Presentations and journals

International Oral presentation Dr. Jency Blesson, Asst Professor, BT&BCE presented a paper based on her research  in  “5th World Congress on Bioavailabity and Bioequivalence: Pharmaceutical R&D Summit during Sep 29 - Oct 0 1, 2014 at Baltimore, USA  on the topic  “Synergism of antibiotics and plant extracts in Antibacterial Activity against Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus ”. Recent Publications 1. “Detailed analysis of phytochemicals,antioxidans,antimicrobial activity of Eicchornia crassipes. Aravind R Kurup, Divya Rajan, Jency Blesson, Sruthy Chandran, Thampatty A R ,Veena P V,International Journal for scientific research. February 2013 2(2):17-19. .(ISSN No-2277-8179).2. Evaluation of in vitro Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitory Activity of Psidium guajava Linn (Myrtaceae)  Leaf Extract and a Study on Enzyme Kinetics.Jomon Sebastian, Jency Blesson. International Journal for scientific research. November 2012 1(6):1-3. .(ISSN No-2277-8179).3."South Indian plants Lawsonia inermis L., Ocimum sanctum L., Ficus religiosa L. and Callistemon Citrinus L. exhibit antibiotic resistance modifying effect on native strain of Staphylococcus aureus" Jency Blesson, Chinthu V Saji, Devi Viswanathan,Jomon Sebastian is accepted for publication in International Journal of Applied Science and Engineering Research.(1st of July 2014).Invited talks Resource person and chaired a session for national conference on “'ROLE OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY IN PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF LIFESTYLE    DISORDERS' on January 14th& 15th, 2013  organized by Department Of Biotechnology & Applied microbiology, St.Thomas college Palai. Invited for a talk on the topic Synergism between plant extracts and antibiotics against MRSA to Sree Narayana Ayurveda Medical college, Puthoor, Kerala on 31st of July 2014 in  connection with their decennial celebrationIndustry – Institute interaction (Research project)A Collaborative Research Project between Sree Buddha College of Engineering  and Oushadhi, a Government of  Kerala Undertaking, Trissur.Oushadi, a Govt. of Kerala Undertaking,the largest producer of Ayurvedic Medicine in the public sector in India and the Centre for Biotechnology and Nanotechnology, Department of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering, Sree Buddha College of Engineering, Pattoor, Alappuzha, signed a MoU on standardization and cost effective production by optimizing manufacturing process of Arishtas and Asavas, two groups of Ayurvedic Medicines.The study on Bioactive fraction of Woodfordia Fruticosa( Linn) Kurz (Thathiripoo) and its role in optimization of ayurvedic fermentation process was funded by the Department of Ayush, Govt.of India through the National Medicinal Plants Board.The sanctioned amount of the project was Rs.22.00 lakhs. The project was completed on 31st January 2014.The project was identified and initiated by Prof. V K Sasikumar Ex-HOD and also the present HOD and was carried out and completed by Dr.Seema P Nair, Former HOD, Department of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering. The project coordinator in Oushadi was Dr. Sheela Karalam. Collaboration with Foreign UniversitiesThe Department of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering has collaboration with Bioprocess Technology Division of the School of Industrial Technology, University Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia.An MoU was signed with USM for joint investigations on probiotics and health related researches and also joint participation in the exchange of staff and post graduate students.Dr. Min Tze Liong, from USM was appointed as Adjunct Professor of Sree Buddha College of Engineering. Dr.Seema Nair, former HOD was invited to deliver a lecture in USM. Two M Tech (Molecular Medicine) students did their research projects in USM. Research on Genetic Profiling of Nontribal Kerala PopulationThe department of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering