Biochemistry Laboratory

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The Department of Biochemistry has two laboratories and shares equipment with the Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology laboratories.


Some of the important equipment in the Biochemsitry laboratory and the shared Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology 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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