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Department of Biochemistry

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The biochemistry is the basic language of all biological, sciences and is inevitable part of all life science disciplines and modern biology like system and synthetic biology. The sequencing of human genome will provide a unique opportunity for biochemistry at the cutting edge of genomics, proteomics, post-genomics, interdisciplinary research and bioinformatics. So, the major emphasize of biochemistry is to understanding the basic clues of biological systems for better understandings. The interdisciplinary approach will help tremendously to medical science and nutritional sciences (relationship between the nutrients and the human health.

Since its inception in 2004, the Department provides advanced infrastructural facilities for both quality research & teaching. It offers courses for B.Sc and M.Sc. in the form of various medical and non-medical combinations which is inspired by “Meta-concept of University Education” which will be introduced by Human Resource Development Ministry in India in the near future. The main purpose is that, future students can be groomed for multidisciplinary “New Biology”. The students of Biochemistry department have qualified various competitive exams conducted at national and international level and perused advanced studies and research activities in National and International research institutes of repute.

Biochemistry department offered them various theory, practical classes and research projects. Many students of the Department have been able to compete successfully in the national level tests like CSIR-UGC NET, ICMR-JRF, PGIMER Entrance and Combined Test for M.Sc Biotechnology courses conducted by JNU Delhi, CET (Punjab University Chandigarh) and GATE (IIT). The department has well qualified faculties and having doctoral degrees in their corresponding subjects with specialization in the various fields of Biochemistry and Biotechnology. The faculty are well versed and abreast with the modern knowledge of the subjects and latest developments in the field of Biochemistry.

 

Course offered

      Department offers courses in form of various combinations in BSc, which is for Three years duration

  • Biochemistry, Botany and Zoology
  • Biochemistry, Chemistry and Botany
  • Biochemistry, Chemistry and Zoology
  • Biochemistry, Chemistry and physics
  • Biochemistry , Chemistry and Mathematics
  • Biochemistry, Physics and Mathematics
  • Biochemistry, Physics and statistics
Courses Offered Duration Seats Academic Qualification Mode of admission
Bachelor of Science 3 year(semester system) 40 The candidate should have passed 10+2 system of examination with Medical or Nonmedical background with at least 50% marks Merit Based
Diploma in Medical Lab Technology
(UGC Community College)
1 year(semester system 60 Passed 10+ 2 in any stream Merit Based
Faculty 

The teachers are well versed and abreast with the modern knowledge of the subjects and latest developments in the fields of biochemistry.

 

Name & Email No. of Publications with ISSN number No. of Books with ISBN number Oral/
poster present-
ation
Conferences/
seminar
attended
Workshop attended Refresher/
Orientation courses /FDP attended
Area of Specialization
Dr Akhlash P Singh
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13 -- 02 15 05 02 Genomics and Proteomics
Dr Nidhi Mittal
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09 -- 2+2 10 05 02 Biochemistry(Enzymology)
Shivani Ghai 04 -- 04 13 03 -- Agricultural Microbiology

 

List of Ongoing/Completed Research Projects By the Faculty
Name of the PI/ Co-PI Title of the Project Duration Funding Agency
Dr. Akhlash P Singh A proteomic, physiological and biochemical based study of early expressed low abundant proteins and antioxidant defense system during water stress in wheat leaf 03 year UGC- New Delhi
Dr. Akhlash P Singh Proteomics and biochemical study of guava fruit ripening 02 years DST
Dr Nidhi Mittal To explore the potential of Endomyocopsis capsularis for industrial applications 03 year UGC- New Delhi

 

Infrastructure 
  • Labs: 02 (31’.3” x 26’)

Equipments

Real Time PCR (Invitrogen)
2D-Gel electrophoresis( GE )
Ekta prime protein purification systems(GE)
Agarose gel electrophoresis(GE)
Spectrophotometer(Shimadsu) and GE
Flame photometer
Mini protean(Bio-Rad)
De-freezer (-20) 2
Electronic Balance(2)
Centrifuges(Eppendroff and Sigma)
Refrigerators
Table Centrifuge
Power supply (2)
Mini protean Ruby (GE)
Chemical and consumable (Sigma, Bio-Rad and Merck)
Photo colorimeter -1

 

