Faculty and research scholars from Amrita School of Biotechnology attended a two day International Conference on Bacteriophage Research and Antimicrobial Resistance (ICBRAMR) from  December 12-13, 2019, organized by the School of Biosciences and Technology, VIT, Vellore. 

An Amrita study by PhD student Hemalatha Sasidharakurup, along with Kanishka and Lakshmi Nair 2019 undergraduate thesis students BRITE, was presented by Prof. Shyam Diwakar of Amrita School of Biotechnology at the International Conference on Complex Networks and their Applications (Complex Networks 2019) at Lisbon, Portugal from December  10-12, 2019. 

Ms. Vidhya Prakash (Assistant Professor, School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham) won the prestigious ‘Best Young Researcher’ award at Biospectrum 2019, an international conference on Advances in Food and Industrial Biotechnology.

Dr. Linda Troeberg, Senior lecturer at Norwich Medical School based at the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom was an invited speaker at the School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus, on August 6, 2019.

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2020

Journal Article

A. Sreekumar, Navaneeth, P., Suneesh, P. Vasu, Dr. Bipin G. Nair, and Dr. Satheesh Babu T. G., “A graphite pencil electrode with electrodeposited Pt-CuO for nonenzymatic amperometric sensing of glucose over a wide linear response range”, Microchimica Acta, vol. 187, p. 113, 2020.[Abstract]


A disposable nonenzymatic glucose sensor was obtained by pulsed electrodeposition of Pt-CuO on a graphite pencil electrode (GPE). The morphology of the modified GPE was studied using SEM, and the chemical composition of the coating was examined by EDAX and XRD. The electrochemical response of the modified GPE was compared with individual copper- and platinum-modified GPEs. The electrodeposition parameters were optimized with respect to the electrocatalytic activity of the deposits towards glucose oxidation. Best operated at a working potential of 0.6 V vs. Ag/AgCl, the sensor has a sensitivity of 2035 μA mM−1 cm−2, a 0.1 μM detection limit and a wide linear response range that extends up to 25 mM. It is highly selective for glucose in the presence of various exogenous and endogenous interfering species. Eventhough the requirement of alkaline medium for sensing is a limitation, easy fabrication procedure, very high sensitivity and selectivity, wide analytical range, and disposable sensor characteristics show potential application towards blood glucose determination.

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2020

Journal Article

A. K. Ravi, Navaneeth, P., Suneesh, P. Vasu, Dr. Bipin G. Nair, and Dr. Satheesh Babu T. G., “Manganese dioxide based electrochemical sensor for the detection of nitro-group containing organophosphates in vegetables and drinking water samples”, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, p. 113841, 2020.[Abstract]


The widespread use of organophosphates in agricultural farms for pest control has raised serious concerns over the quality of food and water available to the common public. As an effort to fabricate a sensitive, selective, cost-effective and non-toxic sensor to detect nitro-group containing organophosphates in and vegetable washings, a simple manganese dioxide based sensor was developed. α-Manganese dioxide nano-rods were electrodeposited on platinum disk electrode (MnO2/Pt) and is employed to detect 4-nitrophenyl phosphate (4-NPP). 4-NPP is a model compound that well represents widely used nitro-group containing organophosphates such methyl parathion, parathion, fenitrothion, methyl paraoxon and paraoxon in aqueous medium. Determination of 4-NPP at nanomolar levels was achieved using the fabricated sensor using cyclic voltammetry. The developed sensor was found to show a linear response in the concentration range 100 nM to 900 nM with a Limit of Detection (LOD) of 10 nM and a high sensitivity of 11.68 μA μM−1. The sensor showed good selectivity against many of common inorganic ions and two of the major organophosphates: Quinalphos and Dimethoate but the selectivity is poor among other nitro-group containing aromatics.

