Dr. Jisha M.S

Dr. Jisha M.S.

Professor

School of Biosciences
M. G. University, Kottayam
Kerala- 686560

Phone-0481-2731035(O)
09497664697 (Mob.)

Email: jishashanavas@yahoo.co.in
jishashanavas@gmail.com
jishams@mgu.ac.in

ACADEMIC PROFILE

  • Professor Microbiology 2013onwards, School of Biosciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India – 686 560
  • Associate Professor in Microbiology, 2010 onwards, School of Biosciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India – 686 560
  • Reader in Microbiology, 2007 onwards, School of Biosciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India – 686 560
  • Lecturer in Microbiology, 2003 onwards, School of Biosciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India – 686 560
  • Lecturer in Microbiology in the Government College of Engineering,Thiruvananthapuram (11/8/2000 to 16/12/2003).
  • Ph. D in Microbiology (1997) from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, (IARI)New Delhi, India.
  • M.Sc. in Microbiology (1993) University of Agricultural Science, Dharwad, Karnataka
  • B. Sc. (Agri.) (1990)Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur, Kerala, India

PRIZES AND SCHOLARSHIPS

  • M. Sc. Microbiology 1st rank (1993)
  • Recipient of ICAR Junior Research fellowship (1991-1993).
  • Recipient of UAS, Dharwad merit gold medal for M. Sc. in Microbiology(1993)
  • IARI Senior Research fellowship (1993-1997)

AWARDS

  • Chaired one session at the 4th International Conference on Nanotechnology and Basic Science (ICN2016), 4-5 February 2016, Dubai. Emirates
  • Invited participation with free registration at the 4th International Conference on Nanotechnology and Basic Science (ICN2016), 4-5 February 2016, Dubai. Emirates
  • Young Scientist Award for Sharrel Rebello ( research student of Dr,Jisha,M,S) the paper entitled “Role of Biosurfactants in SDS remediation” at Swadeshi Science Congress 2008 held at RGCB, Thiruvanathapuram
  • First Prize for poster presentation(Life Science)for Aju.K. Asok“Structural and biochemical characterisation of biosurfactant required for the biodegradation of the anionic surfactant linear alkylbenzene sulphonate (LAS)” at the 23rd Kerala Science Congress held on January 29-31, 2011.
  • Best paper presentation award for Divya.R.at national level seminar Biovision 2014 at Mercy college, Palakkad during Dec.2014
  • Best paper presentation award for Tijith K. George at the National Seminar on Plant science Technology for sustainable world at National Institute of Plant ScienceTechnology (NIPST), M.G. University, KottayamFor the paper entitled“comparitive study of l-asparaginase production of fungi using different indicatotrs” on February 25th -26th 2016.
  • Best paper presentation award for Smitha Vijayanat International association of chemical, biological and medicinal sciences researchers, Dubai for the paper entitledSynthesis, characterization and comparative antibacterial effect of silver nanoparticles and chitosan conjugated silver nanoparticles synthesized by endophytic Colletotrichum gloeosporioides on 31st December 2016.
  • Best paper presentation award for Alan Thomas S at International seminar on emerging trends in organic farming and sustainable agriculture for the paper entitled Identification of tropical crop plants suitable for cultivation in Nedumbana Panchayat, Kollam district , Kerala based on the flowering plant flora of the Pazhangalam Muhurthy sacred grove on 29th to 31st December 2016

Teaching Experience (P.G level)

  • Three and a half years of experience as Lecturer in Microbiology in the Government College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram (11/8/2000 to 16/12/2003).
  • Thirteen years of experience in the School of Biosciences, M.G.University,Kottayam,Kerala from 16/12/2003 till date

Research experiences

  • Fifteen and halfyears ofresearch experience

External funded Research projects undertaken (as PI)

  • Bioremediation of synthetic detergents funded by KSCSTE
  • Molecular characterization of phosphate solubilising bacteria isolated from rhizosphere bacteria funded by UGC
  • Molecular Basis of Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate (SDS) Bioremediation & Bioreactor Designing funded by KSCSTE
  • Characterization of endophytic diazotrophic bacteria from rice (Oryza sativa) and
    assessment of their potential biocontrol of rice sheath blight disease funded by UGC

Ongoing Research project

  • Bioremediation of Chlorpyrifos by autochthonous microbial consortia funded by KSCSTE

Research Team

  • Divya K ( Research Fellow)
  • Tijith K.George (KSCSTE Inspire Fellow)
  • Smitha Vijayan
  • Divya R (FIP)
  • Karthika ( UGC JRF)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Microbial synthesis of nanoparticles

The growth of eco-friendly technologies in material synthesis are of considerable importance to expand their biological applications.A mixture of inorganic nanoparticles with well-defined chemical composition, size, and morphology has been synthesized by using different microorganisms, and their applications in many cutting-edge technology fields have been searched. The applications of these biosynthesized nanoparticles in a wide spectrum of potential areas are presented, including targeted drug delivery, cancer treatment, gene therapy and DNA analysis, antibacterial agents, biosensors, enhancing reaction rates, separation science, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

  • Bioprospecting of endophytic microorganismsfor bioactive compounds

Entophytes are the microorganisms considered as the chemical synthesizersexisting inside the plant. These microorganisms are able to synthesize some bioactive compounds similar to that of plant origin. For the mass production of plant analoguecompound from microbial source has very much benefit. The searching bioactive compound from the microorganisms poses also some additional advantage that of its diversities, also the applicability in the pharmaceutical field. So we are interested in exploring endophytic micro flora from medicinal plants for the identification of novel bioactive compound. Structural identification of the compound could be used for in-silico studies to predict ligand-receptor interactions to identify activity of the compound. Computational approaches in the drug discovery have the advantage of high speed, economical and can easily predict the drug likeness of the compound

  • Exploration ofPlant growth promoting and Biocontrolmicroorganisms

Direct use of microorganisms to promote plant growth and to control plant pests continues to be an area of rapidly expanding research.. They exert beneficial effect to the host by both direct and indirect mechanism. Also some of these isolates have well equipped chemical machinery to resist plant pathogens.

  • Biodegradation of xenobiotics

Manmade chemicals present in the nature at high concentrations polluting the environment are known as xenobiotic compounds.We should put more effort in elimination of toxic materials before our planet turn into one big bag of waste. Selection of degradative potent microorganisms and their successive adaptation to a naturally persistent compound might be a powerful means for environmental detoxification. It is necessary to select microorganisms or
microbial communities capable of controlled degradation of persistent organic chemicals without their transformation to other, more hazardous compounds. Better understanding of metabolic pathways for the biodegradation of specific organic compounds as well as more through knowledge of degrading microorganisms will make purposeful application of biodegradation possible.

