Kural இழுக்கல் உடையுழி ஊற்றுக்கோல் அற்றே ஒழுக்க முடையார்வாய்ச் சொல்.       In English: Virtuous men's wisdom is found A strong staff on slippery ground.

Department of Botany

Faculty Profiles

Employee No:
Name:
Dr. N. Raaman , Ph.D.
Designation:
Director
Specialization:
Mycorrhizal Biotechnology , Phytochemistry , Herbal Medicine, Plant Tissue Culture , Environmental Microbiology

Contacts

Address:

Office: Centre for Advanced Studies in Botany, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai 600025, INDIA

Residence: No. 3, 1st Main Road, Sabari Nagar, Porur, Chennai 600 116, INDIA

Phone:

Off: +91-44-22202755

Res: +91-44-22521348

Mobile: +91-9840588658

Achievements

  •  INVENTION     .
  • Joint Inventor of “AYUSREM” the Ayurvedic Drug for Swine Flu
  • AWARDS/ PRIZES/ DISTINCTIONS RECEIVED            
  • Academic Achievement Award 2012 by University of Madras, Chennai in appreciation of achievements in the teaching, research and extension.
  • Mother Teresa Excellence Award 2012 by Integrated Council for Socio-Economic Progress, Thrissur in recognition of outstanding achievements, excellent performance and experience in the chosen field of activity.
  • Dr. Agnihothrudu Memorial Lecture Award 2012  by Mycological Society of India, Chennai
  • Bharat Gaurav Award 2009  by the India International Friendship Society, New Delhi  for the invention of AYUSREM (Along with Dr.K.Balasubramanian).
  • International Achiever’s Award 2009 for Invention of Ayusrem Swine Flu  Remedy and  in recognition of   Sterling Merit, Excellent Performance and Outstanding contribution for the Progress of the Nation & worldwide, International Achievers Summit, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • National Citizen Excellence Award 2009 in Recognition of Sterling Merit, Excellent Performance & Outstanding Contribution for the Progress of the  Nation by   Intellectual People and Economic Growth Association, New Delhi.
  • The International Einstein Award for Scientific Achievement 2009 for Significant scientific contribution by International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England.
  • Hall of Fame for Distinguished Accomplishments Award 2009 for Significant scientific contribution by American Biographical Institute, North Carolina, U.S.A.
  • Tamil Nadu Scientist Award 2006 for significant contribution in Biological Sciences.  
  • Leading Scientists of the World 2006 Award for Significant scientific contribution by International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England.
  • Leading Scientists of the World 2005 Award for Significant scientific contribution by International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England.
  • Bharatha Rathna Sir M.Vishvesvaraya Memorial National Parisara Rathna Award, 1999 for contribution in Pollution control and Environment Conservation.
  • Dr. Sivarama Karanth International Suvarna Ratna Award, 1998 for outstanding contribution in the field of environment and pollution control by National  Pollution Control and Environment Conservation Committee. 
  • INSA Visiting Fellowship 1997, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi.
  • UNESCO Young Scientist Award 1988 for outstanding contributions in the field of Applied Microbiology and   Biotechnology, UNESCO.
  • MEMBER IN EXPERT COMMITTEES  
  • Member, Evaluation Committee of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar for promotion of Teachers as Professor under Career Advancement Scheme of UGC. 2006, 2008, 2010.
  • Chairman, Botany,  Review Committee for Tamil Nadu Professional Courses Entrance Examination   – Anna University, Chennai. 2006.
  • Chairman, Botany,  Review Committee for Tamil Nadu Professional Courses Entrance Examination  – Anna University, Chennai. 2005.  
  • Member, Inspection Commissions for sanctioning Ph.D. Programme  - Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. 2005.
  • Member, Selection Committee for Professor, Reader, Lecturers– Bharathiar University. 2005, 2007.
  • Member, Expert Committee  for Syllabus framing for Recruitment of Junior Grade Lecturers –Teachers Recruitment Board, Chennai. 2005.
  • Peer Review Member for screening projects of DST.
  • Peer Review Member for screening projects of DBT.
  • Peer Review Member for screening projects of CSIR.
  • Peer Review Member for screening projects of National Medicinal Plants Board.
  • Member, Selection Committees for Research Positions – Anna University.
  • Chairperson, M.Sc. and B.Sc.Microbiology Board of Studies–Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore. 2006-2009.
  • Member, Inspection Commissions for sanctioning new courses  - Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore. 2009.
  • Member, M.Sc. and B.Sc.Biotechnolgy Board of Studies–Karpagam University, Coimbatore. 2009-2012.
  • Visiting Professor, Karpagam University, Coimbatore.
  • Member, Expert Committee in Jawarlal Nehru University Biotechnology Entrance  Examination, New Delhi.  2009.
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Committee (Siddha) of Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha (Dept. of AYUSH, Ministry of Welfare,  Govt. of India, New Delhi). 2008-2011.
  • Member, Executive Committee, University Industry Community Interaction Centre,   University of Madras, Chennai . 2009-2010.
  • M.Sc. and B.Sc. Microbiology Board of Studies–Bharathidasan University, Trichi. 2009-2012.
