Biochemistry Department

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Dr Ambili S

Dr Ambili S

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Designation

  • Assistant Professor and HOD

Department

  • Biochemistry

Edu. Qualifications

  • M Sc Biochemistry
  • Ph D Biochemistry
  • PGDCA

Areas of Interest/Specialisation

  • Drug development from higher plants, Pharmacology(in vivo studies)
  • Other areas of interest- Women Empowerment, IPR, Environment awareness programmes, Nutrition and food security, Tree gardening

Courses/subject Taught

  • UG Biophysical chemistry
  • Biomolecules
  • Enzymes and Bioenergetics
  • Intermediary Metabolism
  • Introduction to biochemistry
  • General Biochemistry
  • Physiological  aspects in Biochemistry
  • Metabolism

Field of Research

  • Pharmacology

Experience

  • Teaching Experience Assistant Professor in Biochemistry, S N College, Kollam since 10th  January 2011 and continuing.
  • Experience in S & T Management -5 years experience as Technical Officer in SRS (Science Research Scheme), the flagship programme of Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment, handling the technical aspects of project sanctioning. The projects are of basic research, applied and also of societal relevance.
  • Experience as Technical Officer in the Pharmacology Department, JNTBGRI, Palode, Thiruvananthapuram (5 yrs)
    Women Scientists’ Cell,

Memberships in Learned Bodies/Societies, If any

  • Life Member of Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists (IABMS)
  • Life member of Kerala Academy of Sciences
  • Life Member of ASCI Association

Scholarships/Fellowships Obtained

  • Post doctoral fellowship, Women Scientist Cell  Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment. Sasthra Bhavan , Pattom Thiruvananthapuram. 2010

Extension Activities

  • Coordinator for the extension activity on “Solid waste management and development of homestead garden”  Sree Narayana College, Kollam, 26th Oct, 2016.
  • Coordinator Healthy Diet  Awareness Programme-Jan 2019 (2018-2019 academic year)
  • Coordinator Healthy Diet  Awareness Programme Oct 2019 (2019-2020 academic year)
  • Coordinated the planting of 50 tree saplings in the campus of SN College, kollam  in association  with NSS unit  with the help of State  Medicinal plants board, and JNTBGRI  10-12-2019.
  • During the covid-19 pandemic lockdown period planted 31 fruit trees were planted in the neighborhood  in view of increasing the nutritional as well as economic status of the state, May 2020

Papers Published

  • Ambili S, Subramoniam. A and Nagarajan. N.S. Studies on the Anti-hyperlipidemic Properties ofAverrhoa bilimbi Linn. Fruit in Rats.   Planta Medica 2009;75:55-58.Ambili  S, Anilkumar  S and Subramoniam  A. Hypolipidemic, antioxidant and cytotoxic properties ofBenincasa hispida fruit juice.  Biomedicine (2007);   27(2):72-76.Ambili S and Subramoniam. A. Prevention and treatment of hyperlipidemia with neutraceuticals and herbal drugs in: Medicinal plants: Ethno-botanical Approach. Agrobios (India), Jodpur (2006) pg.(319-345). ISBN: 81-7754-253-2

Papers Presented

  • Suma Somasekharan Ambili Savithri, , Reaction of resourcinol and acetophenone; green method. Presented in the National Symposium on The Innovative Trends in Chemical Education and Research: Hurdles and Successive Progress (ITCER-2017), March  22-24, 2017, Sree Narayana College, Kollam.
  • Ambili Savithri, Suma Somasekharan. Characterization of a few compounds from Averrhoa bilimbi Linn. Presented in the National seminar on Augmentation of ground water resources: problems, constraints and challenges.29th and 30th June 2016, Department of Chemistry, Sree Narayana College, Kollam.
  • Ambili Savithri, Suma Somasekharan. Studies on the antioxidant properties of Averrhoa bilimbi Linn fruits and isolation of compounds. Presented in the RBAT-II (2015) International Seminar on Recent Biochemical Approaches in Therapeutics Dec 9-11,2015. Department of Biochemistry, University of Kerala, Kariavattom 695581
  • Ambili  S, Subramoniam A and Nagarajan NS.  Averrhoa bilimbi Linn. fruits-A promising neutraceutical. Presented in the 3rd National Seminar on ‘Phytochemicals and Nutrition’ Feb 2009, Fatima Matha National College , Kollam, Kerala, India.
  • Ambili S, Subramoniam A and Nagarajan NS. Promising Anti-hyperlipidemic Properties ofAverrhoa bilimbi Linn. Fruits in Rats. Presented in the 1st International Conference on Drug Design and Discovery held in Dubai, UAE, 4-7 Feb 2008. which hosted 15 Nobel Laureates.
  • Ambili.  S, Anilkumar  S and Subramoniam  A. Hypolipidemic, antioxidant and cytotoxic properties ofBenincasa hispida fruit juice.  Presented in the Symposium on Bioresources in the Development of Medicine & 28th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists. Tiruchirapalli., Tamilnadu , India,2007.
  • Ambili  S, Subramoniam A and Nagarajan NS.  Studies on the Antihyperlipidemic property ofAverrhoa bilimbi Linn(Fruit) in High Fat Diet Fed Rats. Presented  in the National Seminar on Recent Trends in Isolation, Characterization, Synthesis and Biological Studies of Organic Compounds” 5th and 6th March 2004. GRU, Tamil Nadu, India

