Events of the Faculty of Life Sciences & Biotechnology

 

FLSB Guest Lecture by Dr. Manoj Prasad from NIPGR on October 26, 2018@ 2:30 p.m at Mezzanine Hall (Poster)

 

FLSB Upcoming Events:- "Virus in the News" on Monday, Oct 15, 2018 @ 2:30 pm (Poster)

 

FLSB Guest Lecture by Dr. Srinivasa-Gopalan Sampathkumar on 28th September 2018@ 2:30 p.m at Mezzanine Hall (Poster)

 

FLSB Guest Lecture by Dr. Souvik Maiti on 7th September 2018 @ 2:30 p.m at Mezzanine Hall (Poster)

 

Guest Lecture " Life in start-up world: Developing new technologies and a science communication platform " By Dr.Sarita Ahlawat, IIT Delhi, New Delhi, India on 24.08.2018 @ 2:30 p.m. at Mezzanine Floor, SAU, New Delhi. (Poster)

 

Guest Lecture "Clinical Proteomics as a platform for personalized Medicine" By Dr.HariPrasad.G, Associate Professor,Department of Biophysics , AIIMS , India.  on 10.08.2018 @ 2:30 p.m. at Mezzanine Floor, SAU, New Delhi. (Poster)

 

Guest Lecture "Integrative Genomics for bridging the gap from genotype to phenotype for precision medicine " By Dr. Mitali Mukerji, CSIR, New Delhi on 20.04.2018 @ 3:00 p.m. at Mezzanine Floor, SAU, New Delhi.  (Abstract)  (Poster)

 

Guest Lecture "Signalling in Malaria Parasites" By Dr Pushkar Sharma, National Institute of Immunology , New Delhi, on 13.04.2018 @ 3:00 p.m at Mezzanine Floor, SAU, New Delhi. (Poster)

 

Guest Lecture "Molecular Interventions to Produce Sustainable Biofuels , Syed Shams Yazdani, Microbial Engineering Group, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi, on 06.04.2018 @ 11:30 AM at Mezzanine Floor, SAU, New Delhi. (Abstract)  (Poster)

 

Guest Lecture " Redox-signalling by adrenergic receptors in heart failure" By Prof. Shyamal K. Goswami, JNU , New Delhi, on 02.02.2018 @ 3:00 p.m at Mezzanine Floor, SAU, New Delhi. (Poster)

 

Guest Lecture by Prof. Sarwat Sultana, Dept. of Medical Elementology and Toxicology, Jamia Hamdard University on 17.11.2017 @ 3:00 p.m at Mezzanine Floor, SAU, New Delhi. (Poster)

 

Guest Lecture " Disorders of Proliferation: Analysis of Novel Pathways and Targets " , By Dr. Rahul Pal , National Institute of Immunology, Aruna Asif Ali Marg, New Delhi,  November 3, 2017 @ 3:00 PM, Mezzanine Floor, SAU. (Poster)

 

Guest lecture " THE PROTEOMIC LANDSCAPE OF PLANT CELL WALL AND DEFENSE RESPONSE: TURNING KNOWLEDGE INTO APPLICATION " By DR. NIRANJAN CHAKRABORTY , FNASc , FNAAS , FNA , Director, National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi, October 13 , 2017 @ 3 PM in the Mezzanine Floor , SAU . (Poster) (Abstract)

 

Guest Lecture " Role of Host Cell Proteins in Japanese Encephalitis Virus Life Cycle "  By Prof. Sudhanshu Vrati, September 15 , 2017 @ 3 PM in the Mezzanine Floor , SAU. (Poster)

 

Guest Lecture "Bioconversion of Lignocellulose to Ethanol by Recombinant Yeast " PROF. VIRENDRA SWARUP BISARIA , Department of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Former Dean, Industrial Research and Development (IRD), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi , September 01 , 2017 @ 3 PM in the Mezzanine Floor , SAU. (Abstract)(Poster)

 

Guest Lecture " UPS AND DOWNS IN THE WAR BETWEEN HUMANS AND BACTERIA: APPLICATION OF INNATE IMMUNE PROTEINS AS PROTEIN ANTIBIOTICS "  By Prof. T.P. Singh ,August 18, 2017 at 3 PM in the Mezzanine Floor., SAU. (Poster)(Abstract)

 

Guest Lecture " Developing Insect Resistant Cotton Transgenics - Our Experience " By Prof. Pradeep Kumar Burma,University of Delhi South Campus , April 21, 2017 at 3 PM in the Mezzanine Floor. (Poster)

 

Guest Lecture "Altered homocysteine metabolism and neuronal death - dissecting the pathways to destruction" By Dr. Sowmya Sinha Roy, CSIR - Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), March 31, 2017 at 3 PM in the Mezzanine Floor. (Poster)

 

3rd International South Asian Biotechnology Conference (SABC), Kathmandu, Nepal (March 16-18, 2017).
Several faculty members and students from FLSB participated in the 3rd International South Asian Biotechnology Conference (SABC) that was held in Kathmandu, Nepal, between March 16-18, 2017. Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Nepal (MoST), Nepal Biotechnology Association (NBA) and Central Department of Biotechnology of Tribhuvan University (CDBT) organized this conference in collaboration with South Asian University (SAU), New Delhi, and Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST). The theme of the conference was "Regional Co-operation for Biotechnology" and was attended by over 100 delegates from nearly all the SAARC nations and beyond. Faculty members from SAU who gave a talk include Dr. Senthil Venugopal, Dr. Ritu Gaur, Dr. Rinkoo Devi Gupta, Dr. Priti Saxena, Dr. Ananda Mustafiz, Dr. Ravi Shankar Akundi, Dr. Yubaraj Pokharel and Dr. A.K.R. Gobinath. Student participants from SAU include Mr. Gorakh Raj Giri, Ms. Muskan Jain, Mr. Nawneet Misra, Mr. Rakesh Sharma, Mr. Roshan K. Dutta, Ms. Sakshi Aggarwal and Mr. Uddhav Timilsina. More details can be found at http://www.sabc2017.org

