• Department of Biochemistry, Biotechnology & Bioinformatics
  • Department profile
  • Programmes Offered

    Programmes Offered
    • B.Sc. : Biochemistry & Biotechnology
    • M.Sc. : Biochemistry
    • M.Sc. : Bioinformatics
    • M.Sc. : Biotechnology *
    • M.Phil. : Bioinformatics
    • M.Phil. & Ph.D : Biochemistry/Biotechnology

    Eligibility

    • B.Sc. : Science group
    • M.Sc. Biochemistry : B.Sc Biochemistry
    • M.Sc. Bioinformatics: Degree in Science discipline/Medicine/Veterinary Science/Information Technology & related discipline
    • M.Sc. Biotechnology * : Degree in Biochemistry/Biotechnology /Chemistry/Zoology/Botany/Microbiology/Nutrition or any Biological Sciences major with chemistry/Mathematics/ Biology ancillaries
    • * Self financed course

  • Syllabus, PSO & CO
  • Facilities
  • Staff Profile
    Staff Photo Name of the Faculty Designation Specialization Year of Joining Email id

    Dr.(Mrs.) B.Suganthi

    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D

    Professor Agricultural and Environmental Biochemistry 1978 suganthi_bc@avinuty.ac.in

    Dr.(Mrs.) V.Bhuvaneswari

    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,

    Professor Environmental chemistry 1978 bhuvaneswari_bc@avinuty.ac.in,
    bhuvan.adu@gmail.com

    Dr.(Mrs.) Sivagami Srinivasan

    M.Sc., Dip.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D.

    Professor Biofertilizer 1976 sivagami_bc@avinuty.ac.in,
    siva_adu@yahoo.co.in
    Dr.(Mrs.) K.Usha

    M.Sc., Dip.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D.

    Professor Bioremediation 1977 usha_bc@avinuty.ac.in,
    usha562002@yahoo.co.in

    Dr.(Mrs.) A.Pushpa

    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.

    Professor PlantBiochemistry 1979 pushpa_bc@avinuty.ac.in

    Dr.(Mrs.) P.R.Padma

    M.Sc.,Ph.D.Adv.Dip.

    Dean, School of Biosciences
    Professor and HOD
    Antioxidants and anticancer properties of medicinal plants and their molecular mechanism of action 1990 hod_bc@avinuty.ac.in
    padma_bc@avinuty.ac.in,
    prpadma@yahoo.co.in

    Dr.(Mrs.) Anitha Subash

    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.

    Professor

    Environmental Biochemistry 1994 anithasubash_bc@avinuty.ac.in,
    anithakannan1991@yahoo.co.in

    Dr.(Mrs.) S.Gayathri Devi

    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,NET, SET

    Professor

    Medicinal Plants 1999 gayathridevi_bc@avinuty.ac.in
    gayathridevi.adu@gmail.com

    Dr.(Mrs.) T.Angayarkanni

    M.Sc., M.Phil.,SET. Ph.D

    Associate Professor

    Microbial Biotechnology 1999 angayarkann_bci@avinuty.ac.in,
    akamal2002@yahoo.co.in

    Dr.(Mrs.) K.Kalaiselvi

    M.Sc., Ph.D. NET

    Assistant Professor- SG

    Plant Biotechnology

    2005

    kalaiselvi_bc@avinuty.ac.in,
    kalaisen@gmail.com

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    Dr.(Mrs.) S.Sumathi

    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor-SG

    Medicinal plants - identification of novel sources of drugs, antioxidant properties and anticancer effects

    1997

    sumathi_bc@avinuty.ac.in,
    sumathi_vnktsh@yahoo.co.in

    Dr.(Mrs.) N.Santhi

    M.Sc., Ph.D., PG Dip(BioInformatics)

    Assistant Professor-SS Bioinformatics

    2007

    santhi_bc@avinuty.ac.in,
    santhigowri@rediffmail.com
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    Dr.(Mrs.) R.Nirmaladevi

    M.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D

    Assistant Professor-SS

    Phytotherapy (in vitro and in vivo) and Animal tissue culture nirmaladevi_bc@avinuty.ac.in
    nimmysaro@yahoo.com

    Mrs. S.Velvizhi

    M.Sc., M.Phil.,NET

    Assistant Professor-SS Hepatotoxicity

    2011

    velvizhi_bc@avinuty.ac.in
    sri.Velvizhi@gmail.com

    Dr.(Mrs.) A.Shobana

    M.Sc.,M.Sc., M.Phil, SET, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor Enzymology, Genomics