Departmental activities

The departments organize the three annual features every year

  • Workshop on 2D gel electrophoresis
  • Workshop on chromatographic methods
  • Real-time PCR
  • Special lectures in the field of Biochemistry
Seminars/Conferences/Workshops organized
Title of conference/
seminar/
workshop
Funding agency National/
International
Year
National Symposium on Biotechnology: Innovation and Challenges DBT, New Delhi National Feb. 6th, 2010
Workshop on Gel Electrophoresis DBT, New Delhi National 8th March, 2010
Workshop on Application of one and two gel electrophoresis and western blot in detection of proteins in biological sample DBT, New DelhiNational National 27-28th Jan., 2011
Workshop on Protein Purification by Chromatography Methods DBT, New Delhi National 13th February, 2012
Workshop on Application of Real Time PCR DBT, New Delhi National 21-22nd February, 2013
Workshop on 2D Gel Electrophoresis DBT, New Delhi National 4th March, 2013
Workshop on Protein purification by different chromatographic methods DBT, New Delhi National 8th February, 2013
Science Fest Biorhythm 2014 – The New Dimension DBT, New Delhi National Feb. 11th, 2014 
Workshop on Protein purification by different 2D Electrophoresis Technique DBT, New Delhi National February 04-05, 2014
Workshop on Application of RT PCR in Plant Sciences DBT, New Delhi National February 13-14, 2014
Workshop on Protein purification by different Chromatographic methods DBT, New Delhi National February 26th, 2014
Real Time PCR Technique DBT, New Delhi National February 6-8, 2015
Workshop on Next Generation Sequence Data Analysis and Structural Bioinformatics DBT, New Delhi National Feb. 18-22, 2015 
Workshop on Protein purification by different Chromatographic methods DBT, New Delhi National March 24th, 2015
Special Lectures
Title Name of Expert Institute/Organization Year
A journey from biochemistry to bioinformatics Dr, Sujit Pujari Department of Virology, PGIMER , Chandigarh 2010-2011
Genetic engineering and its application Dr, Priya

Department of experimental

Medicine and biotechnology

PGIMER, Chandigarh
2010-2011
Recombinant technology and its applications Dr Jaspreet Kaur UIET, Punjab University, Chandigarh 2011-2012
Microorganism" life at micro level Dr  Ranjana Bhatia UIET, Punjab University, Chandigarh 2011-2012
Application of RT-PCR in Plant sciences Dr.  Sudesh Kumar

IHBT (CSIR)

Palampur  H.P
2012-2013
Proteomics for systems biology Dr. Somdutt

IHBT (CSIR)

Palampur  H.P
2013- 14
Metabolic engineering for  natural products Dr.  Sudesh Kumar

IHBT (CSIR)

Palampur  H.P
2013- 14
Introduction to Enzymes

Dr. U. C. Banerjee

Prof. and Head

Department of Pharmaceutical Technology

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER)

Sector 67, SAS Nagar-160 062, Punjab (INDIA)
2014-15
Introduction to Enzymes kinetics

Dr. U. C. Banerjee

Prof. and Head

Department of Pharmaceutical Technology

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER)

Sector 67, SAS Nagar-160 062, Punjab (INDIA)
2014-15
Enzyme inhibitors and                        immobilizations

Dr. U. C. Banerjee

Prof. and Head

Department of Pharmaceutical Technology

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER)

Sector 67, SAS Nagar-160 062, Punjab (INDIA)
2014-15
Biochemistry of Neuron Mr, Vikas Garg

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research,

Bangalore
2015-16
 Following senior Visiting Fellows, adjunct faculty, emeritus professors visit department [2011-2016]
  • Dr, Sujit Pujari, Department of Virology, PGIMER , Chandigarh
  • Ms. Priya, Department of experiment Medicine and biotechnology PGI MER, Chandigarh
  • Dr. Ashutosh, Department of experiment Medicine and biotechnology PGI MER, Chandigarh
  • Dr Jaspreet Kaur, UIET, Punjab University, Chandigarh
  • Dr Ranjana Bhatia, UIET, Punjab University, Chandigarh
  • Dr. Sudesh Kumar, Scientist E, IHBT (CSIR) Palampur H.P
  • Dr Javed Naveed, GE healthcare, Bangalore.
  • Dr Saillesh Bajpai, GE healthcare, Bangalore
  • Dr Somdutt, Scientist E, IHBT (CSIR) Palampur H.P
  • Dr Umesh Sharma, Invitrogen ABI solution, Gurgaon
  • Dr UC Banerjee, Professor, NIPER, Mohali.
  • Mr. Karan Sharma, GE Wipro Health Care , Bangalore, India
  • Dr. Naidu Subbarao, Professor, School of Computational & Integrative Studies, JNU, New Delhi
  • Dr. Shashi Rawat, Senior Scientist & in charge), Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI), Shimla
  • Dr. Aman Kumar, scientist, Dept. of Animal Biotechnology, LalaLajpat Rai University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Hisar
  • D. Raja Sudhakar, School of Computational & Integrative Studies, JNU, New Delhi.
  • Mr. Bharat Yadav, Assistant Professor, School of Agriculture Biotechnology, PAU, Ludhiana
  • Dr. Prabhu B. Patil (Scientist) Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH), Chandigarh