Completed Projects

  • A project entitled “Effect of abiotic stresses on the natural enemies of crop pests: Trichogramma, Chrysoperla, Trichoderma and Pseudomonas, and mechanism of tolerance to these stresses”, has been awarded for a period of 3 years (2008-2011) funded by ICAR-NAIP.
  • A project entitled “Spatial and temporal metabolic profiling of tomato plants - implications & novel path for development of elite genotypes” has been awarded for a period of 3 years (2009-2012), funded by DBT.
  • A project entitled “Transcriptomics and proteomics for defining the santalol production in Santalum album” has been awarded for a period of three years (2009-2012), funded by DBT.
  • A project entitled “Developing High Oil Safflower by multigene engineering” has been awarded for a period of three years (2009-2012), funded by DBT.
  • A project entitled “Translational Research Center on Botanical Pesticides” has been sanctioned for a period of 3 years (2009-2012), funded by DBT.
  • The project entitled “Development of fermented functional food from Papaya” has been awarded for a period of three years (2010-2013), funded by DBT.
  • A project entitled “Deciphering cytotoxic, antioxidant and anticancer activity of chemically synthesized prenylated and non prenylated flavanoids”. Young Scientist Fast Track (2009-2012), funded by DST.
  • A project entitled “Chemically synthesized derivatives of Boswellic Acid as modulators of cytokine mediated cell signaling: implications in chronic inflammatory diseases” supported for 3years (2010-2013), funded by DBT.
  • A project entitled “Developing long chain Omega 3 fatty acids in safflower - A unique molecular approach for nutraceutical fortification” has been awarded for a period of three years (2013-2012), funded by DST.
  • A project entitled ‘Bioresource technology in India- biosurfactants as fungicides against zoosporic plant pathogens’ has been awarded for 3 years (2010-2013), funded from DBT.
  • A project entitled “Biological conversion of biodiesel byproduct Glycerol into useful products- Molecular Approaches” has been awarded for 3 years (2011-2014), funded from DBT.
  • A project entitled “Role of mitochondrial pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase (mtPDHK) and APETALA2 (AP2) in increasing the oil content in Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.)” has been awarded for 3 years (2011-2014), funded from DST.
  • A project entitled on “Pre-clinical studies of Human Mesenchymal Stem cells (MScs) isolated and characterized from different sources in autoimmune disease, namely rheumatoid arthritis and type 1 diabetes (TIDM)” has been awarded for 3 years (2010-2013), funded by DBT.
  • A project entitled “Metabolic Engineering of oil biosynthetic pathway in safflower (Carthamus tintorius) for fortification with Omega 3 FA" has been awarded for 3 years (2012-2015), funded by DBT.
  • A project entitled “Novel Approach for Microencapsulation of Probiotics” has been sanctioned for 3 years (2012-2015), funded by DBT.
  • A project entitled “Developing protocols for soybean transformation” has been sanctioned (2011-2013) in collaboration with CSIRO, Australia.
  • A project entitled “Effect of fermented papaya preparation in modulating neuroinflammation: implications in neurodegeneration” has been sanctioned for 3 years (2013-2016), funded by DBT.
  • A project entitled “Gene transfer and expression system studies of key Santalol pathway genes in Sandalwood cell culture system.” has been awarded for 3 years (2014-2017), funded by DBT.
  • A project entitled “Selective Inhibition of Zinc Transport Protein to Insulin- Novel Approach for Type 2 Diabetes” awarded for 3 years (2015-2018), Extra Mural Research (Individual Centric), funded by DST (SERB).