undertook a study on the origin of the Ezhava population of Kerala. Historians point out the Negrito or Dravidian origin for all Keralites. The aim of the research study was to provide sufficient scientific evidence based on Y- chromosome, Short Tandem Repeat(Y-STR) analysis for tracing the paternal lineage.Prof. K Sasikumar, Chairman, Sree Buddha Educational Society, Kollam was responsible for initiating the problem. The study was conducted by Dr. Seema Nair, Principal Investigator and former HOD, BT&BCE and Dr. V V Pillay, Professor of Analytical Toxicology and Forensic Biotechnology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi.The study revealed that the nontribal population of Kerala has proximity with European and East-Asian population. The Kerala population has phenotype resemblance to the European Swedish population and to Eastern Asian population of Taiwan, Thailand and China (Zhuarg). It further clarifies that the Ezhavas were genetically more similar to the Europeans (60%) than to the East Asian (40%)LIST OF PUBLICATIONS  S. Meera Bai, Muhammad Nabeel, Biodiesel from waste vegetable oil- a study on production and performance,International Journal of Latest Trends in Engineering and Technology(IJLTET), 2015 Accepted for publication. Meera Bai.S, Preeta G Prasad, Extraction of phytochemicals from the stem and leaves of the Ayurvedic Medicinal Plant Vitex negundo as possible Therapeutic Against Vibrio cholera, International Journal of Latest Trends in Engineering and Technology(IJLTET), 2015,Vol.5, pp:96-100·S. Meera Bai, N. Ramachandran, Process optimization by Placket-Burman Designs for the Production of Protease Enzyme from Bacillus Subtilis under Submerged Fermentation, International Journal of Innovations in Engineering and Technology (IJIET), 2014 ,Vol.4, pp:34-39·Meera Bai.S, Ramachandran Nellickal, Study of kinetics of cell growth and protease enzyme production from Bacillus Subtilis, International Conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering and Technology14, 2014, pp:165-168.Meera Bai.S, Ramachandran Nellickal,“Media engineering for the production of protease enzyme fromBacillus Subtilis under submerged fermentation,  “World Congress on Biotechnology”,2012.·Dr. Jency Blesson, Asst Professor, BT&BCE presented a paper based on her research  in  “5th World Congress on Bioavailabity and Bioequivalence: Pharmaceutical R&D Summit during Sep 29 - Oct 0 1, 2014 at Baltimore, USA  on the topic  “Synergism of antibiotics and plant extracts in Antibacterial Activity against Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus ”.“Detailed analysis of phytochemicals,antioxidans,antimicrobial activity of Eicchornia crassipes. Aravind R Kurup, Divya Rajan, Jency Blesson, Sruthy Chandran, Thampatty A R ,Veena P V,International Journal for scientific research. February 2013 2(2):17-19. .(ISSN No-2277-8179). R. Remya, ‘Serosurveillance of HBsAg positive patients in voluntary blood donors’ , International Journal of Innovative Research in Science Engineering and Technology, vol 3, Issue 11, November 2014.R Remya , S Suryalekshmi, Nithya V. Pillai, Aarya G. Krishna, Ammu Rachel John,  “Comparative study on the production of Bioethanol from different fruit waste.(Banana & Pineapple)”, Second International conference on Bioenergy, Environment & Sustainable Technologies, Proceedings page No. 41-43,2015.R Remya , S Suryalekshmi , ‘Analysis on the production of bioethanol from pineapple fruit waste’,  Fourth International Seminar on Sustainable Utilization of Tropical Plant Biomass-Ayur informatics, Proceedings page No. 94, December 2014·R Remya, P R Ranjana  ‘Production of bioethanol from fruit waste, in the National Conference and Workshop ‘Techsynod 2014’ on Advances in Bioprocess Engineering, Proceedings, page No. 55, December 2014.Siddharth Banerjee and Nithya Ravi (2013) “Syt1 polymrophism and its role in protein interaction”. National symposium on Prospects and Advances in Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering, Kerala.Siddharth Banerjee, Nithya Ravi, Anjana Raj, Aparna Rajan, Neethu S. Sainu (2013) “Assessment of dinucleotide polymorphism in Syt1 3’UTR and profiling of interacting proteins”, Kerala Science Congress, Kerala.Ponni M Mohan and Shamnamol G. K. (2015), “Extraction of Cheese Whey Protein from Dairy Effluent by Using Polyethylene Glycol and Sodium Sulphate” ,  International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 4, Issue 3, March 2015, DOI: 10.15680/IJIRSET.2015.0403010.