Biochemistry Department

OUR DEPARTMENTS

Dr Vinod B.S

drvinodsnc@gmail.com
+91 9447144677
Resmi, Karicode, TKMC.P.O, Kollam-691005

Designation

  • Assistant Professor

Department

  • Biochemistry

Personal Web Page

Edu. Qualifications

  • M.Sc.
  • PhD
  • CSIR-JRF
  • ICMR-JRF
  • UGC-NET

Areas of Interest/Specialisation

  • Chemosensitization
  • Chemoresistance
  • Cell signalling

Courses/subject Taught

  • Biophysical chemistry
  • General Biochemistry
  • Enzymes and bioenergetics
  • Physiological aspects in Biochemistry
  • Metabolism

Field of Research

  • Cancer Research

Experience

  • 10 years

Memberships in Learned Bodies/Societies, If any

  • Life Member, Society of Biological Chemists
  • Life Member, Kerala Academy of Sciences
  • Life member Association of Clinical Microbiologists & Biochemists

Scholarships/Fellowships Obtained

  • Senior research fellowship from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt. of India (September 2007- September 2010)
  • Junior research fellowship from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt. of India (September 2005- September 2007)
  • Junior research fellowship from the Indian Council of Medical Research, Govt. of India on August 2004
  • UGC-NET by the University Grants Commission, Govt. of India on June 2005

Extension Activities

Organized various orientation programmes and recruitments as Co-ordinator of Career Guidance and Placement Cell

  • Existing and Future Job Opportunities in the BFSI Sector in association with BFSI Sector Skill Council of India on 22/05/21
  • Overseas opportunities in higher studies for life sciences, on 05/03/2021
  • Orientation webinar for CSIR-JRF exam for PG students in Life sciences in association with Knowledge centre for Biosciences and IQAC on 22/02/21
  • Future Prospects for History Graduates (LEER-04): An Orientation Webinar Series for Young Minds in association with IQAC on 29/11/2020.
  • “KAS Mentor – Skill Swarm Mentorship Program”: Free Mentorship Opportunity for unemployed graduates & final year students on 07/11/20
  • Future Prospects for Physics Graduates (LEER-03): An Orientation Webinar Series for Young Minds in association with IQAC on 29/08/2020.
  • Future Prospects for Life Science Graduates’ (LEER-01): An Orientation Webinar Series for Young Minds in association with IQAC on 01/08/2020
  • Career Opportunities in Indian Air force in association with 14 Airmen Selection Centre (ASC), IAF, Kakkanad, Kochi on 25/02/2020
  • One day training programme for KAS exam through live web streaming from Govt.Women’s college, Vazhuthacaud in association with Kerala Youth welfare Board on 12/02/2020
  • Orientation class on Success strategies and tips for Bank exams on 05/02/2020
  • Orientation class on Strategies to Crack KAS (Kerala Administrative Service) Exam 2020 on 20/01/2020
  • Orientation programme for Tutors on Career Prospects at Indian Institute of Infrastructure and Construction, Chavara on 10/01/2020
  • Campus recruitment for selection of Interns as part of Learn and Earn Programme by Jio Infocomm Pvt Ltd. On 10/12/2019 at SN College, Kollam.
  • Campus recruitment for Skill Development Faculty Trainer in collaboration with GOAN institute international consociation of education Pvt. Ltd (GICE) at SN College, Kollam on 27/11/2019
  • Orientation programme “Gateway to Indian Civil Service Exam” in collaboration with Photon Civil Service Academy on 18/10/2019 at Sree Narayana College, Kollam.

