Research Programs


Characterization of the active molecular repertoire in the stress regulation of black pepper


Molecular characterization of plant type III polyketide synthase involved in the biosynthesis of medicinally important phenylpropanoids

Current Research Grants

  • 2023 2020

    Genomelndia: Cataloguing the Genetic Variation in Indians, Multi Institutional Project.
    Department of Biotechnology [DBT]

  • 2022 2019

    Development of a disease management strategy against Phytophthoracapsiciutilizing an effective bio control agent and green synthesized silver nanoparticles from black pepper.
    Department of Science & Technology [DST]

Previous/ Completed Research Grants

    1. Centre for Excellence in Inclusive Technology Interventions for Tribal Heritage Resilience of Kerala.
      Department of Science & Technology [DST] 2019-2021

    2. Characterization of key structural genes involved in flavonoid synthesis in Indian Gooseberry, (Emblica officinalis Gaertn)
      Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment [KSCSTE] 2015-2018

    3. Cataloguing of micro RNAs and elucidation of its role in stress adaptation/response in black pepper
      Department of Biotechnology [DBT] 2015-2018

    4. Identification and functional validation of Type III PKS from A. marmelos involved in anthranilic acid derived alkaloid biosynthesis.
      Department of Science & Technology [DST] 2012-2015

    5. Evaluation of differentially expressed miRNAs during biotic stress in black pepper.
      Council of Scientific and Industrial Research [CSIR] 2011-2014

    6. A database of Type III Polyketide Synthase protein structures with specific catalytic function utilizing structural bioinformatic methods.
      Department of Information Technology, Government of India. 2008-2011

    7. Genetic transformation of ginger to improve fungal resistance against Pythium aphanidermatum.
      Department of Science & Technology, Government of India 2007-2010

    8. Isolation and full length cloning of abiotic stress induced CDPK gene and its promoter.
      Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment [KSCSTE] 2006-2009

    9. Tissue specific expression of antifungal gene in Piper nigrum L.
      Department of Biotechnology [DBT] 2005-2008

    10. Genetic transformation studies in Piper nigrum L.
      Department of Biotechnology [DBT] 2002-2005

    11. Expression of Hepatitis B surface antigen in CucumissativusL.
      Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment [KSCSTE] 2002-2005

    12. Improvement of spices crop by biotechnological intervention.
      Department of Biotechnology, Government of India (multi institutional)

    13. Field evaluation of tissue cultured plants of spices and assessment of their genetic stability using molecular methods.
      Department of Biotechnology, Government of India (Collaborative project with IISR) 2000-2003

    14. Developmental techniques for the mass multiplication of rare medicinal plants through in vitromethods.
      NATP 2001-2004


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