Ph. D. Produced

  • Molecular characterization of phosphate solubilising Gluconacetobacter sp. and Burkholderia sp. isolated from rhizosphere soil of Kerala (2009)- Stephen Joseph
  • Biodegradation of anionic surfactant Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate (SDS) and Analysis of its metabolic products (2011) – Ambily P.S.
  • Bioremediation of the anionic surfactant linear alkylbenzene sulphonate (LAS) by Pseudonomas sp. isolated from soli (2011)- Aju K Asok.
  • Petroleum degrading potentials of single and mixed microbial culture isolated from Vembanad Lake and induction of genetic changes to derive an improved strain. (2012) – Pratibha T.R.
  • Study on Pseudomonas fluorescens and Trichoderma harzianum on biocontrol of diseases of Vanilla in Kerala state (2012) – Athul Sandeep R.
  • Molecular characterization of plasmid encoded Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate (SDS) degradation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa S15, biosurfactant as a contributory factor in remediation(2013) – Sharrel Rebello.
  • Isolation and molecular characterization of tannase enzyme produced from cashew testa by using Aspergillus niger -Vinod Viswanath2016
  • Bioprospecting Endophytic Diazotrophic Lysinibacillus sphaericus for Biocontrol of rice sheath blight (Shabanamol S).2016
  • Biocontrol of chilli anthracnose caused by Colletotrichum capsici with phosphate solubilizing Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from chilli rhizosphere. Linu M. Salim2016.
  • Isolation, molecular characterization and enzyme bioprospection of chitinolytic bacteria associated with Valanthakad mangrove ecosystem (Rishad K.S) 2017
  • Bioremediation of chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate pesticide by autochthonous bacterial onsortium (Elizabeth Mary John),2017
  • Pseudomonas taiwanensis (MTCC 11631) mediated control of Anthurium blight caused by Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. dieffenbachiae (Dhanya S), 2017

Ongoing Ph. D. programmes

  • Synthesis and characterization of chitosan nanoparticles from Penaeus monodon and its activity against selected plant pathogens (Divya K),2014
  • Characterisation of antimicrobial metabolite from endophytic fungi Withania somnifera(Tijith K.George),2014
  • Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using endophytic fungi isolated from Withania somniferaand its potential use in medicine, (Smitha vijayan) 2015
  • Bioactive metabolites from endophytic microrganisms isolated from selected medicinal plants in Kerala (Divya.R),2015
  • Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria mediated control of major diseases of tomato
    (Karthika S), 2016

M. Phil.Dissertations Supervised till date

  • The ecology of phosphate solubilizing microorganisms isolated from rhizosphere soil (Aju K. Asok, 2005).
  • Effect of detergents on soil microflora . (Shinimol S., 2006).
  • Bioremediation of SDS- biosurfactants and alkylsulphatases as contributory factors in remediation. (Sharrel Rebello, 2007)
  • Response of cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp] to phosphate solubilizing bacteria isolated from rhizosphere. (Linu M. Salim, 2007)
  • Transformation of GUS gene in cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp] by Agrobacterium tumefaciens (Remya R.S., 2007) Plasmid- mediated Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate degradation by Pseudomonasaeruginosa S7 (Deepthi Eldo, 2008)
  • Biodegradation of Quinalphos an organophosphorus insecticide by Pseudomonas sp. (Ambily M. Nair, 2009)
  • Studies on the diversity of endophytic fungi from Rice (Oryza sativa) and their antagonistic activity against R. solani. (Divya R., 2010)
  • Bioactive metabolite from Aphyllophrales sp. an endophytic fungi isolated from Breguirea cylindrica (Abhilash Babu V.S., 2012).
  • Biocontrol of bacterial blight of anthurium by plant growth promoting pseudomonas sp.(Divya K., 2013).
  • Characterization of bioactive metabolites of endophytic fungi Fusarium solani isolated from wthania somnifera (Salini T.S., 2014)
  • Isolation and identification of Endophytic fungi Fusarium solani from wthania somnifera for the production and Characterization of its bioactive metabolites (Aswani P.2015)
  • Production, Optimization & Purification of L-Asparginase from endophytic Fusariumsolani isolated from Withania sominifera
  • Pseudomonas aeroginosa H6 isolated from rhizosphere as a potent bioherbicide candidate for weed control (Smisha Lawrance)

M. Sc. Dissertations Supervised till date

  • Effect of UV mutation on strain improvement of Azotobacter sp. Isolated from rhizosphere soil (Shabanamol S., 2005).
  •  Antagonistic effect of Trichoderma sp. against Phytophthora – the root pathogen of black pepper (Pepper nigram L) (Mary Jose, 2006).
  •  Toxic effects of sodium lauryl sulphate to grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). (Susmi T.S., 2007)
  • Antagonistic potential of Pseudomonas fluorescence and Control of bacterial blight of Anthrium caused by Xanthomonas axonopodis. Pv. Dieffenbachiae (Dhanya D.R., 2008)
  • Toxic Effects of Linear Alkylbenzene Sulphonate (LAS) on Grass Carp(Ctenopharyngodon idella) (Ratheesh K.K., 2008)
  • Characterisation of Biosurfactant produced by Linear Alkylbenzene sulphonate (LAS) degrading Pseudomonas aeruginosa. (Shanida Beegum S.U., 2009)
  •  Kerosene Degradation potential of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from Vembanad Lake. (Navas E.A.,2009)
  • Partial purification and analysis of alkylsulphatase enzyme required for the biodegradation of sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) (Elizabeth Mary John,2011)
  •  Isolation and characterization of endophytic bacteria from rice (Oryza sativa) (Shinilkumar S.,2011).
  •  Characterisation of novel plant growth promoting Ascomycetes endophytic fungi from mangrove plant Breguirea cylindrica (Tijith K. George, 2012).
  • Characterisation of endophytic diazotrophic Lysinibacilllus sphaericus and Bacillus cereus from cultivated rice (Oryza sativa) (Uma Unnikrishnan, 2012).
  • Characterisation of Acinetobacter baumannii from mangrove plant Breguirea cylindrica (Bichu Das J., 2012).
  • In situ bioremediation of chlorpyrifos by Klebsiella sp. isolated from agricultural soil (Krishnasree N., 2013)
  • Bioremidiation of synthetic anionic surfactants using microbial consortia (Nikitha P.,2013).
  • Comparative analysis of bioactive potential of plant extract and endophytic bacterial extract of Sida cordifolia (Devi R., 2014)
  • Synthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticles by Escherichia coli and Fusarium oxysporum and its antimicrobial activity (Liya C.Kurian, 2014)
  • Antifungal activity of endophytic Lysinibacillus sphericus KJ 872548 and identification of volatile antifungal compound 1, 2 benzene dicarboxylic acid butyl 2 ethyl hexyl tallate against Rhizictonia solani (Sajna)
  • Bioremediation of chlorpyrifos using bacterial consortium (Aghina Surya G.J., 2015)
  • Antibacterial, antioxidant and phytochemical evaluation of Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal (Reshma Sajeev, 2015)
  • Spectroscopic and docking analysis of a convictive compound withasomnine from Withania somnifera(Anju Tomy 2015)
  •  Extracellular biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles by endophytic Fusarium sp. isolated from Withania somnifera; its characterization, optimization, antimicrobial and cytotoxic studies (Aswathy Anand, 2015)
  •  Antibacterial and Cytotoxicity studies of Biofabricated Silver nanoparticles synthesised by endophyte Colletotrichum gloeosporioides isolated from Withania somnifera(L.).Noufal.N
  •  Exploitation of marine macralgae : biogenic compounds and its bioactive potential—Aleena Benny
  • Herbicidal activity of Pseudomonas aeroginosa H6 isolated from Rhizosphere soil.— Smruthy M.
  •  Identification of tropical crop plants suitable for cultivation at Kollam district, Kerala based on the flora of Pazhangalam Muhurthy sacred grove (Alan Thomas S)
  • Development of biocontrol agent against white rust disease of Amaranthus sp.(Anila Maria Isac)
  • Comparative Analysis of soil health in Organic and conventional farms(Anto Joseph)
  • Molecular Characterisation Of L-Asparaginase Producing Bacteria From Medicinal Plants (Anubha S)
  • Organic combinations to augment soil health (Chippy Vijayan)
  • Biodegradation of glyphosate herbicide by soil bacteria ( Drisya Mohan )
  • Evaluation of insecticidal activity of Bacillus species (Helseena E.H.)
  • Bioactive potential of taxol extracted from endophytic funfi Collectotrichum gleosporioides of Withania somnifera (L) (Ajeesha V.A.)
  • Microbial synthesis of chitosan nanoparticles and its application in treatment of industrial effluents (Akhila V.A.)

