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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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INTERNATIONAL

  1. Levan productions and its application in food industry, Indo-UK project, Department of Science and Technology and British Council, New Delhi funded project (2000-2002).
  2. Molecular characterization of levansucrase gene of Zymomonas mobilis. Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research funded project (1990-1993).
  3. Potentials of the improvement of nutrient qualities of cassava fermented end products- International Atomic Energy agency, Austria funded project (1990-1992).

NATIONAL

  1. Metagenomics of the Andaman Sea: the under-explored ‘rare biosphere’
  2. 2008-2011 Functional genomics of Zymomonas mobilis. Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi funded project.
  3. 2007-2010 Metagenomics of Skin and hide and spoilage. Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi funded project.
  4. 2007-2010 Cloning and expression of cellulase genes from Penicillium funiculosum NCL in yeast. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi funded project.
  5. 2007-2009 Development of Antifungal drug. Strides Arcolab, Bangalore funded project.
  6. 2006-2009 Development of Processes for production and downstream processing of food enzymes and their applications. Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi funded project.
  7. 2006-2009 Biotechnology for leather (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research / Centre for Leather and Research Institute funded project (Phase II).
  8. 2006-2009 Application of Microorganisms in Agriculture and Allied Sectors (AMAAS). Indian Council for Agricultural Research, New Delhi funded project.
  9. 2004-2007 Development and Application of food enzymes. Protein engineering approaches for the improvement of food grade alpha amylase. Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi funded project
  10. 2004-2007 Vermiculture and vermicomposting training programme for the self-employment of SC/ST and other weaker sections. Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi funded project (as CO-PI)
  11. 2003-2006 Construction of recombinant strains for ethanol production from lignocellulosics, Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi funded project
  12. 2002-2006 Biotechnology for leather (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research / Centre for Leather and Research Institute funded project
  13. 2002-2005 Development of transgenic phosphate solublizing bacteria (PSB) with cloned ACC deaminase and catalase genes. Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi funded project
  14. 2002-2005 Cloning of xylanase gene and production of alkaline xylanase from recombinant Aspergillus niger. Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi funded project
  15. 2000-2003 Mushroom cultivation and training program, Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi funded project
  16. 2000-2003 Penicillin acylase production by Bacillus sp. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi funded project
  17. 2000-2003 Production and Application of Neem and other plant based biopesticides for Insect Control. Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi funded project
  18. 2000-2002 Levan production and its application in food industry, Indo-UK project, Department of Science and Technology and British Council, New Delhi funded project
  19. 1999-2001 Role of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria in integrated nutrient management, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India funded project
  20. 1998-2001 Genetic regulation of sucrase genes in Zymomonas mobilis - Department of Science and Technology, Government of India funded project.
  21. 1998-2001 Molecular differences in extra-cellular enzyme production by filamentous fungi A. niger in solid state and submerged fermentation- University Grants Commission, Government of India funded project
  22. 1997-2000 Microbial polysaccharide (levan) production by Zymomonas mobilis Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India funded project.
  23. 1990-1993 Molecular characterization of levansucrase gene of Zymomonas mobilis. Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research funded project.
  24. 1990-1992 Potentials of the improvement of nutrient qualities of cassava fermented end products- International Atomic Energy agency, Austria funded project.
  25. 1988-1991 Development of bioprocess for conversion of tapioca starch into ethanol using Zymomonas mobilis - Department of Science and Technology, Government of India funded project.
  26. 1987-1990 Studies on ethanol production by Zymomonas from starch based substrates-University Grants Commission, Government of India funded project
  27. 1995-1998 Genetic improvement of Zymomonas mobilis for bioethanol production, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India funded project.
  28. 1984-1987 Isolation and mass cultivation of mycorrhizal fungi associated with leguminous plants- Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Government of India funded project.

 

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