The Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology initiated the establishment of Biotech Hubs under the special programme for the northeastern states in 2009. The broad purpose of the programme is to promote education and research in Biology/Life Science/Biotechnology/Environment and to attract brilliant young students to build their career in these fields. The fund sanctioned under this programme is to be utilized for providing the following facilities to each Biotech Hub.
- A biotechnology lab with basic set of equipments.
- Support for site preparation/renovation.
- A bioinformatics centre with minimum of 5 computers with Internet connectivity.
- Biotechnology electronic journal access facility.
- Recurring budget for procurement of chemicals, glassware and for maintenance of Internet connectivity.
- Support for Organizing Trainings/Workshops for teachers.
- Travel Support for Conference allowance, short term training in any Institute in India, Student Fellowships etc.
IITG Biotech Hub
Sanction for IITG Biotech Hub was granted on 21.09.2010 and funds arrived in February 2011. The Biotech Hub is established in the I- Block of Centre for the Environment, IITG with three rooms. A BSL 3 facility (first of its kind in the institute), an environmental biology laboratory with basic facilities like BOD incubators, Bacteriological incubators, laminar flow, water baths, pH meter, autoclaves, hot air ovens, muffle furnace, serological water bath, melting point apparatus and FTIR are been procured. Currently the purchase of computers is complete and the informatics facility is being developed within the existing Centre for the Environment Computational Laboratory.
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The IITG Biotech Hub has one Junior Research Fellow. The Hub is being run by the involvement of faculty members drawn from multiple disciplines as listed below.
(1) Dr. A. K. Sarma, Physics. (2) Dr. B.R. Boruah, Physics.(3) Dr. M. Sarma, Chemistry.
(4) Dr. V.V. Dasu, Biotechnology.
(5) Prof. C. Mahanta, Civil Engineering (Chairman, IITG Biotech Hub steering committee)
(6) Dr. R. Tamuli, Biotechnology (Co-coordinator)
(7) Dr. U. Bora, Biotechnology (Coordinator)
The core group is exploring the possibility of expanding the involvement of additional faculty members in the near future as soon as the laboratory facilities are in place.
Workshop on Optical Microscopy Cancer Biology 2011