The Department of Microbiology at Rathinam College of Arts and Science was established in the year 2018. The Undergraduate in Microbiology will certainly be churning out not just graduates with knowledge acquired through rote learning but will be producing students who will be employable and also create employment which is the need of the hour. The department is vibrant with various programs, seminars, symposiums, conferences, and workshops to enhance the knowledge of the students. The department faculties also eminently organized, participated, and presented several papers in seminars and conferences.

Key factors / Uniqueness of the program

This department would serve as a platform on various aspects in the fields of Bioscience with a special focus on improving the standard of modern job opportunities with special reference to entrepreneurship. Eminent researchers, technologists, and entrepreneurs from various streams of Microbiology and other Life Science domain are brought into a single rostrum, for presenting and sharing their experience in various areas of Life Science. The department is envisaged to be highly interactive and scientifically vibrant in training the students at levels of their study.

Skill Training

The students opting Microbiology program would be trained in various aspects of the scientific domain ranging from fundamentals of the research to advanced integrated modules which focus on enriching the analytical skillset suitable for various industrial requirements. Skill training for medical coding, HACCP, medical diagnostics, and Molecular techniques are being provided to the students.

Industry Connect – MoU signed

The Department has collaborated with some of the leading industries in and around Tamil Nadu such as Rajshree Bio solutions Pvt Ltd, Professional Infotech Pvt Ltd, Centre for Bioscience and Nanoscience Research, Illume Gene Pvt Ltd, Shefa Agro Care, Angel Starch Pvt Ltd, and Coromandel Group of Companies, etc. Notably, an MoU has been signed with Westchester Knowledge works, Bengaluru, and the R&D lab focusing on connecting Life science with Technology for finding solutions to chronic ailments.

Vision

Our vision is to provide quality higher education to the youth. Apart from imparting subject knowledge and skills, we focus on molding the students with better conduct and character with the utmost commitment to societal needs and national development. Spirited by the motto “Industry – Ready Education” The Department of Microbiology aims to comprehend the vision of a Microbiologist and transcend knowledge for enriching human life.

Mission

Our mission is to develop knowledgeable, motivated, and skilled youngsters in the field of Microbiology who can establish companies/industries catering to the basic needs of agriculture, industry, and health sector of people all over the globe and could provide a clean, sustainable environment for the future generation.

The department offers a three-year Undergraduate B.Sc program in Microbiology. Activities in the Department of Microbiology are wide-ranging, reflecting the diversity of modern Life Science sectors. The Department aims to provide an ideal milieu for inter-disciplinary and collaborative activities with funds from different funding agencies. The faculty members of the department are involved in organizing various student-centric extracurricular and co-curricular activities and also actively encourage Bio-entrepreneurship with the support of AIC. Students of the Department of Microbiology actively participate in technical activities such as seminar, conference, quiz, science exhibition, Science awareness campaigns, etc. The research focus of the department is focused on major thrust area such as

  • Healthcare
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Medical and Pharmaceutical sector
  • Microbial Biotechnology
  • Aquaculture
  • Molecular Immunology

The department consists of state of the art laboratory to cater to the needs of science aspirants. The laboratory consists of various instruments notably an updated version of Thermal cycler, gel documentation systems, UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, Digital phase contrast microscopy, Ultra cooling centrifuge, and many more.

UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
Refrigerator Centrifuge
Gel documentation system
Thermal cycler system

Library

It has excellent library facilities, which include the latest editions of Books, National/International Journals, and Magazines covering all fields of Microbiology, Virology, Bacteriology, Microbial Physiology, Microbial Genetics, Pathology, Mycology and Parasitology, Immunology, etc. Career Opportunities

Areas of Placement opportunity

A successful candidate in Microbiology may find career opportunities in the following sectors

