Facilities

The BioTechnology department has the following well equipped laboratories.


Instrumental Method of Analysis / Analytical Techniques Lab

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UV - vis Spectrophotometer, Fluorimeter, Chromatographic columns, Nephlometer, Thin layer chromatography, Colorimeter, UV illuminator, Gel documentation system.
Faculty In charge: Mr.J.Hariharan,Asst.Professor

Biochemistry / Bioorganic Chemistry Lab

Details
pH meter, Colorimeter, Water bath, Digital Balance (500 g - 0.1 g), Digital Balance (0.1 mg), Table top Centrifuge, Microfuge, Micropipettes, Hot Air Oven, UV - vis spectrometer, Vortex, Magnetic Stirrer, Fume hood, Microplate Reader (vis-range) (300-700 nm)
Faculty in charge: Dr.S.Prabhu, Associate Professor


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Bioprocess Lab / Downstream Processing lab

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Shaking Incubator, Laminar Flow Chamber, Water bath, Spectrophotometer, pH meter, Digital Weighing balance, Vortex mixer, Peristaltic pump, Glass columns for packed bed studies, Micro centrifuge, Fermentor, Refrigerated water bath, Spray Dryer, Freeze Dryer
Faculty In charge: Ms.V. Sumitha, Associate Professor


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Cell Biology Lab

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Table top refrigerated centrifuge (swinging bucket-rotor), Table top refrigerated centrifuge (fixed angle), Light microscope, Phase contrast microscope, Fluorescent microscope, Hemocytometer, CO2 Incubator, Laminar flow hood, Autoclave
Faculty In charge: Ms. P.Jaibiba, Asst.Professor


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Genetic Engineering Lab

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Gel documentation system, UV-trans illuminator, Laminar Hood, Spectrophotometer, Water bath shaker, Refrigerator, Incubator, SDS-PAGE electrophoresis, Sonicator, Dot blot apparatus, Western blot apparatus, -20oC Deep Freezer, -80oC Deep Freezer, PCR machine, ELISA Reader, Ice-flake machine, High speed centrifuge, Vortex machine
Faculty In charge: Prof.Sulochana Somasundaram


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Immunology Lab

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Micro plate Reader, Micro Plate washer, Tabletop Refrigerated centrifuge (Swinging bucket-rotor), Tabletop Refrigerated centrifuge (fixed angle), Electrophoresis units, Transfer apparatus, Light microscope, Phase contrast microscope, Fluorescent microscope, Hemo cytometer, CO2 Incubator, Laminar flow hood (other than that used for bacterial work), Autoclave
Faculty In charge: Prof. M. Sivanandham & Prof. R.B. Narayanan


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Microbiology Lab

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pH meter, Colorimeter, Shaking Water bath, Digital Balance (500g - 0.1g), Digital Balance (0.1mg), Table top centrifuge, Microfuge, Hot air Oven, UV-Vis Spectrometer, Vortexer, Magnetic Stirrer, Laminar flow hood, Microplate reader (vis-range) (300-700nm), Shaking Incubator, Autoclave
Faculty In charge: Prof.Sulochana Somasundaram


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Molecular Biology Lab

Details
Analytical Weighing balance, Micro centrifuge (Non refrigerated), Refrigerated microfuge, Micro oven, DNA electrophoresis tank, Rock and Roll, Gel Documentation System, UV-transilluminator, Laminar Hood, Spectrophotometer, Water bath shaker, Refrigerator, Incubator
Faculty In charge: Mr.N.Sathish, Asst.Professor

Research lab

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  • Research laboratory was inaugurated on 11th April 2016 in the Biotechnology Department of Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur Tk. Prof. M. Sivanandham, Secretary, SVEHT, Chennai graced the inaugural function as being the Chief Guest. Dr. Alok Kumar Srivastava, Chief Scientist, CSIR-CFTRI, Mysuru, Prof. S. Ganesh Vaidyanathan, Principal, SVCE, Prof. Sulochana Somasundaram, HOD/Biotechnology and Prof. E. Nakkeeran, Professor/BT was present during the inaugural function. The Laboratory has international level capabilities to train students in the areas of Bioprocess Engineering, Downstream Process Engineering and Food Process Engineering. Moreover, the laboratory will also be utilized to perform consultancy, research and development activities in the above mentioned fields and thereby providing a platform for students, research scholars and industrial professionals to network and continue on Entrepreneurial, Engineering or research leader in the sectors of Biotechnology & Food industries.

