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News of the Month

Dated: April, 2018

ISTE Best Student Award 2017
  • Mr. Veveeyan S received ISTE Best Student Award 2017  at the 17th ISTE TN section Annual Convention of Engineering Students 2017 on 10th April 2018 at Tagore Engineering College, Rathinamangalam, Chennai.
  • Ms. Kavitha Shri RK  under the internal mentorship of Prof. Sulochana Somasundaram  secured First Place for the paper titled " Cloning of mutated Bacillus subtilis derived laccase gene into E.coli for its enhanced detoxification of crystal violet dye and its immobilization" in the national conference on "Aavishkaar 2018" held at Veltech Hightech Dr.Rangarajan Dr.Sakunthala Engineering College on 2/04/2018.  

Dated: March, 2018

  • Ms. Anusha K and Vimala K  under the mentorship of Mr. D. Suresh Kumar secured Best Paper Award for the paper titled "Biosorption Technology for Removal of Chromium, Lead, Cadmium and Nickel by Dead Biomass of Bacillus Cereus HMT6 " in the national conference on "Innovations in Chemical Engineering for Sustainable Development" held at SSN College of Engineering on 28.03.2018. 

  • Mr. S. Naga Vignesh, Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology received an grant of Rs. 8 lakhs from  Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India for the project  titled "A study on biosorption mechanism of various microbial sources isolated from heavy metal polluted soil and aquatic environment samples for comprehensive database construction to study the consequence of numerous microorganisms in combination against various pollutants for extracting the best microbial systems as “heavymetal contamination alleviators" for a period of 1 year. 
  • Ms. Mythreyi NR under the internal mentorship of Prof. E. Nakkeeran secured Best Paper Award for the paper titled "Optimization Studies for the Enhanced Production of Lipase" in the International conference on "Science, Engineering and Technology" held at Jeppiaar Engineering College on 23 & 24th March 2018. 

  •  Mr. Rupesh Balaji, Mr. Rajendra Kumar, Mr. K.R.Karthikeyan and Mr. Sriram Prakash under the mentorship of  Dr. A. Senthil Nagappan and Dr. D. Nilavunesan secured first prize for the poster titled " Characterization of Chlorella Sp. Sskv1 for Biodiesel Production " in the National Conference on Biotechnology for sustainable development held at Arunai Engineering College on 16 & 17th March 2018.
  • Ms. K.P. Sonia under the guidance of Prof. M. Sivanandham & Mr. P. K. Praveen Kumar won first prize in in Oral presentation titled  "Effect of Boeravinone b treatedDendritic cells on T cell proliferation" in  National conference on Transfigures in Bio Science and Technology held at Madha Engineering College on 16th of March, 2018.

  • Mr. N. Sathish and students, Mr. S.Sriyayanth, Mr. A.Shamem Javed under the mentorship of Prof.Sulochana somasundaram  secured Best Paper Award for the paper titled "Isolation and Characterization of metal resistant Lactobacillus from goat gut and it's activity against chromium" in the National Conference on Biotechnology for sustainable development held at Arunai Engineering College on 16 & 17th March 2018. 

  • P. Ranitha, Programme Analyst, Zifo RnD Solutions, Chennai (2012-2016 Batch) addressed the prefinal year regarding "Healthcare professionals" on 9th March 2018

  • First year B.Tech Biotechnology student Ms. N. Shakunthala won Third Prize in the topic of Smart Field for pest Management in "Bio- Hackathon 1.0" conducted as part of Biotechcellence'18 - The National Level Technical Symposium Organised by Department of Biotechnology, Anna University, Guindy, Chennai on   14 & 15, March, 2018.
  • Mr.R.Darun and Ms. S.Charulatha Final year B.Tech Biotechnology students won best poster award and first prize for the project titled  "CHARACTERIZATION OF ANTHRANILATE SYNTHASE CODING TRPE GENE FOR OVERPRODUCTION OF L-TRYPTOPHAN AMINOACID IN E.COLI DH5α STRAIN" under the guidance of Dr.S. Prabhu in National conference on Recent trends in Biotechnology and Applications conducted by Vels University, Pallavaram, Chennai on 1& 2nd March 2018. 

Congratulations to Winners of National Commission for Women Awareness Campaign

  • First year BTech Biotechnology students H Lipekha & D. V Dharshini won First Place and KalphaVarshaa won Second place in "National Commission for Women Awareness Campaign" conducted online MCQ test by Anna University on the two topics of "The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005" and "Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act 2013" on  17th of November of 2017.

H Lipekha& D. V Dharshini (I year)- 1st place Cash award of Rs2000

KalphaVarshaa (I year)-2nd place cash award of Rs 750

  • Mr. Aswin Jeno JG  under the internal mentorship of Prof.  E. Nakkeeran secured Second Place for the paper titled "Evaluation of bactericidal, fungicidal and mosquito larvicidal properties of clove-bud oil mediated niosomes" in the national conference on "Recent Trends in Biotechnology and its Applications" held at VELS University on 1 & 2/3/2018.  
  • Mr. Lokesh. N, Research Consultant, SYNDROB Biosolutions Pvt Ltd, Chennai  and Ms. Sri Nivetha. P, Research Scholar, CLRI, Chennai (Batch 2014-16) Prof. E. Nakkeeran, Prof & Head, Department of Biotechnology, Chief Placement Officer, SVCE, Prof. SulochanaSomasundaram, Professor, Dr. S. Prabhu, Associate Professor, Ms. V. Sumitha, Associate Professor and Ms. S. PandiPrabha, Associate Professor, Mr. D. Suresh Kumar, Assistant Professor, Ms. P. Jaibiba, Assistant Professor, Ms. N. Kanagam,  Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, SVCE were participated in the Alumni Interaction meeting for Research and Entrepreneur among Youth through Biotechnology Programme on 01.03.2018.

