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Ph.D. in Life Sciences is a doctoral program offered by the School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus.

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About the Program

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Amritapuri

The Research focus at the School of Biotechnology reflects the primary goals of research at Amrita which are:
• Compassion Driven Research
• Global Impact
• Education for Life
The main objective of the programme is to generate interest in the pursuit of research with societal impact in the arena of Biotechnology and the development of expansive knowledge leading to a Ph.D. degree in a value-based environment.

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The exciting thematic areas of research at the School of Biotechnology include Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology, Developmental Biology, Systems Genomics, Antimicrobial Resistance, Proteomics and Biomarker Discovery, Cancer Biology, Glycobiology, Natural product Lead Discovery, Bioinformatics (Applications of ML and AI, NLP), Sanitation Biotechnology, Bioconjugate Chemistry, Biomolecular Chemistry and Venomics.
Disciplined and serene campus environment, offering an excellent ambience for learning and overall growth.

Eligibility

Eligibility

Amritapuri

Full Time: Master’s Degree in Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Chemistry or any branch of Biological Sciences with at least 60% marks. Those candidates who qualified CSIR/UGC JRF or GATE can directly appear for the interview while others should appear for a written test which will be conducted in the last week of June and December every year. Such candidates will be called for the interview based on their performance in the written test and their qualifying examination.

Part Time: Every year a few seats are kept for promising faculty members of Amrita Institutions and various other universities for the Ph.D. programme. These candidates have to appear for a written test and interview, and based on the merit list, such candidates will be offered an admission for Ph.D. programme.

 

Faculty for Guideship

Amritapuri
Dr. Bipin Kumar G. Nair
Dr. Bipin Kumar G. Nair
Dean
HoS
Professor

Dr. Geetha Kumar
Dr. Geetha Kumar
Dean
Professor

Dr. Parvathy V.
Dr. Parvathy V.
Chairperson
Assistant Professor

Dr. Sudarslal S.
Dr. Sudarslal S.
Professor

Dr. Sobha V. Nair
Dr. Sobha V. Nair
Associate Professor

Dr. Sanjay Pal
Dr. Sanjay Pal
Associate Professor

Dr. Nandita Mishra
Dr. Nandita Mishra
Associate Professor

Dr. Nidheesh M.
Dr. Nidheesh M.
Associate Professor

Ajith M.
Ajith M.
Associate Professor

Dr. Prashanth N. Suravajhala
Dr. Prashanth N. Suravajhala
Principal Scientist

Dr. Jayalekshmi H
Dr. Jayalekshmi H
Assistant Professor (Sl. Gd.)

Dr. Jayashree G
Dr. Jayashree G
Assistant Professor (Sl. Gd.)

Dr. Dalia Vishnudasan
Dr. Dalia Vishnudasan
Assistant Professor

Dr. Rajaguru  Aradhya
Dr. Rajaguru Aradhya
Assistant Professor

Dr. Sindhu Shetty K.
Dr. Sindhu Shetty K.
Assistant Professor

Dr. Chinchu Bose
Dr. Chinchu Bose
Assistant Professor

Dr. Vidhya Prakash
Dr. Vidhya Prakash
Assistant Professor

Suja Subhash
Suja Subhash
Assistant Professor (Sr. Gr.)

Dr. Vandana Sankar
Dr. Vandana Sankar
Research Scientist

Dr. Renuka Suravajhala
Dr. Renuka Suravajhala
Research Scientist

Dr. Muralidharan V.
Dr. Muralidharan V.
Research Scientist

Dr. Aswathy Alangode
Dr. Aswathy Alangode
Assistant Professor
Research Scholar

Dr. Aravind Madhavan
Dr. Aravind Madhavan
Assistant Professor

Dr. Anu Melge
Dr. Anu Melge
Research Scientist

Pradeesh Babu
Pradeesh Babu
Assistant Professor

Research Areas

Amritapuri

Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology 

Developmental Biology  

Systems Genomics 

Antimicrobial Resistance 

Proteomics and Biomarker Discovery 

Cancer Biology 

Glycobiology 

Natural product Lead Discovery 

Bioinformatics (Applications of ML and AI, NLP)  

Sanitation Biotechnology 

Bioconjugate Chemistry 

Biomolecular Chemistry 

Venomics 

Fundings / Projects

Amritapuri

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri

Title 

PI Name 

Funding Agency 

Year 

Targeting Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Multidrug Resistant (MDR) ESKAPE Pathogens 

Dr. Geetha Kumar, Dr. Bipin Nair 

Tata Institute of Genetics and Society 

2018-2022 

Innate Immune Regulation of Cardiac Regeneration 

Dr. Indulekha Pillai 

DBT 

2017-2022 

Modulating macrophage phenotype to inhibit and reverse cardiac muscle calcification 

Dr. Indulekha Pillai 

DST-SERB 

2020-2023 

Dissecting Vitamin K Pathways in Humans using Next Generation Sequencing 

Dr. Prashanth Suravajhala 

DST – SERB 

2020 – 2023 

Investigating role of ER-phagy inhibition in inducing paraptosis in triple-negative breast cancer 

Dr. Nandita Mishra 

ICMR 

2022 – 2025 

Therapeutic targeting of autophagy in hypertrophied myocardium: potential effects of compounds from Desmodium gangeticum 

Dr. Vandana Sankar 

DST-SERB 

2022 – 2025 

Dissecting the role of Rv1899c, an HDAC1-ZBTB25 interacting protein of Mycobacteria in downregulating the expression of macrophage IL-12B during Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection 

Dr. Aravind Madhavan 

DST-SERB 

2023-2026 

A Customizable and Intelligent Artificial Pancreas for Type-1 Diabetic Patients of India with a Cost-Effective Insulin Pump 

Dr. Bipin Nair 

Sree Padmavathi Venkateswara Foundation 

2024-2026  

Development of nitric oxide releasing multifaceted biomaterial-based approach for infected diabetic wounds 

Dr. Geetha Kumar, Dr. Bipin Nair 

DST STARS 

2023 – 2026 

Facilities / Research Infrastructure

Amritapuri

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri

Name of the Research Lab
  • Proteomics and Biomarker Discovery
  • Stem Cell and Cardiac Regenerative Biology Lab
  • Systems Genomics
  • Antimicrobial Resistance Lab
  • Developmental Biology Lab
  • Cancer Biology
  • Sanitation Biotechnology
  • Phytochemistry
  • Bioconjugate Chemistry
  • Biomolecular Chemistry
  • Bioinformatics and Machine Learning Lab
  • Mammalian Tissue Culture Facility
  • Common Instrumentation Lab

Contact Us

Ph.D. Coordinator (Amritapuri)

Dr. Sudarslal S
asbt-phd-office@am.amrita.edu  

 

 

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