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2020

Journal Article

V. S. Vargis, Vasu, S. P., Sree, R. J., Dr. Bipin G. Nair, and Dr. Satheesh Babu T. G., “Peroxidase Labeled Antibody Conjugated Gold Nanoparticles for Ultrasensitive Voltammetric Immunosensing”, IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 20, pp. 1142-1149, 2020.[Abstract]


An electrochemical immunosensing platform capable of detecting Immunoglobulin G (IgG) concentration as low as femtograms was developed based on signal amplification strategy. The immunosensing platform was fabricated using self-assembled monolayers (SAM) of 11- mercaptoundecanoic acid (MUDA) on a gold disc electrode. The covalent immobilization of antibody was achieved through the bonding of a carboxyl group of MUDA and amino group of antibody using [1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl) carbodiimide] (EDC) and N-hydroxysuccinimide (NHS) chemistry. The formation of SAM and antibody immobilization was analyzed using cyclic voltammetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The gold nanoparticles conjugated with horseradish peroxidase-labeled secondary antibodies were used as nanolabels, to increase the sensitivity and catalytic efficiency of the immunosensor. The sandwich immunocomplex formed on the electrode surface produced an electrocatalytic response through the reduction of hydrogen peroxide in the presence of thionin. The fabricated immunosensor exhibited two linear ranges that included IgG concentrations of 10 fg mL−1 to 0.1 ng mL−1 and 0.1 to 100 ng mL−1 respectively.

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2020

Conference Proceedings

Anupama Binoy, Divya Nedungadi, Damu Sunilkumar, Dr. Bipin G. Nair, and Dr. Nandita Mishra, “Role of AIF in Plumbagin induced Paraptosis-A caspase independent cell death in MDA-MB-231 cancer cells”, 39th Annual Conference of Indian Association for Cancer Research (IACR-2020): “Leading the Fight against Cancer”, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Trivandrum, Kerala, India, February 5-7. 2020.

2020

Conference Proceedings

Sanu K Shaji, Damu Sunilkumar, Dr. Geetha Kumar, and Dr. Bipin G. Nair, “Systematic understanding of anti-tumor mechanisms of tamarixetin through network and experimental analyses”, 39th Annual Conference of Indian Association for Cancer Research (IACR-2020): “Leading the Fight against Cancer”, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Trivandrum, Kerala, India, February 5-7. 2020.

2020

Journal Article

S. Khatun, Biswas, S., Anupama Binoy, Podder, A., Dr. Nandita Mishra, and Bhuniya, S., “Highly chemoselective turn-on fluorescent probe for ferrous (Fe2+) ion detection in cosmetics and live cells”, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, vol. 209, p. 111943, 2020.[Abstract]


In modern society, the use of cosmetics has increased extensively; unfortunately, so-called several toxic metal salts are present as the colorant or filler in cosmetics. The ferrous ion (Fe2+) is one of the metal ions used in cosmetics as a colorant. Ferrous ion (Fe2+) is a vital component in live cells. Considering the adverse effect of high doses of ferrous ions in cosmetics and live cells, we developed a turn-on fluorescent probe PFe(II) for quantitative estimation of ferrous ion (Fe2+) in cosmetics and monitoring of labile ferrous (Fe2+) ion in live cells. The fluorescent probe PFe(II) showed a visual color change from colorless to orange in the presence of ferrous ion (Fe2+) in the cosmetics. We observed that UV-absorption increased at 390 nm upon incubation with ferrous ion (Fe2+). The probe PFe(II) has provided quantitative information on ferrous ion (Fe2+) in various cosmetics, kajol, lip balm, face foundation, mascara, eyeliner, lipliner, face makeup, sindoor, lipstick, nail polish in ppm level through the fluorescence signaling at 460 nm.The probe PFe(II) provided information on labile Fe2+ ion pool via a fluorescence imaging. It is a new addition to the diagnostic inventory for detecting ferrous ion in live cells and cosmetics.