    2013

    shobana_bc@avinuty.ac.in
    shobana_2001@yahoo.com
    shoba.s1823@gmail.com
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    Dr.(Mrs.) D.Kavitha

    M.Sc., M.Phil., PG.Dip., Ph.D.,SET

    Assistant Professor Medicinal plants and microbiology

    2017

    dkavithabiotech@gmail.com
    avitha_k@yahoo.com
      Self Supporting Staff        

    Dr.(Ms.) M.Rajeswari

    M.Sc., M.Phil., NET, Ph.D.,

    Assistant Professor (Temporary)

    Bioinformatics and Enzymology

    2008

    rajeswari.murugesan81@gmail.com

    Dr.S.T.Yamuna

    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,

    Assistant Professor (Temporary)

    Dr.(Mrs) E.Nithya

    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., SET

    Assistant Professor (Temporary)

    Dr.M.Sudha Devi

    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,

    Assistant Professor (Temporary)

  • Sponsored Projects

    RESEARCH PROJECTS ONGOING

    Title of the Project

    Duration

    Funding Agency

    Total Grant (INR in lakhs)

    Principal Investigator(s)

    Validating the diabetic wound-healing activity of Jatyadi Thailam using an in vitro Reverse Pharmacology approach

    2 years (2017 - 2019)

    Ministry of AYUSH

    25.45

    Dr.P.R.Padma

    Exploitation of bananas for therapeutic uses: Evaluation of pseudostem and corm extracts of banana germplasm for their anti-lithiatic potential (dissolution of kidney stones) and isolation, characterization and green synthesis of its bioactive components (Multi-Institute Project)

    3 years (2017 - 2020)

    DBT, Twinning Programme 2017-18

    17.10

    Dr.R.Nirmaladevi

    Effect of value added millet flakes on weight management and stress level of selected obese women (Multi-departmental Project)

    3 years (2017 - 2020)

    DST

    43.73

    Dr.R.Radha (FSMD) and Dr.K.Kalaiselvi (BC,BT,BI)

     Completed Projects

    Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles from Durien fruit (Durio zibenthinus) and its antimicrobial activity and antioxidant properties

    1 year (2017 - 2018)

    In-house

    0.20

    Dr.T.Angayarkanni

    Evaluation of thrombolytic and antioxidant potential of selected medicinal plants

    1 year (2017 - 2018)

    In-house

    0.20

    Dr.A.Pushpa

    Evaluation of risk factors and biochemical changes in poly cystic ovarian syndrome women of Coimbatore population

    1 year (2016 - 2017)

    In-house

    0.20

    Mrs. S. Velvizhi

    Laccase mediated polymerization of ferulicacid and assessment of its antibiofilm activity

    1 year (2016 2017)

    In-house

    0.20

    Dr.V. Bhuvaneswari and Dr.M.Rajeswari

    Isolation and study of protease from fish waste and recommendation of its use in leather industry

    1 year (2016 - 2017)

    In-house

    0.20

    Dr.Anitha Subash and Dr A. Shobana

    Pharmacological response of herbal formulation in the management of acute lymphoblastic leukemia

    1 year (2016-2017)

    In-house

    0.20

    Dr. R. Nirmaladevi

    A comparative study of osteoporotic ratio for the high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency between the sufficient and insufficient sunlight exposure of postmenopausal women

    3 years (2014-2017)

    DST WOS-A

    18.90

    Mrs.S.Anitha (PI) Dr.S.Gayathri Devi (Scientist Mentor)

    Comparative study on the immunomodulatory and anticancer activities of flavonoids extracted from Thespesia populnea and Tabernaemontana divaricataleaves on EAC and DLA in mouse model

    3 years (2014-2017)

    DST WOS-A

    19.10

    Dr.R.Shanthi (PI) Dr.S.Annapoorani (Scientist Mentor)

    Analysis of the plant phenolics, quercetin and kaempferol on the proteomic and genomic components of oral cancer cells

    3 years (2013-2016)

    DST WOS-A

    18.10

    Ms.S.Sivapriyadharshini (PI) and Dr.P.R.Padma (Scientist Mentor)

    Isolation of squalene epoxidase gene from in vitro adventitious roots of Withania somnifera, its characterization and comparative expression analysis with in vivo tissues and its influence on major withanolide accumulation

    3 years (2012-2015)

