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RESEARCH GUIDES AND SCHOLARS

Dr. Ignatius Antony (Co-guide-Dr. Anto P V)

Area of interest:

  • Taxonomy of lower groups
  • Ethnobotany

Research Scholars:

Sl. No. Name of the scholar Month and Year of registration of the scholar PhD Scholar’s Title of the Thesis
1 Jithin K V 05-07-2017 ETHNOBOTANICAL STUDIES OF MALABAR WILDLIFE SANCTURY:  PHYTOCHEMICAL AND CONSERVATION STUDIES OF SELECTED SPECIES
2 Afsana Khan 23-10-2018 MICRO MORPHOLOGICAL AND MOLECULAR TAXONOMY OF GENUS OPHIOGLOSSUM
3 Reshma Asok 09-04-2018 TAXONOMIC STUDIES ON FAMILY ERIOCAULACEAE AND MOLECULAR CHARACTERISATION OF SELECTED SPECIES
4 Dhanya Jose 09-04-2018 FRESHWATER ALGAL STUDIES IN WAYANAD DISTRICT
5 Keerthana Nandhakumar 27-09-2017 STUDY OF RHIZOSPHERE FUNGUS IN SELECTED SACRED GROVES IN KERALA
6 Seena K K 03-10-2017 A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE FRESH WATER ALGAL COMMUNITY FROM MAIN RIVERS IN PALAKKAD DISTRICT

Dr. Vimala Jose

Area of interest:

  • Bionanotechnology

Research Scholars:

Sl. No. Name of the scholar Month and Year of registration of the scholar PhD Scholar’s Title of the Thesis
1 Aiswariya K. S. 27-12-2016 GREEN SYSNTHESIS OF SILVER NANOPARTICLES USING CURCUMA RHIZOMES: CHARACTERIZATION AND APPLICATION
2 Rameena K Jamal 27-12-2016 UPTAJKE OF METAL OXIDE NANOPARTICLES AND BIOTRANSFORMATION OF ALLIUM CEPA BY EVALUATION OF OXIDATIVE STRESS
3 Hridhya M V 14-08-2017 EFFECT OF METAL NANOPARTICLES ON GROWTH, DEVELPOMENT AND CELLULAR RESPONSE IN PORTULACA OLERACEA L.

 

Dr. Anto P V

Area of interest:

  • Biosystematics
  • Taxonomy
  • Microbiology

Research Scholars:

Sl. No. Name of the scholar Month and Year of registration of the scholar PhD Scholar’s Title of the Thesis
1 Smitha P S 16-04-2016 CHARACTERIZATION OF SYZYGIUM TRAVANCORICUM GAMBLE (MYRTACEAE), A CRITICALLY ENDANGERED ENDEMIC SPECIES OF KERALA
2 Nimmi C Dominingose 27-09-2017 MICROMORPHOLOGICAL AND MOLECULAR TAXONOMY OF GENUS PARTHENOCISSUS PLANCHON IN INDIA
3 Neenu A Santhosh 03-10-2017 BENEFICIAL ASPECTS OF SELECTIVE ENDOPHYTIC BACTERIA ISOLATED FROM MORINDA L. SPECIES
4 Alina K Sebastian 03-10-2017 MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION AND ANTICANCER ACTIVITY OF FUNGUS SCLEROTIUM STIPITATUM BERK. ET. CURR. (NILAMANGA)

Dr. Joby Paul

Area of interest:

  • Ecology

Research Scholars:

Sl. No. Name of the scholar Month and Year of registration of the scholar PhD Scholar’s Title of the Thesis
1 Lakshmidevi P 09-12-2019 ASSESSMENT OF DIVERSITY, DISTRIBUTION, CARBON SEQUESTRATION AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES OF URBAN TREES OF THRISSUR CITY, KERALA
2 Shaibu Jacob 10-10-2019 GEOMORPHOLOGY, HYDROLOGY, PHYTOSOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOGENIC FACTORS ON RIPARIAN TREES IN THE PAMBA RIVER BASIN, KERALA
3 Sreeshma P S 12-07-2019 ECOLOGY, DISTRIBUTION, PHENOLOGY AND PHYLOGENY OF BACCAUREA COURTALLENSIS (PHYLLANTHACEAE) FROM WESTERN GHATS
4 Aparna Joseph V 10-12-2018 DISTRIBUTION, ECOLOGY, POLLINATION, AND PREY- POLLINATOR RECOGNITION OF SELECTED CARNIVOROUS PLANTS FROM KERALA

Dr. Thomas M T

Area of interest:

  • Phytochemistry
  • Biosystematics

No. of vacancy – 04

RESEARCH PROJECTS 

Sl. No Principal Investigator Funding agency Name of the Project
1 Anto P V KSCSTE Algal biodiversity in Cheruchakki waterfall Thrissur, Kerala
2 Anto P V KSCSTE Isolation and Characterization of bacterial strain from the soil sample and its antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant assay
3 Vimala Jose KSCSTE In vitro seed germination and biochemical profiling of Brassica juncea exposed to metal nanoparticles
4 Geethu Elizabath Thomas KSCSTE Analysis of carbohydrate and protein of various developmental stages of Maranta arudinacea
5 Geethu Elizabath Thomas KSCSTE Morphological and genetic characterisation and seed protein profiling of selected species of Senna
6 Anto P V KSCSTE Taxonomical studies on genus Ophioglossum, Thrissur District
7 Vimala Jose KSCSTE Studies on the antifungal efficiency of Trichoderma viridae and Pseudomonas fluorescence
8 Anto P V KSCSTE Biochemical and antibacterial studies on Parthenocissus
9 Thomas M T UGC Assessment of constituents of essential oil in intraspecific variants of Centella asiatica
10 Joby Paul UGC Assessment and Mapping of riparian forest vegetation of the Kechery river basin, Kerala
11 Thomas M T DST Infalte women nutrition of the high range regions of Kerala through development and popularisation
12 Anto P V UGC Habitat, Taxonomic and Biochemicalstudies on Sclerotium stipitatum( Nilamanga) A rare termite Fungus
13 Vimala Jose KSCSTE The antibacterial effects of Carica papaya extracts and their synergistic effect with antibiotic and
14 Geethu Elizabath Thomas UGC Collection and molecular characterisation OF ZINGIBER NEESANUM (GRAHAM) RAMAMURTHY, AN ENDEMIC PLANT
15 Vimala Jose UGC A comparative study of the soil microenvironment of rice grown under different soil amendments

COLLABORATIONS

Elavally Grama panchayath, Thrissur Conservation of critically endangered trees

Amala Cancer Research Centre Society, Thrissur Research partnership & Student internships

Kerala Institute of Local Administration, Thrissur Research partnership, Student internships & Outreach programmes

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