Funded Student Projects ( KSCSTE)

  • Comparison of bioactivities of  four medicinal plants used in traditional medicine in Kerala
  • Production and comparison of Bioethanol from Cassava, Banana & Potato peel waste mixture and waste peel of fruits.

Paper Publications 2018-2019

“In Vitro Antioxidant And Cytotoxic Efficacy Of Cucurbita maxima: From the Medicinal Plant Wealth of Peninsular India” Shintu Nayarassery, Jyothilekshmi S, Lijy Jacob, Maneesha C R and Sherin Annie Abraham. Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (JETIR) May 2019, Volume 6, Issue 5.

Estimation of Total Phenolic Content in Three Varieties of Allium cepa and Allium sativum L. Thara K Simon, Aruna Sasikumar, Jyothilekshmi S. Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (JETIR)  April 2019, Volume 6, Issue 4.

 “Investigations on the Soil Characteristics along the Western Part of Ernakulam District, Central Kerala, India” Sreekala M S, Sareen Sarah John & Rajathy Sivalingam. International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, 12(01), 40-48, 2019, DOI:10.21276/ijee.2019.12.0104.

Influence of Geo-environmental and Chemical Factors on Thermotolerant Coliforms and E.coli in the Groundwater of Central Kerala”. Sreekala, M.S., Sareen, S.J. &Rajathi, S. J Geol Soc India (2018) 91: 621. ISSN 0016-7622

Conference Presentations during the 2nd International Conference of SCICON Series on RESEARCH INTERVENTIONS AND ADVANCEMENTS IN LIFE SCIENCE 2018 (1-3 August 2018 held at Pune).

  1. Studies on antimicrobial activity of ZnS:Mn nanoparticles capped with Aloe vera gel protein. Sneha B, Sareen Sarah John, Anila E.I., Bindu K.R
  2. Utilization of biodiesel waste derived semipurified glycerol as the carbon source for the production of Protease. Seena Thomas and Sareen Sarah John
  3. Extraction, purification and amplification of metagenomic DNA from Soil samples of organic waste disposal sites. Saranya K Prabha and Asha M.P.
  4. Comparison of DNA extraction protocols from human blood samples. Ann Tresa Varghese and Bincy Jacob
  5. Analysis of red blood cell proteins in hemolytic anemia by electrophoretic method. Karthika Asok, Evelyn Maria, Sinju R and Mathew John
  6. Origin, spread and delineation of chromosomal abnormalities in turner syndrome by cytogenetic and molecular techniques. Vineetha Thomas A., Nitu George, Soumya Raj and Suresh Kumar R.
  7. Frequency of HTRA1 SNP-rs11200638 in age related maculopathy patients Sneha Joby, Andrews Kakkanattu and Alex George.

M.Sc. Biotechnology Projects

  1. Production of biodegradable plastic by Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) accumulating Bacteria isolated from Municipal Solid wastes (Ashika Raveendran & Dr.Sareen Sarah John)
  2. Rhizoremediation of plastic by Colocasia esculenta (Umeshkumar K.U& Dr.Sareen Sarah John)
  3. Phytochemical Screening and Antimicrobial Activity of Medicinal Plants on Clinical Isolates of Oral Cancer Patients (Sanju Sabu & Dr.Sareen Sarah John)
  4. A comparative study on the effect of different abiotic stress on Vigna radiate (Mung Bean) and Vigna unguiculata (Cow pea) by quantitative measurement of parameters like chlorophyll, phenol and flavonoid content Anakha Roy & Geethu Paul
  5. A nature’s gift: Antibacterial effect of coconut oil on Stahylococcus aureus Reshma Nath P & Asha M.P
  6. Invitro Antioxidant activity and cytotoxic effect of Cucurbita Maxima of Kerala, India Shintu
    Nayarassery & Jyothilekshmi S
  7. Production of Indole acetic acid by plant growth promoting Rhizobacteria and their growth
    promoting effect on tissue culture plants. Aswathy S & Varghese Thomas K
  8. Synthesis Characterization and Antimicrobial Activities of Some Transition Metal Complexes of N,N’-Bis(Salicylidene)Ethylenediamine (Manuraj K & Dr.Sareen Sarah John)
  9. Polygalacturonase producing bacterial strains: Molecular Analysis, Purification and Characterization from Bacillus subtillis UCCB 107. ( Hitha Shaji& Dr.Sareen Sarah John)
  10. Isolation, molecular characterization and determination of antibacterial activity of bacterial endophytes from Ocimum sanctum (lamiaceae). (AiswaryaP.Hariharan & Dr.Sareen Sarah John)
  11. Influence of pH, concentration and temperature on stability of allicin in garlic (Allium sativum L.) aqueous extract.( SinghPoojaGopal & Dr.Sareen Sarah John)
  12. Production and partial purification of Protease by Pseudomonas aeruginosa UCCB 101 ( Rani D.R & Dr.Sareen Sarah John)
  13. Screening and isolation of effective microbes from organic wastes for faster and effective degradation of kitchen waste(Athira Aravindakshan & Dr.Sareen Sarah John)
  14. Antibacterial Potential of Aervalanata (L.) Against Clinical Isolates from Urinary Tract Infections(Rinshy V.A & Dr.Sareen Sarah John)
  15. Prevalence of foodborne pathogens in frozen foods and its rapid detection  by using molecular techniques(Thasleema P.A & Dr.Sareen Sarah John)
  16. Phytochemical Screening and Antimicrobial Activities of Extracts of MoringaoleiferaLam on   Pathogens (Sumayya D.S& Dr.Sareen Sarah John)
  17. Studies of Antibacterial Activity of Spices and spice oil against Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains(Arsheena K.S& Dr. Sareen Sarah John)

M.Sc. Projects a look back….

1.Agrobacterium tumefaciens mediated gene transfer in Cucumis sativus L. for cry4Ba gene insert from Bacillius thuringensis subsp. israelensis. Darsana S. and Praveen M. V., 2004.

2. Agrobacterium tumefaciens mediated gene transfer in Jatropa curcas L. for cry4Ba gene insert from Bacillius thuringensis subsp. israelensis. Anu Jaims and Praveen M. V., 2006

3. Molecular traceability of meat and meat products by PCR-RFLP analysis of mitochondrial DNA. Anju Philip and Praveen M. V., 2008

4. Construction of a soil metagenomic library and identification of clones carrying amylase gene. Sreedevi K. and Praveen M. V., 2008

5. Construction of Recombinant Escherichia coli strain with cry4Ba gene insert from Bacillius thuringensis subsp. israelensis. Revathy T.R. and Praveen M. V., 2009

6. Construction of Recombinant Escherichia coli strain with cyt1Aa gene insert from Bacillius thuringensis subsp. israelensis. Meera M. and Praveen M. V., 2010

7. Construction of Recombinant Escherichia coli strain with cyt2Ba gene insert from Bacillius thuringensis subsp. israelensis. Shruthi S. Menon and Praveen M. V., 2010