 

Guest Lecture "Pursuit of Bacterial Taxonomy, Genomics and Metagenomics" By Prof. Rup Lal, University of Delhi North Campus, Friday, March 03, 2017 at 3 PM in the Mezzanine Floor. (Poster)

 

Guest Lecture " Gender Bias in Nobel Prize Awards " By Parthasarathy Ramanujam, Venue: SAU, Mezzanine Floor, Date/Time: 23rd Feb. 2017 @ 3:00 PM (Poster)

 

Guest Lecture " ANAEROBIC CLOSTRIDIAL FERMENTATION: A POSSIBLE WAY TO CONVERT BIOMASS INTO BIOFUEL" By A.K.R. Gobinath, Assistant Prof. , SAU , Venue: SAU, Mezzanine Floor, Date/Time: 10th Feb. 2017 @ 3:00 PM (Poster)

 

Guest Lecture "A CRITICAL LOOK AT THE SPIRITUAL WORLDVIEW" By Dr. Ramesh Bijlani, MD, Sri Aurobindo Ashram- Delhi Branch, Venue: SAU, Mezzanine Floor, Date/Time: 27th January. 2017 @ 3:00 PM (Poster)  (Abstract)

 

Guest Lecture " HOW IS THE MHC-CLASS II PEPTIDE REPERTOIRE SELECTED BY HLA-DM? "  By Dr. Dhruv Kam Sethi, SAU, Venue: SAU, Mezzanine Floor, Date/Time: 20th January. 2017 @ 3:00 PM (Poster)(Abstract)

 

Guest Lecture "Gene-Environment Interaction in Adverse Health Outcomes: Biologically Valid Pathway or Artifacts ?" By Prof. B.D.Banerjee, University of Delhi, Delhi, Venue: SAU, Mezzanine Floor, Date/Time: 18th Nov. 2016 @ 3:00 PM (Poster)

 

Guest Lecture "Exploiting Systems-Based Approaches for Drug Target Discovery By PROF. KANURY V.S. RAO, from Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI) National Chair,NCR Biotech Science Cluster, Fridabad, Haryana, Venue: SAU,Mezzanine Floor, Date/Time: 4th Nov. 2016 @ 3:00 PM, (Poster)(Abstract)  

 

Guest Lecture "Expansion of Protein function through engineering of specialized enzymes" By Dr. Bishwajit Kundu, IIT Delhi, Venue: Mezzanine Floor, Date/Time: 23 Sept. 2016 @ 3:00 PM, (Poster)

 

Guest Lecture "Transcriptional Targeting in Cancer: Cancer Stem Cells for an Effective Treatment of Cancer" by PROF. BHUDEV C. DAS, FNASc, FASc, FAMS, FNA & J.C.Bose National Fellow,Chairman & Hargobind Khorana Chair Professor,Amity Institute of Molecular Medicine & Stem Cell Research,Amity University, Noida, on 9th Sep 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at Mezzanine floor, SAU (Poster)(Abstract)

 

Guest lecture by PROF. BAISHNAB C. TRIPATHY, FNA, FNASc, FNAA, J C Bose National Fellow,School of Life Sciences – Jawaharlal Nehru University on 26th August 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at Mezzanine floor, SAU (Poster)(Abstract)

 

FLSB announces International Workshop on “Gene Expression Analysis by Real Time PCR” from December 14-16, 2016. (Details of Workshop) (Registration Form)

 

Guest Lecture From "Cell therapy in Stroke" By Kameshwar Prasad, Professor and Head, Department of Neurology & Chief, Neurosciences Centres, AIIMS, New Delhi,India,Venue: Mezzanine Floor, SAU, Date/Time: 19th Aug, 2016 @ 3:00 PM (Poster)(Abstract)

 

Guest Lecture From "Meta-OMICS" to "Muta-OMICS": towards raising crop plants for dry and saline lands By Prof.Ashwani Pareek from JNU,New Delhi, Venue: Mezzanine Floor, SAU, Date/Time: 22nd April, 2016 @ 3:00 PM  (Poster)(Abstract)

 

Guest Lecture "WHOLE" By Prof.Chinmay Dey, IIT Delhi, Venue: Mezzanine Floor, SAU, Date/Time: 1st April, 2016 @ 3:00 PM (Poster)

 Guest Lecture "Heat Stress Biology of Rice Plants" By Prof.Anil Grover, University of Delhi, Venue: Mezzanine Floor, SAU, Date/Time: 26th February, 2016 @ 3:00 PM (Poster)(Abstract)

 

 Guest Lecture "The Saga of Health and Disease beyond the Human Genome" By B.K.Thelma from University of Delhi,Venue: Mezzanine Floor, SAU, Date/Time: 19th February, 2016 @ 3:00 PM (Poster)(Abstract)

 

2nd International South Asian Biotechnology Conference 2016 during Feb 5-6, 2016 http://dusabc2016.com/

 

Guest Lecture "Drosophila myc (homolog of c-myc proto-oncogene), a novel genetic suppressor of human poly (Q) mediated neurodegeneration and cellular toxicity" By Dr.Surajit Sarkar,Department of Genetics, University of Delhi,New Delhi, Venue: Mezzanine Floor, SAU, Date/Time: 29th January, 2016 @ 3:00 PM (Poster)(Abstract)

 