  • Agricultural Research Organizations
  • Botanical Survey
  • Hospitals
  • Medical research
  • Medical laboratories
  • Quality Testing Laboratories
  • Patent office
  • Quality Control and Quality Assurance office
  • Forensic laboratories
  • IT sector – Medical records maintenance
  • Seed and Nursery organizations
  • Food production Companies
  • Drug testing Companies
  • Biotechnology Firms
  • Oil Industry
  • Seed Companies
  • Lumber or Paper Companies
  • Nurseries
  • Food Companies
  • Chemical Companies
  • Biological Supply Houses
  • Educational Institutes
  • Wildlife and Fishery Departments and other allied organizations

Entrepreneurial opportunity / about alumni entrepreneur

Since the college has a stand-alone Atal Incubation Center (AIC), students who join the department with an urge to establish themselves as an entrepreneur will have a bright chance of sophistication to develop their skill sets by seeding their innovative idea; enabling them to become competent enough to start a successful Life science enterprise through the AIC.

Higher Education opportunities

The program per se will also provide excellent opportunities for the very many rural and semi-urban Microbiology undergraduates to pursue post-graduation with the exemplary state of art facilities for practical training and skill development.

GUEST LECTURES

S.NO Event Details
1 Department of Microbiology Organised Guest Lecture on Instrumentations in Analytical Microbiology on 10th December 2019. Dr. Hariprasad. P, Assistant Manager  Quality Assurance (Water Quality Division) Suguna Foods Private Limited, Coimbatore, delivered the lecture.
2 Department of Microbiology Organised Guest Lecture on Theory of Gene Linkage and Chromosomal Inheritance on 11th December 2019. Dr. K. Ramalakshmi, Assistant Professor,  Dept. of Bioscience and Research, SNMV College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, delivered the lecture.
3 Department of Microbiology Organised Guest Lecture on Genes and types on 22nd February 2019. Dr. Vinitha K, Research Associate, Kavin Bioresearch, Chennai, delivered the lecture.
4 Department of Microbiology Organized Guest Lecture on Health care opportunities in Life Science on 6th September, 2018Mr. S. Syed,  Production Head, Professional Tech solution, Ram Nagar, Coimbatore, delivered the lecture.
5 Department of Microbiology Organized Guest Lecture on Analytical Microbiology on 11th December 2019. Dr. M. Meena, Deputy Manager, Bioline Laboratories, Coimbatore delivered the lecture.
6 Department of Microbiology Organized Guest Lecture on Microbial quality control of Water on 5th July 2019. Mr. G. Manivannan,  Dept. of Water Quality and Assessment, Suguna Foods Pvt Ltd, Coimbatore delivered the lecture
7 Department of Microbiology Organized Guest Lecture on Microbial Physiology on 28th June 2019 by Dr. T. R. Juby, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Microbiology,

Shri Narayana Guru College of Arts and Science, K.G. Chavadi, Coimbatore delivered the lecture.

8 Department of Microbiology Organized Guest Lecture on Microbial Nutrition and Lactate fermentation on 24th June 2019. Dr. B. Thazeem, Director, Faculty of Science & Humanities, Vellalar Institution, Erode delivered the lecture.
9 Department of Microbiology Organized Guest Lecture on Microbial growth requirement on 26th June 2019 Dr. V. Manonmani, Asst. Prof. Dept. of Biotechnology, RVS CAS, Coimbatore delivered the lecture.

SEMINAR

1 Department of Microbiology in association with NSS Organized Awareness Seminar on HIV-AIDS in Tamil Nadu-Current Status on 24th January 2019 Mr. RVM. Kumanan, District Supervisor,  District AIDS Prevention and Control Unit, Collectorate, Coimbatore, delivered the talk.
2 Department of Microbiology organized the Organ donation awareness seminar on 30th  August 2018. Mr. Nishant C. V. Organ Transplant Co-ordinator, CMC Hospital, Tamil Nadu Network of Organ Sharing (Govt. of Tamil Nadu), and Coimbatore delivered the talk.
3 The Department of Microbiology organized two day National Seminar on Regional Opportunities in Bioscience -(ROBS-2019). The technical session was conducted, where Dr. Aravindh Selvaraj and Dr. Arul Ganesh, QA Analyst, Pfizer, Chennai delivered their keynote lecture for the forenoon session. The afternoon session started with the keynote lecture delivered by Mr. S. Sathiya priyan, Team Lead (North America), Avantor-VWR on the prospects of the job for Science Students in the modern era.
4 Department of Microbiology organized a National Seminar on Industry-Academia Connect and Design Exhibit IACDE2020 in association with Young Indians Association during the Kovai Vizha Week on 8th and 9th January 2020.

