Plant Genetic Engineering Lab (PGEL) was established in 2005 within the Department of Biotechnology, Bharathiar University. The thrust areas of the lab are Plant Molecular Farming, Metabolic Engineering and DNA Barcoding. DBT, DST, DRDO, UGC, TNSCST, ICMR, CSIR and UKIERI support the lab through extramural project funding. PGEL has collaborations with reputed International institutions like St. George’s University of London, UK, University of Evora, Portugal, University of Guelph, Canada and Mizoram University, Mizoram, MS University, Tirunelveli at National level. The Lab is running a consultancy project with Himalaya Drug, GreenChem, Arjuna Natural Extracts and Indus Biotech for authentication of medicinal plants using DNA Barcoding technique.
UGC-UKIERI sponsored two days’ Indo-UK joint workshop on "Plant Biologics and immunodiagnostics –IV" held on 3rdand 4th October, 2019
One day "Biosafety Awareness" Seminar held on 27th September, 2017 sponsored by Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
Two days’ UKIERI sponsored Indo-UK joint workshop on “Plant Molecular Farming III” held on 27th& 28th July, 2016
Two day UKIERI sponsored Indo-UK Joint workshop on “Plant Molecular Farming II” held in March, 2014.
“Project funding opportunities under UKIERI”for Bharathiar University faculty held in September 2013.
Five day UKIERI sponsored Indo-UK workshop on “Autumn School in Biotechnology for College Teachers” held in September, 2011.
Two day UKIERI sponsored Indo-UK workshop on “Plant Molecular Farming” held in April, 2011.
One day workshop on “Project Preparation” supported by Bharathiar University, held in March, 2011.
One day workshop on “Towards Success in Biotechnology” supported by Bharathiar University, held in April, 2009