List of Publications

Journal articles

2018

  • Divya K, Vijayan S, Jisha MS Antifungal, Antioxidant and Cytotoxic Activities of Chitosan Nanoparticles and its use as an Edible Coating on Vegetables (2018) International Journal of Biological Macromolecules (Revision submitted) Impact factor: 3.671 Elsievier
  •  Aswani P., Edna Mary Varghese, Meenu Muralidharan, M.S. Jisha (2018). Characterization of Chlorpyrifos degrading bacterium Pseudomonas indica (PKDB2) isolated from pesticide contaminated soil .Accepted in Pesticide research Journal.
  • Edna Mary Varghese, M.S. Jisha (2018). In situ Bioremediation of Chlorpyrifos by Klebsiella sp. isolated from pesticide contaminated agricultural soil. Accepted in Vol. 7 (03) of International Journal of Current microbiology and applied sciences (IJCMAS) to be released in March- 2018. doi: 10.20546 /ijcmas.
  • Linu M.S. 1 , Aju K. Asok 1 , Sreekumar J 2 . and Jisha M.S. 1 *(2018). Mineral phosphate solubilization by Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from chilli (Capsicum annuum L) fields.Accepted for publication in Tropical Agriculture.
  • Shabanamol S, Divya k,Tijith,Rishad and Jisha M S (2018) Characterization and in planta nitrogen fixation of plant growth promoting endophytic diazotrophic bacteria Lysinibacillus sphaericus isolated from rice (Oryza sativa) Journal: Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology. Impact factor 1. 139

2017

  • Aswani P., Tijith K.George and Jisha M.S.(2017) Characterization of bioactive metabolites
    of endophytic Fusarium solani isolated from Withania somnifera. Journal of Biologically
    Active Products from Nature
  •  Chitosan nanoparticles preparation and applications (2018). Environmental Chemistry
    Letters. DOI: 10.1007/s10311-017- 0670-y Impact factor 3.594
  • Ambily PS, Sharrel Rebello, Jayachandran K and Jisha M S (2017). A novel three stage
    bioreactor for the effective detoxification of Sodium dodecyl sulphate from wastewater
    Accepted in Water science and technology . Impact factor 1. 197
  •  Shabanamol S, Sreekumar T S and Jisha M S (2017). Bioprospecting endophytic
    diazotrophic Lysinibacillus sphaericus as biocontrol agents of rice sheath blight disease
    .Accepted for publication in 3 Biotech. Impact Factor 1.362
  •  Divya K, Vijayan S, Jisha MS (2017) Antimicrobial Properties of Chitosan Nanoparticles: Mode of
    Action and Factors Affecting Activity. Fibers and Polymers.Vol.18, No.2, 221-230. Impact factor
    1.113
  •  Linu M.S and Jisha M.S (2017).In vitro control of colletotrichum capsici induced chilli
    anthracnose by fungicides and biocontrol agent. International journal of applied and pure
    Science and agriculture.Vol.3 (5) 27-33
  •  Production and optimization of extracellular l-asparaginase by fusarium solani isolated
    from withania sominifera. Journal of biologically active products from nature .Pages 81-88 |
    Received 21 Dec 2016, Accepted 07 Mar 2017, Published online: 30 May 2017

2016

  • K.S Rishad, Sharrel Rebello, S Shabanamol and M.S Jisha,(2016). Screening of halophilic bacteria
    producing extracellular hydrolytic enzymes from Valanthacaud Mangroves, Kochi, Kerala. J.
    Microbiol. Biotech. Res., 2016, 6 (6):1-15
  •  Devi Rajan a ; Tijith Kuzhiyil George a ; Dibu Divakaran a ; Sharrel Rebello a and Jisha manakulam
    shaikmoideen a (2016). Biomodulatory role of Enterobacer sp- a novel bacterial endophyte of Sida
    cordifolia and its comparative analysis with plant extract. Journal of biologically active products
    from nature
  • Smitha Vijayan, Divya K, Tijith K. George, Jisha M.S (2016).Antibacterial and cytotoxicity studies of silver nanoparticles synthesized by endophytic Fusarium solani isolated from withania somenifera (l.). Water Environ. Nanotechnol., 1(2): 91-103, Autumn 2016
  • K.S Rishad, Sharrel Rebello, Vinod Kumar Nathan, S Shabanamol and M.S Jisha,(2016) Biocontrol potential of halotolerant bacterial chitinase from high yielding novel Bacillus pumilus MCB-7 autochthonous to mangrove ecosystem. Pesticide biochemistry and physiology. Impact factor 2.590
  • Vinod Viswanath,Vincent Vineeth Leo, Sabna Prabha S, V P Potty and Jisha M.S (2016).Optimized production of tannase from cashew testa using Aspergillus niger MTCC 5898"’. Food Biotechnology. Impact factor 0.814.
  • Divya K, Kurian LC, Vijayan S, Jisha MS, Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles by Escherichia coli : Analysis of antibacterial activity. J. Water Environ. Nanotechnol., 2016; 1(1): 63-74, DOI: 10.7508/jwent.2016.01.008
  • Smitha Vijayan, Divya K, Tijith K. George, Jisha M.S. Biogenic synthesis of silver nanoparticles using endophytic fungi Fusarium oxysporum isolated from Withania Somnifera, its antibacterial and cytotoxic Activity. Journal of bionanoscience.10 (5).2016
  • Elizabeth Mary John and Jisha M.S (2016). Optimization of chlorpyrifos degradation by assembled bacterial consortium using response surface methodology. Soil and sediment contamination Accepted The publishers, Taylor & Francis. Impact factor 1.207
  • Sharrel rebello, Biljo Joseph, Sunil Joseph, Leny Jose, Sathish Mundayoor, Jisha M.S, Bioconversion of sodium dodecyl sulfate to rhamnolipids by transformed Escherichia coli DH5α cells – a novel strategy for rhamnolipid synthesis. Journal of Applied Microbiology. impact factor 2.49
  • K.S Rishad, Sharrel Rebello, Vinod Kumar Nathan, S Shabanamol and M.S Jisha, Optimised production of chitinase from a novel mangrove isolate, bacillus pumilus MCB-7 using response surface methodology, Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bcab.2016.01.009
  • Dhanya, j Sreekumar, Jisha M.S (2016), Evaluation of antagonistic potential and Induction of
  • flowering in Anthurium Andreanum L. by indegenous Pseudomonas taiwanensis. International Journal of Agriculture Innovations and Research 4 (4), 760-766
  • Smitha vijayan and Jisha,M,S. Extracellular synthesis of silver nanoparticles by endophytic Fusarium solani from Withania somnifera and its antibacterial and cytotoxicity studies. Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Nanotechnology and Basic Science (ICN2016), 4-5 February 2016, Dubai. Emirates
  • Divya K., Liya C. Kurian, Smitha Vijayan, Jisha M.S*.. Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles by Escherichia coli and its Antibacterial Activity. Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Nanotechnology and Basic Science (ICN2016), 4-5 February 2016, Dubai. Emirates

