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Dr. Sobha V. Nair

Associate Professor, School of Biotechnology, Amritapuri

Qualification: Ph.D
sobhavn@am.amrita.edu

Bio

Dr. Sobha V. Nair currently serves as Associate Professor at the School of Biotechnology. Ph. D. in Chemistry(Polymer Technology), MG University in 2006. Dr. Nair joins us from PES-IT, Bangalore.

Awards and Scholarships

  • Research Fellow, Polymer Interface & Adhesion Laboratory, POSTECH, S. Korea (Aug 2003)
  • DST-DAAD Fellow, Institut fuer Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH, Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany (Mar 2002)
  • Young Scientist Award, Indian Science Congress 2003, Bangalore, India
  • Best Presentation Award, TATHVA 2003, National Conference held at National Institute of Technology, Calicut
  • CSIR Senior Research Fellowship
  • Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering(GATE)

Research Interests

  • Bioconjugate Chemistry: Protein Chemistry, Chemical Conjugates and their applications
  • Molecular Recognition
  • Polymer Blends: Reactive compatibilization, Morphology, Mechanical, Dynamic mechanical, Thermal and Rheological properties

 

Publications

Journal Article

Year : 2020

RECK and TIMP-2 mediate inhibition of MMP-2 and MMP-9 by Annona muricata

Cite this Research Publication : Drishya G., Dr. Jyotsna Nambiar, Sanu K. Shaji, Muralidharan Vanuopadath, Achuthan A., Kumar Abishek, Alias Ashna, Ayesha Sherif, Catherine Joseph, Divya P., Damu Sunilkumar, Chinchu Bose, Dr. Sobha V. Nair, S. Sudarslal, Dr. Geetha Kumar, Lakshmi S., and Dr. Bipin G. Nair, “RECK and TIMP-2 mediate inhibition of MMP-2 and MMP-9 by Annona muricata”, Journal of Biosciences, vol. 45, no. 1, pp. 1-11, 2020.

Publisher : Journal of Biosciences

Year : 2018

Computational study of molecular electrostatic potential, docking and dynamics simulations of gallic acid derivatives as ABL inhibitors.

Cite this Research Publication : K. R. Raghi, Sherin, D. R., Saumya, M. J., Arun, P. S., Dr. Sobha V. Nair, and Manojkumar, T. K., “Computational study of molecular electrostatic potential, docking and dynamics simulations of gallic acid derivatives as ABL inhibitors.”, Comput Biol Chem, vol. 74, pp. 239-246, 2018

Publisher : Comput Biol Chem

Year : 2010

Luminescent Quantum Clusters of Gold in Bulk by Albumin-induced Core Etching of Nanoparticles: Metal ion Sensing, Metal-enhanced Luminescence, and Biolabeling

Cite this Research Publication : M. A. H. Muhammed, Verma, P. K., Pal, S. K., Retnakumari, A., Koyakutty, M., Nair, S. V., and Pradeep, T., “Luminescent Quantum Clusters of Gold in Bulk by Albumin-induced Core Etching of Nanoparticles: Metal ion Sensing, Metal-enhanced Luminescence, and Biolabeling”, Chemistry - A European Journal, vol. 16, pp. 10103-10112, 2010.

Publisher : Chemistry - A European Journal

Year : 2006

Effect of reactive compatibilisation on the phase morphology and tensile properties of PA12/PP blends

Cite this Research Publication : S. Jose, Dr. Sobha V. Nair, Thomas, S., and Karger-Kocsis, J., “Effect of reactive compatibilisation on the phase morphology and tensile properties of PA12/PP blends”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol. 99, pp. 2640-2660, 2006

Publisher : Journal of Applied Polymer Science

Year : 2005

Toughening of polycarbonate: Effect of particle size and rubber phase contents of the core‐shell impact modifier

Cite this Research Publication : K. Cho, Yang, J., Yoon, S., Hwang, M., and Dr. Sobha V. Nair, “Toughening of polycarbonate: Effect of particle size and rubber phase contents of the core‐shell impact modifier”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol. 95, pp. 748-755, 2005.

Publisher : Journal of Applied Polymer Science

Year : 2003

Mechanical and viscoelastic behavior of natural rubber and carboxylated styrene-butadiene rubber latex blends

Cite this Research Publication : R. Stephen, Raju, K. V. S. N., Dr. Sobha V. Nair, Varghese, S., Oommen, Z., and Thomas, S., “Mechanical and viscoelastic behavior of natural rubber and carboxylated styrene-butadiene rubber latex blends”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol. 88, pp. 2639-2648, 2003

Publisher : Journal of Applied Polymer Science

Year : 2003

Blends of nylon/acrylonitrile butadiene rubber: Effects of blend ratio, dynamic vulcanization and reactive compatibilization on rheology and extrudate morphology

Cite this Research Publication : R. C. Kumar, Dr. Sobha V. Nair, George, K. E., Oommen, Z., and Thomas, S., “Blends of nylon/acrylonitrile butadiene rubber: Effects of blend ratio, dynamic vulcanization and reactive compatibilization on rheology and extrudate morphology”, Polymer Engineering & Science, vol. 43, pp. 1555-1565, 2003.