    DST WOS-A

    15.48

    Ms. T. Pankajavalli

    A study on the regulation of PARP gene expression using Prosopis cineraria to treat breast cancer

    3 years (2011-2014)

    UGC

    11.23

    Dr.S.Sumathi and Dr.P.R.Padma

    Post translational changes in human lens proteins among cataractous diabetic subjects

    3 years (2011-2014)

    UGC

    11.93

    Dr.G.P.Jeyanthi and Dr.S.Gayathri Devi

    Developing a system for the identification of fresh water algae community using image processing and neural network in lakes at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu (Multi-departmental

    3 years (2011-2014)

    UGC

    12.16

    Dr.N.Santhi, Dr.P.Subashini, Dr.K.Kalaiselvi

    Air quality monitoring and health surveillance of the workers in photocopier units

    2 years (2011-2013)

    ICMR

    33.12

    Dr.G.P.Jeyanthi and Dr.V.Bhuvaneswari

    Correlation between pulmonary function and selected serum/sputum biomarkers of pulmonary damage among workers in photocopier units

    3 years (2010-2013)

    DST WOS-A

    15.24

    Ms.E.Nithya

    A study on the molecular mechanism of the responses evoked by Majorana hortensis against oxidative stress

    3 years (2010-2013)

    DST WOS-A

    16.2

    Ms.Radha Palaniswamy (PI) and Dr.P.R.Padma (Scientist Mentor)

    Screening and developing novel drugs from the leaves of Trianthema portulucastrum against pathogenic microorganisms

    3 years (2010-2013)

    DST WOS-A

    15.24

    Dr.D.Kavitha (PI) and Dr.P.R.Padma and Dr.R.Parvatham (Scientist Mentors)

    Bioconversion studies and identification of novel secondary metabolites from in vitro grown adventitious roots of Withania somnifera

    3 years (2009-2012)

    UGC

    10.4

    Dr.K.Kalaiselvi and Dr. R. Parvatham

    Bioconversion of withanolides and identification of novel secondary compounds from in vitro roots of Withania somnifera

    3 years (2009-2012)

    DBT

    13.95

    Dr.K.Kalaiselvi and Dr.R.Parvatham

    Antioxidant response evoked by Zea mays leaves and its effect on oxidant induced molecular events in simulated in vitro systems

    3 years (2008-2010)

    ICMR

    3.735

    Dr.P.R.Padma

    Alianthus excelsa - Tissue culture plants for multilocational field trials and evaluation

    1 year (2006-2007)

    Tamil Nadu State Forest Department

    0.15

    Dr. K. Kalaiselvi

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  • Seminars/Conferences/ Workshops Conducted

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    Name of the Seminars / Conferences/ Workshops / Guest Lecture

    Date

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    1

    International Symposium on Trends in Tackling Tenacious Diseases

    10.08.2018

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    2

    Workshop on Advanced Flow Cytometry - Module 2

    22.02.2018 to 24.02.2018

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    3

    Training Programme-cum-Workshop on Basics of Animal Tissue Culture

    29.01.2018 to 02.02.2018

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    4

    Workshop on Basic Flow Cytometry

    25.01.2018 to 27.01.2018

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    5

    Current Approaches in Proteomics

    20.12.2017

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    6

    Internship Programme in Animal Tissue Culture and Drug Designing

    02.06.2017 to 16.06.2017

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    7

    One day Seminar on Leaps and Leverages in Life Sciences

    15.03.2017

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    8

    International Conference on Herbal and Natural Components as the future of Pharmacology and 7 th Annual meet of the National Society of Ethno Pharmacology

    27.02.2017 to 01.03.2017

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    9

    Training Programme-cum-Workshop on Basics of Animal Tissue Culture

    13.02.2017 to 15.02.2017

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    10

    A Two Day hands-on Training on Cell Cycle Analysis and Apoptosis Assay

    09.01.2017 to 10.01.2017

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    11

    One day Seminar on Breakthrough and Boulevards in Biosciences

    22.03.2016

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    12

    Three day Workshop on Molecular Modeling and Computer Aided Drug Discovery

    02.03.2015 to 04.03.2015

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    13

    DST-CURIE Sponsored National Workshop on Techniques in Biotechnology and Molecular Biology – Analysis of Biological Molecules

    20.01.2014 to 25.01.2014

     

    14

    One day Students Symposium on Cutting Edges in Biotechnology

    26.02.2014

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