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Supported Projects 2015-16

37 R & D Projects Supported [Total 3-year Financial Support: Rs. 760 Lacs]
In Year 2015-16, 188 Investigators applied from different 25 Universities, 16 Colleges and 12 Research Institute with 188 Project Proposals. 3 Universities and 5 Colleges and 2 Research Institute have applied first time. From 188 Projects, 37 Research projects are recommended by Technical Advisory Committee, with total cost of Rs. 760 lacs, over a period of three years. In this 37 projects, 37 PI, 17 Co-PI and 32 research fellows will get research support.

Research Outcome

Scheme-5(FAP-2016)
Projects
37
Principal Investigators
37
Co Investigators
17
Research Associate
0
Junior Research Fellows
33
Senior Research Fellows
0
Project Assistant
0
Papers Published
0
Conference Presentations
0
Universities
10
Institutes
1
College
0
Research Grants (INR)
31050900

GSBTM Research Projects supported – 2015-16

Sr. No. Investigator Project Title Institute Total Amount Sanctioned (Rs.)
1 Dr. Ranjitsinh Devkar Stem cell therapy for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis: Implicit melatonin priming for an improved success rate Department of Zoology The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara 2166920
2 Dr. Kishore Rajput Identification of commercially important timbers: Application of traditional and recent techniques Department of Botany The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara 1585320
3 Dr. Devesh Suthar Engineering Saccharomyces cerevisiae for producing PyrroloQuinoline-Quinone (PQQ), the most potent antioxidant and evaluating its efficacy in combating abiotic stress in yeast Department of Biochemistry The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara 2305920
4 Dr. Ratika Srivastava Interleukin-1 associated receptor kinases (IRAKs) inhibitor based combination therapy for head and neck cancers Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology Centre, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara 2041120
5 Dr. Sonal Thakore Engineered multifunctional nanoconjugates for photothermal therapy and anti-angiogenic applications in cancer. Department of Chemistry The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara 1801920
6 Dr. Sriram Seshadri Elucidating the role of short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) and its receptors in high sugar diet induced type II diabetes Institue of Science Nirma University 2251920
7 Dr. Jigna Shah Evaluation of DNA Polymerase Inhibitors for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease Institute of Pharmacy Nirma University 2081920
8 Dr. Ashish Patel To evaluate the effectiveness of the DNA barcoding approach for determining the botanical composition of honey from North Gujarat region in India Department of Biotechnology Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan 1866920
9 Dr. Illa Patel In vitro Propagation and Phytochemicals profiling of some important medicinal climbers of North Gujarat Department of Life Sciences Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan 2243840
10 Dr. Sangita Sharma A Computer Modeling Approach for Prediction Of Enantioselectivity of Active Ingredients of Ginkgo Biloba against Alzheimer’s Disease and their Estimation in Herbal Formulations Department of Chemistry Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan 2356920
11 Dr. R. S. Fougat Genetic diversity analysis and development of molecular markers for drought tolerance in Teak (Tectona grandis L.f) populations of Gujarat Department of Agricultural Biotechnology Anand Agricultural University, Anand 1930280
12 Dr. Sreeja V Bioprospecting of oxalate degrading lactic acid bacteria to develop a functional product with potential in preventing kidney stone disease Department of Dairy Microbiology Anand Agricultural University, Anand 2686920
13 Dr. R. N. Pandey Development, validation and technology transfer of microbial consortium of bioagents in sustainable management of biotic and abiotic stresses in crops Department of Plant Pathology Anand Agricultural University, Anand 2206520
14 Dr. Rukam Singh Tomar Genome and transcriptome sequencing of coriander (Coriandrum sativum) to reveal insight of its genomic architecture and breeding targets. Department of Biotechnology Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh 2450920
15 Dr. Rajiv Kumar Use of molecular markers in Testing Genetic purity of dwarf and tall coconut population at Mangrol (Agricultural Research Station) and Mahuva (Fruit Research Station) sub-centre of JAU, Junagadh Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding  Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh 1593520
16 Dr. S. I. Yusufzai Evaluation of fish meal substitution with plant proteins in formulated feed in rohu (Labeo rohita) through nutrigenomics approach Department of Aquaculture Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh 1417280
