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Thrust Areas

The faculty members at the Institute of Science are seasoned researchers having diverse expertise and research interests in the areas of health, agriculture and environment. Their research projects are supported by various funding agencies apart from Nirma University in the following thrust areas.

  1. Infectious Disease, Immunology and Vaccine
  • Immunity to Malaria Liver-stage infection
  • Cell Biology of Entamoeba histolytica
  • Malaria Drug resistance
  • Generation and maintenance of Memory T cells
  • Mucosal Immunology
  • Immunology of Plasmodium liver-stage vaccine
  • Development of alternative Vaccine strategies
  1. Cancer and Metabolic Disorder
  • Cancer Biomarkers
  • Tumor Immunology
  • Type-II Diabetes etiology and prevention
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Gut Microbiome
  1. Agriculture and Environmental Biotechnology
  • Molecular Physiology of PGPR
  • Breach of Rhizobial Legume symbiosis
  • Actinomycete diversity
  • Catabolite repression of MPS phenotype
  • Functional Microbial Diversity
  • Bioremediation of Hydrocarbons
  • Biosensors
  • Wastewater Management
  • Microbial Fuel Cell for wastewater treatment
  • Bioactive natural products
  • Plant antimicrobials
  • Biological effects and applications of microwaves
  • Bioacoustics