Dated: February, 2018

  • Ms. Samyuktha D under the internal mentorship of Prof. E. Nakkeeran secured First Prize (Prize amount Rs. 1500/-) for the poster titled "Effect of Thymoquinone and Theobromine on Collagen Fibrillogenesis" in the International conference on "Current Trends in Diagnostics and Therapeutics for Lifestyle Diseases" held at Anna University on 27 & 28.02.2018.  
  • Dr. A. Senthil Nagappan applied for Indian Patent entitled "Rapid Preparation of Fatty Acids from Wet Microalgae". (Application No:201841006326)
  • Mr. E. Balaji, Director, SYNDROBS Biosolution Pvt. Ltd, Chennai delivered guest lecture on "Clinical Research In Biotechnology" on 16/02/2018 in Biotechnology Conference Hall..

INDUSTRY INSTITUTE INTERACTION CELL MEETING

  • Mr. K. Suresh, Head (Facility and Compliances),Tata Chemicals Ltd., Chennai , Ms.Ramashree, Assistant Manager (Production), Tata Chemicals Ltd., Chennai, Mr. P. Saravanan, Business Development Executive, Reliance Life Sciences, Chennai, Mr. S. Gunaseelan, Scientific Promotion Executive, Sanofi Pasteur India Pvt. Ltd. Chennai, Mr. C. Ranjith Kumar, Territary Manager, CiplaPvt. Ltd. Chennai
    Dr. Narendra Sivaswamy, Technical Director, SynkroMax Biotech Private Limited, Chennai,Ms.Priya, Training Manager, Eppendorf India Limited, Chennai, Dr.Vishwanathan K H, Senior Research Scientist - Research & Development, The Himalaya Drug Company, Bengaluru, Prof. E. Nakkeeran, Prof & Head, Department of Biotechnology, Chief Placement Officer, SVCE, Prof. R. B. Narayanan, Prof & Dean – Co Curricular Activity, Prof. SulochanaSomasundaram, Professor, Dr. S. Prabhu, Associate Professor, Ms. V. Sumitha, Associate Professor and Ms. S. PandiPrabha, Associate Professor, IO Coordinator, Department of Biotechnology, SVCE were participated in the industry institute interaction meeting.

ICMR, GOI - New Delhi sponsored
on

NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF BIOLOGY AND THERAPY OF INFECTIONS

  • The Department of Biotechnology, SVCE conducted "National Conference of Biology and Therapy of Infections” Sponsored by ICMR , GOI - New Delhi on 9th & 10th February , 2018 at Function Hall.
  • Dr. G. Narendran, Scientist ‘E’ Medical & Deputy Director, Department of Clinical Research,National institute for Research in Tuberculosis inaugurated the National Conference of Biology and Therapy of Infections” Sponsored by ICMR , GOI - New Delhi and delivered guest lecture on "Treatment and Prevention of TB in India”". Prof. M. Sivanandham, Secretary, Sri Venkateswara Educational and Health Trust, Chennai Presided over the Inaugural function on 9/2/2018.
  • Prof. M. Sivanandham, Visiting Professor, Dept of Biotechnology, SVCE& Secretary, SVEHT, Chennai delivered guest lecture on "Viral Etiology on some types of Cancers and their Therapies " on 9/2/2018.
  • Anuradha Rajamanickam, Ph.D  Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Excellence in Research (NIH) Tuberculosis Research Centre delivered guest lecture on "Characterisation of immune responses in Strongyloides stercoralis infection" on 9/2/2018.
  • Dr. S. Swaminathan, Expert Virologist, Recombinant Gene Products Laboratory, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology delivered guest lecture on "Defeating Dengue with Biotechnology" on 10/2/2018.
  • Dr. Nivedita Chatterjee, Senior Scientist,Vision Research Foundation, SankaraNethralaya elivered guest lecture on "Viral Infections of the eye" on 10/2/2018.

  •  Ms. N.R. Mythreyi (2014-2018 - B.Tech Biotechnology) under the guidance of Prof. E. Nakkeeran received sponsorship of Rs. 10,000/- from TNSCST for the project entitled "Molecular metagenomics of lipase production for enzymatic transesterification of leather solid waste for bio diesel production".
  • Ms. D. Lokapriya (2015-2019 - B.Tech Biotechnology) was selected for  Knowledge Publishing Group (KPG) Affiliated Project  on "Modeling blood circulation and regulation" as budding scientist. Her KPG mentor will be Dr. Sandeep Kumar of Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health System, Toronto, Canada, and Prof. Nalinkanth Veerabadran Ghone as Internal mentor.

