Thrust Areas

Rapid diagnostics and novel biomarkers

  • Genetic disorders (MS, micrognathia) and cancers (oral, breast and lung)
  • Infectious diseases (salmonellosis, vibriosis, Legionnaire's)
  • Vector borne diseases (malaria, dengue, chikungunya)
  • Endocrinal disorders (diabetes, PCOS)
  • Neurological disorders (MS)
  • Male infertility

Microbiome and its role in clinical disorder

  • Periodontitis and its association with pre-eclampsia
  • Periodontal pathogens and their association with atherosclerosis
  • Role of herpes virus and EBV in multiple sclerosis


  • Immunogenetics of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Environmental and genetic risk factors in Multiple Sclerosis
  • Developing biomarkers for Neuromyelitis Optica

Herbal medicines, Medicinal chemistry

  • Alleviating side effects in cancer patients undergoing chemo/radiation therapy
  • Anti-venom properties
  • Treatment of cognitive disorders
  • Anti-cancer properties

Drug design and discovery

  • Drug docking and data mining
  • Validation of drug targets by in silico approaches
  • Drug formulation and bioavailability
  • High throughput screening (HTS) of bioactive compounds in zebrafish model

Infectious biology, Pathogenesis, Antimicrobial resistance, Biocontrol

  • Mechanisms of antibiotic resistance
  • Novel biocontrol strategies using phages
  • Metagenomics

Toxicology and Biotechnology

  • Functional studies on carcinogenic potential of toxicants and pesticides using animal models
  • Effects of pollutants and toxicants on embryonic development and hematopoiesis
  • Development of biosensors for environmental pollution
  • Phytoremediation- bio-prospecting pteridophytes (ferns) for heavy metal (chromium and lead) removal
  • Tissue culture of medicinal plants

Stem cell research

  • Preclinical assessment of iPS cells for application in cardiovascular diseases
  • Thalassemia Patient Derived iPS cells for Cell Based Therapy
  • Transplantations of bone marrow aspirate and cultured osteoblasts