Awards, Invited talks & Seminars

Honors, Prizes & achievements

  • 2001: First Rank in M.Sc Microbiology  
  • 2002: GATE 2002 
  • 2002: CSIR-UGC- JRF-NET
  • 2005:Prize for the Poster presentation at the “International Conference on Biotechnological approaches for alleviating malnutrition and human health” organized by UAS, Bangalore, India.  
  • 2007: Travel grant for invited participation at “Interactive Meet with European and Indian Science Icons” Host: Department of Science & Technology, Embassy of Germany in New Delhi, EU Delegation of EC in India at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, February 8, 2007. 
  • 2008: Prize for the Poster presentation at the “International symposium on Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and Synthetic Biology” organized by Centre for Bioinformatics, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • 2008 : Tokyo Biochemical Research Foundation (TBRF) Post Doctoral Fellowship  (One among the four Asian candidates selected for the Fellowship in 2008).
  • 2016 : Honored presentation of “Bharat Gaurav Award” by India International Friendship Society, May 2016.

Achievements by research team 

  • First Prize for poster presentation for Aswathy Agnes Joseph at the 24th Kerala Science Congress, organized by Rubber Board., Kottayam, Kerala, India on 29-31, January 2012.
  • First Prize for Paper presentation for Roshmi Thomas at “Nanotechnology: Applications of Nanomaterials in Agriculture, Food and medicine, organised by BK College, Amalagiri, Kottayam on 25-26th July 2012.
  • First Prize for Paper presentation for Jasim B at the “National Seminar on Advanced Biochemical Techniques: Relevance in Interdisciplinary Research Scenario”, organized by B.K. College, Amalagiri, Kottayam on September 3-4th 2013.
  • Senior Research Fellowship Award for Roshmi Thomas from Indian Council of Medical Research (2014)
  • Best paper award for Rosemin Benny at 25th Swadheshi Science congress December 2015.
  • Young scientist award for the best paper for Rohini Sabu in the National seminar on Diversity of Microbes and Climate Change mitigation organized by Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta held during 3rd-5th February 2016.
  • Best paper award for Jimtha John C In UGC Sponsored National seminar on progress and prospects of Biotechnology, at St. Josephs College, Irinjalakuda on 14th and 15th January, 2016.
  • Best Poster  Award for Anisha C at the International Seminar on  Emerging Trends in Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture organized by IUCOFSA, Mahatma Gandhi University, on 29th 31st Dec,2016
  • Second prize for paper presentation for Snigdha.S at National seminar on Recent Trends in Applied Life Sciences, School of Biosciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam on March 15- 16th 2017.
  • First Prize for Poster presentation for Merin Paul at the National Seminar for Ecotechnological Perspectives for Sustainable Development organized at School of Biosciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam on July 2017
  • Student Entrepreneurship Award 2018 for Sreejith S by Business Innovation and Incubation Centre at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
  • Best paper award for Aswathy Jayakumar at 31st Kerala Science Congress 2019 at Fatima Mata National College, Kollam on February 2-3, 2019. 
  • Best paper award for Aswani R in the International conference Provectus plantae 2019 organized by the Department of Botany, University of Kerala on 22nd to 24th May 2019.
  • Best poster award for Nayana A.R. in 32nd Kerala Science Congress at Yuvakshetra Institute of Management Studies, Mundoor, Palakkad on 25-27th January 2020.

