School of Genetic Engineering

Mandate:

Genetic Improvement of Plant, Animal and Fish using Genome Editing, Intragenic and Transgenic Approaches.

Thrust Areas:

          • Development of Highly Efficient Transformation methods for Recalcitrant Species
          • Identification, Characterization and Deployment of Novel Genes and Promoters for Developing Plant, Animal and Fish with:
            • Enhanced Stress/Disease Resistance
            • Improved Nutritional Quality
            • Higher Resource-Use-Efficiency
          • Development of Transgene-free mutants of important Plant, Animal, and Fish using CRISPR/CAS9 technology.

 

Institute Projects:

Ongoing Research Projects

Principal

Investigator

Co-Principal Investigator(s)

Genomics and Bioinformatics

Identification and characterization of drought-responsive genes of wild chickpea (Cicer  microphyllum)

 

Dr. V.P. Bhadana

Identification of genes/QTLs for heat tolerance in lentil

 

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Understanding the mechanisms of aluminum (Al) toxicity tolerance in horse gram, chickpea and finger millet.

 

Dr. S.K. Bishi

Dr. Avinash Pandey

Dr. Sudhir Kumar

Dr. Madan Kumar

Molecular characterization of the Major Histocompatibility  Complex (MHC) genes of indigenous pig (Sus scrofa)

Dr. S. Naskar

 

Dr. Sanjay K Gupta

Dr. V.P. Bhadana

Dr. Santanu Banik (ICAR-NRC on Pig, Guwahati)

Dr. Pranab J Das (ICAR-NRC on Pig, Guwahati)

Externally Funded Projects

Ongoing

Project Title

Funding Agency

Principal

Investigator

Co-Principal Investigator(s)

Exploring cell surface biomarkers of cattle spermatozoa for sex-specific segregation through proteomic and genomic approach

SERB, DST

Dr. Soumen Naskar

 

Quantitative Proteomics and Phosphoproteomics to understand drought stress perception and response in lentil (Lens culinaris)”.

DBT, GoI

Dr. Ragini Sinha

 

Enhancing food, nutritional and livelihood security of marginal and small farmers in Jharkhand through need based agricultural technologies

ICAR

Dr. Bikash  Das (ICAR-RCER FSRCHPR, Plandu, Ranchi)

Dr. Soumen Naskar,

Dr. Sanjay K Gupta

(Cooperating Centre)

Concluded

Project Title

Funding Agency

Principal

Investigator

Co-Principal Investigator (s)

Identification and characterization of multiple stress responsive WRKY transcription factors in potato (Solanum tuberosum L.)

SERB, DST

 

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Screening of various lentil (Lens culinaris L.) genotypes for drought tolerance using physiological and molecular approaches.

SERB, DST

Dr. Ragini Sinha

 

Characterization of molecular marker(s) associated with X- and/or Y-chromosome bearing spermatozoa in cattle

SERB, DST

Dr. Laxmi Vandana Rongala

Dr. Soumen Naskar (Mentor)

Quantitative proteomics and phosphoproteomics to understand drought stress perception and response in contrasting genotypes of horsegram (Macrotyloma uniflorum)

DST, GoI

Dr. Ragini Sinha

 

Inter-institutional Project

Project TitleFunding AgencyPrincipal InvestigatorCo-Principal Investigator (s)
Understanding the molecular regulatory mechanism of interaction of Finger millet with blast pathogen Pyricularia grisea.ICAR-IIAB, Ranchi and ICAR-NIBSM, Raipur Dr. S.K. Jain (ICAR-NIBSM, Raipur) Dr. Avinash Pandey, Dr. Sudhir Kumar (ICAR-IIAB, Ranchi)

Molecular Biology Laboratories:

Equipped with PCR machines, Real-time PCR, 2-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-D GE), FT-IR spectrometer, Refrigerated centrifuge, Refrigerated circulating waterbath, Gel documentation system, Mili Q water purification system, Ultradeep freezer (-80 degree C), Deep freezer (-20 degree C), Incubator shaker, ELISA reader, Micro-volume spectrophotometer, Spectrophotometer, Gel electrophoresis, Laminar air-flow chamber, Autoclave, Leaf area meter, Stereozoom microscope, Compound microscope etc.

Plant Tissue Culture facility:

Equipped with fully automatic controlled culture room, Laminar air flow, Hot air oven, Autovlave, Plant growth chamber, Microbalance, pH meter etc.

Dr. Soumen Naskar

Dr. Soumen Naskar

Designation : Principal Scientist (Agril. Biotechnology)

Major Research Area :

Population genetics, Immunogenetics

Some of the areas whe...

Research Area : Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) in Farm Animals

Email : Soumen.Naskar@icar.gov.in
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Sh. Shambhu Krishan Lal

Sh. Shambhu Krishan Lal

Designation : Scientist (Agricultural Biotechnology)

Major Research Area :

Genetic Engineering for Stress Tolerance in Crop Plants

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Research Area :

Plant-Pathogen Interaction

Email : shambhumku@gmail.com, shambhu.lal@icar.gov.in
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