GANDHI INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE, GUNUPUR

ACTIVITIES

Priority area of research:

  • 1. Identification and characterization of industrially important microbes
  • 2. Chromosomal And Genetic Disorders in human population of Gunupur area.
  • 3. Biochemical analyses of phytochemical extracts of some important medicinal plants.
  • 4. Waste Disposal through Vermiculture
  • 5. Spirulina Culture - cultivation for entrepreneurship
  • 6. Isolation and Identifications of pathogenic microorganisms in the hilly areas of Southern Orissa.
  • 7. Mushrooms and their applications in Biodegradation
  • 8. Extraction, Tissue culture and propagation of plants of medicinal importance.
  • 9. Effect of oligonucleotides in candida albicans.

The projects are under due approval of Ministry of Health & Sciences, Govt.of India, DBT, Govt. of India, Ministry of Science and Technology (DST).

Research Publications from GIBS

  • Biodegradation of lignocelluloses agro-wastes by fruiting body of Pleuritis sajor-caju. Plant Sci.Res. Vol.27(1&2): 46-49,2005
  • Polyene Antibiotics: effects on yeast and yeast like Fungi. Microbes in Our Lives: 83-92(2005)
  • Biological Databases: Information and their Applications. Bioinformatics Computing 154-158,2005
  • Agro Ecological Impact on Cyanobacterial population in paddy field soil of Gunupur. Journal of Nature, Environment and Pollution Control.

Research and Publication Output

Number of Research Projects completed: 02

  • Biodegradation of lignocelluloses agro-wastes by fruiting body of Pleurotus sajor-caju.
  • A Agro-Ecological impact on cyanobacterial population in paddy field soil of Gunupur.

Number Ongoing Research Projects:03

  • An exploratory project on Biomineral upgrading of Nickel content in Chromium overburden using microorganism.
  • Feasibility study of Biogas production from vegetable waste using Vermiculture.
  • Studies on Jatropha : An alternative source of fossil fuel for sustainable development of rural South Orissa.

Highlights of practical handled by our students

  • Isolation of genomic DNA and plasmids from leaves and bacteria.
  • Agarose gel electrophoresis of linear, circular and super coiled DNA.
  • Southern blotting and Western blotting.
  • Restriction digestion of lambda phage DNA by E. coli.
  • Isolation of RNA.
  • Native PAGE and SDS PAGE of serum proteins.
  • C & N end terminal analysis of proteins.
  • Determination of Tm curve of the nucleic acids.Enzyme purification and kinetics.
  • Effect of urea on the structure of the protein by using viscometer.
  • Immunoelectrophoresis.
  • Effect of urea on the structure of the protein by using viscometer.
  • Separation of proteins by gel filtration chromatography
  • ELISA.
  • Double diffusion (Octorlony’s method).
  • Radial immunodiffusion.
  • Purification of IgG from serum.
  • Blood film preparation and identification of cells.
  • Lymphoid organs and microscopic examination.
  • Immunodiagnostics using the commercial kits

Organizations where students have undergone for project & training

  • Centre for Cell and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad
  • National Botanical Research Institute,Lucknow
  • Regional Research Laboratory, Bhubaneswar
  • Regional Plant Research Centre, Bhubaneswar
  • Regional Medical Resarch Centre, Bhubaneswar
  • Institute of Genetics, Hyderabad
  • Regional Medical College, Kolkata
  • I.I.T., Kharagpur
  • Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack
  • Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow
  • Dr.Reddy’s Laboratory, Hyderabad