Guest Lecture "Recombinant Vaccine Against Anthrax: From Clone to Clinical Trails" By Prof.Rakesh Bhatnagar, Dean, School of Biotechnology,JNU, New Delhi, Venue: Mezzanine Floor, SAU, Date/Time: 22nd January, 2016 @ 3:00 PM  (Abstract)   (Poster)

 

Guest Lecture" Leishmania Acquires Heme From Host Hemoglobin: A Novel Therapeutic Target" By Amitabha Mukhopadhyay, National Institute of Immunology, Venue: Mezzanine Floor, SAU, Date/Time: 20th Nov, 2015 @ 3:00 PM (Poster)

 

Guest Lecture "Chloroplast Genetic Engineering: Role in Large Scale Production of Recombinant enzymes/proteins at low Costs useful in Agriculture,Human Health and Technical Industry" By V Siva Reddy, Ph.D,New Delhi, Venue: Mezzanine Floor, SAU, Date/Time: 30th October 2015 @ 3:00 PM (Poster)(Abstract)

 

Guest Lecture " Dissecting Gene to Metabolic Link in Cancer" By Prof.R.N.K. Bamezai, JNU, New Delhi, Venue: Mezzanine Floor, SAU, Date/Time: 18th September 2015 @ 3:00 PM  (Poster)(Abstract)

 

Guest Lecture "Vulnerabilities Associated With Immune  Evasion and escape of HIV-1" By Jayanta Bhattacharya, Venue: Mezzanine Floor, SAU, Date/Time: 11th September 2015 @ 3:00 PM (Poster) | (Abstract)

 

International Workshop on "Mammalian Cell Culture Techniques and Cytotoxicity Assays " from December 14-16, 2015, Venue: SAU,Akbar Bhawan,Chankyapuri,New Delhi (Registration Form)(Workshop)

 

International Workshop on " Gene Expression Analysis by Real Time PCR" SAU,Akbar Bhawan,Chankyapuri,New Delhi, December 9-11, 2015. (Registration Form)(Workshop)

 

Guest Lecture on " Genomics of the Human Y Chromosomes in Normal males and the ones Exposed to Natural Background Radiation"   By Prof. Sher Ali, National Institute of Immunology, Venue: Mezzanine Floor, SAU, Date/Time: 28th August 2015 @ 3:00 PM  (Abstract)   (Poster)

 

Guest Lecture on " Integrating Information from Genes and Genomics for Climate Resilient Crops " By Prof. Paramjit Khurana, Dept. of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi, Delhi, Venue: Mezzanine Floor, SAU, Date/Time: 21st August 2015 @ 3:00 PM (Poster)(Abstract)

 

Guest Lecture on " Nanomaterials Based Biosensors for Cancer Biomarker Detection " By Bansi D. Malhotra, Department of Biotechnology, Delhi, Venue: Mezzanine Floor, SAU, Date/Time: 14.08.2015 @ 3:00 PM. (Poster)(Abstract)

 

International Hands-on Workshop on Recombinant DNA Technology, South Asian University, Akbar Bhawan, Chankyapuri, New Delhi, July 6-10, 2015, Last day of Registration May 31, 2015,  (Download Form PDF / DOC ) (Advanced rDNA Workshop)

 

International Workshop on " Protein Expression and Purification Techniques" South Asian University, Akbar Bhawan, Chankyapuri, New Delhi, July 13-17, 2015, Last day of Registration May 31, 2015, (Download Form PDF / DOC) (Advanced Protein Workshop)

 

Guest Lecture on "Molecular pathogenisis, tumour behaviour and clinical outcome: A window through primary human glioma" by Dr. Subrata Sinha, Director, National Brain Research Center, Manesar. Venue: Multipurpose Hall, SAU, Akbar Bhawan, Chankyapuri, New Delhi. Date/Time: 24 April 2015 @ 3 PM. (Poster) (Abstract

 

Talk on "Challenges in Tuberculosis Research" by Prof. Ian Orme of the Department of Immunology and Microbiology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA. Date/Time: on 21.04.2015 (Tuesday) @ 11:00 a.m. Venue: FSI Hall, Ground Floor, South Asian University, Akbar Bhawan, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. (Poster)

 

 

Guest Lecture on "Use of Root Endophyte Piriformospora Indica as a Plant Probiotic" By Atul K Johri, Ph.D, Professor of Microbiology, School of Life Sciences, JNU, Venue: Mezzanine Hall, SAU, Akbar Bhawan, Chankyapuri, New Delhi, Time: 17th April 2015 @ 3 PM, (Poster) (Abstract)

 

Guest Lecture on "Consequences of HIV -1 in Human Brain: Implications to AIDS Patients" By Pankaj Seth,Prof. and Scientist VI, Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, Neurovirology Section,NBRS,Manesar, Haryana, Venue: Mezzanine Hall, Akbar Bhawan, Chankyapuri, New Delhi, Time: 27th March 2015 @ 3 PM, (Poster) (Abstract)

 

 Guest Lecture on "How did subtype C of HIV-1 alone acquire a stronger Viral promoter and why ?" By Prof. Udaykumar Ranga, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore, Venue: Mezzanine Hall, Akbar Bhawan, Chankyapuri, New Delhi, Time: 20 March 2015 @ 3 PM (Poster) (Abstract)

 

 Guest Lecture on "Anthrax: Virulence Factors & Recombinant Vaccine" By Dr. Yogendra Singh, Chief Scientist, CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, New Delhi. Venue: Mezzanine Hall, Akbar Bhawan, Chankyapuri, New Delhi, Time: 27 Feb 2015 @ 3 PM. (Abstract)

 

Guest Lecture on "Genomic Science: Shaping the Life of Tomorrow" By Dr.Rajesh Gokhale,Director, CSIR- Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), Delhi. Venue: Mezzanine Hall,Akbar Bhawan,Chankyapuri, New Delhi, Time: 20th Feb,2015 @3:00 P.M.