Mr. P. Dharmalingam, Founder CEO, Shefa Agricare Tech Chennai, Dr. Payal Keswarpu Director, Westchester Knowledge, Bengaluru, Mr. V. P. S. Radhakrishnan, Founder and Managing Director, Angel Starch and Food Pvt. Ltd, Erode and Mr. M. Venkatesan, Managing Director, Illume Gene India, Bengaluru acted as resource persons.

5 Department of Microbiology organized two day National Seminar on Applications of Bioresources for Social Benefit on 2nd and 3rd March 2020 as a part of the Rathinam Enthusia 2020 Mega Event.

WORKSHOP

1 The Department of Microbiology organized two days In House workshop on Microbial Metabolites and Bioinformatics (WMMB-2019) on 28th and 29th, January 2019.
2 The Department of Microbiology organized a training session on Wealth out of Waste on 26th June 2019. Mr. M. Lokesh, Adventure Trainer, and Microbiologist, NALS Adventure training company, Coonoor, trained the students.
3 Department of Microbiology organized a project launch on Own a Herb, on 19th July 2019. Dr. Sushmitha Baskar, Asst. Professor, Department of Environmental Studies IGNOU, New Delhi presided as Chief guest.
4 Department of Microbiology organized a workshop on Metagenomics in association with WLC and IIT Madras on 26th and 27th July, 2019.Dr. R. Balajee, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Bioinformatics, SRMIST, Chennai acted as the resource person.
5 Department of Microbiology organized a special lecture and Industrial Bioproduct formulation workshop on 9th September 2019. Dr. Vignesh Muthy, Deputy Director, EID Parry Ltd, R& D Center, Coromandel International Groups Cuddalore acted as the resource person.
6 Department of Microbiology organized a workshop in association with Bento Labs on Master the Basic Biolab skills in association with EduBioskills on 20th September 2019.
7 Department of Microbiology organized an Industry Connect Lecture and Workshop –Connect with an Entrepreneur on 4th October 2019. Ms. Jamunashree Gopalakrishnan, Start-up Entrepreneur of Naturkraft, Hyderabad.
8 Department of Microbiology organized the Health and Hygiene exhibit on 27th September 2019 to for house students. The exhibit was focused on a Plastic-free lifestyle, Healthy nutritious food, and wealth out of waste.

INDUSTRIAL VISIT

1 Department of Microbiology organized one day Industrial Visit to NALS Adventure and Leadership Training Institute, Coimbatore on 6th September 2019. Mr. L. Lokesh, Adventure trainer acted as the resource person.
2 Department of Microbiology organized a one-day Industrial visit to Pasteur Institute of India, Coonoor on 25th February 2019. Dr. S. Jagannathan, Assistant Research Officer, TCARV Division, Acted as a resource person.
3 Department of Microbiology organized a one-day Industrial visit to Deesan Organic Farms on 11th July 2019. Mr. S. Gnana Saravanan, Proprietor, Deesan Organic Agro Farms, Ramar Pannai, Meenachi Puram, Palakkad Road, Pollachi explained the processing of the farms.  
4 Department of Microbiology organized a one-day Industrial visit to the Centre for Bioscience and Nanoscience Laboratory, Coimbatore on 20th September 2018. Dr. Ragunathan, Director, CBNR labs acted as a resource person.
5 Department of Microbiology organized a One day Industrial Visit to Senthil Papain Pvt, Ltd Coimbatore on 29th August 2018.