Dated: December, 2017

 CSIR & ICMR, GOI - New Delhi sponsored National Level Workshop on
on

RESEARCH INVESTIGATIONS IN LABORATORY SMALL ANIMALS AND ETHICAL PRACTICES

  • The Department of Biotechnology, SVCE conducted National Workshop on “Research Investigations in Laboratory Small Animals and Ethical Practices ” Sponsored by CSIR & ICMR , GOI - New Delhi on 14th December – 16th December, 2017 in Conference Hall, Dr. A. C. Muthiah Central Library.
  • Dr. K. Sadasivan Pillai, Deputy Managing Director, Frontier Lifeline, Mogapair, Chennai - 600 101 inaugurated the National Workshop on “Research Investigations in Laboratory Small Animals and Ethical Practices ” Sponsored by CSIR & ICMR , GOI - New Delhi and delivered guest lecture on "Animal ethics". Prof. M. Sivanandham, Secretary, Sri Venkateswara Educational and Health Trust, Chennai Presided over the Inaugural function on 14/12/2017.
  • Dr A. Yasotha , Assistant Professor, Dept of Livestock, Production Management, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai - 600007 delivered guest lecture on "Maintenance of small laboratory animals" on 14/12/2017..
  • Dr. S.A. Asokan Director (Retired) Directorate of Distance Education Madras Veterinary College, TANUVAS Nandanam, Chennai – 600 035 delivered guest lecture on "Role of Hormones in Animal Reproduction"on 15/12/2017..
  • Dr. T. Sarath Assistant Professor Department of Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology and Obstetrics Madras Veterinary College, Vepery, Chennai- 600 007 delivered guest lecture on "Immunization and antiserum production in small animals"on 15/12/2017.
  •  Dr. Rita Banerjee, Scientist-G,Consultant & Coordinator (Life Sciences), Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi delivered guest lecture on "Research and Development Methodology"on 16/12/2017.
  • Prof. P. Kumaraswamy Head of the Department, Department of Bio-informatics & ARIS Cell, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai- 600 007 delivered guest lecture on "Isolation and Culturing of Stem cells from Bone marrow of mice" and Presided over the Valedictory function on 16/12/2017.

TAMIL NADU STUDENT INNOVATOR -2017

TOP 12 Ideas WORTH PROTOTYPING'! AWARD

  • Ms.Hamsika Narayan (2015-2018 - B.Tech Biotechnology) under the guidance of Prof. R B Narayanan (Dean - Co-curricular Activities) presented her innovative project idea on "Food Adulteration Detection System" and won Top 12 'Ideas WORTH PROTOTYPING'! in Tamil Nadu Student Innovators (TNSI) -2017 conducted by Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) and Forge Accerelator.

AICTE SPONSORED FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
on

“STEM CELL CHARACTERIZATION & ADVANCES IN ITS RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS”
  • The Department of Biotechnology, SVCE conducted AICTE Sponsored Faculty Development Programme on “Stem Cell Characterization & Advances In Its Research And Applications” on 27th November – 8th December, 2017 in Conference Hall, Dr. A. C. Muthiah Central Library..
  • Prof. T.S. Sampath Kumar, Head, Medical Material Laboratory, IIT Madras, Chennai inaugurated the AICTE Sponsored Faculty Development Programme on “Stem Cell Characterization & Advances In Its Research And Applications” and delivered guest lecture on "Micro and Nanotechnologies for Bone regeneration". Prof. M. Sivanandham, Secretary, Sri Venkateswara Educational and Health Trust, Chennai Presided over the Inaugural function on 27/11/2017.
  • Dr. Rosy Vanilla, Principal Investigator, Stem Cell Research Centre, Stanley Hospital, Director, Institute for Microbiology, MMC, Chennai delivered guest lecture on "Human Stem Cells: Sources, Characterization and Clinical Applications" on 27/11/2017.
  • Prof. R.B. Narayanan, Professor, Dept of Biotechnology, SVCE, Chennai delivered guest lecture on "Stem cell, their Characteristics and in vitro culture " on 28/11/2017.
  • Dr. G. Selvam, Head In-Charge, Department of Pathology, IIBAT, Chennai delivered guest lecture on "Aseptic Stem Cell Culture Techniques " on 28/11/2017.
  • Prof. M. Sivanandham, Visiting Professor, Dept of Biotechnology, SVCE& Secretary, SVEHT, Chennai delivered guest lecture on "Dendritic cell derivation and its application " on 29/11/2017.
  • Dr. Sanjay Kumar, Scientist, Centre for Stem Cell Research (A Unit of inStem, Bengaluru), CMC Velloredelivered guest lecture on "Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) Based Therapeutic Approaches in Mice Models" on 29/11/2017.
  • Dr. Vignesh Muthuvijayan, Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, IIT Madras, Chennai delivered guest lecture on "Role of Biomaterials in stem cell Differentiation and Tissue Engineering " on 30/11/2017.
  • Dr. Nalinkanth V. Ghone, Professor, Chemical Engineering, Adjunct Professor, Biotechnology, SVCE, Chennai delivered guest lecture on "Interplay between Stem Cells and Cancer " on 1/12/2017.
  • Dr. Subha Dravida, CEO, Transcell Biologics, Hyderabad delivered guest lecture on "Stem Cell Processing for intended Applications" on 1/12/2017.
  • Dr. Mangala Gowri, Professor, Department of Animal Biotechnology& Centre for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai delivered guest lecture on "Animal models in Stem Cell Research " on 2/12/2017..
  • Dr. P.C. Prabu, Assistant Professor, Dept of Veterinary Pathology, Assistant Professor, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai delivered guest lecture on "Laboratory Animal Facility and Animal Welfare Concerns " on 2/12/2017.
  • Dr. Anuradha Dhanasekaran, Head - Dept of Biotechnology, Director In-charge - CBT, Anna University, Chennai delivered guest lecture on "Factors affecting regenerative activity of MSCs " on 4/12/2017..
  • Dr. J. Narayanan, Senior Scientist, Dept of Nanobiotechnology, Vision Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai delivered guest lecture on "Recent advances in mechanobiology: Avenues for Targeting retinoblastoma cancer stem cells " on 5/12/2017.
  • Dr. Suvro Chatterjee, UGC-Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai delivered guest lecture on "Liver regeneration" on 6/12/2017.
  • Dr. Chirayu Padhiar, Lab-Director, LifeCell International Pvt. Ltd, Chennai delivered guest lecture on "Industrial Processing of Stem Cells " on 7/12/2017.
  • Prof. Rama Shankar Verma, Professor, Department of Biotechnology, IIT Madras, Chennai delivered guest lecture on "iPSCs and their Applications" and Presided over the Valedictory function on 8/12/2017.