· Lakshmi T. R. and Shamnamol G. K. (2014) “An Initial Investigation on Production of Biodiesel from Ayurvedic Waste Oil”, International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 3, No. 10, p. 16808-16813, DOI: 10.15680/IJIRSET.2014.0310057. Shamnamol G. K. and Lakshmi T. R. (2014) “Optimisation of Biodiesel Production from Ayurvedic Waste Oil”, Poster paper presented at Fourth International Seminar on Sustainable Utilization of Tropical Plant Biomass-Ayur informatics, Department of Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, Kerala University, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India; Extended abstract published in Conference Proceedings,·Lakshmi T. R. and Shamnamol G. K. (2014) “An Initial Investigation on Production of Biodiesel from Ayurvedic Waste Oil”, International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 3, No. 10, p. 16808-16813, DOI: 10.15680/IJIRSET.2014.0310057.Lakshmi T. R. (2012) “Cancer Detection Using MATLAB”, Technical paper presented at International Conference on Recent Trends in Molecular Medicine, Sree Buddha College of Engineering, Alappuzha, Kerala, India; Abstract published in Conference Proceedings, p. 21. Shamnamol G. K. and Lakshmi T. R. (2014) “Optimisation of Biodiesel Production from Ayurvedic Waste Oil”, Poster paper presented at Fourth International Seminar on Sustainable Utilization of Tropical Plant Biomass-Ayur informatics, Department of ComputationalBiology&Bioinformatics,Keralauniversity,Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India; Extended abstract published in Conference Proceedings.·  Lakshmi T R, Shamnamol G K, Seema Nair.P, Sheela Karalam B (2013) “Production of Biodiesel from ayurvedic waste oil by solar heating technique”. First position in CONSERVE, intercollegiate project design competition organized by Sree Buddha College of Engineering, Pattoor in association with KSEB Engineers Association at Sree Buddha College of Engineering, Pattoor.·  Dr. Jency Blesson, Jomon Sebastian, Chinju A R, Chinthu V Saji, Devi V (2014): South Indian plantsLawsoniainermis L., Ocimum sanctum L., Ficusreligiosa L. and Callistemon citrinus L. exhibit  antibiotic resistance modifying effect on native strain of Staphylococcus aureus, International Journal of Applied Sciences and Engineering Research, Vol. 3, No. 4, ISSN 2277 – 9442 .· Dr. Jency Blesson, Chinthu V Saji, Nivya R M, Kumar R (2015): Synergistic Antibacterial Activity Of Natural Plant Extracts And Antibiotics Against Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), World Journal Of Pharmacy And Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 3, ISSN 2278 – 4357.·  Dr. Jency Blesson, Chinthu V Saji, Nivya R M, Kumar R (2015): Synergistic Antibacterial Activity Of Natural Plant Extracts And Antibiotics Against Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), World Journal Of Pharmacy And Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 3, ISSN 2278 – 4357.·    Chinthu V. Shaji, Devi V, Chinju A. R., Gopika Manohar, Jincy Jose (2013): “Inhibition of  Antibiotic ResistantStaphylococcus aureus using plant extracts”, Paper presented at National level KSCSTE sponsored seminar on Role of Biochemistry and Biotechnology on Prevention and Management of Life Style  Disorders, Dept. of Biotechnology and Microbiology, St. Thomas College, Pala, Kerala.· Surya Padmakaran and Seema Nair.P. (2011) Nutraceutical applications of novel probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus of human origin. “Walkway of Discovery” at Bangalore INDIA BIO 2011 International Conference held from 4thMay – 6th May 2011 at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bangalore.