Project Incharge: 
Dr. Bipin G. Nair
Co-Project Incharge: 
Dr. Sanjay Pal
Ajith Madhavan
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 to Friday, December 2, 2016
Sanitation Biotechnology
School of Biotechnology
Funding Agency: 
DBT-BIRAC-BMGF (Govt of India - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)

Development of Phages and Lytic Agents against Microbial Pathogens in Sewage

Viruses infecting the bacteria, called bacteriophage (phage), have been used for over 90 years as an alternative to antibiotics in Russia, east Europe and France.  They are currently being tried as a possible therapy against multi-drug-resistant strains of many bacteria. We are looking for potential application of bacteriophages and their parts or enzymes from kitchen waste in treating enteric infections and foul smell from domestic wastewater (toilet).

Viral agents to target and kill pathogens and odour-producing bacteria in fecal waste

Fund Amount: 60.8 lakhs

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