Profile-ID : 41059

  • Prof Karutha Pandian S

  • Senior Professor and Head
  • Alagappa University
Publications 1995 - 2018

Publications

  • 137
    Journal Articles
  • 102
  • 21
  • 4
  • 1

Citations / H-Index

2595 Citations
28 h-index

Google Scholar

Co-author Network


Expertise

Microbiology

Alternative to Antibiotics, Functional Genomics and Proteomics, Understanding the molecular basis of Group A Streptococcal pathogenesis, Microbial Genomics and Molecular Phylogeny, Translational Biotechnology.

Personal Information

Prof Karutha Pandian S

1962-05-21 Male
Department of Biotechnology, Alagappa University Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India
India,Tamil Nadu,Sivaganga - 630003


Experience

  • Senior Professor and Head

    Alagappa University,Sivaganga


Qualification

  • Ph.D.

    University of Madras

  • D. Sc.

    Alagappa University


Honours and Awards

2017

UGC Mid-Career Award

UGC, India

2016

Recipient of Alagappa Excellence Award for Research (2015-2016)

Alagappa University

2012

Tamil Nadu Scientist Award 2012 (Biological Sciences)

Government Tamil Nadu

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2017

UGC Mid-Career Award

UGC, India

2016

Recipient of Alagappa Excellence Award for Research (2015-2016)

Alagappa University

2012

Tamil Nadu Scientist Award 2012 (Biological Sciences)

Government Tamil Nadu

2012

Shri P. K. Das Memorial Best Faculty Award in Biotechnology (Senior) for 2012

Nehru Group of Institutions

2004

Contributor for Reviewing the GATE 2006 Syllabus of XL(L) Microbiology and XL (J) Biotechnology Papers

GATE

1998

Post Doctoral Fellowship

The National Science Council Taiwan

1997

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Department of Biotechnology, Government of India

1990

Senior Research Fellowship by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

CSIR, Government of India.

1978

School Topper in Secondary School Leaving Certificate, PK Government High School.

State Board, Government Tamil Nadu

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Doctoral Theses Guided

2017

Screening and characterization of antagonistic agents from natural resources against human dermatological pathogens

C. Sivasankar, Alagappa University

2017

Isolation and characterization of antibacterial and antibiofilm agents from natural sources against Streptococcus spp. and elucidation of molecular mechanism through transcriptomic and proteomic approaches

G.Ashwinkumar Subramenium, Alagappa University

2017

Efficacy of quorum sensing and biofilm inhibitors from natural sources against certain bacterial pathogens and their effect on the proteome of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Serratia marcescens

S. Sethupathy, Alagappa University

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2017

Screening and characterization of antagonistic agents from natural resources against human dermatological pathogens

C. Sivasankar, Alagappa University

2017

Isolation and characterization of antibacterial and antibiofilm agents from natural sources against Streptococcus spp. and elucidation of molecular mechanism through transcriptomic and proteomic approaches

G.Ashwinkumar Subramenium, Alagappa University

2017

Efficacy of quorum sensing and biofilm inhibitors from natural sources against certain bacterial pathogens and their effect on the proteome of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Serratia marcescens

S. Sethupathy, Alagappa University

2017

Exploration of bacterial diversity and functional aspects of marine sediment through metagenomics and metaproteomics

C. Aravindraja, Alagappa University

2017

Evaluation of edible mushrooms and marine fungal metabolites for their antibacterial and antibiofilm potential against Candida species and fabric dyeing potential

J. Rathna@Nandhini, Alagappa University

2016

Efficacy of antivirulence agents from marine bacteria against certain Gram positive bacteria

S. Gowrishankar, Alagappa University

2016

Screening and characterization of antibiofilm agents from seawater against Vibrio species through culture dependent and metagenomic approaches

M. Rajalaxmi, Alagappa University

2016

Exploration of seaweed and seagrass epiphytic bacterial diversity and their antbiofilm potential against Group A Streptococcus through culturable and metagnomic approaches

D. Viszwapriya, Alagappa University

2015

Screening

A. Padmavathi, purification

2015

Screening

R. Salini, characterization and evaluation of bioactive compounds from plants attenuating bacterial virulence

2014

Identification and characterization of anti-pathogenic agents from marine bacteria