 

 Special Talk on " Injection Safety and Situation of Biological Waste Management in India " By Dr. Narendra K. Arora, Executive Director,The INCLEN Trust International, New Delhi, Venue: Mezzanine Floor, SAU, Akbar Bhawan,Chankyapuri, New Delhi, Time: 30th Jan, 2015 (Friday) @ 3:00 P.M. (Poster)

 

 Special Talk on " Forcing a Living Cell to Perish: Challenge in the Future" By Chandrima Shaha, Ph.D., Director, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, Venue: Mezzanine Floor, SAU, Akbar Bhawan,Chankyapuri, New Delhi, Time: 21st Nov, 2014 (Friday) @ 3:00 P.M. (Poster) (Abstract)

 

Special Talk on "Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection: Dealing With The Immortals of The Lung" By Prof. Krishnamurthy Natarajan, Director, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Centre for Biomedical Reseach, University Of Delhi, Venue: Mezzanine Floor, SAU. Akbar Bhawan, Chankyapuri, New Delhi, Time: Friday, 31st October, 2014 @ 3:00 P.M. (Abstract)

 

Guest lecture on "Adjustable locks and flexible keys: plasticity in immune recognition" by Dr Dinakar M. Salunke, Executive Director, Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Gurgaon, Venue: Multipurpose Hall, Mezzanine Floor, SAU, New Delhi, Time: 17th Oct 2014 @ 3:00 P.M. (Abstract)(Poster)

 

FLSB Special Talk "Structural Understanding of Protein Kinase Inhibitory Mechanism" By Dr. Navratna Vajpai,Former Postdoc from AstraZeneca Pharma, UK, Venue: Multipurpose Hall,Mezzanine Floor,SAU,New Delhi, Time: 26th Sept, 2014 @ 3:00 P.M. (Abstract)(Poster)

 

FLSB Special Talk " Thyroid and Reproduction " By Prof. Anand Kumar, Head,Dept. of Reproductive Biology, AIIMS, Delhi, Venue: Multipurpose Hall,Mezzanine Floor,SAU,New Delhi, Time: 19th Sept,2014 @ 3:00 P.M. (Abstract)(Poster)

 

FLSB Special Talk "Plant Genomes For Forward and Reverse Genetics" By Prof. Akhilesh K. Tyagi, Director and JC Bose National Fellow, National Institute of Plant Genome Reseacrch, New Delhi, Venue: Multipurpose Hall, Mezzanine Floor,SAU,New Delhi, Time: 12th Sept. 2014 @3:00 P.M. (Abstract)

 

FLSB Special Talk "Protein Stability Problem and Protien Folding Problem " By Prof.Faizan Ahmad, Centre fo Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences,Jamia Millia Islamia,Jamia Nagar,New Delhi, Venue: Multipurpose Hall,Mezzanine Floor,SAU, New Delhi, Time: 5th Sept. 2014 @ 3:00 P.M. (Abstract)

 

FLSB Special Talk "Plasmodium vivax tryptophan-rich antigens: Probably drug/vaccine targets" By Prof. Y.D.Sharma, Professor and Head Department of Biotechnology, AIIMS, New Delhi" Venue: Mezzanine Floor, SAU, New Delhi, Time: 29th August 2014 @ 3:00 PM. (Abstract)

 

FLSB Special Talk "Oncogenic Sabotage by Tumor Viruses " By Dr. Vijay Kumar,Group Leader, Virology, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB),New Delhi, Venue: Mezzanine Floor,SAU,New Delhi, Time: 22nd August 2014 @ 3:00 PM.  (Abstract)

 

FLSB Special Talk "HIV Assembly, release and maturation" By Eric O. Freed, Chief Virus-Cell Interaction Section HIV Drug Resistance Program, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Maryland, USA, Venue: Mezzanine Floor, SAU, New Delhi,Time: 2nd May 2014 @ 2:30 P.M. (Poster)

 

FLSB Special Talk "Minding the gap" By Prof. Rentala Madhubala from The School of Life Sciences, Jawahar Nehru University (JNU), Venue: Multipurpose Hall, Mezzanine Floor, SAU, Akbar Bhawan, Chankyapuri, New Delhi, Time: Mar 28, 2014 @ 3:00 P.M. (Poster)

 

FLSB Special Talk " Goal Oriented End to End Research " By Prof. G.P.Talwar from The Talwar Research Foundation in New Delhi, Venue: Multipurpose Hall, Mezzanine Floor, SAU, Akbar Bhawan, Chankyapuri, New Delhi, Time: Mar 21, 2014 @ 3:00 P.M. (Poster)

 

FLSB Special Talk " Role of Proteostasis Regulators in Protein EvolutionBy Dr. Kausik Chakraborty, CSIR-IGIB, Delhi, Venue: Multipurpose Hall, Mezzanine Floor, SAU,Akbar Bhawan,Chankyapuri, New Delhi, Time: Feb 28, 2014 @ 3:00 P.M. (Poster)

 

FLSB Special Talk, "Rapid Computational and Interpretation of Boolean Attractors in Biological Networks" By Prof. James Gomes, IIT Delhi, Venue:-Multipurpose Hall, Mezzanine Floor,Akbar Bhawan,SAU,New Delhi, Time: Feb 21,2014 @ 3:00 PM. (Poster) (Abstract)

 

