Intersection of biology and technology: Biotechnology


"I think the biggest innovations of the 21st century will be at the intersection of biology and technology. A new era is beginning." — Steve Jobs

Biotechnology in the present scenario is helping by showing advancement in diagnosis of a disease by helping us to move forward from primitive Symptomatic Treatment to modern Molecular Treatment along with rapid organization and analysis of biological data possible (Bioinformatics), Marine and aquatic applications of Biotechnology used to improve cleanup of toxic spills, improve yields of fisheries (Blue Biotechnology), Agricultural use of Biotechnology, heading towards the production of crops in not only good quantity but also with good quality (Green Biotechnology), Medicine including designing of organisms to produce antibiotics and the engineering of genetic cures through genomic manipulation (Red Biotechnology), Exemplified by the designing of an organism to produce useful chemicals, use of enzymes as industrial catalysts (White Biotechnology). In view of above Amity University Rajasthan running Bachelors, Master and Ph.D biotechnology programs to fulfill the demand of various biopharmaceutical and biotechnological industries. All these programs course curriculum and structure have been designed in consultation with various pharmaceutical, biotechnological and dairy industry experts to meet the demand and supply of technical qualified personals. The course curriculum covering the major part of advanced biotechnological process, bioprocess and downstream technology, enzyme technology, separation technology, immunology, virology, genetics, molecular modeling drug design, biopharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical biotechnology, and bioinformatics in relation to the industry requirements. At present most of the research laboratories are supported by various Govt. funding agencies i.e. DST, DBT, ICMR, BIRAC in terms of the research grants.

Dr Vikram Kr Yadav, M.Pharm, Ph.D
Asst Professor & Program Coordinator
Amity Institute of Biotechnology
Amity University Rajasthan Jaipur-303002

Amity University Rajasthan