Re-accredited by NAAC with a CGPA of
3.62 on a four point scale at 'A' Grade
An ISO 9001 : 2008 Certified University
Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune
Dr. D. Y. Patil Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Institute
Tathawade, Pune 411033.
Approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), GOVT OF INDIA

Ongoing Research Projects

List of Ongoing research projects funded by External agencies (Faculty)

A) International Grants (Completed)

Sr. No. Title of Research project Investigator Foreign Investigators/ Collaborators Funding agency Total Grant value, Duration and grant amount for DPU
1. Bioremediation of toxic metals and other pollutants for protecting human health and ecosystem Dr. Neelu Nawani Dr. Abul Mandal, University of Skövde,
Sweden Dr. B. P. Kapadnis, Department of Microbiology, University of Pune
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sweden SEK 45,00,000/-
Dec 2010-
Dec 2013
2. Identifying novel biomarkers of COPD and design of innovative preventive and therapeutic strategies targeted for the benefit of Indian population Dr. M. B. Khetmalas,
Dr. Neelu Nawani
Dr. Tushar Sahasrabuddhe
Dr. Cecilia Eriksson and Dr. Abul Mandal, University of Skövde, Sweden Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sweden SEK 21,00,000 July 2012- April 2014

B) International Grants (Ongoing/Commencing)

Sr. No. Title of Research project DPU Investigator/
Collaborator
Foreign Investigators/
Collaborators
Funding agency Total Grant value, Duration and grant amount for DPU
1. Comparative study of actinomycetes biodiversity in India and Tunisia: investigation of biotechnological enzymes and biological activities Dr. Neelu Nawani and Dr. M. B. Khetmalas Dr. Sofiane Ghorbel and Dr. Noomen Hmidet, Ecole Nationale D'Ingenieurs de Sfax, Tunisia Indo-Tunisian Collaborative project Department of Science and Technology, Government of India Rs. 24,39,000 March 2013 to Feb 2016
2. The emergence and persistence of novel resistance to 3rd generation cephalosporins and carbapenem in bacteria in the environment Dr. Neelu Nawani Dr. Jana Jass, University of Orebrö, Sweden and Dr. Abul Mandal, University of Skövde, Sweden FORMAS, Swedish Research Council, Sweden SEK 1,70,000 Jan 2015 to Dec 2016

C) National Grants (Completed)

Sr. No. Title of Research project DPU Investigator/
Collaborator
Foreign Investigators/
Collaborators
Funding agency Total Grant value, Duration
1 A Bioelectrochemical system for sequestration of carbon dioxide Dr. M. B. Khetmalas and Dr. Neelu Nawani Nil Department of Science and Technology, Government of India Rs. 38,04,570

D) National Grants (Ongoing)

Sr. No. Title of Research project DPU Investigator/
Collaborator
Foreign Investigators/
Collaborators
Funding agency Total Grant value, Duration
1 "Molecular modeling and docking studies of Deguelin and its derivatives with Cell cycle arrest, Apoptosis and anti-angiogenesis pathway proteins in cancer cell signaling pathways" Dr. K. Venkateswara Swamy Nil Department of Science and Technology- Science and Engineering Research Board, Government of India Rs. 17,64250
2 A BioeStudies on the protection of DNA from oxidative damage, by chito-oligosaccharides, biologically extracted from seafood waste electrochemical system for sequestration of carbondioxide Dr. Neelu Nawani Nil Department of Science and Technology, Government of India Rs. 27,32,000
3 Exploitation of abnormal DNA repair in cancer as a strategy for cancer therapy Dr. Nilesh Sharma Nil Department of Science and Technology- Science and Engineering Research Board, Government of India Rs. 22,63,000

List of research projects funded by the Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune

A) Ongoing research projects

Sr. No. Title of Research project Principal Investigator Co-Investigator Research Grant (Rs)
1 Determination of Abiotic Stress Protein Biomarkers in Plants Mr Sandeep Bansode NIL 2,13,000/-
2 Screening Biochemical Characterization and App of Tyrosinase isolated from Marine Actinomycetes sp In Bioremediation of pheniol and Control of parkinson’s Disease Dr Manjusha Dake NIL 4,50,000/-
3 Modellling Amino Acid usage and codon usage preference in chikungunya virus De. Prakash Nemade Nil 4,37,000/-
4 Quality improvement and increase in shelf lifeof different food productsusing essential oil Dr Supriya kore NIL 6,00,000/-
5 Virtual sceening for quorum sensing inhibitors Anti virulence therapy against Pesudomonas aeroginisa Dr Sarika V Pawar NIL 6,00,000/-
6 Insilico and In Vivo Studies to look for aromatase inhibitors for cancer therapy Dr Suchi Nagar NIL 10,66,000
7 Insolation of duckweed from water bodies in Pune district and Application of DPS for water recovery and production of feed Dr. Jyoti Deshpande NIL 5,00,000
8 Formulation of New line of arishta with minimal sugar percent & its assesement with respect to fermentation &biochemistry DR.Minal Wani NIL 7,00,000/-
9 Functional Outcome of curcumin effects on genetically homogenous tumors & its moleculart targets for fine tuning therapeutics outcomes. Dr Arvind Goja NIL 22,00,000/-
10 Design and development of inhibitors for Malaria Dr. Shuchi Nagar Nil 3,26,000
11 Effect of Ethanol on carbohydrate, lipids and lipids of Saccharomyces sp. Dr. Manjusha Dake Nil 14,37,500
12 Studies on postharvest life of cut gerbera flowers Dr. Minal Wani Nil 30,000
13 Propagation and flowering of orchids using artificial soil abatement Dr. Neelu Nawani Nil 3,50,000
14 Phytocapping technique to reduce methane emission from Municipal landfill sites Dr. Vrushali Gadekar M. B. Khetmalas 14,87,227
15 Investigation of chemical constituents and antibacterial activity of Coriandrum sativum seeds Dr. Supriya Kore Nil 2,00,000
TOTAL 10596727

B) Completed research projects

Sr. No. Title of Research project Principal Investigator Co-Investigator Research Grant
1 Effect of Ethanol on carbohydrate, Proteins & membrane lipids of Saccharomyces sp. Dr. Manjusha Dake Nil Rs.1,40,000
2 Studies on Stevia with special reference to micropropagation, mutation and phytochemistry Dr. M. B. Khetmalas Snehal Pande Rs. 11,11,000
3 Steroidal motifs as anticancer agents Dr. Vidya Kothekar K. Swamy Rs. 3,00,000
TOTAL Rs.15,51,000