Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology Laboratories

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The Department of Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology has 2 laboratories and maintains a museum with rare artefacts.


Some of the important equipment in the 2 laboratories and in the shared Biochemistry laboratories are:

  • Laminar Air Flow Chamber

  • Remi-Quick Freeze

  • Calorimeter

  • UV-Visible Spectrophotometer

  • Microscope

  • Photoflourimeter

  • Weighing Balance

  • Remi-Cooling Centrifuge

  • Table-top Centrifuge

  • Centrifuge – Remi Model-R

  • Flame Photometer

  • Autoclave

  • Homogenizer

  • Digital Weighing Balance

  • Refrigerators

  • Store room

  • BOD incubator

  • Museum

  • Digital table-top Balance

  • Digital Spectrophotometer

  • Tissue homogenizer to grind tissues

  • Inverted Trinocular Tissue Culture Microscope

  • Rotary shaker for Mixing and development of cultures

  • Fluorimeter for measurement of fluorescence

  • UV – Transilluminator for visualization of nucleic acids / proteins under UV radiation

  • Binocular Research Microscope (high magnification)

  • Medical microscope

  • Visible Spectrophotometer (imported – USA Spectronic 20D)

  • Weswax Inverted tissue culture Trinocular Microscope with KNEOWA Optics and digital photo micrographic equipment

  • Advanced Research Trinocular microscope with phase contrast equipment - 2

  • ELISA plate reader and TVS proton printer

  • Thin Layer chromatography

  • pH meter

  • Hot plat with thermostat

  • Immunoelectrophoretic apparatus

  • Muffle furnace

  • Water bath

  • Electrophoretic apparatus (vertical)

  • Kjeldahl apparatus

Research Projects

#
Project Title
Project Type
Funding Agency
Fund
Years
Principal Investigator
1
Background Radiation survey in and around Koodankulam
Minor Research Project
Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India
Rs. 54,000/-
1987-88
Dr. Lakshmi K. S.
2
Radon, Thoron measurement in dwelling of Madras City
Major Research Project
Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India
Rs. 3,50,000/-
1989-92
Dr. Lakshmi K. S.
3
Background Radiation Survey along the East Coast of Tamilnadu
Major Research Project
Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India
Rs. 6,04,400/-
1992-95
Dr. Lakshmi K. S.
4
Characterization of blood under storage by spectral measurements
Minor Research Project
UGC
Rs. 74,800/-
2005-07
Dr. Sankari G.
5
Studies on the Environmental Radiation along the East Coast of Tamil Nadu after Tsunami
Major Research Project
Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India
Rs. 15,00,000/-
2007-12
Dr. Lakshmi K. S.
6
Effectiveness of Environmental Management Systems in Industry
Minor Research Project
UGC
Rs. 42,500/-
2008-10
Dr. Geetha R.
7
Methodology Issues Pertaining to Provision of Micro Credit and Designing of Livelihood to Borrowers in Tamil Nadu
Major Research Project
UGC
Rs. 5,63,700/-
2011-12
Dr. Lavanya Vedagiri Rao
8
Socio Economic Impact of TB on Public Health - A Mathematical Model
Minor Research Project
UGC
Rs. 40,000/-
2005-07
Dr. Geetha P. V.
9
Effective Management of Campus Waste and Creating Awareness of Vermiculture through Demonstration Pits
Minor Research Project
UGC
Rs. 65,000/-
2006-08
Dr. Sethukarasi C.
10
Impact of Natural Disaster on Women in Tamil Nadu with Special Reference to Tsunami 2004 (An Explorative Study)
Minor Research Project
UGC
Rs. 65,000/-
2004-06
Ms. Radhamani P. V.
11
A study of the Socio Economic Profile of Slums in Chennai City
Minor Research Project
Malcolm & Elizabeth Adhiseshaiah Trust
Rs. 50,000/-
2001-02
Ms. Kalyani K. N.
12
A Study of Inter District Disparities in Tamil Nadu
Minor Research Project
Malcolm & Elizabeth Adhiseshaiah Trust
Rs. 50,000/-
2002-03
Dr. Karpagam M.
13
A Study of Thiru Vi. Ka. Industrial Estate, Guindy, Chennai
Minor Research Project
Malcolm & Elizabeth Adhiseshaiah Trust
Rs. 50,000/-
2003-04
Dr. Karpagam M.
14
A Study of Health care Provision in Tamil Nadu
Minor Research Project
Malcolm & Elizabeth Adhiseshaiah Trust
Rs. 50,000/-
2004-05
Ms. Kalyani K. N.
15
Status of Infrastructural Facilities in neighbourhood development – A Case Study of Kodambakkam and Vadapalani
Minor Research Project
Malcolm & Elizabeth Adhiseshaiah Trust
Rs. 50,000/-
2005-06
Ms. Padma N.
16
A Study on the Status of Elderly in India
Minor Research Project
Malcolm & Elizabeth Adhiseshaiah Trust
Rs. 35,000/-
2006-07
Ms. Kalyani K. N.
17
A Study on the Impact of Students’ Socio Economic Background on Educational Attainment
Minor Research Project
Malcolm & Elizabeth Adhiseshaiah Trust
Rs. 15,000/-
2007-08
Dr. Karpagam M.
18
Environmental Policy For Water Pollution Abatement – An Asian Perspective
Minor Research Project
UGC
Rs. 70,000/-
2008-09
Dr. Karpagam M.

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