DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY
Year of Establishment :
2005
The Department of Biochemistry was started during the academic year 2005-2006, in erstwhile Sri Venkateswara University Postgraduate Centre, Kadapa and later became full-fledged department in 2007 under Yogi Vemana University.
The department shall create the right academic ambience for the pursuit of true knowledge with character with emphasis on teaching, research and service in consonance with the vision and objectives of the University
The department set out high standards to develop in to a centre of excellence in knowledge and research with teaching and research facilities.
Details of the faculty members :
Name of the Faculty Designation Specialization
Dr. K. Vali pasha Professor & Head (i) Clinical Biochemistry & Diagnostics
(ii) Neurobiochemistry
(iii) Herbal Drugs and Antioxidants
Dr.P.Ramachandra reddy Assistant professor (i) Physiology and Molecular Endocrinology of Crustaceans
(ii) Reproductive Toxicology of Mammals
(iii) Molecular Biology of Plant lipoxygenases
Achievements :
Name of the Teacher Description of the Award and the Name of the Institution /Org Conferring the Award Date on which the Honour /Awards was received
Prof. K. Vali Pasha Best Teacher Award, Govt. of AP September 2011
DR. P. Ramachandra Reddy SERB Young Scientist, DST, New Delhi July 2010
Projects Under taken :
  1. P. Ramachandra Reddy (PI), A. Dinakara Rao (Co-PI) and Dr. L. Veeranjaneya Reddy(Co-PI). Isolation and Molecular characterization of lipoxyzenase (LOX) gene (s) from finger millet (Eleusine coracana L.). 2009-2012, DBT, New Delhi, India. Rs. 38.90 Lakhs. (BT/PR10858/02/682/2008, Dated: 06.10.2009). (Completed).
  2. P. Ramachandra Reddy (PI). Is really methyl farnesoate regulates vitellogenin expression in crab?, 2010-2013. DSt, New Delhi, India. Rs. 19.38 Lakhs. (BT/PR10858/02/682/2008, Dated: 06.10.2009). (Ongoing).
  3. P. Ramachandra Reddy (PI). Isolation and molecular characterization of molt-inhibiting hormone (MIH) gene(s) from the eyestalks of freshwater crab Oziotelphusa senex senex. 2012-2015. UGC, New Delhi, India. Rs. 10.81 Lakhs. (Sanction Order F. No. 41-582/2012 (SR), Dated: 18.07.2012). (Ongoing).
  4. Prof. K. Vali Pasha. Nutritive value and aflatoxin contamination of millets grown in Kadapa region: a comparative analysis. Agri Science Park Project, Govt. of AP. Rs. 3.0 lakhs. Ongoing.
  5. Prof. K. Vali Pasha, K. Sridhar Rao, U. Mahesh and Ch. Mohan Rao. Small heat shock protein, αB crystalline in human blood and its alterations in some pathological conditions seedlings Sponsoring Agency is CCMB. Ongoing.
Details of Projects (from 2007 – July 2013)
Name of the faculty & Designation Department Title of the Research Project Funding Agency and Budget Duration of the project
Dr. P. Ramachandra Reddy Assistant Professor Biochemistry Isolation and Molecular characterization of lipoxyzenase (LOX) gene (s) from finger millet (Eleusine coracana L.). DBT, New Delhi 38.90 Lakhs 2009-12 Completed
Dr. P. Ramachandra Reddy Assistant Professor Biochemistry Is really methyl farnesoate regulates vitellogenin expression in crab?, SERB- DST, New Delhi 19.38 Lakhs 2010-15 (3 years)
Dr. P. Ramachandra Reddy Assistant Professor Biochemistry Isolation and molecular characterization of molt-inhibiting hormone (MIH) gene(s) from the eyestalks of freshwater crab Oziotelphusa senex senex. UGC, New Delhi 10.81 Lakhs 2010-15 (3 years)
K. Vali Pasha Professor Biochemistry Nutritive value and aflatoxin contamination of millets grown in Kadapa region: a comparative analysis. Agri Science Park Project, Govt. of AP. Rs. 3.0 lakhs Ongoing
K. Vali Pasha Professor Biochemistry Small heat shock protein, αB crystalline in human blood and its alterations in some pathological conditions seedlings CCMB Ongoing
Details of Research Scholars :
Name of the Research Scholar Research Area Name of the Research Supervisor
B. Srinivasa Reddy Crustacean Molecular Endocrinology Dr. P. Ramachandra Reddy
M.G.S. Sowjanya Mammalian Reproductive Toxicology Dr. P. Ramachandra Reddy
H. Neelima Crustacean Molecular Endocrinology Dr. P. Ramachandra Reddy
D.V. Sudheer Chakravarthy Biochemistry of Millets Afflotoxins Prof. K. Vali Pasha
J. Ajani Herbal Drugs and Antioxidants Prof. K. Vali Pasha
Number of students : Sanctioned 30/semester (I year 30 and II year 30)
  1. III & IV Semesters : 26
  2. I & II Semester : 30 (Expected)
Seminars/ Conferences/Symposia/ Workshops/Guest lectures conducted : 01
  1. UGC workshop on “Thyroid disorders and diagnostics – Present Scenario”. Held on March 27th 2012.
Extensive programmes :
  1. Conducted “Dental cum Blood Donation Camp” on July 12th 2012 at Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa.
  2. Conducted “Mega-Blood Grouping Camp” on October 11th and 12th 2012 at Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa.
  3. Conducted “Medical Camp” at Vellatur, Pendlimarri Mandal, Kadapa on October 18th 2012.