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Dr. P. Gunasekaran

 

2 July 1954
Senior Professor & Head, Department of Genetics
Coordinator
Center for Excellence in Genomic Sciences
School of Biological Sciences
Madurai Kamaraj University
Madurai 625 021 Tamil Nadu, INDIA

Tel: 91-452-2458478; 2459873; 2458209
Fax: 91-452-2459139; 2458478
E-mail: pguna@eth.net; gunagenomics@gmail.com  
Web: www.genomicsmku.org

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PAPERS PRESENTED IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES:

    1. T. Rajesh and Gunasekaran P. (2008), Direct amplification, profiling and functional characterization of antibacterial protein encoding ORF’s from goat skin surface metagenome, 49th Annual Conference of AMI, International Symposium on Microbial Biotechnology: Diversity, Genomics and Metagenomics, New Delhi, India. 18th – 20th December 2008.
    2. P. Lavanya pushpam and Gunasekaran P. (2008) Screening of proteases from animal skin metagenome, 49th Annual Conference of AMI, International Symposium on Microbial Biotechnology: Diversity, Genomics and Metagenomics, New Delhi, India. 18th – 20th December 2008.
    3. M.M. Ganesh Babu and Gunasekaran P. (2008) Synthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticles from Bacillus cereus PGN1, 49th Annual Conference of AMI, International Symposium on Microbial Biotechnology: Diversity, Genomics and Metagenomics, New Delhi, India. 18th – 20th December 2008.
    4. G. Ramani, B. Meera, MC. Vanitha, A. Manjula, P. Gunasekaran (2008),  Cloning and Sequence analysis of Penicillium funiculosum NCL, β-glucosidase gene bgl. 5th convention of BRSI, International Conference on Bioprocesses in Food Industries, Hyderabad, India.  6th – 8th November 2008.
    5. M.M. Ganesh Babu and Gunasekaran P. (2008) Proteome analysis of Bacillus cereus PGN1 by 2D-gel electrophoresis and MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. 5th convention of BRSI, International Conference on Bioprocesses in Food Industries, Hyderabad, India.  6th – 8th November 2008.
    6. Illakiam D, Kayalvizhi N and Gunasekaran P. (2008) Microbial diversity analysis of goat skin using metagenome approach. 5th convention of BRSI, International Conference on Bioprocesses in Food Industries, Hyderabad, India.  6th – 8th November 2008
    7. M.C.Vanitha, Ramani.G ,Meera.B, Manjula.A and Gunasekaran P. (2008)  Cloning and Expression of Cellulase Gene From Penicillium Funiculosum .BRSI -2008 .5th convention of BRSI, International Conference on Bioprocesses in Food Industries, Hyderabad, India.  6th – 8th November 2008.
    8. P. Ponraj, M.Shankar ,D.Illakkiam and  Gunasekaran P. (2008) Screening and genetic analysis of Tn5 induced mutant library of Pseudomonas putida(S11) for factors associated with root colonization. 5th convention of BRSI, International Conference on Bioprocesses in Food Industries, Hyderabad, India.  6th – 8th November 2008.
    9. Geetha K. and Gunasekaran P. (2008) Optimization of nutrient medium containing agricultural waste for xylanase production by Bacillus pumilus B20. 5th convention of BRSI, International Conference on Bioprocesses in Food Industries, Hyderbad, India.  6th – 8th November 2008.
    10. Rajesh T. and Gunasekaran P. (2008) Identification and functional characterization of a new antibacterial peptide from skin surface metagenome. Genomes – 2008, Functional genomics of microorganisms, Institute of Pasteur, Paris, France. 8th – 11th April 2008.
    11. Rajendhran J. and Gunasekaran P. (2007) Improved production of Bacillus badius penicillin G acylase in Escherichia coli by the coexpression of tRNA genes. International Conference on New Horizons in Biotechnology & 4th convention of BRSI, Trivandrum, India. 26-29th November 2007.
    12. Radha S. and Gunasekaran P. (2007) Heterologous production of Bacillus licheniformis MKU3 keratinase in Pichia pastoris. International Conference on New Horizons in Biotechnology & 4th convention of BRSI, Trivandrum, India. 26-29th November 2007.
