Research Interest include Understanding the mechanism of action of venom components, Finding peptides that can interact with and inhibit toxic venom components and Finding small molecules that can activate or inhibit functional components of snake venom.

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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 sceince leads to understanding. Amrita has both Western and Eastern traditions in education.

Dr. Lee Hartwell
Nobel Laureate

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Dr. Martin Reick
Venomics Labs,
School of Biotechnology
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus, Clappana P.O.
Kollam - 690525, Kerala, India