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  Hi i m Dilip joshi
Posted by: Dilip Joshi - Yesterday, 05:03 AM - Forum: New Entrants and Member Introductions - No Replies

I did M.Sc Bt in 2009 n working in teaching feild since i was doing graduation has an experience of 8 years

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  Project Ideas for Food Biotechnology
Posted by: SunilNagpal - 02-20-2017, 01:19 AM - Forum: Questions and Answers - Replies (2)

This one is a dedicated thread for "Discussions pertaining to project ideas for Food Biotechnology":

I will start with an idea for a Food Biotechnology project:

How about "Extraction of Carotenoids (for natural colors) from fungi isolated from various/ or a particular food source"

This doesn't require complicated equipments, and there is ample literature on this subject. We have an expert (with > 5 years experience in this field) to guide you whenever u need some help in an unsolvable aspect during the project! 

Best wishes

P.S : Those of you who have an idea or have worked on some project in food biotech, please help the community and share your ideas.

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  A classical question: "Why does 3'-5' polarity of DNA strand acts as template?"
Posted by: SunilNagpal - 02-18-2017, 11:35 PM - Forum: Questions and Answers - Replies (1)

Have you ever wondered as to why does 3'-5' strand acts as the template and not 5'-3' strand?

Looking forward to your answers. I am actually looking forward to the best answer (one which is amazingly explained, so that anyone can understand the reason without much a do).

P.S. I'm thinking of awarding the author of best answer (in my own personal judgement) with a little award (A book titled "Science Lessons: What the business of biotech taught me about management", by Gordon Binder (former CEO of Amgen Inc)...this book is amongst Top 10 best books to read in Biotechnology field...so I hope who so ever wins, will love this little present from me...I am doing this personal contest sort of activity first time ever on this forum, if it turns out nice, will post more of these mini contests in future (as and when my wallet has some extra bucks to go for these activities ).

Looking forward..

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  Scope of environmental biotechnology
Posted by: Simram - 02-17-2017, 06:56 PM - Forum: Questions and Answers - No Replies

What is the course of msc in environmental biotechnology?

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  Which field to choose for msc andnext in phd?
Posted by: Simram - 02-17-2017, 06:55 PM - Forum: Questions and Answers - No Replies

Hello... By this may I will complete my Bsc Biotech.
But I'm very confused about my Masters... Should I pursue my masters in biotech or in other courses like human genetics, bioinformatics or any else? And if i choose human gentics then what will be the subject for research in phd???
Pls clear my this doubt.
Thank you

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  Need NGS training online free with certification
Posted by: DhivyaK - 02-17-2017, 02:01 PM - Forum: Asia - No Replies

Can anyone tell me where I can get free next generation sequencing, molecular docking training with online certification?

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  which course to pursue for Masters
Posted by: aastha juneja - 02-16-2017, 07:01 AM - Forum: Questions and Answers - No Replies

Hello sir, I am in my final year of B.Sc in Biotechnology. For masters I am in a great confusion whether to pursue M.Sc in Biotechnology or any other specific course with respective to the job prospects in future. Also on the basis om average scores in academics confused where to apply for the same (preference given to Canada).
Please reply as sson as possible.

Thank you.

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  Looking for a good job in life science
Posted by: divyateja - 02-15-2017, 09:08 PM - Forum: Careers - No Replies

I am a btech biotechnology graduate from 2010 passout I work for an NGO for last 6.5 years. I need sugestions how can I move to my core

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  Advice and reference needed
Posted by: megha pm - 02-15-2017, 08:52 PM - Forum: Careers - Replies (2)

Have completed my masters in forensic science and engineering in biotechnology. ..have the aim of incorporating biotechnology in forensic science field ..but totally clueless to carry it forward. . I am looking for some opportunity in bangalore or hyderabad. .

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  Enzymes tertiary structure
Posted by: maraldavaa - 02-14-2017, 06:43 PM - Forum: Questions and Answers - No Replies

Hello! I heard that enzymes active site is formed in its tertiary structure. Is it true ? Can you please tell me how the active site is formed? I could not find any information about that

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  For competitive exams..
Posted by: Renu - 02-13-2017, 05:00 PM - Forum: Competitive Exams - No Replies

Sir i m in BE engg in biotechnology..which exams i ll be attend for..my master degree in foreign countries..

