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Department of Biotechnology

Year of Establishment : 2003

Office Phone : +91-8669609246

Email : [email protected]

Preamble:

The Department is one of the pioneers in Marine Biotechnology teaching and research in the country and has had the added distinction of being DST-FIST sponsored (2008-13). It all started off in the year 1988, when the DBT (Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India) identified Goa University as the first institution for running the nationally sponsored HRD programme of M.Sc. in Marine Biotechnology. Thus emerged this fledgling project under the then Department of Marine Sciences, as the 6th nationally identified Centre for postgraduate teaching under the DBT-HRD Biotechnology programmes. Soon arrived the time for it to move on, growing from strength to strength and providing the base for establishment of a full-fledged Department of Biotechnology at Goa University in the year 2003. The programme has been continuously funded to date by the DBT (Govt. of India), right from its inception in the year 1988.


The students, enrolled solely through the DBT-instituted national selection process and hailing from the length and breadth of the country, while bringing in a wave of cultural variety to the tiny state of Goa, were academically nourished in their little nest and flew out with the label of Goa University alumni, bringing laurels to their alma mater as they shot forth in their career path. A glimpse of the whereabouts of a few of them appears through this window: (Click Here)


Thrust areas:

  • Applied Enzymology, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Marine viruses, Bioinformatics of marine bacteria and viruses.
  • Marine Microbiology, Biogeochemical processes in mangroves and salt pans, Hypersaline bacteria
  • Bioprospecting of halophiles, Psychrophiles and SRB for bioactive metabolites and their biotechnological applications: diversity, bioinoculants, bioremediation
  • Hydrolytic enzymes of potential commercial significance from marine microbes, Biological oceanographic processes
  • Bioremediation of environmental pollutants, Bioprospecting for bioactive and biotechnologically significant products from marine derived bacteria and halophilic archaea, metal interactions in halophilic archaea and eubacteria
  • Biochemical processes, Protein chemistry, Cationic peptides from mangrove and herbal sources
  • Algal Biotechnology, Biofuels, Sustainable development
  • Microbial Physiology, Immunology, Industrial Microbiology, Agricultural Microbiology
  • Microbial and Fermentation Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology and Waste management,
  • Biosensor development, Biomaterials, Nanomaterials for biological applications, Fluorescent protein engineering & Light microscopy

 

Academic programmes leading to a Degree / Diploma / Certificate :

Programme Programme Director Intake
M.Sc. BiotechnologyTime Table | Syllabus -28
M.Sc. Marine BiotechnologyTime Table | Syllabus -30
Ph.D. Biotechnology--

Faculty:

Name Designation Areas of Interest
Sanjeev C. GhadiProfessorApplied Enzymology, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Savita S. KerkarProfessorMarine Microbiology, Biogeochemical processes in mangroves and salt pans. Hypersaline bacteria; Bioprospecting halophiles, psychrophliles and SRB for bioactive metabolites and their biotechnological applications: diversity, bioinoculants, bioremediation
Dviti D. MapariAssistant ProfessorMicrobial Physiology, Immunology, Industrial Microbiology, Agricultural Microbiology
Usha D. MuraleedharanProfessorBiochemistry (Enzymology); Biological Oceanographic Processes
Meghanath PrabhuAssistant ProfessorGeneral biotechnology, Microbial and Fermentation Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology and Waste Management, Algal Biotechnology, Bio-fuels, Sustainable Development
Sanika Darshan SamantAssistant ProfessorBioremediation of Environmental pollutants, Bioprospecting for bioactive and biotechnologically significant products from marine derived bacteria and halophilic archaea, metal interactions in halophilic archaea and eubacteria.
Dhermendra Kumar TiwariUGC - Assistant ProfessorBiosensor development, Biomaterials, Nanomaterials for biological applications, Fluorescent protein engineering & Light microscopy

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