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


Professor. M Radhakrishna Pillai
Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram

Nominee of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT)

Professor Murty Srinivasula
Indian Institute of Science, Education & Research (IISER)

External Member (Medical Expert)

Dr. K.E Elizabeth
Former Professor & Head of the Department of Pediatrics
Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram.

External Members

Dr. Anoop Kumar T
Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute of Medical Sciences (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram

Dr. M.G Purushothama
Indus Seeds, Bangalore

Internal Members

Dr. E.V. Soniya, Scientist G, RGCB
Dr. Moinak Banerjee, Scientist G, RGCB
Dr. R Ajay Kumar, Scientist F, RGCB
Dr. E. Sreekumar, Scientist E2, RGCB

Member Secretary

Dr. K.B Harikumar, Scientist El, RGCB

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Thycaud Post, Poojappura,
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 014, Kerala, India
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