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Department of Biotechnology

Faculty Profiles

Employee No:
20596
Name:
Dr. K.Kathiravan , Ph.D
Designation:
Assistant Professor
Specialization:
Biotechnology; Plant virology and Nanobiotechnology

Contacts

Address:

Office: Department of Biotechnology University of Madras Guindy Campus Chennai - 600025

Residence: C2, Vembuli Apartments, No. 10, South lock street, Kottur, Chennai-85. Land Mark; Near by Kottur puram railway station

Phone:

Off: 044-22202744

Res: 9600167346

Mobile: 9383625781

Achievements

  • DBT NICHE Overseas Fellowship Visiting fellowship Awarded by Department Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, New Delhi, at Dr. Amit Gal-On, Department of Virology, The Volcani center, Agriculture Research Organization, Ministry of Agriculture & state Rural Development, Bet-Dagan, ISRAEL
  • BOYSCAST Visiting fellowship Awarded by Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, New Delhi, at Dr. VICTOR GABA, The Volcani center, Agriculture Research Organization, Ministry of Agriculture & state Rural Development, Bet-Dagan, ISRAEL
  • SERC Visiting fellowship Awarded by Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, New Delhi, at National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India
  • Young Scientist Project Awarded by Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, New Delhi at Entomology Research Institute, Loyola College, Chennai.

Membership

National

  • Animal Ethical Committee Member, Institutiona Animal Ethical Committee, Guindy Campus, University of  Madras, Tamil Nadu, India.
  •    Bio-Safety Committee member, Institutional Bio Safety Committee, ERI, Loyola College, Chennai-34, Tamil Nadu, India.

International

  • The Society for In-Vitro Biology, USA.
  •  American Microbiological Society, USA.

Projects (Total Projects : 2)

  • Title : Diagnosis and Analysis of Molecular Diversity of White-fly Transmitted Begomoviruses in a Multi-Vegetable Cropping System of the State of Tamil Nadu.
    Duration : 2010-2013
    Funding Agency : University Grants C
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 9
  • Title : Development of Rapid Detection Method for the Identification of Begomoviruses based on Gold Nanoparticles Conjugated DNA Probe.
    Duration : 2011-2014
    Funding Agency : National Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, University of Madras.
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 5

Publications

Articles (Total Articles: 8)

  • Selection of Salt Tolerant Mulberry Callus Tissue from Cultured Hypocotyl Segments, in Frontiers in Plant Science, Edited by Irfan Ali Khan,  Kathiravan. K, Shajahan. A, Ganapathi. A,  Ukaaz Publications,  (1995),  311-313
  • Bioinformatics – Approaches and Applications: In Role of Biotechnology in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants,  Seshadri. S, Janarthanan. S, Kathiravan. K, Prakash. S, Elangomathavan. R, Ignacimuthu. S,  Ukaaz Publications,  (2002),  28-44
  • Medicinal Properties of Mushrooms – A Review in Role of Biotechnology in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Vol-VI Special Volume on Diseases, Edited by Irfan Ali Khan.,  Seshadri. S, Kathiravan. K, Ignacimuthu. S,  Ukaaz Publications,  (2002),  174-184
  • Plant Derived Chemotherapeutic Anticancer Agents, in Role of Biotechnology in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Vol-5 Special Edition on Cancer, Edited by Irfan Ali Khan.,  Kathiravan. K, Seshadri. S, Ignacimuthu. S,  Ukaaz Publications,  (2002),  68-73
  • Biotechnological Approaches on Medicinally Important Species of Tylophora indica ; in Role of Biotechnology in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants,  Prakash. S, Elangomathavan. R, Kathiravan. K, Seshadri. S, Ignacimuthu. S.,  Ukaaz Publications,  (2004), 
  • Biotechnological Interventions in Bioproductions of L-dopa – An Antiparkinision Drug : In Role of Biotechnology in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants,  Elangomathavan. R, Prakash. S, Kathiravan. K, Seshadri. S, Ignacimuthu. S.,  Ukaaz Publications,  (2004), 
  • Role of Micropropagation in the Conservation of some Important Medicinal Plants: In Role of Biotechnology in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants,  Kathiravan. K, Prakash. S, Elangomathavan. R, Seshadri. S, Ignacimuthu. S.,  Ukaaz Publications,  (2004), 
  • The Uses of Ultrasound in Plant Tissue Culture. FOBI Volume 6: Plant Tissue Culture Engineering, Ed by S. Dutta Gupta and Y. Ibaraki.,  Víctor Gaba, Kathiravan. K, Amutha. S, Sima Singer, Xia Xiaodi, Ananthakrishnan. G.,  Springer,  (2006),  417-426

Papers (Total Papers: 31)

