Qualification: 
MSc, BSc
amritasalim@am.amrita.edu
Phone: 
+91 812927613

Amrita Salim currently serves as a Junior Research Fellow at Amrita School of Biotechnology. She received her M.Sc in Microbiology from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in 2015.

ALMA MATER

  • M.Sc Microbiology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (2015)
  • B.Sc Microbiology, Presentation College of Applied Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University (2010)
     

AWARDS /HONORS

  • Awarded with junior research fellowship from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.
  • Selected for IC-IMPACTS summer institute on Nanotechnology at University Of Alberta, Canada.
     

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

  • The project entitled Isolation and characterization of alkaline protease from Bacillus subtilis in soil at Unibiosys biotech research lab, Ernakulam.
  • The project entitled Isolation and characterization of bacteriophages against enteric pathogens under the guidance of Dr.Sanjay Pal, Assistant Professor, Amrita School Of Biotechnology.
     

ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECT

Bacteriophages to Target and kill Enteric Pathogens and Odor Producing Bacteria in Sewage Water / Funded by DBT - BIRAC - BMGF (Govt. of India - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation). 

Publications

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Title

2020

Pradeesh Babu, Veedu, A. Palillam, Vidhya Prakash, Megha Prasad, Amrita Salim, Madhavan, A., Dr. Bipin G. Nair, and Pal, S., “Draft Genome Sequence of a Lactobacillus fermentum Strain Isolated from Domestic Sewage in Kerala, India”, Microbiology Resource Announcements, vol. 9, 2020.[Abstract]


We report the draft genome sequence of a putative probiotic strain, Lactobacillus fermentum ASBT-2, isolated from domestic sewage in Kerala, India. The strain showed probiotic properties (tolerance to low pH and bile salts, binding to host matrix) and reduced the coliform count by 90% in a biofilter used to treat wastewater. More »»

2019

Amrita Salim, Babu, P., Mohan, K., Moorthy, M., Raj, D., Thirumeni, S. Kallampill, Suresh, S., Ajith Madhavan, Dr. Bipin G. Nair, Chattopadhyay, S., and Dr. Sanjay Pal, “Draft Genome Sequence of an Escherichia coli Sequence Type 155 Strain Isolated from Sewage in Kerala, India”, Microbiology Resource Announcements, vol. 8, 2019.[Abstract]


We report the draft genome sequence of Escherichia coli ASBT-1, a representative of E. coli sequence type 155 (ST155), obtained from India. Considering the known wide variety of pathogenic and antibiotic resistance potentials, this strain should be of great interest for detailed comparative genomic analysis.

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Publication Type: Patent

Year of Publication Title

2018

S. Pal, Dr. Bipin G. Nair, Ajith Madhavan, Pradeesh Babu, Amrita Salim, P., C., Stanely, J., and Babu, S., “Methods and devices for detecting antimicrobial resistant bacteria using bacteriophages”, U.S. Patent 2017410206692018.

Publication Type: Conference Paper

Year of Publication Title

2018

Pradeesh Babu, S. J. Poornendu, Amrita Salim, Ajith Madhavan, Dr. Bipin G. Nair, and Dr. Sanjay Pal, “Resazurin based redox dye as an indicator for monitoring wastewater biological activity”, in Innovative Strategies for Sustainable Water Management (ISSWM-2017), Punjab, India, 2018.