17 Dr. Himanshu Pandya Plant miRNA controlling expression of human genes: Exploring effects of Curcuma longa Department of Biochemistry and Forensic Sciences, Gujarat University 2685320
18 Prof. Meenu Saraf The Potential use of Selenobacteria in Crop Biofortification and Management of Abiotic Stress. Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Gujarat University 1559420
19 Prof. Archana Mankad Small RNA Characterization for some important medicinal plants for functional and regulatory networks in Human Department of Botany, Bioinformatics and Climate Change Impacts Management, Gujarat University 2664320
20 Dr. Reena Rajput Unraveling the Molecular Mechanism of Berberine against Neuroblastoma Immunosuppressive Tumour Microenvironment. School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, University of IAR, Institute of Advanced Research University 2191920
21 Dr. Umashankar Singh Anti-CGGBP1 adjunct cancer therapy: Regional advantage in Gujarat Biological Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology 2740000
22 Dr. M. Nataraj Micropropagation of Ailanthus excelsa Roxb.- a multipurpose tree B. R. Doshi School of Biosciences, Sardar Patel University 1426920
23 Dr. S. Rajkumar Diabetes Related Eye Complications (DREC): Deciphering genetic predisposition to diabetic retinopathy in diabetes patients from western Indian population Department of Molecular Genetics, Iladevi Cataract and IOL Research Centre, Ahmedabad 2603300
24 Dr. Kinnari Mistry Screening for polymorphism(s) in the selected candidate genes involved in the pathogenesis of Steroid Resistant Nephrotic syndrome Department of M.Sc. Integrated biotechnology Ashok and Rita Patel Institute of Integrated Study and Research in Biotechnology and Allied Sciences (ARIBAS), New Vallabh Vidyanagar 2956920
25 Dr. Jenabhai Chauhan Selected Gene Polymorphism in Dairy Cattle: A Step Towards Marker Assisted Breeding P. G. Department of Genetics Ashok and Rita Patel Institute of Integrated Study and Research in Biotechnology and Allied Sciences (ARIBAS), New Vallabh Vidyanagar 1779420
26 Dr (Ms) Bharti Dave Bioremediation of highly impacted PAHs contaminated environment by bacteria and study of bacterial community dynamics of soil mesocosm Department of Life Sciences, Bhavnagar University 1190160
27 Dr. Kuldeepsingh Kalariya Unraveling the biosynthetic pathway of active ingredients in diabetes curing tropical medicinal herb Madhunashini (Gymnemasylvestre) through transcriptome analysis Plant Pathology, ICAR-Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research 2186920
28 Dr. Ritobrata Goswami Developing an immunomodulator using Zebrafish as a model Institute of Life Sciences, Ahmedabad University 2054420
29 Dr. Sudeshna Menon Exploring Penicillium spp. to develop multifaceted Biopesticide and Phytoaugmenter for invigorating green revolution in Indian agriculture system Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, St. Xaviers College (Autonomous), Ahmedabad 1394920
30 Dr. Frenny Sheth Detection of copy number variant and Mendelian disorders in children with malformations and intellectual disabilities of unknown etiology using various molecular modalities Cytogenetics and Molecular Cytogenetic Department, Foundation for Research in Genetics and Endocrinology [FRIGE], Ahmedabad 2879920
31 Dr. Umesh Yadav SREBP-mediated dysregulation of lipid homeostasis in foam cell formation Metabolic Disorder & Inflammatory Pathologies Laboratory, School of Life Sciences, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar 2516420
32 Dr. Mrugesh trivedi Morpho-genetic relationship and phylogenetic analysis of planktonic foraminifera at Okha offshore, Gujarat- India Department of Earth and Environment Science, KSKV Kachchh University, Bhuj 1559420
33 Dr. Pradip Acharya Removal of pathogens and mitigation of unhygenic condition of human excreta through anaerobic digestion Microbiology department, Gujarat Vidyapith, Gandhinagar 664500
34 Dr. Madhuri Narra Development of an integrated process for co-production of liquid/gaseous biofuel from pretreated lignocellulosic biomass Sardar Patel Renewable Energy Research Institute, Vallabh Vidyanagar 2136920
35 Dr. Kapil Kumar Tiwari Elucidation of Genomic Profile and Evolutionary Relatedness of Amaranthus Genotypes Department of Plant Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University 2121920
36 Dr. Ranjan Khunt Rational In-silico Design, Synthesis and Discovery of New Molecular Motifs as Potential Anticancer target Department of Chemistry, Saurashtra University, Rajkot 1531920
37 Dr. Bhargav Patel Development of a qPCR assay for simultaneous detection and quantification of various meat species of domestic animals from various matrices Institute of Forensic Science, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University 2215000

