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Activities reflecting the goals and objectives of the Department
Biotechnology has grown tremendously providing opportunities for young aspirants to work. Biotechnology, fuelled by revolutionary developments in technology and research emerged as one of the biggest industrial phenomenon to storm India in the past decade. The Department provides a strong platform to make the students excelling in academic and to make them more employable in industry with necessary and adequate practical skills.

  • B. Sc under autonomous regulations.
  • M. Sc under Kuvempu University regulations.
  • M. Phil under Kuvempu University regulations.
  • PhD under Kuvempu University regulations.

Faculties

 

  • Dr. Ramesh C K
  • Dr. Prabhakar B.T
  • Guest Faculties
  • Name:  Dr. Ramesh C.K
  • Designation: Associate Professor and Head of Department
  • E-mail id: ckramck@gmail.com         
  • Qualification: M.Sc (Seri), M.Sc (Biotech), Ph.D
  • Date of Joining to Regular Service: 16/05/1998
  • Research Area of Specialization: Natural Products and Anti oxidants
  • Research projects: UGC Major Research Project- 01, Minor- 01
  • Number of Ph.D. candidates successfully completed: 06
  • Number of Ph.D. candidates currently working: 07
  • Number of M.Phil. candidates successfully completed: 08
  • Research Publications: 42
  • National journal: 11
  • International journal: 29
  • Proceedings: 02
  • Organization of seminar/workshop: 04
  • Membership of Professional Organization/Association:
    • Society of Biochemists of India- Life Member
    • Indian Science Congress- Life member
  • Any other information:
    • Qualified in SLET: 1996
    • First batch First rank in M. Sc (Sericulture), University of Mysore
    • First batch First rank in M.Sc (Biotechnology) ,DDE, Kuvempu University
    • National Merit Scholarship, 1988-1990
    • Best Out going student award, 1990 Dept. of Sericulture, Univ. of Mysore.
    • Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial fund New Delhi, Award, 1989-1990
    • BOS/BOE Member/Chairman-University of Mysore, Davanagere University, SJVP College, Sridevi Institute of technology, Kuvempu University and Sahyadri Science College.
    • UGC- NAAC co-ordinator in the College.
    • Served as co-ordinator UGC's NET/SLET coaching programme
    • International Visit: University of Mauritius, Mauritius, as visiting Scholar under agreement between TEC and UGC from Oct.2010 - Dec 2011.
  • Name: Dr. Prabhakar B.T
  • Designation: Assistant Professor
  • E-mail id: prabhakarbt@gmail.com
  • Phone No: 9632872467
  • Qualification: M.Sc, Ph.D
  • Date of Joining to Regular Service:14th July 2009
  • Research Area of Specialization:Cancer biology-angiogenesis, Apoptosis and endothelial cell signalling
  • Research projects: Major- 03
  • Research Publications:
    • National journal: 02
    • International journal: 10
  • Organization of seminar/workshop: 02
  • Membership of Professional Organization/Association:
      • Shock Society, USA,
      • Indian Science Congress
      • Society of Biochemistry, India.
  • Any other information:
      • Visiting Research Specialist University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA during Sep to Dec 2006.
      • Postdoctoral research Associate-University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago , USA. Dec 2006  to Oct 2009.
      • Young scientist award from VGST, Govt of Karnataka, Bangalore in 2012.

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Name

Qualification

Designation

Specialization

No. of Years of
Experience

1

Smt. Pallavi M

M.Sc., M.Phil (PhD)

Lecturer

Biotechnology

5

2

Ms. Asha Rani G.H

M.Sc., M.Phil

Lecturer

Biochemistry

9

3

Mr. AdityaRao S.J

M.Sc.,(PhD)

Lecturer

Bioinformatics

2

4

Ms. Anupama T.G

M.Sc.,

Lecturer

Biotechnology

2

5

Ms. Prabha P

M.Sc.,

Lecturer

Biotechnology

2

6

Ms. Swathi M.D

M.Sc.,

Lecturer

Biotechnology

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facilities

Infrastructural facilities
  • Two student’s labs,
  • Bioinformatics lab.
  • Staff room.
  • Research lab.
  • Plant Tissue Culture lab.
  • Animal cell culture lab.
  • Departmental library

Technology up gradation

  • Class rooms are provided with LCD Projectors for presentation
  • Biotech laboratories are equipped with 6 computers with internet facility, Printers, Photocopier etc.