Dated: November, 2017

Team SVCE CHENNAI secured Silver Medal in iGEM - 2017 competition

  • Team SVCE_CHENNAI consisting of  thirteen undergraduate students from Biotechnology and Computer Science Engineering streams mentored by Prof. M. Sivanandham, Prof. Nalinkanth V Ghone and Mr. J. Hariharan received Silver Medal this year  for the project titled "Design and Construction of Novel Genetic Circuits using Temperature and pH based Regulatory Parts ", in the iGEM 2017 competition held at Boston, USA during 8th -12th November 2017.

  • Mr. J.G.  Aswin Jeno (2016-2018 - M.Tech Biotechnology) under the guidance of Prof. E. Nakkeeran received Intramural funding (2017-2018) of Rs. 10,000/- from SVCE for the project entitled "Essential Oil mediated Biogenic Nanoparticle Activity against mosquito larvae".

Dated: October, 2017

Alumni Interaction Meeting

  • Department of Biotechnology & Students Biotech forum organized alumni interaction. Ms. Saai Anugraha, Ms. Sahana, Mr. Shrinath, Ms. Anuja and Ms. Dhanya (2011-2015 Batch) Biotechnology Students had  meeting with the final year & third year B.Tech Biotechnology Students in the Dr. ACM Library conference hall on 5th October 2017. During their video conferencing they elaborated about "Higher Studies Opportunities in USA & Sweden universities and the application procedure".

Dated: September, 2017

National Level Technical symposium

'OMICS 2K17' 

  • The Department of Biotechnology, SVCE conducted National Level Technical Symposium ‘OMICS-2017’ on 25th September,2017 in Biotechnology Conference Hall.
  • Mr. Jatin Vimal, Partner / Co-founder, Levim Biotech LLP, Ticel Biopark Ltd.-II, CSIR Road, Taramani, Chennai Tamil Nadu – 600 113 inaugurated the National Level Technical Symposium ‘OMICS-2017’ and delivered guest lecture on "BIO-ENTREPRENEURSHIP". Prof. M. Sivanandham, Secretary, Sri Venkateswara Educational and Health Trust, Chennai Presided over the Inaugural function.
  • Prof. S. Ganesh Vaidyanathan, Principal, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering Presided over the Valedictory function.

  • Dr. Anitha Ramesh, Professor - Saveetha Medical College & Hospital Senior Consultant - Medical Oncology and Pediatric Oncology Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Chennai delivered guest lecture on “Current Trends and Research in Oncology" on 7.9.2017. The guest lecture was organized by Students' Biotech Forum and Department of Biotechnology, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering and Sponsored by M/s. Reliance Life Sciences


Dated: August, 2017

  • Dr. Savithiri Shivakumar, Founder and Executive Director, Aaranya Biosciences,  Golden Jubilee Women Biotech Park, Siruseri, Chennai – 603103 delivered guest lecture on “Scope and innovative approaches in Biotechnology” on 29-8-2017 at Biotech Conference Hall, Department of Biotechnology, SVCE.

National Level Workshop on
‘Energy Biogenesis-  National Workshop on Metabolic Approaches for Bioenergy Generation’
sponsored by
 CSIR & DBT, GOI - New Delhi

  • The Department of Biotechnology of Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering is organizing “Energy Biogenesis-  National Workshop on Metabolic Approaches for Bioenergy Generation” sponsored by CSIR & DBT, GOI, New Delhi on 17th – 18th August 2017. 
  • Dr. Senthil Chinnasamy, Chief Technology Officer, ABAN Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd, Biotech Division, Chennai delivered guest lecture on Biocrude production from Algae and its relavance to India on 17-8-2017.
  • Dr. S. Vincent, Director, Loyola Institute of Frontier Energy (LIFE), Loyola College & Dean of Research Loyola College (Autonomous) Chennai delivered guest lecture on Bioenergy- The future fuel on 18-8-2017.
  • Dr. Guhan Jayaraman, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras delivered guest lecture on 18-8-2017.