ISR  ACTIVITY

1 Department of Microbiology in association with NSS organized one day CSR activity for the students on 29th June 2019 at Orphanage in Pothanur.

CLUB ACTIVITIES

1 Department of Microbiology had inaugurated the Rathinam Health and Hygiene Club on 13th August 2019. Dr. Bhyravarathnam, Senior Dermatologist, Coimbatore inaugurated the club.

Staff Achievements

S.NO NAME OF THE FACULTY ACHIEVEMENT
1. Dr. P. Srinivasan
  • Papers Published in Impact Factor Journals: 17
    • – Total Impact Factor: 55 (as of 30Sept 2020)
    • – Citation Number: 96 (as of 30Sept 2020)
    • – H-Index: 06 (as of 30Sept 2020)
  • Other General & Semi-Scientific Articles in Popular Journal/Magazines: 06
  • Books: 01
  • Papers Presented in National/International Conferences: 18
  • Attended Workshops/Training Programs: 15
  • Conference/Seminar/symposium: 38
  • Invited Talks: 05
  • Programs Organized: 24
  • Research Projects: 01
  • Patent Filed: 02
  • Awards Received (Teaching/Research): 03(Teaching) | 02(Research)
  • Online Course Completed (NPTEL/Coursera): 16
  • Fellowship received (DBT/DST): 02
  • Others: University Gold medalist (UG & PG)
2. Dr. M. Rajalakshmi
  • Papers Published in Impact Factor Journals: 9
    • – Total Impact Factor: 42 (as of 30Sept 2020)
    • – Citation Number: 57 (as of 30Sept 2020)
    • – H-Index: 5 (as of 30Sept 2020)
  • Other General & Semi-Scientific Articles in Popular Journal/Magazines: 01
  • Books: 01
  • Papers Presented in National/International Conferences: 02
  • Attended Workshops/Training Programs: 04
  • Conference/Seminar/symposium: 11
  • Programs Organized: 10
  • Patent Filed: 01
  • Awards Received (Teaching/Research): 01 (Research)
  • Online Course Completed (NPTEL/Coursera): 23
  • Fellowship received (DST): 01

Student Achievement

S. No Name of the Student Class Event name Organizer Date Level Prize won
1. Ms. V. Abirami I B.Sc Microbiology National Seminar on Spectroscopy and Analytical Techniques Hindusthan College of Arts and Science, CBE. 9th January 2019 Intercollege 2nd Prize
2. Mr. K. Kutralamuthu &

Ms. V. Abirami

I B.Sc Microbiology Pranaya Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, CBE 22nd February 2019 Intercollege 3rd Prize
3. Mr. R. Gopalakrishnan I B. Sc Microbiology National Science Day Intercollegiate Fest Hindusthan College of Arts and Science, CBE. 28th February 2019 Intercollege 3rd Prize
4. Ms. P. Kavitha Rani II B.Sc Microbiology Drawing Competition 22nd July 2019 State 5th Prize
5. Mr. Frederick Mintah Appiah & Ms. Vaishnavi II B.Sc Microbiology English Elocution 15th August 2019 District 2nd Prize
6. Ms. Nowfia Begum I B.Sc Microbiology State Level Tamil Elocution Hinduathan College of Arts and Science, CBE 9th September 2019 State 1st Prize
7. Ms. Darshini I B.Sc. Microbiology State Level Zoo Fest Sri Parasakthi College for Women, Cuttralam 21st September 2020 State 1st Prize
8. Ms. Shigina I B.Sc Microbiology Overall performer Sri Parasakthi College for Women, Cuttralam 21st September 2020 State 1st Prize
9. Ms. Vaishnavi, Ms. Saritha & Ms. Kavitha Rani II B.Sc