FLSB Special Talk, "Phagocytosis in the Protozoan Parasite Entamoeba histolytica " By Prof. Alok Bhattacharya from the School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, Venue: Multipurpose Hall, Mezzanine Floor, Akbar Bhawan, SAU, New DelhiTime: Feb, 7th,2014 at 3:00 P.M.  (Poster)

 

FLSB Special Talk, "Relevance Rank Platform (RRP) for relevance filtering of high content protien-protien interaction data" By Dr. yuba Raj Pokharel from FLSB, SAU, New Delhi, Venue: Multipurpose Hall, Mezzanine Floor, Akbar Bhawan, SAU, New Delhi,Time: January,1st,2014@3:00 P.M. (Poster) (Abstract)

 

FLSB Special Talk, "Starvation of Tumor - chemopreventive intervention of angiogenic switch to control cancer" By Dr. Rana P. Singh from School of Life Sciences, JNU, New Delhi, Venue:Mezzanine Floor,South Asian University,Akbar Bhawan,Chankyapuri, Time: January 24th,2014 @3:00 PM. (Poster) (Abstract)

 

FLSB Special Talk, "Neural Regulation of REM Sleep" By Prof.Brinda Nath Mallick from the School of Life Sciences (SLS), JNU,New Delhi, Venue:Multipurpose Hall,Mezzanine Floor,South Asian University,Akbar Bhawan,Chankyapuri,New Delhi-110 021, Time: Nov.8th, 2013 @ 3:00PM. (Poster)

 

FLSB Special Talk, "Structural Bioinformatics Approach for Deciphering Protien Interaction Networks" By Dr. Debasisa Mohanty From The National Institute of Immunology (NIT), New Delhi, Venue: Multipurpose Hall, Mezzanine Floor, South Asian University,Akbar Bhawan,Chankyapuri, New Delhi- 110 021, Time: Nov. 1st, 2013 @ 3:00 PM.

 

FLSB Special Talk, BIOLOGY EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND CAREER – CONFLICTS AND RESOLUTION, by Prof. Kambadur Muralidhar from the Hormone Research Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi. Venue: Multipurpose hall, Mezzanine Floor, South Asian University, Akbar Bhawan, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110 021 Time: Oct. 25, 2013 @ 3:00 PM (Poster)

 

Structural Biology of Protien translation machinery in malaria paracites and implications for inhibitor discovery By Dr.Amit Sharma from the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi. Date and Time 20-Sept-2013 @ 3:00 PM venue- Multipurpose Hall, Mezzanine Floor (Poster)

 

FLSB special talk by Dr. Vinay K. Nandicoori, Ph.D, from National Institute of Immunology (NII)"Deciphering the role of serine/threonine protein kinase mediated signaling pathways in Mycobacterium tuberculosis". Date: 5th April, 2013, Time: 3:00 P.M, Multipurpose Hall, Mezzanine Floor, South Asian University, Akbar Bhawan, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021. (Poster)

 
"Elucidating disease and nutrient responsive regulatory networks in plants" by Prof. Subhra Chakraborty,Ph.D,FNASc,FNAAS, National Institute of plant Genome Research. (Poster)

 

" Intellectual property Right (IPR) and technology Transfer issues in Life Science Research" by Dr. Shirshendu Mukherjee, Senior Strategic  Advisor, R&D Initiative- India, Wellcome trust (Poster)

 

FLSB Special talk, “Role of microRNAs in liver diseases" by Dr. Senthil Kumar Venugopal, Associate Professor, Faculty of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, South Asian University Date: 15th Feb., 2013, Time: 3:00 P.M, Multipurpose Hall, Mezzanine Floor, South Asian University, Akbar Bhawan, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110 021 (Poster) (Summary)

 

FLSB Special talk 'Host pathogen interaction in Japanese Encephalitis Virus infection: from bench to bedside' by Dr. Anirban Basu, Associate Professor, National Brain Research Center (NBRC), Manesar (Poster).


FLSB Special talk 'From Marker to Gene: The curious case of jute VPS51 gene' by Prof. Haseena Khan, Visiting Professor, Faculty of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh (Poster)

 

'Pro-oxidative and pro-inflammatory potency of inhaled nanoparticles: challenges when exploring in vivo and in vitro' by Dr. Tobias Stoeger, from Institute of Lung Biology and Disease, Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, Neuherberg/Munchen, Germany Date: 28th Jan., 2013 (Monday), Time: 3:00 P.M, FSI Hall, Ground Floor, South Asian University, Akbar Bhawan, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110 021 (Poster)

 

Characterization of a novel mouse model for Parkinson’s disease, Special Lecture Series By Dr. Ravi Shankar Akundi, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, SAU, New Delhi, Date: 9th November 2012, Time: 3:00 P.M, SAU, FSI Hall, Akbar Bhawan, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110 021 (Poster)

 Moonlighting, At the Backbone, Dr. Nirotpal Mrinal Assistant Professor, Faculty of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, SAU, New Delhi, Date: 2nd November 2012, Time: 3:00 P.M, FSI Hall, Ground Floor, South Asian University, Akbar Bhawan, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110 021 (Poster)

 

Interactions of nano-particles with biological systems, Special Lecture Series, Prof. Rajiv. K. Saxena, Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences & Biotechnology, South Asian University, New Delhi, Date: 12th October 2012, Time: 3:00 P.M, FSI Hall, Ground Floor, South Asian University, Akbar Bhawan, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110 021 (Poster) | (Abstract)

http://dusabc2016.com/

PhD (Biotechnology)

The Faculty is starting a competitive and vibrant Ph.D program for students who possess M.Sc or M.Tech degree from July 2013.


Students enrolled in the Ph.D program can work in the following cutting edge areas of Biotechnology.
 

