Awards, invited talks & Seminars

ACHIEVEMENT

Received “Distinguished Woman in Agricultural Sciences” Award of Venus International Foundation (4th Venus International Women Awards, 2019).

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

Invited speaker with free registration for virtual 4th International Conference on Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology (ABB 2021). August 9th-11th, 2021Jinzhou, Liaoning, China/Online via MS TEAMS Organized by Bohai University, China

Best paper presentation award for Smitha Vijayan at the two day international web conference Bio-Inventiyon’20-Recent Advances in BioSciences on 5th and 6th of November 2020.

Young Innovators Program Award (YIP) 2019 for Helseena E.H & Anubha S in the National Knowledge Session organized by Kerala Development and Innovation Strategic Council (K-DISC) held on 22nd Jan 2020 at Trivandrum.

Second prize for poster presentation for Helseena E.H.at 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Globalization for the poster presentation under the title “Prospects of bacterial biopesticide Bacillus pumilus against pseudostem weevil” organized by Ostfalia University (Germany), Saint Petersburg state University of Economics and Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam at Hotel Marriot, Kochi on 9th January 2020.

Best paper presentation award for Divya R. at the PROVECTUS PLANTAE 19 International conference on “Exploring the scope of plant genetic resources” organized by department of botany. University of Kerala during may 22-24,2019

Best paper presentation award for Karthika S at the Third International Conference on Science, Engineering, Technology and Social Sciences, ICSETS-2019 for the paper titled “Fertilizer efficiency of Rhizobacteria isolated from Tomato” organized by Department of Mathematics, Kuriakose Elias College Mannanam on March 11-12, 2019.

First prize for poster presentation for Edna Mary Varghese at the Second International Conference on Sustainable Globalization for the paper titled “Characterization and Chlorpyrifos degradation by a novel isolate Stenotrophomonas maltophilia CPI 15 from pesticide-contaminated agricultural soil” organized by University of Wisconsin Parkside (USA), Ostfalia University (Germany) and Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam at the Kochi Marriot Hotel on January 10-12, 2019.

Best paper presentation award for Divya R. at the National seminar SYMBIOSIS 18 for the paper titled “Biocontrol potential of endophytic fungi Aspergillus sp. isolated from the medicinal plant Lawsonia inermis against Fusarium oxysporum (ITCC 7739), a rice pathogen causing basal node rot of rice” organised by SAFI institute of advanced studies, Vazhayoor on March 15 to16, 2018.

Best paper presentation award for Smitha Vijayan at theNational conference on microorganisms in human welfare (BIOCONSORTIUM 2018) for the paper titled “Characterization and Antioxidant, Antibacterial, Antibiofilm Efficacy of biogenic Silver-Chitosan Nanoconjugates” organised by Department of Microbiology, Madras 78/ Christian college on February 27-28, 2018.

Best paper presentation award for Tijith K. George at the National Seminar on Plant science Technology for sustainable world at National Institute of Plant Science Technology (NIPST), M.G. University, Kottayam For the paper entitled “comparative study of l-asparaginase production of fungi using different indicators” on February 25th -26th 2016.

Best paper presentation award for 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 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

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

INVITED TALK:

Invited speaker with free registration for virtual 4th International Conference on Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology (ABB 2021). August 9th-11th, 2021 Jinzhou, Liaoning, China/Online via MS TEAMS Organized by Bohai University, China.

Two Day National Seminar on Harnessing Beneficial Microbes for Sustainable Agriculture: Recent Trends organized by Department of Botany, Government College Madappally, Kozhikode on November 27th and 28th 2019.

Second International Seminar on “Emerging trends in organic farming and sustainable agriculture” organised by Inter University Centre for Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture (IUCOFSA), Mahatma Gandhi University at CMS College Kottayam on 22-24 April 2018.

National seminar SYMBIOSIS 18 organised by SAFI institute of advanced studies, Vazhayoor, Calicut on. March 15 to16,2018.

National conference on microorganisms in human welfare (BIOCONSORTIUM 2018), organised by Department of Microbiology, Madras Christian college on February 27-28, 2018.

State level Seminar organised by Assumption college.Changanassery during June 2013.

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. Organized 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.

SEMINARS:

Sherin Varghese &, Jisha M.S (2020)” Unravelling the ecofriendly strategies of soil bacteria for biological control of weeds in rice fields at at the two day international web conference Bio-Inventiyon’20- Recent Advances in BioSciences on 5th and 6th of November 2020.