  • University Nominee for Board of Studies for Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology, Shrimathi Devkunvar Nanalal BhattVaishnav College for Women, Chennai - Madras University, Chennai. 2011-2013.
  • Member of Inspection Commission for inspecting Asthagiri Herbal Research Foundation, Chennai for continuation Ph.D. Programme - Madras University, Chennai. 2011.
  • Convenor of  Inspection Commission to verify the infrastructural facilities at Government Arts College for Men, Chennai for grant of Affiliation for additional Course (M.Sc. Botany) - Madras University, Chennai. 2011.
  • University Representative on Governing Body of St. Joseph’s College of Arts and Science, Chennai - Madras University, Chennai. 2011-2013.
  • University Representative for the Academic Council of Women’s Christian College,  Chennai - Madras University, Chennai. 2011-2013.
  • University Representative for the Academic Council of Presidency College,  Chennai - Madras University, Chennai. 2011-2013.
  • Member, Expert Committee  for introducing the course of M.Sc. in Natural Products Clinical Trial at Department of Biochemistry, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar. 2012.  
  • Member, Board of Studies in Industrial Biotechnology, Karpagam  University, Coimbatore. 2011-2013.
  • Member, Board of Studies in Botany, Periyar University, Salem. 2011-2013.
  • Vice Chancellor’s Nominee,  Selection committee for Recruitment of Asst. Professors at Pachaiyappa’s College, Chennai-  Madras University, Chennai. 2012.
  • Member, Expert Committee in Tamil Nadu Service Commission Examinations, Chennai. 2012.
  • Member, Expert Committee in Entrance Examinations, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar. 2012.
  • Member, Expert Committee in All India Medical Entrance Examinations, Central Board of Secondary Education,  New Delhi.  2012.
  • Convenor of  Inspection Commission to verify the infrastructural facilities at Bharathi Women’s College, Chennai for grant of Affiliation for additional Courses ( M.Sc. Botany, M.A. Tamizhiyal, M.Sc. Physics, M.Sc.Computer Science) - Madras University, Chennai. 2012.
  • Thailand, Chiang Mai, Second Asian conference on mycorrhizae. 12.3.1991 to 17.3.1991
  • VISITS ABROAD
  • United Kingdom, Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Edinburgh, Under ALIS-LINK programme between UGC and British Council.  Studied on mycorrhizae. 7.5.1990 to 6.6.1990.
  • United Kingdom, Queen Mary's college, King's college, Imperial college, London, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, As part of UNESCO young Scientist Award. 7. 6.1990 to 12.6.1990.
  • Thailand, Chiang Mai, Second Asian conference on mycorrhizae. 12.3.1991 to 17.3.1991.
  • Indonesia, Gadjah Mada University,Yogyakarta, Third Asian conference on mycorrhizae. 19.4. 1994  to  21.4.1994.
  • Hong Kong, Baptist University, Hong Kong, International Conference on the remediation and Management of Degraded Lands, 3.12.1996 to 6.12.1996.
  • Singapore Nat. Univ of Singapore, Visit. 7.12.1996  to 8.12.1996.
  • Hong Kong, Baptist Univ.  HongKong, International Conference on Environmental Contamination, Toxicology and Health., 23.9.1998 to 25.9.1998.
  • Thailand  Chalongkorn Univ Bangkok, Workshop on Natural Toxins. 27.9.1998 to 30. 9.1998.
  • Spain, University of Sevilla, Sevilla, Biological control of workshop on biocontrol of bacteria and fungal pathogens. 30.11.2000 to 3.12.2000.
  • France, Univ. of Paris, Delivered a Special lecture, 06.12.2000.
  • France, Institute of Nat. Research on Agronomy, Dijon, Delivered a  Special lecture, 07.12.2000.
  • Turkey, Antalaya, 3rd IUPAC International Conference on Biodiversity. The visit was sponsored by the Third World Academy of Science, Italy and COSTED, 3.11.2001 to 8.11.2001.
  • Japan, Nagoya, 6th Symposium of the International Society of Root Research. The visit was sponsored by Commonwealth Science Council, London. 11.11.2001 to 15.11.2001.
  • Japan, Univ. of Tokyo, Delivered a  Special lecture, 16.11.2001 to 17.11.2001.
  • Singapore, National Univ. of Singapore, Interactive visit to Department of Microbiology and Pharmacology Department. 19.11.2001 to 20.11.2001.
  • Canada, Montreal (Quebec), Fourth International Conference on Mycorrhizae (ICOM4). The visit was sponsored by Department of Science & Technology, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, 14.08.2003 to 15.08.2003.
  • United States of America, Michigan State University, Training on bioassay guided separation of active compounds from plants at Bioactive Natural Products & Phytoceuticals Div., National Food Safety and Toxicology Centre. Visit was sponsored by Univ. of Madras under UGC unassigned grant.16.08.2003 to 30.08.2003.
  • United States of America, Michigan State University, Training on bioassay guided separation of active compounds from plants at Bioactive Natural Products & Phytoceuticals Div., National Food Safety and Toxicology Centre. Visit was sponsored by Univ. of Madras. 20.04.2007  to 30.09.2007.
  • Thailand, Chiang Mai, Third Global Summit on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants . 21.11.2007 to 24.11.2007.
  • Malaysia, University of Malaya Delivered Invited Lectures, 26.11.2007 to 28.11.2007.
  • Singapore, National Univ. of Singapore, Third Bilateral Symposium of Structural Biology, 30.11.2007 to 01.12.2007.

