Research activities

Undergraduate Research Program

During 1984 Prof. K. Balasubramaniam introduced the ‘Research in Medical Biochemistry’ for the Medical students.  The department still continues with this research program and in between due to some logistic reasons the research activities were suspended.  Present and undergraduate research activities carried out at the department of Biochemistry includes the following topics, Oxidative stress,Resistant starch, Metabolic syndrome, Nutrition, Alcoholism, drug addiction, Diabetes mellitus, Glycemic index, Herbal drugs, Glycosylation of proteins, Smoking, Pesticides, Dietary fiber, Urolithiasis, Enzyme production and downstream processing, Metabolic syndrome, etc.

 

Postgraduate Research Activities

Time to time depending on the interest of the academic staff, different postgraduate and undergraduate research activities were carried out. The present and former postgraduate and undergraduate research activities carried out at the department are presented in Table 1, 2, 3 and 4. Department of Biochemistry has commenced a M.Sc. in Biotechnology course in 1984.

 

 

Table 1:  Present M.Phil. Degree research activities.

 

Research student

Research topic

Supervisors

Mr. Vaseekaran Selection of a protease producing bacterial strain and its improvement Prof. Ms. V. ArasaratnamDr. S. Balakumar
Mr. V. Anpalagan Selection of a protease producing bacterial strain and its improvement Prof. Ms. V. ArasaratnamDr. S. Balakumar
Dr. K. Kandeepan The study of malnutrition and associated factors among children of 1-5 years age group in Jaffna district. Prof. Ms. V. ArasaratnamDr. S. Balakumar
Dr. Ms. A. Sivarathy The study on prevalence demographic and risk factors of diabetes mellitus among adults in Jaffna District Prof. Ms. V. ArasaratnamDr. S. Balakumar