Papers Published

  • Targeting Thymidylate Synthase Enhances the Chemosensitivity of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Towards 5-FU-Based Combinatorial Therapy. Haritha NH, Nawab A, Vijayakurup V, Anto NP, Liju VB, Alex VV, Amrutha AN, Aiswarya SU, Swetha M, Vinod BS, Sundaram S, Guijarro MV, Herlevich T, Krishna A, Nestory NK, Bava SV, Sadasivan C, Zajac-Kaye M and Anto RJ. Frontiers in Oncology 2021 April; 11:656804. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2021.656804, IF-6.244.  ISSN: 2234943X
  • Chitosan Encapsulation Enhances the Bioavailability and Tissue Retention of Curcumin and Improves its Efficacy in Preventing B[a]P-induced Lung Carcinogenesis. Vinod Vijayakurup, Arun Kumar T Thulasidasan, Mohan Shankar G, Archana.P Retnakumari, C Devika Nandan, Jannet Somaraj, Jayesh Antony, Vijai V Alex, Vinod Balachandran, Vijayasteltar Liju, Sankar Sundaram, Vinod Kumar G S, and Ruby Anto. Cancer Prevention Research 2019 Apr;12(4):225-236, IF- 4.021, ISSN: 1940-6207.
  • Heteronemin, a marine natural product, sensitizes acute myeloid leukemia cells towards cytarabine chemotherapy by regulating farnesylation of Ras. Minakshi Saikia, Archana P Retnakumari, Shabna Anwar, Nikhil P Anto, Rashmi Mittal, Shabna Shah, Kavya S Pillai, Balachandran S Vinod, Vidya Peter, Reeba Thomas and Ruby John Anto. Oncotarget. 2018; 9:18115-18127. IF- 5.168, ISSN: 1949-2553
  • Sensitized Luminescence from novel pyrazolone based β-diketonate complexes of Eu3+, D. B. Ambili Raj, S. V. Manoj, and B. S. Vinod, Bulletin of Pure & Applied Sciences- Section C, 2018,37: 64-69, ISSN 2320 320X
  • Resveratrol chemosensitizes HER-2-overexpressing breast cancer cells to docetaxel chemoresistance by inhibiting docetaxel-mediated activation of HER-2–Akt axis. Balachandran S Vinod, H H Nair, V Vijayakurup, A Shabna, S Shah, A Krishna, K S Pillai, S Thankachan & R J Anto. Cell Death Discovery 1, (2015) ​doi:10.1038/cddiscovery.2015.61, ISSN 2058-7716
  • Phytochemicals as Chemosensitizers: From Molecular Mechanism to Clinical Significance. Balachandran S Vinod, T T Maliekal and R J Anto.  Antioxid Redox Signal. 2013 Apr 10; 18(11):1307-48. doi: 10.1089/ars.2012.4573. IF- 7.407
  • Mechanistic evaluation of the signaling events regulating curcumin-mediated chemosensitization of breast cancer cells to 5-fluorouracil. Balachandran S Vinod, Jayesh Antony, Haritha H.Nair, Vineshkumar T Puliyappadamba, Minakshi Saikia, Sai Shyam Narayanan, Arathy Bevin and Ruby John Anto. Cell Death Dis. 2013 Feb 21; 4: e505. doi: 10.1038/cddis.2013.26. ISSN-2041-4889 IF- 5.99
  • Nicotine-induced survival signaling in lung cancer cells is dependent on their p53 status while its downregulation by curcumin is independent. Vineshkumar T P, Vino T Cheriyan, Smitha V Bava, Arun Kumar T Thulasidas, Balachandran S Vinod, Priya R Prabhu, Ranji Varghese, Arathy Bevin, Shalini Venugopal and Ruby John Anto. Mol Cancer. 2010 Aug 20; 9:220doi: 10.1186/1476-4598-9-220.IF- 3.779
  • ATF2 maintains a subset of neural progenitors through CBF1/Notch independent Hes-1 expression and synergistically activates the expression of Hes-1 in Notch dependent neural progenitors. Rajendran Sanalkumar, Chandrasekharan Lalitha Indulekha, Thulasi Sheela Divya, Mundackal Sivaraman Divya, Ruby John Anto, Balachandran S Vinod, Sasidharan Vidyanand, Balusamy Jagatha, Shalini Venugopal, Jackson James,J Neurochem. 2010 May; 113(4):807-18. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-4159.2010.06574. IF-4.337
  • Curcumin sensitizes breast cancer cells to 5-FU through thymidylate synthase- dependent downregulation of NF-κB. Haritha H Nair, Balachandran S Vinod, Jayesh Antony, Minakshi Saikia, Ruby John Anto, Journal of Carcinogenesis 01/2012; Vol.11(Supplement 1): pp-S31
  • Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor signaling as a therapeutic target in breast cancer. Balachandran S Vinod and Ruby John Anto, Amala Research Bullettin 2006, 26, 18-27.

