16092022 news

SMVDU Researchers Develop Method to Study Apoptosis

16092022 news

Researchers from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) led by Dr. Narendra K Bairwa, Faculty, Genome Stability Regulation Lab, School of Biotechnology, SMVDU, and recipient of the prestigious Ramalingaswami fellowship, develops a simple and rapid method to study apoptosis induced by chemical treatment using Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) as a model organism. The research method is published in the Current Protocols, 7th September 2022 issue. The apoptosis process is implicated in various disease processes such as cancer, cardiovascular and aging. The authors, Dr. Narendra K Bairwa, Ms. Heena Shoket, Ms. Monika Pandita, and Ms. Meenu Sharma contributed to the published study titled “A Simple Assay for the Detection of Late‐Stage Apoptosis Features in Saccharomyces cerevisiae”. The method developed by Dr. Bairwa and his team can be utilized for the assessment of the toxicity of the chemicals by studying the features of apoptosis rapidly and accurately. The method can also be used for teaching the impact of chemicals derived from plants or industries on cells to a large number of students enrolled in schools, colleges, and universities.The laboratory of Dr. Narendra Kumar Bairwa is supported by DBT, SERB-DST, & SMVDU, for work on gene-gene interactions, genome stability regulation, stress response, and screening of small molecules for drug discovery.


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