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  Phd biotech
Posted by: bandana sahu - 02-13-2017, 04:53 PM - Forum: Competitive Exams - No Replies

Now m a student of m.sc biotech after what opt. For carrer plzz suggest me

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  Query regarding genetic engineering
Posted by: Rishita Chakraborty - 02-12-2017, 04:59 PM - Forum: Genetic Engineering - No Replies

In agrobacterium is the t dna removed and a new gene is inserted in its place during transformation?

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  Single Entrance Exam for Engineering and Architecture across India from 2018
Posted by: SunilNagpal - 02-11-2017, 03:17 PM - Forum: Colleges and Education - Replies (3)

In its directions to AICTE on Feb 10, 2017, the ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has set stage for a "single" national-level Engineering and Architecture entrance test. In nutshell, single exam for every college and every field of Engineering & Architecture for "undergraduate courses". This single exam is expected to be effective from 2018 onwards.

In line with the international tests like SAT/GRE, the test shall be conducted multiple times a year (frequency yet to be decided) and it intends to bring uniformity in academic standards.

Respecting the lingual diversity of India, the test will be conducted in atleast 10 languages.

Worth noting is that IITs will continue to hold their independent entrance exam owing to their standardised process of screening and admission.

In the current state of art, most states conduct their own engineering examination and in many cases, no test is conducted and admissions are done purely on the basis of Class XII marks, while engineering colleges in some (five) states accept JEE (mains) score for admission.

As per MHRD, there are more than 3,200 engineering colleges across 27 states in India, majority being in 5 states namely Tamil Nadu (>500), Maharashtra (>350), Andhra Pradesh (>300), Uttar Pradesh (~300) and Madhya Pradesh (~200). A single test will indeed bring huge uniformity in admission standards.

MHRD has requested all state governments/deemed universities "to communicate their constructive suggestions for smooth implementation of the regulation. It may also be useful to request as many institutions as possible to come under a joint seat-allocation system for a more efficient seat allocation process".

It's definitely a great move which will help students to assess their eligibility across the country in a uniform and easy way. Looking forward to this great change.

What's your thought?

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Rainbow Were you aware of Colors of Biotechnology?
Posted by: stevewoods - 02-10-2017, 05:56 PM - Forum: Questions and Answers - No Replies

This article aims at shedding light on "Various Colors of Biotechnology". Red, White, Grey, Green and Blue are the 5 major colors of Biotechnology and following is the detailed article on each color of Biotechnology.

Red biotechnology pertains to applications/technology connected to medicine.
Red biotechnology includes vaccine & antibiotic production, development of new drugs, regenerative therapies, molecular diagnostics techniques and utilization of gene manipulation technologies to cure diseases. 

Examples being: 
Cell therapy, Regenerative Medicine, Therapeutic antibodies, Gene Therapy etc.

White biotechnology pertains to applications/ technology connected to industrial processes -  also called ‘industrial biotechnology’. White biotechnology aims at developing resource efficient processes and products, so as to result in 'less energy consumption' and 'low pollution generation'. 

Examples being:
Use of microbes in chemical production, biodegradable plastic production, biofuel production etc.

Grey biotechnology pertains to applications/ technologies connected to the environment
Grey biotechnology processes can be split up into two main branches: 
1. Biodiversity maintenance
2. Contaminants removal. 

Biodiversity maintenance is achieved through 
a. Studying the molecular biology and performing genetic analysis of populations/ species which constitute the ecosystem(s)
b. Comparison and classification of the species
c. Use of cloning techniques to preserve species, and application of genome storage technologies. 

Pollutants removal or bioremediation in Grey Biotechnology
a. Uses microorganisms and plants to isolate and dispose of different substances such as heavy metals and hydrocarbons
b. Makes use of these substances or by-products generated from the above step.

Green biotechnology as the name suggests, is connected to agriculture
Green biotechnology approaches include:
1. Creation of new varieties of plants (of agricultural interest).
2. Production of biofertilizers, biopesticides (like Azadirachtin from A.indica)
3. Use of in vitro technology for plant cultivation
4. Cloning of plants

Blue biotechnology again as the name suggests, is connected to marine life / sea resources.