Conference Proceedings

  • Pre-clinical validation of Thymidylate Synthase as the clinical target of curcumin in Chemosensitization of breast cancer towards 5-FU chemotherapy, Haritha H Nair, Aiswarya U S, Vijai V Alex, B S Vinod, Sankar S, Sadasivan C, Maria Zajac-Kaye, Ruby John Anto (2019) International Conference on Pharmacology Advances in Translational Sciences & Drug Discovery organized by Dept. of Pharmacology, National University of Singapore
  • Chemosensitization As A Strategy to Overcome Chemoresistance And Side Effects of Docetaxel; An Invitro Study: BS Vinod, Haritha H Nair, V Vinod, A Shabna, S Shabna & Ruby J Anto (2017) National seminar on recent trends in advanced chemistry research (RTACR-2017) organized by Dept. Of Chemistry on 25th and 26th may 2017 sponsored by DST (SERB) & KSCSTE at Sree Narayana College, Kollam. ISBN 978-93-5268-873-9
  • Evaluation Of The Chemosensitizing Efficacy Of Curcumin In 5-Fu Chemotherapy Against Breast Cancer: Swetha. M, Haritha H Nair, Liju V B, Aiswarya U.S, B.S Vinod and Ruby John Anto, at New Horizons in Cancer Treatment and Prevention: From Bench to Bedside organized by Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, SN College, Kollam, sponsored by DST (SERB) & KSCSTE held from 16th to 17th March 2018 held at SN College, Kollam, ISBN 978-93-5300-765-2
  • Involvement of Mitogen activated protein kinases in the activation of AP-1 in 5-FU treated breast cancer cells, BS Vinod, D.B Ambiliraj, S.V.Manoj & Ruby J Anto (2018), Proceedings of the National Seminar on New Horizons in Cancer Treatment and Prevention: From Bench to Bedside (Pg. No:68-71) organized by Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, SN College, Kollam, sponsored by DST (SERB) & KSCSTE held from 16th to 17th March 2018 held at SN College, Kollam, ISBN 978-93-5300-765-2

Invited talks

  • Title of the talk: Novel Strategies to Overcome Resistance to Chemotherapy in Cancer. Venue and event: SN College for Women, Kollam as part of the “PANLORE 2020” Seminar Series organized by Department of Biochemistry and Industrial Microbiology on 30.01.2020
  • Title of the talk: Webinar on “Digital awareness: Digilocker” organized by 3(K) Naval Unit NCC and IQAC, Sree Narayana College, Kollam on 18.07.2020
  • Title of the talk: “NPTEL Online Courses & Certification” organized by IQAC and NPTEL SNC Kollam Local Chapter on 14.08.2020
  • Title of the talk: “NPTEL E-Awareness Workshop for Students & Mentors” organized by IQAC and NPTEL SNC Kollam Local Chapter on 02.01.2021ORAL

PRESENTATIONS

  • B.S.Vinod and Ruby John Anto, Phytochemicals as chemosensitizers In vitro and In vivo Evidences at the One day Seminar on “Drug discovery from Natural Sources: “Recent Trends and Advances” organized by Department of Biochemistry as part of the Multidisciplinary Annual Seminar Series AGORA-2020 on 24/02/2020
  • BS Vinod, Haritha H Nair and Ruby John Anto, Regulatory role of Curcumin in overcoming chemoresistance to 5-FU in breast cancer cells via Cyclin D1 and Bcl2 at the International Seminar on Current Status and Challenges for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity (ISCCSB 2020) from 22nd to 24th January, 2020 organized by the Department of Zoology, SN College, Kollam.
  • B.S Vinod , Haritha H.Nair, Sankar S,  Sadasivan C,  Maria Zajac Kaye &  Ruby John Anto, Thymidylate Synthase As The Clinical Target For Curcumin-Mediated Chemosensitization Of Breast Cancer In 5-Fu Chemotherapy: In Vivo Evidences at the National Seminar On Current Trends and advances in Biological Sciences (CTAB-2020) from 5th to 7th February 2020, organized by the Department of Botany and Biotechnology, Bishop Moore College, Mavelikara
  •  B.S.Vinod, Haritha H Nair and Ruby John Anto, Role of HER-2-Akt-mTOR signalling axis in regulating Resveratrol mediated Chemosensitization of Docetaxel at the National Seminar on Biomedical Research: Changing Paradigms Across Time from Jan 30th – Feb 1st 2019 organized by Dept.of Biochemistry, Govt.College, Kariavattom (Best Oral Presentation Award)
  •  B.S.Vinod, Haritha H Nair, V Vinod, A Shabna, S Shabna and Ruby John Anto, Resveratrol mediated Chemosensitization of Docetaxel in HER2 overexpressing breast cancer cells, at the Albertian Knowledge Summit: An International Conference on Multidisciplinary research- organized by St.Albert’s College, Ernakulam on 11th January 2019. (Best Oral Presentation Award)
  • BS Vinod, Haritha H Nair  and Ruby John Anto, Regulatory role of Curcumin in overcoming chemoresistance to 5-FU in breast cancer cells via Cyclin D1 and Bcl2, National Seminar on Reaching the Unreached through Science and Technology (RURTST-2018) organized by science departments of SN College, Kollam on 12th– 14th  February 2018 sponsored by Department of environment and Climate Change & The Indian Science Congress, Cochin Chapter at Sree Narayana College, Kollam
  • B.S.Vinod, Haritha H Nair, V.Vinod, A Shabna, S.Shabna & RJ Anto, Chemosensitization as a strategy to overcome chemoresistance and side effects of docetaxel: An invitro study. National seminar on recent trends in advanced chemistry research (RTACR-2017) organized by Dept. Of Chemistry on 25th and 26th may 2017 sponsored by DST (SERB) & KSCSTE at Sree Narayana College, Kollam.
  • B.S.Vinod & Ruby John Anto, Molecular insights into the chemosensitizing efficacy of Curcumin in breast cancer cells at  the National Symposium on Innovative Trends in Chemical Education and Research: Hurdles and Challenges (ITCER 2017) organized by department of chemistry, SN college, Kollam from 22nd  march 2017 to 24th March 2017 sponsored by KSCSTE and BARC

