School of Biotechnology
One of the fastest growing industries, Biotechnology is redefining many other streams of science, improving the quality of life in every form.
The School of Biotechnology includes a degree and also an upcoming program in Biotechnology, one of the most important fields in science domain.
"Be it food security, disease prevention, environmental sustainability or climate change, the multidisciplinary field is harnessing biological processes for the betterment of society. Our Biotechnology programs offer niche specialization areas and prepare our students for one of the fastest-growing industries."
Prof. Dr. Arokiaraj Pappusamy
Dean - School of Science and Research
BIOTECHNOLOGY MASTERS PROGRAM!
We invite all Biotechnology graduates to apply for exciting Masters scholarship opportunities at Manipal International University, School of Biotechnology.
For more information and application submission, please contact:
Ms. Shamala: email@example.com
Closing date: 30th November 2021
We await your applications!
SYNOPSIS OF THE PROJECT
Aside from being a boon in creating new varieties for crop improvement, the tissue culture approach can potentially produce abnormal or off-type cultures at various stages of the process. This research will primarily focus on the regeneration stages of the oil palm tissue culture process. In standard operation workflow, cultures undergo strict selection process to weed out off-type cultures (or also known as abnormal cultures) during polyembryoid maintenance, shoot development and root induction stages. In this project, we intend to associate the phenotypes established at these stages to their corresponding transcriptome, epigenome, proteome, and metabolome to enable a better understanding of the mechanisms involved and to utilize this information for future manipulations in oil palm clonal propagation.
Three topics have been identified to realize this project:
1) Leveraging phenomics for the production of quality clones for sustainable oil palm cultivation (PhD)
2) Morphotyping oil palm polyembryoids via omics technology (MSc)
3) Quality assurance of Elaeis guineensis ramets through molecular characterization (MSc)
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