News List

DBT invites proposals for nanobiotechnology research intervention


DBT has announced a call for proposals to address various issues related to health, agriculture, food and environment through basic and applied nanobiotech research interventions.

By Team ABLE

Aiming to advance research and foster innovations in cutting edge areas of Nanobiotechnology, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology has announced a call for proposals to address various issues related to health, agriculture, food and environment through basic and applied Nano biotechnological research interventions. The proposals will be considered for Inspired Discovery and Early Translational Science, Translational Research, or Developing Critical Tools for Translational Research.

The priority areas will include -

? Design and development of new therapeutics and targeted drug/si RNA delivery vehicles

? Novel formulations for existing drugs to enhance their efficacy

? Diagnostics for early diseases detection and imaging

? Design and development of smart Nano system /devices for tissue & bone engineering, cosmeceutics and other medical applications

? Nano enabled system for – efficient delivery of pesticides, fertilizers and nutrients in crops, enzymatic bioprocessing, textile engineering, food packaging and improvement of food quality

? Diagnostics for detection of chemicals and pathogens in food and crops

? Understanding the safety of nanomaterials/Nano systems in the backdrop of emerging regulations (Categories below I &II are not applicable) Academia and Industrial R&D Units (in collaboration with academic partner) are encouraged to submit the proposals in DBT format through e-Promis under Call for Proposals in the area of Nanobiotechnology before September 30, 2016.