10 August 2013

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Scholarship

The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is an on-going National Program of Fellowships in Basic Sciences, initiated and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to attract exceptionally and highly motivated students for pursuing basic science courses and research career in science.


The selection of students is made from those studying in XI standard to 1st year in any undergraduate Program in Basic Sciences namely B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology having aptitude for scientific research. Special groups / committees are set up at IISc, to screen the applications and conduct an aptitude test at various centres in the country. Based on the performance in the aptitude test, short-listed students are called for an interview which is the final stage of the selection procedure. For receiving a fellowship, both aptitude test and interview marks are considered.

Last Date: 26th August.
For More Details and Online Application Please visit...http://www.kvpy.org.in/main/

30 July 2013

PROJECT FELLOW.....PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITY
DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Notification for the position of one Project Fellow

Applications are invited on plain paper from eligible candidates along with detailed bio-data supported by attested copies of certificates along with reference letter from the institution where you studied/worked last for the following project fellow position in UGC Major Research Project.
1. Research Position : Project Fellow - One position
2. Name of the Project:“Screening for molecular targets of anti-cancer drug using
Saccharomyces cerevisiae“.
3. Duration of the Project: Three Years (2013-2016)
4. Project Fellowship: Rs. 14,000 per month for the first two years and Rs. 16,000 for the third year.
5. Qualification: M. Sc., Biochemistry/Microbiology/Biotechnology/Life sciences
with minimum 60 % marks or equivalent CGPA. Research experience in life sciences would be desirable but not essential.
6. Last date for the receipt of application : 09.08.2013.
7. Address for sending application:
Dr. Madhu Dyavaiah.M.Sc.,Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
School of Life Sciences
Pondicherry University, Kalapet, Puducherry- 605014

Interested candidates for the above post may send their applications to the above address by post and by e-mail-madhud14@yahoo.co.in

Note: kindly provide your email address and contact phone no. without fail
No TA/DA will be admissible for attending the interview.
Place: Pondicherry (Madhu Dyavaiah)

Date: 22. 07. 13
Principal Investigator

http://www.pondiuni.edu.in/

20 June 2013

BIOTECH INDUSTRIAL TRAINING PROGRAMME (BITP) 2013-14

Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL) is implementing since last 18 years, a scheme of practical industrial training for M.Sc./M.Tech./B.E./B.Tech. Biotechnology students. The objective of this progamme is to provide industry-specific training to Biotech students for skill development and enhancing their job opportunities in biotech industry. This programme provides an opportunity to Biotech Industry for training and selecting suitable manpower. The training period is for six months during which a trainee is paid stipend of Rs.8000/- per month and trainer company is paid a bench fee to cover the expenses for providing training. The next batch of training will commence in October.

For all the informations, application and advertisement please visit... http://bcil.nic.in/bitp2013/index.asp

29 May 2013

Parasporin....An Anti-Cancer Protein

Parasporin, a novel protein with a unique cytocidal activity, was first discovered from Non-Insecticidal Bacillus thuringiensis by Mizuki et al.. The term parasporin is defined as "Bacillus thuringiensis and related bacterial parasporal proteins that are non-hemolytic but capable of preferentially killing cancer cells".

The whole idea came from the view that, it has been well established that Non-insecticidal B. thuringiensis strains are more widely distributed than insecticidal ones, and which raises a question whether such non-insecticidal inclusions have any biological activity which is as yet undiscovered. And astoundingly on the road to find the answer a strong cytocidal protein has been discovered which have activities against human cancer cells. The proteins were heterogeneous in cytotoxicity spectra

b. Parasporin, a Human Leukemic Cell-Recognizing Parasporal Protein of Bacillus thuringiensis,     
EIICHI MIZUKI et. al., 2000, CLINICAL AND DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY  
IMMUNOLOGY