·  Surya Padmakaran, Aathira.A.Varma (2014): “Identification of yeast species from Woodforbia fruiticos” , Paper presented at  National conference and workshop  on Advances in bioprocess engineering  at Mohandas College of Engineering ,Trivandrum.· Surya Padmakaran and Seema Nair.P. (2015) “A study on the isolation of various microbial flora from woodfordia fruiticosa and its cost effective role in fermentation”, Second International conference on Bioenergy, Environment & Sustainable Technologies.Outcome of Oushadhi- SBCE Collaborative Project•   Isolated yeast species such as Candida freyschussi, Cryptococcus flavus and Saccharomyces cerevisiaefrom Woodfordia fruticosa flowers.• Fermentation time was reduced by addition of inoculum to the fermenter and also making use of stamens not fully utilized earlier.• Developed a new cost-effective method for the utilization of the fermentation slurry to be used as an inoculum for the fermentation.The fermentation time was reduced from 25-30 days to 15-20 days, thus enhancing the productivity of the Plant. Ongoing Research Project- Internally funded“Development of effective microorganisms for domestic solid waste composting and industrial waste water treatment”A multiculture of coexisting beneficial microorganisms is being developed for faster and effective method of effluent and solid waste treatment.Funded by SBES for Rs. 1,00,000/-. Started in July 2014  Principal Investigator: Ms. Meerabai S, Asst. Professor, BT&BCE Co-Investigator: Ms. Surya Padmakaran, Asst. Professor, BT&BCEResearch Project- Internally fundedGenetic Profiling of the Non-tribal (Ezhava) populationThe study undertaken by the department aimed to identify the origin of non-tribal Kerala Ezhava population by tracing paternal lineage using Y chromosome-Short Tandem Repeat genetic markers.The Research Project was funded for Rs. 7 Lakhs by Sree Buddha Educational Society, KollamPrincipal Investigator:•     Dr. Seema Nair P, HOD, Department of Biotechnology & Biochemical Engg., SBCE•   Dr. V.V. Pillay, HOD, Department of Forensic Biotechnology, Amritha Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi  The study provided scientific evidence to the European/East Asian origin of the Ezhava population rather than the preconceived notion of Negritos/ Dravidian origin of the Ezhava populationGENETIC  PROFILING  STUDY- PUBLICATIONS•       Nair, S.P., Geetha A., Jagannath C. Y-short tandem repeat haplotype and paternal lineage of the Ezhava population of Kerala, South India. Croat Med J (2011). 52(3):344-50•  Parvathy S.N., Geetha A., Jagannath C. Haplotype analysis of the polymorphic 17 YSTR markers in Kerala nontribal populations. Mol Biol Rep. Springer (2012). 39:7049-59.• Dr. Seema Nair was invited to Universiti Sains Malaysia, to deliver a lecture on “Polymorphic YSTR haplotype analysis in determination of paternal lineage in Kerala Male Population” in July 2012  Energy & Environment Conservation Club (EECC)- ActivitiesIn a major initiative of the Energy & Environment Conservation Club of the department, E-waste was collected from the entire college as well as from the students and handed over to  Earth Sense Recycle Pvt Ltd, Chennai for safe disposal.The college campus was declared “Zero E-waste Campus” by Managing Director, Clean Kerala Company Ltd (Govt of Kerala undertaking)COLLABORATION WITH FOREIGN UNIVERSITIESMoU with Universiti Sains MalaysiaMoU on•          Joint Investigations on probiotics and health-related researches Joint participation in the exchange of postgraduate studentsEXTENSION ACTIVITIES OF ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION CLUBThe department organized an awareness seminar on domestic waste management for women under the aegis of Energy & Environment Conservation Club. The Nooranad Panchayat President, Ms. Sobha Raj inaugurated the function The participants were given awareness on the utility and necessity of•       Biodigester pot•        Pipe composting•      Vermi composting