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Dr. T. Jebasingh

Assistant Professor,                                      
School of Biological Sciences,
Madurai Kamaraj University,
Madurai-625021,
Tamil Nadu, India.
Phone: +91-9043568671
Email: jebasinghs@gmail.com

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

  1. Senior Research Fellowship (SRF), Dec 2002-Dec 2005, awarded by the Council of   Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India
  2. Junior Research Fellowship (JRF), Dec 2000-Dec 2002, awarded by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India
  3. National Eligibility Test (NET) (1999 & 2000) conducted by CSIR-UGC, Govt. of India.
  4. Best oral presentation award in National seminar on recent trends in plant Biotechnology held in Bharathidasan University, Trichy in March 2003.
  5. C. P. Gnanamuthu award for proficiency in Zoology during the academic year 1995-1996 in American college.
  6. Natural science award for proficiency in field work-Zoology during the academic year 1995-1996 in American college.

 

MEMBERSHIP IN SCIENTIFIC SOCITIES

  • Life Member-Society of Biological Chemists in India (SBCI)
  • Life member- The Biotech Research Society (BRSI)

  

RESEARCH PUBLICATION

  • Jebasingh, T., Joanna Grzyb, Ilit Cohen-Ofri, Liron David, Noam Adir, Dror Noy. Hybrid design of allophycocyanin antennae with a de novo designed chlorophyll-binding Protein (Manuscript under preparation).
  • Jebasingh, T., Backiyarani, S., Manohari, C. & Usha, R. Detection of partial genome   sequences of Cardamom mosaic virus integrated in plant genomes (accepted in Indian Journal of Biotechnology).
  • Jebasingh, T., Kasin Yadunandam. A., Varsha Srivastava., Jacob, T. & Usha, R. In-vivo  NIa protease assay of Cardamom mosaic virus: mutation in H-D-C does not affect the cis activity of protease (communicated in Archieves of Virology Journal).
  • Jebasingh, T., Kasin Yadunandam. A., Easwari Pandaranayaka P. J. T., Krishnaswamy, S   & Usha, R. Expression, Purification and Molecular modeling of the NIa protease of Cardamom mosaic virus (communicated in Journal of Bimolecular Structural and Dynamics).
  • Jebasingh, T., Kasin Yadunandam. A., Manna Jose., Backiyarani, S., Krishnaswamy, S & Usha, R. Expression, Purification and Molecular modeling of the Genome Linked-Virus Protein of Cardamom mosaic virus. (Accepted in Indian Journal of Biochemistry & Biophysics).
  • Manohari, C., Backiyarani, S., Jebasingh, T., Archana Somanath, T. & Usha, R. (2008). Efficient plant regeneration in small cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Maton) through somatic embryogenesis in the Indian Journal of Biotechnology. 7, 407-409.
  • Jebasingh, T., Jacob, T, Shah, M., Krishnaswamy, S & Usha, R. (2008). Optimized expression, solubilization and purification of nuclear inclusion protein b of Cardamom mosaic virus in Indian Journal of Biochemistry & Biophysics. 45, 98-105.
  • Backiyarani, S., Manohari, C., Jebasingh, T., Jacob, T. & Usha, R. (2007). Cloning of coat protein gene of Kursupara isolate of Cardamom mosaic virus for developing transgenic virus-resistant cardamom. Recent Trends in Horticultural Biotechnology. 693-698
  • Jacob, T., Jebasingh, T., Venugopal, M. N. & Usha, R. (2003). High Genetic Diversity in the Coat protein and the 3’ Untranslated regions among the Geographical Isolates of Cardamom mosaic virus from south India in the Journal of Bioscience. 28 (5) 589-595.
  • Jebasingh, T, Lingakumar, K., Subbaraj, R. & Chandrasekharan, M. K. (2000). Irradiance dependence of UV-A induced phase shifts the locomotor activity of the field mouse Mus booduga in the journal Chronobiology International, 17 (6) 777-782.

 

 

PRESENTATION IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

 

  • Jebasingh Tennyson, Joanna Grzyb, Ilit Cohen-Ofri, Liron David, Noam Adir,        

and Dror Noy. Hybrid modular design of allophycocyanin antennae with a de novo designed chlorophyll-binding protein presented in the Satellite meting to the 15th International Congress of Photosynthesis held at Tianjin, China, 18th-22nd August 2010.

  • Jebasingh Tennyson, Joanna Grzyb, Ilit Cohen-Ofri, Liron David, Noam Adir,    

and Dror Noy. In vitro assembly of allophycocyanin antenna with a de novo designed chlorophyll-binding protein presented in the Annual conference of the Israel Biophysical  Society on held at Bar-Ilan University, Israel, October,  2009.

  • T. Jebasingh, C.Manohari, S.Backyirani, Archana Somanath, Thomas Jacob and R.Usha. Efforts towards the development of transgenic cardamom with RNA Dependent RNA Polymerase (NIb) gene of Cardamom mosaic virus.4th International Symposium on Biocontrol and Biotechnology held at Lady Doak College, Madurai in November 2006.

 

PRESENTATION IN NATIONAL CONFERENCES

  • T. Jebasingh, C.Manohari, S.Backiyarani and R.Usha. Transformation of cardamom with the RNA-Dependent RNA- Polymeras gene (NIb) of Cardamom mosaic virus presented in the Science Day & Aqua-Terr Annual conference held in March 2006 at School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai.
  • T. Jebasingh, T. Jacob P. Jahnavi and R. Usha. Expression, Purification and refolding of the nuclear inclusion proteins of Cardamom mosaic virus presented in the Science Day & Aqua-Terr Annual conference held in March 2005 at School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai.
  • T. Jebasingh, T. Jacob and R. Usha. Expression Studies on Nuclear Inclusion Proteins of Cardamom mosaic virus presented in National symposium on Molecular diagnostics for the management of viral diseases held at IARI, New Delhi, October 2004.
  • T. Jebasingh, Archana Somanath and R.Usha. Transformation of Cardamom with NIb gene of Cardamom mosaic virus. National seminar on recent trends in plant Biotechnology held in Bharathidasan University, Trichy in March 2004.
  • T. Jebasingh, Thomas Jacob and R.Usha. Molecular characterization of Indian       cardamom mosaic virus genome presented in the Science Day & Aqua-Terr          Annual   conference held in February 2003 at School of Biological Sciences,    Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai.
  • T. Jebasingh, Thomas Jacob and R.Usha. Cloning, expression and purification of NIb protein of Cardamom mosaic virus presented in XIV Annual conference and national seminar on management of viral diseases with emphasis on global trade and WTO regime conducted by Indian Virological Society held at Bangalore in January 2003.
  • T. Jebasingh and R.Usha. Studies on the non-structural proteins encoded by       Indian cardamom mosaic virus genome presented in Biotechnology at the turn of             the millennium conducted by SCIGENICS at Chennai in February 2002.

 

           
RESEARCH INTERESTS

    • The molecular mechanisms involved in interactions between the virus and host plant cell.
    • Molecular characterization of viral proteins.
    • Anti cancer mechanism of Phycocyanin.
    • Studying the assembly, dynamics and structure of Phycobilisome.