Invited talks

  1. At the “PHARMACHEM” – the Scientific Seminar organized by Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi university, on 24th February, 2011.
  2. At the “International Symposium on Genomics of Crops, Medicinal Plants and Microbes” organized by Department of Botany, University of Kerala on May 29-31, 2011.
  3. At the “BIOCELEST” seminar organized by Mar Augusthinose College, Pala on Sep 23, 2011.
  4. At the “National Conference on Biodiversity” organized by All Saints College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, on Sep 28-29, 2011.
  5. At the “National Conference on Bioprospecting of Plant Genetic Resources of Western Ghats” organized by St.Thomas College, Pala on Nov 22-23, 2011.
  6. At the “National Conference on Computing Paradigms and Bioinformatics (CPBI 2012)”organized by School of Computer Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi university, on 17-18 January, 2012.
  7. At the “National Conference on Biodiversity” organized by Govt. Brennen College, Dhramadom, Kannur on March 9, 2012.
  8. Talk as part of the “Inculcating Research Acumen – Lecture Series” organized by Department of Biosciences, MES College, Marambally on September 27, 2012.
  9. At the “Workshop on Tools and Techniques in Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics” ogranised by the SNGS College, Pattambi on 11 to 13 February, 2013.
  10. 10. Invited Lecture on Metagenomics at the “International Workshop on Molecular Markers and Genome Analysis in Plants” organized by Department of Botany, University of Kerala on March 12-16, 2013.
  11. Invited Lecture on Emerging Understanding on Microbes organized by Zoology Association, St.Aloysius College, Edathuva on August 29, 2013.
  12. Invited Lecture at the Inauguration of Botany and Biotechnology Association of Bishop Moore College, Mavelikara on 20th February, 2014.
  13. Invited Lecture in the technical seminar on “Interactive meet on Advances in Biosciences” organised by Indian Institute of Spice Research, Calicut on Feb 26th 2014.
  14. Invited Lecture at UGC sponsored “National Seminar on Microbes for Green Environment” ogranised by St.Mary’s College, Thrissur on 22nd August 2014.
  15. Invited Lecture at the “National seminar on Industrial Microbiology- Trends and Perspectives” organized by Department of  Biochemistry and Microbiology, Govt. College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram on   October 14, 2014.
  16. Invited talk at the National Conference on biomaterials in Medicinal Chemistry, organized   by Department of Natural Products Chemistry, School of Chemistry, Madurai Kamaraj University, 21st and 22nd December, 2015.
  17. Invited talk at the National Seminar on Nanotechnology meets Microbiology – “Emerging applications of Nanotechnology in Microbiology”, organized by E.M.E.A College of Arts and Science, February 17, 2016.
  18. Invited talk at the “Exploring the indigenous Biodiversity of Kerala for Potential Plant Probiotic microorganisms” organized by The Indian Science Congress Association, Cochin chapter, March 29, 2016.
  19. Invited talk at the “Microbiology, biotechnology and biosafety” in the International Conference of Indian Science Congress Association, organized by The Indian Science Congress Association, Cochin chapter, October 25, 2016.
  20. Invited talk on Advances in Microbiology at the “National Seminar on Biomics” organized by Department of Biotechnology, St.Thomas College, Pala on December 5, 2016.
  21. Invited talk at the “National Seminar on Microbial Technologies for Environment Management” organized by University College, Kerala University Thiruvananthapuram on December 7th and 8th 2016. 
  22. Invited lecture on Seeing plants through plant microbiome at the “Three day International Seminar on New Frontiers in Cytogenetics” organized by Department of Botany, Kariavattom, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram on December 15-17, 2016.
  23. Invited talk at the “International Seminar on  Emerging Trends in Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture” organized by IUCOFSA, Mahatma Gandhi University, on 29th 31st Dec,2016.
  24. Invited Talk at the International Seminar on Globalisation and India’s Innovation System: A ‘Creative Destruction’ organized by the K.N. RAJ Study Centre For Planning and Centre -State Financial Relations, Mahatma Gandhi University, on 4th -6th Feb, 2017.
  25. Invited Talk at the National Seminar on “Recent Innovations and Current Trends in Biological Sciences (RICTBS-2017)” sponsored by the Kerala state council for science, technology and environment (KSCSTE), organized by the Department of Botany & Biotechnology, Bishop Moore College, Mavelikara, Alappuzha, Kerala on 8th Feb, 2017.
  26. Invited Talk at the National Seminar organized by Marthoma College, Thiruvalla, on Feb 15, 2017
  27.  Chair person in the Two day workshop on Creative writing for tapping funding resources and effective publication organized by National Institute of Plant Science Technology on 27th and 28th February 2017
  28. As a resource person in the Two Day Seminar on CRYPTOGAMS OF WESTERN GHATS: A BOTANICAL PERSPECTIVE on 15th and 16th February 2017 organized by Post Graduate and Research Department of Botany, Marthoma College, Thiruvalla and Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam at Department of Botany, Marthoma College, Thiruvalla, Kerala.
  29. Chaired a session in Mission 3A Two Day Programme on Awareness Against Antibiotic Resistance organized by School of Biosciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam on 16th and 17th November 201
  30. Invited lecture on nanobiomaterials in antimicrobial therapy in the Two Day National Conference on Towards Rational Use of Antibiotics; Problems, Prospects and future Implications organized at golden jubilee seminar hall, Marthoma College on 15th and 16th February 2018
  31. As a resource person in the two day workshop on Molecular identification of bacteria by the Department of zoology, government college Kottayam in association with School of Biosciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam sponsored by the Department of collegiate education, government of Kerala on 1st and 2nd November 2018
  32.  Invited lecture on Shared Functions by Plant associated Microorganisms in the Two Day National seminar on Plant Microbe interactions organized by the Department of Botany, Sree Neelakanta Govt Sanskrit College, Pattambi on 5th to 6th December 2018
  33. Invited lecture on Recent trends in Plant Microbiomics in the Two Day National seminar on Plant Microbe interactions organized by the Department of Botany, Sree Neelakanta Govt Sanskrit College, Pattambi on 5th to 6th December 2018
  34. Invited lecture in the National seminar on Advances and applications in Plant Science organized by the department of Botany, University of Kerala on 6th February 2019.
  35. Presented a plenary talk in the 4th international conference on nanomaterials: synthesis, characterization and applications organized by International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (IIUCNN), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and Institut Jean Lanour UMR CNRS 7198 Universite de Lorraine, Nancy Cedex, France 54011 of Kerala on 12-14th April 2019.
  36. Delivered a lecture on “Nanotechnological approach to improve plant growth and productivity” at Provectus plantae, International conference on Exploring the scope of plant genetic resources  organized by Department of Botany, University of Kerala on 22-24th  May 2019.
  37. Invited talk on “Nanotechnological approach to mitigate pollution” at the World environmental Day celebration 2019 organized by Sree Narayana College, Cherthala on 21st June 2019.
  38. Delivered a lecture in the Refresher course in Life Sciences conducted by the Human Resource Development Centre, University of Kerala sponsored by University Grants Commission on 17th July 2019.
  39. Served as a Resource person in the international seminar on Life sciences for sustainable development issues and challenges organized by the Department of Botany, University College, Thiruvananthapuram on 3-5th October 2019.
  40. Chaired a session for oral and technical presentation and appreciation of research contributions to ICAISET 2019 organized by Sree Ayyappa College, Eramallikkara and Techown on 8-9th November 2019.
  41. Delivered a plenary talk in the Fourth International conference on Frontiers of Mass spectrometry (ICMS 2019) Organized by IUIC, School of Environmental Sciences and ACESED, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala on 4-7,  December 2019.