D. Bakkiyaraj, Alagappa University

2014

Culture independent detection and characterization of Streptococcus pyogenes and its transcriptional gene regulation upon subinhibitory exposure to antibiotics

K. Balaji, Alagappa University

2014

Production, purification and characterization of alpha amylase from marine Bacillus subtilis S8-18 and its clinical and industrial applications

B. Jancy Kalpana, Alagappa University

2014

Identification and exploration of antibacterial and antibiofilm compounds against different protein targets of Streptococcus pyogenes through in silico and in vitro approaches

R. Beema Shafreen, Alagappa University

2012

Production, purification, immobilization, characterization and structure analysis of alkaline serine protease from Bacillus pumilus

K. Syed Ibrahim, Alagappa University

2011

Molecular characterization of virulence factors in clinical isolates of Streptococcus pyogenes and development of species specific SCAR marker

R. Thenmozhi, Alagappa University

2011

Phylogenetics, metagenomics and biotechnological prospects of bacteria from Palk Bay Sediment

C. Nithya, Alagappa University

2010

Molecular phylogenetic diversity of bacteria associated with the coral Acropora digitifera from the Gulf of Mannar by 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis

P. Nithyanand, Alagappa University

2009

Screening, production, purification, characterization and application of an extracellular serine protease with dehairing function from Bacillus pumilus TMS55

J. Muniyandi, Alagappa University

2007

Identification of cultivable bacteria associated with stripped goat skin by 16S rDNA sequencing and evaluation of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide for short term preservation

T. Ganesh Babu, Alagappa University

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Membership In Professional Bodies

2005

Association of Microbiologists of India

Life Member

Society of Biological Chemists, India

Life Member

The Indian Science Congress Association

Life Member

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2005

Association of Microbiologists of India

Life Member

Society of Biological Chemists, India

Life Member

The Indian Science Congress Association

Life Member

Proteomics Society, India

Life Member

The Biotech Research Society, India

Life Member

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Membership In Committees

2017

Member of the Research Advisory Board, Aravind Medical Research Foundation, Madurai

Member

2017

Director of the IQAC, Alagappa University.

Director

2017

Chairman of the Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC), Alagappa University.

Chairman

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2017

Member of the Research Advisory Board, Aravind Medical Research Foundation, Madurai

Member

2017

Director of the IQAC, Alagappa University.

Director

2017

Chairman of the Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC), Alagappa University.

Chairman

2017

Mentor for INSA visiting fellows

Mentor

2017

Member of Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBSC), Appasamy Ocular Device (P) Ltd, Chennai.

Member

2017

Convener for the Proposal Preparation Committee for Institution of Eminence, UGC/MHRD (to achieve world-class status over a period of 10 years with a financial provision of Rs 1000 crores).

Convener

2016

Member of the Advisory Committee for the Centre “National Centre for Alternatives to Animal Experiments ”at Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli under the scheme “Centre with Potential for Excellence in Particular Area (CPEPA) (nominated by the Chairman, University Grants Commission (UGC))

Member

2016

Member of the Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC) Mother Teresa Women’s University

Member

2016

Member of Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBSC), SASTRA (Deemed University), Thanjavur.

Member

2015

External Member in Research Committee, Bharathidasan University

External Member

2015

Subject Expert for UGC Emeritus Fellowship Scheme

Subject Expert

2015

Member of the Expert Committee in Biotechnology/Bio & Nano Technology/Nano Science and Technology to review/fresh induction of the Departments under UGC-SAP Scheme

Member

2015

Member of the Selection Committee to consider proposals for grant to conduct Seminars/Conference/Workshop/Minor Research Projects under UGC, New Delhi

Member

2014

External Expert, Recruitment and Assessment centre, DRDO, New Delhi

External Expert

2013

Member of the Syndicate, Alagappa University

Member

2013

Member of the VC Officiating Committee, Alagappa University

Member

2012

Member of the Expert committee for screening and short-listing and mid-term evaluation of UGC major/minor Research proposals in the disciplines of Biosciences/ Life Sciences/ Botany/ Biotechnology/ Biology/ Toxicology/Bryophytes/ Genetics.

Member

2012

Member of the Selection Committee for the selection of UGC JRFs in Engineering and Technology.