Students Biotech Forum Inauguration (2017-18)

  • Students Biotech Forum was inaugurated by Dr. Mayur Abhaya, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Lifecell International Pvt. Ltd, Chennai on 1st August, 2017. The forum was inaugurated by lighting the lamp by the Chief guest. Dr. M. Sivanandham-Convener, Dr. E. Nakkeeran-Convener, Dr. R. B. Narayanan-Co- Convener, Mr. D. Suresh Kumar-Organizing Secretary
  •  The Office bearers of this Students Biotech Forum (2017)  are

    President: Mr. B. Ramit K, IV yr B.Tech Biotech
    General Secretary: Ms.J. Lavanya, III yr B.Tech Biotech
    Treasurer: Ms.R. Shruthi, III yr B.Tech Biotech
    Joint Secretary: Ms. K. Anusha II yr B.Tech Biotech
    Executive member: Mr. S. Sudharshan & Ms.N. Sivagami II yr B.Tech Biotech
    Student Adviser: Ms. B. Revathi, II Year M.Tech Biotech

    Dated: June, 2017

    • B.Ramit, III year B.Tech student was awarded the Biobricks Foundation scholar travel award- Rs. 45,500/- ($700) by Biobricks Foundation, USA to present a poster at the International Conference on Synthetic biology 7.0 during 12 th -16 th June, 2017.

    Dated: March, 2017

    National Post Doctoral Fellowship (N-PDF) grant for the Year 2016-2017

    • Dr. A. Kalaiselvi received National Post Doctoral Fellowship (N-PDF) grant amount of Rs.19.20 Lakhs for two years for the project titled "Therapeutic assessment of novel phospholipid based nano-material loaded essential oil from Indian spices" from Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) under the mentorship of Prof. E. Nakkeeran, Head, Department of Biotechnology, SVCE.
    • Ms. Shubhashini A Final year M.Tech student was awarded the Outstanding PG Award Citation.

    • Ms. S. Gayathri Final year B.Tech student has been awarded the Outstanding UG Biotechnology Student award.

    • Mr.R.Ashwath Final year B.Tech student has been awarded the Outstanding sportsman award.

    CTS Scholarship Award for the Year 2016-2017

    • J.R.Charitable trust scholarship award (CTS scholarship) for the academic year 2016-2017 was awarded to Ms. S. Saranya (2015-2017) and Ms. K.B. Leena (2016-2018) of M.Tech Biotechnology, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering sponsored by Cognizant Technology Solutions.

      National Level Workshop on
      ‘Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay for the Determination of Immunological Binders’
      sponsored by
      M/s. Janaki Scientific Company, Chennai
      • The Department of Biotechnology, SVCE organized “Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay for the Determination of Immunological Binders” Sponsored by M/s. Janaki Scientific Company, Chennai on 2nd March , 2017.
      • Dr. R.B. Naranyanan, Professor & Dean, Department of Biotechnology, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering delivered guest lecture on "ELISA" on 2-3-2017.
      • Prof. M. Sivanandham, Secretary, Sri Venkateswara Educational and Health Trust presided over Valedictory function and delivered guest lecture.

      • Mr. G. Saishreyas, Ms. N. Kanagam and Prof. Nalinkanth V. Ghone, Presented a poster entitled on “Construction and expression of a synthetic antimicrobial peptide in E.coli” and won First Prize in AVIDHAM '17 International Conference on Advances in Gene Editing organized by Anna University, Chennai during 1st & 2nd, March 2017.

      •  Ms. S. Sakthi Mohitha, Ms. Sowmya Krishnakumar, Ms. P. Jaibiba and Prof. E. Nakkeeran, Presented a poster entitled on “Stability enhancement of Betacyanin from cactus pear using enzyme hydrolysis and immobilized whole cells” and won Second Prize in AVIDHAM '17 International Conference on Advances in Gene Editing organized by Anna University, Chennai during 1st &2nd, March, 2017.

      •  Ms. G. Harini , Ms. R Preethi and Prof. Nalinkanth V. Ghone, Presented a poster entitled on “Effect of pyrrolidinone fraction ofLitseaglutinosabar extract on osteogenic differential mass” and won Third Prize in AVIDHAM '17 International Conference on Advances in Gene Editing organized by Anna University, Chennai during 1st & 2nd, March 2017.

      •  Mr. Arvindh Kumar, Ms. Nivedita Jaishankar and Dr. Ashok Palaniappan, Presented a poster entitled on “Computational studies of helminthic antibiotic resistance mechanisms mediated by mdr1 homologous efflux pumps” andwon Third Prize in AVIDHAM '17 International Conference on Advances in Gene Editing organized by Anna University, Chennai during 1st & 2nd, March 2017.

      Dated: Feburary, 2017

      • 1.  Ms. S. Gayathri, Ms. T.S. Priyadarshini, Mr. D. Suresh Kumar and Prof. M. Sivanandham, Presented a paper entitled on “Flavor component analysis of CoriandrumsativumL., and Callus induction to enhance linalool concentration” and won First Prize in 6th International Conference on Technology Development on Agriculture, Energy and Environmental Engineering for Green World, organized by Vivekananda College of Engineering for Women, Tiruchengode during 21st & 22nd February 2017.

         2.  Ms. K.K. Ramya, Ms. K. Sona, Ms. P. Jaibiba and Prof. E. Nakkeeran, Presented a paper entitled on “Extraction and evaluation of cactus pear seed oil for human health and nutrition” and won Second Prize in Emerging Trends in Agriculture and Food Processing organized by Vinayaka Mission Kirubanadhavariyar Engineering College, Salem during 24th &25th February 2017.

