JOSEPH SELVIN Professor

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  • Department of Microbiology
  • School of Life Sciences
  • josephselvinss@gmail.com

Academic Activity

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Educational Qualification (UG,PG & Higher Order)

S.No Degree Subject/Title of thesis University/Board Year of Passing
1 Post-doc Metagenomics University College Cork, Ireland 2011
2 Ph.D Pathology CMFRI and M.S. University 2002
3 M.Sc. M.S. University 1996
4 B.Sc. M.S. University 1993

Area of Specializaion

Microbiome Biology, Microbial Genomics and Bioprospecting

Awards / Prizes Conferred

S.No Name / Title of the Award Type Name of the Agency conferred the Award Year of the Award Amount for Cash Award
1 FNAAS (Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences) NATIONAL National Academy of Agricultural Sciences 2018 -
2 ICMR International Fellow INTERNATIONAL ICMR - NTU, Singapore 2018 -
3 Academic Editor INTERNATIONAL PLOS One 2018 -
4 Member NATIONAL Kerala Biotech Council (KBC) 2017 -
5 Member of Advisory Board INTERNATIONAL Journal of Marine Natural Products 2017 -
6 External reviewer INTERNATIONAL Projects submitted under Cluster of Excellence "Future Ocean" in Kiel University 2016 -
7 Editor INTERNATIONAL Four International Journals 2016 -
8 Member of task-force NATIONAL Kerala State Council of Science and Technology 2016 -
9 Member - Marine Synthetic Biology NATIONAL DBT 2016 -
10 Member of empowered task-force on Marine Natural Products, Department of Biotechnology-Ministry of Earth Sciences NATIONAL DBT-MoES 2014 -
11 Member of task-force NATIONAL Gujarat Marine Biotechnology Board 2014 -
12 Member of task-force NATIONAL DBT 2012 -
13 Indian organizer of Indo-UK conference (2012) on shrimp aquaculture INTERNATIONAL Royal Society of London 2012 -
14 BOYSCAST Fellow NATIONAL DST 2010 -
15 Fellow Guide NATIONAL IAS, INSA and NASI 2009 -
16 Young Investigator award NATIONAL DBT 2008 -
17 Young Scientist Medal NATIONAL Indian National Science Academy (INSA) 2006 -
18 Prof. LSS Kumar Memorial Award NATIONAL Indian National Science Academy (INSA) 2006 -
19 TEMA Grant award INTERNATIONAL UNESCO 2006 -
20 NPG award INTERNATIONAL Nature Publishing Group Award 2006 -
21 Young Scientist NATIONAL DST 2004 -
22 Jawaharlal Nehru Award NATIONAL Indian Council of Agricultural Research 2003 20000

Teaching Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution
1 Professor Drug Discovery and Development Research Unit Bharathidasan University
2 Coordinator Microbiology Pondicherry University

Research Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution Area of Research
1 Research Officer ICFRE Bangalore Marine Microbiology
2 ICMR International Fellow SCELSE Nanyang Technological University Biofilm

Industry Experience

S.No Designation Company/Corporate Nature of Work

Contribution towards Innovation

S.No Name of the Work/Contribution Specialization Remarks

Patent Details

S.No Title Status Patent Number Year of Award Type Commercialized Status
1 Falcoshrimp APPLIED India Patent 2018 INTERNATIONAL NO
2 Pigment production GRANTED US patent 2016 INTERNATIONAL NO

