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Applications are invited for one temporary position of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in the DBT
sponsored Research Project entitled “ Multifunctional Hybrid Nanosystem for Molecular Imaging
Applications” at Tezpur University.

Eligibility : Master degree in Nanoscience & Technology/ Physics/ Chemistry/
Biotechnology or equivalent with a good academic record. NET/ GATE
qualified candidates will be preferred.

Age : The upper age limit is 28 years for JRF. Age relaxation of 5 years for upper
age limit will be given to SC/ ST / Physically handicapped/ Femalecandidates.

Desirable : Experience in Nanomaterials synthesis and characterization, animal cell
culture and maintenance etc.

Fellowship : Rs. 12,000/p.m. + HRA as per rules.

Duration : 1 (one) year or till the completion of the project whichever is earlier.
Interested candidate may send their application (soft and hard copy) alongwith complete biodata,

details, photograph and attested copies of all certificates/ marksheets to Dr. P.…


Indian Council of Medical Research
Ramalingaswami Bhawan, Ansari Nagar,
Post Box 4911, New Delhi-110029
Test For ICMR's Junior Research Fellowship Notification 2011Download JRF SchemeAPPLICATION FORMS SHALL BE AVAILABLE FROM : 18.04.2011 LAST DATE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATION FORMS : 17.05.2011 ICMR in collaboration with PGIMER, Chandigarh will hold a National Level Examination for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF), for Indian national candidates at Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata Mumbai, Guwahati, Hyderabad and Varanasi on Sunday, July 17th, 2011. A total of 150 Fellowships would be awarded: 120 fellowships awarded in Life Sciences stream (like Microbiology, Physiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Human Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Immunology, Pharmacology, Zoology, Environmental Sciences, Botany, Veterinary Sciences ), and thirty (30) fellowships in Social Sciences stream (like Psychology, Sociology, Home Science, Statistics, Anth…

Going Northeast for Algal Oil

The rich biodiversity of Northeast India can be a veritable treasure house of algal species. Many of these species can be rich sources of bio-fuel. The worldwide search for sources of oil other than the fast-exhausting fossil fuels has found a new hope in algal species. Algae can produce more oil per hectare than most other bio-fuels and can be cultivated on non-arable land - reducing the competition with food crops for land.
With this in mind, TERI has launched an initial two-year search for bio-diesel-yielding algae in the Northeast in collaboration with three other institutes. Initial investigations have indicated the existence of oil-generating algae. The challenge now is to confirm how many of them actually exist and to quantify the abundance of their occurrence. Algal strains will be screened for lipid and fatty acid composition. They will be tested by TERI partnering with the Institute of Biodiversity and Sustainable Development (IBSD), Assam Agricultural University (AAU) and M…

Artificial Leaf.

The concept:Researchers at MIT’s Nocera Lab, led by Dr. Daniel Nocera have come up with a conception that can actually be considered as a nigh revolutionary advancement made in the field of chemistry. Basically composed of silicon, electronic components and low-cost chemical catalysts like cobalt and nickel for initiating reactions, this leaf (which actually doesn’t look like a natural leaf) can successfully utilize sunlight for “photosynthesis,” i.e. to break water into hydrogen and oxygen. The resultant hydrogen can then be used to produce clean electricity. What difference will it make?
Already being touted as the world’s very first balanced artificial leaf, this recreation has not been done for any cosmetic appeal, but rather conceived to address the core functionality issue especially in relation to clean energy generation. The scientists wanted it to have the same energy input and output as a natural leaf. And perhaps they have been successful in that, as according to the lab’s o…

Southern alchemy turns sewage into oil

JOHN HAWKINS / 135805 REPLICATING NATURE Devon Woods, of Invercargill engineering firm B L Rayners Ltd, puts the finishing touches to the 6m paddles that form part of the MKII a machine that turns sewage algae into crude oil. A Southern invention that turns sewage algae into crude oil is now operational but commercial testing of it is still three months away. The machine, known as the MKII, replicates the way oil is created naturally by pressure and those working on the project say it is 10 years ahead of similar projects worldwide. The oil produced can be refined into petrol, diesel and aviation fuel. Invercargill engineering firm BL Rayners Ltd and Christchurch recycling company Solvent Rescue Ltd have collaborated under the name Solray to develop the machine, which has taken them 18 years to perfect. Solvent Rescue owner Chris Bathurst said the MKII had been operating for the past four months after performing to expectation during its testing phase. It was two to three months…

PhotoBioreactor Sculpture Design Winner of HatchSpace 2008

Charles Lee designer of the Photobioreactor Sculpture is the 2008 winner of HatchSpace Integration of Art and Architecture Competition.  Attached are a few photos of the Innovators Lounge and Award Ceremony.  Also a few extra images of the Photobioreactor sculpture.