Equipments

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Particulars

 

Sl. No

Particulars

1

PCR machine

22

Refrigerator

2

ELISA Reader

23

Glass 2 phase Distillation Unit

3

Refrigerated Centrifuge

24

Water Still

4

Electroconvulso meter

25

Microwave oven

5

Plethysmograph

26

UV trans illuminator

6

Laminar airflow

27

Green view electrophoresis with  trans illuminator (visible)

7

Incubator

28

Electrophoresis-horizontal

8

Autoclave (Vertical Model)

29

Electrophoresis- vertical

9

Water bath (Digital)

30

Western Blot assembly

10

Three in One printer

32

Micropipettes –All range

11

Rotary  vacuum Evaporator

33

Glass one phase distillation unit

12

Deep Freezer

34

Soxhlet apparatus

13

UV-  Spectrophotometer

35

Dry Bath

14

Trinoccular microscope

36

Gel Rocker

15

Table top Centrifuge

37

Compound Microscope

16

Visible Spectrophotometer

38

Analgesiometer

17

Hot Air Oven

39

Digital Photoactometer

18

Digital pH Meter

40

Electroconvulsometer

19

Digital Balance

41

Plathysmograph

20

Vortex mixer

 

21

Magnetic Stirrer

 

 

Research

  • Guides
  • Out Puts
  • Projects
  • Publications
  • Papers Presents
  • Conferences

 

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Name

Designation

1.

Dr. Ramesh C.K

Associate Professor

2.
Dr. Prabhakar B.T
Assistant Professor

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Name of the Faculty

M. Phil

PhD

Awarded

Ongoing

Awarded

Ongoing

1

Dr. Ramesh C.K

8

0

4

6

2
Dr. Prabhakar B.T
0
0
0
2

 

 

 

Major/ Minor Research Projects

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Title of the Project

Funding agency

Grants

Period
(From- To)

Status

1

Studies on the in- vitro seed germination of orchids of Shimoga

UGC

1, 00,000/-

2005-2007

Completed

2

Comparative Studies of phytoconstituents and their medicinal   properties   in different species of Mulberry.

UGC

10, 35,400/-

2009-2012

Ongoing

3

Mechanism based validation of novel bioactive compounds from helicteres isora - Role in anti - angiogenic therapy

UGC

13,17,800/-

2012-2015

Ongoing

4

Studies on altered gene expression profile of mammary carcinoma induced by   Bioactive compounds isolated from Helictres isora.- Role in  antiangiogenesis

VGST

4, 00,000/-

2011-2013

Ongoing

5

Elucidation of Molecular Mechanism Underlying Antiangiogeneic Pathway by Screening of Novel Bioactive Molecules from Traditional Medicinal Plants

DST

23,000,00/-

2012-2015

Ongoing

Dr. Ramesh C.K:
  • National conference on Environmentalists association on Environmental science and Technology for Sustainable development, held on 18 to 20th of January 2009 at Govt. College for women, Srikakulam A.P.
  • National symposium on Genes and human environment XIX annual conference of EMSI, held on 08 to 10th February 1994, at Dept. of Zoology, Osmania University, Hyderabad
  • International conference on Advances in biosciences: from Darwin to dolly and beyond… held on 12th 13th and 14th February 2009 at Dept. of Zoology, Yeshwant Mahavidhyala, Nanded Maharashtra
  • National level technical seminar on Emerging trend in biotechnology held on 16th May 2009 at G.M Institute of Technology Davanagere
  • National seminar on Zoology, life process and nanotechnology held on 8th 9th and 10th February 2010 at Goa University.

