value in Bioprospecting
Bioresource Development Board, Department of Biotechnology, has
been supporting programmes on Bioprospecting of bioresources with
the main objective of identifying novel genes, transcription factors,
promoters, vectors, molecules, etc.
the XI Plan, it has now been decided to support `Centres for Bioprospecting'
which would be responsible for screening, characterisation and functional
validation of the novel bioprospected genes or molecules.
generated from ongoing projects should form the basis for such a
related to scale up application and product development should be
linked with industrial partners.
laboratory from the public sector, universities, Government-funded
national institutes, not-for-profit organisations having expertise
in the area of bioprospecting can apply. There should be a senior
team leader with proven track record having sufficient expertise
and leads in the area of bioprospecting as evident from publications,
patents, technologies transferred, etc.
laboratory should have the basic infrastructure available for conducting
The principal investigator should submit 10 copies
of the proposal giving: Name of scientist and designation, name
of the organisation, affiliation, expertise available (Please enclose
brief bio-data giving five best publications in peer-reviewed journals
in the related area and details of patents granted and technology
transferred), basic infrastructure available for the proposed centre,
details of the proposal (not more than five pages), biorersource
to be prospected, prospecting for What, leads available, commercial
application/utility of the prospected genes, molecules etc.
of the product, work plan with timelines, quantifiable output and
deliverables, tentative budget (non-recurring, recurring and manpower)
should also be provided.