UGC- Major Research Projects
Department of Microbiology is sanctioned with two U.G.C major research project entitled in the Studies on cold active pectinases from diverse sources and Screening and evaluation of Phytochemicals for quorum quenching activity against pathogenic bacteria .
The faculty of Microbiology has participated and presented 3 research papers in at International conference.
The Department held meetings of the Science Club every Wednesday morning. The activities encouraged by the club during the academic year 2012-13 were:
“October is for Oncology” Event: Throughout the month we discussed various factors related to cancer. The finale event was presentations by several students on different topics about recent advances in our understanding of cancer.
“November is for Nutrition” Event: Throughout the month we discussed various factors related to diet and nutrition. The finale event was presentations by several students on different topics about diet as a companion program for the “Master Chef” competition to provide awareness about “Nutritional Facts” during the Yuvamahotsav Celebrations in December 2012.
“December is for Discoveries” Event: The year 2012 marked the 50th year of award of Nobel Prize to Watson, Crick, and Wilkins for solving the structure of DNA. The students worked on preparing 3-D models of DNA, including a 7-feet model of metal and plywood. The students displayed these models during the Bhavanostav Celebrations in January 2013. Seeing the student interest in this topic, staff members conducted a “DNA Puzzle” quiz event at that time.
In addition, students paid tributes to the Noble Prize winners of 2013 by reading our their contributions during the assembly, and by posting descriptions of their work on the Notice Board.
“Nutrition Desks” at YuvaMahotasav
DNA model displayed at Bhavanotsav
Guest Lectures :
A guest lecture on “Food safety Rules in India” was conducted by Dr. Ganesh, NCML on 11th July 2012 for M.Sc and B.Sc Microbiology students. The lecture focused on Mandatory safety measures to be adopted by food production units.
Dr.G.V.S.R.K. Choudary, BVC, Department of Physics enlightened both M.Sc and B.Sc Microbiology students on Nanotechnology and its application in biology on 5-1-13. read more..
Dr. R.HemaLatha, MD Dy Director, NIN delivered a lecture on “Nutrition, Life Style, Diseases And Health” on 21st January 2013. The lecture highlighted the different risks of life style diseases and stressed on significance of dietary measures. read more..
An educational trip to Institute of preventive medicine (IPM) was organized for MSc Microbiology previous and final year students. The diagnostic procedures for various medical samples were demonstrated for students in Microbiology, Haemotology, Serology, Biochemistry labs. They also visited the Rabies vaccine unit , blood bank and water analysis units. read more..
Achievements of Microbiology Department in 2012-2013.
Dr.K.Anuradha , Head, Department of Microbiology was awarded with Ph.D degree on the topic entitled “Studies on Microbial pectinases from Aspergillus awamori MTCC 9166 using low cost substrates” in May 2012,Dept.of Microbiology, Osmania University, Hyderabad.
Dr.S.P.Sreedhar Bhattar is consultant for “Bio care Aqua Systems”-Mineral water plant.
Dr.P.NagaPadma is sanctioned with U.G.C major research project entitled "Studies on cold active pectinases from diverse sources” with an amount of Rs.12,96,800/ in the year 2012.
Dr. P. Naga Padma co- authored a text book of Applied Microbiology for -B.Sc III year in 2012 which was published by Telugu Akademi.
Dr.J.Sarada is sanctioned with U.G.C major research project entitled " Screening and evaluation of Phytochemicals for quorum quenching activity against pathogenic bacteria“with an amount of Rs.14,08,300/ in the year 2012.
Mrs.Aparna.Y Qualified in State level eligibility test (SET-2012) for lecturership.Dr.K.Anuradha and Mrs.Aparna.Y published a research paper on Prevalance of Thyroiditis among the population of Hyderabad and Secunderabad regions-A survey report in International journal of Medicine and Health care Vol 1
Ms Shvaita Maduri, M.Sc Microbiology student of 2010-12 batch secured Osmania University Gold medal. She is presently pursuing her doctoral programme at IIT, Kharagpur
Research scholars Uma Kranthi, B.Srinivas and K.Divya presented papers at “Global meet of Biologists & Satellite conference on vector control and Management:Present status and future strategies” held on 26th 28th December 2012 organized by Department of Zoology, Osmania University and IICT.
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