As part of its commitment towards pursuing academic and scientific excellence, School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, has added a high-tech Microbial Active Genetics Lab to its world-class research facilities. It was a day of great pride for the Amrita Biotech community as Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri, President of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, inaugurated the advanced scientific laboratory on January 3, 2019. 

After the event, Dr. Bipin Nair, Dean, School of Biotechnology and Dr. Geetha Kumar, Professor and Principle Investigator for the Microbial Active Genetics Lab, have briefed Swamiji about the research plans which included the use of active genetics to combat antibiotic resistance in bacterial pathogens.

The Microbial Active Genetics Lab project is jointly funded by the Tata Institute of Genetics for Society (TIGS), which is affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).
 

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