About the Cell

About the Cell

The thrust area of research of the Department includes three major disciplines such as :

Medical Microbiology, Food Microbiology, Agricultural and Environmental Microbiology and Applied Microbiology. Specific area of research currently going on includes following :

Medical Microbiology:

  1. Human Microbiota & Probiotics
  2. Ayurvedic Microbiology
  3. Immunology
  4. Biosensor technology for disease diagnosis
  5. Bioprospecting Microbial diversity
  6. Antibiotic Resistance
  7. Microbial Enzymes
  8. Bio-Nanotechnology
  9. Herbal medicine
  10. Pharmaceutical microbiology

Food Microbiology:

  1. Bioprospecting of Probiotics
  2. Microbial digestive enzymes
  3. Bio active components in foods – Antioxidants and phytochemicals
  4. Toxicological studies in foods and food products
  5. Diet in Health and Diseases
  6. Food processing, safety, and quality management

Agricultural and Environmental Microbiology:

  1. Microbial degradation of biomedical, agricultural, and industrial wastes and environmental pollutants, environmental carcinogenesis, and mutagenesis
  2. Soil microbiology and microbial ecology
  3. Heavy metal bioremediation
  4. Bioremediation of Hydrocarbons
  5. Bioactive natural products
  6. Plant antimicrobials
  7. Bioprospecting of Millets

Applied Microbiology:

  1. Industrial Application of biotechnology
  2. Biotechnologically relevant enzymes and proteins
  3. Removal of aflatoxins for food
  4. Microbial production of chemicals and pharmaceuticals