      • Students' Biotech Forum and Department of Biotechnology of Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering organized a Webinar Lecture on "Illuminating the Process of Chromosome Replication: A Single-Molecule Approach in Growing Escherichia coli Cells" by Dr. Sriram Tiruvadi Krishnan, Ph.D.,French Agricultural Research Institute (INRA),Domaine de Vilvert, 78350 Jouy-en-Josas on 28.2.2017.
      • Ms. R. Rathna and Prof. E. Nakkeeran, Presented a paper entitled on “Forward Osmosis and Membrane Technology to Explore Betacyanin – A natural pigment from Opuntia ficus – indica for food applications” won Best Oral Presentation in International Conference on Membrane and its applications organized by NIT Trichy during 21st-23rd, February 2017.
      • Mr. B. Shankara Narayanan and Prof. E. Nakkeeran, Presented a paper entitled on “Identification of the important Parameters and its effect in purification of anthocyanins from Red cabbage using Semi-interpenetrating network gelatin, alginate hydrogel beads” recognized as Special Mention in International Conference on Membrane and its applications organized by NIT Trichy during 21st-23rd, February 2017

      National Level Workshop on
      ‘Metabonomics- Analytical and Bioanalytical Methods on Development of Biomarkers for Drug Discovery and Safety’
      sponsored by
      DBT, GOI - New Delhi

      • The Department of Biotechnology, SVCE organized “Metabonomics- Analytical and Bioanalytical Methods on Development of Biomarkers for Drug Discovery and Safety” Sponsored by DBT, Govt of India, New Delhi on 17-18th February , 2017.
      • Dr. K. Rajeshwari, Managing Director, Bioklone Biotech Private Ltd, Chennai delivered guest lecture on Biomarkers in diagnosis and therapy on 17-2-2017.
      • Ms. S. Saranya and Prof. Sulochana Somasundaram, Presented a paper entitled on “Construction of Aptamers from Asymmetric PCR-derived ssDNA pool by SELEX process” and won First Prize in New Paradigms in the Development of Biotechnology in Healthcare organized by Karpagam University, Coimbatore during 15th &16th February 2017.

         Ms. N.V. Kruthika and Prof. Sulochana Somasundaram, Presented a paper entitled on “Optimization of Production and Purification o Amylase from Bacillus cereus BFE5400” and won Third Prize in New Paradigms in the Development of Biotechnology in Healthcare organized by Karpagam University, Coimbatore during 15th &16th, February 2017.

      • Dr. Nagendra Bala Sundram, Regional Manager (South Asia), Malaysian Palm Oil Board visited Department of Biotechnology, SVCE on 14-02-2017. He interacted with Prof. M. Sivanandham, Secretary & Professor of Biotechnology, Sri Venkateswara Health and Educational Trust, Prof. S. Ganesh Vaidhyanathan, Principal, SVCE, Prof. E. Nakkeeran, Professor/HOD-BT, Dr. N. Meyyappan, Professor/HOD-Chemical Engineering, Dr. C. Anand Babu, Professor/Chemical Engineering, Dr. G. Devasagayam Professor/HOD-Applied Chemistry and Dr .R .Muthucumaraswamy, Professor & Dean - Research for possible research collabrations in Palm Oil for Food Applications.

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      ‘Popular Lectures on Biotechnology’
      sponsored by
      DBT, GOI - New Delhi

      • The Department of Biotechnology, SVCE organized “Popular Lectures on Biotechnology” Sponsored by DBT, Govt of India, New Delhi on 10th February , 2017.
      • Dr. R. Subramanian, Chief Scientist from CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysuru inaugurated and delivered his lecture on ‘Advances in Applications of Membrane Technology in Biotechnology Industries’. 
      • Dr. N. Kumaresan, Scientist – Food Science & Technology from TATA Chemicals Ltd., Pune delivered guest lecture on ‘Recent Advances in Nutraceutical and functional foods’.
      • Prof. M. Sivanandham, Secretary & Professor of Biotechnology, Sri Venkateswara Health and Educational Trust, Chennai delivered guest lecture on ‘Development of Dendritic Cell Vaccines – A Biotechnopreneurship Approach’. 

      • Ms. S.Gayathri & Ms. T.S.Priyadarshini (2012-2016 B.Tech Biotechnology) under the guidance of Prof. M. Sivanandham received sponsorship of Rs. 10,000/- from TNSCST for the project entitled on "Callus development in Coriandrum sativum L., and flavour component analysis"

      • B.Tech Biotechnology (2012-2016) final year students, Ms. R. Arthi, Mr. S Hariharan, Ms. S. Gayathri, Ms. N. Mageswari and Ms. K.K Rammya won the price in the "Eppendorf Excites" competition held at M/s. Eppendorf India limited, Ambattur on 7th February, 2017.

      Dated: December, 2016

      National Level Workshop on
      ‘Understanding the Molecular Aspects of Microbial Drug Resistance: An Emerging Microbial Threat to Health’
      sponsored by
      DBT, GOI and ICMR - New Delhi

      • The Department of Biotechnology, SVCE conducted National Workshop on “Understanding the Molecular Aspects of Microbial Drug Resistance: An Emerging Microbial Threat to Health” Sponsored by DBT & ICMR, Govt of India, New Delhi on 5th-9th December, 2016.
      • Dr. T. Thangaradjou, Scientist E, Science & Engineering Research Board(SERB), DST, New Delhi delivered guest lecture on “SERB and Multiple Drug Resistance (MDR) research in the world” on 5-12-2016.
      • Dr. Luke E. Hannah, Scientist D, The National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (NIRT), ICMR, Chennai – 600 031 delivered guest lecture on “Drug resistance on HIV” on 7-12-2016.
      • Dr.K.Lily Therese, Senior Professor & HOD, L &T Microbiology Research Centre, KNBIRVO Building  41, College Road, Chennai - 600 006 delivered guest lecture on “Molecular mechanism of Drug Resistance” on 8-12-2016.
      • Dr. V.D Ramanathan , Director-Grade Scientist (Scientst G) [Retd] & National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis   delivered guest lecture on “ Vaccines against TB & HIV to combat drug resistance” on 9-12-2016.

