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iGEM - 2017 

 

Dated: August, 2017

  • iGEM Team SVCE Chennai received a financial support of Rs. 1 Lakh from M/s Levim  Biotech, Chennai for the iGEM 2017 competition. A total grant amount of Rs. 2.2 Lakhs towards research was provided.

Dated: July, 2017

Congratulations to Prof. R.B. NarayananDepartment of Biotechnology and Biotechnology students team

  • Prof. R.B. Narayanan, Department of Biotechnology received financial support of Rs. 1,00,000/- from M/s. Lifecell International Pvt. Ltd., Chennai for iGEM 2017 team competition to be held during 9-13, November, 2017 at Hynes Convention Center, Boston, USA.
  • M/s Centre for Medical genetics, a Unit of GenVams trust provided financial support of Rs 10,000 /- for iGEM 2017 team competition.
  • M/s Eppendorf India Ltd., Chennai provided financial support of Rs 10,000 /- for iGEM 2017 team competition.

iGEM - 2016 

 

Dated: October, 2016

SVCE Biotechnology students secured Silver Medal in iGEM - 2016

Congratulations to iGEM - 2016 Biotechnology students team and the mentors,

Prof.M.Sivanandham and Prof. Nalinkanth V. Ghone

  • iGEM team, Department of Biotechnology, SVCE mentored by Prof. M. Sivanandham and Prof. Nalinkanth V Ghone received Silver Medal in the iGEM 2016 competition held at Boston, USA during 27 - 31 October 2016. 

  • Indian Biological Engineering Competition (iBEC) is a pre-iGEM competition jointly organized by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, New Delhi and JNU, New Delhi for support to International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition presentation at Boston, October 2016. The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) foundation, a spin out of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA, conducts the prestigious iGEM competition annually in Synthetic Biology. The Foundation is dedicated to the advancement of synthetic biology by the development of open community, and collaboration through education and competition. Team SVCE_CHENNAI is the first team among the Anna University affiliated colleges to register in iGEM and won the Bronze medal in iGEM -2015. Students of the Department of Biotechnology has formed a team (SVCE_CHENNAI) under the guidance Prof. M. Sivanandham, Secretary, SVEHT and Dr. Nalinkanth V. Ghone, Professor/BT and registered for this year competition. They have submitted the proposal titled 'Synthesis and delivery of cationic antimicrobial peptides as a novel system for the prevention of milk spoilage' for iBEC competition. The proposal has been selected for financial support from Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, New Delhi. A total grant amount of Rs. 5 Lakhs towards research, travel and registration fees was provided.

  • iGEM - 2015 

     

     

    Congratulations to the students of Biotechnology and the mentors, Dr.M.Sivanandham and Dr.Nalinkanth.V.Ghone, for winning the bronze medal in the iGEM competition.

    THE HINDU dated 1/12/2015
    A project by biotechnology students of Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering has won the college an award. The students participated in an international competition for developing a synthetic biological system to treat antibiotic resistant bacterial infection.A total of 18 students from the UG and PG classes of Biotechnology Department participated in the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition and won bronze medal.The concept the students took up was to create an alternative to chemical antibiotics that could be administered to counter resistance.Most of the experiments were performed in college’s biotechnology department. The organisation iGEM provided the college the technology to make mini cells.“With DNA database of many organisms now available what we need is a method to fight antibiotic resistance. The students developed synthetic mini cells and added a toxin gene obtained from the DNA database, also provided by iGEM. This cell is then introduced into the human system which has developed resistance to the disease-causing bacteria. The toxin helps in killing the bacteria,” he said. “It was a collective idea from students and I mentored them,” explained S. Shivanandam, director of research at the college.An added attraction is the system could be used to solve the problem of scaling (known as bio-film formation) in industries, said Nalinkanth V. Ghone, associate professor and instructor for the team. As part of the project, the students have taken up creating awareness about synthetic biology in schools and colleges, college officials said.

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/students-develop-alternative-to-chemical-antibiotics/article7935044.ece


     

     

Dated: October, 2015

  • Team from the Department of Biotechnology, SVCE
    won Award in iGEM 2015 competition, Boston, USA

    • Team SVCE Chennai is the first team among the Anna University colleges to register and win an award in this prestigious competition. It is one among the three (other teams IIT, IISER) from the nation to win the award. The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) foundation, a spin out of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA, conducts the prestigious iGEM competition annually, in Synthetic Biology. The Foundation is dedicated to the advancement of synthetic biology by the development of an open community, and collaboration through education and competition. In March 2015, students of the Department of Biotechnology has formed a team (SVCE-Chennai) under the guidance Prof. M. Sivanandham, Director-Research and Professor/BT and Dr. Nalinkanth Ghone, Associate Professor/BT and registered for this year's competition. The team was provided with a kit of biological parts to work over the summer to build novel synthetic biological systems. The team worked in the Department of Biotechnology, SVCE with complete support from Faculty members & Staff of Biotechnology Department and SVCE management. The team built synthetic biological system known as ‘MINICINS’ to counter antibiotic resistant microbes and presented their work at Hynes Convention Center -- Boston, MA on 27th September 2015. And, they won a bronze medal at this event.