Papers Published in UGC Approved Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor
1 Revealing the efficacy of thermostable biosurfactant in heavy metal bioremediation and surface treatment in vegetables A Ravindran, A Sajayan, GB Priyadharshini, J Selvin, GS Kiran Frontiers in Microbiology 11, 222 2020 4.235
2 Revealing antibiotic resistance in therapeutic and dietary probiotic supplements J Selvin, D Maity, A Sajayan, S Kiran Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance In Press 2020 2.706
3 Dietary administration of gelatinised polyhydroxybutyrate to Penaeus vannamei improved growth performance and enhanced immune response against Vibrio S Kiran, S Priyadharshini, A Sajayan, A Ravindran, GB Priyadharshini, J Selvin Aquaculture 517, 734773 2020 3.224
4 Photoprotective effect of nanomelanin-seaweed concentrate in formulated cosmetic cream: With improved antioxidant and wound healing properties N Poulose, A Sajayan, A Ravindran, TV Sreechithra, V Vardhan, J Selvin et al. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology 205, 111816 2020 4.383
5 Metagenomic sequencing reveals altered bacterial abundance during coral-sponge interaction: insights into the invasive process of coral-killing sponge T Thinesh, R Meenatchi, AN Lipton, DR Anandhan, PA Jose et al. Microbiological Research 126553 2020 4.859
6 Phylogenomic proximity and comparative proteomic analysis of SARS-CoV-2 R Prathiviraj, GS Kiran, J Selvin Gene Reports In Press 2020 N/A
7 Revealing the impact of global mass bleaching on coral microbiome through 16S rRNA gene-based metagenomic analysis R Meenatchi, T Thinesh, P Brindangnanam, S Hassan, GS Kiran, J Selvin Microbiological Research 233, 126408 2020 4.859
8 Diversity of a bacterial community associated with Cliona lobata Hancock and Gelliodes pumila (Lendenfeld, 1887) sponges on the South‑East coast of Ramu Meenatchi1, Pownraj Brindangnanam, Saqib Hassan, Kumarasamy Rathna, G. Seghal Kiran & Joseph Selvin Scientific Reports In Press 2020 4.011
9 Microbiome definition re-visited: old concepts and new challenges G. Berg, D Rybakova, D Fischer, T Cernava, MCC Vergès, T Charles et al. Microbiome In Press 2020 12.16
10 Differential coral response to algae contact: Porites tissue loss, praise for Halimeda interaction at southeast coast of India T Thinesh, PA Jose, P Ramasamy, R Meenatchi, KM Selvan, J Selvin Environmental Science and Pollution Research 26 (17), 17845-17852 2019 3.056
11 The gut microbiome of Kashmiri women with polycystic ovary syndrome shows significant enrichment at multiple genera, including Bifidobacterium M Kaakinen, A Demirkan, S Hassan, MA Ganie, J Selvin, P Vogazianos et al. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN GENETICS 27, 1712-1713 2019 4.346
12 Sponges Lubomirskiidae as bioindicators of the state of Lake Baikal VB Itskovich, AM Shigarova, OY Glyzina, OV Kaluzhnaya, GB Borovskii et al. Limnology and Freshwater Biology 172-176 2019 N/A
13 Response surface optimization of a glycolipid biosurfactant produced by a sponge associated marine bacterium Planococcus sp. MMD26 T Hema, GS Kiran, A Sajayyan, A Ravendran, GG Raj, J Selvin Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology 18, 101071 2019 2.140
14 Structural elucidation and antimicrobial activity of a diketopiperazine isolated from a Bacillus sp. associated with the marine sponge Spongia officin D Bhattacharya, TK Lai, A Saha, J Selvin, J Mukherjee Natural Product Research 1-9 2019 2.06
15 Draft genome sequence of Pseudoalteromonas piscicida strain 36Y_RITHPW, a hypersaline seawater isolate from the south coast of Sonora, Mexico R Sánchez-Díaz, ZJ Molina-Garza, LE Cruz-Suárez, J Selvin, et al. Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance 16, 83-86 2019 2.706
16 Culture-dependent and metagenomic analysis of lesser horseshoe bats’ gut microbiome revealing unique bacterial diversity and signatures of potential S Lanong, D Syiem, S De Mandal, H Kayang, NS Kumar, J Selvin Microbial Pathogenesis 137, 103675 2019 2.914
17 Differential bleaching and recovery pattern of southeast Indian coral reef to 2016 global mass bleaching event: Occurrence of stress-tolerant symbiont T Thinesh, R Meenatchi, PA Jose, GS Kiran, J Selvin Marine Pollution Bulletin 145, 287-294 2019 4.049
18 Bifidobacterium is enriched in gut microbiome of Kashmiri women with polycystic ovary syndrome S Hassan, MA Kaakinen, H Draisma, MA Ganie, A Rashid, Z Balkhiyarova, et al. bioRxiv 718510 2019 N/A
19 Biogenic synthesis and effect of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) to combat catheter-related urinary tract infections M Divya, GS Kiran, S Hassan, J Selvin Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology 18, 101037 2019 2.140
20 Marine sponge microbial association: towards disclosing unique symbiotic interactions GS Kiran, S Sekar, P Ramasamy, T Thinesh, S Hassan, AN Lipton, J Selvin Marine Environmental Research 140, 169-179 2018 2.727
21 Synthetic biology approaches: Towards sustainable exploitation of marine bioactive molecules GS Kiran, P Ramasamy, S Sekar, M Ramu, S Hassan, SN Arun, J Selvin International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 112, 1278-1288 2018 5.162
22 Emergence of a multi host biofilm forming opportunistic pathogen Staphylococcus sciuri D26 in coral Favites abdita S Divya, T Thinesh, GS Kiran, S Hassan, J Selvin Microbial Pathogenesis 120, 204-212 2018 2.914
23 An antibiotic agent pyrrolo [1, 2-a] pyrazine-1, 4-dione, hexahydro isolated from a marine bacteria Bacillus tequilensis MSI45 effectively controls mu Selvin RSC Advances 8 (32), 17837-17846 2018 3.108
24 Emergence of a multi host biofilm forming opportunistic pathogen Staphylococcus sciuri D26 in coral Favites abdita Selvin Marine Environmental Research - 2018 3.159
25 Emergence of a multi host biofilm forming opportunistic pathogen Staphylococcus sciuri D26 in coral Favites abdita Selvin Microbial Pathogenesis 120: 204-212 2018 2.332
26 Synthetic biology approaches: Towards sustainable exploitation of marine bioactive molecules Selvin International journal of biological macromolecules 2018/1/31 2018 3.909
27 Synthesis of Nm-PHB (nanomelanin-polyhydroxy butyrate) nanocomposite film and its protective effect against biofilm- forming multi drug resistant Stap Selvin Scientific Reports 7 2017 5.228
28 Revealing the ability of a novel polysaccharide bioflocculant in bioremediation of heavy metals sensed in a Vibrio bioluminescence reporter assay Selvin Environmental Pollution 228, 118-127 2017 5.099
29 Advancements in diagnosis and control measures of viral pathogens in aquaculture: an Indian perspective Selvin Aquaculture International 25 (1), 251-264 2017 1.286
30 Utilization of bioresources for sustainable biofuels: A Review Selvin Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 73, 205-214 2017 9.184
31 Production of Lipopeptide Biosurfactant by a Marine Nesterenkonia sp. and Its Application in Food Industry Selvin Frontiers in Microbiology 8 2017 4.167
32 Characterization of bioactive chitosan and sulfated chitosan from Doryteuthis singhalensis (Ortmann, 1891) Ramasamy et al. International journal of biological macromolecules 99, 682-691 2017 3.909
33 A novel cold active esterase from a deep sea sponge Stelletta normani metagenomic library Eric et al. Frontiers in Marine Science 4, 287 2017 -
34 Short-term in situ shading effectively mitigates linear progression of coral-killing sponge Terpios hoshinota Selvin PLOS one 12 (8), e0182365 2017 2.806
35 Degradation intermediates of poly-hydroxy butyrate inhibits phenotypic expression of virulence factors and biofilm formation in luminescent Vibrio sp. Selvin Nature (NPJ) Biofilms and Microbiomes 2, 16002 2016 4.128
36 Marine sponge-associated bacteria as a potential source for polyhydroxyalkanoates Selvin Critical Reviews in Microbiology 1-19 2016 8.192
37 Ketide Synthase (KS) domain prediction and analysis of iterative type II PKS gene in marine sponge-associated actinobacteria producing biosurfactants Selvin Frontiers in Microbiology 7, 63 2016 4.167
38 Characterization of an exopolysaccharide from probiont Enterobacter faecalis MSI12 and its effect on the disruption of Candida albicans biofilm Selvin RSC Advances (88), 71573- 71585 2015 3.708
39 Rhamnolipid biosurfactants: evolutionary implications, applications and future prospects from untapped marine resource Selvin Critical Reviews in Biotechnology 1-17 2015 7.83
40 Intrusion of coral-killing sponge (Terpios hoshinota) on the reef of Palk Bay Thinesh et al. Current Science 109 (6), 1030 2015 0.9
41 Biosurfactant production from marine bacteria associated with sponge Callyspongia diffusa. Selvin* 3Biotech DOI 10.1007/s13205014-0242-9. 2015 1.497
42 Antiadhesive activity of poly-hydroxy butyrate biopolymer from a marine Brevibacterium casei MSI04 against shrimp pathogenic vibrios Selvin Microbial Cell Factories 13:114 2014 4.25
43 Molecular characterization and bioactivity profile of the tropical sponge- associated bacterium Shewanella algae VCDB Rachanamol et al. Helgoland Marine Research 10.1007/s10152- 014-0386-3 2014 1.509
44 Production of Glycolipid Biosurfactant from Sponge-Associated Marine Actinobacterium Brachybacterium paraconglomeratum MSA21 Selvin Journal of Surfactants and Detergents 17: 531-542 2014 1.853
45 Melanin -templated rapid synthesis of silver nanostructures Selvin Journal of Nanobiotechnology 12(1), 18. 2014 5.294
46 Synthesis of carbohydrate polymer encrusted gold nanoparticles using bacterial exopolysaccharide: A novel and greener approach Selvin RSC Adv., DOI: 10.1039 2014 3.708
47 Effect of Fe nanoparticle on growth and glycolipid biosurfactant production under solid state culture by marine Nocardiopsis sp. MSA13A Selvin BMC Biotechnology 14(1), 48 2014 2.605
48 A statistical approach for optimization of polyhydroxybutyrate production by marine Bacillus subtilis MSBN17 Selvin International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 59, 170-177. 2013 3.909
49 Synthesis of silver nanoparticles by polysaccharide bioflocculant producedfrom marine Bacillus subtilis MSBN17 Selvin Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 102, 13-20. 2013 4.287
50 Optimization and production of pyrrolidone antimicrobial agent from marine sponge-associated Streptomyces sp. MAPS15 Selvin Bioprocess and biosystems engineering 1-13 2013 2.139
51 Optimization of polyhydroxybutyrate production by marine Bacillus megaterium MSBN04 under solid state culture. Selvin International journal of biological macromolecules 60, 253-261. 2013 3.909
52 Process optimization and production of polyhydroxybutyrate using palm jaggery as economical carbon source by marine sponge- associated Bacillus lichen Selvin Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering 36(12), 1817-1827 2013 2.139
53 In vivo therapeutic potentiality of red seaweed, Asparagopsis (Bonnemaisoniales, Rhodophyta) in the treatment of Vibriosis in Penaeus monodon Fabriciu Aseer Manilal et al. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences 19: 165–175 2012 3.139
54 Isolation identification and biochemical characterization of a novel halo-tolerant lipase from the metagenome of the marine sponge Haliclona simulans. Selvin Microbial Cell Factories 11 (1), 72 2012 4.45