Akshaya CS &, Jisha M.S (2020)” Characterization of Secondary Metabolites from Mycoendophytes Associated with Withania somnifera as Potent Therapeutics at the two day international web conference Bio-Inventiyon’20-Recent Advances in BioSciences on 5th and 6th of November 2020.

Aiswarya P &, Jisha M.S (2020) Modified chilli plants produce N – Acyl Homoserine Lactone exhibit enhanced resistance to fungal pathogen at the two day international web conference Bio-Inventiyon’20-Recent Advances in BioSciences on 5th and 6th of November 2020.

Namitha S Kumar &, Jisha M.S (2020). Exploring culturable Rhizosphere Microbiome of Rice, grown in Acid Sulphate Soils for Plant growth promotion and Aluminium and Iron stress tolerance at the two day international web conference Bio-Inventiyon’20-Recent Advances in BioSciences on 5th and 6th of November 2020.

Smitha Vijayan &, Jisha M.S (2020). Bioactive potential of taxol extracted from the endophytic fungi Colletotrichum gloeosporioides isolated from Withania somnifera (L.) at the two day international web conference Bio-Inventiyon’20-Recent Advances in BioSciences on 5th and 6th of November 2020.

Sherin Varghese, Smitha Vijayan, Jisha M.S (2020)”Anticancer drug formulation with biogenic silver nanoparticle (Bio-AgNP) / chitosan conjugate (Ch/Bio-AgNP)”. Oral presentation for National seminar on New Frontiers In Material and Environmental Sciences (NFMES 2020) held at Sacred Heart College, Thevara, Kochi on 28th – 29th January 2020.

Helseena E. H and Jisha M S (2020) “Insecticidal Activity of Lysinibacillus sphaericus against banana pseudostem weevil (BPW) Odoiporus longicollis oliv.” Poster Presentation in Kerala Science Congress, 2020 held at Palakkad on 25th -27th January 2020.

Helseena E. H and Jisha M S (2020) presented a paper on “Bacterial Biopesticide formulation against pseudostem weevil of Banana (BPW) Odoiporus longicollis Oliv.” Presented paper in the national Seminar on Current Trends and Advances in Biological Sciences(CTAB-2020) Organised by Post graduate department of Botany and Biotechnology, Bishop Moore College, Mavelikkara, Kerala From 5th to 7th February 2020.

Anubha S, Jisha M S (2020)  Poster presentation on Citrobacter sp as a novel bioherbicide isolated from soil at  3rd International Conference on Sustainable Globalization organized by Ostfalia University (Germany), Saint Petersburg state University of Economics and Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam at Hotel Marriot, Kochi on 9th January 2020.

Meenu Thampi, Kruthika Bhai R, Aiswarya V M and Jisha M S (2019). Isolation and Characterization of IAA producing endophytic microorganism from selected drought tolerant plants in Kerala. Oral Presentation at International Conference on Advanced Innovation in Science Engineering and Technology (ICAISET-2019) Organized by Sree Ayyappa College, Eramallikkara and TECHOWN on 8th and 9th November, 2019.

Karthika S, Athulya Jisha MS (2019).Identification of antifungal metabolites produced by Bacillus sp PKDL10 against tomato phytopathogens. Oral Presentation at International Conference on Advanced Innovation in Science Engineering and Technology (ICAISET-2019) Organized by Sree Ayyappa College, Eramallikkara and TECHOWN on 8th and 9th November, 2019.

Meenu Thampi, Kruthika Bhai R, Aiswarya V M and Jisha M S (2019).Isolation and Characterization of IAA producing endophytic microorganism from selected drought tolerant plants in Kerala. Oral Presentation for Symposium on Endophytes and their applications in Agriculture on Sep 24-26, 2019.
Edna Mary Varghese, Shalu Sivadas and Jisha M.S (2019) Biodegradation of   chlorpyrifos pesticide using autochthonous Bacillus consortium. Oral presentation for 31th Kerala Science Congress on February 2-3, 2019.

Karthika S., Nayana J. and Jisha.M.S (2019) Invitro evaluation of plant beneficial attributes of Tomato associated Rhizobacteria. Oral presentation for 31th Kerala Science Congress on February 2-3, 2019.

Sherin Varghese, Smisha Lawrance, Edna Mary Varghese, Jisha M S (2019) “Biological control of weeds using Pseudomonas aeruginosa H6 as an efficientbioherbicide for Sustainable Agriculture”  Poster presentation at Second International Conference on Sustainable Globalization on January 10-12, 2019.