1. Immunology

2. Virology

3. Molecular Medicine

4. Neuroscience

5. Drosophila Genetics

6. Protein Engineering

7. Chemical Biology

8. Structural Biology

9. Cancer Biology

10. Plant Molecular Biology

11. Applied and Industrial Biotechnology


Admission to the program will be through a common entrance exam held in all the SAARC countries followed by an interview.

Course Work


Assigned pre-Ph.D. / MPhil course work will be carried out over first two semesters and will carry 16 credits including credits for course work (14 credits), seminar and term papers (1 credit each).
 

At the end of first year candidates with CGPA less than 5.5 will be deemed to have failed and shall leave the university. No re-tests will be permitted.
 

Candidates with CGPA of 6.5 and above will be offered direct confirmation to Ph.D. programme. Candidates with CGPA between 5 to less than 6.5 will go to MPhil stream and carry out a one-year thesis work (8 Credits). After completion of MPhil, students with total MPhil CGPA of 6.5 or more will be allowed to register for PhD programme. Candidates with MPhil CGPA of 5 to less than 6.5 will leave the university with an MPhil degree.
 


Course Outline for Ph.D.

 

Detailed Course Contents For Ph.D.

 

Previous Year Question Papers

 

Eligibility & other Details

 

Minimum Eligibility


After 12 years’ Schooling a 3/4 Year Bachelor’s degree plus 1/2 years post-graduate education leading to M.Sc. degree in any branch of Biological Sciences/M.Tech (Biological sciences)/M.B.B.S./M.V.Sc./M.Pharma with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grade. Candidates should have a total education of at least 17 years including 12 years of school. Candidates who have undergone integrated Master’s degree will be eligible provided they have at least 5 years of college/university education leading to a Master’s degree after completing 12 years of school. Degrees should be from an institution recognized by the Government of the respective SAARC countries.


Admission Procedure: Through an Entrance Test and an Interview.


Format of the Entrance Test Question Paper and Course:


The question paper will have two parts: Part-A and Part-B. All questions will be multiple-choice type with four choices of answer. Each question will carry one mark. Calculators and Log Tables may be used. There will not be negative marking.


Ph.D (Biotechnology) Entrance Sample Questions


1. Why a DNA duplex melts at a specific temperature (Tm) on heating?

a) Loss of base stacking energy
b) The double helix is intrinsically unstable
c) The single helix is more stable as compared to the double helix
d) The DNA double helix is a co-operative structure stabilized by hydrogen 
bonds and base pairing


2. Which one of the following RNA molecules is involved in regulation of gene expression?

a) miRNA
b) rRNA
c) 5S RNA
d) tRNA


3. Which of the following mammalian cells usually does NOT divide in adult life?

a) Epithelial cells in lung
b) Nerve cells in brain
c) Liver cells
d) Osteoblast cells


4. ELISA assay

a) uses complement mediated cell lysis.
b) uses a radiolabeled second antibody.
c) uses enzyme labeled antibody
d) requires specialized red blood cells.


5. Which phase of embryogenesis in plants is characterized by the initiation of deposition of storage reserves?

a) Globular stage
b) Heart stage
c) Torpedo stage
d) Cell enlargement stage


6. Two fruitflies with mutant eye color were crossed. All progenies obtained from this cross had wild type eye colour as

a) the mutations are allelic.
b) one mutation is dominant over the other.
c) the mutations are co-dominant.
d) the mutations are in two different genes


7. Movement of water in a tree takes place in

a) roots only
b) in central part of stem
c) in peripheral part of stem
d) leaves only


8. Which immunoglobulin moleculemay have an attached secretory component

a) IgA
b) IgG
c) IgM
d) IgE


9. Deletion of the leader sequence of trpoperon of E. coli would result in

a) decreased transcription of trp operon.

b) increased transcription of trp operon.

c) no effect on transcription.

d) decreased transcription of trp operon in the presence of tryptophan


10. Which pump is responsible for initiating muscle contraction through depolarization of muscle cell membrane?

a) Na+ pump.
b) K+ pump.
c) Ca2+ pump.
d) Mg2+ pump


Part A – will contain 20 questions carrying one mark each. The paper will be of B.Sc. level. This Part will have questions from all branches of Biology. Candidates will be expected to attempt all questions from Part-A.


Part B – This part will contain total of 100 questions out of which the candidates will have to answer any 50 questions. Part-B will have M.Sc. level questions from the subjects of Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Plant and animal Sciences, Genetics, Microbiology, Biophysics and Bioinformatics.


Interview: Candidates upto four times the number of seats will be short-listed for interview on the basis of their performance in entrance test subject to a minimum cut off. The candidate will also arrange to send two recommendation letters from teachers who have taught and assessed the candidate during graduate/postgraduate studies. Recommendation letters should testify to the intellectual acumen, knowledge of the subject and ability of the candidate to articulateideas. Interview will carry 30 marks. Candidates from outside India will be interviewed through Skype.


A final merit list will be drawn by adding marks of the entrance test and the interview. Separate merit lists will be made for (a) candidates from all SAARC countries other than India, and (b) candidates from India. Equal number of candidates will be offered admission from these two lists, provided they secure overall qualifying marks of minimum 50.

Fee

Tuition fee at SAU is highly subsidized. Following is the fee structure payable by students coming from SAARC countries :

  1. Admission Fee (Non-Refundable)US $ 100(one time)
  2. Tuition Fee US $ 440 (per semester)
  3. Security Deposit (Refundable)US $ 100(one time)
 

   

Faculty of Life Sciences and Biotechnology

Vision


 

The current millennium is the age of biological sciences. Today, we have the conceptual, experimental and mathematical tools to understand the complexity of inputs that go into the integrated study of the Science of Life. Also, with changing modes of production and climate change, the role of Life Sciences is increasing rapidly to the extent that our long-term wellbeing would be highly dependent on our understanding of the biological processes. The distinction between basic knowledge and its application towards the betterment of human existence has mostly ceased to exist.