2015

  • Aju K. Asok, P. A. Fathima, M. S. Jisha (2015), Biodegradation of Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate (LAS) by Immobilized Pseudomonas sp. Advances in Chemical Engineering and Science, impact factor 0.8
  • Elizabeth Mary John and Jisha M.S (2015), Chlorpyrifos: pollution problems and remediation
    .Environmental Chemistry Letters as review paper. impact factor 3.594
  •  Tijith K George, Aju K. Asok, S. Shabanamol, Sharrel Rebello and Jisha M.S (2015), “Endophytic mycotic diversity of Bruguiera cylindrica and Rhizophora candelaria from Ayiramthengu mangrove ecosystem, Kerala” in Annals of biological research.
  • Vinod Viswanath,Vincent Vineeth Leo, Sabna Prabha S, Prabhakumari.C, ,V P Pottyand Jisha M.S (2015). Biosynthesis of tannase from cashew testa using Aspergillus niger MTCC5889 by Solid State Fermentation” (DOI: 10.1007/s13197-015-1858-4) Journal of food science and technology.Impact factor 2.203
  • Vinod Viswanath,Vincent Vineeth Leo, Sabna Prabha S, Prabhakumari.C, ,V P Pottyand Jisha M.S (2015). Thermal properties of tannin extracted from Anacardium occidentale L. using TGA and FTIR Spectroscopy. Natural products research. The publishers, Taylor & Francis. Impact factor 1.2
  • Joseph Stephen • S. Shabanamol • K. S. Rishad • M. S. Jisha (2015). Growth enhancement of rice (Oryza sativa) by phosphate solubilizing Gluconacetobacter sp. (MTCC 8368) and Burkholderia sp.(MTCC 8369) under greenhouse conditions. 3 Biotech DOI 10.1007/s13205-015-0286-5. Springer 0.992
  • Elizabeth Mary John;Sharrel Rebello; Aju K. Asokand Jisha M.S (2015). Pseudomonas plecoglossicida S5 a novel isolate for sodium dodecyl sulfate degradation. Environmental Chemistry Letters. Volume 13(1) pp 117-123. impact factor 2.573
  • Ambilli M. Nair; Sharrel Rebello; Rishad K.S; Aju K. Asok and Jisha M.S. (2015) Biosurfactant Facilitated Biodegradation of Quinalphos At High Concentrations By Pseudomonas aeruginosa Q10. Soil and sediment contamination Volume 24(5)542-553. The publishers, Taylor & Francis. Impact factor 1.02

2014

  • Divya K; Sharrel Rebello and Jisha M.S.(2014) A simple and effective method for extraction of high puritychitosan from shrimp shellwaste”. International journal of environmental engineering.Volume 1, Issue 4, 86-90.
  • Elizabeth Mary John; Sharrel Rebello and Jisha M.S.(2014) Chlorpyrifosdegradationusingbacterialconsortium obtainedfrom soil. International journal of environmental engineering. Volume 1, Issue 4, 91-94.
  • Salini T. S, Dibu Divakaran, Shabanamol S, Sharrel Rebello and Jisha M.S(2014). Antimicrobial and immunomodulatory potential of endophytic fungus Fusariumsolani isolated from Wthania somnifera’ .World Journal of Pharmaceutical Reserch Volume 3, Issue 10, 879-890. Impact factor 5.990
  • Ambily PS and Jisha M.S. (2014). Metabolic profile of sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) biodegradation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa (MTCC 10311). Journal of Environmental Biology.Vol. 35, 827-831 .Impact factor 0.68
  • Athul Sandheep R, and Jisha M. S (2014) Screening and identification of potential Trichoderma sp. against soil borne pathogens of Vanilla planifolia. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research(NAAS Rating 3.86)
  • Sharrel Rebello, Aju K. Asok, Sathish Mundayoor, Jisha M.S (2014). Surfactants: Toxicity,
    .remediation and green surfactants—Review article. Environmental Chemistry Letters. Doi
    10.1007/s10311-014- 0466-2 Impact factor – 3.594
  • Athul Sandheep R, Aju K. Asok, Fathima P. A. and Jisha M. S (2014).Exploiting the biocontrol potential of indigenous Trichoderma sp. against major phytopathogens of Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia).South Asian Journal of Experimental Biology.4(1):1-7
  • Shabanamol S and Jisha M.S.(2014).Assessment of rice endophyte diazotrophic bacteria for biocontrol of rice sheath blight. Indian Streams Research Journal. 3(12): 1-6. \

2013

  • Athul Sandheep R, and Jisha M. S (2013). Biocontrol of Rhizoctonia rot of Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia) using combined inoculation of Trichoderma sp. and Pseudomonas sp. Acta Biologica Indica 2(1):292-299
  • Sharrel Rebello, Aju K. Asok, Sathish Mundayoor, and Jisha M.S. (2013) .Surfactants: chemistry,toxicity and remediation.In: Pollutant Diseases, Remediation and Recycling. Eds.Eric Lichtfouse.JanSchwarzbauer and Didier Robert. Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World. Published by Springer link. 4:277-320
  • Athul Sandheep, R.,Aju K. Asok and Jisha, M.S (2013). Colonization study of antagonistic Pseudomonas sp. in Vanilla planifolia using green fluorescent protein (GFP) as a marker. African journal of microbiology Research. Impact factor 0.54
  •  Linu M.Salim and Jisha, M.S (2013). Effect of biocontrol agents against Colletotrichum capsici Causing anthracnose of chilli (capsicum annuum l.)International Journal of Biology, Pharmacy and Allied Sciences (IJBPAS) 2(12): 2218-2223.
  • Sandheep, A. R.; Asok, A. K.; Jisha, M. S (2013). Combined inoculation of Pseudomonas fluorescence and Trichoderma harzianum for enhancing plant growth of Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia). Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences. 16(12): 580-584. DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2013.580.584. ISSN: 1028-8880
  • Sharrel Rebello, Aju K.Asok,Sunil V.Joseph, Biljo V. Joseph, Leny Jose, Sathish Mundayoor,Jisha M.S (2013). Bioconversion of Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate to Rhamnolipid by Pseudomonas aeruginosa: A Novel and Cost-Effective Production Strategy. Appl Biochem Biotechnol. 169: 418-430.DOI 10.1007/s12010-012-9988-x. Impact factor 1.735
  • AK Asok, Jisha MS. (2013). Molecular characterization of linear alkylbenzene sulphonate degrading Pseudomonas aeruginosa (MTCC 10463)and Pseudomonas nitroreducens (MTCC 10462). Indian Journal of Biotechnology. 12(4):514-522. Impact factor 0.51
  • Abhilash Babu, Aju K. Asok and Jisha M.S.(2013) Bioactive Metabolite from Aphyllophorales sp. an Endophytic Fungus Isolated from Breguiera CylindricaInternational Journal of Agriculture,Environment & Biotechnology .6(3): 745-752 DOI No.: 10.5958/j.2230-732X (NAAS Rating 4.10)
  • Athul Sandheep R and Jisha M.S (2013). Screening of Trichoderma spp and Pseudomonas spp. for their Biocontrol Potential against Phytopathogens of Vanilla. International Journal of Agriculture,Environment & Biotechnology .6(3): 799-806 DOI No.: 10.5958/j.2230-732X (NAAS Rating 4.10)
  • Shabana mol S., Fathima P.A and Jisha M.S (2013).Influence of UV mutations on plant growth promoting properties of azotobacter sp. isolated from rhizosphere soils of vegetable crops in Kerala.Review of research. 2( 5): 8-12.
  • Shanida Beegum S.U. Aju K asok. Fathima P.A and Jisha M.S (2013.Characterisation of biosurfactant produced by Linear alkyl Benzene sulphonate (LAS) degrading Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Research Directions.1 (2): 68-73.