Microbiology

Shaastra National Intercollege Fest IIT-Hyderabad 11th October National Best Oral presentation
10. Mr. Frederick Mintah Appiah & Ms. Evelyn Eyrenkyiwaa II B.Sc Microbiology National Workshop on Avenues of Biotech to Next Designing Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore 19th December 2019 National 2nd Prize
S.No Name of the Faculty Qualification Experience Specialization Designation Official email Papers Handled
1. Dr. P. Srinivasan M.Sc., Post M.Sc., ADMD., HACCP., Ph.D 7 years Molecular Immunology, Aquaculture, Molecular Biology Assistant Professor and Head [email protected] Microbial Genetics

Microbial Physiology and Metabolism

Clinical Laboratory Technology

Immunology

 

2. Dr. M. Rajalakshmi M.Sc., Post M.Sc., ADMD., PGDBI., Ph.D 7 years Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Assistant Professor [email protected] Basic Concepts of Microbiology

Food Microbiology

Microbial Taxonomy and Diversity

Medical Microbiology

3. Ms. M. Greeshma M.Sc., NET (ICAR) 2 months Microbiology Assistant Professor [email protected] Biochemistry

Biopharmaceuticals

Industrial Microbiology

List of Publications

Dr. P. Srinivasan

  1. Venesh Kumar, R., Vijaya Kumar, R., Jaganathan, S., Srinivasan, P., Assalam Khan, K., Suganya, K. Comparative analysis of Saccharomyces cerevisiae isolated from cane juice with standard industrial strain. Ann. Food. Sci. Tech., (2011) 12(2): 172-178.
  2. Srinivasan, P., Assalam Khan, K., Rajaperumal, U., Venesh Kumar, R., Suganya, K., Rajalakshmi, M. In vitro antibacterial activity of Lactobacillus Plantarum isolated from soy milk. Int. J. Pharm. Bio. Sci., (2012) 3(3): 209-219.( Impact Factor: 6.268)
  3. Srinivasan, P., and Rajalakshmi, M., C. elegans, and Innate Immunity: A proteomic approach (2012). Lap Lambert Publication, ISBN (978-3-8473-0046-5).
  4. Srinivasan, P., Rajalakshmi, M., Venesh Kumar, R., Assalam Khan, K. Proteomic studies in Caenorhabditis elegans infected with Salmonella typhi and Cronobacter sakazakii ATCC BAA-894. Jour. Biosci. Info., (2013) 4(2): 179-200.
  5. Teepica Priya Darsini, D., Maheshu, V., Srinivasan, P., Nishaa, S., Castro, J. Dietary supplementation of Limonia acidissima L. fruit on in vivo antioxidant activity and lipid peroxidation of Cyprinus carpio L. Int. Proc. Chem. Biol. Env. Eng. (2013) 57:73-79.
  6. Rajalakshmi, M., Srinivasan, P., Poffe, MF., Suresh, R., Brindha Priyadarsini, V. Crude fatty acid extracts of Streptomyces SPS inhibits the biofilm-forming Streptococcus pyogenes ATCC 19615. J. Biochem. Tech., (2014) 5(2):679-684.( Impact Factor :0.9443).
  7. Srinivasan, P., Teepica Priya Darsini, D., Maheshu, V., Dinesh Babu, J., Manimekalai, K., Castro, J., Sasikumar, JM. Growth efficacy and feed utilization of freshwater fishes Cirrhinus mrigala (Ham.) and Cyprinus carpio L. fed with Limonia acidissima L. fruit. Res. J. Recent. Sci., (2014) 3:1-8.
  8. Rajalakshmi, M., Raaghavi, J., Poffee, MF., Srinivasan, P., Brindha Priyadarisini, V. Effect of a crude fatty acid extract of Streptomyces SPS. on biofilm-forming Candida albicans MTCC 3017. Res. J. Recent. Sci., (2014) 3:283-290.
  9. Srinivasan, P., Maheshu, V., Sasikumar, JM., Castro, J., Teepica Priya Darsini, D. Dietary supplementation of Limonia acidissima L. fruit enhances the immunological parameters of Cyprinus carpio L. Int. J. Pharmacol. Bio. Sci., (2014) 8(2):51-57. ( Impact Factor: 6.268).
  10. Srinivasan, P., Maheshu, V., Castro, J., Sasikumar, J.M., Teepica Priya Darsini D. Dietary supplementation of Limonia acidissima L. fruit to Indian major carps and its impact on oxidative stability of the stored fish muscles. Proc. Fish. Sci., (2014) 2:40-44.
  11. Srinivasan P, Teepica Priya Darsini D, Castro J. Limonia acidissima L. (Wood apple) as feed additive enhances the growth performance, immune response and disease resistance of Indian major carp, Catla catla (Ham.) against Aeromonas hydrophila infection. Int. Res. J. Pharm., (2015) 6(2):143-152. (Impact Factor : 0.751).