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2020

Journal Article

A. Vijayakumar, Madhavan*, A., Chinchu Bose, Pandurangan Nanjan, Kokkal, S. S., Veedu, A. P., Megha Prasad, Dr. Sanjay Pal, and Dr. Bipin G. Nair, “Potent Chitin Synthase Inhibitors from Plants”, Current Bioactive Compounds, vol. 16, no. 1, 2020.[Abstract]


Background: Chitin is the main component of fungal, protozoan and helminth cell wall. Theyhelp to maintain the structural and functional characteristics of these organisms. The chitin wall is dynamicand is repaired, rearranged and synthesized as the cells develop. Active synthesis can be noticedduring cytokinesis, laying of primary septum, maintenance of lateral cell wall integrity and hyphal tipgrowth. Chitin synthesis involves coordinated action of two enzymes namely, chitin synthase (that laysnew cell wall) and chitinase (that removes the older ones). Since chitin synthase is conserved in differenteukaryotic microorganisms that can be a ‘soft target’ for inhibition with small molecules. Whenchitin synthase is inhibited, it leads to the loss of viability of cells owing to the self- disruption of thecell wall by existing chitinase.Methods: In the described study, small molecules from plant sources were screened for their ability tointerfere with hyphal tip growth, by employing Hyphal Tip Burst assay (HTB). Aspergillus niger wasused as the model organism. The specific role of these small molecules in interfering with chitin synthesiswas established with an in-vitro method. The enzyme required was isolated from Aspergillus nigerand its activity was deduced through a novel method involving non-radioactively labelled substrate. Theactivity of the potential lead molecules were also checked against Candida albicans and Caenorhabditiselegans. The latter was adopted as a surrogate for the pathogenic helminths as it shares similarity withregard to cell wall structure and biochemistry. Moreover, it is widely studied and the methodologies arewell established.Results: Out of the 11 compounds and extracts screened, 8 were found to be prospective. They werealso found to be effective against Candida albicans and Caenorhabditis elegans.Conclusion: Purified Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) Fraction1 (F1) of Coconut (Cocos nucifera) ShellExtract (COSE) was found to be more effective against Candida albicans with an IC50 value of 3.04μg/mL and on L4 stage of Caenorhabditis elegans with an IC50 of 77.8 μg/mL.

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2020

Journal Article

Pradeesh Babu, Veedu, A. Palillam, Vidhya Prakash, Megha Prasad, Amrita Salim, Madhavan, A., Dr. Bipin G. Nair, and Pal, S., “Draft Genome Sequence of a Lactobacillus fermentum Strain Isolated from Domestic Sewage in Kerala, India”, Microbiology Resource Announcements, vol. 9, 2020.[Abstract]


We report the draft genome sequence of a putative probiotic strain, Lactobacillus fermentum ASBT-2, isolated from domestic sewage in Kerala, India. The strain showed probiotic properties (tolerance to low pH and bile salts, binding to host matrix) and reduced the coliform count by 90% in a biofilter used to treat wastewater. More »»

Synthesis of Modified Benzophenanthridine – a Preliminary Anti-Cancer Study

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Role of miRNAs in cancer and modulation of oncogenes by natural products

Cancer known medically as a malignant neoplasm, is a broad group of diseases involving unregulated cell growth.

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Regulation of Inflammation by Natural Product extracts: Role in osteoclastogenesis

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Modeling fMRI BOLD Correlates of Neural Circuit Activity

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Organic Bulk Heterojunction Devices for Photovoltaic Solar Cell Applications

This study proposes the investigation of “Bulk Heterojunction” solar cells consisting of different types of p-type (donor) and n-type (acceptor) network. The various chemicals proposed to be used in this study are metal phthalocyanines,

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Identification of Natural Product Lead molecules as Potential Modulators of Wound Healing and...

Wound healing is the result of a complex interplay between various cell types wherein macrophages and fibroblasts play a crucial role during various phases of the process.

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Marine Algae - An Important Source for Lectins

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Studies On Antagonistic Effects Of Partially Purified Bacteriocins From Microflora Of Fermented...

Bacteriocins are antimicrobial peptides produced by bacteria that kill or inhibit the growth of other bacteria.