Research Projects Undertaken

  • (as Co-investigator) Tropical Botanic Garden & Research Institute Funded Projects: (1)Pharmacological evaluation ofHemidesmus indicus root (extract/active fraction) for its utility as a phytomedicine to improve efficacy of ORS.
  • (2) Studies on the mechanism of action and pharmacological profile of the active fraction ofTrichopus zeylanicus leaf towards developing the same as a standardized anti-stress/adaptogenic herbal drug (phytomedicine).
  • 3) Minor-UGC funded- Studies on the antioxidant properties of Averrhoa bilimbi Linn   fruits MRP(S)-246/12-12/KLKE006/UGC-SWRO, Dated 29/3/13

Orientation Courses Attended

  • UGC –Sponsored Orientation Programme conducted by UGC-Academic staff College, University of Kerala, Kariavattom from 01-01-2013 to 28-01-2013

Refresher Courses Attended

  • Refresher Course in Life Sciences by  Academic Staff
  • College, University of Kerala, Kariavattom , Thiruvananthapuram from 02-07-2014 to 22-7-2014
  • Refresher Programme in Environmental Studies, UGC-HRDC, Kerala University during 11-01-2020 to 24-01-2020
  • Short term course in Gender Sensitization at UGC-HRDC, University  of  Kerala, during 22-11-2019-28-11-2019.
  • Short term course in climate change at UGC-HRDC, Kannur University during 13-12-2019 to 19-12-2019.

Seminars/Workshops/Trainings Organised

  • Convenor of the  Wetland Day Celebration February 01-03, 2017 funded by Kerala State  Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), Thiruvananthapuram.
  • As Coordinator,     Quiz Club organized an Intercollegiate Quiz Contest ‘Maieutic – 2018’ on General Awareness Sree Narayana College. Kollam on 12th  March 2018    at S N College, Kollam, funded by PTA
  • As Coordinator,     Quiz Club,      Sree Narayana College,      Kollam, organized  quiz competition “INQUISITIVE 2018” on 08 th November 2018 at, Sree Narayana College, Kollam ,funded by PTA.
  • Organised departmental seminar series AGORA-2019. One day seminar on “Life style and Chronic Diseases” on 13/02/2019 at SN College, Kollam. Funded by PTA
  • As quiz club coordinator, conducted Interdepartmental Quiz Contest on General Awareness ‘INSIGHTS 2K19’ at Sree Narayana College, Kollam. 06-12-2019 funded by PTA
  • Coordinated the   Webinar   entitled “Role of phytochemicals in COVID-19 management” on 29-07-2020.

