Major Thrust Areas:
Exploration of plant tissue culture techniques for mass propagation and conservation of promising high value medicinal plants.
Bioprospecting and exploration of beneficial plant-pathogen interactions and harnessing untapped benefits of medicinal plants through biotechnological approaches with special reference to Himalayan flora.
Abiotic stress tolerance using genomics and modernapplied aspects.
Microbial Biotechnology and Metagenomics:
Biotechnological exploration of microorganisms for enzyme production, xenobiotic degradation, bioremediation of heavy metals and plant growth promotion.
Functional metagenomics and bacterial diversity assessment of soil, water, fermented food etc. by culture dependent and independent approaches.
Exploration of lichen diversity and production of natural dyes
Exploring the structure and function of proteins of pathogenic bacteria and other parasites using integrative approaches.