Dr.Prabhakr B T

  • Genetic Evidence for PKC  Signaling in Thrombin-Induced NF-  B Activation in Endothelial Cells. Vandana Singh, Prabhakar B. Thippegowda, Premanand C Sundivakkam, Stephen M Vogel, Asrar B Malik, Richard D Ye and Chinnaswamy Tiruppathi. Experimental Biology Conference.  Anaheim, CA, USA. - April 24-28 2010.
  • Ca2+ influx via TRPC channels induces NF-κB-dependent A20 expression to prevent thrombin-induced apoptosis in endothelial cells. Prabhakar B. Thippegowda, Vandana Singh, Premanand C. Sundivakkam, Jiaping Xue, Asrar B. Malik, and Chinnaswamy Tiruppathi. Shock Society conference , Sandiego , Texas. 2009.
  • TRPC-1 knockdown abrogates nuclear factor-kB-dependent anti-apoptotic gene expression induced by thrombin in endothelial cells Prabhakar Bettadathunga Thippegowda, Chinnaswamy Tiruppathi, Jiaping Xue, Premanand Sundivakkam, Vandna Singh and Asrar B Malik. Experimental biology Conference. Sandieago USA, April 2008.
  • Caveolin-1 Scaffolding Domain Regulates Store-Operated Calcium Influx by Interacting with IP3R and TRPC1 in endothelial cells Premanand Sundivakkam, Chinnaswamy Tiruppathi, Prabhakar Bettadathunga Thippegowda, Angela Kwiatek, Tiffany T Sharma, Richard D Minshall and Asrar B Malik. Experimental biology Conference. Sandieago USA, April 2008.
  • Mechanism of inhibition of peritoneal angiogenesis by Butyrate in EAT bearing mice is mediated by Sp1 transcription factor Salimath, B. P., Thippeswamy G., Prabhakar B. T., Prasanna Kumar S. and Sheela M.L. The 2006 Miami Nature Biotechnology Winter Symposium Angiogenesis in Cancer and Vascular Disease Wyndham Miami Beach Resort Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida. USA.
  • BuA induced expression of phosphatase is a down stream target for caspase –3 mediated apoptosis in Ehrlich ascites tumor cells. Prabhakar B.T, Madesh Belakavadi, Bharathi P. Salimath. 3rd national symposium on venoms and toxins held in Department of Biochemistry, Mansagangothri, Mysore. January 23-24, 2004.
  • Dietary fiber derived butyric acid induces expression of novel tumor suppressor gene with Phosphatase activity” Prabhakar B.T,  Bharathi P. Salimath. National seminar on emerging trends in Applied Botany and Biotechnlogy held in Department of studies in Applied Botany and Biotechnology Manasagaothri, Mysore from 4 th November to 6 th November 2004.
  • VEGF as prognostic marker in cancer. Prabhakar B.T, Shivakumar S., Jayasgree K., Rajan, M.G.R., Bharathi P. Salimath.  Indian Science Congress.  January 3rd –7th  2005 Ahmedabad, India.
  • Antiangiogenic effect of 2-benzoyl–phenoxy acetamide in EAT cell is mediated by HIF-1α and down regulation of VEGF. Prabhakar B T, Shukath Ara Khanum. Bharathi P. Salimath. National symposium on Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry, October 5th –7th 2005. Mysore.  Indi

List of conferences/ symposia organized by the Department.

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Seminar/ symposium

Date

1

National symposium on “Emerging Trends in Biotechnology”

20th & 21st March 2010

2

State level symposium on “Treatise on Contemporary Molecular Biology”

9th May 2011

3
National level conference on Biotechnology in Healthcare- Bench to Bedside
27th & 28th September 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

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