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Development of Non-enzymatic Electrochemical Glucose Biosensors and Glucometer

Diabetes mellitus is a public health problem affecting millions of people worldwide. Commercially available glucose sensors are enzyme based and has numerous drawbacks including high cost and insufficient long-term stability, both of which

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Amrita Insulin Pump and Low-cost, Automated Biomedical Devices

Diabetes is a chronic disorder characterized by abnormal blood glucose levels due to problems associated with insulin production and action. When glucose levels rise too high, diabetes becomes dangerous. Without medical care, it can increase the

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MIMIC – A Unique approach to wound healing assays

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Diversity Oriented Synthesis Applications to Flavonols, Flavones, Isoflavones and Biflavones

Divergent oriented synthesis is a strategy which aims to the synthesis of compounds with diverse chemical structures. It is often an alternative to convergent synthesis or linear synthesis.

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Synthesis of Intermediate Analogues for Biologically Active Molecules

Berberine, an isoquinoline alkaloid with a bright yellow color, is easily seen in most of the herb materials when found in significant amounts. Among Chinese herbs, the primary sources for

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Development of a Lab-on-a-Chip (LoC) for detection of Glucose, Cholesterol and Kidney Function

The proposed work envisages the fabrication of microfluidic lab-on-a-chip (LOC) module for non-enzymatic sensing of glucose, cholesterol and creatinine using a single device.

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Isolation and Characterization of Primary Tumor Cells

 The lack of effective “in vitro” models to predict success of pharmacological therapy for patients with variety of cancer cell types demands the development of better experimental models to understand the pathophysiology of the disease and

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Development of Endogenous H2S Triggered Fluorescence Modulated Theranostic in Cancer Therapy and...

The Project entitled "Development of Endogenous H2S Triggered Fluorescence Modulated Theranostic in Cancer Therapy and Imaging" is funded by CSIR (02(0386)/1 9/EMR-ll).

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Paraptosis: a Newer Approach to Target Cancer

The focus of the project is to screen molecules with anti-cancer properties and understand their mode of action with respect to cell death.

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Anacardic acid - a novel template for cancer therapy

Traditional Indian medicine has always captivated Indian researchers and medical practitioners for its application in various pathological conditions.

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Identification of Endophytes from Marine Algae by 16S rRNA sequencing

Endophytes/ endosymbionts from marine micro algae have recently gained attention as potential sources of bioactive secondary metabolites. Our aim is to isolate and identify the endophytes by molecular biology methods. 

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In vitro studies on pharmacological potential of mycoendophyte of Simarouba glauca

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

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Modulation of MicroRNA and Protein Signatures in Hepatocellular Carcinoma by Chemopreventive...

The current study will enable the elucidation of global miRNA expression profiles and identification of miRNA targets in response to intervention with chemopreventive phytochemicals in liver cancer.

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Mass Spectrometric Characterization of Bioactive Peptides and Proteins

Plant diseases caused by bacteria and fungi are the major reasons for significant loss in crop yields. To address this issue, many strategies have been developed and new bioanalytical tools have been utilized with an aim to control microbe

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Natural Dyes as Efficient Candidate for Enhancing the Photovoltaic Properties of Dye Sensitized...

The requirement of energy in India has been growing exponentially over the years. Since conventional energy options are futile to tackle this raise, the needs for non-conventional energy sources have become essential.

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Computational Chemistry & Molecular Docking Studies

Docking studies are computational techniques for the exploration of the possible binding modes of a substrate to a given receptor, enzyme or other binding site. The application of computational methods to study the formation of intermolecular

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Benchtop Nanoscale patterning using soft lithography for the printing of DNA molecules

DNA microarrays have rapidly evolved to become one of the essential tools to examine expression or mutation of thousands of genes simultaneously.

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Neurophysiological Recording and Modeling Fast-response Timing of Granule and Golgi Cell Responses...

One main issue for cerebellum-based robotic models is to understand information processing in the cerebellar circuit in order to reproduce artificial networks able to perform analogous tasks in robotic control systems.

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Computational Modelling and Prediction of Cerebellar Input Layer function, Timing and Plasticity...

