Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University
A State University recognized under Section 2 (f) & 12 (B) of UGC Act of 1956
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Researchers from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University and Panjab University, Chandigarh led by Dr. Narendra K Bairwa, Assistant Professor, School of Biotechnology, SMVDU and, Dr. Deepak B Salunke, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Panjab University, recipients of Ramalingaswami fellowship, identified the potential antifungal property of a synthetic indoloquinazoline‐based alkaloid, compound (RK64) using yeast as the drug screening platform. The study is published in the Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology July 2021 issue which can be accessed using the following URL The authors of the published study titled “Genetic interaction between F-box motif encoding YDR131C and retrograde signalling related RTG1 regulates the stress response and apoptosis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae” Ms. Heena Shoket, Ms. Monika Pandita, Ms. Meenu Sharma, Mr. Ravinder Kumar, Ms. Shreya Wazir, Ms. Aayushi Rakwal, and Mr. Prabhat Kumar are researchers who contributed to the work.

Prof. Vijeshwar Verma, former HOD of SoBT, SMVDU provided bioinformatics support to the researchers. Dr. Deepak B Salunke is also heading the National Interdisciplinary Centre of Vaccine, Immunotherapeutic and Antimicrobials, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India and is supported by UGC (start-up grant), DBT (RLF grant), MHRD's SPARC grant, Panjab University (Alumni association, development fund) as well as Bridging Grant from Australia in collaboration with Prof. Petrovsky of Flinders University. Dr. Narendra K Bairwa and Dr. Deepak B Salunke both are collaborating on the screening of laboratory synthesized molecules for drug repurposing using S.cerevisie as a drug screening platform. The laboratory of Dr. Narendra Kumar Bairwa is supported by DBT, SERB-DST, & SMVDU, for work on gene-gene interactions, genome stability regulation, stress response, and screening of small molecules for drug discovery. Vice-Chancellor, Prof. RK Sinha, Dean, R&D Dr. Rakesh Kumar Jha, Dean FoS, Prof. Ashok Sharma, and Head, SoBT Dr. Sharada M Potukuchi, SMVDU congratulated the authors for carrying out the fundamental and applied for research work.

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23082021 JyotsnaSharmaMs. Jyotsna Sharma declared qualified for Ph. D. in Biotechnology....Read More

29072021 NKB Researchers from SMVDU, Katra, and PU, Chandigarh Discover the Potential Synthetic Antifungal Compound....Read More

11062021 NKBDr. N. K. Bairwa Participates in NSF funded Virtual Yeast Bridging Research and Education Workshop (BREW), US....Read More

11062021 NKBDr. N. K. Bairwa Participates in iCURE Workshop Organized by Arizona State University....Read More

30042021 NaseebSinghMr. Nasseb Singh, SMVDU Researcher, Qualifies for the Award of Ph.D....Read More

27042021 scopusGenome Stability Regulation and Cancer Genetics Research group, SMVDU published a research paper in SCI-indexed journal...Read More

08022021 netScholars of Biotechnology at SMVD University qualify UGC-NET Exam..Read More

11012021 msKaulMs. Anuja Koul qualifies for the award of Ph.D. degree in Biotechnology..Read More

21102020 AmritaBhatMs. Amrita Bhat Qualifies for the Award of Ph.D. Degree..Read More

12102020 ruchiShahDST Women Scientist Ruchi Shah Qualifies for the Award of Ph.D...Read More

16032020 varunSMVDU scholar selected to attend 70th Annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany ...Read More

06092019 sonaliSonali Verma Qualifies for the Award of Ph.D. ...Read More

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