    13. Anthony T. and Gunasekaran P. (2007) Cloning, Expression and Characterization of New Bacteriocin from Bacillus licheniformis AnBa9. International Conference on New Horizons in Biotechnology & 4th convention of BRSI, Trivandrum, India. 26-29th November 2007.
    14. K. N. Rajnish and P. Gunasekaran (2007) Purification and characterization of a putative endoglucanase from Zymomonas mobilis. International conference on recent trends in biotechnology, Kalasalingam University, Krishnankoil, India 5th & 6th January 2007.
    15. M. Jeya, S. Thiagarajan and P. Gunasekaran (2007)Cloning, expression and functional characterization of GH43 xylanase from Aspergillus fumigatus MKU1 in Pichia pastoris. International conference on recent trends in biotechnology, Kalasalingam University, Krishnankovil, India 5th & 6th January 2007.
    16. P. Gunasekaran (2007) Functional characterization of novel hydrolytic genes from the genome of Zymomonas mobilis. International conference on recent trends in biotechnology, Kalasalingam University, Krishnankovil, India 5th & 6th January 2007.
    17. S. R. Senthilkumar, M. J. Dempsey, K. Chandraraj and P. Gunasekaran(2007) Kinetics of immobilized alkali stable xylanases from Aspergillus fischeri. International conference on recent trends in biotechnology, Kalasalingam University, Krishnankovil, India 5th & 6th January 2007.
    18. S. Thiagarajan, M. Jeya and P. Gunasekaran (2007) Cloning and characterization of GH 10 xylanase gene from Aspergillus versicolor MKU3 by genome walking PCR. International conference on recent trends in biotechnology, Kalasalingam University, Krishnankovil, India 5th & 6th January 2007.
    19. T. Anthony and P. Gunasekaran (2007) Production and purification of antibacterial peptide from thermo-tolerant Bacillus licheniformis AnBa9. International conference on recent trends in biotechnology, Kalasalingam University, Krishnankovil, India 5th & 6th January 2007.
    20. V. Senthilkumar and P. Gunasekaran (2007) Disruption of Zymomonas mobilis levansucrase (sacB) promoter region and comparison of promoter strength different sucrase genes. International conference on recent trends in biotechnology, Kalasalingam University, Krishnankovil, India 5th & 6th January 2007.
    21. N. Kayalvizhi and P. Gunasekaran (2007) optimisation of media componenets for the production of bacteriocin by Bacillus licheniformis MKU3. International conference on recent trends in biotechnology, Kalasalingam University, Krishnankovil, India 5th & 6th January 2007.
    22. J. Rajendhran and P. Gunasekaran (2007) Strategies for the improved production of Bacillus badius penicillin G acylase. International conference on recent trends in biotechnology, Kalasalingam University, Krishnankovil, India 5th & 6th January 2007.
    23. P. Gunasekaran (2006) Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria as biocontrol agents. International symposium on biocontrol and biotechnology. Lady Doak College, Madurai, India 27-29th November 2006
    24. P. Gunasekaran, M. Jeya and S. Thiagarajan (2006) Molecular cloning and expression of xylanases from Aspergillus versicolor and Aspergillus fumigatus.3rd convention of BRSI & International Conference on exploring horizons in Biotechnology - a Global venture, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, India. 2-4th November 2006.
    25. P. Gunasekaran (2006). Strategies for the improvement of levan and fructooligosaccharide production by Zymomonas mobilis. Second International congress on Bioprocesses in food Industries ICBF 2006 held at University of Patras, Rio Patras, Greece, 18-21 June 2006.
    26. K. N. Rajnish, G. M. Chowdary and P. Gunasekaran (2006). Functional characterization of putative endoglucanase gene from the genome of Zymomonas mobilis. International symposium on biocontrol and biotechnology. Lady Doak College, Madurai, India 27-29th November 2006.
    27. R. Priyadharshini and P. Gunasekaran (2006) Rational design and mutagenesis of Bacillus licheniformis α-amylase for industrial applications. International symposium on biocontrol and biotechnology. Lady Doak College, Madurai, India 27-29th November 2006.
