Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University
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Admission 2023-24
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University
Visit Old Website     Last Updated: 2nd Dec, 2023
Admission 2023-24

Laboratory Infrastructure, SoBT

Laboratory Infrastructure, School of Biotechnology

The school prioritizes state-of-the-art research laboratories and teaching facilities to provide students with a hands-on experience in the modern spheres of biotechnology. These advanced facilities enable students to engage in practical experiments, explore new techniques, and gain invaluable experience in the field. The availability of such resources ensures that students receive a comprehensive education and are well-prepared to excel in the ever-evolving field of biotechnology.

The School currently has the following laboratories:

1. MassArray Central Facility:

The Central MassArray Facility at SMVDU is a cutting-edge laboratory established at SMVDU, unique in the state of Jammu and Kashmir and one of a few such setups in Northern India. This state-of-the-art facility features the Agena (formerly Sequenom) Massarray Analyzer System, a highly robust setup with extensive applications and a proven track record in various fields. The facility utilizes this advanced technology for diagnostics of genetic diseases, pathogen and disease detection, personalized medicine, agricultural and veterinary genomics, microbial genomics, and more. The establishment of this facility at SMVDU showcases the institution’s commitment to providing advanced research infrastructure and promoting scientific advancements in the region.

2. Molecular Biology Research Lab:

The laboratory serves as a research hub for various fields, including Metagenomics, Genomics, and DNA fingerprinting of plants. It supports interdisciplinary research work and currently hosts two full-time research scholars. The infrastructure of the laboratory is well-equipped with cutting-edge technology, including the latest gel electrophoretic systems of various sizes, a gel documentation system for visualizing and documenting gels, a -200°C deep freezer for sample storage, and a fully computerized double beam UV-Visible spectrophotometer for precise spectroscopic analysis. In addition, the laboratory is equipped with various other essential instruments such as temperature-controlled water baths, vortex shakers, and gel rockers. This comprehensive range of equipment allows researchers to carry out advanced experiments and analysis, fostering innovation and progress in the field of molecular biology and genomics.

3. Microbiology Research Laboratory:

A spacious laboratory, equipped with microscopes, incubator shaker, single beam spectrophotometer and laminar air flow. The laboratory also contains fully computerised lab scale Fermentor (Sartorius) and an advanced fully computerised Gas chromatography system which is being used to carry out research in the field of metabolite production from microbial biomass.

4. Bioinformatics Centre:

The bioinformatics centre is equipped with its own server, 30 computers and a dedicated 4 Mbps internet connection. The lab is facilitated with the latest software installed on four workstations, where currently work is being carried out in the field of molecular modelling, in-silico drug design and molecular graphics.

5. Tissue culture laboratory:

This is an advanced laboratory constructed on the latest design that serves all the necessary aspects of modern tissue culture work. Full-time research is being carried out in the field of micropropagation and plant metabolite production with pharmacological properties. The lab is equipped with the latest laminar air flow chamber, incubator shaker, and plant growth room with controlled light, humidity and temperature conditions.

6. Chemistry Lab-I:

The Organic Chemistry laboratory provides all the necessary infrastructure needed for various experiments during the research work as well as the school curriculum. Research work is being carried out in the field of enzyme mediated organic synthesis and biotransformation. The lab is equipped with reflux chambers, titration apparatus, and temperature controlled water-baths for use in experiments.

7. Chemistry Lab-II:

This is the inorganic chemistry laboratory serving the purpose of carrying out various experiments during research work as well as school curriculum. the laboratory is equipped with reflux chambers, Fume-hood, melting point apparatuses, chromatography cabinets temperature controlled water baths for use in experiments.

8. Biotechnology laboratory:

This is the basic biotechnology laboratory used for school curriculum laboratory work in the subjects of biochemistry, immunology and bioprocess engineering. The laboratory is equipped with the latest instruments and apparatus including a BOD incubator, Windows operated pH meter, a fully computerised double beam spectrophotometer and Gel Electrophoretic units.

9. Microbiology laboratory:

It is a basic microbiology laboratory, and caters to laboratory work for undergraduate students. Currently, research work is being carried out in the field of Bioethanol production in the laboratory. The lab is equipped with the latest microscopes, fume-hood and autoclave facility for use in various experiments.

10. Molecular biology laboratory:

It is the basic molecular biology laboratory where work on DNA manipulation is being done for school curriculum. Also the laboratory caters carrying out student investigational projects on gene cloning for different target genes.

11. Conference room:

This latest facility installed in the school is equipped with a dedicated 2 Mbps line for worldwide video conferencing which is a significant step forward to advanced and collaborative research being carried out at the school.

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