• 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

  • Biosensor Research Laboratory was established with the mission of developing affordable biosensors for the early monitoring of diseases such as diabetes, cancer, coronory diseases, etc. With an experienced team spanning Engineers, Scientists and Physicians coupled with state of the art research facility, the center is strategically poised for product development and translation into specific products helping improve the lives of patients.

  • 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 Vishwa Vidyapeetham 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Sanitation Biotechnology 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.

  • 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).