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Project Vacancy

Application for post of Senior Project Associate/Post -doctoral fellowship in a IGCS-DST funded project on “Analyses of micropollutants in water bodies in Chennai through GC-MS” for two years. Candidates who have research experience in chemical/biochemical analyses of water and or related environmental chemistry topic are preferred. Qualifications are M.Sc./M.Tech./PhD. in Organic or Analytical Chemistry /Environmental chemistry /Chemical engineering /Civil or Environmental engineering/Analytical Biochemistry with experience in handling GC-MS, extraction techniques and sophisticated analytical techniques like HPLC, LC- MS etc… Fellowship will range from ₹18,000 to 30,000 p.m. depending on the qualifications and experience.

Applications may be sent via email to Professor Dr T.S. Chandra, Department of Biotechnology, IIT Madras, Chennai -36 (E-mail id : chandrasainathan@yahoo·com)

MS/PhD Research Topics (July 2014)

  1. Volatile mediated chemotaxis in Dictyostelium
  2. The onset of paternal gene expression after fertilization in Arabidopsis
  3. Host-pathogen interaction in tuberculosis
  4. Enhancing hypoxia-regulated overexpression of angiogenic factors
  5. Stem cell biology: Epigenetic changes during stem cell differentiation/3D culture of stem cell derived tissues/role of micro RNA in tissue differentiation/exploring angiogenesis in stem cell derived tissues
  6. Preclinical studies of immunotoxins in mouse model
  7. Pretreatment and Hydrolysis of Lignocellulosic Biomass for Production of Ethanol and Co-Products
  8. Control of self-renewal and differentiation decisions in the germline stem cells
  9. Strategies to enhance production of camptothecinin by in vitro cultivation of the endophyte, Fusarium solani
  10. Downstream process design for purification of high-MW hyaluronan
  11. Metabolic engineering of lactic acid bacteria for propionic acid production
  12. Nano-particle toxicology: mechanisms and consequences
  13. Investigating the role of protein aggregation and interactions in Parkinson’s disease
  14. Modelling and functional annotation of membrane proteins
  15. Folding and functional characterization of regulatory protein domains using multiple spectroscopic probes
  16. Synthetic biology: Design and characterisation of circadian oscillators
  17. Systems biology: Engineering regulatory networks in microbial systems
  18. Metabolic engineering: Enhance production of bioethanol through engineering of novel synthetic regulatory circuits
  19. Molecular modeling of urea induced protein denaturation
  20. Computational characterization of PEG-peptide interactions for (cancer) therapeutics
  21. Unusual organic biotransformations using yeast/ plant cells
  22. Biomolecular purification in two phase aqueous systems
  23. Post-transcriptional regulation of candidate genes for cardiovascular diseases