Faculty In charge: Prof. E. Nakkeeran

 

Computational Systems Biotechnology Laboratory

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  • Modern laboratory for Computational Systems Biotechnology was inaugurated on 9th July 2013 in the Department of Biotechnology at Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur. The Computational Systems Biotechnology laboratory was established with a funding received from Cognizant Technology Solutions, Chennai. Mr. Sairam Kumar Jayaraman, Senior Director, Head Global Delivery-Life Sciences, CTS, Chennai, graced the inaugural function as being the Chief Guest. Prof M. Sivanandham, Principal, SVCE, Prof. Sulochana Somasundaram, HOD/Biotechnology, SVCE, Mr. Ashok Ranjith, Head-HR, CTS, Chennai, Mr. Pramodh, HR, CTS, Chennai, Ms Apsala, HR, CTS, Chennai and Prof. S. Muraleedharan, Chief Placement Officer, SVCE honored the function. The Laboratory has international level capabilities to train students in the areas of Computational Biology, Molecular Modeling, Drug Designing, Bioinformatics, Metabolic Engineering, Protein structure prediction, Ligand interaction, Modeling and Kinetic Simulation of Bioprocesses. Moreover the laboratory will also be utilized to perform consultancy, research and development activities in the above mentioned fields and thereby providing a platform for students, research scholars and industrial professionals to network and continue on entrepreneurial, engineering or research leader in the sectors of Biotech/Pharma/Software industries.

Faculty In charge: Mr. S. Naga vignesh. Asst. Prof

Animal House Facility

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Our institution animal house facility was established in the year 2009 and registered by CPCSEA- New Delhi in the year 2010 in the Department of Biotechnology, at SVCE.  The institution animal house is recognized for the purpose of Research Education using laboratory Small animals. The re-registration of animal house was done in the year 2015 and 2017.  The CPCSEA- New Delhi approval number for the Institute animal house is 1398/PO/Re/S/10/CPCSEA for Research Education purpose. Similarly, the Institutional Animal Ethical Committee (IAEC) of SVCE was constituted in the year 2009 and the committee is reconstituted from time to time in the year 2010, 2015 and 2017. The IAEC committee monitoring the functions of animal house facility every 6 months in a year and inspection report is often being submitted to CPCSEA- New Delhi by CPCSEA nominee every year.

The institution animal house has excellent facility to handle the small animals and it has facilities such as quarantine room, rabbit room, mice-rat room, procedure room and washing room. The animal house is maintained properly with air condition facility and observation of moisture and air condition is noted by automatic machine.  The animals cages are frequently washed, autoclaved and animals are kept in the husk bedding in the cages. The pure mineral water is provided for the small animals with pellet foods. All cages are properly labelled indicating the investigators name, the purpose of investigation and the details about the animals. The animal house is daily cleaned and maintained with proper sanitation. This is monitored daily by Department Scientist in-charge animal house facility approved by CPCSEA- New Delhi. As per UGC guidelines no dissection is carried out using laboratory small to demonstrate for undergraduate students. This is separately monitored by Institution Dissection Monitoring committee constituted in the year 2012. The animals are used only for research education to carryout the experiment to find the new drugs for various types of experimental studies as pre-clinical study. For graduate students the procedures such as handling of laboratory small animals, immunization of animals and collection of antisera is done every year with the approval of IAEC members. For research education project the protocol is often submitted every year to the IAEC committee members and during the meeting the protocols are scrutinized by them and the members decide whether the submitted protocol have to be approved or not based on ethical aspects and usage of number of small animals for the protocol to be sanctioned.

Scientist In-charge – Dr. S. Prabhu, Associate Professor

 

Bioinformatics lab and Department Library

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Hardware Details: Client: Pentium IV/ Core 2 Duo @ 2.2GHz, 1GB RAM -15 Server: Quad Core Intel Xeon Dual, Xeon 2.33 GHz Processor, 4 GB RAM -01 Internet Accessibility: 8MHz, 30 ports, 40 port Hub Software Details: Application Software: Microsoft Office 2003, 2007, Symantec Endpoint Protection, Acrobat Reader 8.0 Operating System: Windows XP Professional, Fedora 10 Linux, Windows 2003 Enterprise Server, Windows ‘07. Bioinformatics Software: Discovery Studio 2.5, SYBYL, ArgusLab, Swiss PDBViewer, Pymol Viewer, AutoDock, Babel.

Faculty In Incharge – Mr. P. K. Praveen Kumar, Asst.Professor

Department Library contains 136 titles covering all the areas in biotechnology. We have been receiving 8 International Journals and 13 National Journals on the various fields of Biotechnology. We are maintaining B.Tech/M.Tech Biotechnology Project dissertation and curriculum lesson plan with its respective lecture notes in the library.

Faculty In charge: Ms. N. Kanagam, Asst.Professor

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