Biotechnology Department

OUR DEPARTMENTS

Dr. Swetha S

[email protected]
9446101513

Name

  • Dr. Swetha S

Designation

  • Assistant Professor

Edu. Qualifications

  • M Sc Microbiology, CSIR-UGC NET Lectureship in LIFE-SCIENCES,Ph D inBiotechnology

Areas of Interest/Specialisation

  • Microbial and enzyme technology, Molecular and cell biology

Courses/subject

  •  PG & UG Biotechnology

Field of Research

  • Microbial Biotechnology

Memberships in Learned Bodies/Societies, If Any

  • Life member of Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI)
  • Life member of Asian Federation of Biotechnology

Research Papers Published

  • Swetha Sivaramakrishnan, Dhanya Gangadharan, Kesavan Madhavan Nampoothiri, Carlos Ricardo Soccol & Ashok Pandey, α-Amylases from microbial sources- An overview on recent developments, Food Technol. Biotechnol., 2006, 44,173-184
  • Swetha Sivaramakrishnan, Dhanya Gangadharan, Kesavan Madhavan Nampoothiri, Carlos Ricardo Soccol & Ashok Pandey, Alpha amylase production by Aspergillus oryzae employing solid state fermentation, J. Sci. Ind. Res., 2007, 66, 621-626
  • Dhanya Gangadharan, Swetha Sivaramakrishnan, Kesavan Madhavan Nampoothiri & Ashok Pandey, Solid culturing of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens for alpha amylase production, Food Technol. Biotechnol., 2006, 44, 269-274
  • Dhanya Gangadharan, Swetha Sivaramakrishnan, K Madhavan Nampoothiri, Rajeev K Sukumaran & Ashok Pandey, Response surface methodology for the optimization of alpha amylase production by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, Bioresour. Technol.,2008, 99, 4597-4602
  • Dhanya Gangadharan, Swetha Sivaramakrishnan, K. Madhavan Nampoothiri and Ashok Pandey, Biochemical Characterization of Raw-starch-digesting Alpha Amylase Purified from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol., 2009, 158, 653-662
  • Dhanya Gangadharan, K. Madhavan Nampoothiri, Swetha Sivaramakrishnan and Ashok Pandey, Effective hydrolysis of soluble and raw starch by immobilized alpha amylase, Food Res. Int., 2009, 42, 436-442
  • Dhanya Gangadharan, Swetha Sivaramakrishnan, Ashok Pandey & Kesavan Madhavan Nampoothiri, Folate producing lactic acid bacteria from cow’s milk with probiotic characteristics, Int. J. Dairy Technol., 2010, 63, 339-348

Book Chapters Published

  • Swetha Sivaramakrishnan and Dhanya Gangadharan (2009) Edible oil cakes. In: Biotechnology for Agro-Industrial Residues Utilisation: Utilisation of Agro-Residues, Nigam PS, Pandey A (eds) Springer, pp. 254-267. ISBN 978-1-4020-9941-0
  • Dhanya Gangadharan and Swetha Sivaramakrishnan (2009) Amylolytic enzymes. In: Biotechnology for Agro-Industrial Residues Utilisation: Utilisation of Agro-Residues, Nigam PS, Pandey A (eds) Springer, pp. 360-367. ISBN 978-1-4020-9941-0

Seminars/Conferences Attended

  • Swetha Sivaramakrishnan, Dhanya Gangadharan, Kesavan Madhavan Nampoothiri & Ashok Pandey. Utilization of various agro-residues for fungal α-amylase production, Poster presented at National Conference on “Path to Health- Biotechnology Revolutions in India” & 2nd Convention of BRSI, 24-26 November 2005, Anna University, Chennai, India
  • Swetha Sivaramakrishnan, Dhanya Gangadharan, Kesavan Madhavan Nampoothiri & Ashok Pandey. Alpha amylase production: SSF vs SmF, Poster presented at 2nd International Congress on Bioprocesses in Food Industries”(ICBF), 18-21 June 2006, University of Patras, Patras, Greece

Workshops Attended

  • National Conference & Workshop on Molecular Modeling held at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram from 21-24 March 2006.
  • Workshop for Master Trainers of FYUGP (Four Year UG Prohramme) conducted by Kerala State Higher Education Council at Mahatma Gandhi University from 12-13 October 2023

Academic Responsibilities Undertaken

DLAC Co-ordinator, FYUGP 2024, Biotechnology Department

Department Level IQAC Co-ordinator, Biotechnology Department

Any other Duties Performed at College

  • Member, Green Protocol Monitoring Committee
  • Member, Antiragging Squad
  • Member, Atal Ranking Committee