Research and Development

Research Thrusts
  • Gene discovery, pathway elucidation, and metabolic engineering for value added products
  • Cancer biomarkers and pathogen diagnostics
  • Computer-aided drug designing, computational genomics and metabolic networks
  • Nutraceutical beverages, functional foods and bioenergy technologies
  • Stem cells, cell lines and plant cell culture technologies
  • 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:

DBT 11 DST Ramanujan Fellowship 1
DBT (RGYI) 2 Industry 1
HIMCOSTE 03 DBT Skill Vigyan 01
Indo-US Bioenergy Award 01 DBT- MSc(GAT-B) 10 seats
Jaypee Innovation Research Fund 01 Department of Environment Science and Technology, Shimla Himachal Pradesh 01

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 involved modern genomics approaches such as transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and computational network analysis. The center focused on identification of genes involved in the biosynthesis of major chemical constituents in medicinal plants of importance to India. The outcome of the center resulted in the identification of genetically superior strains of high value medicinal plants but will also provided starting material towards metabolic  engineering of plants and microbial hosts.

Patents (Granted/Filed)

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 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
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, SD, USA
  • University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE, USA
  • Pushchino Institute, Moscow, Russia
  • CPRI, Shimla, HP
  • Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Panjab.
DBT Skill Vigyan Project

The Department of Biotechnology, GOI is supporting skill development programme in Biotechnology. The objective of skill development programme is to provide is to provide high quality hands on training of tools and techniques to graduate students in area of Biotechnology (Quality Control Biologist) to make the young biotechnologist ready to take-up jobs in industries,hospitals, R&D laboratories.

HIMCOSTE is nodal agency to implement this project in Himachal Pradesh.