External Funded Projects

Extramural research projects- Ongoing

Title of the Project Principle investigator Funding agency Duration Budget (INR in lakhs)
Unravelling the effect of yoga-based life style modification on reprogramming of gut microbiota and inflammatory signalling pathways in obese individuals by multiomics approaches: A randomized controlled trial Dr. Krishna Kumar B (Mangalore University, Yenepoya University) ICMR 104.47
Innovative Biomarker development Dr. Krishna Kumar B BIRAC 3 24.0
Designing lutein nano-formulation: a therapeutic approach towards Parkinson’s Disease Dr. Mamatha B S ICMR 31.3
Deciphering the pathogenicity of zoonotic pathogen Streptococcus agalactiae obtained from fish Dr. Akhila D.S VGST 3.0
Evaluation of cellular and organismal cytotoxicity of arecanut aqueous extract Dr. Anirban Chakraborty / Dr. Anurag Sharma / Dr. Sudarshan Kini CAMPCO 2022-2024 22.20
Target-induced Core-shell satellite structures: Creating a polyvalent multifunctional platform for multiplexed detection of nucleic acids Dr. Akshath Uchangi DST-SERB 2021-2023 32.70
Hierarchical self-assembly of homologous recombination repair foci: development of a physiologically relevant model system for molecular-resolution studies Dr. Arshdeep Sidhu DST-SERB 2021-2023 29.19
Screening and production of Polyhydroxybutyrates (PHB) by bacterial strains isolated from hydrocarbon contaminated soil using metagenomic approach Dr. Divyashree M UGC 2021-2024 10.00
Understanding the dynamic architecture and function of DNA damage repair foci: an in-vitro approach Dr. Arshdeep Sidhu UGC 2021-2024 10.00
Polyvalent multifunctional core-shell satellites for ultrasensitive detection of target nucleic acids-a multiplexed approach Dr. Akshath Uchangi UGC 2021-2024 10.00
The association of ACE2 and TMPRSS2 gene polymorphisms with susceptibility and severity to COVID-19 in Indian population and validation using zebrafish model system Dr. Anirban Chakraborty ICMR AD-HOC 2021-2024 65.00
Development of immunofluorescent nanodiagnostic assay as a point of diagnostic of dengue virus Dr. Praveen Rai DST 2021-2023 21.86
Decoding the molecular mechanism associated with ionizing radiation induced hematopoietic malignancy using Drosophila model system Dr. Anurag Sharma ICMR 2021-2023 24.00
Combating cancer through alternative approaches: Investigating the antitumor properties of non-typhoidal salmonella in transgenic zebrafish cancer models Dr. Anirban Chakraborty ICMR-DHR 2021-2024 44.00
Liquid Biopsy for Lung Cancer: Development of LAMP assay using cell-free DNA for screening of gene mutations that interfere with response to TKIs in patients Dr. Gunimala Chakraborty ICMR-DHR 2021-2024 40.63
Investigating the antimicrobial efficacy of NANOBIOTICS against multidrug resistant gut pathogens Dr. Deekshit ICMR-DHR 2021-2024 47.40
Center for developing sustainable technologies for mitigating heavy metal pollution under changing environment Dr. Smitha Hegde VGST


2021-2023 25.00
Deciphering outer membrane protein-based resistance of bacteria to antibiotics and bacteriophage for effective control of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Dr. Biswajit Maiti ICMR 2020-2023 25.56
DST-Technology Enabling centre (TEC) Dr. Smitha hedge DST 2019-2024 500.00
Nano formulation of leutin to improve bioavailability in prevention of Age-related macular degeneration Dr. Mamatha B S ICMR 2019-2022 24.28
A novel rapid sensitive fluorescent resonance energy transfer technique for selective detection and quantification of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus Dr. Sudarshan Kini DST-SERB 2019-2022 36.14
Biotechnological approaches for prevention and control of fish disease in aquaculture (BIOAQUA) Dr. Biswajit Maiti Indo-Norway 2019-2022 45.32
Investigating the mechanisms of genetic disorders using the zebrafish model system (GEN-ZEMO) Dr. Anirban Chakraborty Indo-BELSPO 2018-2021 10.69

Extramural research projects: Completed

Title of the Project Principle investigator Funding agency Duration Budget (INR in lakhs)
Rapid and sensitive detection of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) using isothermal nucleic acid amplification Dr. Biswajit Maiti SERB 2020-2021 17.46
Exploring the distribution and characterization of pathogenicity islands and ecological fitness genes in seafood associated V. parahaemolyticus Dr. Krishna Kumar B DST-SERB 2018-2021 26.66
Decoding the traits of drug resistance: Studying the genetic factors contributing to the survivability and adaptability of gut pathogens in antibiotic rich environment Dr. Deekshit DST-SERB 2018-2021 34.34
Deciphering the molecular mechanisms involved in hematopoietic perturbation induced by environmental chemical(s) using Drosophila as an animal model Dr. Anurag Sharma DST-SERB 2017-2020 44.29
RNases and cancer: decoding the role of poly(A)-specific ribonucleus (PARN) in tumorigenesis Dr. Anirban Chakraborty DST-SERB 2017-2020 33.23
Testing the potential of microalgae-bacteria consortium to manage pathogens in cultured shrimps (Indo-Sri Lanka) Dr. Indrani Karunasagar Indo-Swedish, Swedish Research Council 2017-2020 89.00
Multiple climate impacts as bottlenecks to the microbiome of the aquatic environment (Collaborative project-3 partners, Indo-Sweden-UK) Dr. Indrani Karunasagar FORMAS 2017-2020 40.00
Lessons for the future: Qualifying and quantifying South Asia’s first widespread ciguatera poisoning outbreak Dr. Indrani Karunasagar NERC 2017-2019 55.00
Roadmap to achieve seafood export (Consultancy) Dr. Iddya Karunasagar Govt. of Odisha 2018-2019 83.00
Defense genes of tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) with respect to bacteria (Vibrio harveyi) and white spot virus (WSSV) infection Dr. Indrani Karunasagar Indo-BELSPO 2017-2020 12.49
Preparation of fish protein hydrolysate having bioactive properties and its use in food formulations Dr. Mamatha B S DST-SERB 2016-2019 23.31
Development of novel methods for the sensitive detection and enumeration of Vibrio parahaemolyticus Dr. Biswajit Maiti DBT 2016-2019 29.87
Helix trial for neonatal septicaemia Prof. Indrani Karunasagar Imperial College, London – Nitte DU 2017-2018 2.50
Biocontrol of pathogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus in shrimp culture systems using bacteriophages Dr. Praveen Rai DST-SERB 2015-2018 22.40
Pathogens, public health, and food safety: Development of loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assays for rapid and sensitive detection of major foodborne pathogens in India. Dr. Gunimala Chakraborty DST 2015-2018 32.78
International meeting on non-mammalian models in Biomedical research: Current status and future perspectives Prof. Anirban Chakraborty DST-IJCSP Indo-Japan 2017 5.30
Attenuation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa virulence by dietary phytochemicals from vegetables as quorum sensing inhibitors Dr. Ramya Harsha DBT


2014-2017 18.40
Human health and well-being at risk: impact scenarios for climate change induced harmful microbial blooms along the Indian West Coast Prof. Indrani Karunasagar Swedish Research Council, Sweden 2014-2017 24.47
Prevalence and impact of antibiotic resistant bacteria of non-human origin (associated with aquaculture and livestock practices) on human health management Prof. Indrani Karunasagar ICMR 2014-2015 11.63