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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

ACADEMIC

INTERNATIONAL VISITS

HONORS AND AWARDS

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

RESEARCH PROJECTS ON GOING / COMPLETED

SEMINAR/SYMPOSIA/WORKSHOP/CONFERENCES ORGANIZED

Ph.D GUIDANCE

Ph.D. AWARDED TO STUDENTS

P. Sundaresan                                     Factors influencing the symbiosis between host plant (Cowpea-Vigna
                                                          unguigulata) and the mycorrhizal fungi   (Glomus fasciculatum)-1987


T. Karunakaran                                   Genetics of Zymomonas mobilis: Gene cloning and expression in Escherichia coli-1988


N. Ubalthoose Raja                             Studies on Vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi of cowpea with special reference to its physiology and biochemistry-1990


N.R. Kamini                                        Bioconversion of lactose to ethanol using Zymomonas mobilis-1991


A.G. Mukundan                                 Studies on levansucrase of Zymomonas mobilis-1992


H. Nellaiah                                         Studies on ethanol production from cassava starch using Zymomonas mobilis and Saccharomyces cerevisiae-1993


T.R. Kannan                                       Cloning and Characterization of extracellular sucrase gene (sacC) of Zymomonas mobilis-1997


R. Amutha                                          Bioconversion of starch to ethanol using Zymomonas mobilis-1998


G. Sangiliyandi                                   Cloning Expression and Characterization of Levansucrase (sacB) of Zymomonas mobilis-1999


V.K. Ananthalakshmy                           Studies on the levan production by Zymomonas mobilis- 2001


N. Lakshmanan                                     Studies on mycorrhizal association in selected vegetable crops-2002


B. Ashokkumar                                    Production, Purification and characterization of β-fructofuranosidase from Aspergillus niger in submerged and solid state fermentation-2003


P. Rajendran                                          Toxicity and bioremediation of electroplating industry effluent-2003


N. Puveneswari                                     Toxicity assessment and microbial degradation of azodyes of textile industry-2004


N. Ilango                                               Preparation of bioactive compounds from medicinal plants-2005


A. Ruckmani                                           Production and characterization of xylanase from Bacillus firmus-2006


J. Rajendhran                                         Molecular cloning and characterization of penicillin G Acylase of Bacillus badius-2007


N. Rameshkumar                                  Diversity of PGPR fluorescent Pseudomonas from the rhizosphere of rice (Oryza sativa L) and sugar cane (Saccharum officinarum L)-2007


S. R. Senthilkumar                                Production, characterization and improvement of alkaline xylanase from filamentous fungi-2007


V. Senthilkumar                                  Expression analysis of levansucrase (sacB) and invertase (sacC) genes of Zymomonas mobilis-2007


M. Jeya                                              Molecular cloning, expression and characterization xylanase genes of alkali-tolerant fungus-2008


S. Radha                                           Screening, production and characterization of protease and  amylase from animal skin deteriorating bacteria - 2008                         

        
V. Thirumalai Arasu                            Assessment of amelioration of selected Rhizobacteria for the rice plant growth- 2008


S. Thiagarajan                                    Production, characterization of xylanase from alkali-tolerant fungus- 2008


R. Jayakumararaja                                Development of novel amylase for food processing-2009

 

Ph.D. THESIS SUBMITTED

2009       Ms. R. Priyadharshini            Protein engineering approaches for the improvement of  a- amylase in Bacillus sp.

2009       Ms. N. Kayalvizhi                   Production and characterization of bacteriocin in control of poilage  bacterium

CURRENT Ph.D STUDENTS:        

2005       Mr. K.N. Rajnish                    Studies on functional genomics of Zymomonas mobilis

2006       Ms. K. Geetha                       Production and characterization of bacterial alkaline xylanase.


2007       Mr. P. Ponraj                       Studies on root colonization by plant growth promoting pseudomonads


2007       Mr. T. Rajesh                       Screening and characterization of antibacterial peptides from  metagenome of animal skin


2007      Mr. M. M. Ganesh Babu        Metal nanoparticles: Microbial production, characterization and their   application


2007       Ms. M.C. Vanitha                 Cloning and expression of cellobiohydrolase genes from Penicillium  funiculosum


2007       Ms. B. Meera                       Cloning and expression of endoglucanase genes from Penicillium   funiculosum


2007       Ms. P. Lavanya Pushpam    Screening and characterization of proteases from metagenome of   animal skin


2008       Mr. Durai Anand                Applications of microbial xylanases.


2008       Mr. Anish                           Applications of Biomedical Imaging.


2009       Mr. Sheik Asraf                  Functional characterization of putative genes of Zymomonas mobilis


2009       Mr. M. Shankar                  Molecular characterization of plant-microbe interaction

 

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