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June 2nd, 2016, 10:12 AM
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Re: IIT Chennai Genetic Engineering

No buddy Department of Biotechnology of Indian Institute of Technology, Madras does not offer Genetic Engineering for students here I will get the details so that you can have idea.

The Department of Biotechnology of Indian Institute of Technology, Madras offer inter-disciplinary and collaborative research activities by the help of faculty member which were well funded through extra-mural research funding from government agencies like CSIR, DAE, DBT, DST, etc.

Research areas
Bioprocess Engineering
Applied Microbiology and Industrial Biotechnology
Development of microbial strains and processes for the production of commercially important biologicals
Microbial interactions involving biofilm formation, degradation of polymers and detoxification of heavy metals in water

Cellular Engineering for Enhanced Bioprocess Productivity
Investigation of microbial physiology and bioprocess productivity under stress
Engineering and analysis of metabolic networks
Analysis of genetic networks

Bioreaction Engineering
Bioreactor modelling and simulation
Bioreactor state estimation and control
Development of bioreactor strategies and scale-up
Photo-bioreactor for algal biomass cultivation

Chemical Biology
Bioorganic Chemistry
Biocatalytic preparation of enantiomerically pure active pharmaceutical ingredients
Green chemistry: employing enzymes in organic transformations
Development of novel biosensors

Surface modification of polymers for biomedical applications.
Polymer therapeutics for infectious diseases
In-situ forming hydrogels for wound dressings
siRNAs delivery and chemical genetics
Conferring drug like properties on siRNAs through conjugating peptide mini vectors
Diversity oriented synthesis of marine natural products

Drug Design
Design and synthesis of novel non-hydroxamic acid HDAC inhibitors
Synthesis of chalcones and pyrozolines for novel antibacterials
Synergy between Antibiotics eugenol combination

Molecular enzymology
Structure and function studies of hydrolases of industrial importance

Computational Biology
Molecular computation
Structural bioinformatics of enzymes
Comparative genomics of G-protein coupled receptors
Molecular modelling of enzyme-substrate / enzyme-inhibitor interactions
Generalization of phenomenology of Protein folding and unfolding
Computational biophysics and green chemistry
Systems biology
Statistical physics of biological systems
Structure-based drug discovery
Quantitative Structure Activity Relationships (QSAR)

Computational Neuroscience
Modelling Basal Ganglia and Parkinsons decease
Computational Cardiology: Networks, Adaptation, Oscillations in Cardiovascular System

Medical Biotechnology
Cancer biology
Understanding of SMAD independent signal transduction pathway in human cancer
Role of select Micro-RNAs in cervical cancer
Designing potentialy novel inhibitors as anti-cancer drugs
Understanding the role of GTPases in ribosome biogenesis in relation to cancer
Signalling mechanisms in cancer cells
Cardiovascular genetics
Identification and characterization of candidate genes and genotypes underlying pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases.

Vascular biology
Immuno therapeutic Neovascularization
Endothelial Dysfunction
Endothelial Barrier Function

Molecular virology
Mechanism of HIV Pre-Integration Complex (PIC) nuclear import
Signals in PICs that regulate its nuclear import
Role of MAPK/ERK-2 on HIV pathogenesis
Developing rapid assay for diagnosis of nascent HIV infections

Stem cells proliferation
Role of Hematopoietic permissive and inductive microenvironment in bone marrow in context to proliferation of stem cells
Role of osteoblast in the proliferation of stem cell
Signal Transduction and Protein Structure-Function
Mechanism of signal transduction by novel GPCRs.
Studying signal transduction by understanding protein-protein interaction.
Calcium binding proteins and role in signal transduction
Congenital Heart defects

Ion channels: Structure and function
Probing the structural and functional domains of the acid sensing ion channel
Role of gap junctions in Ischemic heart disease

Biomedical Engineering Biomechanics / Ergonomics

Biomechanical modelling
Bone re-modelling
Occupational biomechanics (Sports, Army)
Human system interface

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
IIT P.O., Chennai 600 036

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