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Centre for Bio Separation Technology (CBST)

The Centre for Bioseparation Technology (CBST) was created at VIT University with Prof. M.A. Vijayalakshmi under the "High priority Research Area" funded by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. She was identified by the Indian Government to come back from France after more than 30 years of service at Universite de Technologie Compiegne (UTC), France, to steer this prestigious centre. The Centre was inaugurated with a formal ceremony on 6th March 2005 by Honorable Mr. Kapil Sibal, the Central Minister for Science and Technology, Government of India. The Centre is projected by the DST as a 'National Facility' for R&D and training, caters to postgraduate, doctoral and post-doctoral researchers. 

Prof. M.A. Vijayalakshmi was also the Director of Molecular Interactions and Separations Technology Labs at LIM Tech. S, UTC, France

 

OBJECTIVES

  • Development of technologies for the efficient separation of biomolecules (proteins, peptides, oligosaccharides, DNA, etc.) and particularly with relevance to pharmaceuticals
  • Extension of developed technologies to clinical biochemistry applications
  • To train Indian young scientists and disseminate the knowledge in the above said fields
  • To serve as a nodal point for faculty and students to pursue their research in respective disciplines

 

VISION

The Centre aims to be a world-class centre dedicated to the Separation Science and Technology for the biopharmaceuticals of high therapeutic value and for application in biomedical appliances through:

  • Innovative research approaches
  • State of the art technologies with multidisciplinary approaches
  • Training and education

Research

The research and development activities will be focused on the following interconnected themes:

  • Separation Science – Chromatography and allied analytical techniques, Molecular Recognitions, Microfluids devices, Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics
  • Immunotechnology- Diagnostics and Bio-therapeutic antibodies
  • Bioactive molecules from plant extracts
  • Recombinant protein expressions
  • Metabolic Disorders – Diabetes, Cardio...

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FACILITIES AVAILABLE :

  • Recombinant Protein Expression
  • Monoclonal Antibody Production
  • Chromatography Seperations...
  • Screening and Standardization of herbal drugs according to AYUSH guidelines

The Advanced Centre for Bio Separation Technology (CBST) is dedicated to the field of separation sciences and molecular interactions. It has a unique combination of being innovative and highly intellectual with keen interest in translation.

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL NETWORKS

The center has an extensive National and International Networks and Collaborative Programmes in terms of Students/ Junior & Senior Scientists exchange and trainings. As such about 90 persons from 36 different countries have thus benefited from this type of exchange/ training programmes for periods varying from one month to one year. Under different exchange programmes, the faculty and students went to many different research labs at the national and international level for short term and long term trainings. The center has already sent five VIT University members to UTC, France and two more members to USA for different training programmes under the mentorship of Prof. M.A. Vijayalakshmi.

  • Dr. Rahul Bhambure, CSIR, NCL, Pune – 28-02-2020
  • Dr. S. Prabhakar, CSIR, IICT, Hyderabad – 19-02-2020
  • Dr. Mukhesh Doble, IIT Madras – 18-02-2020
  • Dr. Virendra S. Parmar, University of Massachusetts, USA- 9-01-2020
  • Dr. Sunil George K., Wake Forest School of Medicine, USA- 3-01-2020

WORKSHOPS

  • BIRAC - CBST,VIT Workshop on Analytical Tools for Bio-Molecular Characterization – Mar 6th to 8th, 2017.
  • One day Seminar cum Workshop on CytoFLEX Flowcytometer by Beckmen Coulter Life Sciences Company – 7.04.2016
  • Workshops conducted during 7th Annual PSI Meeting- 2nd and 3rd Dec 2015
  • “Bio-Downstream Technologies Course (BTC-2013)”. 2nd Oct and 4th Oct. 2013
  • “Downstream Processing and Validation with an Industrial Approach...

Dr. Krishnan V

Director, Center for Bioseparation Technology

Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) 

Vellore - 632 014
Tamil Nadu, India.

Phone

+91-416 2202362/2202374/2247329, +91-9600241204

Email

director.cbst@vit.ac.in