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List of research projects: 

Year

 

PIs

Name of the Project

Name of

Funding

Agency

Total Grant

Received 

(in lakhs)

20092012

Dr. Savita Jandaik

Studies on genetic variability in Ganoderma lucidum to study elite strain for commercial purposes

DST

14.0

2011-15

Dr. Anuradha

Sourirajan

Identification of substrates for S. cerevisiae Polo- like kinase (PLK), Cdc5 during meiotic cell division.

DBT 

45.47

2012-15

Dr. Umar Farooq

Prevalence and Characterization of Echinococcus granulosus strains isolated in Himachal Pradesh  

ICMR

35.0

Year

 

PIs

Name of the Project

Name of

Funding

Agency

Total Grant

Received 

(in lakhs)

2012-15

Dr. Anuradha Sourirajan Co-PI: Dr.

Kamal Dev

Identification and Characterization of Medicinal Plants of North-West Himalayas with Synergistic Effects on Traditional Antibiotics to Control Clinical Bacterial Infections.

SERB/DST

22.7

2012-15

Dr. Saurabh Kulshrestha 

Identification of genes involved in pathogenesis of Rosellinia necatrix causing white root rot on apple

DST

23.0

2014-17

Dr. Saurabh Kulshrestha 

Identification and characterization of hypovirulence factors from Rosellinia nectarix causing white root rot in apple.

DBT

 28.7

2014-17

Dr. Astha

Tripathi

(PI), Dr

Saurabh

Kulshrestha

(Co-PI)

Isolation and identification of bioactive compounds from wild mushrooms for new drug discovery

DBT

16.0

Approved

Dr. Umar Farooq

Role of Th17 and Treg  Cells in Pathogenicity and immunity of P. falciparum infection  

ICMR

80.0

Approved

Dr. Reena

Saini (PI) & Dr.

Neeraj

Mahindroo

(CO-PI)

Evaluation of withanolide lactones as immunomodulators to induce granulysin expression in immune cells conferring cytotoxicity towards cancerous cells

DBT

25.0

Approved

Dr Astha Tripathi

Cultivation of wild edible mushrooms with functional properties of performance enhance

LSRB

20.0

 

 

 

TOTAL

309.87

 List of Student projects

Year

PIs

Name of the Project

Name of Funding Agency

Grant

Received 

20102015

Ms. Varsha Rani under the

supervision of Dr Kamal Dev

Characterization of betagalactosidase from thermophilic bacteria.

DST(INSPIRE)

17.0 Lakhs

20102015

Mr. Jitender Kumar under the supervision of Dr D. R. Sharma

In vitro culture standardization of

Podophyllum hexandrum

for production of

Podophyllotoxin.

UGC –RGNF

17.0 Lakhs

20112016

Ms. Nazam Khan under the

supervision of Dr Umar Farooq

Identification and characterization of promiscuous peptides from vaccine candidate antigen of P. falciparum by using In silico approach.

UGC –MANF

17.0 Lakhs

20142018

Ms. Tanvi Gupta under the

supervision of Dr

Saurabh

Kulshrestha

Identification and characterization of mycoviruses capable of inducing hypovirulence in isolates of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum

DST(INSPIRE)

17.0 Lakhs

20142018

Ms. Neha under the supervision of Dr Umar Farooq

Role of Th-17 and Tregulatory cells in pathogenesis and immunity in Salmonella typhii infection

DST(INSPIRE)

 

17.0 Lakhs

20122016

Ms. Poonam Kumar under the supervision of Dr Savita Jandaik

Isolation characterization, immobilization and application of an alkaliphilic thermotolerant protease

UGC –RGNF

17.0

20132017

Ms. Bharti under the supervision of Dr P.C. Sharma

Phenotypic and genotypic characterizations of Extended spectrum beta lactamase (ESBL)  producing MDR isolates of pseudomonas aeruginosa from clinical case in Himachal Pradesh

UGC –RGNF

s

17.0

 

 

 

TOTAL

119.0 Lakhs

Details of Inter institutional research project

S.

No.

Project Title

Fundin

g

Agency

PI

Co-PI

Grant amount

1

Role of Th-17 and Tregulatory cells in pathogenesis and immunity in  Plasmodium falciparum  infection

ICMR

 

1. Dr. Umar Farooq,

M.Sc.,

Ph.D,  Associate Professor,Microbiolog y,ShooliniUniversity, 

 Solan, HP

2.Dr.R.Sehgal,

M.D.,Professor, Deptt.

Of Parasitology,

PGIMER, Chandigarh 

3. Dr. J. Mahanta,

MD,Director Regional

Medical Research  Centre (ICMR)

Dibrugarh,Assam.

1. Dr. R.C.

Mahajan,MD.

Emeritus

Professor,

Dept. of

Parasitology,

PGIMER,

Chandigarh     2. Dr. P. K.

Mohapatra,

M.D.  Deputy Director/Scient ist F Regional

Medical

Research

Centre (ICMR) Dibrugarh, Assam.

80.0 Lakh

 

School of Bioengineering and Food Technology

List of faculty R&D projects granted by different funding agencies

S.

No.

Title of the Project

Investigator

Funding agency

 Year

Amount

 (lakh)

1.

Process optimization for recovery and purification of Zein and xanthophyll’s (resp. valuable maize proteins and pigments) and its stability application in food products. 

Dr. Dinesh

Kumar (PI) &

Dr. Somesh

Sharma (Co-

PI)

DBT

2013-16

 16.20

2.

Isolation, Optimization and cloning of nitrilase of thermophilic isolate from hot springs of Himachal Pradesh and its application in mandelic acid synthesis. 

Dr. Amit Seth (PI)

DST

2013-16

 18.00

3.

Utilization of Wild Himalayan Fig for the sustainable livelihood of weaker sections of the society in mid hill region of Himachal Pradesh.

Dr. Somesh

Sharma (PI)

& Dr. Pankaj

Kumar

Chauhan (Co-

PI)

DST

2014-17

 18.55

4.

Identification of genes conferring beneficial bio fertilizer and biocontrol activities in plantgrowth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) for crop improvement

Dr. Adesh K

Saini (PI)

DST

2013-16

 23.4

 

Details of International research project

 

Faculty (PI)

 Sponsoring Agency

 Title of project 

Rs.

(lakhs)

Period

 

Collaborating Institutes

 Dr.  

Adesh 

Saini       

Indo New Zealand project by

DSTMBIE 

Testing for the

Efficacy of  Functional Foods:

Collaborative Development of an Assay to Determine impacts of Foods on

Antioxidant

Activity    

64.80

 

2013-15

 

Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences;

Prof. Christine

Winterbourn,

University of Otago,

ChristChurch,

Newzealand ;

Dr. Vikas Kumar, Center for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (CCMP),

Bangalore

Sanctioned Project

S.No.

Title of the Project

Funding agency

Amount (lakh)

1.

Infrastructure Creation for B.Tech Food Technology under HRD scheme

MoFPI

73.71

 

Sanctioned Project recommended for funding  

S.No.

Title of the Project

Funding agency

Amount 

1.

Creation of Food Testing Laboratory  (letter received, Grant to be released)

MoFPI

Approx. 3 crore