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Future Trends in Global Healthcare

Dr. Bipin G. Nair, Dean, School of Biotechnology was invited as keynote speaker at an International Conference conducted at the University of Cambridge UK. The conference entitled “Future Trends in Global Healthcare – Fusion of Traditional Medicine and Modern Technologies had participants from premier institutions across the globe including Cambridge UK, WHO, Geneva, Royal Botanic Gardens, UK, Leiden University, Netherlands and University of Hong Kong, China... .....


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Amrita & Tata Institute for Genetics and Society to Conduct Joint Research Against Antibiotic Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a rapidly-spreading phenomenon which threatens to make once-treatable bacterial infections deadly again. The collaboration between Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s School of Biotechnology and Tata Institute of Genetics and Society (TIGS) will focus on developing new tools to reverse antibiotic resistance in pathogens like Pseudomonas aeruginosa which have been declared as ‘critical priority’ by the World Health Organization.


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Amrita Shines at Bangalore’s ICACCI 2018 International Conference

In another stellar display of its academic excellence, 42 students and young researchers from the Amrita School of Biotechnology (ASBT) have presented 11 peer-reviewed papers at the International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI) held between 11th and 15th of September, 2018 at PES University, Bengaluru, India. The academicians from the computational neuroscience and neurophysiology laboratory submitted themes on computational neuroscience (6 papers), biomedical device technology and methods (3 papers) and ICT-driven virtual labs and digital tools (2 papers) to the prestigious forum.


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Amrita Agilent Analytical Research Centre (A3RC)

Amrita Agilent Analytical Research centre in the School of Biotechnology is a collaborative initiative with Agilent technologies and was established in the year 2011. The centre is equipped with two high-end mass spectrometers and 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 such as UV/VIS and ELSD (Evaporative Light Scattering) are in use. Additionally, an ultrafast online-UV/VIS spectrophotometer is available for absorption studies.


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Online Engineering and Virtual Laboratories in India

On October 31st, 2018, Dr. Shyam Diwakar of Amrita School of Biotechnology (ASBT) was invited to give a talk on "Online Engineering and Virtual Laboratories in India: Learners and Teachers Beyond Traditional Classrooms" to professors and their international office team at the Munich Center for Neurosciences– Brain & Mind (MCN) at Munich, Germany.


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Swagatham 2018

The School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, welcomed the new batch of students through an induction programme named "Swagatham 2018" which was held at the campus on July 18, 2018. The event brought in many new additions to the Amrita family. A memorable day, filled with fun, music, excitement and hope for the future, marked the beginning of an eventful journey for the new students at the School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.


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“Structure Based Drug Discovery Against POLQ” :- Gurudatt Patra, MSc student

Structure based drug discovery is based on the knowledge of the three-dimensional structure of the drug and how its charge and shape allows it to interact with the target, finally eliciting a therapeutic effect.


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Understanding the role of Topoisomerase I in Mycobacterium smegmatis :- Anu Susan Kurian, BSc student

I started the process of applying for internship at Jawaharlal Nehru centre for advanced scientific research (JNCASR) in November 2017. A part of the application required the submission of a scientific write-up, which was challenging for me as a 2nd year undergraduate student, however, with the the valuable input from my teachers I learned how to frame a scientific question and suggest possible ways to address it.


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RESCUE EFFORTS BY THE STUDENTS OF ASBT DURING KERALA FLOODS:

Like all disasters, the floods that hit Kerala and Coorg during August 2018, were sudden and devastating. The excessive torrential rain which claimed more than 500 lives, caused the heaviest rainfall Kerala received in more than a century. The state and its people needed any and all help they could receive. It was in this time of dire need that the students of ASBT came together to contribute in numerous ways to the relief and rescue mission.


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Malayalam 2018

The celebrations of language and lights were conducted by CREATOME, the students' club at School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri, on November 5, 2018 at the campus. The event was at its pinnacle, elevating the spirit of our mother tongue Malayalam.


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Recent Publications
Rashmi R, Nedungadi D, Podder A, Mishra N, Bhuniya S, 2018. Monitoring of Topoisomerase (I) Inhibitor Camptothecin Release from Endogenous Redox-Stimulated GO-polymer Hybrid Carrier. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, B, Biology, 189, 14–20.
Pai, A.R. and Nair, B., 2018. Biosynthesis of γ-Fe2O3@ CuO core–shell nanoclusters using aqueous extract of Sesbania grandiflora Linn fresh leaves, its characterisation, and antimicrobial activity studies against Staphylococcus aureus strains. IET Nanobiotechnology, 12(3), 365-370.
Dhara, K., Ramachandran, T., Nair, B.G. and Babu, T.G., 2018. Fabrication of Highly Sensitive Nonenzymatic Electrochemical H2O2 Sensor Based on Pt Nanoparticles Anchored Reduced Graphene Oxide. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 18(6), 4380-4386.
Vargis, V., Priya, C.J., Surendran, H., Suneesh, P.V., Nair, B. and Babu, S., 2018. Gold nanoparticles decorated reduced graphene oxide nanolabel for voltammetric immunosensing. IET Nanobiotechnology.
Nanjappa, V., Raja, R., Radhakrishnan, A., Jain, A.P., Datta, K.K., Puttamallesh, V.N., Solanki, H.S., Chavan, S., Patil, A., Renuse, S. and Jain, A., 2018. Testican 1 (SPOCK1) and protein tyrosine phosphatase, receptor type S (PTPRS) show significant increase in saliva of tobacco users with oral cancer. Translational Research in Oral Oncology, 3, 2057178X18800534


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