Seminars organized

  1. Joint convener on collaborative national seminar on ecotechnological perspectives for sustainable development at School of Biosciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam on 27th and 28th July 2017.
  2. Joint convener on two day national seminar on recent trends in applied life sciences at School of Biosciences auditorium, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam on March 15th and 16th 2017.
  3. Coordinator of Mission 3A Two day programme on awareness against antibiotic resistance organized by School of Biosciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam on 16th and 17th November 2017
  4. Served as a chair person in the two days workshop conducted on February 27th and 28th,2017 organized by national institute of plant science technology (NIPST), Sponsored by Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala
  5. Organising two day open house programme SHASTRAYAN on 26th and 27th February 2018 at School of Biosciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.
  6. Campus selection organized by School of Biosciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam conducted by SciGenom research foundation and Kerala state industrial development corporation on 25th June 2018
  7. As a convener in the Seminar on New advances in bioscience research supported by DST-PURSE Phase II department of science and technology Govt. of India organized by  School of Biosciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam on 19th and 20th march 2018
  8. Coordinator of National seminar on Zero Budget natural farming –New challenges and opportunities 
  9. Organized the Invited talk series on Herbal and food innovations –IPR management Conducted by Business innovation and incubation centre, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam on May 3rd and 4th 2019.
  10. Coordinator of Biotechnology and Bipharma Skill Enhancement Programme organized by School of Biosciences, Mahatma Gandhi University on 22nd October 2019.
  11. Organized GREEN FEST-2019 from 25th April – 5th May 2019 in association with Kerala Agriculture Development Society (KADS), Thodupuzha at Municipal Stadium, Thodupuzha.
  12. Conducted “INNOVATIA 2019” on 11th October 2019 in association with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
  13. Conducted “INNOVATIA 2019 second phase”, at School of Biosciences on 16th December 2019 in association with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
  14. Conducted campus recruitment programme 2019 at School of Biosciences on 27th November 2019 in association with Bipha Ayurvedic Drug Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.