Supported Projects 2013-14

27 R& D Projects Supported [Total 3 year Financial Support: Rs. 416 Lacs]
In Year 2013-14, 160 Investigators applied from different 14 Universities, 13 Colleges and 7 Research Institute with 105 Project Proposals. 2 Universities and 4 Colleges have applied first time. From 105 Projects, 27 Research projects are recommended by Technical Advisory Committee, with total cost of Rs. 416 lacs, over a period of three years to 14 Universities [Anand Agricultural University, Saurashtra University, Central University of Gujarat, Junagadh Agricultural University, Gujarat University, Gujarat Vidyapith, Hemchandracharya North Gujarat university, Nirma University, K.S.K.V. Kachchh University, Kadi Sarva Vishwavidyalaya, Kamdhenu University, M.S. University, Sardar Patel University] , 2 research institute [IIAR and Iladevi Cataract and IOL Research Centre] and 4 Colleges [ARIBAS, Shree Manibhai & Smt. Navalben Virani Science College, AD Patel Institute of Technology, Ashok & Rita Patel Institute of Integrated Study and Research in Biotechnology and Allied Sciences, Bahauddin Science College, Government Science College, Sector-15, Gandhinagar, Government Science College, Chikhali]. In this 27 projects, 27 PI, 17 Co-PI and 32 research fellows will get research support.

Research Outcome

Scheme-4(FAP-2014)
Projects
27
Principal Investigators
27
Co Investigators
17
Research Associate
0
Junior Research Fellows
31
Senior Research Fellows
0
Project Assistant
1
Papers Published
2
Conference Presentations
8
Universities
14
Institutes
2
College
4
Research Grants (INR)
41633210