Publisher : Polymer Engineering & Science

Year : 2002

Melt elasticity and flow activation energy of nylon 6/polystyrene blends

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Sobha V. Nair, Oommen, Z., and Sabu Thomas, “Melt elasticity and flow activation energy of nylon 6/polystyrene blends”, Materials Letters, vol. 57, pp. 475 - 480, 2002.

Publisher : Materials Letters, Volume 57, Number 2,

Year : 2002

Phase morphology development and melt rheological behavior in nylon 6/polystyrene blends

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Sobha V. Nair, Oommen, Z., and Thomas, S., “Phase morphology development and melt rheological behavior in nylon 6/polystyrene blends”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol. 86, pp. 3537-3555, 2002

Publisher : Journal of Applied Polymer Science

Year : 2000

Phase Morphology Development in nylon/PS blends

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Sobha V. Nair, Stephen, R., Oommen, Z., and Sabu Thomas, “Phase Morphology Development in nylon/PS blends”, nternational Plastics Engineering and Technology, vol. 4, no. 1, 2000.

Publisher : International Plastics Engineering and Technology

Year : 2000

The role of crosslinking and crystallisation on the transport characteristics of ethylene–propylene rubber membranes

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Sobha V. Nair, Sreekala, M. S., Unnikrishnan, G., Johnson, T., Sabu Thomas, and Groeninckx, G., “The role of crosslinking and crystallisation on the transport characteristics of ethylene–propylene rubber membranes”, Journal of Membrane Science, vol. 177, pp. 1 - 7, 2000

Publisher : Journal of Membrane Science

Conference Paper

Year : 2013

Novel chemically modified chitosans: Synthesis and applications

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Sobha V. Nair, Krishnan, R., B, A. Merlin K., and Chandran, R. P., “Novel chemically modified chitosans: Synthesis and applications”, in Amrita Bioquest, 2013.

Publisher : Amrita Bioquest

Conference Proceedings

Year : 2019

Applications of a 3-revolute orientation sensing mechanism (3-ROSM) in controlling a camera

Cite this Research Publication : Shasa A. Antao, Nair V. S., and Rajeevlochana G. Chittawadigi, “Applications of a 3-revolute orientation sensing mechanism (3-ROSM) in controlling a camera”, Rajeevlochana G. Chittawadigi, vol. 72. Springer Netherlands, pp. 177-187, 2017.

Publisher : Mechanisms and Machine Science

Patents

Year : 2018, 2019

Detergent compatible assay for protein estimation

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Sobha V. Nair, Nair, P. Chandran R., Nair, B., and Ajayan, K., “Detergent Compatible Assay for Protein Estimation”, U.S. Patent 16/366865 2019

Publisher : Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Kollam, IN)

Year : 2018, 2019

Detergent compatible assay for protein estimation

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Sobha V. Nair, Nair, P. Chandran R., Nair, B., and Ajayan, K., “Detergent Compatible Assay for Protein Estimation”, U.S. Patent 16/366865 2019

Publisher : Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Kollam, IN)

Teaching
  • BIO103 | Biochemistry | 3 Credits | B.Sc. Biotechnology & B.Sc. Microbiology Semester 2
  • BIO180 | Biochemistry Laboratory | 2 Credits | B.Sc. Biotechnology & B.Sc. Microbiology Semester 2
  • BIO311 | Bioenergetics & Metabolism | 3 Credits | B.Sc. Biotechnology Semester 5
  • BIO419 | Biochemistry | 4 Credits | M.Sc. Biotechnology & M.Sc. Microbiology Semester 1
  • BIO456 | Advanced Biochemistry | 3 Credits | M.Sc. Biotechnology & M.Sc. Microbiology Semester 2
  • MIC214 | Microbial Physiology and Metabolism | 4 Credits | B.Sc. Microbiology Semester 4
  • BIO482 | Biochemistry Lab | 2 Credits | M.Sc. Microbiology & M.Sc. Biotechnology Semester 1

 

Invited Talks/Proceedings

Patents Filed

  • United States Patent Application No. US 2019/0219591 A1
  • Indian Patent Application No. 201841012852

Conferences (Invited Talks/Proceedings)

  • 2019: Sobha V. Nair and R. Prakash Chandran, Bioconjugate Chemistry of Activated Furfurals:Applications, International Conference on Photochemistry and Sustainable Energy(ICPSE 2019), Alappuzha, October 2019 (Invited Talk)
  • 2017: Krishnaraj K.U., Sobha Vijayan Nair, R.Prakash Chandran, Solvolytic reactions of α-Oxoketene Dithioacetals: A green chemistry approach to β-Oxo thiolcarboxylates, International Conference on Tropical Plants and Molecular Design, TKM College of Arts and Science, Kollam, Feb 2017 (Poster)
  • 2013: Sobha V. Nair, Krishnan, R., B, A. Merlin K., and R.Prakash Chandran , Novel chemically modified chitosans: Synthesis and applications, Amrita Bioquest, 2013 (Poster)
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