RESEARCH IN OUR LAB

 

ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS

 

S.No.

DESCRIPTION

YEAR

As PI

 

        i. 

Lactic acid based biorefineries for converting agro and food based biomass into PLA and high value-added products

(Funded by NASF, India)

2017-20

      ii. 

Development of heat stable Asparaginase for processing of fried and baked foods with reduced genotoxic and carcinogenic acrylamide  

(FIRP, IIT Delhi)

2017-19

    iii. 

Synthesis of novel low-cost biosorbents based on modified cellulosic agro-wastes by tetra ethylene pentamine, tri ethylene tetramine, or diethylenetriamine and adsorption study for anionic dyes removal

(INDO-TUNISIAN Project, funded by DST India and MHESR,Tunisia)

2017-19

    iv. 

E-content development in biochemistry

(Funded by UGC, India)

2014-17

As Co-PI

        i. 

Process development for the bioconversion of grease into long chain fatty acid (Funded by DBT, India) P.I. Sangeeta Negi, MNIT,Allahabad

2014-17

      ii. 

Biorefinery of nonedible lipid bearing plant (Castor) (Funded by DBT, India) P.I. S.N. Naik, IIT, Delhi.

2014-17

 

COMPLETED RESEARCH PROJECTS

S. No.

DESCRIPTION

        YEAR

Completed as PI

        i.           

Studies on Bioconversion of Soy by products into various edible food products (Funded by ICAR/CIAE, India)

1990-1994

      ii.           

Application  of  Biotechnology  in  removal  of  anti-nutritional  factors  from  soy  foods  (Funded by ICAR/CIAE, India)

1994-1998

    iii.           

Studies on protein calonemal nutrition in Indian rural women and children (Funded by UNUWA Japan)

2001

    iv.           

Modification  of  Lipases  for  their  Biotechnological  application  (Funded by United  Nation  University, Japan) 

2000-2003

      v.           

Enzymatic oligosaccharide synthesis at high temperature (Funded by CSIR, India)

2002-2005

    vi.           

Development  of  a  technology  for  the  production  of  soymilk  and  its  analogs  free  from  anti-nutrients  (Funded by ICAR, India)

2003-2005

  vii.           

Lipases  from  halo alkaliphilic  and  solvent  tolerant  microbes  for  industrial  application  (Funded by DBT, India) 

2003- 2007

viii.           

Harnessing  purified  enzymes  by  synergy  of  solid-state  fermentation  of  agro  industrial  wastes  and  efficient  downstream  processing  (Funded by MHRD, India)

2004-2007

    ix.           

Solid  state  fermentation  of  deoiled Jatropha  seed  cake  for  production  of  industrially  important  extremophilic  enzymes.  (Funded by DBT, India)

2007-2009

      x.           

Immobilization of heavy metals bio-accumulating microbial strains for mercury bioremediation (Funded by DBT, India)

2007-2010

    xi.           

Screening  of  Biotechnologically  Useful  Enzymes  in  Halophiles/Haloalkaliphiles  from  Coastal  Areas  of  Gujarat:  Molecular  and  functional  characterization   for  industrial  applications (Funded by DBT, India)

2007-2012

  xii.           

Enzyme production and detoxification of deoiled Jatropha seed cake by solid state fermentation for use in feed and protein products development (Funded by DRDO, India)

2010-2013

xiii.           

Utilization of deoiled Soybean cake for production of enzymes, bioactive components and protein products (Funded by Ministry of Food Processing Industries, India)

2010-2013

xiv.           

Biotechnological approaches for utilisation of deoiled seed cakes in producing food enzymes and chemicals (Funded by MOFPI, India)

2013-15

  xv.           

Biodegradation of chlorinated organics by extremophiles: Developing biocatalyst for effective remediation (Funded by DBT, India)

2013-16

Completed as Co-PI

        i.           

Studies on preparation of SCP, citric acid industrial alcohol by solid state fermentation of soy hull (Funded by ICAR/CIAE, India)

1993-1997

      ii.           

Development of Technologies for production of soy based fermented foods (Funded by ICAR/CIAE, India)

1990-1993

    iii.           

A case study on the quality of soy meal and its utilization for food uses (Funded by ICAR/CIAE, India)

1990-1994

    iv.           

Performance evaluation of Takai Tofu plant (Funded by ICAR/CIAE, India)

1990-1991

      v.           

Studies on alternate solvents for oil extraction (Funded by ICAR, India)

1997-2000

    vi.           

Aqueous enzymatic oil extraction from soybean and utilization of soymeal (Funded by ICAR-NATP, India)

2001-2004

  vii.           

Lipase catalyzed esterification for the biodiesel production (Funded by DBT, India)

2002-2006

viii.           

Lipid modification by lipase for tranvascular processes (Funded by MHRD, India)

2000-2003

    ix.           

Antinicrobial Activity of some natural dyes (Funded by DBT, India)

2004-2007

      x.           

IRHPA Project on Applied Biocatalysts (Funded by DST, India) P.I.  M.N. Gupta, IIT, Delhi.

2006-ongoing