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Research Projects


Completed Projects

Completed Projects

Extramural Projects
S.No Title Duration Funding Agency Principle Investigator
1 Regional brain volumetric and spectroscopic associations with essential fatty acids in outcome of schizophrenia July 2004 - June 2011 University of Georgia, USA (9.12) Dr. Sadhana Joshi
2 Investigations on long term effects of maternal folic acid supplementation for reducing risks associated with non-communicable diseases in adult offspring using rat model January 2006 – December 2008 Department Biotechnology (19.54) Dr. Sadhana Joshi
3 Role of maternal micronutrients on brain neurotrophic factors and cognitive development in Wistar rat offspring March 2010 – February 2013 Department Biotechnology (34.26) Dr. Sadhana Joshi
4 Comparison of plasma & placental proteomic patterns in pregnancy complications May 2010 – April 2013 Department Biotechnology (45.21) Dr. Sadhana Joshi
5 Role of long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, neurotrophins and vascular endothelial growth factor in mothers with pre-eclampsia and their association with infant growth December 2010 – November 2012 Indian Council of Medical Research, India (19.72) Dr. Sadhana Joshi
6 Fatty Acid Metabolism in non-pregnant women August 2010 – July 2013 Wellcome trust UK (114.37) Dr. Sadhana Joshi
7 Gene Specific Methylation Patterns of Angiogenic Factors in Preeclampsia July 2011 – December 2012 Indian Council of Medical Research, India (23.37) Dr. Sadhana Joshi
8 Multigenerational effects of vitamin B 12 deficiency /supplementation on brain development and metabolic syndrome variables in a rat model. June 2012 – May 2015 Department of Science and Technology (40.05) Dr. Sadhana Joshi
9 Understanding the Risk of Metabolic and Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Infants Born to Mothers with Pregnancy Complications August 2012 – October 2013 Wellcome trust UK (30.55) Dr. Sadhana Joshi
10 Maternal micronutrient status, inflammatory markers and Risk for non- communicable diseases in the offspring in a preeclamptic rat model February 2013 - January 2016 Department Biotechnology (37.62) Dr. Sadhana Joshi
11 Epigenetic regulation of matrix metalloproteinases in preterm placenta February 2012 – January 2015 Department of Science and Technology (52.74) Dr. Preethi Chavan
12 Regulation of fatty acid desaturases and transport protein in pregnancy April 2013 – March 2014 Indian Council of Medical Research (16.90) Dr. Asmita Joshi
13 Regulation of tumor growth through nutritional intervention involving omega-3 fatty acids December 2009 – Jan 2012 Department of Biotechnology (37.24) Dr. Ruchika Kaul - Ghanekar
14 Development of a standardized herbal anti- inflammatory product for management of osteoarthritis June 2010 – May 2012 Department of Biotechnology (43.96) Dr. Ruchika Kaul - Ghanekar
15 A Value Chain on Linseed: Processing and Value Addition for Profitability - Production to Consumption System (PCS) June 2009 – March 2014 ICAR-NAIP II (87.16) Prof. M. V. Hegde
16 Sustainable Rural Livelihood Security in Backward Districts of Maharashtra July 2007 – March 2014 ICAR-NAIP III (235.04) Prof. M. V. Hegde
17 Characterization of bioactive secondary metabolites for anti-inflammatory activity from selected medicinal plants February 2008- January 2009 Department of Biotechnology (0.8) Dr. Suresh Jagtap
18 Medhya activity of Jatamansi, Nardostachys jatamansi (D.Don) DC. with respect to its adultrants and substitutes as evaluated by ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) model funded by NMPB January 2010 - December 2013 National Medicinal Plant Board (20.00) Dr. Suresh Jagtap
19 Bioprospecting of Amarkand, traditionally used tubers as a functional food August 2012 – July 2015 Department of Science and Technology (23.27) Dr. Suresh Jagtap
20 Bioresourcing of flax for enhanced omega-3 nutrition April 2004 – March 2008 Department of Biotechnology (39.22) Prof. Abhay Harsulkar
21 Microbial production of omega -3 fatty acids August 2008 – March 2010 Department of Biotechnology (63.00) Prof. Abhay Harsulkar
22 Identification of genes involved during disease development by gall forming rust fungi in Acacia burnean and Jasminum malbaricum April 2009 – March 2012 Department of Biotechnology (46.00) Prof. Abhay Harsulkar
23 Towards improvement of flax for oil and agronomic traits April 2010 – March 2013 Indo-Canada, Department of Biotechnology (59.03) Prof. Abhay Harsulkar
Industry Sponsored Projects
1 Effect of Leucronil® tablets in the patients with Leucorrhea: An open clinical trial Baidyanath Bhavan Pvt. Ltd. (2.46) Dr. Supriya Bhalerao August 2014 – March 2015
2 Pharmacological evaluation of IBIS on streptozotocin induced diabetic complications in laboratory animals Indus Biotech Pvt. Ltd. (3.50) Prof. Abhay Harsulkar January 2012 – December 2013

