• WeNet will create a platform to enable people to support each other transcending geographical and cultural backgrounds.It is funded by Horizon 2020 (the biggest EU Research and Innovation program) and was launched at the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento, Italy.

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  • Blood Oxygen Level Dependent (BOLD) signals are the responses of functional magnetic resonance imaging techniques used to understand brain state and function in neurology.

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  • The project titled "Development of New Tools to Reverse Antibiotic Resistance in Pathogens Like Pseudomonas Aeruginosa" is funded by TATA Institute for Genetics & Society (TIGS).  Dr. Bipin Nair  is the investigator of the project.

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  • In this project, we will use EEG recordings to control robotic arm by extracting left and right side motor imagery movement patterns. We will develop and use feature extraction methods to extract the required features from the pre-processed signal data.

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  • The Universal Stress Protein (USP) superfamily represents a growing set of small cytoplasmic proteins whose expression is affected by a wide variety of internal or external environmental stresses.

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  • Bacteriocins are antimicrobial peptides produced by bacteria that kill or inhibit the growth of other bacteria. Bacteriocins differ from most therapeutic antibiotics in being proteinaceous and generally express a narrow specificity of action against strains of the same or closely related species.

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  • Enteric pathogens in the sewage are the reason for a variety of diseases throughout the world. Here in this project we use recombinant protein expression as a remedy to kill enteric pathogens present in sewage. One way to kill these pathogens is by degrading their cell walls using cell wall hydrolases like amidase. We isolated the plasmid from the transformed S. aureus with the pTX15 vector containing the amidase, using Qiagen plasmid isolation kit.

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  • The exploration of endophytes is still an emerging field. Almost all plants seem to deliver endophytes with promising contents and activities. Simarouba glauca has a long history in herbal medicine as antiparasitic, antidysentric, antipyretic and anti cancerous agent in many countries.

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  • Plants are widely used for wastewater treatment, but there are concerns that the plants might act as a reservoir of the pathogens. This project aims at using bacteriophages to specifically kill the pathogenic bacteria and use the roots of the aquatic plants as possible adsorbent material for bacteriophages.

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  • Caenorhabditis elegans is a widely used model nematode for developing anti-helmintic drugs. We have used that for developing safe waste management strategy against soil transmitted helminthes contributing most significantly to global burden of infection. Sludge accumulation is the major problem in various parts of the world. Composting can be a cost-effective solution and can be potentially augmented with inherent sewage lytic agents.

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  • Triclosan is a widely used biocide to prevent Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) outbreaks in hospitals. Lately, long term exposure to triclosan has resulted in certain strains showing susceptibility and thereby resistance and even enhancement of colonisation has been reported. Adhesion to host tissue is achieved by a large family of staphylococcal surface proteins that bind with varying degrees of specificity to host matrix proteins.

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  • Lifespan is a biological process regulated by several genetic pathways. One strategy to investigate the regulation of lifespan is to use small molecules to perturb age-regulatory pathways. Here we plan to screen compounds in a biphasic approach. To find compounds that extend and decrease lifespan of C. elegans. To date, a number of molecules are known to extend or decrease lifespan in various model organisms and are used as tools to study the biology of aging and anthelminthic.

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