Papers Published in Peer Reviewed Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor
1 Optimization of iron chelating biosurfactant production by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia NBS-11 Hemlata et al. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology 4 (2), 135-143 2015 0.9
2 An in vivo efficacy validation and immune-modulatory potential of Streptomyces sp. Manilal et al Journal of Coastal Life Medicine 3 (11), 841-847 2015 -
3 Evaluating the Antibacterial Potential of Streptomyces sp. Manilal et al Translational Biomedicine ARCHIVOS DE MEDICINA 6 (1), 3 2015 1.12
4 Effect of Stocking Density on the Survival Rate and Growth Performance in Penaeus monodon Manilal et al Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences 10, 231-238. 2014 -
5 Immuno-modulatory efficacy of Indian red algae, Asparagopsis taxiformis, in Penaeus monodon Manilal et al journal of applied aquaculture 89 2013 -
6 Micro-algal lethality potentials of marine organisms collected from the Indian littoral. Manilal et al Thalassus 29(2), 59-65. 2013 0.31
7 Identification, phylogenetic characterization and preliminary screening of primary and secondary metabolites producing bacteria associated with marine Rani et al. Indian Journal of Drugs and Diseases 1 2012 -
8 Axinella donani – A novel source of therapeutic compounds Rani et al. Indian Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 2 (1):223-234 2012 -
9 Process optimization for the production of antimicrobials from marine sponge associated bacteria Rhodopseudomonas palustris MSB 55 Rani et al. Indian Journal of Innovations and Developments Vol. 1, No. 2 2012 -
10 ). Biodiversity of extremely halophilic bacterial strains isolated from solar salterns of Tuticorin, Tamilnadu, India Vijay Anad et al. International Journal of Water Resources and Arid Environments 2(1): 01-07 2012 -
11 Operational stability and reusability of Halobacterium sp. JS cells immobilized in various matrices for haloalkaliphilic protease production Vijay Anad et al. International Journal of Microbiological Research 3 (1): 01-06 2012 -
12 Biopotentials of Lobophora variegata collected from the South Indian littoral Manilal et al Thalassas An International Journal of Marine Sciences 28 (1): 47-54 2012 0.31
13 Evaluation of therapeutic efficacy of Indian green alga, Acrosiphonia orientalis (J. Agardh) in the treatment of vibriosis in Penaeus monodon Manilal et al. Thalassas An International Journal of Marine Sciences 28 (1): 33-46 2012 0.31
14 Anticoagulant potential of polysaccharide isolated from Indian red alga, Asparagopsis taxiformis (Delile) Trevisan Manilal et al Thalassas An International Journal of Marine Sciences 28 (2): 9-15 2012 0.31
15 Rhodobacter sphaeroides MSB 57 - A natural source of 2-piperidinone,1-(3,4,5,6- tetrahydro-2-pyridinyl) : A novel inhibitor for reverse transcriptase Rani et al. Central European Journal of Experimental Biology 1:36-44. 2012 -
16 Drug likeliness of 3, 6-diisopropyl-2,5-piperazinedione -produced by marine sponge associated bacteria Rhodopseudomonas palustris MSB 55 Rani et al. Indian Journal of Medicine and Healthcare 1 2012 -

