Thrust Areas of Research

Microbial Biotechnology

This area includes microbial diversity analysis of drinking water, salt lakes and desert ecosystems, microbial metagenomics, molecular and functional profiling, and characterization of industrially important enzymes.

Medical Biotechnology

This area includes functional genomics, screening mutations for genetic diseases and clinical phenotypes, next generation sequencing and systems understanding of regulatory networks.

Natural Resource Management

This area includes geo-spatial tagging of different ecosystems, impact assessment and monitoring of drinking water, health infrastructure and landuse/landcover using remote sensing approaches.