Investigating the organized activity of neuron ensembles is critical to understand how brain circuits work and is one main target of the project. Reconstruction of network activity has proved to be a hard task. This project will study cellular

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Low Cost Device and Cloud Enabled Smart Solution for Diabetes Care

In a unique partnership, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham joined hands with Wipro Technologies, Bangalore to work on an end-to-end diabetes solution. The project entitled "Low Cost Device and Cloud Enabled Smart Solution for Diabetes Care" is funded by

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VALUE Virtual Simulation Labs

Virtual Lab: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is transforming the face of higher education and research, through a revolutionary new educational tool – virtual labs. The VALUE Initiative is a project dedicated to developing these virtual labs in

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Peptide-Based Anti-Snake Venom Therapy

Typically, a snake bite is treated with polyclonal antibody preparations obtained from immunized animals.

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Elucidating the Molecular Mechanisms of Anacardic Acid and Biacacetin Mediated Regulation of Matrix...

Cancer is the leading cause of death in economically developed countries and the second leading cause of death in developing countries like India.

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Chemically Modified Biopolymers : Synthesis, Characterization & Applications

The research activity in our laboratory aims at the development of novel biopolymer matrices with potential applications in waste water management, drug delivery etc. For instance, the β-oxothioamide derivative of chitosan biopolymer was found to

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Design and Validation of Point of Care Disposable Sensor Strips for Diagnosis of Tuberculosis from...

Tuberculosis (TB) is believed to affect nearly one third of the world population with approximately 9 million new cases detected every year. Current methods of diagnosis includes sputum smear microscopy, chest X-Ray and biopsy which are time

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Modulation of MicroRNA and Transcriptional Regulation of MMP-2 by Natural Products in Human Breast...

India is rich in plant biodiversity, and that has been utilized extensively in traditional medicine. In collaboration with Dr.

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Virtual Amrita Laboratories in Biotechnology

Amrita Virtual Biotechnology laboratory is a new kind of experimental science that is being established as a virtual simulation based laboratory.

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Regulation of Inflammasomes by Natural Product extracts:Role in metabolic disorders

Inflammation is the body's endeavor at self-defense, the intent being to eradicate harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens and begin the healing process.

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Development of Heterotrophic and Phototrophic Microbial Fuel Cell

Apart from the various alternatives of conventional energy sources, electricity generated by microorganisms can be an important source of renewable energy. The Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) which harnesses this potential, offers possibilities of

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Identification of Molecular Mechanisms of Action of the Cardioprotective Compound Arjunolic Acid

Anthracyclines are among the most effective anti-cancer treatments ever developed, but their clinical use is limited by their cumulative dose-related cardio-toxicity which may ultimately lead to a severe form of cardiomyopathy.

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Molecular Mechanisms in Impaired Wound-Healing

Diabetic wound healing is a challenging problem to solve as it requires the integration of interdependent processes that involve signal transduction input from inflammation, cell migration, cell proliferation,

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

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

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Designing a BMI-based robotic arm using EEG and motor articulation control

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

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The Discovery of MicroRNAs (miRNAs) that Regulate the Expression of Gelatinase A (Matrix...

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short double stranded RNAs that are produced endogenously in mammalian cells, and control the regulation of many target genes at the post-transcriptional level. There are many reports of the misregulation of these miRNAs in

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Quorum Sensing and Biofilm Formation in Microbial Pathogenesis

When encountering a new host, every potential microbial pathogen can stay, acquire nutrients, colonize and then seek another host.  Alternatively the pathogen could express its full battery of virulence factors, and invade the host.

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An innovative green technology for treating municipal and industrial wastewater entering rivers and...

This research project seeks to bring together biomass based biochars and hydrochars from rice husk waste product to remove heavy metals and other contaminants from industrial and domestic wastewater that makes its way untreated or only partially

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Development and Fabrication of non-enzymatic Electrochemical Glucose Biosensor and Fabrication of...

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Seabuckthorn – A Repository of Bioactive Phytochemicals

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Natural products as modulators of diabetes associated endothelial dysfunctions

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Development of chromatographic separation and detection techniques for natural products, as plant...

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Affordable paper based microfluidics point of care testing device for liver function

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Cerebellum Inspired Approach for Pattern Classification in Robots

This project proposes to develop a cerebellum inspired pattern recognition algorithm for robotic data classification.

