The School of Life Sciences comprises of Department of Microbiology, Department of Biotechnology, Department of Bioinformatics and Department of Biochemistry.
The Department of Biochemistry, School of Life Sciences was started in the year 1993 under the affiliation of University of Madras. The Department has well equipped laboratories, advanced research facilities, sophisticated services and computing and networking capabilities. The Department does exceedingly well in the fields of higher education, research and industrial consultancy. Strong expertise exists among the highly qualified faculty on both theoretical and experimental methods of research.
Microbiology is the study of micro organisms, which are of immense importance to mankind. This branch of science gives its practitioners, the opportunity to be in contact with all other natural sciencesand thus contributing in many ways to the betterment of human life. The laboratories are fully equipped with all the instruments needed with a competent faculty. This branch of study makes it possible to diagnose most of the infectious diseases precisely.
Separate laboratories are provided for both UG and PG students. Isolated working spaces have been provided to perform Mycology, Virology, Bacteriology, Immunology and Molecular biology experiments. All basic instruments necessary to carry out microbiological works are available. Apart from this, certain specific instruments like Phase contrast microscope with photo micrographic equipment, Dark field microscopy, Refrigerated high-speed centrifuge, ELISA washer & reader, Electrophoretic equipments, Biological safety cabinets – one class 1 & other class 3 are also available. Advance instruments like Fluorescent Microscope, UV-spectrophotometer, Gel documentation system; PCR, CO2 incubator, Batch fermentor and HPLC can be utilized at the common laboratory.
Biotechnology is the fastest growing applied science of this century. It can be simply defined as the fusion of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Engineering in an integrated fashion and is aimed at using micro-organisms and cells to manufacture useful products.
The Biotechnology boom is due to Genetic Engineering, which gives the power of inserting foreign genes into an organism by the scientists. This insertion of foreign gene enables us to get desirable traits, without transferring other genes and their desirable traits. Genetic engineering can provide more effective innovations to the society ranging from pharmaceutical products, new approaches to energy generation, food production, pollution control, diagnosis, therapy of genetic disorders.
Our graduates and post graduates students enjoy a stimulating learning environment where their interest and passion can be explored to them fully.
PCR technology Lab
DNA sequencing Lab
Plant Molecular Biology Lab
Animal Tissue Culture Lab
Fermentation Technology Lab
Phytochemical extraction Lab
Molecular Genetics Lab, etc.
Department of Biotechnology and 4 Square Technologies solutions signed a MOU for training Life Science students in Clinical Research and Medical Coding.
Vels University, Department of Life Science, Pallavaram have signed an MOU with, 4 Square Technologies solutions a well-established Training, Certification and Placement, providing Medical coding & Clinical research professionals and became a beacon in the Health Care industry revolution. To benefit the Graduates of life Science Students and get updated about the industry and employment relevant opportunities into the curriculum of Biotechnology.
The MOU was signed by Dr.P.Govindarajan, Registrar, Vels University and Mr.B.Selvamuthukumar, Director of 4 Square Technologies Solutions. This MOU will provide the students and additional certificate along with their UG Course and make them industry ready and provide their potential employability.
Bioinformatics is the science of developing computer databases and algorithms for the purpose of speeding up and enhancing biological research. The Department of Bioinformatics was started in the year 2002 to facilitate the teaching and research in the interdisciplinary areas of Structural Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics, and to create an intellectual environment for interdisciplinary education and training. The department has a well-equipped lab consisting of latest IBM machines loaded which complete bioinformatics workbench coupled with high speed Broad band internet connection, enabling effective use of biological software for research purposes. The Department is comprised of well experienced faculty members with research interests and expertise in Structural Biology, Molecular Modeling, Computer Aided Drug Design, Pharmacogenomics, Cheminformatics, Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering, Genomics, Proteomics, Bio-computing, Database & Software development. Moreover, the students can access hundreds of scientific journals on their lab desktop, subscribed by the university, which is essential for project work and subsequent Publication.
Analytical Electronic balance
ELISA Plate reader & ELISA Washer
CO2 Incubator with regulator
Cooling centrifuge C-24
UV Spectro Photometer
Rotating Vaccum Flask Evaporator
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