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Research Areas

The Centre conducts multi-disciplinary innovative research in biotech sciences in the following broad areas:

  • Infectious Disease Biology
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Cancer & Cell Biology
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Systems & Synthetic Biology
  • Structural Biology

A glimpse of the specific research within the above domains currently being pursued at RCB is provided below.

  • Structural Biology of Immune Recognition, Molecular Mimicry and Allergy
  • Molecular biology of thrombosis, coagulation, inflammation, strokes, infractions and ischemia in disease conditions
  • Molecular determinants of genomic integrity and plasticity
  • Cell Division, Intercellular Communication and Cellular Dynamics
  • Unlocking the Chemistry of Cancer and Nanomedicine
  • Structural biology of host-microbe interactions in health and disease, bacterial pili and biofilm
  • Ubiquitin mediated signaling in cellular processes
  • Molecular Biology of Infectious and Idiopathic Inflammation
  • Mammalian development, stem cells, regeneration and disease
  • Signaling pathways in effector triggered immunity of plant
  • Transcription Regulation: Structure and Mechanism
  • Functional genomics and molecular genetics of the legume-powdery mildew interaction
  • Biology of human viruses
  • Molecular dissection of host-virus interaction for development of novel anti-viral strategies and drugs
  • Rationale development of biocatalyst for value added products
  • Molecular biology and abiotic stress response of plants
  • Unravelling the plant cell wall biosynthesis and architecture for bioenergy applications
  • Calcium signaling: molecular choreography to its role in pathophysiology
  • Molecular engineering of functional nucleic acids for biomedical and biotechnological applications
  • Structural aspects of translation regulation
  • Structure function aspects of centriolar organelles involved in various disease pathobiology
  • Investigating defense-developmental adaptation during biotic stress responses of plants.
  • Understanding phytopathogenic effector evolution to evade plant immune responses
  • Plant Biosynthesis and Engineering
  • Chemical biology approaches to protein engineering
  • Molecular signaling of thrombosis, inflammation and immune response in human health and diseases
  • Mammalian development, stem cells, regeneration and disease
  • To study the impact of Flavivirus infection on immune cell phenotypes and their association with disease outcome
  • Understanding molecular mechanisms that drive phenotypic and functional heterogeneity within immune cells during viral infection
  • Cross-talk between immune cells and their impact on viral pathogenesis
  • Role of extracellular vesicles in viral infection and pathogenesis
  • Translational control of gene expression in yeast and fungal Pathogens
  • Synthetic biology for microbial production of commodity chemicals
  • Mammalian development, stem cells, regeneration and disease