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Details of Conference Publication Page Nos. Year
1 Antibiofilm and Quorum Quenching effect of biosurfactants against Vibrio pathogens. G. Seghal Kiran, Arya Sajayan and Joseph Selvin International Conference on Aquatic Animal Health and Parasitic Diseases, 6th & 7th March, 2017, Annamalai University. 55-61 2017
2 Marine Softcorals as a potential source of bioactive compounds. Anuj Nishanth L, G. Seghal Kiran, T. Thinesh, Aseer Manilal and Joseph Selvin Proc. conservation and sustainable utilization of marine bioresources Jan 22-23, 2015, Dept of Zoology, TDMNS College, T. Kallikulam, Tamilnadu. ISBN-978-81-927330-7-4. 15-20 2015
3 Control of Pathogenic Vibrios in Shrimp Aquaculture using Antiinfectives from Marine Natural Products Joseph Selvin, A.S. Ninawe, R. Meenatchi, G. Seghal Kiran Nutricion Acuicola: Investigacion Y Desarrollo, Ed: Cruz et al., Monterrey, Nuevo León, México -- 2015
4 Implications of good farm management practices in shrimp aquaculture. J Selvin, AN Lipton, GS Kiran Proc. Natl. Sem. Emer. Trend in Aquaculture, Sathakathullah Appah Coll, Tirunelveli. 6-14 2013
5 Bioinformatics: Development and implications of genome analysis tools in metagenomic research. Proc. Natl. Conf. J. Selvin, D. Asha, Alphy Joseph and Bharani Yadav Recent Advances in Computational Biology, 9th Mrach 2012, PG and Research Dept of Zoology, Govt Arts College, Karur 639005. 97-104 2012

Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Laboratory manual on Fermentation and Bioseparation Methods. Joseph Selvin and Busi Siddhardha DBT sponsored short-term training course on Fermentation and Bioseparation Methods 2015 NA
2 Advances in Marine Biotechnology Ninawe AS, Selvin J and Kiran GS Lab Lambert academic publishing, Germany. 2013 ISBN: 978-3-659- 37533-0.n.
3 Shrimp disease management: prospective approaches. Selvin J., Ninawe, A.S. and Lipton, A.P. ANE Publishers, New Delhi, India 2009 NA
4 Microbiological Techniques: A Laboratory Manual. UGC-Sponsored summer school in Biosciences July 22-Aug 11, 2008. N. Thajuddin and Joseph Selvin Dept of Microbiology, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli 620024, India. 2008 NA
5 Biotechniques: A laboratory manual. Selvin, J., Ninawe, A.S., Johnson, A and Huxley, A.J. Biotech Consortia, Department of Biotechnology, Malankara Catholic College, Mariagiri, Kaliakaviali, Kanyakumari District, India. pp. 165 2003 NA
6 Biotechnology: Emerging Trends. Selvin J., Ninawe, A.S., Sugunan, V.S., Sukumaran, N. and Lipton, A.P. Biotech Publishers, New Delhi, India. pp. 247. 2003 NA
7 Souvenir of National Symposium on ‘Recent Trends in Biotechnology’ Selvin, J MIDS conference hall on 27th and 28th January 2003. Organised by: Biotech Consortia, Department of Biotechnology, Malankara Catholic College, Mariagiri, Kaliakaviali, Kanyakumari District, India. pp. 2003 NA
8 CD on Biotechniques Selvin, J Biotech Consortia, Department of Biotechnology, Malankara Catholic College, Mariagiri, Kaliakaviali, Kanyakumari District, India. 2003 --