Member

2012

Member of the Planning Board, Alagappa University

Member

2012

Member of the Expert Committee for Screening of Proposals of Innovative Programme (UGC)

Member

2012

UGC Expert Review Committee for Autonomous Colleges

Chiarman

2011

Expert in the discipline of Biotechnology for conducting the interface meeting for short – listing the candidates for Post Doctoral Scheme for Women.

Expert

2009

Member of the Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC), Mother Teresa Women’s University.

Member

2008

Member and Secretary of the Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC), Alagappa University

Member

2007

Member of the Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC), Madurai Kamaraj University

Member

2007

Member of Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBSC), Alagappa University

Member

2007

Member of the Finance Committee, Alagappa university.

Member

2007

Editor of the Indian Journal of Microbiology (Springer)

Editor

2005

Member of the Research Advisory Committee, Alagappa University.

Member

2005

Member of selection committee as subject expert for selection/ promotion (Under CAS) of Lecturers/ Assistant Professors/ Readers/ Associate Professors/ Professors in various state universities and selection of Principals in Government aided colleges.

Member

2004

NAAC Steering Committee

Member

2002

Member of the Senate, Alagappa University.

Member

2002

Member of the Standing Committee on Academic Affairs (SCAA), Alagappa University

Member

2002

Chairman / Member in Board of Studies for 65 Programmes offered by Various Universities/ Autonomous colleges.

Chairman/ Member

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Research Projects

Part I: Screening and characterization of bioactive principles for personal care application and development of formulations thereof & Part-II: An in vivo model for dermal inflammation & healing

Funding Agency : Indian Tobacco Company (ITC), India

Gene expression and protein profiling of Group A Streptococcus upon treatment with quorum quenching agents from marine bacteria

Funding Agency : Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi

Production, purification and characterization of α-amylase from marine sediment bacterium Bacillus subtilis S8-18 and its evaluation for antibiofilm activity against human pathogens

Funding Agency : Council of Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR) New Delhi

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Part I: Screening and characterization of bioactive principles for personal care application and development of formulations thereof & Part-II: An in vivo model for dermal inflammation & healing

Funding Agency : Indian Tobacco Company (ITC), India

Gene expression and protein profiling of Group A Streptococcus upon treatment with quorum quenching agents from marine bacteria

Funding Agency : Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi

Production, purification and characterization of α-amylase from marine sediment bacterium Bacillus subtilis S8-18 and its evaluation for antibiofilm activity against human pathogens

Funding Agency : Council of Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR) New Delhi

Antipathogenic potential of marine cyanobacteria in preventing quorum sensing dependent bacterial infections among aquaculture organisms

Funding Agency : Department of Biotechnology (DBT), India

Antimicrobials from marine sources

Funding Agency : Indian Tobacco Company (ITC), India

Bioprospecting marine microbial wealth through metagenomics

Funding Agency : Department of Biotechnology, (DBT) India

Screening and molecular characterization of Group A Streptococcus by 16S rDNA sequencing and emm protein serotyping

Funding Agency : University Grants Comission (UGC), India

Evaluation of bacterial diversity associated with the coral Acropora digitifera by 16S rRNA gene sequences and screening for antiviral activity against the aquaculture pathogen blotched snakehead virus (BSNV)

Funding Agency : Department of Biotechnology (DBT), India

Further Evaluation and Formulation of Natural and Synthetic Products for Preservation of Goat Skin and Evaluation and Validation of Marine Bacterial Enzymes for Application in Leather Industry

Funding Agency : CSIR (under New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative (NMITLI Scheme)

Studies on microbial diversity and ecology in the vicinity of a coastal nuclear power plant in relation to water quality and nutrients

Funding Agency : Committee for Safety Research Programme (CSRP), Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), India

Programme support on Biotechnology Approaches for Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Plant Wealth of Western Ghats. Component B: Bioprospecting and Basic Biology. Project B5: Characterization, recombinant expression, process scale up and validation of selected hydrolases from native actinob

Funding Agency : Department of Biotechnology (DBT), India

Identification and cataloguing of microflora in skin by 16S rRNA gene typing, RAPD and multilocus DNA fingerprinting (under Biotechnology for Leather: Towards Cleaner Processing).

Funding Agency : CSIR (under New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative (NMITLI Scheme)

Environmental Impact Monitoring (EIM) of Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project (SSCP) (Microbiological Parameters)

Funding Agency : Dredging Corporation of India Limited, Visakhapatnam

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