  • Control of Sex Expression in Diocious Mulberry Tissue Culture.  ,  Shajahan. A, Kathiravan. K, Ganapathi. A,  Agricultural Cell Report,  23,  (1994),  355
  • Economic Micropropagation for Mulberry.,  Shajahan. A, Kathiravan. K, Ganapathi,  Indian Silk,  33,  (1995),  7
  • Isolation and Charaterization of NaCl Resistant Cell Line in Mulberry.,  Kathiravan. K, Shajahan. A, Ganapathi. A,  Biologia Plantarum,  37,  (1995),  449
  • A Regeneration of Plantlet from Hypocotyl Derived Callus of Morus alba (L.).,  Kathiravan. K, Shajahan. A, Ganapathi. A,  Israel Journal of Plant Science,  43,  (1995),  259
  • Evaluation of In-Vitro Response of Mulberry Genotypes.,  Kathiravan. K, Shajahan. A, Ganapathi. A,  Sericologia,  35,  (1995),  305
  • Introduction of Embryo Like Structure by liquid Culture in Mulberry Morus alba (L.).  ,  Shajahan. A, Kathiravan. K, Ganapathi. A,  Breeding Science,  45,  (1995),  413
  • Somatic Embryogenesis in Cell Suspension Culture of Cow Pea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.).,  Kulothungan. S, Ganapathi. A, Shajahan. A, Kathiravan. K,  Israel Journal of Plant Science,  43,  (1995),  385
  • Sex Reversal Studies and Hormonal Effects on Mulberry (Morus alba L.) in In-vitro.,  Shajahan. A, Kathiravan. K, Ganapathi. A,  Plant Tissue Culture,  6,  (1996),  35
  • Adventious Shoot Formation and Plant Regeneration from Callus Culture of Mulberry (Morus alba (L.)).,  Kathiravan. K, Shajahan. A, Ganapathi. A,  Sericologia,  37,  (1997),  727
  • In-vitro Shoot Proliferation and Propagation of Dendrocalamus Strictus (Nees.) from seedling and Mature Tree Explants.,  Ravikumar. R, Ananthakrishnan. T, Kathiravan. K, Ganapathi. A,  Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture,  52,  (1998),  189
  • Micropropagation of Canavalia Virosa (Roxp) Wight & Am: A Medicinal Plant.,  Kathiravan. K, Ignacimuthu. S,  Phytomorphology,  49,  (1999),  61
  • Micropropagation of Wedelia calendulaceae L. A Medicinal Plant.,  Emmanuel. S, Ignacimuthu. S, Kathiravan. K,  Phytomorphology,  50,  (2000),  195
  • The Effect of Thidiazuron and BAP on shoot Multiplication of Solanum Triobatum L. A  Medicinal Plant.,  Emmanuel. S, Ignacimuthu. S, Kathiravan. K,  Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Sciences,  22,  (2000),  71
  • Developments in application of Biotechnology for Grain Legumes Production- A Review.,  Kathiravan. K, Seshadri. S, Ignacimuthu. S.,  Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology,  2,  (2001),  1
  • Hybanthus enneaspermus (L. f.) Muell.- Micropopagation and RAPD Analysis.,  Prakash. S, Kathiravan. K, Seshadri. S, Janarthanan. S, Ignacimuthu. S.,  Tropical Medicinal Plants,  2,  (2001),  253
  • Commercial Introduction of Transgenic in Developing Countries - Some points to Ponder.,  Seshadri. S, Kathiravan. K, Ignacimuthu. S, Janarthanan. S,  Eubios Journal of Asian International Bioethics,  12,  (2002),  57
  • Using RAPD Markers to Investigate Genetic Variation in Spodoptera Litura Ecotype.,  Janarthanan. S, Seshadri. S, Kathiravan. K, Ignacimuthu. S,  Indian Journal of Experimental Biology,  40,  (2002),  839
  • Screening of Canavalia Virosa for Alpha- Amylase Inhibitor Gene.,  Janarthanan. S, Seshadri. S, Kathiravan. K, Prakash. S, Ignacimuthu. S,  Journal of Cytology and Genetics,  3,  (2002),  105
  • Purification and Characterization of Seed Lectin from a Wild Bean, Canavalia virosa Wight & Am.,  Janarthanan. S, Seshadri. S, Kathiravan. K, Ignacimuthu. S,  Journal of Cytology and Genetics,  3,  (2002),  149
  • Efficient Regeneration of Curcuma amada Roxb. Plantlets from Rhizome and Leaf  Sheath Explants.,  Prakash. S, Elangomathavan. R, Seshadri. S, Kathiravan. K, Ignacimuthu. S,  Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture,  4204,  (2003),  1
  • High Frequency In-vitro Propagation of Kidney Tea Plant Orthosiphon spiralis (Lour.) Mur.,  Prakash. S, Elangomathavan. R, Seshadri. S, Kathiravan. K, Ignacimuthu. S,  Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture,  72,  (2003),  83
  • Comparison of Insecticide Resistant and Susceptible Strains of Spodoptera litura for Esterase Gene.,  Janarthanan. S, Seshadri. S, Kathiravan. K, Ignacimuthu. S.,  Indian Journal Biotechnology,  2,  (2003),  539
  • Improvment of Photography in Plant Tissue Culture.,  Victor Gaba, Danny Shavit, Kathiravan. K,  In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology - Plant,  40,  (2004),  536
  • Adventitious Regeneration In-vitro Occurs Across a Wide Spectrum os Squash (Cucurbita Pepo) Genotypes.,  Kathiravan. K, Vengedesan. G, Sima Singer, Benjamin Steinitz, Harry S. Paris, Victor Gaba,  Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture,  85,  (285),  2006
  • Plant Regeneration Through Micropropagation from Nodal Explants of Critically Endangered Plant Exacum travancoricum Bedd.,  Elangomathavan. R, Prakash. S, Kathiravan. K, Seshadri. S, Ignacimuthu. S,  Journal of Plant Biotechnology,  8,  (2006),  51
  • Phyllanthin Assisted Biosynthesis of Silver and Gold Nanoparticles: A Novel Biological Approach.,  Kasthuri. J, Kathiravan. K, Rajendiran. N.,  Journal of Nanopartical Research,  11,  (2009),  1075
  • Parasitic Weed Orobanche Aegyptiaca can Acquire Viruses from its Hosts.,  2Naglis. A, Aly. R, Leibman. D, Kathiravan. K, Holdengraber. V, Lapidot. M, Zidne. H, and Gal-On. A,  Journal of Phytoparasitica,  37,  (2009),  262
  • Adventitious Shoot Formation in Decapitated Dicotyledonous Seedlings Starts with Regeneration of Abnormal Leaves from Cell not Located in a Shoot Apical Meristem.,  Amutha. S, Kathiravan. K, Sima Singer, Liana Jashi, Ilan Shomer, Benjamin Steinitz, Victor Gaba,  In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology - Plant,  45,  (2009),  758
  • Broomrape Can Acquire Viruses from its Hosts.,  Gal-On. A, Naglis. A, Leibman. D, Ziadna. H, Kathiravan. K, Papayiannis. L, Holdengraber. V, Guenoune-Gelbert. D, Lapidot. M, Aly. R,  American Phytopathological Society,  99,  (2009),  1321
  • Class-based Stratification Matrix for Physical Leaf Traitsin Phenetic  Relations of Withania Somnifera (L.) Dunal Accessions.,  Aslam. A, Mohamed Rafi. K, Kathiravan. K, Shajahan. A,  Plant Systematics and Evolution,  288,  (2010),  99
  • Facile Synthesis of Bile Salt Encapsulated Gold Nanoparticles and its Uses in Colorimetric Detection of DNA.,  Chandirasekar. S, Dharanivasan. G, Kasthuri. J, Kathiravan. K, Rajendiran. N.,  Journal of Physical Chemistry C,  115,  (2011),  15266