Membership

National

  • Indian Society of tree Scientists
  • Indian Society of Soil Survey and Land use Planning
  • Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists
  • Association of Microbiologist of India
  • National Academy of Biological Sciences  
  • Mycological Society of India, Secretary  
  • Academy of Plant Sciences, India
  • Indian Association for Cancer Research
  • Indian Association of Biotechnology
  • Plant Tissue Culture Association (India)  
  • Fellow of National Academy of Biological Sciences
  • Fellow of Mycological Society of India

International

  • Advancing Science, Serving Society (AAAS,USA)
  • American Chemical Society

Projects (Total Projects : 19)

  • Title : Ultrastructural studies on mycorrhizae
    Duration : 1989-1992
    Funding Agency : UGC
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 1
  • Title : Studies on mycorrhizae of forest trees of Yercaud and Kolli Hills of Tamil Nadu.
    Duration : 1989-1992
    Funding Agency : ICFRE
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 4
  • Title : Studies on mycorrhizae of Pinus and other forest trees in Nilgiri and Kodaikanal Hills of Tamil Nadu (Co-investigator)
    Duration : 1989-1992
    Funding Agency : DOE
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 3
  • Title : Ultrastructural investigations on vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizae
    Duration : 1991-1993
    Funding Agency : DST
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 1
  • Title : Studies on the management of Agroforestry tree nursery for mass propagation of tree seedlings by rhizobial, frankial and mycorrhizal inoculation and nursery tree seedlings disease control
    Duration : 1993-1996
    Funding Agency : ICAR
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 4
  • Title : Studies on endomycorrhizal explants of micropropagated plants
    Duration : 1993-1996
    Funding Agency : UGC
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 1
  • Title : Reclamation of  polluted soils of Tamil Nadu using mycorrhizal fungi and their application in afforestation
    Duration : 1994-1997
    Funding Agency : DOE
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 12
  • Title : Mass multiplication of VAM fungi( Co-Principal Investigator)
    Duration : 1996-1999
    Funding Agency : DBT
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 12
  • Title : Enhanced survivability and growth of tissue cultured neem seedlings by mycorrhizal fungi
    Duration : 1996-1999
    Funding Agency : ICFRE
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 2
  • Title : Isolation and fusion of protoplasts of ectomycorrhizal fungi, Laccaria laccata and Pisolithus tinctorius
    Duration : 1997-2000
    Funding Agency : UGC
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 5
  • Title : Biotreatment of Tannery effluent using microbes (Collaborative project with TNPCB)
    Duration : 1999-2002
    Funding Agency : TNPCB
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 5
  • Title : Investigations on potential of VAM fungal inoculated tissue cultured tomato seedlings
    Duration : 2001-2004
    Funding Agency : UGC
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 6
  • Title : Isolation and characterization of alkaloids from cultured cells of medicinal plants
    Duration : 2002-2005
    Funding Agency : UGC - INFHES
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 2
  • Title : Micropropagation and mass multiplication of Albizzia richardiana
    Duration : 2004-2005
    Funding Agency : TNFD
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 1
  • Title : Studies in covalent immobilization of yeast cells and their applications in organic synthesis-Mentor for Ms. K. Meena under Women Scientist  Scheme
    Duration : 2006-2009
    Funding Agency : DST
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 10
  • Title : PCR finger printing and rDNA sequencing to reveal genetic variations between arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi from heavy metal contaminated soils.
    Duration : 2006-2009
    Funding Agency : DST
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 24
  • Title : Standardization protocol in the development  of  Healthcare Food Products (Industrial Consultancy Project)
    Duration : 2009-2010
    Funding Agency : Sakthi Masala (P) L
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 2
  • Title : Standardization of selected Herbal Ayurvedic Raw materials and finished Products (Industrial Consultancy Project)
    Duration : 2009-2010
    Funding Agency : Retort Lab. Pvt. L
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 2
  • Title : Purification and characterization of Laccase from Pleurotus djamor  var. roseus (Mushroom) and Mucuna pruriens Linn. -Mentor for Ms. M. Chithra under Women Scientist  Scheme
    Duration : 2012-2015
    Funding Agency : DST
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 13

Publications

Papers (Total Papers: 27)

  • Selection of fungi for ectomycorrhizal inoculation in Pinus patula nursery.,  Raman, N. and A. Mahadevan,  In: Proc. of National workshop on mycorrhizae, JNU, New Delhi,,  (1987),  119-123
  • Status of ectomycorrhizal research in India.,  Raman, N. and A. Mahadevan,  In: Proc. of First Asian Conference on Mycorrhizae (1st ACOM), Madras,  (1988),  11-13
  • Scanning  Electron microscopy of the basidiospores of Russula parazurea, an ectomycorrhizal fungus.,  Raman, N,  In: Proc. of Asian Conference on Mycorrhizae (1st ACOM), Madras, India.,  (1988),  99-100
  • Succession  of ectomycorrhizal fungi in the colonization of Pinus patula plantations at Kodaikanal.,  Raman, N,  In: Proc. of Asian Conference on Mycorrhizae (1st ACOM), Madras, India.,  (1988),  101-102
  • Effect of temperature on growth of ectomycorrhizal grain spawn.,  Raman, N. and T.R. Thiagarajan,  In: Proc. of Asian Conference on Mycorrhizae (1st ACOM), Madras, India.,  (1988),  158
