MICROBIAL AND PLANT BIOPROCESSING LABORATORY
A Branch Laboratory of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research - North East Institute of Science & Technology (CSIR-NEIST)
Our laboratory research focused on microbial and plant bioprocessing for the production of beneficial products. We are interested in developing different microbial strains, including bacteria, fungi and microalgae, for the production of beneficial and value-added products. For this purpose, in addition with standard molecular biology techniques, we are utilizing flow cyotmetry-based high-throughput screening methods, genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic tools. We are also focusing on production of beneficial products at large-scale level.
Above and Beyond
Microbial bioprocessing for sustainable agriculture
We aim to identify and improve different microbial strains, including bacteria, oleaginous fungi and microalgae, as microbial cell factories for sustainable agricultural development. For this purpose, in addition with standard molecular biology techniques, we are utilizing flow cytometry-based high-throughput screening methods, and different “omics' tools.
Endangered medicinal plants
We aim to utilize modern biotechnological approaches to obtain better scientific knowledge about the endangered medicinal plants for the creation of sustainable protection and development methodologies that are specific for the endangered medicinal plants.
Agricultural waste management
We aim to utilize locally available agricultural waste materials for the production of beneficial products. For this purpose, we process different types of agricultural wastes with microorganisms. We are also focused on developing bioprocess methods suitable for processing agricultural wastes at large-scale level.
Come Work with Us
Join the Team
Our research group is looking for Postdocs, and Graduate Students who are willing to pursue their Ph.D. in microbial bioprocessing. We are also welcome to M.Sc. students for their dissertation works and undergraduate students for summer/winter training. Interested candidates can directly contact Dr. Natarajan Velmurugan, and send their CV along with research interest to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com