COMSTECH, ICGEB fund science projects


COMSTECH and International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Trieste, Italy jointly funded five research grants and six fellowships to the researchers from OIC member states, worth 52.65 million rupees.

According to COMSTECH, researchers from Cameroon, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Sudan and Tunisia have been granted fellowships of 3 to 10 months duration, which will be hosted by Hungary, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Algeria and Italy.

The projects submitted by researchers from Algeria, Iran, Kuwait, Malaysia and Pakistan have been given research grants worth 20,000 Euro each.

The research projects include: Overexpression of rate-limiting enzymes, DBTNBT and DBAT, in Taxus cellsuspension culture using CRISPR-Case system as a successful strategy for a substantial increase in Taxol, New 4-substituted Pyrazolidine and Isoxazolidine as potential anti-microbialagents, Insights into the resistome of healthy .