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Established under H.P. Legislative Assembly Act No. 14 of 2002
and Approved by UGC under section 2(f)


Research and Development


Research Thrusts

  1. Gene discovery, pathway elucidation, and metabolic engineering for value added products
  2. Cancer biomarkers and pathogen diagnostics
  3. Computer-aided drug designing, computational genomics and metabolic networks
  4. Nutraceutical beverages, functional foods and bioenergy technologies
  5. Stem cells, cell lines and plant cell culture technologies
  6. Phytopharmaceuticals discovery, synthesis and modifications


Externally Sponsored Projects (Funded by DBT, DST, DRDO, ICMR, Ministry of Health, TRIFED and Industries)

The Faculty has been awarded individual R&D projects to the tune of Rs 15.0 crores from different funding agencies as below:



DST Ramanujan Fellowship























Complete list of R&D Projects


DBT Sponsored  Center of Excellence

The Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology has awarded Dept. of Bioptechnology & Bioinformatics, Jaypee University of Information Technology a Programme Support on "Elucidation of Biosynthetic Pathways & Development of Gene Markers for High Value Endangered Medicinal Herbs of North-Western Himalayas” under the scheme of Centers of Excellence & Innovation in Biotechnology. The programme support will involve modern genomics approaches such as transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and computational network analysis. The center will focus on identification of genes involved in the biosynthesis of major chemical constituents in medicinal plants of importance to India. The outcome of the center is expected to not only result in the identification of genetically superior strains of high value medicinal plants but will also provide starting material towards metabolic  engineering of plants and microbial hosts.


Patents (Granted/Filed)

1. Tandon C, Chaudhary A, Gupta S and Jain S,. A novel dye composition prepared from plant parts of Lawsonia inermis and the method of preparation thereof (Patent No. 251481).

2. Sood H. and Chauhan RS. A process of enriching the amount of medicinal compound, Picroside-1 in shoots of medicinal herb, Picrorhiza kurroa  (Patent application no. 163/DEL/2009).

3. Chauhan RS, Arti Sharma and Payal Sood. Gene Markers for Selection and Development of High Oil Content Jatropha (Patent Application No.292/DEL/2010).

4. Gargi Dey and Bharti Negi. Novel method for producing sea buckthorn wine and wine thereof (Patent application no. 499/DEL/2010).

5. Chauhan RS, Tamana Anwar, Ashwani Mathur, Ashutosh Malhotra and Garima Mathur. Thermo-halotolarent Lipase by a New Strain of Staphylococcus arlettae (Patent Application No. 1865/DEL/2010).

6. Kumari M, Kumar S, Chauhan RS and Ravikanth K. Process for production of cellulose and pectinase from herbal industry residue (Patent Application No. 139/DEL/2011).

7. Tandon C and Aggarwal A. A novel anti calcifying protein from Tribulus terrestris (Patent Application No. 2248DEL/2011).

8. Manu Sharma and S. Sharad Kumar. An improved process of conversion of Lantadene A and B to reduced Lantadene A and B (Patent Application No. 2867/DEL/2011).

9. Hemant Sood, Varun Kumar and RS Chauhan. Isolation and purification of Picroside-I and Picroside-II (Patent Application No.  551/DEL/2012).

10. Sharma Shivam, Hemant Sood and RS Chauhan. INDITECH: A novel bioreactor (Patent Application No.  1631/DEL/2012).

11. RS Chauhan, Varun Kumar, Hemant Sood, Saurabh Pandit, Kirti Shitiz. Biosynthetic Pathway for the Production of Picroside-I and Picroside-II and their Intermediates in Picrorhiza kurroa (Patent Application No.  1922/DEL/2012).

12. Gargi Dey and Bharti Negi. A synbiotic formulation of sea buckthorn berries with radical scavenging potential (Patent Application No.  2714/DEL/2012)

13. Hemant Sood, S Gulati, S Bakshi, BS Sandhu,V Kumar and RS Chauhan. A process of enriching medicinal constituents in shoot cultures of Swertia chirayita (Patent application No.362/DEL/2013).

14. Rout C, Chauhan A, Chauhan RS and Chauhan D. Automated Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD) of Tuberculosis using Chest X-Ray (Patent Application No. 352/DEL/2013).


Research Collaboration (National & International)

•  All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

•  Panjab University and PGIMER, Chandigarh

•  DIHAR, Leh; DRDE, Gwalior (DRDO)

•  IIT, Delhi; IIT Bombay

•  Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi

•  University of Abertay, Dundee, UK

•  University of Frankfurt, Germany

•  Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

•  Louisiana Tech University, USA

•  University of California, Berkeley, USA

•  Deptt. of Bioengineering, Stanford University, USA

•  Joint BioEnergy Institute, Emeryville, California, USA

•  Emory University, Georgia, USA






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