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Lentiviral Vectors for the Creation of Transgenic Organisms

Lentiviral vectors are powerful tools to deliver genetic material into almost any cell or tissue, and are useful even in the creation of transgenic animals. They have been shown to deliver foreign genes not only to mammalian cells, but also in

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Escherichia Coli based microfluidic whole-cell glucose biosensor

Diabetes is a long term prevailing disease which affects millions of people worldwide. It is a condition where the body fails to utilize the ingested glucose. There has been a dire need for the development of low cost yet effective glucose

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Value Addition to Underutilized Biosources

There are a wide range of underutilized plants with well known nutritional and medicinal properties. They have the potential for further promotion as they are locally available or are byproducts or waste materials.

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Theoretical and Empirical Investigations on the Interaction of Asymmetric Migration and Intrinsic...

The dynamics of spatially structured populations (metapopulations) have been widely studied over the last few decades.

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Cyclooxygenase-2 in Cancer and Inflammatory Diseases

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Matrix Binding microbes and bacteriophages to counter infection

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WeNet: The Internet of Us

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Bio-inspired Processor Design for Cognitive Functions via Detailed Computational Modeling of...

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Mass spectrometry based proteomic characterization of carbonylated proteins as indicators of...

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Identification and characterization of the role of Allium sativum-microbiome on the production of...

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Cost Effective Device and Cloud Enabled Smart Solution for Diabetes Care

The joint effort by Amrita and Wipro has the goal of making diabetes care available, accessible and affordable for the Indian masses. Amrita and Wipro has envisaged a patient-centric solution wherein low cost diabetes care devices (glucose strips

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Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Modeling

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Inventory of Vegetation with special reference to Medicinal and Aromatic Plants and Documentation...

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Synthesis and characterization of lead salt based linear heterostructures for photovoltaic...

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Process Development for Isolation and Characterization of Phytochemicals

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Studies On Antagonistic Effects Of Partially Purified Bacteriocins From Microflora Of Fermented Vegetables Against Enteric Pathogens

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Label - Free Quantitative Proteomics Analysis to Study the Effect of Triclosan on Delta-Haemolysin: A Haemolytic Factor of Methicillin - Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

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Electrospun TiO2 Nanofibers as a matrix to enhance the drug loading

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Mar
18
2018
A research study carried by researchers from Amrita School of Biotechnology, Osmania University’s Microbiology Department and SLS Cell Cure Technologies, revealed that mutton, chicken, beef and fish sold in Hyderabad markets are highly bacterial contaminant due to bad handling by meat sellers.   
Mar
18
2018
A research study carried by researchers from Amrita School of Biotechnology, Osmania University’s Microbiology Department and SLS Cell Cure Technologies, revealed that mutton, chicken, beef and fish sold in Hyderabad markets are highly bacterial contaminant due to bad handling by meat sellers.   
Apr
9
2016
Amrita Center for Computational Neurosciences and Neurophysiology at School of Biotechnology, Amritapuri campus has developed a computer model to understand the brain disorders. Besides neurological disorders, the approach based on accelerated computing platform can be extended to understand cancer, its origin and functional misbehavior and even infections spread through viruses.
Apr
9
2016
Amrita Center for Computational Neurosciences and Neurophysiology at School of Biotechnology, Amritapuri campus has developed a computer model to understand the brain disorders. Besides neurological disorders, the approach based on accelerated computing platform can be extended to understand cancer, its origin and functional misbehavior and even infections spread through viruses.
Apr
9
2016
Amrita Center for Computational Neurosciences and Neurophysiology at School of Biotechnology, Amritapuri campus has developed a computer model to understand the brain disorders. Besides neurological disorders, the approach based on accelerated computing platform can be extended to understand cancer, its origin and functional misbehavior and even infections spread through viruses.
Apr
9
2016
Amrita Center for Computational Neurosciences and Neurophysiology at School of Biotechnology, Amritapuri campus has developed a computer model to understand the brain disorders. Besides neurological disorders, the approach based on accelerated computing platform can be extended to understand cancer, its origin and functional misbehavior and even infections spread through viruses.