  • Mass production of ectomycorrhizal grain spawn of Laccaria laccata and Amanita muscaria.,  Raman, N,  In: Proc. of Asian Conference on Mycorrhizae (1st ACOM), Madras, India.,  (1988),  317-318
  • A survey on actinorhizal nodulation status and mycorrhizal association in Casuarina equisetifolia in coastal region of Madras, India.,  Raman, N. and S. Elumalai,  In: Proc. of 2nd Asian Conference on mycorrhizae. Chiang Mai, Thailand.,  (1991),  33-38
  • Association of VAM fungi with Casuarina equisetifolia at different soil  types in Tamil Nadu, India.,  Sambandan, K., N. Raman and K. Kannan,  In: Proc. of 2nd Asian Conference on mycorrhizae. Chiang Mai, Thailand. 12-17 March.,  (1991),  61-65
  • Effects of copper and nickel on growth of Laccaria laccata and Amanita muscaria.,  Raman, N. and K. Periasamy,  In: Proc. of 2nd Asian Conference on mycorrhizae. Chiang Mai, Thailand. 12-17 March.,  (1991),  181-185
  • Effects of pesticides on Glomus intraradices association with Solanum melongena.,  Raman, N. and V. Rajendran,  In: Proc. of 2nd Asian Conference on mycorrhizae. Chiang Mai, Thailand. 12-17 March.,  (1991),  187-189
  • Occurrence of VAM fungi in Kolli hills of Tamil Nadu, India.,  Raman, N., N. Nagarajan and S. Gopinathan,  In: Proc. of 2nd Asian Conference on mycorrhizae. Chiang Mai, Thailand. 12-17 March.,  (1991),  51-55
  • Vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizal association with teak  plantations in yercaud and kolli hills, Tamil Nadu, India.,  Raman, N., N. Nagarajan, S. Gopinathan and K. Sambandan,  In: Proc. of International Teak Symposium, Trivandram, 2-4 Dec.,  (1991),  69-77
  • Effect of inoculation of Frankia and mycorrhizal fungi in Casuarina equisetifolia. National seminar on "Root microbiology of tropical nitrogen fixing trees in relation to nitrogen and phosphorus nutrition".,  Raman, N. and S. Elumalai,  In: Proc. of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, 6-9 Dec.,  (1994),  25-27
  • Mycorrhizal fungal inoculum: Current knowledge and research needs.,  Raman, N,  In: Proc. of Third Asian Conference on Mycorrhizae, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 19-21, Apr .,  (1994),  192-197
  • Antimicrobial activity of Cardiosermum helicacabum on phytopathogenic bacteria.,  Raman, N., A. Radha and M. Ravi,  In: Proc. of IX International Conference on Plant Pathogenic Bacteria, Ed. A.Mahadevan, University of Madras, Madras.,  (1996),  522-524
  • Bioremediation of tannery effluent polluted soils usin mycorrhizal fungi.,  Raman, N. and K. Sambandan,  In: Proc. of the International conference on industrial pollution and control technologies. Ed. Y. Anjaneyulu, Allied Publishers Ltd., Hyderabad.,  (1997),  241-254
  • Biological control of Fusarium wilt of tomato by VA mycorrhizal fungus, Glomus fasciculatum.,  Raman, N., M. Gnanaguru and V. Srinivasan,  In: Proc. of Workshop on Biological control of workshop on biocontrol of bacteria and fungal pathogens, Sevilla, Spain.,  (2000),  102-103
  • Bioactive molecules from Cynodon dactylon of Indian biodiversity.,  Raman, N.,A. Radha. K. Balasubramanian,R. Raghunathan and R.Priyadarshini,  In: Proc. of 3rd IUPAC International Conf. on Biodiversity (ICOB-3): Biomolecular aspects of Biodiversity and Innovative Utilization. Antalya, Turkey, 3-8 November.,  (2001),  68
  • Root organ culture of Sorghum vulgare and Saccharum officinarum in in vitro for multiplication AM fungi.                             ,  Raman, N., C. Sahadevan and V. Srinivasan,  In: Proc. of 6th Symposium of the International Society of Root Research. Nagoya, Japan.,  (2001),  601-602
  • Effect of vesicular and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on some micropropagated plants.,  Raman, N. and C. Sahadevan,  In: Proc. of International symposium on Milestones in the development of Mycology and Plant pathology. Chennai, 28-30 March.,  (2002),  43-45
  • Biotreatment of tannery effluent by microbes.,  Raman, N., V. Srinivasan, B. Mahendran, V. Chandrasekaran, S. Sukumar and C. Jaganathan,  In: Proc. of National Seminar on Environmental Pollution Impacts, Remediation and Management, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, 6-7 July.,  (2001),  22
  • Biotreatment of tannery effluent by microbes.,  Raman, N., V. Srinivasan, B. Mahendran, V. Chandrasekaran, S. Sukumar and C. Jaganathan,  In: Proc. of National Seminar on Environmental Pollution Impacts, Remediation and Management, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, 6-7 July.,  (2001),  63
  • Response of Solanum trilobatum L. internodal explants and its protein profiles during morphogenesis.,  Raman, N. and M. Senthil kumar,  In: Proc. of National Seminar on conservation and Utilization of Medicinal and Aromatic plants in Regional Research Laboratory, Bhubaneshwer, Orrisa from 30 January.,  (2002),  120-123
  • Crop  improvement of alternanthera sessilis l., a medicinal plant by micropropagation and mycorrhizal inoculation.,  Raman, N., M. Elamvaluthi and M. SenthilKumar,  In: Proc. of National seminar at Annamalai university, on 13th & 14 march.,  (2003),  185-188
  • Enhanced uptake of selenium by  arbuscular mycorrhizal garlic plants.,  Raman, N. and S. Patharajan,  In: Proc. of National Symposium on “Resent trends in Biology, Biodiversity and Biotechnology of Fungi” held at CAS in Botany, University of Madras on 5th –6th February.,  (2004),  166-169
  • Enhanced uptake of selenium by arbuscular mycorrhizal garlic plants.,  Raman, N. and S. Patharajan,  In: Proc. of National Symposium on “Resent trends in Microbial Biotechnology” held at SASTRA (Deemed University), Thanjavur on 11th – 12th march.,  (2004),  144-148
  • In vitro antioxidant activity potential of methanol extracts of callus and wild plant of Tribulus terrestris Linn.,  Raaman, N., P. Arjun, M. Malaisamy, C. Sivaraj, S. Divakar, M. Baskar and D. Balakrishnan,  In: Proc. of International Conference on Biologically Active Molecules, Gandhigram Rural Institute, Deemed University, March 8-10.,  (2012),  413-416