    28. S. Radha and P. Gunasekaran (2006) Development of recombinant Bacillus megaterium for the degradation of keratin containing waste. International symposium on biocontrol and biotechnology. Lady Doak College, Madurai, India 27-29th November 2006.
    29. J. Rajendhran and P. Gunasekaran (2006) Independent expression of Bacillus badius penicillin acylase subunits improves the expression in Escherichia coli.3rd convention of BRSI & International Conference on exploring horizons in Biotechnology - a Global venture, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, India. 2-4th November 2006.
    30. T. Anthony and P. Gunasekaran (2006) Response Surface optimization of animal skin preserving antibacterial peptide production by Bacillus licheniformis AnBa9.3rd convention of BRSI & International Conference on exploring horizons in Biotechnology - a Global venture, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, India. 2-4th November 2006.
    31. Kayalvizhi N and Gunasekaran P. (2006) Purification and characterization of antibacterial peptide produced by Bacillus sp. 3rd convention of BRSI & International Conference on exploring horizons in Biotechnology - a Global venture, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, India. 2-4th November 2006.
    32. Priyadharshini R, Jayakumararaj R and Gunasekaran P. (2006) Engineering the pH stability of food grade α-amylase from Bacillus licheniformis by site directed mutagenesis. 3rd convention of BRSI & International Conference on exploring horizons in Biotechnology - a Global venture, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, India. 2-4th November 2006.
    33. V. Senthilkumar and P. Gunasekaran (2006) Ethanol production from cellulosics by a recombinant Bacillus subtilis. 3rd convention of BRSI & International Conference on exploring horizons in Biotechnology - a Global venture, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, India. 2-4th November 2006.
    34. Senthilkumar SR, Ashokkumar B, Dempsey M, Chandra Raj K and Gunasekaran P. Thermal inactivation of alkali stable xylanases (XylA & XylB) from alkali tolerant fungus Aspergillus fischeri Fxn 1: Effect of trehalose on their thermostability. Poster presented at Bioscience 2005 – from genes to systems, 23-27 July 2005, Biochemical Society, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
    35. P. Gunasekaran (2004). Biochemical and genetic modulations of levan forming and sucrose hydrolyzing activities of Zymomonas mobilis levansucrase. Fifth International Fructan Symposium (5th IFS) - Fructan 2004 held at Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, CIGB, AP 6162, La Habana 10600, Cuba, December 5-9, 2004
    36. P. Gunasekaran (2004). “Production, Purification and Characterization of b-Fructofuranosidases from Aspergillus niger in Submerged and Solid State Fermentation”. Paper presented in International conference on Bioprocesses in Food Industries (ICBF-2004) held at UBP (University Blaise Pascal), Clermont-Ferrand, July 11-13, 2004
    37. Gunasekaran, P. and Rajendhran, J. (2003) Biochemical engineering of bacterial penicillin acylases. International conference on Interface of chemistry and Biology, RRL, Trivandrum, INDIA, April 28-30, 2003.
    38. Rajendhran, J. and Gunasekaran, P  (2003) Cloning and partial sequencing of pac gene of Bacillus sp. International conference on Interface of chemistry and Biology, RRL, Trivandrum, INDIA, April 28-30, 2003.
    39. S.R. Senthil Kumar, B. Ashok Kumar, K. Chandraraj and P. Gunasekaran (2003). Optimization of culture medium for the production of alkali stable xylanase from Aspergillus fischeri fxn1 by solid-state fermentation using central composite design. International conference on Interface of chemistry and biology, Regional Research Laboratory, Trivandrum April 28-30, 2003 
    40. V. Senthilkumar and P. Gunasekaran (2003). Optimization of fermentation medium for the improvement of levan production by Zymomonas mobilis CT2. International conference on Interface of chemistry and Biology, RRL, Trivandrum, INDIA, April 28-30, 2003.
