Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology

Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology Research
Department has four Research sections or themes:

Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology Research Department has four Research sections or themes:
1. Industrial Biotechnology (BDU-BRI-IEB-1000)
2. Environmental Biotechnology (BDU-BRI-IEB-2000)
3. Food Biotechnology (BDU-BRI-IEB-3000)
4. Microbial Biotechnology (BDU-BRI-IEB-4000)

Industrial Biotechnology focuses on:
 Microorganisms Commonly Used in Industrial Biotechnology
 Production of Antibiotics and Anti-Tumor Agents
 Production of pharmaceuticals from organic waste
 Production of gibberillic acid
 Biomass Resources for Energy and Industry
 Biomass Conversion

Environmental Biotechnology focuses on:
 Microbial technology for wastewater treatment
 Waste treatment and utilization
 Value Addition of Agro-Industrial Wastes and Residues
 Biological degradation of hazardous wastes
 Biological treatment of industrial waste
 Nitrification and de-nitrification in the activated sludge process
 Bioremediation, phytoremedation , bioleaching , bio-recycling

Food Biotechnology focuses on:
 Production of enzymes for Food Processing
 Stability of dry enzymes
 Fermentation technology and Production of Fermented Foods,
 Production of single cell protein, amino acids, organic acids, Polysaccharides, Biocolors, Bioflavors
 Production of pectinases and utilization in food processing
 Genetics of dairy starter culture
 Genetically modified foods
 Production of Mushrooms
 Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Synbiotics
 Improvement of Saccharomyces Yeast Strains Used in Brewing, Wine Making and Baking
 Drying of biotechnological products
 Metabolic engineering of bacteria for food engineering
 Technologies used for microbial production of food ingredients
 Genetic characterization of antimicrobial peptides
 Recent developments in food biotechnology
 Potential uses of cyanobacterial polysaccharides in the food industry
 Food application of algae
 Biofilm production
 Genetic mechanisms involved in regulation of mycotoxin biosynthesis
 Biosensors for food quality assessment
 Application of ELISA assays for detection and quantification of Toxins in foods

Microbial biotechnology focuses on:
 Microbial biodiversity
 Powerful method for preservation of industrial microorganisms
 Isolation and Screening For Secondary Metabolites
 Fermentation and Cell Culture
 Genetics, Strain Improvement, and Recombinant Proteins
 Industrial Enzymes, Biocatalysis, and Enzyme Evolution
 Biological Engineering and Scale-Up Of Industrial Processes
 Genetic engineering of microorganisms
 Microbial genomics and protemics
 Integrated microbial genomics system
 Microbial biodegradation
 Biofilm technology
 Biotechnological application of microbial metabolism
 Microbial leaching mechanism