Books (Total Books: 26)

  • South  Indian Agaricales.  A preliminary study on some dark spored species. Bibliotheca mycologia ,  Natarajan, K. and N. Raman,  Reference Book published by J. Cramer, West Germany,  89,  (1983), ) 203, 
  • Techniques in Mycorrhizal Research,  Raman, N. and V. Mohankumar,  C.A.S. in Botany, Univ. of Madras,  (1988), ) 279, 
  • Mycorrhizae for Green Asia.,  Mahadevan, A., N. Raman,  Proceedings f the first Asian Conference on Mycorrhizae. Univ. of Madras,  (1988), ) 351, 
  • Ultrastructural analysis of ectomycorrhizal fungi,  Raman, N,  C.A.S. in Botany, Univ. of Madras,  (1991), ) 47, 
  • Phytochemical techniques,  Raaman, N,  New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi,  (2006), ) 306, 
  • Experimental Phytochemical techniques,  Raaman, N,  New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi,  (2011), ) 436, 
  • Role of Mycorrhizae in biocontrol of plant pathogens.,  Raman, N,  In: Current trends in Life Sciences Vol.21 Recent Developments in biocontrol of plant pathogens. Eds. K. Manibhushan Rao and A. Mahadevan, Today and Tomorrow's Printers and Publishers, New Delhi,,  (1996), ) 11-20, 
  • Biological control of Fusarium wilt of tomato by Glomus fasciculatum,  Raman, N. and M. Gnanaguru,  In: Current trends in Life Sciences Vol.21 Recent Developments in biocontrol of plant pathogens. Eds. K. Manibhushan Rao and A. Mahadevan, Today and Tomorrow's Printers and Publishers, New Delhi.,  (1996), ) 21-25, 
  • Mycorrhizal research  a priority in agriculture. ,  Raman, N. and A. Mahadevan,  In : Concepts in mycorrhizal Research. Ed. K.G.Mukerji Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands.,  (1996), ) 41-75, 
  • Biocontrol of plant pathogens by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi for sustainable agriculture.,  Raman, N., M. Gnanaguru and V. Srinivasan,  In: Bioinoculants for sustainable agriculture and forestry. Eds. S.M. Reddy, S.Ram Reddy, M.A. Singarachary and S. Girisham. Scientific Publishers (India), Jodhpur.,  (2002), ) 153-175, 
  • Application of Mycorrhiza in Reclamation of  Wastelands and Adverse sites.,  Raman, N. and V. Srinivasan,  In: Mycorrhizae - Role and Applications. Ed. V.S. Mehrotra. Allied Publishers Pvt Ltd., New Delhi.,  (2005), ) 303-342, 
  • Enrichment of selenium in garlic by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and anticancer activity of enriched garlic.,  Raaman, N., S.Patharajan and K.Gopianand,  In: Emerging Trends in Plant – Microbe Interactions. Eds.S.S.Gnanamanickam, R.Balasubramanian and N. Anand. University of Madras, Chennai.,  (2005), ) 74-86, 
  • Actinorrhizal and Mycorrhizal Tripartite Symbioses in Casuarina equisetifolia for Forestry Practices.,  Raman, N., S. Elumalai and S. Patharajan,  In: Frontiers in Plant Sciences. Eds. K.G. Mukerji, K.V.B.R. Tilak, S.M. Reddy, L.V. Gangwane, P. Prakash and I.K. Kunwar. I.K. International Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.,  (2005), ) 657-700, 
  • Tripartite relationship of Rhizobium, AMF and host in growth promotion.,  Raman, N. and T. Selvaraj,  In: Handbook of Microbial Biofertilizers. Ed. M.K. Rai. Haworth Food Products Press, New York.,  (2006), ) 51-88, 
  • Integration of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi with micropropagated plants.,  Raaman, N. and S. Patharajan,  In: Current concepts in Botany. Eds. K.G. Mukerji and C. Manoharachary. I.K. International Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.,  (2006), ) 235-251, 
  • Endomycorrhizas.,  Raaman, N,  In: Advances in Applied Plant Sciences. Ed. N. Anand. University of Madras, Chennai.,  (2006), ) 179-216, 
  • Polysaccharides from Basidiomycetes: A Promising Source for Immunostimulating and Anticancerous activity.,  Rajasekar, S., P. Selvakumar, K. Periasamy and N. Raaman,  In: Biotechnology Concepts and Applications. Eds. Ravishankar Rai Vittal and Rajeev Bhat. Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi.,  (2009), ) 232-269, 
  • Molecular docking   studies of Human purine nucleoside phosphorylase with coixol, from Scoparia dulcis L. and with different sugar moieties.,  D. Gayathri, D. Velmurugan, M. Jeyam and N. Raaman,  In: Experimental Phytochemical techniques. Ed. N. Raaman. New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi.,  (2011), ) 75-89, 
  • In vitro cell line selection for enhanced production of secondary metabolites.,  N. Raaman and M. Senthil Kumar,  In: Experimental Phytochemical techniques. Ed. N. Raaman. New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi.,  (2011), ) 255-275, 
  • Phytochemical studies in Cissus quadrangularis and Hypericum mysorense - An overview.,  N. Raaman, V. Beulah and L. Hariprasath,  In: Experimental Phytochemical techniques. Ed. N. Raaman. New India. Publishing Agency, New Delhi.,  (2011), ) 277-313, 
  • A rapid micropropagation technique  for Solanum trilobatum L.,  N. Raaman, M. Elamvaluthi and M. Jeyam,  In: Experimental Phytochemical techniques. Ed. N.Raaman. New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi.,  (2011), ) 315-321, 
  • Enhanced growth and survivability of micropropagated plants of Solanum trilobatum L. by mycorrhizal inoculation.,  N. Raaman, M. Elamvaluthi and M. Jeyam,  In: Experimental Phytochemical techniques. Ed. N. Raaman. New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi.,  (2011), ) 323-331, 
  • Isolation and characterization of solasodine from the wild plants and cell suspension cultures of Solanum   trilobatum Linn.,  N. Raaman, M. Elamvaluthi and M. Jeyam.,  In: Experimental Phytochemical techniques. Ed. N. Raaman. New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi.,  (2011), ) 333-338, 
  • Phytochemistry and Micropropagation of Artemisia species – A Review.,  N. Raaman, M.R. Sridevi Kumari and L. Hariprasath,  In: Experimental Phytochemical techniques. Ed. N. Raaman. New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi.,  (2011), ) 339-365, 
  • Antimicrobial alkaloids from the aerial parts of Cynodon dactylon,  N. Raaman, A. Radha, K. Balasubramanian and R. Raghunathan,  In: Experimental Phytochemical techniques. Ed. N. Raaman. New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi.,  (2011), ) 367-376, 
  • Cholesterol lowering (hypolipidemic) activity of mushrooms.,  N. Raaman, R. Jagadeesh and K. Balasubramanian,  In: Biodiversity evaluation – Botanical perspective. Eds. N.S. Atri, C.Gupta, M.I.S. Saggoo and V.K. Singhal. M/s Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehra Dun.,  (2012), ) 111-124, 

Journals (Total Journals: 69)

