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Revised Fellowship Rates of CSIR JRF, SRF & RA, Latest 2016: CSIR Sanctioned (Official Order)

CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research)

No. 6/Fellowship(ENH)/2k14/EMR-I, dated 002/03/2016     

Revision of CSIR Fellowships/Associateships:

The Governing body (GB), CSIR in its 186th meeting held on 16th July 2015 considered and approved /sanctioned the proposal for enhancement of rates of stipend in respect of various CSIR fellowships such as CSIR JRF, CSIR SRF, CSIR RA Category I, II, III, along with GATE, SPM and CSIR Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in CSIR and its official laboratories. The enhanced rates of fellowships, effective from 1st October 2014 as follows:

revised fellowship rates csir net 2016

Further, the GB, CSIR ratified the revision of rates fellowship w.e.f 01/10/2014 notified vide CSIR OM No. 6/Fellowship(ENH)/2k14/EMR-I dated 19th March 2015 in respect of JRF-NET, SRF-NET, SRF-Direct, RA-I, RA-II and RA-III

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Notification of CSIR JRF NET, Life Science Examination

TMC ACTREC JRF Exam Notification 2016 for Ph.D in Life Sciences


TMC ACTREC JRF for Ph.D in Life Sciences, Notification, 2016

Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC)

(A Grant-in-Aid Institution of the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India)

Applications are invited, in the prescribed format, for the award of JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS (JRF 2016)  for Ph.D. in Life Sciences at Tata Memorial Centre. The Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) is an autonomous Grant-in-aid Institution of the Department of Atomic Energy. The TMC is comprised of the Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC) and the Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH). The TMC conducts Ph.D. program in Life Sciences and is affiliated to the Homi Bhabha National Institute (Deemed University).

On-going research at TMC includes basic and translational research in Cancer Biology. Specific research topics include study of cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, metastasis, tumor immunology, molecular imaging, carcinogenesis, stem cell biology, biophysics, structural biology, bioinformatics, proteomics, genomics, genetics, epigenetics.

Qualifications: M.Sc. (Applied Biology / Biochemistry / Bioinformatics / Biophysics / Biotechnology / Botany / Life Sciences / Microbiology/ Molecular Biology / Zoology or related Biological Sciences) / M.Tech. (Bioinformatics/ Biotechnology); M.V.Sc.; M.Pharm. from a recognized University, with ³ 60% aggregate marks. Those awaiting results may also apply. Candidates having done post-graduation course of only 1 year duration are not eligible.

Stipend: Rs. 25000/-+ 30% HRA (if hostel facility is not allotted) per month as applicable. Limited hostel facility is available on the ACTREC campus on first come, first served basis.

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NET XL December 2015 Question Paper with Answer Key (Part II)

Life Sciences NET Dec 2015

Previous Year Question Papers of CSIR – UGC /JRF/NET: Life Science Examination, December 2015 (II)
(Original Question Paper with Answer Key, Explanations and References)

PART: B (Questions 41 – 60)

(41). Phenylalanine, a precursor of most of the phenolics in higher plants is a product of which one of the following pathways?

a.       Shikimic acid pathway
b.      Malonic acid pathway
c.       Mevalonic acid pathway
d.      Methylerythritol pathway

Ans. (a)

Shikimic acid pathway is a metabolic seven step pathway in bacterial, fungi, and plants for the synthesis of aromatic amino acids such as Phenylalanine, tyrosine and tryptophan. Shikimic acid pathway is completely absent in animals and hence all the above amino acids are essential amino acids to animals

Mevalonic acid pathway is for the production of  isoprenoids.

(42). For which one of the following physiological studies 12CO2 and 13CO2 are used?

a.       Estimate the rate of photosynthesis
b.      Determine rate of photorespiration
c.       The ratio of C4 and CAM pathways of CO2 fixation
d.      The ratio of C3 and C4 pathways of CO2 fixation

Ans. (d)

(43). Gibberellic acid (GA) controls seed germination by directing breakdown of the stored starch. In which one of the following tissues of the barley seed, – amylase gene is induced in response to GA?

a.       Endosperm
b.      Coleoptile
c.       Aleurone layer
d.      Embryo

Ans. (c)

During seed germination, plant embryo produces gibberellin which triggers the aleurone cells to release α-amylase for the hydrolysis of starch stored in the endosperm.

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Job opportunities in biology life sciences

Scientist Job Vacancy at MoEF and ZSI (32 Posts, Direct Recruitment)

ZOI Scientist Job

Government of India
Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change
Indira Paryavaran Bhawan, Jor Bagh Road, Aliganj New Delhi– 110003.
Advertisement No. 01/15/2015 – P. III

Applications are invited form Indian citizens for filling up of thirty two (32) posts of Scientists on Direct Recruitment basis in the MoEF (Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change),  Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) and National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) as per details given below:-

Job Vacancy at MoEF

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Cell Cycle Checkpoints in Regulation of Cell Division and Cancer

Cell Cycle Checkpoints and Cancer

Cell Cycle Checkpoints and Regulation of Cell Cycle

What is cell cycle checkpoint?

Every cell in our body pass through a series of different stages in a cyclic manner called cell cycle.  Cell cycle is a sequential step that taking place in a cell leading to the accurate duplication of genetic materials (DNA), precise separation of replicated genetic materials and passing them in to two daughter cells.  The process of cell cycle is very critical in each cell, thus it operate strictly under strong surveillance to prevent any mistakes. This strong surveillance system in the cell to monitor the cell cycle progression itself is called cell cycle checkpoints. Checkpoints are surveillance mechanisms that halt the progress of cell cycle if (1) any of the chromosomal DNA is damaged, or (2) critical cellular processes, such as DNA replication during S phase or chromosome alignment during M phase, have not been properly completed. Thus cell cycle checkpoints ensure that the various events in the cell cycle progression occur accurately and in correct order. In this post we will discuss the three types of cell cycle checkpoints that operate in eukaryotic cells during cell cycle progression.

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