NIPER-Guwahati is pleased to announce that Dr. Utpal Mohan, Asstt. Professor, Department of Biotechnology represented NIPER for the first time at iGEM , MIT, Boston from 9th to 13th November 2017.


iGEM Team member working at the Lab of NIPER-Guwahati.

Dr. Utpal Mohan, Asstt. Professor, Department of Biotechnology participated and has been selected in the iBEC 2017 Competition.
The purpose of iBEC is to encourage and support student teams from India to participate in the world-wide synthetic biology competition, the iGEM [international Genetically Engineered Machine].

Competition details
  • Research Concepts invited to build genetically engineered systems using standard interchangeable parts (promoters, terminators, plasmid backbone, reporter elements etc.) and operate them in living system.
  • The cells so produced should exhibit novel and salient properties for potential applications.

Team Members :
  • Dr. Utpal Mohan - PI
  • Dr. Swapnil Sinha - Secondary PI
  • Veera Vijay
  • G. Vijaykumar
  • Shravan Kumar
  • Shashikant Patil
  • Manasa Thimmapuram
  • Prajakta Deshmukh
  • Arjun Prasad
  • Sireesha Kolimigundla
  • Vijay Agarwal
  • Abiya Johnson


iGEM Team members with Director


Let us join in congratulating Dr. Utpal Mohan and his team for representing NIPER and wish them good luck for the iGEM 2017 Competition.