DIVISION OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
|Degrees Offered: Ph.D., Integrated Ph.D.
Biochemistry: Eukoryotic transcription and gene expression, Genetic recombination, telemore biology, genome
instability, DNA mismatch repair, Chromatin biology, Protein-DNA interactions, Trna genes, DNA based vaccines;
Fungal biochemistry; Plant molecular biology, Biosynthesis of lipids in plants; Molecular immunology, Immunology
of allergies, viral immunology, Virology; Regulation of endocrine function, harmone-receptor Interactions, Cellular
signalling, Research in contraception; Cell biology, Proteosomes, chaperones, cellular stress response, Spermatogenesis.
Ecological Sciences: The assessement and conservation of biological diversity; Understanding the evolution of
cooperation and conflict in animal societies; Monitoring the population dynamics of wild plant and animal species,
Assessing the impact of climate change in the past and in the future; Feasibility of sustainable ecologically friendly
Microbiology and Cell Biology: Silk worm Molecular Biology and Biotechnology: Sex determination and associated
phenomena in man, fruitfly and many bug; Genetic transformation of commercially important plants, Edible
vaccines; Molecular genetic analysis of flower development; Studies on initiation of protein synthesis and DNA
repair using E.Coli and Mycobacteria as model systems; Molecular characterization of Apoptosis in cells grown in
vitro; Transcriptional regulation in stress response; Molecualr Biology and Immunology of M. tuberculosis, Japanese
Encephalitis virus and Morbilliviruses; Human Retaviruses, Post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression;
Enzymology of DNA supercoiling and regulation of gene expression; Molecular mechanisms of cell growth and
division; Drug induced apoptosis, Immunological Memory.
Molecular Biophysics: Conformation of cyclic peptided and conformational analysis of protein structure; X-ray
crystallography of proteins and other biologically important molecules; Stucture and confirmation of biological
molecules using spectroscopic techiniques; Membrane biophysics and biology; Peptides-chemistry, structure and
biology, Protein engineering; Protein chemistry, Lectin-carbohydrate interaction and cell-surfaces; Macromolecular
crystallography; Membrane protein modelling and protien-ligand interactions; DNA structure-function studies,
genome analysis; Conformation of nucleic acids and computer modelling of DNA-protein interactions; Cellular
biophysics and electrophysiology, Ion channels in cells; Protein folding and dynamics.
Molecular Reproduction, Development and Genetics: Mechanism of Genomic imprinting; Structure-function
relationship of glycoprotein hormones and their receptors; Regulation of eukaryotic gene expression, role of growth
factors in development and reproduction; Use of monoclonal antibodies for structural studies of protein antigens;
Postnatal differentiation of testis in primates, processes involved in gene expression during spermatogenesis;
Developmental biology and pattern formation; Mammalian gamete and embryo biology; Cellular signal transduction;
Regulation of gene expression in bacteria, molecular mechanisms of gene silencing and activation.
Biochemistry: Proteins and Enzymes, Cell Biology, Biological Chemistry, Practical course in Biochemistry, Molecular
Genetics, Perspectives in Immunology, Plant Molecular Biology.
Ecological Sciences: Population Theory, Field course in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Human Ecology, Behaviour
and Sociobiology, Conservation Biology.
Microbiology and Cell Biology: Microbiology, Virology, The RNA Transactions, Molecular Biology, Principles of
Genetic Engineering, Molecular Genetics, Advances in Molecular Biology, Biological Electron Microscopy, Advances
Molecular Biophysics: Introduction to Biophysical Chemistry, Molecular Spectroscopy and Structure, Introduction
to X-ray Crystallography, Basics and Methodology of Conformational Analysis with Special Reference to Peptided
and Proteins, Membrane Biophysics and Cellular Physiology, Protein Structure, Folding and Design, Protein
Crystallography, DNA structure, Expression and Genome Organisation.
Molecular Reproduction, Development and Genetics: Genetics, Gene Expression and Development, Concepts
in Endocrinology and Reproduction, Principles of Signal Transduction in Biological Systems, Molecular Endocrinology.