Research Programmes & Services

Research Thrust

Currently, the major focus of the Division is on the following two aspects:

  • Deciphering the biochemical and molecular mechanisms of abiotic stress tolerance in crop plants.
  • Improving the nutritional quality of soybean.

 

Services/ facilities:

  1. Tissue Culture Facility


  2. Proteomics Laboratory & Facility for analytical estimations:
           Real-Time PCR, HPLC, GLC etc.

 

Externally Funded Research Projects
The externally funded projects of the Division:

SNo.

External funded projects

PI/Co-PI/
Associate

Funding Agency

Period

1.

Exploring  heat-stable Rubisco activase from Wheat or Maize for augmenting the activity of Rubisco under the heat stress

PI: R.R. Kumar

DST, GOI

2015-2018

2.

Enhancing Resilience of Indian Agriculture to Climate Change

Associate: Dr. R.R. Kumar

NICRA, NRM, ICAR

2015-2017

3.

Metabolic engineering for the development of 'high-isoflavone soybeans' with improved nutrional and flavor characteristics

PI: Dr. Anil Dahuja

DBT, New Delhi

2014-2017

4.

Biochemical and molecular characterization of salinity induced responses in pigeon pea (Cajanuscajan L.)-towards the salinity tolerance.

PI: 
Dr. Archana Singh

DBT, New Delhi

2013-2016

5.

Elucidating the role of novel regulatory genes from rice in response to water deficit stress and their functional validation

PI: Dr.ArunaTyagi

DST, New Delhi

2013-2016

6.

Screening soybean germplasm for α-tocopherol content and assessing the expression of γ -tocopherol methyl transferase (γ-TMT) gene in contrast

PI: Dr.Vinutha, T.

DST, New Delhi

2013-2016

7.

Identification and Characterization of Heat Responsive Novel  Transcription Factors in Wheat (Triticumaestivum L.)

PI: Dr. Suneha Goswami

DST, New Delhi

2013-2016