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Best Paper Presentation Award

Notable Publication

New Book Publication

Patent Granted: Patent No. 416769

Women Faculty Research and Innovation Award, IITG_2022

ABL Group 2022

Pongamia Plantations in IIT Guwahati

Book on "FLORA of IIT Guwahati"

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

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"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.

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CONGRATULATIONS to Rubeka for publication in Journal of Food Composition and Analysis      

Congratulations to Gaurav for publication in bioRxiv      

CONGRATULATIONS to Rashmi for bagging Best Poster Award (Third prize) in the event held at CMC Vellore      

Congratulations to the finalist of the Prestigious Vishwakarma Project organized by IIT Delhi in partnership with Maker Bhavan Foundation and the WIN Foundation: Anamika & Debaditya (AEL Lab); Nuzelu and Sonu (ABL Lab) for BHEEMA product      

Book release on Wild Edible Greens- edited jointly by Latha Rangan as a part of 'India secure @75', NASI Initiative      

Congratulations to Gaurav for publication in PNAS- Part B Biological Sci., India      

CONGRATULATIONS to Mansih for publication in Intl J of Biological Macromolecules      

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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2005 onwards taught different courses both at undergraduate and post graduate levels at Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering (earlier Biotechnology), Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam (India). Read More
We offer Molecular validation of plants and their products, Genome size estimation of plants
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