Blue biotechnology aims at developing products and applications of industrial interest using marine resources. Considering the fact that seas/oceans present a greatest pool of biodiversity, the potential to benefit from the use of this kind of biotechnology is huge for almost every sector. 

Following is a summary of these and some other colors of Biotechnology:

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  List of Institutes for Biotech Internships in India
Posted by: SunilNagpal - 02-09-2017, 08:02 PM - Forum: Careers - No Replies

Considering the major need for having a reference list of institutes which one can try for internships in Biotechnology, following is a draft compilation. Will keep adding more to these and request you all to share appropriate contacts/ name of reputed institutes, if you have/know any:

Following list is in Alphabetical order:

  1. Advanced Centre for Treatment Research  and Education in Cancer [ACTREC], Mumbai
  2. All India Instiute of Medical Sciences  [AIIMS], New Delhi
  3. Ambedkar Center for Biomedical Research  [ACBR], DU [North Campus], New Delhi
  4. Bose Institute, Kolkata, West Bengal
  5. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Cell Biology Division, Bombay
  6. Central Drug Research Institute [CDRI],  Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
  7. Central Food Technological Research  Institute [CFTRI], Mysore, Karnataka
  8. Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow
  9. Centre for Cellular and Molecular  Biology [CCMB], Hyderabad, Telangana
  10. Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and  Diagnostics [CDFD], Hyderabad, Telangana
  11. Indian Institute of Chemical Biology  [IICB], Kolkata, West Bengal
  12. Indian Institute of Chemical Technology  [IICT], Hyderabad, Telangana
  13. Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine  [IIIM], Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir
  14. Indian Institute of Science [IISc],  Bangalore
  15. Insitute of Genomics  and Integrative Biology [IGIB], New Delhi
  16. Institute of Bioresources and  Sustainable Development [IBSD], Imphal, Manipur
  17. Institute of Life Sciences [ILS],  Bhubaneshwar
  18. Institute of Microbial Technology  [IMTECH], Chandigarh
  19. International Center for Genetic  Engineering and Biotechnology [ICGEB], New Delhi
  20. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced  Scientific Research [JNCASR], Bangalore
  21. National Botanical Research Institute  [NBRI], Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
  22. National Brain Research Centre [NBRC],  Gurgaon, Haryana
  23. National Center for Cell Science [NCCS],  Pune, Maharashtra
  24. National Centre for Biologcal Sciences  [NCBS], Bangalore
  25. National Chemical Laboratory [NCL],  Pune, Maharashtra
  26. National Dairy Research Institute  [NDRI], Karnal, Haryana
  27. National Environmental Engineering  Research Institute [NEERI], Nagpur, Maharashtra
  28. National Insitute of Immunology [NII],  New Delhi
  29. National Insitute of Nutrition [NIN],  Hyderabad, Telangana
  30. National Institute For Research In  Reproductive Health [NIRRH], Mumbai
  31. National Institute of Animal  Biotechnology [NIAB], Hyderabad, Telangana
  32. National Institute of Biomedical  Genomics [NIBMG], Kalyani, West Bengal
  33. National Institute of Oceanography, Goa,  Goa
  34. National Institute of Plant Genome  Research [NIPGR], New Delhi
  35. National Institute of Virology [NIV],  Pune, Maharashtra
  36. National Research Centre on Plant  Biotechnology, Delhi, Delhi
  37. Rajiv Gandhi Center for Biotechnology  [RGCB], Thiruvananthpuram, Kerala
  38. Regional Center for Biotechnology,  Faridabad, Haryana
  39. Tata Institute for Fundamental Research,  Mumbai
  40. Translational Health Science and  Technology Institute [THSTI], Faridabad, Haryana

Please also refer the following thread which contains list of institutes as well as contact details:

Biotechnology Internships in India

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  Projects in 3rd year
Posted by: Sushmitha - 02-08-2017, 11:00 PM - Forum: Questions and Answers - Replies (4)

Hi sir...m a BE biotech student of 2nd yr(4th sem)Can u pls giv me sum idea on wht research oriented projects can i do during my course..

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  I need a model in a genetics or biotechnology
Posted by: damarisvictor - 02-08-2017, 06:05 PM - Forum: Education Advice/Questions - Replies (5)

Hai sir
I need a topic to do a model either biotechnology or genetics ...pls kindly say any of the new contemperary topics in modern days..!!waiting for ua reply..

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