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Ms. Suja Subhash

Assistant Professor (Sr. Gr.) , School of Biotechnology, Amritapuri

Qualification: MSc
sujasubhash@am.amrita.edu
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Research Interest: Bacterial Biofilm Studies, Natural product Lead Discovery, Proteomics and Biomarker Discovery, Sanitation Biotechnology

Bio

Suja Subhash currently serves as Assistant Professor (Sr. Grd.) at Amrita School of Biotechnology, Amritapuri. She received her Master’s in Microbiology from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore in 2009.

Professional Affiliations (Roles): Currently serves as Academic coordinator UG Programs, School of Biotechnology.

Publications

Journal Article

Year : 2022

Aspergillus niger Culture Filtrate (ACF) Mediated Biocontrol of Enteric Pathogens in Wastewater

Cite this Research Publication : Suja Subhash, Pradeesh Babu, Amrutha Vijayakumar, Reshma A S, Ajith Madhavan, Bipin G. Nair, Sanjay Pal. "Aspergillus niger Culture Filtrate (ACF) Mediated Biocontrol of Enteric Pathogens in Wastewater". Water, 2022,14, 119.

Publisher : MDPI

Year : 2018

Screening of Nematicidal Activities of Biocontrol fungi Aspergillus Niger and Penicillium oxalicum using C. Elegans as Model

Cite this Research Publication : S. Subhash, A. B. Kuruvelil, Aswathi, P. V., K. Deepasree, C. D. Navyamol, Das N. P. V., P. Prasad, Dr. Bipin G. Nair, and Dr. Sanjay Pal, “Screening of nematicidal activities of biocontrol fungi Aspergillus niger and Penicillium oxalicum using C. elegans as model”, Pollution Research Paper, vol. 37, pp. 128-134, 2018

Publisher : Pollution Research Paper

Conference Paper

Year : 2016

Antagonistic effect of fungal enzymes on nematodes, C.elegans as a model organism

Cite this Research Publication : S. Subhash, “Antagonistic effect of fungal enzymes on nematodes, C.elegans as a model organism”, in Proceedings of NGBT , 2016.

Publisher : Proceedings of NGBT (2016)

Year : 2016

Production, Optimization and Characterization of efficient Chitinase producing Aspergillus spp

Cite this Research Publication : S. Subhash, “Production, Optimization and Characterization of efficient Chitinase producing Aspergillus spp”, in new horizons in Biotechnology, 2016.

Publisher : New Horizons in Biotechnology (2016)

Conference Proceedings

Year : 2022

Screening of primary and secondary metabolites in Aspergillus niger for its application in wastewater treatment

Cite this Research Publication : Subhash et al., “Screening of primary and secondary metabolites in Aspergillus niger for its application in wastewater treatment “ Proceedings of 34th Kerala Science congress, 2022.

Publisher : Proceedings of 34th Kerala Science congress

Year : 2021

Partial purification and characterization of alkaline serine protease from Penicillium citrinum Amrita2K18 isolate MN243683.1 and evaluation of its biocontrol potential

Cite this Research Publication : S. Subhash, “Partial purification and characterization of alkaline serine protease from Penicillium citrinum Amrita2K18 isolate MN243683.1 and evaluation of its biocontrol potential”, Proceedings of International Conference on Biotechnology for Sustainable Agriculture, Environment and Health (BSAEH-2021).

Publisher : BSAEH-2021

Year : 2018

Screening of phytochemicals for antifungal activity against the soft rot disease caused by Fusarium oxysporum

Cite this Research Publication : S. Subhash, “Screening of phytochemicals for antifungal activity against the soft rot disease caused by Fusarium oxysporum”, Proceedings of International seminar on Phytochemistry. 2018.

Publisher : Proceedings of International seminar on Phytochemistry

Year : 2017

Effect of environmental factors on Klebsiella pneumoniae biofilm formation

Cite this Research Publication : S. Subhash, “Effect of environmental factors on Klebsiella pneumoniae biofilm formation”, Proceedings of 27th Swadeshi Science Congress. 2017.

Publisher : Proceedings of 27th Swadeshi Science Congress

Year : 2015

Inhibitory Effect of Plant Extracts on Siderophores Production by Klebsiella Pneumoniae

Cite this Research Publication : S. Subhash, Anupama Nair J, Ardra Sanalkumar, Devi L. Krishna, Gokul S. Das, Shilpa Ajith, Swathy S. Kumar, and Dr. Bipin G. Nair, “Inhibitory effect of plant extracts on siderophores production by Klebsiella pneumoniae”, Proceedings of 27 Kerala Science Congress. p. 34, 2015.

Publisher : Proceedings of 27 Kerala Science Congress

Year : 2014

Studies on the Effect of Fungal Enzymes on Klebsiella Biofilm Inhibition

Cite this Research Publication : S. Subhash, Aswathy A., Aswathy P., Disha Nair, Priyanka Poulouse, Priyanka V. J., and Dr. Bipin G. Nair, “Studies on the effect of fungal enzymes on Klebsiella Biofilm inhibition”, Amrita Bioquest 2013. Elsevier publications, Amrita School of Engineering, p. 489, 2014.