Jisha M.S (2018) Role of Plant microbiomes in sustainable agriculture. Key Note Address for Second International Seminar on “Emerging trends in organic farming and sustainable agriculture” organised by Inter University Centre for Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture (IUCOFSA), Mahatma Gandhi University at CMS College Kottayam on 22-24 April 2018.

Edna Mary Varghese, Aswani P. and Jisha M.S (2018) In situ Biodegradation studies of Chlorpyrifos pesticide using Pseudomonas putida isolated from pesticide contaminated agricultural soil. Oral presentation for Second International Seminar on “Emerging trends in organic farming and sustainable agriculture” organised by Inter University Centre for Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture (IUCOFSA), Mahatma Gandhi University at CMS College Kottayam on 22-24 April 2018.

Karthika S. and Jisha M.S (2018) Multifarious potential of rhizobacteria against tomato pathogens. Oral presentation for Second International Seminar on “Emerging trends in organic farming and sustainable agriculture” organised by Inter University Centre for Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture (IUCOFSA), Mahatma Gandhi University at CMS College Kottayam on 22-24 April 2018.

Divya R. and Jisha MS (2018) Biocontrol potential of endophytic fungi Aspergillus sp. isolated from the medicinal plant Lawsonia inermis against Fusarium oxysporum (ITCC 7739), a rice pathogen causing basal node rot of rice. Best paper award in SYMBIOSYS’ 18 KSCSTE sponsored National seminar on Research in Agricultural, Environmental, Industrial and Food Microbiology: Advances and Challenges, organised by Dept of Microbiology, SAFI Institute of Advanced study, Vazhayoor, Malappuram, Kerala.

Smitha Vijayan and Jisha M.S (2018) Characterization and Antioxidant, Antibacterial, Antibiofilm Efficacy of biogenic Silver-Chitosan Nanoconjugates. Best paper award in BIOCONSORTIUM 2018 (National conference on microorganisms in human welfare, organised by Department of Microbiology, Madras Christian College on February 27-28, 2018.

Smitha Vijayan and Jisha M.S (2018) Antioxidant, antibacterial and antibiofilm activity of biogenic silver chitosan nanoconjugate. Contest paper for 30th Kerala Science Congress on January 28-30, 2018.
Edna Mary Varghese, Aswani P. and Jisha.M.S (2018) Bioremediation of chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate pesticide, using Pseudomonas putida. Oral presentation for 30th 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 30th Kerala Science Congress on January 28-30, 2018.

Tijith K George and Jisha.M.S (2017). “Characterization of antibacterial metabolites from Penicillium sp” at ICMS 2017, School of Environmental sciences on Dec 11-14. Smitha Vijayan and Jisha M.S (2017) 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 (2017). 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 (2017). “In situ bioremediation of chlorpyrifos by klebsiella sp isolated from agriculture soil” at 29th Kerala Science Congress on January 28-30, 2017.

Divya, K., Smitha Vijayan and M.S. Jisha (2017). “A study on the versatile applications of chitosan nanoparticle as antifungal, antioxidant and coating agent” at 29th Kerala Science Congress on January 28-30, 2017 in Best paper Award section.

Smitha Vijayan and M.S. Jisha (2016). Synthesis, characterization and comparative antibacterial effect of silver nanoparticles and chitosan conjugated silver nanoparticles synthesized by endophytic Colletotrichum gloeosporioides International association of chemical, biological and medicinal sciences researchers, Dubai on 31st December 2016. Best paper presentation award.

Alan Thomas S and M.S. Jisha (2016). 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 Best paper presentation award.

K. Divya, Smitha Vijayan, Elizabeth Mary John, and M.S. Jisha (2016). 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 , 31st December 2016.

Smisha Lawrance, Smruthy M, Anto Joseph, Aju K Asok, Jisha M. S (2016). 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 29th to 31st December 2016
Aswani P, Salini T.S and Jisha M.S (2016).

Characterization of bioactive metabolites of endophytic fungi Fusarium solani isolated From Withania somnifera. 5th 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. (2016).  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 (2016). 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 Jisha M.S. (2016). Fluorescent Pseudomonas mediated control of bacterial blight of anthurium. 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.

Divya K., Dhanya D.R., Dhanya S. and Jisha M.S. (2016). Biocontrol activity of Pseudomonas fluorescens against bacterial blight of anthurium caused by Xanthomonas axonopodis pv diffenbachiae. National Institute of Plant Science Technology (NIPST), M.G. University, Kottayam on February 25th -26th 2016.
Divya R and Jisha M.S. (2016).