  12. Srinivasan P, Dineshbabu J, Manimekalai K, Teepica Priya Darsini D. Spectroscopic analysis and antibacterial efficacy of bioactive compounds from Limonia acidissima L. fruit extract against clinical pathogens Int. J. Pharma. Pharm. Sci., (2015) 7(3): 383-389. (Impact Factor: 2.60).
  13. Teepica Priya Darsini, D., Srinivasan, P., Guna, G., Manimekalai, K., Dineshbabu, J. In vitro antibiofilm activity of Piper longum and Piper nigrum against clinical isolates of Streptococcus pyogenes isolated from pharyngitis patients. Int. Res. J. Pharm., (2015) 6(2):122-132. (Impact Factor: 0.751).
  14. Srinivasan Ponnuraj, Manimekalai Kanagarajan, Dineshbabu Jaganathan, Teepica Priya Darsini Deivamarudachalam. Expression analysis of IL-10 and IFN-γ genes in the head kidney of Catla catla (Ham.) fed with Limonia acidissima L. Int. J. Fish. Aqua. Stud., (2015) 2(4): 218-223. ( Impact Factor:5.69).
  15. Srinivasan Ponnuraj, Dineshbabu Jaganathan, Manimekalai Kanagarajan, Castro J, Teepica Priya Darsini Deivamarudachalam. Influence of Limonia acidissima L. against the biofilm-forming Aeromonas hydrophila isolated from freshwater fishes. J. Biochem. Tech., (2015) 6(1): 910-921.(Impact Factor :0.9443).
  16. J. Dineshbabu, P. Srinivasan, Isoe M. Everlyne, K. Manimekalai, D. Teepica Priya Darsini. Synergistic anti-biofilm activity of medicinal plants against biofilm-forming Streptococcus pyogenes from pharyngitis patients. Indo American J. Pharm. Res., (2015) 5(8): 2598-2606. (Impact Factor: 4.587).
  17. J. Dineshbabu, P. Srinivasan, K. Manimekalai, G. Guna, and D. Teepica Priya Darsini. Use of traditional medicinal plants against the biofilm-forming Streptococcus pyogenes isolated from the upper respiratory tract. Int. J. Pharm. Bio. Sci. (2015) 6(2): (B) 464 – 479. (Impact Factor: 6.268).
  18. Isoe Moraa Everlyne, Teepica Priya Darsini, D., Kulandhaivel, M. and Srinivasan, P. Antibiofilm activity of Piper longum ethanol extract against Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains. Int. J. Curr. Res. (2015) 7(06):17030-17035. (Impact Factor: 7.086).
  19. Manimekalai K, Srinivasan P, Dineshbabu J, Teepica Priya Darsini D. Synergistic effect of ethno medicinal plants against biofilm-forming Streptococcus pyogenes isolated from upper respiratory tract infection. International Journal of Phytomedicine. 8(1), 2016, 1-7. (Impact Factor: 1.06).
  20. Manimekalai K, Srinivasan P, Dineshbabu J, Guna G, Teepica Priya Darsini D. Anti-biofilm efficacy of Plectranthus amboinicus against Streptococcus pyogenes isolated from pharyngitis patients. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research. 9(4), 2016, 348-354. (Impact Factor: 0.48).
  21. Dinesh babu J, Srinivasan P, Manimekalai K, Teepica Priya Darsini D. in vitro Antibiofilm Activity Of Gymnema Sylvestre Extract Against Biofilm Forming Streptococcus pyogenes From Upper Respiratory Tract. Asian J Pharm Clin Res, 9(5), 2016, 1-4. (Impact Factor: 0.48).
  22. Dinesh Kumar S, Srinivasan P, Rajalakshmi M, Gowtham Raj R, Sathyamurthy K. Eco-friendly larvicide source from Acacia auriculiformis and its antimicrobial activity against clinical pathogens. International Journal of Phytomedicine. 9, 2017, 60-71. (Impact Factor: 1.06).
  23. Srinivasan P, Rajalakshmi M, Dinesh Kumar S. Anti-Quorum Sensing potential of Limonia acidissima against Vibrio harveyi KUMB-VA4. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, 11(3), 2018, 1-9. (Impact Factor: 0.40).
  24. Rajalakshmi Manickam and Srinivasan Ponnuraj. in vitro Antibiofilm Property of Streptomyces parvulus against biofilm-forming Candida albicans. International Journal of Pharma and Biosciences http://dx.doi.org/10.22376/ijpbs.2018.10.1.p.(Impact Factor:7.2)