Chapters in Books

S.No Title of the Chapters Name of the Authors Title of the Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Quorum Quenching Compounds from Natural Sources. GS Kiran, S Hassan, A Sajayan, J Selvin Bioresources and Bioprocess in Biotechnology, 351-364. Springer Singapore. 2017 NA
2 Bioactive Marine Natural Products: Insights into Marine Microbes, Seaweeds, and Marine Sponges as Potential Sources of Drug Discovery Joseph Selvin, A. S. Ninawe, G. Seghal Kiran, S. Arya, and S. Priyadharshini Marine Microorganisms: Extraction and Analysis of Bioactive Compounds Taylor & Francis Group 2016 NA
3 Marine microbial Diversity - Beyond the research. Ninawe et al. Advances in Marine Biotechnology Lab Lambert academic publishing, Germany 2013 ISBN: 978-3-659- 37533-0.n.
4 Marine Extremophiles-Life on the Edge. Ninawe et al. Advances in Marine Biotechnology. Lab Lambert academic publishing, Germany 2013 978-3-659-37533-0
5 Industrial enzymes from marine environment – Bioprospecting aspects and assessment of their applications Ninawe et al. Advances in Marine Biotechnology Lab Lambert academic publishing, Germany. 2013 978-3-659-37533-0
6 Marine Antibiotics. Advances in Marine Biotechnology Ninawe et al. Advances in Marine Biotechnology Lab Lambert academic publishing, Germany. 2013 ISBN: 978-3-659- 37533-0.n.
7 Marine Antibiotics. Advances in Marine Biotechnology Ninawe et al. Advances in Marine Biotechnology Lab Lambert academic publishing, Germany. 2013 ISBN: 978-3-659- 37533-0.n.
8 Biosurfactants: Exploring marine environment for novel derivatives. Ninawe et al. Advances in Marine Biotechnology Lab Lambert academic publishing, Germany. 2013 ISBN: 978-3-659- 37533-0.n.
9 Microbial production of tannase under solid state fermentation using agro-industrial wastes. G. Seghal Kiran and J. Selvin Chemistry and biotechnology of polyphenols CiBET Publishers, India 2011 NA
10 Monitoring of marine heavy metal pollution using indicator organisms Selvin, J., Shanmughapriya, S. Shegal Kiran, G. and Bhosle, S. Causes and Effects of Heavy Metal Pollution Nova Publishers, USA 2008 978-1-60456-900-1
11 At the dawn of biotech century Selvin, J Biotechnology: emerging trends. Biotech Books, New Delhi. 2003 NA
12 Biotechnological potential of Extremophiles Vinitha, D and Selvin, J Biotechnology: emerging trends. Biotech Books, New Delhi, India 2003 NA
13 Agrobacterium tumefaciens mediated gene transfer – an overview. Vineetha Sarah Alexander and Selvin Biotechnology: emerging trends. Biotech Books, New Delhi, India 2003 NA
14 An Improved Protocol for the In Vitro Clonal Propagation of Plumbago rosea Linn Satheeshnakumari. S and Selvin, J. Biotechnology: emerging trends. Biotech Books, New Delhi, India 2003 NA
15 Bioremediation of oil pollution: present status and future prospectus. Binu Lal, N.S, Anil Zecharia, Selvin, J. Biotechnology: emerging trends. Biotech Books, New Delhi, India 2003 NA
16 Optimization of production of antibacterial agents from marine microorganism. Raishy R. Hussain and Selvin, J Biotechnology: emerging trends. Biotech Books, New Delhi, India 2003 NA

Edited Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.

Ongoing Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Genomic and metagenomic studies of freshwater sponges (Porifera, Spongillida) in the two hot spots of speciation: Lake Baikal (Russia) and Western Ghats (India) DST-Indo-Russia 2 years 32 2018
2 Marine Synthetic Biology: building national capacity and human resource DBT 3 years 163 2017
3 Development of anti-infective molecules from marine bacteria DST Indo-Mexico 3 Years 18.4 2016
4 Mining the Genome and Metagenome of Marine Microbiome DBT 3 Years 180 2016
5 Exploration of sponge associated marine bacteria MoES- CDRI 3 Years 45 2016
6 Development of Quorum Sensing Inhibitors from Marine Microorganisms DBT 3 Years 60 2016
7 Metagenomic Approaches to Explore Polyketide Synthase Gene Complex DST 3 Years 58 2015

Ongoing Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year

Completed Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Development of Antibiofilm Compounds from Marine Bacteria UGC 3 Years 6.7 2015
2 High throughput selection and production of Poly-hydroxy Alkanoates (PHA) from the metagenome of marine sponge(s) DBT 3 Years 53 2014
3 Development of Greener Scale-up Bioprocess for the Production of Biosurfactants from Marine Actinobacteria DBT 3 Years 43.65 2010
4 High throughput selection and production of biosurfactants from the metagenome of marine sponges DST-Indo-Ireland 3 Years 6.2 2010
5 Development of novel biosurfactants from marine actinobacteria CSIR 3 Years 23 2010
6 Chemical ecology of Dendrilla nigra, a fouling sponge IFS Sweden 2 Years 10000 USD 2008
7 Exploration of Sponge Associated Marine Bacterial Endosymbionts MoES, New Delhi 2 Years 15.63 2007
8 Development of an Integrated Disease Management (IDM) System for Sustainable Shrimp Farming DBT 3 Years 27.99 2007
9 Uncultivable Bacteria Associated with Marine Sponges DBT-RGYI 3 Years 23 2007
10 Shrimp Probiotics INSA 1 Year 1.5 2007
11 Development of culture-independent approaches IFS Sweden 2 Years 12000 USD 2006
12 Development of Novel Antimicrobial Agents from Endosymbiotic Marine Actinomycetes CSIR 3 Years 14.3 2006
13 Biological control of shrimp diseases using antagonistic probiotics from marine bacterial symbionts UGC 3 Years 7.47 2006
14 Secondary Metabolites synthesis in Chosen Marine Sponges DST 3 Years 9.5 2004

Completed Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year

Career Guidance Offered to students

S.No Name of the Scheme No. of Students Competitive Examinations/ Career Counseling No. of Students Passed No. of Students Placed

List of capability enhancement such as Soft skill development, Remedial coaching, Language lab,
Bridge courses, Yoga, Meditation, Personal Counselling and Mentoring etc.,

S.No Name of the Programme/Scheme Date of Implementation No. of Students Enrolled Agencies Involved

Research Guidance - PG

S.No Year Degree No. of Students Awarded Department/Centre
1 2017 M.SC 4 Department of Microbiology
2 2016 M.SC 4 Department of Microbiology
3 2015 M.SC 4 Department of Microbiology
4 2014 M.SC 5 Department of Microbiology
5 2013 M.SC 5 Department of Microbiology
6 2011 M.PHIL 3 Department of Microbiology
7 2010 M.SC 3 Department of Microbiology
8 2010 M.PHIL 4 Department of Microbiology
9 2009 M.PHIL 3 Department of Microbiology
10 2009 M.SC 5 Microbiology-BDU
11 2008 M.SC 4 Microbiology-BDU
12 2008 M.PHIL 4 Department of Microbiology
13 2007 M.SC 4 Microbiology-BDU
14 2007 M.PHIL 4 Department of Microbiology
15 2006 M.SC 4 Microbiology-BDU
16 2005 M.PHIL 2 Department of Biotechnology
17 2005 M.SC 4 Microbiology-BDU
18 2004 M.PHIL 2 Department of Biotechnology
19 2004 M.SC 10 Department of Biotechnology
20 2003 M.SC 9 Department of Biotechnology
21 2002 M.SC 5 Department of Biotechnology