2012

  • AK Asok, Jisha M.S.(2012).Biodegradation of the Anionic Surfactant Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate (LAS) by Autochthonous Pseudomonas sp. Water Air and Soil Pollution DOI 10.1007/s11270-012-1256-8. Impact factor: 1.685
  • PS Ambily, MS Jisha (2012).Biodegradation of the anionic surfactant, sodium dodecyl sulphate by pseudomonas aeruginosa MTCC 10311. Journal of Environmental Biology. 33: 717-720. Impact factor 0.68
  • AK Asok, MS Jisha (2012).Assessment of soil microbial toxicity on acute exposure of the anionic surfactant linear alkylbenzene sulphonate. Journal of Environmental Science and Technology pp 1-10. ISSN 1994-7887. DOI: 10.3923/jest.2012.
  • AK Asok, KK Ratheesh, PM Sherief, MS Jisha (2012). Oxidative Stress and Changes in Gill Morphology of Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) Exposed to Sublethal Concentrations of the Anionic Surfactant Linear Alkylbenzene Sulphonate (LAS). Global Journal of Applied Environmental Sciences. ISSN 2248-9932 Volume 2, Number 1 (2012), pp. 1-11.
  • AR Sandheep, AK Asok and Jisha M.S. (2012).Biocontrol of fusarium wilt of vanilla (vanilla planifolia) Using combined inoculation of Trichoderma sp. And Pseudomonas sp. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences. July; 3(3): (B) 706 – 716. Impact factor.5.521
  • Jisha M.S and Prathibha V.R (2012).Isolation and characterisation of kerosene degrading bacteria from contaminated water. J.Biotechnol.Biomater ,2:6.doi.org/10.4172/2155-952X.S1.014

2011

  • Ambily PS and Jisha MS.(2011)Characterization of Alkyl sulphatase required for the biodegradation of Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate (SDS). European Journal of Experimental Biology. 1(4):41-49
  • J Stephen, MS Jisha (2011).Gluconic acid production as the principal mechanism of mineral phosphate solubilization by Burkholderiasp. (MTCC 8369).(2011). Journal of Tropical agriculture,49(1-2), 99-103. (NAAS Rating 4.10)
  • D Yeldho, S Rebello, JishaMS (2011).Plasmid mediated biodegradation of the anionic surfactant Sodium Dodecyl sulphate (SDS) by Pseudomonas aeruginosa S7. Bull. Environ. Contam Toxicol.86(1):110-113.DOI 10.1007/s00128-010-0162-2. Impact factor 1.37
  • Susmi T.S, Sharrel Rebello, Jisha M.S and P.M.Sherief. (2010). Toxic Effects of Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate on Grass Carp Ctenopharyngodon idella. Journal of Fishery technology, 47(2) :157-162(NAAS Rating 4.87)
  • Linu MS, Stephen Joseph and Jisha M.S.(2009).Phosphate solubilizing Gluconaceto- bacter sp.Burkholderia sp. and their potential interaction with Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp).International Journal of Agricultural Research, 4(2): 79-87..
  • AK Asok, Jisha MS. (2009). Deleterious effects of commercial detergents on soil microflora.Journal of Ecology, Environment and Conservation.,15(4): 805-809 (NAAS Rating 5.02)
  • AR Sandeep, S Joseph, MS Jisha (2008). Yield and Nutritient uptake of Soya bean (Glycine max (L.) Merr) as influenced by phosphate solubilizing microorganisms.World Journal of Agricultural sciences. 4(1) 835-838.
  • LM Salim, S Joseph, MS Jisha. (2008) Response of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata(L)walp) to phosphate solubilising bacteria isolated from rhisosphere. Asian Journal of Bioscience 3(1)95-98.(NAAS Rating 3.21)
  • Joseph S and Jisha M.S.(2008).Buffering reduces phosphate solublizing ability of selected strains of bacteria. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, 4(1):110-112
  • Shabanamol S and Jisha M.S. (2007). Effect of UV mutation on the Nitrogenase activity and pesticide tolerance of Azotobacter sp isolated from Rhizosphere soil. Pollution Research.26(4):773-776.
  • Neena C, Ambily PS and Jisha MS. (2007). Anaerobic degradation of coconut husk leachate using UASB reactor. Journal of Environmental Biology28.(3) 611-615 Impact factor.0.68
  • S Joseph, MS Jisha. (2007). Selected pesticides inhibit phosphate solubilising activity of Gluconacetobacter sp.and Burkholderia plantarii. Asian Journal of Bioscience 2(2)149-155.(NAAS Rating 3.21)
  • AK Asok, MS Jisha (2006).Effect of selected pesticides on phosphate solubiliaing microorganisms.Asian Journal of Microbiol. Biotech and Env. Sci. 8(3) 685-687.
  • AK Asok, MSJisha (2006).Role of phosphate solubilizing bacteria as biofertilizer and antifungal agent. Pollution Research. 25(3): 59-62.
  • Ambily PS and Jisha MS. (2006).A study of physico-chemical characteristics of Cassava starch factory effluents. Pollution Research 25(3): 46-47(NAAS Rating 4.75)
  • Jisha MS, RS Mathur (2005). Effect of phosphate solubilizing Microorganisms (PSM) on mineral phosphate solubilization and on productivity of wheat (Triticum aestivum). Asian Journal of Microbiol. Biotech and Env. Sci.7 (4): 1-4. (NAAS Rating 3.07)
  • Jisha M.S and Alagawadi A.R. (1996).Nutrient uptake and yield of Sorghum (Sorghum bicolour L.Moench) inoculated with phosphate solubilizing bacteria and cellulolytic fungus in a cotton stalk amended vertisol. Microbiological Research. 151:213-217. Impact factor.1.993

Book Chapter

  • Elizabeth Mary John, Shabanamol S., Jisha M.S.,(2015)”Pesticide Degradation:Practical Approaches, Environmental Science and Engineering series, published by Studium Press LLC, USA.
  • Divya K and Jisha M S., (2016) ChitosanNanoparticles: A Novel Antimicrobial Agent,Therapeutic Nanostructures (I-V) Multi-Volume SET, Edited by: Alexandru Mihai GRUMEZESCU (http://grumezescu.com/)
  • Sharrel Rebello, Aju K. Asok, Sathish Mundayoor, Jisha M.S. (2013).Surfactants:chemistry, toxicity and remediation. Pollutant Diseases, Remediation and Recycling.Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World. 4:277-320.Published by Springer link
  • Sharrel Rebello, Aju K. Asok, Elizabeth Mary john. Jisha M.S. (2013).Anionic surfactant toxicity and remediation:a methodological review In:Environmental Microbiology:Techniques and Applications. Reference book. Bulbul scientific services
  • Shabanamol S; Fathima P.A; Jisha M.S. (2013) Exploring UV mutation as a method of strain improvement for increased pesticide tolerance and nitrogenase activity

