ICGEB-DBT Advanced Bioenergy Research

An integrated centre for performing cutting-edge basic research and its translation into reality. It thrives upon ICGEB mandate to perform research in the field of molecular biology and biotechnology and will serve as platform for the synthetic biologists to work in diverese bioenergy areas such as microbial engineering, biochemical engineering, algal engineering and systems biology.

ICGEB-DBT was established in March 2012 as a result of the visionary determination of the Department of Biotechnology India and ICGEB New Delhi. The scientific and technical aspects of the DBT-ICGEB are coordinated by Syed Shams Yazdani, Synthetic Biology and Biofuels Group, ICGEB New Delhi.

DBT-ICGEB mainly perform technology-driven basic research through genomic, metagenomic, transcriptomic and proteomic approaches; systems biology, metabolic flux analysis, metabolic modeling; engineering algae and microbes; and the innovative leads produced will be used for the improvement of existing technology towards the production of biofuel. DBT-ICGEB will extensively collaborate with other Bioenergy Centres such as DBT-ICT Centre for Energy Biosciences, Mumbai and DBT-IOC Centre for Advanced Bioenergy Research, Faridabad for the transformation of its research outcome into integrated technology that can be commercialised.