POSTERS PRESENTED

  • BS Vinod, Haritha H Nair, V Vinod , A Shabna, S Shabna and Ruby John Anto, Resveratrol-mediated down-regulation of HER-2-, Akt-,mTOR signaling axis plays a key role in chemosensitizing HER-2 over-expressing breast cancer cells to Docetaxel, at the 7th International Conference on Translational Cancer Research, sponsored by Society for Translational Cancer Research held at  IIT Madras from 8th -11th February  2018
  • BS Vinod, Haritha H Nair, V Vinod , A Shabna, S.Shabna & Ruby John Anto, Resveratrol-mediated down-regulation of HER-2-Akt axis plays a pivotal role in chemosensitizing HER-2 over-expressing breast cancer cells to Docetaxel, 36th Annual Conference of Indian Association for Cancer Research on February 9-11, 2017 sponsored by Indian Association for Cancer Research at Amala Cancer Research Centre, Thrissur
  • Haritha H Nair, Balachandran S Vinod , Vinod V, Shabna A and Ruby John Anto, Resveratrol chemosensitizes HER-2-over-expressing breast cancer cells to docetaxel chemoresistance by inhibiting docetaxel-mediated activation of  HER-2-Akt axis. The Global Cancer Summit, organized by the BioGenesis from 18-20 November 2015 at the J.N.Tata Auditorium, Indian Institute of Sciences Bengaluru, India.
  • Haritha H Nair, Balachandran S Vinod, Jayesh Antony, Minakshi Saikia and Ruby John Anto: Thymidylate synthase dependent NF-κB down-regulation plays pivotal role in efficacy of Curcumin in chemosensitizing breast cancer cells to 5-FU. 33rd annual convention of Indian Association for Cancer Research, at Kollam from February 13 to 15, 2014 (Best Poster Award)
  • Haritha H Nair, Balachandran S Vinod, Jayesh Antony, Minakshi Saikia, Ruby John Anto: Curcumin sensitizes breast cancer cells to 5-FU through thymidylate synthase- dependent downregulation of NF-κB: 3rd International Conference [Carcinogenesis 2012] on frontiers in carcinogenesis and preventive oncology: molecular mechanisms to therapeutics, New Delhi, India; 19-21November 2012 (Best Poster Award)
  • Balachandran S Vinod and Ruby John Anto, Resveratrol sensitizes breast cancer cells to apoptosis induced by Docetaxel, The International Cancer Research Symposium-2010: Defining and Translating Science behind the Disease’, December 20 -22, 2010, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Balachandran S Vinod, Vinesh Kumar TP and Ruby John Anto: Curcumin sensitizes breast cancer cells to apoptosis induced by 5-fluorouracil:28th Annual Convention of IACR and International Symposium on Emerging Challenges for Approaches in Cancer Biology, February 21-24 2009, jointly organized by Indian Institute of Sciences and JNCASR, Bangalore

