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Outreach Activities

  • Include on farm trials, consultancy services, training programmes, symposium, seminarsand publications.
  • Technical support to self-help groups to establish TC/ hardening units.
  • Biotechnology awareness programmes  to school students and farmers

National Symposium & Seminars organized

  • National seminar on GM crops prospects and isssues was conducted on 17th  & 18th March    2014.
  • National seminar on New Frontiers in agricultural Biotechnology was conducted on 3rd  March 2015 
  • NAIP sponsored Training Programme (15 days) on “Bioinformatics and its Applications in Agriculture”  was organized from May 2nd -16th, 2011. 
  • NAIP sponsored Training Programme (15 days) on “Bioinformatics and its Applications in Agriculture”  was organized from May 2nd -16th, 2009.
  • National Training on  "Techniques and applications of biotechnology to combat climate change" was organized from September 18th -25th, 2009.
  • Workshop on "Kerala Biotechnology Policy and Biodiversity  Conservation’. ‘GM crops – Food security and environmental integrity" was conducted on April 30, 2009.
  • Annual Task Force meeting for Women in Science' was conducted on August 31st - September 1st ,  2009.
  • Symbiohort – 2005, National Symposium on "Biotechnological Interventions for Improvement of Horticultural Crops – Issues and Strategies" was organized from  January10th - 12th, 2005.

Winter School organized

  • ICAR sponsored Winter School (21 days) on "Advances in micropropagation of Horticulture Crops" was organized from December 1st - 21st, 2011.
  • ICAR sponsored Winter School (21 days) on “Bioinformatics and its Applications in Agriculture”  was organized from December1st -21st, 2009.
  • ICAR sponsored Winter school (21 days) on "Identification and cloning of defense genes in plants" was organized from January 8th – 28th, 2009.

Trainings Conducted at CPBMB

  • Summer training on techniques in Molecular Biology and Plant Tissue Culture was conducted from 10th – 30th June 2013.
  • Sponsored training by Planning Board, GoK. Two month training programme on Micropropogation of banana was conducted from 2nd December 2013 to 31st January 2014.
  • Sponsored training by Planning Board, GoK. Two month training programme on Hardening Micropropogated banana was conducted from 3rd January 2014 to 28th February 2014.
  • ICAR sponsored training on techniques in Proteomics & Genomics for Crop Improvement was conducted from 24th  - 28th March 2014.
  • Hands on training on Techniques in Molecular Biology was conducted from 16th – 30th June 2014.
  • Hands on training on Molecular Biology and Biotechnology was conducted from 10th – 24th July 2014.
  • Hands on training on Micropropogation of banana for Enterpreneurship Development  was conducted from 22nd – 29th January 2015.
  • Centre of Excellence training was conducted from 23rd – 29th March 2015.
  • Training on Plant Tissue Culture and Applications was conducted from 11th – 30th May 2015.
  • Training on Tools and Techniques in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics was conducted from 18th May - 2nd June 2015.
  • Hands on training in Techniques in Molecular Biology was conducted from  15th – 30th June 2015.
  • Hands on training on Plant Tissue Culture and Applications was conducted from  29th June - 22nd July 2015.
  • Vocational training on Micropropogation for Entrepreneurship Development was conducted from 1st October – 31st December 2015.
  • Hands on training on Micropropogation for Entrepreneurship Development was conducted from 1st March – 31st May 2016.
  • Training on techniques in Molecular Biology and Plant Tissue Culture was conducted from 13th – 25th March 2017.
  • Training on Techniques in Molecular Biology and Plant Tissue Culture was conducted from 19th  May – 2nd June 2017.

Books Released

  • Molecular Profiling of Piper Species,
  • Biotech Research in KAU
  • Recent Trends in Horticultural Biotechnology – Vol I & Vol II
  • Plant Biotechnology - Methods in Tissue Culture and Gene Transfer

Awards

  • Biotech process, product development and commercialization award 2003 (Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India)
  • Dr. H.S. Mehta Memorial national awards 2003 and 2006
  • Jawaharlal Nehru awards 1997 and 2007
  • NAAS Associateship

Review & Monitoring

  • National level advisory and monitoring committees to evaluate EAPs
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee for rDNA research

Recognitions

  • Co-ordinating centre for
    • DBT funded multi institutional project on spices
    • Biotech HRD in Kerala
  • Membership in DBT Taskforce, National Bioresource Development Board, University Syndicates & Board of Studies 

Sales & Recepts

  • Tissue culture derived quality planting materials of banana, black pepper, anthurium, orchids, curry leaf, medicinal plants etc. in revolving fund mode Biofertilisers and biocontrol agents

Future Programs

  • Scaling up & commercialization of in vitro regeneration protocols
  • Refinement of protocols for regeneration of recalcitrant crops
  • Genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics for exploitation of genes coding for desirable traits
  • Linkage mapping & marker assisted selection for stress tolerance and quality
  • Transgenics for biotic and abiotic stress tolerance
  • Molecular profiling and utilization of under exploited high value microbes.
  • Bioprospection and metabolome analysis
  • To serve as a Centre of Excellence in Biotechnology

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Address

College of Horticulture
Kerala Agricultural University
Vellanikkara
KAU P.O.
Thrissur Kerala 680656
:+91-487 2438300
:+91-487-2438301