 

The Faculty of Life Sciences and Biotechnology (FLSB) has a broad sweep, so as to offer a well planned selection of courses that enable flexibility and lateral integration while maintaining the coherence and rigor of specific disciplines. The options include basic areas of study as well as those geared towards our practical needs in agriculture, health and industry. In research, the Faculty encourages complete academic freedom and collaboration with other Faculties including those of the Physical and Social Sciences. It strives for originality and innovation that gives it a prominent place in the web of science as also lend it international visibility and connectivity.
 

The Faculty trains postgraduate students in wide spectrum of Life Sciences. The endeavor of the Faculty is to teach the latest concepts and research technologies and prepare the students for careers in research and teaching in modern biology and biotechnology. The areas covered includes Molecular and Cellular Biology; Biotechnology; Microbiology and Immunology; Molecular Medicine; Genomics, Genetics and Evolutionary Biology; Biotechnology in plants; Neurosciences; Cancer Biology; Ecology and Biodiversity; Stem cell Biology; Fermentation and Biochemical engineering; Structural Biology and Synthetic Biology. Students are offered training in the intellectual property rights and entrepreneurship so that they may also explore starting their own enterprises as creative entrepreneurs.
 

 

Degrees to be awarded

  • M.Sc. (Biotechnology) - 2 year program (ongoing) for students who would come from 3-year BSc stream.
  • Ph.D(Biotechnology) - 5 year program starting July 2013 for students who possess M.Sc. / M.Tech degrees.

 

Faculty and teaching load


The FLSB faculty comes from a wide spectrum of research fields in biological sciences. The current faculty strength is eleven. All faculty members irrespective of their positions are expected to actively participate in the teaching programs of FLSB. Each faculty member will offer some fundamental / core courses as well as specialized courses in their respective areas of teaching and research interest.

 

Manpower


Besides faculty strength of 11, the number of MSc students in the Faculty is around 60. Additionally, research fellows / post-doctoral fellows/ visiting scientists are also working.

 

Research Facilities


The University provides some seed funds to faculty members for starting their research programs (Startup grant) but all faculty members are encouraged to obtain research grants from government, national and international funding agencies and the industry. Currently, the faculties have external grants from National funding agencies like DBT, DST, ICMR, DRDO and also International funding from National Institutes of Health (NIH).

 

A State of the art Central Instrumentation Facility (CIF) has been established in the Faculty for use by all faculty members.. The CIF houses many equipment including PCR and Real Time PCR machine, 2D Gel Electrophoresis, Gel documentation system, Flow Cytometer, Direct and Inverted Microscope, Fluorescent Microscopes, Stereozoom Microscope, High Speed and Ultracentrifuges, HPLC, Phosphorimager, FPLC, FACS aria, Confocal Microscope, Biosafety Hoods and Apotome. Apart from this, we have established specialized facilities for Mammalian cell culture, Drosophila culture, Cell- Imaging, Plant growth and tissue culture, small Animal House facility (SAF) and Radioactivity facility. Also, we are in the process of procuring equipments like Encapsulator, Gas Chromatography with Flame Ionization Detector and Thermo Couple Detector.

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Contact Us

Faculty of Life Sciences and Biotechnology
South Asian University

Telephone: 91-11-24122512/13/14
Address: 2nd Floor, Akbar Bhawan, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021, India

SOUTH ASIAN UNIVERSITY

MSc. BIOTECHNOLOGY

(Tentative Timetable – Monsoon semester 2012)

First Year

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9:30 am

Cell Biology

Phys and Instr.

Cell Biology

Phys and Instr.

Microbiology

10:30am

Molecular Biology

Microbiology

Molecular Biology

Biochemistry

Cell Biology

11:30am

Genetics

Biochemistry

Biochemistry

Genetics

Genetics

12:30-1:30pm

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

1:30- 5pm

Lab Tech

Lab Tech

Lab Tech

Lab Tech

Lab Tech



Second Year

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9:30am

Fermentation

Structural Biology

Comm Biotech

Structural Biology

Adv. Plant Biotech

10:30am

Comm Biotech

Virology

Fermentation

Virology

Protein Engg

11:30am

Neurobiology

Adv. Plant Biotech

Neurobiology

Res. Methodology

Tutorial

12:30-1:30pm

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

1:30pm

Protein Engg.

Cancer Biology

Cancer Biology

Comm. Biotech

Res.Methodology

2:30-5pm

Res. Methodology

Res. Methodology

Res. Methodology

Res. Methodology

Res. Methodology





M.Sc. (Biotechnology)

M.Sc. Biotechnology program of SAU has been developed with an aim to produce graduates who would have sufficient knowledge and expertise to pursue inherent problems of the region. The course structure is technology-centric where students learn technology and are taught necessary basic subjects for that purpose.
 

Since our students come from different countries and educational background, the first semester of MSc course focuses on all basic subjects in an attempt to bring all the students at par. The second and third semesters are designed to be teach courses that will enable students to understand all areas of modern biology. The students have to complete and defend a short project with any faculty member independently as part of their MSc dissertation work. The MSc teaching laboratory is well equipped with all modern instruments.
 

The MSc. Biotechnology program at SAU is unique as it exposes the students to all areas of basic and applied Biotechnology, which will help students to choose the path (academic or industry) after completing the course.
 

Classes are informal and students can raise questions at any time. Students are advised to listen carefully, understand and make notes. The most recent findings discussed in the class might not be present in textbooks. Attendance in all classes is compulsory.
 