Preliminary studies on isolation and characterization of microbial endophytes from selected medicinal plants in Kerala. National Institute of Plant Science Technology (NIPST), M.G. University, Kottayam on February 25th -26th 2016.Linu MS and Jisha MS. (2016).

Phytohormone production and plant growth promoting potentials of phosphate solubilizing Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from chilli rhizosphere. National Institute of Plant Science Technology (NIPST), M.G. University, Kottayam on February 25th -26th 2016.

Smitha Vijayan, Jisha M.S. (2015). 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.

Devi R; Dibu Divakaran; Tijith K. George; Sharrel Rebello and Jisha M.S. (2015).  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 K; Sharrel Rebello and Jisha M.S.(2014) A simple and effective method for extraction of high purity chitosan from shrimp shellwaste”withpaperID“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/ 978-1-63248-004-0-93at Kuala Lumpur, 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/ 978-1-63248-004-0-12at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Divya.R and M.S. Jisha (2014). 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 (2014). 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 (2014). Induction of phenolics against Rhizoctonia solani and plant growth promotion mediated by endophytic diazotrophic Lysinibacillus sphearicusin Oryza sativa 26th Kerala Science Congress 28-31 January,2014  held at Pookode , Wayanad.

Shabanamol S and M.S. Jisha. (2013) Colonization by endophytic Lysinibacillus sphericus confers increased plant growth promotion to Oryza sativa.  Contest Session of Agricultural Sciences of 23rd 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 diazotrophic endophytic yeast from mangrove plant. Contest paper (Life science) at the 25th 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. 3rd World Congress on Biotechnology September 2012.Exploring endophytic diazotrophic bacteria as potential plant growth promoters and biocontrol agents of rice sheath blight disease. 3rd World Congress on Biotechnology September 2012.

Invitro screening of Pseudomonas sp. for their biocontrol potential against phytopathogens of Vanilla. 3rd World Congress on Biotechnology September 2012.Biocontrol of Sclerotium root rot Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia) using combined inoculation of Trichoderma sp. and Pseudomonas sp. (2012). 22nd Swadeshi Science Congress. November 19-20.

Biocontrol of Fusarium wilt of Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia) using Trichoderma harzianum. (Presented in the 2nd International seminar and workshop on “Sustainable utilization of tropical plant biomass” held at Kerala University campus, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram).

In-vitro screening of Trichoderma 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. 24th Kerala science congress 29-31st January 2012.

Biodegradation of the anionic surfactant linear alkylbenzene sulphonate (LAS) by immobilized Pseudomonas sp. Presented in the 21st 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 Life Sciences, Bharathiyar 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, Bharathiyar 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 Fusarium wilt of Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia) using Trichoderma harzianum. (Presented in the 2nd 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 surfactant 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 50th Annual Conference of Association of Microbiologists of India.)

Plasmid mediated Bioremediation of the Anionic surfactant Linear Alkylbenzene sulphonate (LAS) (Presented in the 22nd Kerala Science Congress, 2010)

Antifungal activity of phosphate solubilizing bacteria isolated from rhizosphere. (Presented in the 22nd Kerala Science Congress, 2010).

Isolation and characterization of Anionic Surfactant degrading Bacteria from soil. (Presented in the 1st Kerala Women’s Science Congress at Ernakulam 2010)

Molecular identification of pathogenic bacteria from the midgut of Culex spp. using 16S rDNA barcodes. ( Presented in the national seminar on frontiers in biotechnology, 2010)

Linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) – Toxicity study &its bioremediation. (Presented at 21st Kerala Science Congress 2009).

Isolation of kerosene degrading bacteria and it’s biosurfactant from vembanad   Lake: its scope in bioremediation. (Presented at21st 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 nigram L.) (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 20th 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 10th  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 CONDUCTED:

Convenor of Webinar on Bioinstrumentation Frontiers 2021 26.6.2021 to 14.08.2021.

Convener of International webinar Bio-Inventiyon’20-Recent Advances in BioSciences on 5th and 6th of November 2020

Convener of Advanced training on HACCP level-III with International Certificate, Organised by National Institute of Plant Science Technology on June 11-14, 2021.

Convener of Advanced training on HACCP level-III with international certificate, conducted at the School of Biosciences, Mahatma Gandhi University on November 30 –December 2, 2018.

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.