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Bio-control of Infection & Smell


Sanitation Biotechnology Lab works on different aspects of sanitation issues involved with faecal contaminants in wastewater. We deploy different microbiological and cological control strategies to reduce the load of biogenic smell and pathogens and make the wastewater suitable for re-use and valorisation. Two major pilot models are being tested: vertical garden where space is a constraint and horizontal garden where space is not a constraint. In both cases, wastewater passes through a different biological filter to reduce nutrient load (biochemical oxygen demand = BOD) and pathogen load. It involves growth of chosen algae, bacterial consortia.....


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Role of notch and Insulin signalling Pathways in Maintenance of Quiescence in Muscle Stem cells


Dr. Rajaguru Aradhya, Assistant Professor, School of
Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus, was invited to deliver a talk on "Role of Notch and Insulin Signaling Pathways in Maintenance of Quiescence in Muscle Stem Cells" to members of Life Science Unit Labs, ShanghaiTech University, Shanghai, China, on May 8, 2019.
During the talk, Dr. Aradhya discussed how different signaling pathways control quiescence in adult stem cells and how we could exploit this information in treating diseases that require reactivation of stem cells......


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Invited talk at cse Knowledge Conclave, Rajasthan.


Dr. Sanjay Pal, Associate Professor,Sanitation Biotechnology Lab, School ofBiotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus, was invited to deliver a talk titled, “Biocontrol of Infection and Smell in Wastewater for Use in Agriculture and Aquaculture” at the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) Knowledge's Conclave on “Designing and Implementing Affordable and Sustainable Sanitation for All”, organized by the Centre for Science and Education, held on the beautiful campus of CSE’s Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute...


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Wenet - the internet of us

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is partnering with 14 other institutions from EU, UK, China, Mexico, Mongolia, Paraguay in the ‘WeNet-The internet of Us.’ Dr. Shyam Diwakar, Director, Computational Neuroscience and Neurophysiology and Associate Professor, School of Biotechnology, Amritapuri, leads Amrita’s role in this project. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is the only partner from India. The Horizon 2020 funded WeNet research project officially kicked off during a three-day meeting that started January 30, 2019 at the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento, Italy.....


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Amrita Kalotsavam 2019

Amrita Kalotsavam 2019 was officially inaugurated on April 12, 2019 by Dr. Bipin Nair, Dean, School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri. The colourful festivities began with a prayer followed by lighting the lamp. Dr. Bipin Nair talked about the importance of art in the life of a science student. He spoke of his days in college where he never shied away from the stage and urged students to showcase their talents without nervousness and hesitation. The day also marked the inauguration of the arts club at the School of Biotechnology.


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Investigating the interaction between Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Cryptococcus Neoformans

One fine morning in the month of February 2019,I got a message from one of my seniors congratulating me for getting selected for the JNCASR SRFP 2019. The feeling of joy and awe I felt was not measurable by words. It was one of the best days of my life. I was assigned to Dr. Varsha Singh at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. It was literally a dream come true, specially to intern at IISc. Dr. Varsha Singh’s principal work involved the study of innate
immune response to pathogenic infections in the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans. She is one of the friendliest people I have ever met. She would listen to my ideas and give advice on how to improve them and come up with creative experiments.


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Recent Publications
Sagitha P, Reshmi CR, Sundaran SP, Binoy A, Mishra N, Sujith A. 2019. In-vitro evaluation on drug release kinetics and antibacterial activity of dextran modified polyurethane fibrous membrane. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 126:717-30.
Thomas AK, Preetha S, Omanakuttan A, Vidyullata L, Ashokan A, Rajachandran V, Chattopadhyay S. 2019. Mutational convergence acts as a major player in adaptive parallel evolution of Shigella spp. Scientific Reports. 9(1):3252.
Nair D, Vanuopadath M, Balasubramanian A, Iyer A, Ganesh S, Anil AN, Vikraman V, Pillai P, Bose C, Nair BG, Pai JG. 2019. Phlorotannins from Padina tetrastromatica: structural characterisation and functional studies. Journal of Applied Phycology. 1-1.
Banerjee R, Shine O, Rajachandran V, Krishnadas G, Minnick MF, Paul S, Chattopadhyay S. 2019 Gene duplication and deletion, not horizontal transfer, drove intra-species mosaicism of Bartonella henselae. Genomics.
Melethadathil N, Nair B, Diwakar S, Heringa J. 2019. Mining Inter-Relationships in Online Scientific Articles and its Visualization: Natural Language Processing for Systems Biology Modeling. International Journal of Online Engineering. 15(2).


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