GSBTM Research Projects supported – 2013-14

Sr. No. Investigator Project Title Institute Total Amount Sanctioned (Rs.)
1 Dr. Ankita Singh AD Patel Institute of Technology, New VV nagar, Anand, Gujarat Development of co-encapsulated synbiotic based extruded product 650080
2 Dr. Jitendra J. Dhruve Anand Agricultural University Nutraceutical importance and molecular characterization of okra 1251420
3 Prof. R. N. Pandey Anand Agricultural University Identification, molecular characterization and documentation of crop specific efficient and agrochemical tolerant strains of Trichoderma spp. for sustainable & eco-friendly management of plant pathogens/diseases. 1186920
4 Dr. Subhash Narayanan Anand Agricultural University Large Scale Diagnosis of Sex in Papaya (cv. Madhubindu) by Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) and its Comparison with Routinely Used PCR Technique 895160
5 Dr. Sushil Kumar Anand Agricultural University, Anand Mapping of QTL associated with drought tolerance-related traits during the seedling stage in maize 1765160
6 Dr. Farzin Minoo Parabia Ashok & Rita Patel Institute of Integrated Study and Research in Biotechnology and Allied Sciences (ARIBAS) Approach to resolve identification of compound herbal formulations through DNA barcoding 1793840
7 Dr. Manish Jani Bahauddin Science College, Junagadh, Saurashtra University, Rajkot Study of plant biodiversity of Girnar forest with the help pf DNA Barcoding 1868840
8 Dr. Vaibhav D. Bhatt Saurashtra University METAGENOMIC ANALYSIS OF VIRUSES ASSOCIATED WITH RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS IN POULTRY 1604160
9 Dr. Rajesh Vasita Central University of Gujarat Design and Characterization of Hybrid Scaffold for Stem Cell Based Bone Tissue Engineering 1677680
10 Dr. H. P. Gajera Department of Biotechnology Junagadh Agricultural University Junagadh - 362 001, Gujarat Biochemical and Molecular Characterization of Bacillus spp. Isolated from Plant Rhizospheric Soils and Their Biocontrol Potentials against Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cumini 1449420
11 Dr. Devendrasinh Jhala Gujarat University To evaluate the role of Carica papaya leaf extract in transcriptional control of megakaryopoiesis. 1876920
12 Dr. Nikhil Bhatt Gujarat Vidyapith Exploring Bioremediation Strategies for Treatment of Chromophore Linked Contaminated Wastewater Using Sequential Anaerobic-Micraerophilic Reactors 1883160
13 Dr Himanshu Bariya HEMCHANDRACHARYA NORTH GUJARAT UNIVERSITY, PATAN FUNGAL DNA BARCODING: A MOLECULAR APPROACH FOR ACCURATE SPECIES IDENTIFICATION OF NORTH GUJARAT REGION IN INDIA 1950840
14 Dr Kaid Johar SR Iladevi Cataract and IOL Research Centre Polarity and metabolism of retina pigment epithelial cells: Determining the role of kinases and superkinases involv 1971920
15 Dr. Chandramani Pathak Indian Institute of Advanced Research Study the role of cFLIP in apoptosis and autophagic signaling by NF-kB pathway in cancer 1586920
16 Dr. Shalini Rajkumar Institue of Science, NIRMA university Biochemical basis of repression of MPS phenotype in rhizobia 1330160
17 Dr. Sarat Dalai Institute of Science, Nirma University Generation of thermostable variants of a mesophilic amylase by directed evolution and their characterization 1595160
18 Dr. Sonal R. Bakshi Institute of Science, Nirma University Ideopathic mental retardation and dysmorphism: Karyotypic and UPD analysis 1526920
19 Dr.Mrugesh H. Trivedi K.S.K.V. Kachchh University, Bhuj DNA complements from recent and ancient microfossils (foraminifera) in and along the subsurface sediments of Kachchh, Gujarat 1913840
20 Dr. M.C. Sharma Kadi Sarva Vishwavidyalaya, Gandhinagar Development of a Technology for conversion of Cotton Ginning wastes and Waste Paper substrates to Bioethanol 1925920
21 Dr. Vimal M. Ramani Kamdhenu University, Dairy Science College, Amreli Bio-Conjugation of Iron oxide /Gold (core/shell) Nanoparticles for the detection of Aflatoxin M1 in Milk – A Nanobiotech Approach 1366920
22 Dr. Pushpa Robin M.S. University of Baroda Bio-prospecting of Bauhinia variegata against A-549 Lung cancer cell line 1298920
23 Dr. Padamnabhi Shanker Nagar M.S. University of Baroda DNA Barcoding of Angiosperm Taxa of South Gujarat, India 1928840
24 Dr. Suresh Balakrishnan M.S. University of Baroda Temporal proteome analysis to identify the potential inducers of pleuripotency in the regenerating tail of lizard Hemidactylus flaviviridis 1686920
25 Dr. Kiran Kalia BRD, School of sciences, Sardar Patel University Enzymuria and Low Molecular Weight Proteinuria as Early Indicators of Diabetic Nephropathy 1383920
26 Dr. Anil Kumar Singh Shree M.&N. Virani Science College Evaluation of different elicitors for bio-priming of in vitro grown banana plantlets against fungal and bacterial pathogens 1276920
27 Dr. M. N. Reddy Veer Narmad South Gujarat University Cancer Cell Migration and Saponins 986330

