The department of Biochemistry was established in the year 2005. The main objective of the department is to inculcate the basic concepts and applications of Biochemistry and thrive in the field of research and development. The department is known for its commitment to the development of the students into well-rounded individuals who can take on leadership role in Industry, Academic or Government.
A candidate who has passed B.Sc. degree Graduates in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmacy Bachelors of Medical lab Technology, Microbiology and Life Sciences as principle subject or Biochemistry as subsidiary subject are eligible for admission to the M.Sc. Biochemistry programme.
|M.Phil (Biochemistry)||[as per University Norms]|
|Ph.D (Biochemistry)||[as per University Norms]|
The Department is maintaining numerous research facilities such as high speed ultra centrifuges, spectrophotometers, semi autoanalyser, colorimeter, deep freezers, Cold room, orbital shakers, PCR machines, CO2 incubators, ELISA Readers, centrifuges, incubators, laminar flow, electronic balance, etc.
|Name of the Faculty||Project Title||Funding
|Dr. T. Palvannan||Development of an Innovative Bioprocess for treatment and Recycling of Domestic and Industrial Wastewater.||DST||2017-2020||48,60,000||Ongoing|
|Dr. L. Chitra||Understanding the neuroprotective and neurotrophic effects of Asiatic acid against endogenous neurotoxin quinolinic acid-induced neuronal toxicity.||SERB||2015-2017||19,20,000||Completed|
|Dr. L. Chitra||Intertwine between mitochondrial biogenesis, dynamics and oxidative phosphorylation in the diabetes-associated cognitive decline: Identifying s-allyl cystein-astaxanthin diester as potential therapeutic intervention.||UGC||2017-2020||23,75,000||Ongoing|
|Dr. S. Penislusshiyan||Novel astaxanthin-s-allyl cysteine biconjugate against glucolipotoxicity in pancreatic beta cell: Delineating its effect on entangled “mTORC2/ unfolded protein response/mitochondrial stress” pathway to overcome diabetes.||DHR||2020-2023||29,40,000||Ongoing|
|Dr. M. Ganesan||Reversal of p-glycoprotein mediated multidrug resistant by depsipeptide in triple negative breast cancer cells.||UGC||2020-2023||23,88,000||Ongoing|
|Dr. C. Regith||Targeted Tricetin loaded polymeric nanoparticles inhibiting p53-MDM2 interaction: Novel strategy for breast cancer therapy.||UGC||2020-2023||25,55,000||Ongoing|
|Dr. M. Suriyavathana||Synergistic wound healing effect of herbal gel formulation from Curcuma amada Roxb. and essential oils against Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) wound infection||DBT||2019-2021||24,93,000||Ongoing|
|DR. V. Manju||Pilot studies on microwave conversion of eggshell into nanostructured hydroxyapatite for biomedical applications and to design and fabricate continuous flow microwave reactor for scaling up the process.||DST||2016-2021||72,75,000||Ongoing|
|Dr. L. Chitra||National Post doctoral Fellow||Science and Engineering Research Board, India||2015-2017|
|Dr. L. Chitra||Dr. D.S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellow||University Grants Commission, India||2017-2020|
|Dr. S. Penislusshiyan||Young Scientist||Department of Health Research, India||2020-2023|
|Dr. M. Ganesan||Dr. D.S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellow||University Grants Commission, India||2020-2023|
|Dr. C. Regith||Dr. D.S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellow||University Grants Commission, India||2020-2023|