  • South  Indian Agaricales XIII,  Natarajan, K. and N. Raman,  Kavaka,  8,  (1980),  69-72, 
  • In vitro  production of fruit bodies in Lentinus  cladopus in liquid culture,  Natarajan, K. and N. Raman,  Indian J. Exp. Biol.,  18,  (1980),  545-549, 
  • South Indian Agaricales VIII,  Natarajan, K. and N. Raman,  Agariochaete indica. Mycologia,  72,  (1980),  630-632, 
  • South Indian Agaricales IX,  Natarajan, K. and N. Raman,  Sydowia,  33,  (1980),  225-235, 
  • South  Indian Agaricales VII,  Natarajan, K. and N. Raman,  Nova Hedwigia,  34,  (1981),  163 -176, 
  • South Indian  Agaricales XIX,  Natarajan,K. and N. Raman,  A new species of Ripartities. Mycologia,  74,  (1982),  1037-1040, 
  • Occurrence  of Thelephora  terrestris in India,  Natarajan, K. and N. Raman,  Curr. Sci.,  51,  (1982),  483-485, 
  • South  Indian Agaricales XX,  Natarajan, K. and N. Raman,  Some mycorrhizal species. Kavaka,  11,  (1983),  59-66, 
  • Occurrence of Pleurotus cystidiosus in india,  Natarajan, K. and N. Raman,  Curr. Sci.,  53,  (1984),  658-659, 
  • A new species of Psilocybe from India,  Natarajan, K. and N. Raman,  Mycologia,  77,  (1985),  158-161, 
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy of Ripartites flabellatus,  Raman, N.,  J. Indian Bot. Soc.,  68,  (1989),  1-2, 
  • Studies on mycorrhizal and actinorhizal association in Casuarina equisetifolia in Coramandal coastal region,  Raman, N. and S. Elumalai,  J. Trop.For.,  7,  (1991),  138-150, 
  • Effect of VAM fungus Glomus geosporum on effluent tolerance of Casuarina equisetifolia,  Sambandan, K., K. Kannan and N. Raman,  Pollution Research,  10,  (1991),  55-67, 
  • Indole-3-acetic acid production in ectomycorrhizal fungi,  Gopinathan, S. and N. Raman.,  Indian J. Expt. Biol.,  30,  (1992),  142-143, 
  • Influence of phosphorus on cluster root formation by Casuarina equisetifolia in water culture,  Raman, N. and S. Elumalai,  Indian J. Expt. Biol.,  30,  (1992),  928-929, 
  • Vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizae of tree species of mamandur forest of Tamil Nadu,  Raman, N., N. Nagarajan and K. Sambandan,  J. Tree Sci.,  11,  (1992),  135-139, 
  • Association and activity of vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizae of forest trees in a tropical forest of Southern India,  Raman, N. and S. Gopinathan.,  J. Tropical Forestry,  8,  (1992),  311-322, 
  • Antimicrobial activity of Funaria hygrometrica Hedw,  Gnanaguru, M., N. Raman, S. Gopinathan and V. Rajendran,  Indian Drugs,  29,  (1992),  598-600, 
  • Distribution of vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in heavy metal polluted soils of Tamil Nadu, India,  Sambandan, K., K. Kannan and N. Raman,  J. Environmental Biology,  13,  (1992),  159-167, 
  • Mycorrhizal status of plant species colonizing a magnesite mine spoil in India,  Raman, N., N. Nagarajan., S. Gopinathan and K. Sambandan,  Biol. Fertil. Soils,  16,  (1993),  76-78, 
  • Association of Pisolithus tinctorius with Eucalyptus tereticornis in India. Indian,  Raman, N and V. Rajendran,  Forester,  120,  (1994),  62-65, 
  • Vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizae of Casuarina equisetifolia Forst. in different soil types in Tamil Nadu,  Sambandan, K., K. Kannan and N. Raman,  Indian Forester,  120,  (1994),  510-514, 
  • Enhancement of indole?3?acetic acid in nodules of Prosopis juliflora inoculated with Glomus mosseae and Rhizobium,  Raman, N., I. Ravi and M. Gnanaguru,  Indian J. Microbiol.,  34,  (1994),  33-35, 
  • Effects of Cu and Ni on acid phosphatase activity of an ectomycorrhizal fungus, Laccaria laccata,  Periasamy, K. and N. Raman,  Indian J. Expt. Biol.,  33,  (1995),  537-538, 
  • Effect of forest fire on VAM fungi in a tropical forest of southern India,  Raman, N. and N. Nagarajan,  Commonwealth Forestry Review,  75,  (1996),  247-252, 
  • Elumalai. Presence of cytokinin in the root nodules of Casuarina equisetifolia,  Raman, N. and S. Elumalai,  Indian J. Expt. Biol.,  34,  (1996),  577-579, 
  • Antibacterial activity of Cardiospermum halicacabum against human and plant pathogens,  Raman, N., A. Radha and M. Ravi,  Indian Drugs,  35,  (1997),  29-31, 
  • Distribution of VAM fungi in Tannery effluent polluted soils of Tamil Nadu, India,  Raman, N. and K. Sambandan,  Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol.,  60,  (1998),  142-150, 
  • Production of alginate bead of Laccaria laccata and its effects on growth of Eucalyptus tereticornis,  Raman, N., K. Periasamy and V. Srinivasan,  Indian J. Expt. Biol.,  36,  (1998),  628-630, 
  • Gibberellic acid in mycorrhizal and actinirhizal inoculated Casuarina equisetifolia.,  Raman, N. and S. Elumalai,  Indian J. Expt. Biol.,  36,  (1998),  703-708, 
  • Effect of Copper and Nickel on phosphatase activity and growth of an ectomycorrhizal fungus, Amanita muscaria,  Raman, N., M. Ravi and V. Srinivasan,  Indian J. Env. Heal.,  40,  (1998),  197-202, 
  • Mycorrhizal association of orchids in a tropical forest of southern India,  Raman, N. and N. Nagarajan,  J. Trop. For. Sci.,  11,  (1999),  548-553, 
  • Mycorrhizal association of orchids in a tropical forest of southern India,  Raman, N. and N. Nagarajan,  J. Trop. For. Sci.,  11,  (1999),  548-553, 
  • Axenic germination of Scutellospora erythropa and Scutellospora nigra in in vitro conditions,  Raman, N. and K. Sambandan,  Ind. J. Exp. Biol.,  38,  (2000),  1159-1163, 
  • Growth of AM fungi on in vitro root organ culture of Sorghum vulgare and Saccharum officinarum,  Raman, N, C. Sahadevan and V. Srinivasan,  Ind. J. Exp. Biol.,  39,  (2001),  1293-1298, 
  • Effect of chromium on the axenic growth and phosphatase activity of ectomycorrhizal fungi, Laccaria laccata and Suillus bovines,  Raman, N., V. Srinivasan and M. Ravi,  Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol.,  68,  (2002),  569-575, 
  • Synthesis, antimicrobial and antifungal activity of a new class of Spiro Pyrrolidines,  Amal Raj, A., R. Raghunathan, M.R. Sridevikumari and N. Raman,  Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry,  11,  (2003),  407-419, 
  • Antimicrobial activity of natural extracts of Artemisia pallens Wall ex. DC,  Sridevi Kumari, M.R. and N. Raman,  J. Ethnopharmacol.,  23,  (2003),  45-52, 
  • Effect of Tannin, Chromium and Tannery Effluent on Growth of Rhizobium Species.,  Selvaraj, T and N. Raman,  Indian. J. Enivron. Prot.,  23,  (2003),  168-172, 
  • Mycorrhizal inoculation on micropropagated plants of Alternanthera sessilis L., for enhance growth and survivability,  Raaman, N., M. Elamvaluthi and M. Senthil kumar,  Ind. J. Appl. Microbiol.,  29,  (2005),  41-46, 
  • Purification and Characterization of tannase from Paecilomyces variotii: Hydrolysis of tannic acid using immobilized tannase,  Mahendran, B., N. Raman and D.J. Kim,  App. Microbiol. and Biotechnol.,  70,  (2006),  444-450, 