      Dated: November, 2016

      • Prof. Ramaswamy Kalyanasundaram, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Head of the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Scholar, University of Illinois Rockford, College of Medicine, IL, USA delivered guest lecture entitled on “Developing Vaccine for Lymphatic Filariasis, a neglected tropical disease” at Biotechnology conference hall on 11-11-2016.

      B. Tech Biotechnology (2012-2016 Batch) - Anna University Ranks 

        Student Name
        University Rank
        Arunkumar S
        9
        Jayaprakash S
        10
        Ranitha P
        24
        Arthi S D
        27
        M. Tech Biotechnology (2014-2016 Batch) - Anna University Ranks 
        Student Name
        University Rank
        Sri Nivetha P
        5

      Dated: October, 2016

      SVCE Biotechnology students secured Silver Medal in iGEM - 2016

      • 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. 

      DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY
      MANAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIPS - LIST OF STUDENTS
      2016-2017

      NAME OF THE STUDENT

      BRANCH

      YEAR

      ANNUAL TUTION FEES

      MERIT – UNDER GRADUATE

      Lavanya J

      B.TECH - BT

      II

      45000

      Sivapriya K

      B.TECH - BT

      III

      45000

      Binu Parvathy A

      B.TECH - BT

      IV

      40000

      MERIT – POST GRADUATE

      Shubhashini A

      B.TECH - BT

      II

      50000

      MERIT CUM MEANS  - II  YEAR  UG

      Bavadharani R

      B.TECH - BT

      II

      45000

      MERIT CUM MEANS  - III  YEAR  UG

      Aishwarya P

      B.TECH - BT

      II

      45000

      MERIT CUM MEANS  - II YEAR  PG

      Dharshini V

      B.TECH - BT

      II

      50000

      SPORTS

      Ashwath R

      B.TECH - BT

      IV

      70000

      BOOKS AND INSTRUMENTS

      I. MERIT -UNDER GRADUATE

      Selva Sundari M

      B.TECH - BT

      II

      2000

      Yashaswini J

      B.TECH - BT

      III

      2000

      Priyadharshini T S

      B.TECH - BT

      IV

      2000

      II. MERIT -POST GRADUATE

      Kruthika N V

      M.TECH - BT

      II

      2000

      III. MERIT CUM MEANS - UNDER GRADUATE

      Lokapriya D

      B.TECH - BT

      II

      2000

      IV. MERIT CUM MEANS- POST GRADUATE

      Abirami L

      M.TECH - BT

      I

      2000

      Dated: September, 2016

      OMICS ‘16

      • The Department of Biotechnology, SVCE conducted National Level Technical Symposium ‘OMICS ‘16’ on 24th September,2016 in Biotechnology Conference Hall.
      • Dr. R. Subramanian, Chief Scientist, Food Engineering Department, CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysuru inaugurated the National Level Technical Symposium ‘OMICS ‘16’ and delivered guest lecture on 'Relevance of Research - Applications of MT in Edible Oil Processing'.
      • Prof. M. Sivanandham, Secretary, Sri Venkateswara Educational and Health Trust, Chennai Presided over the Valedictory function.
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      National Workshop on
      ‘Contemporary Research in Genetic Engineering’
      sponsored by
      DBT, GOI and ICMR - New Delhi

      • The Department of Biotechnology, SVCE conducted National Workshop on ‘Contemporary Research in Genetic Engineering’ sponsored by DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY, GOI and INDIAN COUNCIL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH- New Delhi on 9th &10th September,2016.
      • Dr. S. Meenakshisundaram, Director- Centre for Food Technology, Professor, Centre for Biotechnology, Anna University, Adyar, Chennai delivered guest lecture on “Cloning and expression of Pichia pastoris” on 9-9-2016.
      • Dr.N Ayyadurai Senior Scientist Department of Bio-Technology CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute Adyar, Chennai delivered guest lecture on “Optimizing the plasmid system for overexpression of recombinant protein” on 9-9-2016.
      • Dr. S. Ashok Kumar Assistant Professor, Centre for Biotechnology, Anna University Adyar, Chennai delivered guest lecture on “Evolution of Genetic Engineering: A boon to applied technology” on 9-9-2016.

      Dated: August, 2016

      SVCE signed MoU with Springboards, Chennai

      • A memorandum of understanding between SVCE and Springboards was signed by Prof. M. Sivanandham, Secretary, SVEHT, Chennai and Mr. K.S. Kirushnamani, Director, Valingro Exponenta Private Limited, Chennai for conducting Popularization of Engineering Courses of SVCE  to the School Children on 31st August, 2016. Prof. S. Ganesh Vaidhyanathan, Principal, SVCE, Prof. E. Nakkeeran, Professor/HOD-BT and Mr. S. Ravichandran, Manager, Springboards were present during the MoU signing.

