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ABL Group 2019

Flow Cytometry Workshop 2019

Notable Publication

Pongamia Plantations in IIT Guwahati

Graduates of ABL Group 2019

Book on "FLORA of IIT Guwahati"

Combining the OLD with NEW- "Nature is our PROTOTYPE"

ABL Group

"If conservation of natural resources goes wrong, nothing else will go right"

Prof M S Swaminathan

Northeast India is a region of profuse biodiversity. The abrupt variations in the altitude and the presence of deep valleys provide a range of ecological variations thereby producing different types of climatic conditions that determines the vegetation pattern of this region. It is also regarded as one of the world's few biodiversity hotspots due to its extensively rich flora and fauna. In the recent times, the ongoing developmental pressures on the environment and the global losses in the biodiversity has instigated bio-conservation. ABL lab aims to develop strategies and biomarkers for conservation of few important plant species indigenous to the Northeast India. Medicinally important species like Zingiberaceae and high oil yielding plants like Pongamia, Jatropha, Ricinus and Mesua are investigated with this respect. Apart from conservation strategies, the ethanopharmacology of these plant species are also explored. Some of these plants are also active ingredients in ayurvedic formulations. Thus, natural products as individual compounds are being explored for possible herbal therapeutics against various human pathologies. In brief, Applied Biodiversity laboratory aims to develop the necessary knowledge and range of technologies to improve biofuel and medicinal crops.
            The lab also focuses on coming up with herbal therapeutic products from plant species indigenous to Northeast India.

News and Events

CONGRATULATIONS to Prof. Latha Rangan for being selected for the Dr. P. Sheel Memorial (Young Women Scientist) Lecture Award 2021 of NASI      

CONGRATULATIONS to Ms. Rubeka for the prestigious PMRF Fellowship 2021.         

Publication by Alok in Journal "Drug Safety" (2021)         

Publication by Manish in Journal "Phytomedicine Plus" (2021)         

Publication by Nihal in Journal "Chemosphere" (2021)         

The database "NEZRC" is a web portal developed which is compilation of the diverse data, ranging from the morphological information to the molecular phylogeny of the plant belonging to the family Zingiberaceae. NEZRC is expected to be helpful for researchers as well as general users in data mining.

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