DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY

UNIVERSITY OF DELHI

 

Ongoing Collaborations

1. National Collaborations:

a. Project: Production of rifamycin analogues against multi-drug resistant (MDR) strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis by the manipulation of rifamycin polyketide biosynthetic gene cluster of Amycolatopsis mediterranei S699 and understanding the changes in human microbiome under antibiotic treatment regimen in patients suffering from tuberculosis

Funding Agency: Department of Biotechnology (DBT)

Duration: 2015-2018

 

b. Project: Exploring diversity, functional dynamics and biotechnological applications of bacterial communities inhabiting hot water spring atop the Himalayan ranges at Manikaran, Himachal Pradesh, India.

Funding Agency: Department of Biotechnology (DBT)

Duration: 2017-2020

 

c. Project Co-investigator: Characterization of Free Living Ciliated Protists as indicators of pollution and their impact on the micro-ecology of Yamuna River flowing through National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi, India.

Funding Agency: Department of Science & Technology (DST)

Duration: 2016-2019

 

Successfully Completed Collaborations

1. International Collaborations

a. Project: Mining LinA and LinB variants for the development of enzymatic bioremediation of hexachlorocyclohexane.

Collaborator: Indo Swiss Joint Research Program (ISJRP)

Funding Agency: DST (Department of Science and Technology) , Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Duration: 2012-2014

 

b. Project: Assessing Natural and Stimulated Biodegradation of the Pesticide Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) at Contaminated Field Sites Using Compound- Specific Stable Isotope Analysis (CSIA).

Collaborator: Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Permoserstraße.

Funding Agency: DST (Department of Science and Technology) - DAAD ( German Academic Exchange Service)

Duration: 2013-2015

 

c. Project: Bioremediation of HCH and PNP Contaminated soil by Bioaugmentation: Proof of Concept at Pilot Scale

Collaborator: Indo-Swiss Collaboration in Biotechnology (ISCB)

Funding Agency: ISCB, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland

Duration: 2004-2007

 

d. Project: Enabling Technologies for the Enzymatic Bioremediation of Cyclic Organochlorine Residues

Collaborator: Indo-Australian Collaboration in Biotechnology (IACB)

Funding Agency: Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India

Duration: 2007-2010

 

e. Project: Environmental Risk and Bioremediation of Hexachlorocyclohexane Isomers

Collaborator: Indo-Swiss Collaboration in Biotechnology (ISCB) Phase III

Funding Agency: ISCB, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland

Duration: 2008-2010

 

f. Project: Genomic Mapping of the Chromosome and Development of a System for the Generation of Rifamycin Analogs in Amycolatopsis mediterranei

Funding Agency: DST-DAAD Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

Duration: 2001-2004

 

g. Project: Tracking biotransformation of Hexachlorocyclohexane isomers by Compound-Specific isotopy Analysis

Collaborator: Dr. Hans-Peter Kohler and Dr. Thomas Hofstelter

Funding Agency: Swiss National Science Foundation

Duration: From 2014

2. National Collaborations (2010 onwards are displayed here)

a. Project: Screening for Bio-molecules from Microbial Diversity Collected from Different Ecological Niches

Funding Agency: Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India

Duration: 2007-2011

 

b. Project: Construction of Bacterial Biosensors for Detection of Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Funding Agency: Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India

Duration: 2008-2011

 

c. Project: Molecular Analysis of Agrocin Producing Agrobacterium radiobactor for Biological Control of Crown Gall in Stone Fruits

Funding Agency: Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

Duration: 2008-2012

 

d. Project: Understanding Individual & Community Genomes of Bacteria using New Generation Sequencing Technologies

Funding Agency: University of Delhi under DU/ DST – PURSE Grant

Duration: 2009-2013

 

e. Project: Genotyping and Isolation of Sphingomonads from HCH contaminated Agricultural soils and their application in Bioremediation

Funding Agency: National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms (NBAIM) (ICAR)

Duration: 2007-2014

 

f. Project: Understanding Genome Organisation and Gene Expression in Response to Different Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) Isomers in HCH Degrading Bacteria and the HCH Dumpsite

Funding Agency: Department of Biotechnology (DBT)

Duration: 2012-2015

 

g. Project: Isolating the Natural Existing Hexachlorocyclohexane Dehydrochlorinase (LinA) & Haloalkane Dehalogenase (LinB) Variants from Hexachlorocyclohexane Contaminated Dumpsite by using Metagenomic Approach

Funding Agency: Department of Science & Technology

Duration: 2012-2015

 

h. Project: All India Network Project on Soil Diversity Biofertilizers (XIth Plan)

Collaborator: Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.

Funding Agency: Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

Duration: 2007-2017

 

i. Project: Microbial Metagenomic Analysis of Hot Springs Situated Atop the Himalyan Ranges at Manikaran, Himachal Pradesh, India.

Funding Agency: National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms (NBAIM) (ICAR)

Duration: 2014-2017