Book Published

  • Plant Science technology for sustainable development.SKJ publishers.ISBN.978-93-
    82845-00- — 3
  • Dr. Jisha.M.S.(2013).Environmental Microbiology: Techniques and Applications.Reference book. Bulbul scientific services.ISBN 978-81-923850-7-5
  • Seminar proceedings of National Seminar on Plant science Technology for sustainable world at National Institute of Plant Science Technology (NIPST), M.G. University, Kottayam on February 25th -26th 2016 ISBN : 978-81-930000-8-3

In seminars

  • Smitha Vijayan and Jisha.M.S (2018) Aantioxidant, antibacterial and antibiofilm activity of biogenic silver chitosan nanoconjugate. Contest paper for 30 th Kerala Science Congress on January 28-30, 2018.
  •  Edna Mary Varghese and Jisha.M.S (2018)Bioremediation of chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate pesticide, using Pseudomonas putida. Oral presentation for 30 th Kerala Science Congress on January 28-30, 2018.
  • Karthika and Jisha.M.S (2018).Isolation and identification of potential rhizobacteria from tomato rhizosphere against soil borne diseases of tomato Poster presentation for 30 th Kerala Science Congress on January 28-30, 2018.
  •  Tijith K George “Characterization of antibacterial metabolites from Penicillium sp” at ICMS 2017, School of Environmental sciences on Dec 11-14.
  •  Smitha Vijayan at Two Day National seminar on Recent Trends in Applied Life Sciences, for the paper entitled “ Antibacterial and antibiofilm activity of bio-AgNP and chitosan conjugated bio- AgNP” on March 15,16 2017 Sponsored by Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.
  •  Linu M.S. and Jisha.M.S. Growth enhancement of chilli (Capsicum annum L.) with phosphate solubilising Pseudomonas species isolated from chilli rhizosphere National seminar on Biodiversity Conservation and Farming Systems for Wetland Ecology Feb22-23.2017
  • Aswani P, Elizabeth Mary John and Jisha M.S. “In situ bioremediation of chlorpyrifos by klebsiella sp isolated from agriculture soil” at 29 th Kerala Science Congress on January 28-30, 2017.
  • Divya, K., Smitha Vijayan and M.S. Jisha “a study on the versatile applications of chitosan nanoparticle as antifungal, antioxidant and coating agent” at 29 th Kerala Science Congress on January 28-30, 2017 in Best paper Award section.
  • Smitha Vijayan at International association of chemical, biological and medicinal sciences researchers, Dubai for the paper entitled Synthesis, characterization and comparative antibacterial effect of silver nanoparticles and chitosan conjugated silver nanoparticles synthesized by endophytic Colletotrichum gloeosporioides on
    31 st December 2016. Best paper presentation award
  • Alan Thomas S at International seminar on emerging trends in organic farming and sustainable agriculture for the paper entitled Identification of tropical crop plants suitable for cultivation in Nedumbana Panchayat, Kollam district , Kerala based on the flowering plant flora of the Pazhangalam Muhurthy sacred grove on 29 th to 31 st December 2016 Best paper presentation award
  •  K. Divya, SmithaVijayan, Elizabeth Mary John, and M.S. Jisha. Optimization of Chitosan Nanoparticle Synthesis and its Potential Application in Germination of Oryza sativa L. at International association of chemical, biological and medicinal sciences researchers, Dubai , 31 st December 2016.
  •  Smisha Lawrance, Smruthy M, Anto Joseph, Aju K Asok, Jisha M. S. Pseudomonas aeruginosa H6 isolated from rhizoshere soil as a potent bio-herbicide candidate for weed control at International seminar on emerging trends in organic farming and sustainable agriculture on 29 th to 31 st December 2016
  •  Aswani P, Salini T.S and Jisha M.S. Characterization of bioactive metabolites of endophytic fungi Fusarium solani isolated From Withania somnifera. 5 th International conference on Sustainable utilization of tropical plant Biomass: Bioproducts, Biocatalysts and Biorefinery ( SutB4), 17-18 November 2016 at TNAU,Coimbatore.
  • Smitha vijayan and Jisha,M,S. Extracellular synthesis of silver nanoparticles by endophytic Fusarium solani from Withania somnifera and its antibacterial and cytotoxicity studies Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Nanotechnology and Basic Science (ICN2016), 4-5 February 2016, Dubai. Emirates
  • Divya K., Liya C. Kurian, Smitha Vijayan, Jisha M.S*.. Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles by Escherichia coli and its Antibacterial Activity. Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Nanotechnology and Basic Science (ICN2016), 4-5 February 2016, Dubai. Emirates
  • Dhanya D.R, Dhanya S and JishaM.S. Fluorescent Pseudomonas mediated control of bacterial blight of anthurium. National Seminar on Plant science Technology for sustainable world at National Institute of Plant ScienceTechnology (NIPST), M.G.University, Kottayam on February 25 th -26 th 2016.
  • Divya K., Dhanya D.R., Dhanya S. and Jisha M.S. biocontrol activity of pseudomonas fluorescens against bacterial blight of anthurium caused by xanthomonas axonopodis pv diffenbachiae. National Institute of Plant ScienceTechnology (NIPST), M.G. University,Kottayam on February 25 th -26 th 2016.
  • Divya R and Jisha M.S. preliminary studies on isolation and characterization of microbial endophytes from selected medicinal plants in Kerala. National Institute of Plant ScienceTechnology (NIPST), M.G. University, Kottayam on February 25 th -26 th 2016.
  • Linu MS and Jisha MS. Phytohormone production and plant growth promoting potentials of phosphate solubilizing Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from chilli rhizosphere.National Institute of Plant ScienceTechnology (NIPST), M.G. University, Kottayam on February 25th -26th 2016.
  • Smitha Vijayan, Jisha M.S. Biogenic Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Endophytic Fungi Fusarium Sps Isolated From Withania Somnifera, its Antibacterial and Cytotoxic Activity Fourth international conference on natural polymers and biopolymers (ICNP 2015) at Kottayam during April 11-13.
  • Divya K; Sharrel Rebello and Jisha M.S.(2014) A simple and effective method for extraction of high purity chitosan from shrimp shell waste” with paper ID “ASEE-14-408 Proceedings of the International Conference On Advances in Applied Science and Environmental Engineering – ASEE 2014, Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors (IRED), ISBN: 978-1- 63248-004- 0 doi: 10.15224/ 978-1- 63248-004- 0-93 at KualaLumpur, Malaysia
  • Elizabeth Mary John; Sharrel Rebello and Jisha M.S.(2014) Chlorpyrifos degradation using bacterial consortium obtained from soil” Proc. of the Intl. Conf. on Advances In Applied Science and Environmental Engineering ASEE 2014.Copyright © Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors..ISBN: 978-1- 63248-004- 0 doi: 10.15224/ 978-1- 63248-004-0- 12 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Devi R; Dibu Divakaran; Tijith K. George; Sharrel Rebello and Jisha M.S. Isolation of bioactive endophytic bacterial isolates paved the way for conservation of sida cordifolia.Second national biodiversity congress (NBC) 2015 at Trivandrum during 23-27 February conducted by Kerala Biodiversity Board.
  • Divya.R and M.S.Jisha. Studies on the diversity of endophytic fungi from rice Oryza sativa and their antagonistic activity against Rhizoctonia solani. 5 th national level seminar Biovision 2014 at Mercy college Palakkad.Dec,2014
  • Shabanamol S and Jisha M S, Endophytic bacteria as potent plant growth promoters of rice. Presented in national Seminar New Vistas in Microbiolology, held at M A College,Kothamangalam,Kerala on 16-17 october,2014.
  • Shabanamol S, Elizabeth Mary John and M.S.jisha. Induction of phenolics against Rhizoctonia solani and plant growth promotion mediated by endophytic diazotrophic Lysinibacillus sphearicus in oryza sativa 26 th Kerala Science Congress 28-31 January,2014 held at Pookode , Wayanad
  • Shabanamol S and M.S.jisha. Colonization by endophytic Lisinibacillus sphericus confers increased plant growth promotion to Orysa sativa. Contest Session of Agricultural Sciences of 23 rd   Swadeshi Science  Congress (2013).