Publisher : Amrita Bioquest 2013. Elsevier publications

Educational Qualification
  • 2007 – 2009: M. Sc. (Microbiology),
    CMS College of Science and Commerce, Coimbatore, Bharathiar university
  • 2004 – 2007: B. Sc. (Microbiology),
    CMS College of Science and Commerce, Coimbatore, Bharathiar university
Awards/ Honors/ Recognitions
  • CSIR – National Eligibility Test (NET) for Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Lectureship in Indian Universities (2017)
  • 2004 – 2007: Rank holder in Bharathiar University (B.Sc Microbiology)
Major Research Interests
  • Control of enteric pathogens in sewage by exploring the biocontrol potential of fungi.
  • Production and characterization of Proteases from Penicillium citrinum.
  • Anthelminthic studies using Caenorhabditis elegans as a model nematode.
  • Control of Fusarium infections in ginger plant using Plumbagin.

Labs you are associated with  

Sanitation Biotechnology Lab

  • Funded Projects
    1. Completed :Development of bacteriophages and lytic agents to target and kill pathogens and odour-producing bacteria in fecal waste / Funded by DBT-BIRAC-BMGF (Govt of India – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
BRITE or Other School Projects  

BRITE Projects:

  • 2012: Studies on the effect of fungal enzymes on bacterial biofilm inhibition-Priyanka Poulose ,Priyanka V.J ,Aswathy .P. Nair , Aswathy .A, Disha Nair
  • 2013: Effect of environmental factors on Klebsiella biofilm formation- Asha.K.N,  Chinnu Rose Joseph, Harikumar.R.S, Thushara.C.P, Vinija.V
  • 2014: Inhibitory effect of plant extracts on siderophore  production in Klebsiella pneumoniae- Anupama J Nair, Ardra Sanalkumar, Devi Krishna L, Gokul S Das,Shilpa Ajith, Swathy S Kumar
  • 2015: Biofibres from agricultural wastes: biobleaching of banana fibre using microbial enzymes- Gopika.J,  ReshmaRajan,Susmi Shine . K ,VidyaViswan
  • Production optimization and characterization of chitinase enzyme produced by Aspergillus spp.,- Aji Johny, Aneesh Kumar, Nitthya K, Shyamili Goutham,Swathy S Pillai
  • 2016: Antagonistic effects of fungi on nematodes, C.elegans as a model organism-  Adithya.P, Anandhu Presannan , Arya M S ,  Lakshmi P R ,Salini S S
  • 2017: Enzymatic analysis and invitro ovicidal effect of nematophagous fungi on C.elegans-  Anu B Kuruvelil, Aswathi P.V, Deepasree K, Navyamol C.D, Nimisha Das P.V
  • 2018: Identification of nematophagous fungi and evaluation of its biocontrol efficacy on C.elegans- A Arish Arasu, Aiswarya. N, Anjali Krishna ,Ardra .P .S,K. U. Meera,Parvati Ashok Palankar,Swetha .S . Mani
  • Screening of phytochemicals for antifungal activity against soft rot disease caused by Fusarium oxysporum”- Khaderbad Maruthi Sai Muni Yasaswi, Ashwin P Nambiar, Nidhin PT, Sreelekshmi S, Arya R, Muhammed Sha Ashil K S, Akshay M
  • 2019: Characterization of crude protease from Penicillium citrinum and its potential as a biocontrol agent- Adithya Shaji,Amruta S Menon,Chesvin Varghese,N.  Fadila ,Reshma Suresh,Smaran Banerjee, Sreelakshmi Ashok
  • 2020: Characterization of protease from Penicillium citrinum and its potential as a biocontrol agent on C. elegans- Abhirami.M, Anjitha.S, Archana.L,Arsha.S.Raju , Manish.M , Sreelakshmi Sethumadhavan

MSc Projects:

  • 2018: Effect of Aspergillus niger spent media against enteric pathogens- Reshma.A.S
  • 2020: Potential application of Aspergillus niger and Pseudomonas isolates in the biocontrol of enteric pathogens- Radhika R Krishnan
Teaching (Course Code, Course Name)
  • MIC205/Virology/3 Credits/B.Sc. Biotechnology & B.Sc. Microbiology/Semester 3
  • MIC317/Environmental & Agricultural Microbiology/3 Credits/B.Sc. Microbiology/Semester 5
  • MIC385-Industrial Microbiology Lab/2 Credits/B.Sc. Microbiology/Semeste 5
  • MIC480/Microbiology Lab/2 Credits/M.Sc. Biotechnology/Semester 1
  • BIO418/Industrial Biotechnology/2 Credits/M.Sc. Biotechnology & M.Sc. Microbiology/Semester 2
  • BIO485/Industrial Biotechnology Lab/2 Credits/M.Sc. Biotechnology & M.Sc. Microbiology/Semester 3
  • MIC509/Environmental & Agricultural Microbiology/3 Credits/M.Sc. Microbiology/Semester 3
  • (MIC311)/Parasitology/3 Credits/B.Sc. Microbiology/Semester 6
  • BIO399/ Project/7 Credits/B.Sc Biotechnology & B.Sc. Microbiology/Semester 6
Funded Research Projects

Development of bacteriophages and lytic agents to target and kill pathogens and odour-producing bacteria in fecal waste / Funded by DBT-BIRAC-BMGF (Govt of India – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)2014-2016

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