Research Programmes & Services

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

  • Biochemistry of stress responses.
  • Nutritional sustainability and enhancement.

Services/ facilities:

  1. Tissue Culture Facility
  2. Proteomics Laboratory
  3. Facility for analytical estimations: UPLC, Real-Time PCR, NAL (Nutrient Analysis Laboratory) etc.

Externally Funded Research Projects:

S. No.Title of the Externally funded ProjectFunding agencyPrincipal InvestigatorPeriod
1. Development of Biochemical and Physical Processing Technology to Arrest Oxidation of Lipids/Flavones to Enhance the Shelf-Life of Pearl Millet Flour ICAR-Niche area of Excellence Dr.Shelly Praveen
[PI]
2019-2021
2. Development and Evaluation of Thermotolerant Mutant in Bread Wheat by Augmenting Source and Sink Efficiency through Mutagenesis DAE-BRNS Dr.Ranjeet R. Kumar
[PI]
2017-2020
3. Enhancing resilience of Indian agriculture to climate change NRM-ICAR Dr.Ranjeet R. Kumar
[Co-PI]
2020-25
4. Characterization of heat-linked QTLs and Enzymes associated with starch biosynthesis pathway in wheat EMR-ICAR Dr.Ranjeet R. Kumar
CC-Co-PI
2018-2021
5. Sensors of heat stress: exploring mitogen-activated protein kinase genes and dissecting their role in thermo tolerance of wheat CSIR, GOI Dr.Ranjeet R. Kumar
[PI]
2018-2021
6. Exploring the Epigenetic Control of Heat Stress Responses in Wheat for Characterizing the Regulatory Networks Associated with Thermotolerance. CABin-ICAR Dr.Ranjeet R. Kumar
[PI]
2020-25
7. Epigenomics of drought acclimatization & stress memory in rice NASF Dr. Suresh Kumar 2018- 2021
8. Epigenomics of Phosphorus use Efficiency in Rice EMR-ICAR Dr. Suresh Kumar 2018-2021
9. Pullulanase based identification of high resistant starch rice DST/SERB Dr. Archana Singh 2018 -2021