  •  Screening of Trichoderma spp. and Pseudomonas sp. for their biocontrol potential against phytopathogens of Vanilla. Sustainable utilization of tropical biomass through biotechnology SUPBT 2012 Organised by KVM college of Engineering and Information technology Page No. 97-102. ISBN:978-93- 81274-32- 3
  • Characterization of plant growth promoting endophytic bacteria from rice. Sustainable utilization of tropical biomass through biotechnology SUPBT 2012 Organised by KVM college of Engineering and Information technology Page No. 112-114. ISBN:978-93-81274-32- 3
  • Bioactive metabolite from Aphyllophorales sp. an endophytic fungus isolated from Breguiera cylindrical. Sustainable utilization of tropical biomass through biotechnology SUPBT 2012 Organised by KVM college of Engineering and Information technology Page No. 115-117. ISBN:978-93- 81274-32- 3
  • Biocontrol of bacterial blight of Anthurium caused by Xanthomonas axopoids. Sustainable utilization of tropical biomass through biotechnology SUPBT 2012 Organised by KVM college of Engineering and Information technology Page No: 95-96
  • Geotrichum candidum: A novel antimicrobial and plant growth promoting diazotrophicendophytic yeast from mangrove plant. Contest paper (Life science) at the 25 th Kerala Science Congress. 2013.
  • Biocontrol of Rhizoctonia rot of Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia) using combined inoculation of Trichoderma sp. and Pseudomonas sp. Innovative approaches and modern technology for Crop productivity, Food safety and environmental sustainability November 2
  • Isolation and characterization of kerosene degrading bacteria from contaminated water.3 rd World Congress on Biotechnology September 2012.
  • Exploring endophytic diazotrophic bacteria as potential plant growth promoters and biocontrol agents of rice sheath blight disease. 3 rd World Congress on Biotechnology September 2012.
  • Invitro screening of Pseudomonas sp. for their biocontrol potential against phytopathogens of vanilla. 3 rd World Congress on Biotechnology September 2012.
  • Biocontrol of Sclerotium root rot vanilla (Vanilla planifolia) using combined inoculation of Trichoderma sp. and Pseudomonas sp. (2012). 22 nd Swadeshi Science Congress. November 19-20
  • Biocontrol of Fusarium wilt of Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia) using Trichoderma harzianum. (Presented in the 2 nd International seminar and workshop on “Sustainable utilization of tropical plant biomass” held at Kerala University campus, Kariavattom,Thiruvananthapuram).
  • In-vitro screening of Trichoderme spp. For their biocontrol potential against phytopathogens of vanilla. ICABS 2012. International Conference on advances in Biological Sciences. March 15-17, 2012 Kannur.
  • Characterisation of endophytic diazotrophic bacteria from rice (Oryza sativa). ICABS 2012. International Conference on advances in Biological Sciences. March 15-17, 2012 Kannur.
  • Study of antifungal activity of phosphate solubilising bacteria isolated from rhizosphere soil. 24 th Kerala science congress 29-31 st January 2012.
  • Biodegradation of the anionic surfactant linear alkylbenzene sulphonate (LAS) by immobilized Pseudomonas sp. Presented in the 21 st Swadeshi Science Congress held on November 7-9, 2011.
  • Environmental impact of acute exposure of the anionic surfactant linear alkylbenzene sulphonate (LAS). Presented in the International Symposium on Environmental Risk Assessment 2011 (ISERA 2011) organized by School of Lifesciences, Bhatathiyar University, Coimbatore, held on October 17 – 19, 2011.
  • Kerosene biodegradation by autochthonous bacteria. Presented in the International Symposium on Environmental Risk Assessment 2011 (ISERA 2011) organized by School of Lifesciences, Bhatathiyar University, Coimbatore, held on October 17 – 19,2011.
  • Best poster award (Life Science) “Structural and biochemical characterisation of biosurfactant required for the biodegradation of the anionic surfactant linear alkylbenzene sulphonate (LAS)”. 23rd Kerala Science Congress held on January 29-31, 2011.
  • Molecular characterization of Pseudomonas nitroreducens (MTCC10463) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (MTCC10463) capable of degrading the anionic surfactant Linear alkylbenzene sulphonate (LAS). Presented in the National symposium on emerging trends in Biotechnology, organized by Department of Biotechnology CUSAT,held on 1-2 September, 2011.
  • Biocontrol potential of rice endophyte Fusarium oxysporum against Rice Sheath Blight pathogen Rhizoctonia solani. Presented in the International workshop and seminar "Phytophthora 2011 organised by Rubber Research Institute of India, held on 12-17 Sept. 2011.
  • Pseudomonas and Bacillus mediated control of bacterial blight of anthurium. Presented in the International workshop and seminar "Phytophthora 2011 organised by Rubber Research Institute of India, held on 12-17 Sept. 2011.
  • Biocontrol of Fusaarium wilt of Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia) using Trichoderma arrzianum. (Presented in the 2 nd International seminar and workshop on “Sustainable utilization of tropical plant biomass” held at Kerala University campus, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram 2011)
  • Cytotoxic alterations induced by sublethal concentration of the anionic surfatcant linear alkylbenzene sulphonate (LAS) on grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). Presented in the International seminar ASIAN PACIFIC AQUACULTURE 2011, Kochi, India held on January 18 -20, 2011
  • Response of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp). to phosphate solubilising bacteria isolated from rhizosphere (Presented at Swadeshi Science Congress, 2010)
  • Characterisation of biosurfactant produced by Linear Alkylbenzene Sulphonate degrading bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa. (Presented at Swadeshi Science Congress,2010)
  • Bioremediation of synthetic Detergent and Designing of Bioreactor (Presented at 50 th Annual Conference of Association of Microbiologists of India.)
  • Plasmid mediated Bioremediation of the Anionic surfactant Linear Alkylbenzene sulphonate (LAS) (Presented in the 22 nd Kerala Science Congress, 2010)
  • Antifungal activity of phosphate solubilizing bacteria isolated from rhizosphere.(Presented in the 22 nd Kerala Science Congress, 2010).
  • Isolation and characterization of Anionic Surfactant degrading Bacteria from soil.(Presented in the 1 st Kerala Women’s Science Congress at Ernakulam 2010)
  • Molecular identification of pathogenic bacteria from the midgut of Culex spp. Using 16SrDNA barcodes. ( Presented in the national seminar on frontiers in biotechnology, 2010)
  • Linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) – Toxicity study & its bioremediation. (Presented at 21 st Kerala Science Congress 2009).
  • Isolation of kerosene degrading bacteria and it’s biosurfactant from vembanad Lake: its scope in bioremediation. (Presented at 21 st Kerala Science Congress 2009).
  • Suppression of bacterial blight of anthurium (Anthurium andreanum) by a fluorescent Pseudomonas (Presented at First Asian PGPR Congress for sustainable agriculture 21-24 June 2009)
  • Antagonistic effect of Trichoderma spp. Against Phytophthora- the foot rot pathogen of black pepper (Piper nigramL) (Presented at First Asian PGPR Congress for sustainable agriculture 21-24 June 2009)
  • Young Scientist Award for the paper entitled “Role of Biosurfactants in SDS remediation” at Swadeshi Science Congress 2008 held at RGCB, Thiruvanathapuram
  • Bioremediation of SDS: Biosurfactants as a contributory factor in Bioremediation.(Presented at the 20 th Kerala Science congress 2008).
  • Biodegradation of the anionic detergent Linear akylbenzene sulphonates (LAS)[Presented at the International Conference BIOCAM-2008 held at CUSAT].
  • UGC Sponsored National seminar on Marine Biology-Advances and prospects held at CUSAT on 10 th November, 2006
  • Optimization of factors for efficient solubilization of mineral phosphate. (Presented at XII Swadeshi science congress, 2002).
  • Associative effect of Phosphate solubilising Bacteria and cellulolytic fungus on phosphorus uptake and yield of Sorgham(Presented at MICON-International at CFTRI,Mysore on 9-12 November 1994)

