Infrastructure & Facilities

Well-equipped classrooms with all modern teaching aids

Departmental mini auditorium

Departmental conference room

10

Lecture Theatre

04

Class Rooms

02

Tutorial Rooms

Amity Institute of Biotechnology (AIB) has state-of-the-art apparatus, lab equipment and facilities that support innovative research topics. Some of the major high-end facilities and labs include Research Lab (animal cell culture), Research Lab (Microbiology), Central Facility Lab, Plant Biotechnology Lab, Animal Biotechnology Lab, Biochemistry Labs, Cell Biology Lab, Environmental Biotechnology Lab, Bioprocess Technology Lab, Microbiology Lab, Bioinformatics Lab and Molecular Biology & R-DNA Technology Lab. GC, HPLC, qPCR and PCR machines, FACS, refrigerated centrifuges, spectrophotometers, deep freezers, lyophilizer, gel electrophoresis systems for nucleic acids and proteins, animal tissue culture facility and advanced laboratory equipment are available in AIB research labs. The institute has well-equipped research laboratories for scholars to ensure uninterrupted operation of research activities.

All the classrooms are equipped with modern equipments for interactive teaching-learning process. We have a rich repository of books, journals, magazines and research publications besides umpteen reference books to augment learning. AIB has four classrooms, two tutorial rooms, ten lecture theatres, mini auditorium, conference room and modern labs.

Well equipped labs

Amity Institute of Biotechnology conducts research in core emerging areas of biotechnology. The students, scholars and faculty collaborate to focus on various research projects and devise innovative methods and technology to leverage healthcare and medical sector. Scholars and students translate knowledge to advance practical measures in major areas such as health-care, diagnostics, agriculture, food, medicine, environment and consumer products with far-reaching impact. Our high-tech and well-equipped laboratories support research in key areas carried out by scholars and students.

The department has two research labs and 15 students labs viz Research Lab I (Animal Cell Culture), Research Lab II (Microbiology), Central Facility Lab, Plant Biotechnology Lab, Animal Biotechnology Lab, Biochemistry Lab-I, Cell Biology Lab, Environmental Biotechnology Lab, Bioprocess Technology Lab, Preparatory Lab, Microbiology Lab, Biochemistry Lab-II, Biochemistry Lab-III, Bioinformatics Lab, Molecular Biology & RDNA Technology Lab, Downstream Processing Lab as well as Chemical & Glassware Lab Store.

Research Lab (Animal Cell Culture)

The research laboratory at AIB is a research-oriented lab. The lab is equipped with high end instruments viz. HPLC, inverted microscope along with temperature controlled incubator shaker, laminar air flow, high speed centrifuge etc. The department has successfully completed several vital projects funded by government agencies like DST, DBT, CST-UP. Currently three research projects are being funded by DBT and CST-UP. The research work includes genetic polymorphism in cancer cells, work on selective estrogen receptor modulator, drug development of polyherbal nasal formulation.

 

Research Lab (Microbiology)

The Microbiology Research lab of AIB has research scholars as well as JRF and Project Asistants working on many diverse research topics. Major work carried out here are green synthesis of nanoparticles, biochemical and genetic study of medicinal plants (Flax, Nigella, turmeric etc.), effect of nanoparticles of enzymes, characterization of bacteriophage, therapeutic effect of medicinal plants.

Central Facility Lab

Central Facility lab is developed to facilitate research carried out by scholars and students with sophisticated instruments as well as to explore new frontiers in high end research. The lab is resourced with Gel Documentation Unit, PCR machine, Spectrophotometer, Ultra Deep Freezer (-80 C), deep freezer (-20 C), milli Q system.

Plant Biotechnology Lab

The department has a well-stocked plant biotechnology lab. It deals with all the tissue culture experiments. The lab is well furnished with channeled entry for tissue culture lab.

The major experiments carried out by students include protoplast fusion, agrobacterium transformation, and hairy root culture. The plants of interest of tissue culture lab are Nigella sativa, tobacco, tomato and papya.

Animal Biotechnology Lab

Animal Biotechnology lab of AIB deals with experiments related to animal physiology, animal cell culture and animal biotechnology.

It is a well-equipped lab to carry out experiments like culturing and maintenance of animal cells, cell counting, cell viability testing, high end experiments include toxicology study on animals.

Biochemistry Labs

 

AIB has a well-equipped Biochemistry Lab having all facilities related to biochemistry and enzymology. It has various advanced equipment such as colorimeter, UV-vis spectrophotometer, pH meter, centrifuge etc. The experiments carried out in this lab include quantitative and qualitative estimation of protein, carbohydrate, nucleic acids and lipids. The lab also provides facilities for SDS-PAGE.

Cell Biology Lab

Cell Biology Lab deals with the study of different cell stages. Students observe various stages of mitosis in onion root tip cells, cell division in flowering plants, chromosomes in different divison stages, isolation of mitochondria.

Environmental Biotechnology Lab

Environmental Science Lab deals with the testing of waste water treatment, water analysis including BOD and COD, environmental monitoring, monitoring of air pollution and bioremediation.

Bioprocess Technology Lab

Bioprocess labs deals with production of antibiotic, alcohol production with fungus S. cerevisae by using fermenter and batch culture of microbes.

Microbiology Lab

Microbiology lab is equipped with facilities to deal with research related to microorganisms.

The lab majorly deals with bacterial and fungal cultures. Industrial applications of microbes viz. antibiotic producing microbes, microbes used as biocontrol agents, bioremediation, microbes producing bioplastics, production of various enzymes of industrial importance, biological production of nanoparticles are the main research work conducted in this lab.

Bioinformatics Lab

AIB has well equipped Bioinformatics lab. Total of 60 computers are available with distribution of 40 and 20 systems in two labs. Configuration of available systems: Intel@cELERON® CPU E3400@2.60 ghZ,1 1 System of 4 GB & rest of 2 GB RAM 250 GB Hard Disk, Intel@Pentium ® CPU G645@2.90 ghZ,4 GB RAM 250 GB Hard Disk. 2 UPS 7.5 KVA, supported by DG set, Proprietary software: Schrodinger v11.13.0 (25 users), auto dock, Exom ED, ACD lab/ Chem sketch 12.0, EPI info.

Molecular Biology & R-DNA Technology Lab

Molecular Biology facilitates and promotes research in key areas in Biotechnology. The lab targets to perform various research practices such as basics of preparing molar solution to DNA and RNA isolation and cloning of genes.The lab also has PCR, Hybridization techniques, gel electrophoresis (Agarose and PAGE).

 

Students learn to do screening of clones as well as various methods of cloning.

 

The lab has all advanced facilities to carry out recombinant DNA technology experiments smoothly.