Research Guidance - Ph.D

S.No Student Name Registration Date Registration No. Thesis Title Thesis Submitted Status Thesis Submitted Date Vivavoce Completed Status Date Awarded
1 Dr. Anuj Nishanth L 2013 NA Metagenomic serine protease from marine sponge microbiome: over expression and functional characterization YES 2016 YES 2016
2 Dr. D. Asha 2010 NA Statistical Optimization, Structural Characterization and Assessment of Potential Applications of Biosurfactants from Sponge-Associated Marine Bacteria YES 2015 YES 2015
3 Dr. G. Sathiyanarayanan 2009 NA Optimization, Production and Characterization of Polyhydroxybutyrate and Exopolysaccharide from Marine Sponge-associated Bacteria YES 2014 YES 2014
4 dr. Sabarathnam 2009 NA Development of Novel Biosurfactants with biofilm disruption and hydrocarbon degradation potentials from marine bacteria YES 2014 YES 2014
5 Dr. T.A. Hema 2009 NA Development of Novel Biosurfactants with biofilm disruption and hydrocarbon degradation potentials from marine bacteria YES 2014 YES 2014
6 Dr. Ravji 2009 NA Phylogenetic diversity and bioactive potential of sponge associated microorganisms YES 2013 YES 2013
7 Dr. Chippu Shakir 2008 NA Good Shrimp Farm Management Practices: A Case Study of Shrimp Farms along the Kollam Coast, India YES 2013 YES 2013
8 Dr. C. Rani 2008 NA In vitro Evaluation and in silico analysis of novel drug leads and targets from sponge associated marine bacteria YES 2012 YES 2012
9 Dr Suji 2007 NA Development of Novel Probiotics from Marine Bacteria for Proactive Shrimp Health Management YES 2012 YES 2012
10 Dr. R. Gandhimathi 2007 NA Production of novel antimicrobial compounds from siderophore producing marine actinobacteria and its implication on chemical ecology of marine sponges YES 2011 YES 2011
11 Dr. Aseer Manilal 2007 NA Bioactive halogenated derivatives from the marine red algae, Asparagopsis taxiformis: formulation and development of shrimp therapeutics YES 2010 YES 2010
12 Dr. Vijay Anand 2007 NA Production and evaluation of haloalkaliphilic proteases from haloarchaeons YES 2010 YES 2010
13 Dr. K.R.T Asha 2005 NA Bioprospecting of haloarchaea for the development of potent novel halozymes and bioactive substances YES 2008 YES 2008

Research Guidance - Post Doctoral

S.No Scholar Name Designation Funding Agency Fellowship Title Year of Joining Year of Completion
1 Dr. P. Ramasamy Post Doctoral Kothari Fellowship UGC Exploration of halophilic bacteria 2016 2019
2 Dr. S. Sivasankari Women Post-doctoral Fellow UGC Hyper production of cellulase enzyme 2016 2019
3 Dr. T. Thinesh Post Doctoral Kothari Fellowship UGC Immunology of corals 2015 2017

Financial assistance availed to attend conferences / workshops and to pay membership fee
of professional bodies during the year

S.No Conference/ workshop attended for which financial support provided Professional body for which membership fee is provided Amount of Support Place From Date To Date Year

E-Lecture Details

S.No E-Lecture Title Development of e-content/e-learning/delivering Member of Editorial Bodies Reviewer/Referee of
Content/Module Title Institution/Platform Year Weblink

Details of Online Education Conducted

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Invited Talks in Conference/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme

S.No Title of the Paper Conferences/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme Organized by Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Metagenomic approaches to exploit antiinfective molecules from marine microbiomes International Conference "Advances in Biotechnology and Biotherapeutics” (ICABB-2017) Sathyabama University International - - 2017
2 Metagenomic approaches to exploit antiinfective molecules from marine microbiomes International Conference "Advances in Biotechnology and Biotherapeutics” (ICABB-2017) Sathyabama University International - - 2017
3 Genomic approaches to exploit microbiomes . “Recent Advances in Bioresource Technology - RABT 2017” Thiruvalluvar University National - - 2017
4 Methods and approaches in metagenomics HRDC Bharathidasan University National - - 2016
5 Transforming Microbiology to Microbiome Biology: integration of metagenomic developments in microbio National workshop on Curriculum Designing in Microbiology (NAWO CDM 2016), St. Joseph’s College of Arts and Science, Cuddalore National - - 2016
6 Metagenome-derived bioactive peptides: computational and in vitro approaches National workshop on "Application of Bioinformatics in the control of Mosquito borne viral infections by in silico & in vitro approach" Presidency College (Autonomous), Chennai National - - 2016
7 Metagenomic Approaches to Exploit Anti-infectives from Microbiomes International Conference on Recent Trends in Biosciences (ICRTB 2016) Alagappa University International - - 2016
8 Genomic and synthetic biology approaches in drug discovery National conference on Biotechnology-new horizons and hopes Madurai Kamaraj College National - - 2016
9 Towards designer genomes National conference on “New frontiers and innovative trends in biosciences” J.J. College, Pudukottai National - - 2016
10 Bioprospecting of novel rhamnolipid derivatives from marine bacteria for greener production of bio International conference on “Chemistry of Biomolecules-Current Trends and Future Perspectives (ICCBCTFP-2016)”, Holycross College National - - 2016
11 Synthetic life and human society ASC Madurai Kamaraj College National - - 2016
12 Climate change and human society: a model theme for integration of global developments in inspired t Staff training center course Amaze Educational Consultancy India pvt Ltd National - - 2016
13 Genomic approaches in drug discovery 4th National conference on pharma sciences. Texo Pharma Virtus’16 Monther Theresa Post Graduate and Research Institute of Health Sciences, Puducherry National - - 2016
14 Development of microbial cell factories Winter school training programme organized by UGC-NRCBS Madurai Kamaraj College National - - 2016
15 Towards synthetic life HRDC University of Madras National - - 2016
16 Exploration-exploitation-extinction HRDC University of Madras National - - 2016
17 ). Inter-connection between Quorum sensing and Microbial Biofilms International technical workshop on biofilm biology to drug development Sastra University International - - 2016
18 Designer genomes and synthetic life National Science Day event Shunmuga Industries Arts and Science College, Thiruvannamalai National - - 2016
19 Genomic approaches in exploration and exploitation of marine organisms National symposium-cum-workshop on “Advances in Life Sciences and bioprospecting of marine bioreources” Hindustan College of Arts and Science, Chennai National - - 2016
20 Towards synthetic life National Science Academy’s Refresher course on “Experimental Biology: Orthodox to Modern” St. Joseph College, Trichy National - - 2016
21 Synthetic biology approaches in design and development of next generation bioactive molecules UGC-HRDC refresher course on Material Sciences (ID) ASC, Pondicherry University National - - 2015
22 Nanotechnology in the fabrication of nanomaterials and nanodevices UGC-HRDC refresher course on Material Sciences (ID) ASC, Pondicherry University National - - 2015
23 Nanobiotechnology Conference on Recent Advances in Nanobiotechnology Stella Maris College National - - 2015
24 Genomic approaches in exploration and exploitation of bioresources UGC Refresher course ASC, Pondicherry University National - - 2015
25 Exploration, exploitation, extinction UGC Refresher course ASC, Pondicherry University National - - 2015
26 Genomic approaches in marine drug discovery National seminar on conservation and sustainable utilization of marine bioresources TDMNS College National - - 2015
27 Emerging approaches and innovations in Metagenomics National Conference on Genome Informatics SRM University National - - 2015
28 Biosurfactant-templated synthesis of nanoparticles: a greener approach Conference on Recent Advances in Nanobiotechnology Stella Maris College National - - 2015
29 Microbes as unique model of living together UGC orientation course on “Ecology and Environmental Studies” ASC, Pondicherry University National - - 2014
30 Metagenomic Approaches in Exploring Microbial Diversity UGC orientation course ASC, Pondicherry University National - - 2014
31 Microbial Diversity and Evolution UGC-refresher course in Life Sciences ASC, Pondicherry University National - - 2014
32 Metagenomic Approaches in exploring microbial majority Recent Trends and Future Prospects of Microbiology and Biotechnology” Shri JJT University Rajasthan National - - 2014
33 Advances in Metagenomics National Symposium on Novel Approaches in Biological Sciences Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan College of Arts and Science for Women National - - 2014
34 Prospective approaches in shrimp disease management Indo_mexico meeting Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico International - - 2014
35 Exploring unseen microbial majority UGC Refresher course ASC, Pondicherry University National - - 2014
36 Metagenomics and gut microbiome CME on “Clinical Genomics” Lifeline Hospitals, Pondicherry National - - 2014
37 Approaches in Functional Metagenomics Indo_mexico meeting Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico International - - 2014
38 Metagenomics: a science of biological diversity DST-INSPIRE programme AVVM Sri Pushpam College National - - 2014
39 Strategies for the control of Vibrio biofilms Indo_mexico meeting Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico International - - 2014
40 Metagenomics: Exploring the Unseen Microbial Majority DST-INSPIRE programme Bharathidasan University National - - 2013
41 Exploring unseen microbial majority PG Students meet on 27.02.13 Thiruvalluvar arts and Science College National - - 2013
42 Metagenomics UGC Refresher course ASC, Pondicherry University National - - 2013
43 Metagenomics and Microbial Diveristy DST-INSPIRE programme Cauvery College National - - 2013
44 Exploring unculturables National Conference on New Opportunities and Challenges in Microbial Research. Bharathidasan University National - - 2013
45 Shrimp disease management National Seminar on Emerging Trends in Aquaculture Sadakathullah Appa College National - - 2013
46 Microbes as unique model of living together and Microbial Biofilms UGC Refresher course ASC, Pondicherry University National - - 2013
47 Metagenomic approaches in Drug Discovery National seminar cum workshop on Perspectives of Chemoinformatics for Drug Discovery Center for Bioinformatics, Pondicherry Univeristy National - - 2013
48 Shrimp Disease Management: Prospective Approaches Indo-UK conference on shrimp aquaculture Royal Society of London International - - 2012

Conferences/Seminars Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Course Director, DBT sponsored short-term training course on Fermentation and Bioseparation Methods DBT Bharathidasan University National - - 2015
2 Organizing Secretary of National Conference on Wonders of the Small: Exploring the Microbial World DRDO and Pondicherry University Pondicherry University National - - 2014
3 Co-organizing convener of CME on “Clinical Genomics” - Lifeline Hospitals, Pondicherry National - - 2014
4 Indian Organizer of Indo-UK conference on Probiotics in Shrimp Aquaculture, funded by Royal Soci Roayal Society of London Bharathidasan University International - - 2012
5 Advisor for national level workshop Hands on Training on Recombinant DNA Technology and DNA Fingerpr DBT Bharathidasan University National - - 2007
6 Convener of International conference on BIOTECHNOLOGICAL APPROACHES IN BIORESOURCES MANAGEMENT DBT Bharathidasan University International - - 2007
7 Advisor for national level workshop on Molecular Biological Techniques DBT Bharathidasan University National - - 2006
8 National Workshop on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology - Biotech Consortia National - - 2004
9 “Workshop on Tribal Medicines” - Biotech Consortia National - - 2004
10 Orientation programme on “Population Genetics Study on CGG Repeats Variation that pre-dispose to F - Biotech Consortia National - - 2004
11 ‘Recent Trends in Biotechnology’ TNSCST Biotech Consortia National - - 2003
12 National Workshop on ‘Biotechniques’ TNSCST Biotech Consortia National - - 2003
13 Applied Aspects of Industrial Biotechnology Department of Plant Biology and Industrial Biotechnology, Holly Cross College, Nagercoil. Department of Plant Biology and Industrial Biotechnology, Holly Cross College, Nagercoil. State Level 10-10-2003 10-10-2003 2003
14 Recent Trends in Biotechnology Biotech Consortia, Department of Biotechnology, Malankara Catholic College, Mariagiri, Kaliakaviali, Kanyakumari Distri National 27-01-2003 28-07-2003 2003