Seminars/Conferences Attended

  • National seminar on “Biomedical Research :Changing Paradigms across time held during Jan 30th to Feb 1st , 2019 at Department of Biochemistry, Government College, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • 31st Kerala Science Congress  held during 2nd and 3rd Feb 2019 at Fatima Mata National College, Kollam
  • Seminar on Wetlands, Climate Change and Future Security (World Wetland day 2019) organized by Department of Zoology & Nature Club , SN College, Kollam on 8th Feb 2019.
  • International symposium on “Metabolism and aging” organized by Mar Ivanious College(Autonomous ) Thiruvananthapuram on 16-17 July 2019.
  • National Seminar, Sree Narayana College, Kollam Reaching the unreached through science and technology RURTST-2018,  12-14 Feb 2018, funded by The Indian Science Congress Association Cochin Chapter and Department of Environment & Climate Change.
  • New Horizons in Cancer Treatment and Prevention: From Bench to Bedside National Seminar,Biochemistry Department,  Sree Narayana College, Kollam,16th and 17th Mar 2018 funded by DST (SERB) and KSCSTE.
  • National Symposium on The Innovative Trends in Chemical Education and Research: Hurdles and Successive Progress (ITCER-2017) Department of Chemistry, Sree Narayana College, Kollam March  22-24, 2017.
  • Seminar on Augmentation of ground water resources: problems, constraints and challenges. Department of Chemistry, Sree Narayana College, Kollam29th and 30th June 2016
  • National seminar on Cancer Biology: New Frontiers and Avenues, Department of Biochemistry, University College, Thiruvananthapuram on 16-12-2016 sponsored by Directorate of Collegiate Education.
  • International seminar on Recent Biochemical Approaches in Therapeutics (RBAT-II) Dec 9-11, 2015 conducted by Department of Biochemistry, University of Kerala, Kariavattom.
  • International Symposium on Phytochemistry & Dr A Hisham Endowment Award Ceremony organized by Kerala Academy of Sciences (KAS) on 25th April 2015, at Kerala State Science and Technology Museum, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Participated in the national seminar “ Physical and Bio-medical Applications in Nano Technology” held during October 12-14, 2011 at S N College, Kollam.
  • International Seminar on Recent Developments in Stem Cell Research. Payyanoor, 2009, Kerala
  • Participated in the Brain Storming Session of the Women Scientist’s Cell, KSCSTE on 27th July 2009 at Sasthra Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram
  • XXVII Annual Conference of Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists and National Symposium on Current Trends in the Development of Herbal Drugs held at Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 2006.

Workshops/Trainings Attended

  • Participated in the two day workshop on “Microscale  Experiments in Chemistry” organized by the Board of Studies in Chemistry (Pass) University of Kerala and Academy of Chemistry Teachers (ACT) on March 13th and 14th 2014 at S N College, Kollam.
  • International two day Worshop- at University College, Thiruvananthapuram on Human Chromosomes, 9th   and 10th January 2018 funded by Directorate of collegiate education.
  • Research Methodology, Writing Practices, Language and soft skills 27/3/2017 and 28/3/2017 funded by KSCSTE
  • Participated  in the Workshop on the recommendations of Prof. B. Hrdayakumari Committee Report organized by Board of Studies in Biochemistry held on 25th March 2014 at Department of Biochemistry, University of Kerala, Kariavattom.
  • DST training programme on “Ethnic issues and community resources management”     for young women scientists – at Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal, India during  18th -22nd Jan 2010.
  • DST training programme on “Leadership and Team Building”  for women scientists at Administrative Staff College of India, Bella Vista, Hyderabad, India during 26th-30th July 2010.
  • Training in Intellectual Property Right (IPR) conducted in the Institute of Management in Government, Kerala, India from 28 to 30 July 2008.
  • Participated in the one day workshop on “50 years of DNA- the blue print of life and 25 years of IVF” at the Institute of Engineers, Thiruvananthapuram, on 2003.
  • National Workshop on Indigenous knowledge organized by TBGRI at Kanakakunnu Palace, Thiruvananthapuram, 2002.
  • Workshop on Biodiversity Conservation, 18 to 23, Feb 1993 at TBGRI.

Academic Responsibilities Undertaken

  • Member of Board of Studies  of Biochemistry(2012-2015)).University of Kerala
  • Involved in the revision of syllabus of  Botany & Biotechnology (CBCSS restructured)
  • In the revision  of syllabus Biochemistry (Core) and Industrial Microbiology  for the implementation  of Environmental Studies  as a core course.

Guiding post graduate projects

  • As additional examiner for university practical examinations from 2012 to continuing.
  • As additional examiner for paper valuation of university examinations from 2011 to continuing.
  • As invigilator for the various university examinations from 2011 to continuing.

Duties Performed at College

  • Theory and practical classes for Botany, Zoology and Biotechnology (U G complementary).
  • Coordinating club activities and to undertake duties in various committees
  • Invigilation  for the university examinations
  • University and internal paper valuation

Awards/Honours/Patents

  • Received travel award from INSA for presenting paper in the 1st International Conference on Drug Design and Discovery held in Dubai, UAE-2008
  • Received travel award from Centre for Cooperation in Science and Technology among Developing  Societies (CCSTDS ) for presenting paper in the 1st International Conference on Drug Design and Discovery held in Dubai, UAE-2008

Collaboration/Consultancy

  • Collaboration with Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Biochemistry Department