Ongoing Projects

Ongoing Projects

Extramural Projects
S.No Title Duration Funding Agency Principle Investigator
1 Regional differences in neurotrophin regulation of vascularization in preeclamptic placentae March 2015 – February 2017 Indian Council of Medical Research (15.12) Dr. Sadhana Joshi
2 Disturbed maternal one carbon cycle in preeclampsia increases risk for cardio-metabolic variables in children May 2015 – June 2018 Department Biotechnology (49.82) Dr. Sadhana Joshi
3 Exploring the efficacy of omega 3 fatty acid supplementation to a maternal high fat diet deficient in vitamin B12 in ameliorating the risk for impaired brain development and metabolic syndrome in the offspring. December 2013 – November 2016 Indian Council of Medical Research (20.78) Dr. Anvita Kale
4 Evaluation of Triphala & Trimad for their effects on adipocytes biology and Lipid metabolism 2016 - 2019 Ministry of AYUSH (28.32) Dr. Supriya Bhalerao
5 Evaluating the anti- neoplastic potential of Panchavalkala, an Ayurvedic formulation, in cervical cancer-an in vivo study November 2014 – October 2016 Bharat Seva Sansthan (3.00) Dr. Ruchika Kaul - Ghanekar
6 Developing high oleic safflower genotypes through functional genomics July 2015 – June 2018 ICAR-NASF (46.44) Prof. M. V. Hegde
7 Direct beta thalassemia carrier detection kit December 2014 – June 2016 DBT-BIRAC (44.64) Prof. M. V. Hegde
8 ICAR-AICRP- Linseed Value Addition Centre April 2015 onwards ICAR (15.74 Lakh received as on today). Prof. M. V. Hegde
9 Chemical Diversity and Nutraceutical Potential of Indian Propolis December 2016 – January 2018 Department of Science and Technology (39.12) Dr. Suresh Jagtap
Industry Sponsored Projects
1 Evaluation of the efficacy and safety of Capsule Longvida® Optimized Curcumin in knee osteoarthritis: A randomized double-blind controlled clinical study May 2015 – December 2016 Pharmanza Herbal Pvt. Ltd. (8.97) Dr. Supriya Bhalerao
2 Clinical study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Herbal Formulation for Obesity (HFO-O2) in overweight individuals February 2016 – December 2016 Baidyanath Bhavan Pvt. Ltd. (2.89) Dr. Supriya Bhalerao
Synthesis and characterization of cinnamaldehyde-FITC- Folate conjugatedFe3O4 nanoparticles for targeted delivery in breast cancer (12.76 Lakhs; DSTNanomission)
Evaluation of anticancer potential of extracts derived from marine organisms incancerous and non-cancerous cell lines.(10 lakhs, IISER)
Evaluating the anticancer activity of different higher homeopathic potencies (200C, 1M,10M, 50M, CM) of Terminalia chebula (TC) in breast cancer cell lines and analyzing thebest potency for activity against in vivo breast cancer model (42.98 Lakhs; CCRH, AYUSH)
Symposium

2nd David Barker Memorial Symposium on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) on Saturday 18th February 2017

CME by Ministry of AYUSH

CME on Basic Research Techniques for Ayurvedic PG Teachers Contact: Dr. Supriya Bhalerao - 27th February to 4th March 2017

World Obesity Day

On occasion of World Obesity Day, a workshop on Anthropometric assessment was organized by Obesity Research Lab, IRSHA on 13th October 2016. Dr. Sanjay Juvekar and Dr. Hemangi Lubree from Vadu Rural Health Program (VRHP), an initiative of KEM Hospital delivered a lecture on basic techniques of anthropometry followed by demonstration of the anthropometry assessment on volunteers by their team.

National Ayurveda Day

Ministry of AYUSH has declared Dhanateras to be celebrated as National Ayurveda Day. Prof. M S Baghel (Ex- Chairman, Ayurveda Chair University of Debrecan, Hungary) was the special invitee for the auspicious day. He threw light over the Ayurveda concepts of Diabetes, its consequences and its management. A lecture was delivered by Dr. Jyoti Shirodkar (Ayurvedic Diabetologist, Asso. Prof. Dept of Dravyaguna, TAMV) based on the theme Prevention and Control of diabetes using Ayurveda.

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