All the laboratories in RGCB work with nucleic acids and carry out recombinant DNA experiments on hazardous and non-hazardous microorganisms as well as higher eukaryotic organisms. As mandated in the Rules 1989 of Environment (Protection) Act 1986, RGCB has constituted an institutional biosafety committee (BT/BS/17/37/2001-PID) as per the guidelines of DBT, Government of India, to facilitate the implementation of biosafety procedures to ensure safety from the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and products thereof to the users as well as to the environment.

RGCB IBSC composition


Dr. T.R. Santhosh Kumar
Scientist G, RGCB

Department of Biotechnology (DBT) Nominee

Dr. Maya Nandkumar A
SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram

External Members

Dr. P. Jayamuthy, NIIST, Thiruvananthapuram
Dr. M.G Purushothama, Indus Seeds, Bangalore

Biosafety Officer

Dr. K.E Elizabeth, SMIMS, Kanyakumari

Internal Members

Dr. S. Manjula, Scientist F, RGCB
Dr. Debasree Dutta, Scientist E-II, RGCB
Dr. Rajesh Chandramohandas, Scientist E-II, RGCB
Dr. John B Johnson, Scientist E-I, RGCB

Member Secretary

Dr. K.B Harikumar, Scientist E II, RGCB

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Thiruvananthapuram - 695 014, Kerala, India
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