Research Programs

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Characterization of the active molecular repertoire in the stress regulation of black pepper

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Molecular characterization of plant type III polyketide synthase involved in the biosynthesis of medicinally important phenylpropanoids

Current Research Grants

  • 2018 2015

    Characterization of key structural genes involved in flavonoid synthesis in Indian Gooseberry, (Emblica officinalis Gaertn)
    Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment [KSCSTE]

  • 2018 2015

    Cataloguing of micro RNAs and elucidation of its role in stress adaptation/response in black pepper
    Department of Biotechnology [DBT]

Research Grants Completed

    1. Identification and functional validation of Type III PKS from A. marmelos involved in anthranilic acid derived alkaloid biosynthesis.
      Department of Science & Technology [DST] 2012-2015

    2. Evaluation of differentially expressed miRNAs during biotic stress in black pepper.
      Council of Scientific and Industrial Research [CSIR] 2011-2014

    3. A database of Type III Polyketide Synthase protein structures with specific catalytic function utilizing structural bioinformatic methods.
      Department of Information Technology, Government of India. 2008-2011

    4. Genetic transformation of ginger to improve fungal resistance against Pythium aphanidermatum.
      Department of Science & Technology, Government of India 2007-2010

    5. Isolation and full length cloning of abiotic stress induced CDPK gene and its promoter.
      Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment [KSCSTE] 2006-2009

    6. Tissue specific expression of antifungal gene in Piper nigrum L.
      Department of Biotechnology [DBT] 2005-2008

    7. Genetic transformation studies in Piper nigrum L.
      Department of Biotechnology [DBT] 2002-2005

    8. Expression of Hepatitis B surface antigen in CucumissativusL.
      Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment [KSCSTE] 2002-2005

    9. Improvement of spices crop by biotechnological intervention.
      Department of Biotechnology, Government of India (multi institutional)

    10. Field evaluation of tissue cultured plants of spices and assessment of their genetic stability using molecular methods.
      Department of Biotechnology, Government of India (Collaborative project with IISR) 2000-2003

    11. Developmental techniques for the mass multiplication of rare medicinal plants through in vitromethods.
      NATP 2001-2004

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