    41. M. Jeya, S. Thiagarajan and P. Gunasekaran (2003) Media optimization for cellulase free xylanase production by Aspergillus spp. under SSF. Poster presented in International Conference on Emerging Fronteries at the Interface of Chemistry and Biology held at Trivandrum during Apr 28-30th 2003.
    42. P. Gunasekaran and V.K. Ananthalakshmy (2000) Genetic manipulation of Zymomonas mobilis for improved production of Fructopolymer, Levan.  4th International Symposium.  16-19 Aug 2000, Arolla, Switzerland.
    43. P. Gunasekaran (1999) Microbial Bioremediation of heavy metal toxicity: A molecular approach. Second international conference on contaminants in soil environment in Australasia-Pacific region. 12-17 December, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.
    44. P. Gunasekaran, C. Augur, G. Viniegra-Gonzalez and E. Favela-Torres (1995). Approaches towards genetic improvement of microbial strains used in solid state fermentation. VI National conference on Biotechnology and Bioengineering. Ixtapa, Mexico
    45. P. Gunasekaran and M. Lakshmanan (1989) Protein enrichment of cassava pulp using yeast. Second SSM International congress for Microbiology, Singapore Oct 31-Nov 3.
    46. S. Prabakaran, K. Sundar, P. Gunasekaran and M. Lakshmanan (1989) Partial purification and characterization of an extracellular protease from an non hemolytic Streptococcus sp. Second SSM International congress for Microbiology, Singapore Oct 31-Nov 3.
    47. H. Nellaiah, T. Karuanakaran and P. Gunasekaran (1988) Ethanol fermentation by Zymomonas mobilis with cassava starch as a renewable energy source. 8th International Biotechnology symposium, Paris, France, July 17-22.
    48. R. Kamini, T. Karuanakaran, H. Nellaiah and P. Gunasekaran (1988) Ethanol production from lactose using a co-culture of Zymomonas mobilis and Klyuveromyces fragilis. 8th International Biotechnology symposium, Paris, France, July 17-22.
    49. G. Mukundan, P. Gunasekaran, B. Cami, and J. Baratti (1988) Construction of a new shuttle vector for Zymomonas mobilis. 8th International Biotechnology symposium, Paris, France, July 17-22.
    50. N. Ubalthoose Raja, P. Sundaresan M. Lakshmanan and P. Gunasekaran (1988) Acid and alkaline phosphatases in VA mycorrhizal roots and rhizosphere soil. First Asian. conference on Mycorrhizae, Madras, India , January 29-31.
    51. P. Sundaresan N. Ubalthoose Raja, P. Gunasekaran and M. Lakshmanan (1988). VA mycorrhizal association in cowpea reduces the Fusarium wilt disease. First Asian. conference on Mycorrhizae, Madras, India , January 29-31.
    52. M. Lakshmanan, P. Sundaresan N. Ubalthoose Raja and P. Gunasekaran (1988).Phytoalexins of VA mycorrhiza and their antifungal activity in vitro. First Asian. conference on Mycorrhizae, Madras, India, January 29-31.
    53. P. Gunasekaran, B. Cami, A. G. Mukundan and J. Baratti (1988) Cloning and expression of (levan) sucrase gene of Zymomonas mobilis in Escherichia coli. 8th International Biotechnology symposium, Paris, France, July 17-22.
    54. P. Gunasekaran, N. Ubalthoose Raja, P. Sundaresan and M. Lakshmanan (1987). Synthesis of phytoalexins during mycorrhizal association in cowpea. 7th NACOM, Gainsville, Florida. May 3-8.
    55. P. Gunasekaran, N. Brestic-Goachet, B. Cami and J. Baratti (1987) Cloning and expression of Bacillus licheniformis a-amylase gene in Zymomonas mobilis. EMBO workshop, Birmingham, U.K. July 20-24.
    56. N. Ubalthoose Raja, P. Sundaresan M Lakshmanan and P. Gunasekaran (1987) Deleterious effect of certain fungitoxicants on the formation of VA mycorrhiza on cowpea. 7th NACOM, Gainsville, Florida. May 3-8.
    57. P. Sundaresan N. Ubalthoose Raja, P. Gunasekaran and M. Lakshmanan (1987). Soil moisture and the mycorrhizal association of cowpea. 7th NACOM Gainsville, Florida. May 3-8.
    58. T. Karunakaran and P. Gunasekaran (1987) Genetic improvement of Zymomonas mobilis NRRL B-4286. EMBO workshop, Birmingham, U.K. July 20-24.
    59. J.J. Allais, N. Brestic-Goachet, E. Favela, P. Gunasekaran, L. Preziosi and J. Baratti (1986) Production D’ethanol biocarburant par Zymomonas mobilis. Societe francaise de MIcrobiologie, Premier congress. Avril B36: 82.

     

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