       

      Inauguration of The Student Biotech Forum

      • Students Biotech Forum was inaugurated by Dr. C.D. Anuradha, HoD, Department of Biotechnology, Director i/c, Centre for Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai on 1st August, 2016. The forum was inaugurated by lighting the lamp by the Chief guest. The Office bearers of this Students Biotech Forum (2016)  are

        President: Ms. Pooja Smruthi K, IV yr B.Tech Biotech
        General Secretary: Ms.Azhagammal S, III yr B.Tech Biotech
        Treasurer: Ms.Sivapriya K, III yr B.Tech Biotech
        Joint Secretary: Ms. Sai Harshini II yr B.Tech Biotech
        Executive Member: Ms. Lavanya II yr B.Tech Biotech
        Student Adviser: Ms. Shubhashini A, II Year M.Tech Biotech

      Dated: July, 2016

      Batch

      Student Name

      Title, techniques

      Complete Address of the Training Organisation

      Date

      Number of Days

      2014-2018 Anirudh S
      Kaviya S
      Oil Production and Packaging Kaleeswari Refinery Pvt Ltd 5, Mambakkam Road, Vengaivasal, Chennai, Tamil Nadu-600073 25-06-16 to
      29-06-16
      5 days
      2014-2018 Nanditha R
      Hitesh GP
      Enzyme Technology Apex biotechnology Training and Research Institute
      TS. 89, Parthasarathy street, Thiru Vi Ka Industrial Estate Ekkaduthangal, Guindy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu -600032
      20-06-16 to
      28-06-16
      7 days
      2014-2018 Praveena S
      Aishwarya P
      Isolation and Amplification of DNA Acme Progen Biotech
      ( India ) Pvt Ltd
      260G, Ram Square,
      2nd Floor, Advaitha Ashram Road, Balaji Nagar, salem
      Tamilnadu - 636004
      18-06-16 to
      24-06-16
      7 days
      2014-2018 Jayashree B Milk Processing and Milk Powder Preparation Hatsun Dairy Industry Pvt Ltd
      Thimmasamudram village,
      Near white gate, kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu -631501
      24-06-16 to
      30-06-16
      6 days
      2014-2018 Pooja Shree R
      Meenaakshe RP
      Cell Culure Techniques Baba Clinical and Genomic Research Centre TICEL Bio park II BTCIF, 1st floor, NO.5, CSIR Road, Taramani, Chennai, Tamil Nadu- 600113 20-06-16 to
      30-06-16
      10 days
      2014-2018 Aishwaryalakshmi V
      Mangaiyarkarasi S
      Milk Processing and Milk Powder Preparation Aavin Central Dairy, Tamilnadu Co-operative Milk Producers Federation Ltd
      Aavin Illam, Madhavaram Milk Colony, Chennai, Tamil Nadu – 600051
      30-06-16 to
      03-06-16
      4 days
      2014-2018 Sonia KP Pharmacology Stanley Medical College 305 OSH Road, Royapuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu -600001 19-06-16 to
      02-07-16
      15 days
      2014-2018 Mythreyi NR r-DNA Technology Enzene Biosciences Ring Road, Chandra Layout Extension II Stage, Peenya, Bengaluru, Karnataka -560058 20-06-16 to
      30-06-16
      11 days
      2014-2018 Devapriya S Manufacturing of Medicines Sterile Gene Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
      45,Main Road, MangalamVillage,
      Villianur Commune, Pondicherry-605110
      22-06-16 to
      28-06-16
      7 days
      2014-2018 Charulatha S
      Dharshini S
      Milk Processing and Milk Powder Preparation Aavin Milk industry Sathuvachari, Vellore, Tamil Nadu- 632009 21-06-16 to
      25-06-16
      5 days
      2014-2018 Darun S
      Karthick M
      Ramit B
      Priyadharshini V
      Prassana Kumar SB
      Yashaswini J
      Recombinant Protein Production & Purification Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering
      No.3, Pennalur, Sriperumbudur Taluk, Tamil Nadu - 602117
      20-06-16 to
      24-06-16
      5 days
      2014-2018 Harini R
      Kushmitha K
      Sivapriya S
      Varsha Bhaskar
      DNA Barcoding Biozone Research Pvt Ltd Poes Road, Poes Garden, Teynampet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu -600018 16-06-16
      to
      23-06-16
      7 days
      2014-2018 Harini Subbiah
      Azhagammal SC
      AditiValecha
      Manoj Krishna M
      Asvika Rajkumar
      r-DNA Technology Biozone Research Pvt Ltd Poes Road, Poes Garden, Teynampet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu -600018 20-06-16 to
      25-06-16
      6 days
      2014-2018 Samyuktha D PCR and DNA Finger Printing Biozone Research Pvt Ltd Poes Road, Poes Garden, Teynampet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu -600018 23-06-16 to
      28-06-16
      6 days

      Dated: June, 2016

      National Level one week Short Term Training Programme on
      ‘Recombinant Protein Production & Purification’
      organized by
      Department of Biotechnology, SVCE in association with Brainwave Biotech (P) Ltd, Chennai

      • The Department of Biotechnology in association with Brainwave Biotech (P) Ltd conducted National National Level one week Short Term Training Programme on ‘Recombinant Protein Production & Purification’ during 20th -24th June,2016.

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