Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Sunday, March 7, 2021

Institute

CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT) Hyderabad


CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT), Hyderabad, established in 1944, as a constituent laboratory of CSIR, Govt. of India. Since its inception, vision of CSIR-IICT has been directed on the development of sustainable, affordable and advanced technologies for the benefit of the society. Over the past seven decades CSIR-IICT has emerged as one of the pioneering institute for developing globally competitive and environment friendly technologies in agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts, lipids, organic intermediates etc. It is worth noting that more than 150 technologies developed by CSIR-IICT are in commercial production. CSIR-IICT has also been extensively involved in fostering scientific temperament and motivating young minds by organizing skill development programs and internships.

 

Vision:

  • To Serve society by creating an outstanding knowledge base in chemistry and chemical technology

 

Mission

  • CSIR-IICT will strive towards knowledge intensive translational research in chemistry to meet the country’s expectations with novel technologies

 

Major research department in CSIR-IICT are Analytical facilities, Applied Biology, Catalysis and Fine Chemicals, Energy and Environmental Engineering, Lipid Science and Technology, Natural Products & Traditional Knowledge, Fluoro-Agrochemicals, Organic Synthesis and Process Chemistry, Polymers and Functional Materials and Process Engineering and Technology Transfer.

 

Applied Biology

The Department of Applied Biology is actively pursuing research in various aspects of biology with major focus on disease areas such as cancer biology, neurobiology, metabolic disorders and infectious diseases. The core strength of chemistry of the Institute in designing and developing new molecules pertaining to the need of the society are fully explored at Applied Biology Department, with proficiency in multi disciplinary sciences encompassing biochemistry, genetics, structural and molecular cell biology. Applied biology is enriched with expertise in Toxicology, Pharmacological evaluation, Novel Drug Delivery Systems (NDDS), Entomology, mosquito borne disease and disease modelling, climate change and public health (ENVIS) computational biology, big data analytics and Insilco studies. The focal point of Applied biology is in lead discovery, optimization and validation using suitable cell and animal models for obtaining proof of concept. Providing sustainable solutions to needs of the rural society is also an important arm of Applied Biology. The department undertakes evaluation of various materials for toxicity, bio-efficacy, Anti-cancer/microbial/termite/rodent/ mosquito larvicidal activities to cater the industry and academia needs. The department has established Drug Testing Facility which is approved by Drugs Control Administration (DCA),Govt. of Telangana, Telangana state, in form 37 of Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 and Rules made there under for testing of APIs and finished dosage forms. Central Insecticides Board, Govt. of India, has recognized CSIR-IICT for testing pesticidal activity on public health and agriculture pests.

 

Research Facilities/ infrastructure in Applied Biology

  • Screening of chemical libraries for anti-cancer and anti-tubercular activities
  • Imaging Flow Cytometry
  • Confocal Microscope
  • Real Time PCR
  • Oligosynthesizer
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography- Photodiode Array Detector (HPLC-PDA)
  • Particle Size Analyzer
  • Deferential Scanning Calorimeter
  • In-vivo Live Imaging System
  • Auto Blood Analyzer
  • Hematology System
  • Seahorse Extracellular Flux Analyzer, XFe-24
  • Cytogenetic toxicity studies 
  • Screening of focused small molecule libraries for neurotrophic and neurogenic activities
  • Laser Doppler Imager

 

Bioinformatics Laboratory has:

  • 12 high-end work stations
  • Internet connectivity.
  • Windows Server
  • R, SYSTAT, MATLAB, ARCGIS.