Genebank submission:

  • Aeromonas hydrophila strain KUAH-1 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence, and received accession number KX098542.
  • Providencia vermicola strain KUBT-1 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence, and received accession number KX098543.
  • Streptococcus pyogenes strain SP-1 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence, and received accession number KU754289.
  • Streptococcus pyogenes strain SP-2 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence, and received accession number KX230062.
  • Vibrio harveyistrainKUMB-VA416S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence and received an accession number
  • Lactobacillus plantarum KUMB-LP7 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence and received an accession number
  • Streptomyces malachitospinus KUMB-A3 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence, and received accession number KY767028.
  • Streptomyces lividans KUMB-A5 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence, and received accession number KY767029.
  • Streptomyces coelicolor KUMB-A7 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence, and received accession number KY767030.

Patents

  • Teepica Priya Darsini D, Srinivasan P, Manimekalai K, Dineshbabu J. Methanol extract solution and an herbal mixture of selected Indian medicinal plants for treatment of pharyngitis caused by Streptococcus pyogenes. (CBR.No.2761/CHE/2014)
  • Srinivasan P, Rajalakshmi M, Palaniswamy M, ‘Developing herbal plant enriched Artemia as dietary supplements for enhancing growth, hematopoiesis, and immunity in carps’. (CBR.No.18634/CHE/2018).