  • 6-Methoxy-1,3-benzoxazol-2 (3H)-one.Acta Cryst.,  Gayathri, D., M. Jayem, N.Raaman, D.Velmurugan and K.Ravikumar,  Acta Cryst,  62,  (2006),  05950-05952, 
  • Immunomodulatory activity of crude methanolic extract of Ipomoea sepiaria,  Raaman, N., K. Kumaresan, R. Srikumar, L. Hariprasath and R. Jegadeesh,  J. of Nat. Sci. Tech – Life Sci. Bio.,  1,  (2008),  5-8, 
  • Isolation and characterization of melanin pigment from Pleurotus cystidiosus (telomorph of Antromycopsis macrocarpa),  Selvakumar, P., S. Rajasekar, K. Periasamy and N. Raaman,  World J. Microbiol. Biotechnol.,  24,  (2008),  2125-2131, 
  • In vitro synthesis of Frankia and mycorrhiza wit Casuarina equisetifolia and ultrastructure of root system,  Elumalai, S. and N. Raaman,  Ind. J. Exp. Biol.,  47,  (2009),  289-297, 
  • Preliminary Phytochemical screening, antimicrobial activity and nutritional analysis of methanol extract of Curculigo orchioides Gaerten. rhizomes,  Raaman, N., S. Selvarajan, D. Balakrishnan and G. Balamurugan,  Journal of Pharmacy Research,  2,  (2009),  1201-1202, 
  • In vitro cytotoxic and anticancer activities of Curculigo orchioides Gaerten. rhizomes,  Raaman, N., S. Selvarajan, C.P. Gunasekaran, Varalakshmi Ilango, Md Illiyas and G. Balamurugan,  Journal of Pharmacy Research,  2,  (2009),  1272-1273, 
  • Antimicrobial activity and nutritional analysis of Tinospora cardifolia Miers,  Raaman, N., S. Selvarajan, D. Balakrishnan and G. Balamurugan,  Natural Products,  5,  (2009),  37-39, 
  • N-funtionalized cyclam based trinuclear copper (II) complexes: electrochemical, magnetic, catalytic and antimicrobial studies,  Sreedaran, S., K. Shanmuga Bharathi, A.K. Rahiman, R. Prabu, R. Jagadesh, N. Raaman and V. Narayanan,  Transition Met Chem.,  10,  (2009),  11243-008-9155, 
  • Design, synthesis and gelation studies of 4,6-O-butylidene-α,β-unsaturated- β-C-glycosidic ketones: application to plant tissue culture,  Nagararaj, S., T. Mohan Das, P. Arjun and N. Raaman,  Journal of Materials Chemistry,  19,  (2009),  4587-4596, 
  • Cyclohexane-1,2,3,4,5-pentol,  Ganesh, G. C. Sivaraj, P.S. Kannan, N. Raaman and A. Subbiah Pandi,  Acta Crystallographica,  E65,  (2009),  o1114, 
  • N-functionalized cyclam based trinuclear copper(II) complexes: electrochemical, magnetic, catalytic and antimicrobial studies,  Sreedaran, S., K. Shanmuga, A. Kalilur Rahiman, R. Prabu, R. Jegadeesh, N. Raaman, V. Narayanan,  Transition Met Chem.,  34,  (2009),  33-41, 
  • Electrochemical, catalytic and antimicrobial activities N-Functionalized cyclam based Unsymmetrical dicompartmental binuclear nickel(II) complexes,  Sreedaran, S., K. S. Bharathi, A. K. Rahiman, R. Suresh, R. Jegadeesh, N. Raaman, V. Narayanan,  Spectrochimica Acta Part A,  74,  (2009),  849-854, 
  • Synthesis, characterization and antimicrobial activities of nickel(ii) and copper(ii) schiff-base complexes,  Rajasekar, M., S. Sreedaran, R. Prabu, V. Narayanan, R. Jegadeesh, N. Raaman, A. Kalilur Rahiman,  Journal of Coordination Chemistry,  63,  (2010),  136-146, 
  • N-benzoylated 1,4,8,11 tetraazacyclotetradecane and their copper(ii) and nickel(ii) complexes: spectral, magnetic, electrochemical, crystal structure, catalytic and antimicrobial studies,  Nirmala, G. A. Kalilur Rahiman, S. Sreedaran, R. Jegadeesh, N. Raaman, V. Narayanan,  Spectrochimica Acta Part A,  77,  (2010),  92-100, 
  • Regioselective facile one-pot Friedlander synthesis of sugar-based heterocyclic biomolecules,  Nagarajan, S., P. Arjun, N. Raaman, and T. Mohan Das,  Carbohydrate Research,  345,  (2010),  1988-1997, 
  • Synthesis and antioxidant activity of a novel class of 4,6-o-protected o- glycosides and their utility in disaccharide synthesis,  Rajaganesh, R., J. Jayakumar, C. Sivaraj, N. Raaman, and T. Mohan Das,  Carbohydrate Research,  345,  (2010),  1649-1657, 
  • Optimization of extracellular tannase production from Paecilomyces variotii,  Raaman, N., B. Mahendran, C. Jaganathan, S. Sukumar and V. Chandrasekaran,  World J. Microbiology and Biotechnology,  26,  (2010),  1033-1039, 
  • Antimicrobial Activities of Different Organic  Extract of Nut Shells of Juglans Regia (walnut),  Raaman, N., K. Mathiyazhagan, R. Jegadeesh, S. Divakar, S. Vennila and K. Balasubramanian,  Journal of Herbal Science and Technology,  8,  (2011),  20-22, 
  • Molecular Docking Study of Compounds Isolated from Fruits of Helicteres Isora for Antidiabetic Activity,  Raaman, N., Vennila. S, Balasubramanian. K, Mathiyazhagan. K and Divakar. S.,  Journal of Advanced Biotechnology,  11,  (2011),  19-21, 
  • Micropropagation, antimicrobial activity and  phytochemical analysis of Clerodendron phlomidis,  Raaman, N., S. Divakar, P. Jeyam, L. Hariprasath, M. Baskar and K. Mathiyazhagan,  Medicinal Plants,  3,  (2011),  119-127, 
  • Elemental analysis of mycorrhizal and actinorhizal inoculated Casuarina equisetifolia under glasshouse condition,  Sanniyasi, E., M. Prabakaran, M. and N. Raaman,  Biotechnology,  5,  (2011),  56-62, 
  •   Effect of Pleurotus djamor  var. roseus, an Edible Mushroom on Neutrophil Functions  ,  N. Raaman, R. Jegadeesh, L. Hariprasath, K. Kumaresan, R. Srikumar,  Food and Agricultural Immunology,  22,  (2011),  229-234, 
  •  Studies on the synthesis and antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of a novel class of fluorescein-based glycosides,  M. Rajasekar, R.Jagadeesh, N.Raaman and T. Mohan Das,  Carbohydrate Research,  346,  (2011),  106-113, 
  • Protective efficacy of aqueous extract of Naringi crenulata leaves against shampoo (Endocrine Disruptor) induced toxicity in Labeo rohita,  Allayie, S.A., S. Hemalatha, C. Elanchezhiyan, V. Manoharan, N. Silabarasan, K. Balasubramanian, N. Raaman and C. Sivaraj,  Journal of aquaculture Research Development,  3,  (2012),  1-3, 
  • Removal of chromium using Rhizobium leguminosarum. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology,  Raaman, N., B. Mahendran, C. Jaganathan, S. Sukumar and V. Chandrasekar,  World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology,  28,  (2012),  627-636, 
  • Influence of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on growth and selenium uptake by garlic plants,  Patharajan, S. and N. Raaman,  Archieves of Phytopathology and Plant Protection,  45,  (2012),  138-151, 
  • Effect of an Edible Mushroom Pleurotus djamor var. roseus on Adaptive Immune Response in Albino Rats,  Raaman, N., R. Jegadeesh, L. Hariprasath, R. Srikumar and S.R. Ayyappan,  Biomedicine,  31,  (2012),  185-189, 
  • Stereoselective synthesis of sugar-based b-lactam derivatives: docking studies and its biological evaluation,  Nagarajan, S., P. Arjun, N. Raaman A. Shah, M.E. Shobia and T. Mohan Das,  Tetrahydron,  68,  (2012),  3037-3045, 

