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Faculty Name
Dr Vijay Singh Group Leader

Our research is focused on expanding synthetic biology toolbox, CRISPR-Cas9 Platform for genome editing and novel biosynthetic pathways for chemicals, biofuels and biomaterials. We seek to apply these advances to address global challenges in drugs, energy supply and the environment. The recent advances in synthetic biology have led to the development of a number of synthetic parts, devices and systems for a wide range of applications in disease diagnostics, disease treatment, and production of biomaterials, biofuels and fine chemicals.

Currently, an urgent need arises to develop next generation synthetic circuits and technologies/ methodologies that can solve some of major issues of health, environment and energy. Our research will play a key role in scientific and technology progress at the interface of synthetic biology, bioengineering and healthcare. It will generate a new knowledge and new tools/ assays/ methods facilities towards the world-class research, education and training.

Ongoing Projects

  • Development of synthetic biology toolbox
  • Development of the CRISPR-Cas9 Platform for genome editing and regulation
  • Development of portable biosensor for heavy metals
  • Design of novel biosynthetic pathways for chemicals


  • Prof. Alfonso Jaramillo, School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick, UK
  • Dr. Vinod Kumar, Bioenergy, Cranfield University, UK
  • Prof. Pawan K Dhar, School of Biotechnology, JNU, New Delhi

Dissertation Students

  • Not Applicable

Note : We encourage applications from the energetic researchers and students who have strong background of genetic engineering, microbiology, metabolic engineering and molecular biology if they have own fellowship. Interested candidates should send a current CV to

Institute Of Advanced Research
Koba Institutional Area, Gandhinagar, Gujarat - India, 382 007

Phone 079-30514100

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