Students & Staff
Department of Biotechnology
Assam 781 039
Tel: +91 (0361) 2582214 (O)/2582245 (Lab)
Bioenergy - Plant sources for fuels that replace fossil fuels is a topical subject and the in-depth study on ‘Karanj’ as a source of biodiesel has helped in addressing some of the key issues (Kesari et al. 2008, 2009a, 2009b). Long term objective is to develop, the necessary knowledge and range of technologies to improve biofuel crops with more efficient biofuel and bioenergy.
Functional Genomics and
- Studies undertaken to delineate the molecular mechanism
responsible for the metabolic transition for conferring the ability
of crop to adapt to abiotic stress. The work has also led to
research on functional genomics and molecular breeding programme in
rice, with a view to breeding varieties resistant to salinity
particularly for coastal agri-ecosystems (Rangan et al.
Post Doctoral Research
Post held till now
Professional Recognition, Awards, Fellowships
Ø 2010 - Best Poster award in section "Energy and
Environmental Science" at 2nd Indian Youth Science Congress held at
SRM University, Chennai.
Regional seminar organized under MHRD sponsored scheme on
‘Awareness program on Intellectual Property Rights and Patents for
Capacity Building’ at IIT Guwahati 15-17 September 2006. Co-ordinator
and Resource Person.
group has developed a repository of a number of partial length genes
isolated from the Curcuma species with practical implications
in DNA Barcoding. GenBank accession EU492360-EU492385 (http://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/)
- G. Dwivedi, S. Hallihosur, L Rangan* (2010) Evergreening- A deceptive devise in patent rights. Technology in Society DOI.10.1016/j.techsoc.2010.10.009
Kesari, MS Vinod, A Parida, L Rangan* (2010).
based characterization in candidate plus trees of P. pinnata,
L Rangan* (2010). Development of Pongamia pinnata as
an alternative biofuel crop- current status of plantations in India
Tushar, S Basak, GC Sarma, L Rangan* (2010).
of Zingiberaceous plants of Northeast India. Journal of
Das, V Kesari, L Rangan* (2010).
regeneration in Curcuma species and assessment of genetic
stability of regenerated plants.
Kesari, A Das, L Rangan* (2010). Effect of genotype and auxin
treatments on rooting response in stem cuttings of CPTs of
Kesari, A Das, L Rangan* (2010).
characterization and microbial assay from seed oil of Pongamia
pinnata, potential biofuel
- A Das, Tushar, V Kesari, L Rangan* (2010). Aromatic Joha Rice of Assam- A Review. Agriculture Reviews 31:1-10
M Sudarshan, A Das, L Rangan* (2009). PCR amplification of
the genomic DNA from the seeds of Ceylon Ironwood, Jatropha,
A Rout, M Sudarshan, G Gregorio (2009). Molecular cloning,
expression and mapping of translational initiation factor eIF1
- A Singh, S Hallihosur, L Rangan* (2009). Changing landscape in biotechnology patenting. World Patent Information 31: 219-225.
V Kesari, K Anitha, L Rangan* (2009). Effect of auxin on
adventitious rooting from stem cuttings of candidate plus tree
Pongamia pinnata (L.), a
Kesari, K Anitha, L Rangan* (2008).
characterization and oil analysis in candidate plus trees of
biodiesel plant P. pinnata. Annals
C Vogel, AK Srivastava (2008). Analysis of context sequence
surrounding translation initiation site from complete genome of
Jaiswal, M Prasanna, L Rangan* (2007). Resonant recognition
model for prediction of lead-in regions in proteins. IEEE
CS Frontiers in
- M Jaiswal, L Rangan* (2007). Context sequence for transcription factors surrounding start codon in model crops. Current Science. 93: 215-218.
|Students & Staff|
Sudipta Ghosh, Joint supervision (2010 - continuing)
MTech project students
Mr. R. Sarath (2010 - continuing)
BTech project students
Dr. Vigya Kesari (2010- Continuing)- SRF in a DIT sponsored project
Last updated: 15th Nov 2010