This unique Repository for Microalgae and Cyanobacteria visualizes becoming a model to such centers around the world and lead both basic and applied aspects of research in the biological applications of solar energy for human welfare.
It would be a global resource center of materials and methods for those interested and involved in the study of these tiny but mighty midgets.
The mission of NRMC-F is to fulfill a number of goals mandated to the center such as :
An exhaustive survey of South Indian fresh water sources; isolation, purification, identification and preservation as well as maintenance of as many available microalgae and cyanobacteria as possible in a culture collection;
Studies in molecular taxonomy, ecology, biochemistry and all basic aspects relevant to application of these organisms in biotechnology;
Providing materials and methods to needy;
Biotechnological studies in areas of bioenergy; bioactives and bioremediation.