Dr. N. BANU
Dr. N. BANU, M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D,is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, Vels University, Chennai, TamilNadu. Her research focuses on the bioactivity of phytopigments with special reference to its anticancer property. She has been guiding several M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D students under Vels University and has also produced M.Phil candidates from Bharathidasan University, Alagappa University and Periyar University. She earned a Bachelors degree in Botany from University of Madras and won the proficiency award. She obtained her Ph.D degree in Botany from the University of Madras for her research work in the iciency award. She obtained her Ph.D degree in Botany from the University of Madras for her research work in the field of mycotoxicology. She has worked as Junior and Senior Research Fellow (JRF & SRF) in the project funded by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. She has published her research work in 21 international journals and 3 national journal. Her research work has also gained Indian patent and has been published- Patent No. 624/CHE/2013 PUBLISHED IN PATENT JOURNAL ON 10.10.2014. (U/S 11A) INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INDIA. PATENTS, DESIGNS & TRADE MARKS. She has also contributed a book chapter in an international book entitled “Functional and medical foods with bioactive compounds: Science and Practical application” edited by Dr. Hoyoku Nishino, Dr. Toshikazu Yoshikawa and Dr. Danik Martirosyan, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan. She has also attained professional memberships in MSI, IBS, ISEE and BBNB. She was also nominated as Advisory Board Member in the National Congress on Bioscience Research. She is also a reviewer of various international journals.
Ms. Pavithra. S
Ms. PAVITHRA. S, is a Research Scholar in the Department of Biotechnology, Vels University, Chennai, TamilNadu. She has been guided by Dr. N. Banu for her research on the bioactivity of chlorophyll derivatives. She has been awarded with the INSPIRE fellowship- Junior Research Fellow (JRF) by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. She obtained her Bachelors degree in Biotechnology from the University of Madras and Masters degree from Vels University where she acquired the University First Rank and won the gold medal. Her research work has been published in peer reviewed journals, book chapter and Indian patent along with Dr. N. Banu. She has also presented her research work in several international and national conferences.
Haemocytometer is a device which was originally used to count blood cells. It is now used to count other cells and many types of microscopic particles as well. It consists of a thick glass microscope slide with a rectangular identification that creates a chamber. This chamber engraved with a laser etched grid of perpendicular lines. The device is carefully grafted so that the chamber is also known. Therefore it is possible to count the chamber in which the number of cells or particles in a specific volumes of fluid and there by calculate the concentration of cell in the fluid overall.