Dr. S. Majaw

Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Department

Designation: Assistant Professor

Qualifications:

  • B.Sc. in Biotechnology (NEHU),
  • M.Sc. in Biotechnology (Tezpur University),
  • Ph.D in Biochemistry (NEHU)

Areas of Interest/Specialization: Biochemistry, Immunology, Medicinal plants

Experience:  

  1. Lecturer (2003-2005): Department of Biotechnology, St. Anthony’s College, Shillong
  2. Assistant Professor (2005-present): Department of Biotechnology & Bioinformatics, NEHU, Shillong

Publication/Books: 16

Research Projects: 5

Awards :

  • Selected in M.Sc. Biotechnology at Tezpur University, Assam through All India Combined Entrance Examination for Biotechnology (CEEB) conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi and received monthly scholarship by Department of Biotechnology (Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India), New Delhi for tenure of two years during M.Sc. session 2001-2003
  • Qualified Joint Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-University Grants Commission (CSIR-UGC)-Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Eligibility for Lectureship National Eligibility Test 2003 in Life Sciences
  • Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test of Engineering (GATE) 2004 with 94.54 percentile in Life Sciences
  • Awarded BioCARe Women Scientist Project by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi in the year 2014.
  • Awarded Overseas Associateships for the Scientists of North Easter Region by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi. Venue: St. Vincent’s Institute, Melbourne, Australia in the year 2014 for 6 months period

Phd Awarded/Supervised: 4

Papers presented in Conferences/Seminars: 8

Collaboration/Consultancy:

  • Collaboration with Department of Biotechnology, IIT, Kharagpur and Department of Petroleum Technology, Dibrugrah University during a DBT-Twinning Project from 2014-2017

Seminar/workshop organized:

  • Organising Secretary for National Seminar on “Metabolomics A New Frontier in Natural Product Research” in the Department of Biotechnology & Bioinformatics, NEHU, Shillong from 23rd -24th May 2014.
  • Member of Organising Committee for National Workshop on “Hands on training on Techniques in Biotechnological Research” in the Department of Biotechnology &Bioinformatics and Department of Zoology, NEHU, Shillong from 24th February- 8th March 2014.
  • Treasurer and member of Organising Committee for National Conference on “Recent Advances in Applied Biological Sciences” in the Department of Biotechnology & Bioinformatics, NEHU, Shillong from 4th - 5th May 2018.

Research Projects

Completed Project:

  • “Study of Selected Plants for anti-carcinogenic, anti-stress (adaptogenic) and radioprotection ability” as a Co-investigator. Funding Agency: Defence Agricultural Research Laboratory (DARL), Ministry of Defence, Pithoragarh, Uttaranchal.
  • “Study of anti-diabetic property and the mechanism of action of the wild edible plants available in North East India” as Principal Investigator. Funding Agency: Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi.

On-going Project:

  • “Study of antiobesity property of root extract of Potentilla fulgens, a known anti-diabetic medicinal plant available in Meghalaya” as Principal Investigator. Funding agency: Science & Engineering Research Board, Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi.
  • “Remediation of produced water from NE oil field by microbial and membrane intervention with modeling of an affluent unit for the recovery of usable water” as Principal investigator from North-Eastern Region. Funding agency: Department of Biotechnology (Twinning programme), New Delhi.
  • “Study the effect of Potentilla fulgens L. extract on the AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) pathway-regulated metabolism in induced-diabetic mice” as Principal Investigator. Funding Agency: Department of Biotechnology (BioCARe), New Delhi.