Evaluation : The students are evaluated on the basis of a mid semester and end semester exams along with regular assignments and quizzes.
 

Teaching resources : The university has a state of the art library which houses all the important textbooks as well as journals. Any textbook on the courses may be consulted by the students to review and expand upon what will be taught in the class. It is however of utmost importance for all students to pay full attention in the class. Questions asked in the examinations may not have ready answers in textbooks and understanding gained in class-room will be crucial.
 

Course Structure


  1. S.No.CourseCredits

SEMESTER I

  1. 1Biochemistry: Metabolic basis of living processes2
  2. 2Cell Biology: Cell communication and Signalling2
  3. 3Advanced Molecular Biology: Milestones to Current Concepts2
  4. 4Concepts in Microbiology: Bacterial Potentials and Challenges2
  5. 5 Biostatistics: Methods in Medical Research2
  6. 6Laboratory Techniques I8
  7. 7Introduction to South Asia2
  8. *Total Credits20

SEMESTER II

  1. 1Infection and Immunity2
  2. 2Genetic Engineering2
  3. 3Plant Biotechnology and Crop Improvement2
  4. 4Evolutionary Science2
  5. 5Environmental Biotechnology2
  6. 6Biostatistics2
  7. 7Bioinformatics2
  8. 8Laboratory Techniques II6
  9. *Total Credits20

SEMESTER III

  1. 1Virology2
  2. 2Tissue Engineering2
  3. 3Protein Engineering2
  4. 4Current Topics in Plant Biotechnology2
  5. 5Fermentation Technology2
  6. 6Term Paper & Seminar2
  7. 7Laboratory Techniques - III4
  8. *Total Credits16

SEMESTER IV

  1. 1*Neurosciences2
  2. 2*Cancer Biology2
  3. 3*Structural Biology2
  4. 4*Biochemical Engg.2
  5. 5Protocol/Thesis Presentation4
  6. 6Project/Thesis4
  7. *Total Credits12

Grand Total = 67 credits

* Choose any two courses out of four optional

Note: * A compulsory two credit course in Introduction to South Asia will be offered to first semester students.

 

 

Previous Year Question Papers

Eligibility & other Details


A 3-years Bachelor’s degree in Basic Sciences ( Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry & allied subjects) / Agriculture and allied sciences / Veterinary and allied sciences / Engineering (Biotechnology / Biochemical Technology / Biomedical Engg. / Chemical Engg.) or the MBBS degree, from an institution recognised by the government of the respective SAARC countries, with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate or an equivalent grade. Students, who have not studied Biology at Bachelor’s level, must have studied and passed Biology as a subject at 10+2 (12th Class) level.

Details regarding Entrance Test Question Paper:

The question paper will have two parts : Part – A; and Part – B. All questions will be multiple choice type with four choices of answer.

Part A – will contain 30 questions carrying one mark each. The paper will be of 10+2 (12th Class) level. This Part will have questions from Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Maths. Each subject will have 6 questions with a total of 30 questions. Candidates will be expected to attempt all questions from Part-A.

Part B – This part will contain total of 120 questions out of which the candidates will have to answer any 70 questions. Each question will carry one mark.

Part-B willhave 60 questions from the subjects of Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology,Immunology, Plant Sciences, Genetics, Microbiology, Botany and Zoology :(each will have about 7 – 8 questions); from Chemistry 30 questions, from Physics20 questions; and from Maths 10 questions.
Calculators and Log Tables may be used.
There will not be negative marking.

For Sample Questions, refer previous year’s question paper

Fee

Tuition fee at SAU is highly subsidized. Following is the fee structure payable by students coming from SAARC countries :

  1. Admission Fee (Non-Refundable)US $ 100(one time)
  2. Tuition Fee US $ 440 (per semester)
  3. Security Deposit (Refundable)US $ 100(one time)

Timetable – Monsoon Semester 2016


Semester I

Time Table Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00-10.00 am Tutorial(PS) Tutorial (DKS) Tutorial(RSA) Tutorial (YRP) Biochemistry (DKS)
10:00-11:00 am Biochemistry(DKS) Molecular Biology(RSA) Biochemistry (DKS) Molecular Biology (RSA) Introduction to South Asia
11:00-12:00 am Cell Biology(YRP) Cell Biology (YRP) Cell Biology(YRP) Molecular Genetics (NM) Introduction to South Asia
12:00-1:00 pm Microbiology (PS) Molecular Genetics(NM) Molecular Genetics (NM) Microbiology (PS) *
1:00-1:30 pm Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
1:30-5:30pm Lab Tech Lab Tech Lab Tech Mentorship (2:00-4:00 PM) Tutorial (NM) / Seminar
           

Semester III

Time Table Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00-10.00 am Fermentation Tech (AKR) Medical Biotech (VS) Adv. Plant Biotech (AM) Lab Tech III (9:00-6PM) Lab Tech III(9:00-6PM)
10:00-11:15 am Protein Engg. (RDG) Virology (RG) Medical Biotech (VS) Lab Tech III (9:00-6pm) Lab Tech III (9:00-6pm)
11:15-12:15 pm Virology (RG) Tutorial (VS) Fermentation Tech (AKR) Lab Tech III (9:00-6pm) Lab Tech III (9:00-6pm)
12:15-1:00 pm Tutorial (RG) Adv.Plant Biotech (AM) Protein Engg. (RDG) Lab Tech III (9:00-6pm) Lab Tech III (9:00-6pm)
1:00-2:00 pm Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
2:00-3:00pm Tutorial (RDG) Tutorial (AKR) Tutorial (AM) * *
3:00-5:00pm Mentorship Lab Tech III Lab Tech III * Seminar
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