Books Published

  • Proceedings of the National Seminar, New Horizons in Cancer Treatment and Prevention: From Bench to Bedside organized by Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, SN College, Kollam, sponsored by DST (SERB) & KSCSTE held from 16th to 17th March 2018 held at SN College, Kollam, ISBN 978-93-5300-765-2

Research Projects Undertaken

  • Evaluation of anticancer activity of Hemigraphis colorata, Student project awarded by KSCSTE (2019)

Orientation Courses Attended

  • Attended the 140th Orientation Programme [IT-Oriented] conducted by UGC-HRDC, Trivandrum from 01-01-2015 to 28-01-2015 sponsored by UGC

Refresher Courses Attended

  • Attended UGC-Sponsored Refresher Course in Environmental Sciences conducted by UGC-HRDC, Trivandrum from 02-02-2017 to 22-02-2017
  • Attended UGC-Sponsored Refresher Course in Life Sciences conducted by UGC-HRDC, Trivandrum from 11-07-2019 to 24-07-2019

Seminars/Workshops/Trainings Organised

  • World ozone day celebrations 2017 organized by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry sponsored by Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) on 20/09/2017 & 22/09/2017 at Sree Narayana College, Kollam
  • New Horizons in Cancer Treatment and Prevention: From Bench to Bedside organized by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry sponsored by DST (SERB) and Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) on 16/03/2018 to 17/03/2018 at Sree Narayana College, Kollam.
  • One day workshop on “Basic Bioinformatics Tools and Techniques” organized by Department of Biochemistry in collaboration with PTA Sree Narayana College, Kollam on 29/10/2019.
  • One day Seminar on “Drug discovery from Natural Sources: “Recent Trends and Advances” organized by Department of Biochemistry as part of the Multidisciplinary Annual Seminar Series AGORA-2020 on 24/02/2020
  • Awareness webinar on COVID19 entitled “Corona Virus Disease-2019: All You Need to Know’’ organized by Department of Biochemistry in association with IQAC, SN College, Kollam on 23/07/20.
  • Webinar on “Basics of Biomedical Nanotechnology” organized by Department of Biochemistry in association with IQAC on 10/10/2020

Seminars/Conferences Attended

  • International Webinar on “Recent Advances in Chemical Science” jointly organized by Postgraduate & Research Department of Chemistry and IQAC, Sree Narayana College, Kollam from 28th – 31st May 2020
  • One day seminar on wetlands, Climate Change and Future Security (World wetland day 2019) organized by Dept.of Zoology & Nature Club, SN College, Kollam on 8th February 2019 sponsored by KSCSTE
  • Two-day National Seminar on Recent Trends in Advanced Chemistry Research (RTACR-2017) organized by Dept. Of Chemistry on 25th and 26th may 2017 sponsored by DST (SERB) & KSCSTE at Sree Narayana College, Kollam.
  • World ozone day celebrations 2017 sponsored by Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) on 22nd September 2017 held at SN College, Kollam
  • Three Day National Seminar on Reaching the Unreached through Science and Technology (RURTST-2018) organized by Science departments of SN College, Kollam on 12/02/18 to 14/02/18 sponsored by Department of environment and Climate Change & The Indian Science Congress, Cochin Chapter at Sree Narayana College, Kollam
  • One day Seminar on Advanced Polymer Materials and Characterization organized by Dept. Of Chemistry on 13th March 2018 sponsored by Dr.K.Sundaresan Memorial Committe, Kollam.
  • 7th International Conference on Translational Cancer Research at IIT Madras from 8/02/18 to 11/02/18 sponsored by Society for Translational Cancer Research & IIT Madras
  • Three-day National Symposium on Innovative Trends in Chemical Education and Research: Hurdles and Challenges (ITCER 2017) organized by department of chemistry, SN college, Kollam from 22nd march 2017 to 24th    March 2017 sponsored by KSCSTE and BARC
  • Two-day National Seminar on Ground water Augmentation: Problems, constraints organized by Department of Chemistry, Sree Narayana College, Kollam on June 29 and 30, 2016

