Department of Microbial Biotechnology



Facilities exist in the department for teaching and research in different branches on Microbiology and Biotechnology. The major thrust areas are such as Microbial Enzymes/Biocatalysis, Fermentation Technology, Scale-up of Bioprocesses, Antimicrobials, Microbial Biofilms, Microbial Interactions, Vaccine Development, Cancer Biology, etc.

Laboratory details
The department has well-equipped teaching laboratory, specialized research laboratories, centralized internet-enabled computer laboratory and a common instrumentation laboratory. The department faculty members are undertaking several R&D projects sponsored by various National funding agencies including DBT, DST, SERB, CSIR, UGC, ICMR etc, and industries.

The department library has hard copies of more than 400 books pertaining to the course curriculum of Microbiology, Biotechnology and allied subjects. Additionally, books and journals subscribed by Panjab University are also available through intranet.

List of major equipments

  • Autoclaves
  • Biosafety cabinets (Type II A2)
  • Laminar air flow hoods
  • Centrifuges (High Speed, Refrigerated); Microcentrifuges
  • Incubators and incubator shakers
  • CO2 incubator
  • Water purification systems
  • Weighing balances (analytical)
  • Deep freezers (-20 and -70 degrees)
  • UV-Visible spectrophotometers
  • ELISA reader
  • Microbial cell density meter
  • Fermenter Bioreactor
  • Light microscopes
  • Inverted microscope
  • Fluorescence microscope
  • Horizontal gel electrophoresis system
  • Vertical gel electrophoresis system
  • Western blot apparatus
  • Thermocycler
  • Gel doc
  • Rotary evaporator
  • High performance liquid chromatography
  • Protein purification system
  • Ice-flaking machine
  • Magnetic stirrers
  • Hot air ovens
  • Microwave ovens
  • pH meters
  • Ultrasonic cleaner
  • Ultrasonicator
  • Homogenizer
  • Vacuum pumps
  • UV chromatography chamber
  • Water baths and dry baths

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