Dr. M. Rajalakshmi

  • Srinivasan, P., Assalam Khan, K., Rajaperumal, U., Venesh Kumar, R., Suganya, K., Rajalakshmi, M., (2012). In-vitro Antibacterial activity of Lactobacillus Plantarum isolated from soy milk. Int. J. Pharm. Bio. Sci., 3(3) 209-219.
  • Srinivasan, P., and Rajalakshmi, M., C. elegans, and Innate Immunity: A proteomic approach (2012). Lap Lambert Publication, ISBN (978-3-8473-0046-5).
  • Ponnuraj Srinivasan, Manickam Rajalakshmi, Rajan Venesh Kumar, and Kajamaideen Assalam Khan (2013). Proteomic studies in Caenorhabditis elegans infected with Salmonella typhi and Cronobacter sakazakii ATCC BAA-894. Online J. Biosci. Inf., 4(2) 179 – 200.
  • Manickam Rajalakshmi, Jagadeesan Raaghavi, Maria Francis Poffe, Ponnuraj Srinivasan, Venkatesan Brindha Priyadarsini (2014). Effect of crude Fatty acid extract of Streptomyces SPS on biofilm-forming Candida albicans MTCC 3017. Res. J. Rec. Sci. 3:283-290.
  • Manickam Rajalakshmi, Ponnuraj Srinivasan, Maria Francis Poffe, Rajendran Suresh, Venkatesan Brindha Priyadarisini (2014). Crude fatty acid extracts of Streptomyces SPS inhibits the biofilm-forming Streptococcus pyogenes ATCC 19615. J. Biochem. Tech. 5(2):679-684.
  • Poffe Maria Francis, Rajalakshmi Manickam, Suresh Rajendran, Brindha Priyadarisini Venkatesan (2014). Studies on the antibacterial activity of the actinomycetes isolated from the fish cultivating reservoirs of Tamil Nadu. Act. Biol. Ind. 3(1):556-560.
  • Poffe Maria Francis, Rajalakshmi Manickam, and Brindha Priyadharshini Venkataesan (2014). Crude protein extract of Actinobacteria exhibits antibacterial activity against Salmonella typhi. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App. Sci. 3(7) 319-326.
  • R Suresh, M Saravanakumar, P Suganyadevi, M Rajalakshmi, and Poffe Maria Francis (2015). Anti-proliferative properties of Anthocyanin from Indian Cassava (Manihot Esculenta, Crantz) on Hep-2 and Mcf-7 Cell Lines. Am. J. PharmTech Res.5 (3) 2249-3387.
  • Dinesh Kumar S, Srinivasan P, Rajalakshmi M, Gowtham Raj R, Sathyamurthy K. Eco-friendly larvicide source from Acacia auriculiformis and its antimicrobial activity against clinical pathogens. International Journal of Phytomedicine. 9, 2017, 60-71.
  • Srinivasan P, Rajalakshmi M, Dinesh Kumar S. Anti-Quorum Sensing potential of Limonia acidissima against Vibrio harveyi KUMB-VA4. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, 11(3), 2018, 1-9.
  • Rajalakshmi Manickam and Srinivasan Ponnuraj. In vitro antibiofilm property of Streptomyces parvulus against biofilm-forming Candida albicans International Journal of Pharma and Bioscience, 10(1), 2019, 1-13.

Gene Sequence Submission

  • Streptomyces fradiae strain BUCBT-AP11 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence and received accession number KP228015.
  • Streptomyces griseorubens strain BUCBT-09 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence and received accession number KP228016.
  • Streptomyces violaceoruber strain BUCBT-23 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence and received accession number KP228017.
  • Streptomyces fradiae strain CBT BR13 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence and received accession number KP230701.
  • Streptomyces prasinus strain CBT JB87 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence and received accession number KP233821.
  • Streptomyces galbus strain CBT BW2 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence and received accession number KP233822.
  • Streptomyces parvulus strain CBT-BU1 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence and received accession number KU745528.
  • Vibrio harveyi strain KUMB-VA4 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence and received accession number KY550735.
  • Lactobacillus plantarum KUMB-LP7 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence, and received accession number KY709139.
  • Streptomyces malachitospinus KUMB-A3 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence and received accession number KY767028.
  • Streptomyces lividans KUMB-A5 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence and received accession number KY767029.
  • Streptomyces coelicolor KUMB-A7 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence and received accession number KY767030.

Patent

Srinivasan P, Rajalakshmi M, Palaniswamy M, ‘Developing herbal plant enriched Artemia as dietary supplements for enhancing growth, hematopoiesis, and immunity in carps’. (CBR.No.18634).

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MoUs Signed:

  • Profession Infotech Pvt-Ltd, Coimbatore.
  • Westchester Knowledge, Pvt-Ltd, Bengaluru.
  • Centre for Bioscience and Nanoscience Research (Affiliated to Bharathiar University), Coimbatore.

Research Activities:

  • Formulation of herbal feed supplements to enhance the growth and innate immunity of carps.
  • Molecular characterization of the immune-related genes after experimental feeding.
  • Studies on the relative gene expression in various tissues of the above said experimental animals using quantitative real-time PCR.
  • Isolation, identification, and characterization of Microbial biofilms associated with close quartered fish cultivation reservoirs.
  • Identification of anti-quorum sensing compound from a microbial source.
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