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Department of Biotechnology

Department of Biotechnology

Department of Biotechnology

The Department of Biotechnology, AMET University with a long history of teaching and research experience is offering postgraduate and research programs such as

M.Sc., Marine Biotechnology
M.Phil., Marine Biotechnology (Part time & Full time)
M.Phil., Marine Microbiology (Part time & Full time)
Ph.D., Marine Biotechnology (Part time & Full time)
The Department is equally strengthened with both experienced and young faculty members with vast research experience and credible publications. The Department is seriously engaged in research on

Marine Microbial Diversity
Enzyme technology
Secondary metabolites from marine organisms
Marine Bioproducts and Bioprocess Technology
Quorum sensing, probiotics and bioplastics
with a core theme of “bioactive molecules from marine resources”. List of ongoing and completed research projects. We are also maintaining a Culture Collection Centre to preserve marine microorganisms which were isolated and characterized in our Department by both our post graduate students and research scholars. Totally we are maintaining 745 marine associated bacteria, 372 marine actinomycetes and 45 marine associated fungi. The Department also has research collaborations with seven Research Institutions both in India and abroad such as University of Boros, Sweden; ARMATS Biotek, Chennai; Plant Pathology Division, UPASI TRF TRI, Valparai; CAS in Botany, University of Madras; Al Ameen College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Bangalore; Arulmigu Meenakshi Amman College of Engineering, Kanchipuram and Vel Sri Ranga Sanku College (Arts and Science), Chennai (Details of collaborative research activities). The Department also runs an Out-sourcing Unit for bacteria identification using 16 S rRNA sequencing. We are establishing to have Memorandum of Understandings with a academic institution and a Biotech Industry in India.

Research Fellowship for full time PhD Scholars
A Full time Research Fellwoship was instituted by Dr. J. Ramachandran, Chairman, AMET University during 2010. Ms. S. Sangeetha, Full time PhD Research Scholar of our Department was awarded with this fellowship since October 2010.

The Department of Biotechnology, AMET University is enriched with specialized facilities like Gradient PCR machine, UV – Visible spectrophotometer, Refrigerated centrifuges, Western blotting apparatus, Environmental shaker, UV transilluminator, Microfuges, Electrophoretic apparatuses, Refractometer, Chromatography aids and Solvent extraction apparatus. Besides, the Department is well equipped with very essential instruments for Microbiology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology works.

Department of Biotechnology
AMET University
135, East Coast Road,
Kanathur - 603112, India


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