Research Areas in Various Departments/Centres/Schools

Department of Biochemical Engg. & Biotechnology [Code BEZ]

  • Microbial and Enzyme Engineering :

    Analysis and design of microbial and enzyme reactors for production of industrially important products such as biofuels, industrial enzymes, biopolymers, organic solvents, biofertilizers and biopesticides etc.; development of bio-sensors for detection of various analytes; application of artificial neural networks for control of bio processes.

  • Bioseparation and down stream processing :

    Membrane separation techniques, chromatographic separation techniques, water purification etc.

  • Animal and plant cell culture :

    Development of cell culture techniques for cultivation of plant and animal cells in specialized reactors for production of therapeutic compounds.

  • Environmental Biotechnology :

    The development of reactors and processes for stabilization of organic and industrial wastes.

  • Biochemistry and molecular biology :

    Industrial enzymes, development of recombinant clones for over-production of enzymes and metabolites; development of expression systems in bacteria and yeasts; bioenergetics and biological molecular machines; chaperone-mediated proteins folding of native and recombinant proteins; protein conformation study and structure-function relationship using biophysical methods; application of bio-informatic tools for development of bioprocesses.