HANSRAJ COLLEGE

University of Delhi

NAAC Grade A+ with CGPA 3.62

Centre

Centre

Har Gobind Khorana Centre for Chemical Biology (HC2B)

Supported by

ABOUT HC2B

H2CB is established in the Hansraj College premises under the aegis of Sanganeria Foundation for Health & Education and Ultra International Limited. The purpose of HC2B is to foster research in the field of drug discovery with a primary focus on human diseases like malaria, leishmaniasis, cancer etc. combined with medicinal chemistry and aiming for direct application to the study of human diseases. Recent developments and advances in biological sciences and medicinal chemistry have shown a great potential for improving current medical research and HC2B aims to bring the biologists and chemists under one umbrella to perform research on diseases and drugs with a better understanding of the two fields. The centre has well- equipped biosafety level-2 cell culture laboratory with all the necessary equipment. The laboratory has an in-built ultraviolet sterilization facility along with an air pressure module to maintain sterile culture conditions in the laboratory. The centre is equipped to perform various antiparasitic, antiviral drug discovery projects.

MISSION

  • To encourage the students and faculties across the Delhi University colleges to pursue research work in the field of chemistry and biology interface.
  • To provide dissertation, internship and short-term project programmes for the graduate and postgraduate students.
  • To provide research laboratory exposure to the undergraduate college students.

LEADERSHIP

Patron Chairman Coordinator
Padma Shri Dr. Punam Suri
Chairman, Governing Body
Hansraj College, University of Delhi
Prof. Rama
Principal
Hansraj College, University of Delhi
Dr. Brijesh Rathi
Assistant Professor
Hansraj College, University of Delhi

MEMBERS

Name Designation
Dr. Anita Agrawal Head, Technology Development Transfer
Department of Science & Technology, Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110 016
Prof. Pulin Gupta Professor of Medicine
PGIMER, RML Hospital, New Delhi-110001
Dr. Agam P Singh Staff Scientist VI
National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi -110067
Dr. Yuba Raj Pokharel Associate Professor
South Asian University (University Run By 8 SAARC Nations), New Delhi-110021
Dr. Vijay K Goel Associate Professor
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi – 110067
Dr. Lokesh C Mishra Associate Professor
Hansraj College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Dr. Archana Singh Associate Professor
Hansraj College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007

ADVISORY BOARD

Name Designation
Mr. Sant Sanganeria Managing Trustee
Sanganeria Foundation for Health & Education, New Delhi - 110 001
Ms. Bhuvana Nageshwaran Director
Ultra International Limited
Prof. T. P. Singh SERB Distinguished Fellow
All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Dr. Anil K Mishra Director
Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), Delhi
Prof. Chandrabhas Narayana Director
Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 014, Kerala
Prof. Ravi Durvasula Chair, Department of infectious Diseases
Mayo Clinic Florida, USA
Prof. Aniko Borbas Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of Debrecen, Hungary
Prof. Conor R Caffrey Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of California, San Diego, USA
Dr. Martin Zoltner Head, Drug discovery Division
BIOCEV, Charles University Prague
Prof. Anil Chuturgoon Dean of Research
University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Dr. Gajendra P Singh Scientific Director
MIT-SMART, Singapore
Dr. Lindomar Pena Department of Virology
Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), Brazil

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Jagadish Chandra Bose Centre for Plant Genomics

Supported by

Science and Engineering Research Board, DST, Govt. of India

About Jagadish Chandra Bose Centre for Plant Genomics (JCBCPG)

JCBCPG has been established to promote research in the field of Plant Genomics with special emphasis on Plant Protection. Plants being sessile are very often attacked by pests and Pathogens. In order to defend themselves they have developed a sophisticated defense / tolerance strategy. Researchers working at this center are keen to understand molecular aspects of defense mechanism (especially signalling pathways involved in plant defense: calciumsignaling and Mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway) by using “omics”, genetic engineering, imaging and biochemical techniques in order to plan and implement future strategies for controlling biotic stressors. The center is well-equipped to perform Molecular Cloning, Plant transformation, Protein-protein interaction, Transcript profiling, Protein profiling, Docking and simulation.

LEADERSHIP

Patron Chairman Coordinator
Padma Shri Dr. Punam Suri
Chairman, Governing Body
Hansraj College, University of Delhi
Prof. Rama
Principal
Hansraj College, University of Delhi
Dr. Archana Singh
Associate Professor
Hansraj College, University of Delhi

RESEARCH SCHOLARS

Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Sujata Singh
Ph. D. Scholars: Ms. Manisha Yadav & Ms. Ruby Panwar
UGC-JRF: Ms. Megha
SERB-JRF: Ms. Jyotsna Pandey
Intern: Ms. Mohini Kajila

SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS

An article entitled “Protease inhibitors: recent advancement in its usage as a potential biocontrol agent for insect pest management” published in Insect Science was selected as top cited paper by Wiley.

A research article entitled “Pathogenesis Related Proteins: a defensin for plants but an allergen for humans” was highlighted in Current Science (Vol. 119, No. 5, 10th September 2020).

RESEARCH OUTCOMES PUBLISHED IN JOURNALS OF HIGH REPUTE

DATABASE DEVELOPED

NeuroPIpred

The museum has collection of plant specimens collected from different parts of India. These specimens are primarily utilized in identification of various taxa, and for study purpose during practical classes of undergraduate students. A total of about 330 specimens including Algae, Bryophytes, Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms and Angiosperms are displayed. Museum stores specimens of basidiomycetes and various lichens. Besides, plant pathology-related specimens are available for late blight of potato, papaya mosaic virus, leaf curl of tomato, bushy stunt of tomato, etc. The well-labelled specimens are preserved as herbarium sheets. Specimens are accurately indexed and maintained by the museum curator.

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