Seminars and workshops organized

  • Convener workshop on Creative writing for tapping funding resources and effective publication Feb 27-28,2017
  • Convener National seminar on Plant science technology for sustainable world.Feb25-26.2016
  • Convener Advanced Training on Hazard Analysis and Critical control points(HACCP-Level III). 9-13 December,2015
  • Convener Hands on workshop on DNA Barcoding of microbes.30.3.2014
  • Convener Hands on workshop on “Molecular Phylogenetics in Microbiology”26.9.2012-28.9.2012
  • Joint convener- National Seminar on lifestyle diseases.
  • Coordinator National seminar on Modern trends in Biosciences on 14-15 February 2007-held at school of biosciences M.G.University
  • Joint convener-Series of invited talks on life sciences to celebrate Birth Bicentenary of Charles Darwin.
  • Seminar on recent trends in medical molecular biology 03/07/2015

Specialized trainings undergone

  • Training in Upgradation of communication skills organized by Ministry of Agriculture at Acharya N.G.Ranga Agricultural University at Hyderabad from 23- 29 July,2000.
  • Induction training programmes for teachers sponsored by Directorate of Technical education, Kerala at Government engineering college, Thrissur from 14- 27 November, 2000.
  • UGC Sponsored Orientation Program at Academic staff College, University of Kerala from 18th July 2002 to 14 August 2002.
  • Workshop on Applications of statistics in Biological experiments held at School of Biosciences, M.G. University during April 7-9, 2005
  • UGC Sponsored Refresher course in Life Sciences at Cochin University of Science and Technology from 19th February to 10th March 2007.
  • UGC Sponsored workshop on capacity building of women managers in higher education at CMS College, Kottayam from 17-21 February to 2009.
  • University workshop on research projects at M.G.University on April 2, 2010.
  • DST sponsored workshop for young scientists on livecell functional imaging and neurotransmitters receptors functional regulation at CUSAT on March 11-13, 2010.
  • Training on Microbial Gene Manipulations at CPBMB, College of Horticulture on May 3-15,2010
  • Frontiers of Spectroscopy and Microscopy. DST-PURSE sponsored workshop.Mahatma Gandhi University, Interuniversity Instrumentation Centre (IUIC). 10th -12th September 2012
  • Biotechnology in industry- achievements, potentials and challenges. Organized by CEPC-NAIP-ICAR project. 18th- 20th Feb. 2013

Membership in Academic Bodies

  • Member -Association of Microbiologists (India).
  • Member- Society for Biotechnologist (India).
  • Member Society for Fisheries Technologist (India)
  • Indian Science Congress Association
  • Kerala Academy of Sciences

Name of Board Committee/ whether member/Chairman/Convenor

  • Coordinator National institute of plant science technology
  • Member – Board of Studies in Microbiology, Calicut University
  • Member – Board of Studies in Microbiology, Kannur University
  • Member – Board of Studies in Microbiology, SB College, Changanassery
  • Chairman of Ph D Adjudication Committee ofKarunya University.Annamalai university
  • Subject expert SCERT

Invited talk

  • State level seminar on Recent developments in the field of microbiology cancer biology and epidemiology organized by B.C.M.College,Kottayam 1st -2nd July 2013.
  • State Level seminar and workshop on Microbial techniques and Principles. Organised by Department of Microbiology, St. Xavier’s College for Women, Aluva. On 16th to 18th January 2013
  • Biotechnology in industry- achievements, potentials and challenges. Organized by CEPC-NAIP-ICAR project. 18th- 20th Feb. 2013.
  • New approaches to enzyme and microbial technology. 3rd World Congress on Biotechnology OMICS group Hyderabad. 13-15 September 2012.

DETAILS OF NCBI GENBANK SEQUENCE DEPOSITS; MTCC &MCC BACTERIAL STRAIN DEPOSITS (25+7)

Sl. No. Microorganism       Accession No.          Year
1 Gluconacetobacter sp. GQ246872 2009
2 Burkholderia sp. GQ246871 2009
3 Pseudomonas aeruginosa HM214777  2011
4 Pseudomonas nitroreducens HQ271083  2011
5 Pseudomonas aeruginosa  HQ271084  2011
6 Pseudomonas aeruginosa(K1) JN540024  2011
7 Bacillus cereus (K2) JN 600441  2011
8 Sphingomonas paucimobilis
(K3)
JN540025  2011
9 Bacillus mycoides (K4) JN 600440 2011
10 Trichoderma virens JN 863298  2011
11 Trichoderma harzianum JN 000305 2011
12 P.putida (P4) JF701675 2011
13 P. fluorescens (P7) JN578642 2011
14 Pseudomonas aeruginosa S15 JN377436 2012
15 Pseudomanas plecoglossicida
(S5)
JN700182 2012
16 Pseudomonas sp.(S6) JN700183 2012
17 Acinetobacter baumannii JX429862 2012
18 Aphyllophorales sp. JQ34006 2012
19 Eutypella sp.(MEF 14) JX477425 2012
20 Geotrichum candidum
sp(MEF 21)
JX477426 2012
21 Pseudomanas plecoglossicida KF702307 2013
22 Bacillus pumilus KF702308 2013
23 Lysinibacillus fusiformis KF702309 2013
24 Bacillus aerophilus KF702310 2013
25 Achromobacter isolitus KF702311 2013
26 Fusarium solani WEF7 AY097316 2014
27 Staphyococcus warneriCPI 2 KP981417 2015
28 Pseudomonas putidaCPI 9 KP797885 2015
29 Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
CPI15
KP797886 2015
30 Enterobacter sp KT366927 2015

MTCC & MCC Bacterial Strain Deposits

Sl.No.            Microorganism Accession No.      Year
1 Gluconacetobacter sp. MTCC 8368 2009
2 Burkholderia sp. MTCC 8369 2009
3 Pseudomonas aeruginosa (S5) MTCC 10311 2011
4 Pseudomonas nitroreducens (L9) MTCC 10463 2011
5 Pseudomonas aeruginosa (L12) MTCC 10462 2011
6 Pseudomonas taiwanensis MTCC1161 2012
7 Pseudomonas aeruginosa S15 MCC 2035 2012

Reviewer

  1. Biological control ( Elsiever)
  2.  Environmental chemistry letters (Springer)
  3.  Environmental technology (Taylor and Francis)
  4.  Journal of Soil science and plant nutrition