Workshop Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year

Administrative Responsibilities in the Government and Quasi Government Agencies

S.No Name of the Position Agency/Organisation Duration Nature of Duties

Affiliation in Academic Bodies/Societies

S.No Name of the Body/Society Nature of Affiliation Year
1 M.Sc Biomedical Science, Bharathidasan University Examiner 2014
2 M.S (By research), Anna University External Examiner 2014
3 Committee for Stem cell Research, Mahatama Gandhi Medical college and Research Institute Member 2014
4 M.Sc. Biotechnology project Viva-voce, Bhartiyar University Examiner 2013
5 Faculty selection committee of R.V.S. Arts and Science College, Pondicherry University Member 2013
6 University Entrance Examination, Pune center Observer 2013
7 Board of Studies in PG Microbiology, Pondicherry University Chairman 2013
8 Dept of Microbiology, Pondicherry University Coordinator 2012
9 Monitoring and Management committee for Central Instrumentation Facility, Pondicherry University Member 2012
10 University examinations of Department of Microbiology, Pondicherry University Chairman 2012
11 Bharathidasan University, Trichy Head of Department of Bioinformatics 2011
12 Marquis Who’s Who in the Health Care Named 2011
13 Board of Studies in Microbiology, Bharathidasan University, Trichy Chairman 2010
14 Marquis Who’s Who in the World Named 2010
15 Board of studies of P.G. Industrial Biotechnology programme, Holycross College, Nagercoil Subject expert 2008
16 MS University, Tirunelveli, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli and Pondicherry University, Pud Recognized Ph.D Research Guide 2007
17 MCC Magazine Editor 2004
18 Journal Club of Biotech Consortia Convener 2003
19 Biotech Consortia Organising Secretary 2003
20 Career Guidance Counseling (CGC) wing Convener 2002
21 MCC-ICBM Head-Biotechnology 2001

Participation & Extension Activities (Academic/Administraion)

S.No Name of the Position (Head, Dean, Co-ordinator, Director, etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites

Participation & Extension Activities (Co-Curricular)

S.No Name of the Position (NSS, NCC, Warden etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Convener / Examiner 14 Ph.D thesis from M.S. University Ph.D. thesis evaluation / oral examiner
2 Convener / Examiner 4 Ph.D thesis from VIT Ph.D. thesis evaluation / oral examiner
3 Convener / Examiner Ph.D thesis from CISR-IICT Ph.D. thesis evaluation / oral examiner
4 Convener / Examiner 6 Ph.D thesis from Bharathiar University Ph.D. thesis evaluation / oral examiner
5 Convener / Examiner Ph.D thesis from Panjabi University Ph.D. thesis evaluation
6 Convener / Examiner Ph.D thesis from Nirma University Ph.D. thesis evaluation / oral examiner
7 Convener / Examiner Ph.D thesis from NIT Ph.D. thesis evaluation
8 Convener / Examiner 4 Ph.D thesis from Bharathidasan University Ph.D. thesis evaluation
9 Examiner Ph.D thesis from Mysore University 2
10 Examiner Ph.D thesis from JNU Ph.D. thesis evaluation
11 Member of Doctoral Committee 07 DC Committee in Bharathidasan University EXpert Suggestions to Ph.D. research
12 Member of Doctoral Committee Periyar Maniyammai University Expert Suggestions to Ph.D. research
13 Member of Doctoral Committee 04 - VIT Expert Suggestions to Ph.D. research
14 Member of Doctoral Committee 03 - Pondicherry University Expert Suggestions to Ph.D. research
15 Member of Doctoral Committee Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico Expert Suggestions to Ph.D. research
16 Consultation to Shrimp Farmers 2002-till date Disease diagnosis and shrimp disease management

Collaboration with Institution/Industry

S.No Collaborator Name Designation Institution/Industry Type Nature of Collaboration Period of Collaboration Visits to Collaborating
Institution / Industry
Details of Collaborative Research/Teaching
From Date To Date From Date To Date
1 Prof. Alan Dobson Professor University College Cork, Ireland INTERNATIONAL Research 2010 till date 2012 - Indo-Ireland collaborative project
2 Dr. Borys Wrobel Associate Professor Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland INTERNATIONAL Research - - - - Metagenomic research
3 Prof. Elizabeth Cruz Suárez Director UANL, Mexico INTERNATIONAL Research 2014 - - - Indo-Mexico project
4 Dr. Douglas JH Shyu Professor National Pingtung University of Science & Technology INTERNATIONAL Research 2017 - - - Student internship and exchange in Functional Metagenomics
5 Prof. Pawan Dhar Dean Jawaharlal Nehru University NATIONAL Research 2018 - - - Synthetic Biology
6 Prof. Bright Singh Professor CUSAT NATIONAL Research 2018 - - - Synthetic Biology
7 Dr. Joydeep Mukherjee UGC-Associate Progessor Jadavpur University NATIONAL Research - - - - Sponge Microbes
8 Dr. Praveen Vemula Scientist inSTEM NATIONAL Research - - - - Marine Bioactive Molecules

Faculty Development Programme Attended (Orientation, Refresher, other Short Term Course during the year)

S.No Title of the FDP Organiser Venue Duration From Date To Date Year

Details of Executive Development Prog/Management Development Prog. conducted

S.No Name of the Programme No. of Participants Venue Duration From Date To Date Year Revenue Generated

Participation in IMPESS, IMPRINT, SPARC, STARS, LEAP Programme etc and DSF Funding Programme

S.No IMPRESS/IMPRINT/SPARC/STARS/LEAP/Others Place From Date To Date Year

Enrolment under ARPIT Programme

S.No Name of the Programme Period of the Programme
From Date To Date