Supported Projects 2012-13

22 R& D Projects Supported [Total 3 year Financial Support: Rs. 424 Lacs]
In Year 2012, 133 Investigators applied from different 16 University, 10 Colleges and 7 Research Institute with 95 Project Proposals. 3 University, 7 Colleges and 3 research institute have applied first time. From 95 Projects 22 Research projects have been supported to 9 University[Gujarat University, Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Anand Agriculture University, Junagadh Agriculture University, Maharaja Sayaji Rao University, Nirma University, Sardar Patel University, Bhavnagar University, Kadi Sarva Vishwavidhyalaya] ,4 research institute[PERD, GCRI, IIAR and Iladevi Cataract and IOL Research Centre] and 4 colleges [ARIBAS, L. M. College of Pharmacy, St. Xaviers College and Shree Manibhai & Smt. Navalben Virani Science College].

Research Outcome

Projects
22
Principal Investigators
22
Co Investigators
16
Research Associate
0
Junior Research Fellows
20
Senior Research Fellows
2
Project Assistant
0
Papers Published
6
Conference Presentations
1
Universities
9
Institutes
4
College
4
Research Grants (INR)
42462388

GSBTM Research Projects supported – 2012-13

Sr. No. Investigator Project Title Institute Total Amount Sanctioned (Rs.)

1

Dr. Mahesh Chhabria

Design, synthesis and evaluation of novel autophagy inducers as potential anticancer agents.

L. M. College of Pharmacy, Opp. Gujarat University, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad - 380 009.

1982000

2

Dr. Ashima Bharadwaj

Unraveling the mechanisms underlying quinolone resistance in multidrug resistant clinical isolates of Vibrio and Shigella species from India.

Indian Institute of Advanced Research,
The Puri Foundation for Education in India,
Koba Institutional Area, Gandhinagar- 382 007,
Gujarat, India

1999980

3

Dr. Reena A. Rajput

Reprogramming of Immune Cells to Neurons: The New Face of CD40

Human Health and Diseases
Indian Institute of Advanced Research.
School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
Puri Foundation for Education in India
Koba Institutional Area, Gandhinagar, Gujarat PIN: 382007

1999480

4

Dr.Rakesh M. Rawal

Deciphering microRNA dynamics in Imatinib resistant Ph+ Chronic myeloid Leukemia: In-vitro approach

Division of Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacogenomics, Dept. of Cancer Biology, The Gujarat Cancer & Research
Institute, NCH Campus, Asarwa, Ahmedabad-380016

1994600

5

Dr. Linz-Buoy George

Molecular Stabilization Of Erythrocyte membrane as a potential antimalarial target – An In Vitro Study.

Dept. of Zoology, Biomedical Technology and Human Genetics
University School of Sciences,
Gujarat University,
Ahmedabad - 380 009.

19,96,800.00

6

Dr. Devarshi Gajjar

Studies on virulence factors of pathogenic Fusarium and Aspergillus spp. causing corneal infections

Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, The M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara-390002.

1302500

7

Prof. Harish Padh

Analysis of Indian Genome

Sardar Patel University
University Circle
Vallabh Vidyanagar -388120
Gujarat

1991760

8

Dr. Kamala K. Vasu

Synthesis of novel NF-κB inhibitors and their evaluation as chemosensitizers in anti-cancer therapy

B. V. Patel Pharmaceutical Education & Research Development (PERD) Centre,
Thaltej-Gandhinagar Highway
Thaltej, Ahmedabad-380054
India

1994700

9

Dr. P. C. Mankodi

Molecular Investigation of Zoanthid Diversity of a Rocky Intertidal Area.

Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science,
The M. S. University of Baroda,
Lokmanya Tilak Marg,
Sayajigunj,
Vadodara - 390002,
Gujarat, INDIA

1993300

10

Dr. Prakash P Pillai

Role of Methyl-CpG-binding protein-2 in impaired mitochondrial functions and myelin defects: Possible
implications for childhood disorders of the brain

Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, The
M.S.University of Baroda, Vadodara - 390 002, Gujarat, India.

1992300

11

Fr. (Dr.) Vincent J Braganza

In vitro screening of plant isolates for anticancer activity and further purification and characterization of the isolates

St. Xaviers College,
Navrangpura,
Ahmedabad-380009

1923240

12

Dr. Neepa Pandhi

Isolation and Characterization of noval Enzymes and Biosurfactants with biotechnological applications from Marine bacteria isolated from Gujarat Coasts

Shree Manibhai & Smt. Navalben Virani Science College,
Yogidham Gurukul,
Kalawad Road,
Rajkot - 360005
Gujarat

1998900

13

Dr. Bushra Jarullah

Phenotypic and Molecular Screening of Tomato Germplasms for Resistance to Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus from Agroclimatic Regions of Gujarat

Department of Biotechnology, Second Floor, KBIPER Building, Sector - 23, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, INDIA

1859920

14

Dr. R. S. Fougat

Development of EST-SSR markers for fibre quality in diploid cotton (Gossypium herbaceum)

Department of Agri. Biotechnology, Anand Agricultural
University, Anand-388 110 (Gujarat)

1993560

15

Dr. Jayant Talati

Biochemical and molecular characterization of T. durum cultivars for its end product processing quality

Dept. of Biochemistry
B.A.College of Agriculture
Anand Agricultural University
ANAND-388 110 (G.S.)

1972788

16

Dr. Anju Kunjadia

Isolation, Characterization and Transcriptome analysis of Nematophagous Fungi –A potential bio-control agent

V.P. and RPTP Science College, Sardar Patel University,
Mota Bazar, Vallabh Vidyanagar- 388120
Gujarat

1749400

17

Dr. Anamika Jha

Isolation and characterization of rhizosphere competent indigenous phosphate solubilizing bacteria for biofertilizer applications

Ashok and Rita Patel Institute of Integrated Study in Biotechnology and Allied Sciences (ARIBAS), New
V.V.Nagar, Anand.

1992700

18

Dr. Bharti Dave

Bioremediation of Poly Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) contaminated soil by Marine Actinomycetes around Bhavnagar Coast

Department of Life Sciences
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Campus
Bhavnagar University
Bhavnagar – 364002
Gujarat

2000000

19

Dr. Ashish Patel

Influence of Arid and Semi-arid Soil Microbial Composition on Growth, Water Status and Nutrient Uptake Mechanism in Certain Bioindicator Plants of North Gujarat Region Under Saline Condition.

Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, University Road,
Deesa - Chanasama Highway,
Patan - 384265, Gujarat, India

1900600

20

Dr. S. I. Yusufzai

Mapping of marine fish biodiversity along the Veraval coast using mtDNA barcoding

College of Fisheries
Junagadh Agricultural University
Veraval-362265 (Gujarat)

1968200

21

Dr. Sarat K. Dalai

Identification of CD8+ T cell-specific liver-stage antigens of Plasmodium berghei to understand anti-malarial protective Immunity

Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway,
Post : Chandlodia, Via : Gota,
Ahmedabad - 382 481.
Gujarat, India.

1975160

22

Dr. D. Tipre

Bacterial diversity study of thermal springs of Gujarat and screening of selected thermozymes

Department of Microbiology
University School of Sciences,
Gujarat University,
Ahmedabad - 380 009.

1880500

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