Workshops/Trainings Attended

  • Attended the Eight Days Faculty Development Programme on ‘OUTCOME BASED EDUCATION’ organized by IQAC, Sree Narayana College, Kollam in academic collaboration with Kerala State Higher Education Council from 14-06-2021 to 21-06-2021
  • Attended the Five Day Faculty Development Programme on ” Effective Teaching and Learning through Moodle” which was delivered as MOOC with Four quadrants, organized by the PG and Research Dept.of Physics combined with IQAC, SN College Kollam in association with The Kerala State Higher Education Council from 31 May 2021 to 4 June 2021
  • NPTEL E-Awareness workshop conducted by NPTEL, IIT Chennai along with Galgotias University, Uttar Pradesh on August 30, 2020
  • One Week online Short-term Faculty Development Programme on “ICT Tools for Teaching Learning Process- Post Pandemic Educational Strategies” which was delivered as MOOC with four quadrants, organised by Department of Physics and IQAC Sree Narayana College Kollam in collaboration with The Kerala State Higher Education Council from August 17-23, 2020
  • Short term course in “E-Teaching with Learning Management Systems”, 10-day online workshop Conducted by the All Kerala Private College Teachers Association in June 2020
  • 5 day online National Level Faculty Development programme on “Moodle-Learning Management System” from 19-05-2020 to 23-05-2020 organized by the Department of Computer Applications, MES College Marampally, in association with Spoken Tutorial, IIT Bombay.
  • One Week online Short-term Faculty Development Programme on “Implementation of Information and Communication Technology in Teaching” which was delivered as MOOC with four quadrants, organized by School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology in collaboration with The Kerala State Higher Education Council from July 18-24, 2020
  • Attended five day online hands-on workshop on Using Google Classroom: Effective Teaching Techniques from 27 April to 1 May 2020 conducted by the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), St Gregorios College, Kottarakara, Kerala.
  • One day Workshop on Public Financial Management System (PFMS) on 21st August, 2019 organized by IQAC, SN College, Kollam.
  • Two-day international workshop on Human Chromosomes sponsored by Directorate of Collegiate Education, Govt. of Kerala on 9th -10th January 2018 at University college, Trivandrum
  • One day Workshop on Career advancement scheme for college teachers under UGC regulations on 17/04/2017 sponsored by IQAC, SNC Kollam
  • Two-day workshop on Research Methodology, Writing Practices, Language and soft skills from 27/03/2017 to 28/03/2017 organized by department of chemistry, SN College, Kollam sponsored by KSCSTE

 Academic Responsibilities Undertaken

  • Member, Board of Question setters Biochemistry, SB College, Changanacherry
  • Reviewer : Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
  • Reviewer: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section B: Biological Sciences.
  • Reviewer: Plos One
  • Co-ordinator for the PG diploma course in Diagnostic Molecular Science, under UGC NSQF
  • Tutor: First semester B.Sc. Botany and Biotechnology

Duties Performed at College

  • Co-ordinator, DBT-STAR College Scheme 2020
  • Single Point Of Contact: NPTEL local chapter
  • Co-ordinator, Career Guidance and Placement Cell
  • Co-ordinator, Website Management Committee
  • Assistant State Public Information officer
  • Member, IQAC
  • Member, RUSA-PMC
  • Member PFMS
  • Member, NSQF
  • Editorial Member: Holistic thought
  • Member, Counselling centre

Awards/Honours/Patents

  • Enlisted in the World Scientist and University Rankings 2021 of The AD Scientific Index (Alper-Doger Scientific Index) compiled by the European Science Evaluation Centre, Germany (https://www.adscientificindex.com/scientist.php?id=408697)
  • Best Oral presentation at the Albertian Knowledge Summit: An International Conference on Multidisciplinary research- organized by St.Albert’s College, Ernakulam (11.01.2019)
  • Best Oral presentation at the National Seminar on Biomedical Research: Changing Paradigms Across Time from Jan 30th – Feb 1st 2019 organized by Dept.of Biochemistry, Govt.College, Kariavattom
  • Awarded the “ACTIVE SPOC”  based on performance and participation of candidates from SN College, Kollam NPTEL Local chapter for the Jan-Dec 2020 semester from NPTEL, IIT Madras
  • Awarded “Top Performing Mentor” in recognition of the role as mentor for the NPTEL Online Certification Course in Biomedical Nanotechnology        (Jan-Dec 2020) by NPTEL, IIT Madras

Collaboration/Consultancy

  • Research collaboration with Dr.Ruby John Anto, Scientist G, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Trivandrum
  • Academic collaboration with Sankar’s Health care and Diagnostics, Alappuzha

Biochemistry Department