Seminar / Conference / Workshop

National

  • Attended in National conference on “ Advances in Plant Pathology” on 11th – 12th March, 2010 at Centre for Advanced Studies in Botany, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai- 600 025, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Organiser for the Workshop entitled “Animal Ethical Issues and GLP for Animal Handling” on 17th – 18th March, 2010 organized by Institutional Animal Ethical Committee, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai-600 025, Tamil Nadu, India.

International

  •       Participated in the China-Israel workshop on Genetic and Molecular Research on Plants – Towards Application in Agriculture, organized by The Israel Science Foundation at The Israel Academy of Science and Humanities, Jerusalem, from 28 October 2008 to 29 October 2008.
  •        Paper Presented at  MARD sponsored scientific symposium entitled on Frontiers in Agriculture – Abiotics and Biotics Stress in Plants conducted by Faculty of Agricultural Technology, Al-Balqa applied University, Jordan, from 03 November 2008 to 07 November 2008.
  • Poster presented in “International Symposium on Current Status and Opportunities in Aromatic & medicinal Plants” entitled on “Phyllanthus Assisted Biosynthesis of Silver and Gold Nanoparticles : A Novel Biological Approach”  (AROMED) on 21st -24th February, 2010 at Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Near Kukrail Picnic Spot, Lucknow – 226 015, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • Poster presented in “International Conference on Whitefly and Thrips Transmitted Viruses” entitled “Viral disease in Watermelon plant in state of Tamilnadu - a field Survey report” on 27th -28th August, 2010 at University of Delhi - South Campus, New Delhi –110021, India.

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  • Ph.D Awarded
    Ph.D Students 4
    M.Phil Awarded
    M.Phil Students
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