Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh
(Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India)
Established in 1984, the Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH) is one of the 37 national laboratories, 6 units and 39 outreach centres of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, set up to be a frontrunner in the field of Microbial Biotechnology. Since the completion of the permanent campus in September 1989, the Institute has occupied an area of about 47 acres (the laboratories cover 22 acres and the residential units are built over the remaining 25 acres), and operates in the four central buildings, namely, the Main R&D Block, the Fermentation Block, the Animal House, the Workshop, the Stores and Services area, and several service buildings (including the Guest House and the Cafeteria), in addition to the G.N. Ramachandran Protein Centre which was developed recently for research into various aspects of Protein Science and Engineering. The laboratories are functionally modular and offer large, air-conditioned, clean research areas to all the scientists.
IMTECH's primary asset is a team of highly motivated scientists, a majority of whom have had several years of training in world-renowned laboratories. Supported by more than 300 well-trained technical staff and graduate students, they have earned scientific credibility amongst their peers based on their expertise in both the basic and applied aspects of Cloning and Expression of Recombinant/Engineered Proteins, Understanding/Manipulating Proteins and their Engineering, Fermentation Technology, Protein Structure Determination through X-ray Crystallography, Molecular Microbiology of Pathogens (especially in the context of drug resistance and vaccine development), Immunology of Infectious Diseases, Yeast Genetics, Screening of Microorganisms for Novel Enzymatic Activities and Strain Improvement, Bioinformatics and Advanced Computational Biology, Microbial Taxonomy and Metagenomics, along with allied areas like Technology, Business Management and Intellectual Property Protection.
How to reach IMTECH?
IMTECH is situated at a distance of -
15Km from the Chandigarh Airport.
18Km from the Chandigarh Railway Station.
6.8Km from Chandigarh Bus Station (ISBT-17).