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Ongoing research projects of NTRF

Ongoing Research Projects

Consortium – A: Crop Improvement

Sl. No.

Name of the Project

Area of Research

Host Institute and Duration

1

Generation of haploids in tea

Crop impr./Plant breeding/Biotech

UPASI Tea Research Foundation, Valparai,
(2012-2015)

Extended for 2016-17.

2

Nanobiotechnological approaches for the management of stem and root diseases of tea plants using indigenous biocontrol agents

Biotechnology

K. S. Rangasamy College, Tamil Nadu, (2015-2018)

3

DNA barcoding of tea germplasm a novel technique
to authenticate, protect property right and to check adulterants and blends

Crop Improvement

Karunya University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
(2016-2019)

4

Development of clones for production of purple tea by the grower of North East India

Crop Improvement

TRA, Jorhat,
(2016-2019)

5

Studies on the impact of elevated carbon dioxide and temperature on carbon sequestration potential of different tea cultivars and soild organic carbon

Crop Improvement

TRA, Jorhat,
(2016-2019)

Consortium – B: Agronomy

Sl. No.

Name of the Project

Area of Research

Host Institute and Duration

1

Integrated nutrient management in tea by exploitation of native PGPR Bioinoculants for higher productivity and soil health

Soil Science

UPASI Tea Research Foundation, Valparai,
(2012-2015)

2

Evaluating potential of high potassium containing minerals as alternative potassium fertilizers for tea cultivation under agro-climatic conditions of Northeast India

Soil Health

Tea Research Association, Jortah, Assam (2016-2018)

3

Impact analysis of changing weather elements and associated
tea production variability in the major tea growing regions of Assam

Climate Change

Tea Research Association, Jortah, Assam (2016-2019)

Consortium – C: Plant Protection

Sl. No.

Name of the Project

Area of Research

Host Institute and Duration

1

Project: “Feasibility of suppression of Tea Shot Hole Borer Euwallacea fornicates through its mutualistic Fusarium spp.”.

Plant Protection

ICAR-National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources, Bangalore, (2016-2019)

2

Identification , laboratory and field bioassays of volatile chemicals from tea mosquito bug, Helopeltis theivora Waterhouse (Hemiptera: Miridae)

Plant Protection

UPASI Tea Research Foundation, Valparai, (2016-2019)

3

Survey and documentation of soil arthropod fauna in conventional, organic and bio-rational tea plantations of Assam, India: an agroecological approach

Plant Protection

Tea Research Association, Jortah, Assam (2016-2018)

4

Sensitivity of tea looper, Hyposidra talaca (walker), to commonly used insecticides and developing integrated risistance management (IRM) strategy
for the pest in tea plantations of Assam

Plant Protection

Tea Research Association, Jorhat Assam (2016-2019)

5

Identification of efficient Semiconductor-Dopant combinations for selective chemi-adsorption of Tea-pesticides in Metal Oxide Semiconductor (MOS) sensor

Plant Protection

Tezpur University, Jorhat, Assam (2016-2020)

Consortium – D: Quality Improvement and Post Harvesting Technology

Sl. No.

Name of the Project

Area of Research

Host Institute and Duration

1

Development of near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) based method for real-time estimation of the biochemical quality parameters during tea processing

Tea Engineering

Jadavpur University, Kolkata with TRA, Jorhat (2016-2018)

Consortium – E: Tea and Health

Sl. No.

Name of the Project

Area of Research

Host Institute and Duration

1

Evaluation of black tea (Camellia sinensis) extract on mother and pups through prenatal and postnatal development of albino rats

Medicinal Properties of Tea

Moulana Azad College, Kolkata, (2014-2017

2

Effect water extract of black tea on the cognitive functions and some immune responses in a cohort study of Alzheimer’s patients

Medicinal Properties of Tea

Department of Physiology, Calcutta University
(2014-2016)

3

Diabetes induced carbohydrate metabolic disorders along with germ cell apoptosis and its correction by black tea and green tea: a comparative study from the genomics and proteomics points of view

Medicinal Properties of Tea

Vidyasagar University, Medinipur,
(2014-2017)

4

Assessment of cardiovascular risk with reference to oxidation of LDL in tea drinkers and non-tea drinkers: understanding the mechanism of action of black tea in hypercholesterolmic models

Medicinal Properties of Tea

DR. ALM PG Institute of Basic Med. Sciences, Uty of Madras (2014-16)

5

Risk assessment on the impact of growing environmental bio-pollutants on human respiratory health and pollination biology of tea plants in Assam

Medicinal Properties of Tea

Allergy  & Asthma Centre, Kolkata, (2014-2017)

6

Enhancement of psychotropic effects of tea L-theanine using nanotechnology and its molecular mechanism

Medicinal Properties of Tea

Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
(2014-2017)

7

Molecular Modeling and Screening of Phytochemical Reservoir from Tea (Camellia sinensis, L.) as a Lead Immune-Stimulatory Agent

Medicinal Properties of Tea

Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati,
(2014-2017)

8

Evaluating the role of Theaflavin tagged with nanoconjugate in ovarian cancer induced in rat

Medicinal Properties of Tea

Department of Biochemistry, University of Calcutta,
(2014-2017)

9

Therapeutic efficacy and bioavailability of various polyphenolics present in tea as an adjuvant in the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

Medicinal Properties of Tea

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
(2014-2017)

10

Anti tumor efficacy of Black Tea Polyphenols

Medicinal Properties of Tea

Ramkrishna Mission Vivekananda University
Narendrapur, Kolkata
(2014-2017)

11

Delineating the therapeutic effectiveness of theaflavin -3, 3-digallate (TF3) – an active compound of black tea (Camellia sinensis) by inhibiting angiogenesis and inducing apoptosis in the synovial fibroblasts of RA patientss

Medicinal Properties of Tea

IPGMER, Kolkata
(2015-2018 )

12

Promising role of black tea polyphenols as epigenetic modulator : A new bridge between nutrition and health

Medicinal Properties of Tea

Calcutta University, Kolkata
(2015-2017)

13

Role of black tea derived polyphenols on insulin mediated glucose and lipid uptake by Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMC) from individuals with glucose intolerance

Medicinal Properties of Tea

IPGMER, Kolkata
(2015-2018)

14

Pre-clinical studies on the role of green tea polyphenols / EGCG nanoparticles for cancer therapy

Medicinal Properties of Tea

Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore,
(2015-2018)

15

Tea extracts, tea constituents and its effect on lineage commitment development of bone marrow derived hematopoietic stem cells in vitro and in vivo

Medicinal Properties of Tea

W.B. State Univerisity, Barasat, Kolkata (2016-2019)

16

Effect of tea on expression of P53 and Gankyrin in
Oral Pathology: Role of tea as chemopreventive agent

Medicinal Properties of Tea

NRS Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata (2016-2019)

17

Black Tea : Potential therapeutic supplement for Breast Cancer. Effect of Black extracts on Breast Cancer Tumorigenesis through Modulation of Micro RNA and Cancer Gene Expression

Medicinal Properties of Tea

Mazumdar Shaw Centre for Translational Research, Bangalore, (2016-2019)

18

Comparative studies on the beneficiary effect of black and green tea in the expression of placental growth factors in preeclamptic trophoblast

Medicinal Properties of Tea

Bharthi Women's College, Chennai (2016-2018)

19

Identification of novel microRNAs involved in the modulation of lung cancer related genes by tea polyphenols

Medicinal Properties of Tea

Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
(2016-2019)

20

Study the regulation of cancer associated microRNA
in different cancer cells by green tea polyphenols

Medicinal Properties of Tea

AIMS Bhubaneswar,
(2016-2019)

21

Formulation and clinical evaluation of value added additives incorporated black tea nutraceutical products in diabesity

Medicinal Properties of Tea

IIT, Kharagpur
(2016-2019)

Consortium – F: Socio Economics Aspects and others

Sl. No.

Name of the Project

Area of Research

Host Institute and Duration

1

A study on trend of productivity of tea in Assam,
assessment of yield gap, yield potential and forcasting

Tea Economics

Tea Research Association, Jortah, Assam (2016-2019)

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