Seminar / Conference / Workshop

National

  • National programme on  Electron  Microscopy  for Biologists. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 25 November, 13 December, 1986.
  • National  workshop on mycorrhizae. JNU, New Delhi. March 13-15,1987.
  • DST workshop on "Methodology in mycorrhizal research". C.A.S.in Botany, University  of  Madras. January  23-28, 1988 (Co-convenor).
  • National  seminar on Statistics for Biologists. Madurai Kamaraj University,May 16-20, 1988.
  • Second National workshop on "Practical Techniques in Electron Microscopy". Institute of Pathology & Electron Microscopy, Madras Medical college,Aug.10-12, 1988.
  • Mahabaleshwar Seminar on modern Biology, Emerging trends in Biotechnology, Mahabaleshwar, Nov.14-19,1988
  • Seminar on molecular plant pathology, C.A.S. in Botany, University of Madras, February 17-18, 1989.
  • Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists IX & X Annual conferences, Madras Medical college, September 9-10,1989 (Resource person).
  • ICFRE Project  Monitoring Workshop. Institute of Deciduous forest, Jabalpur, Deccember 22-23.
  • Asian workshop on International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme - A study of Global exchange. National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, February 11-15, 1991.
  • UGC Project Monitoring Workshop. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, February 10-12, 1992.
  • DST   Project   Monitoring   Workshop.  University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, March 7-8, 1992.
  • World neem conference, Bangalore, Feb 22-28, 1993.
  • All India  Symposium on Bio-fertilizers with reference to Nitrogen fixing microorganisms and mycorrhizae. C.A.S. in Botany, University of Madras, Madras. March  12-13, 1993.
  • National symposium on recent developments in biocontrol of plant pathogens. C.A.S. in Botany, University of Madras, Madras March 11-12, 1994.
  • National  seminar   on  Root Microbiology of tropical nitrogen fixing trees in relation to nitrogen and phosphorus nutrition. Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, Coimbatore, December 6-9, 1994.
  • Annual Review meeting of DoE projects. Goa University, 30.1.1995 -1.2.1995.
  • National  conference  on mycorrhizal technology, University of Madras, March 17-18, 1995.
  • National Seminar on use of Lignite Fly ash in agriculture. Annamalai University, December 20-22, 1995.
  • National  conference  on Environmental Biotechnology: Utilization of Industrial Wastes - Potentials and Limitations, Bharathidasan University, Trichy, March 16-18, 1996.
  • IUFRO Symposium  on Innovations in forest tree seed  science and nursery technology. Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, November 22-25, 1997.
  • National symposium on Recent Developments in Plant Pathology, CAS in Botany, University of Madras, Madras, February 26-27, 1998.
  • Department of Environment and Forestry project monitoring meeting. Regional Research Laboratory, Bhubaneswar, March, 3-4, 1998.
  • UGC projects monitoring meeting, University of Calicut, Calicut, October 6-8, 1998.
  • 20th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research  Institute, Chennai, October 1-3, 1999.
  • Conservation assessment and management plan workshop for Orchids of the  Western Ghats, Institute for Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore, May 15-19, 2000.
  • National symposium on Microbes in bioremediation for an Eco-friendly environment in the New Millennium, University of Madras, 6-7, January, 2000.
  • Symposium on Biotechnology of plant protection, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 25-27, February, 2000.
  • National Conference on the Scope of Siddha Medicine in the new Millennium, Chennai, 15-16 July, 2000.
  • National Symposium on Prospects and Potentials of Plant Biotechnology in India. Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur,18-21 October, 2000.
  • National conference on Molecular aspects of host-pathogen interactions.  21 March, 2001.
  • National Seminar on Environmental Problems and Perspectives, Environmental Research Academy International, Visakhapatnam, 4-5 June, 2001.
  • National Seminar on Environmental Pollution, Impacts, Remediation and Management (EPIRAM) Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, 06-07 July, 2001.
  • National Conference on recent trends in Microbial Biotechnology”. SASTRA Deemed University, Tanjavur, 11 & 12 March, 2004.
  • Fulbright Mentoring Worshop. University of Madras, Chennai, 07 July, 2005.
  • National Conference on Recent Trends on Medicinal Plants research. University of Madras, Chennnai, 24-25 Jan, 2007.
  • National Symposium on Emerging Trends on Biology of Fungi. Punjabi University, Patiala, 30-31 Jan 2007.
  • National Seminar on Environmental Biotechnology - Opportunities & Challenges at Thiagarajar College, Madurai 22-23 February, 2007.
  • National Symposium on  Plant Cytogenetics: Recent Trends at Punjabi University, Patiala  to be held from 15th to 16th  Feb., 2008.
  • Consultative Workshop on Preparation of Action Plan/Strategy paper and Road  Map for the Development of Medicinal Plants Sector in Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu State Medicinal Plants Board, Chennai. 10.1.2008
  • First Asian PGPR Congress for Sustainable Agriculture at Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad . 21-24 June 2009.
  • National Symposium on Botanical Researches – Present Scenario. Panjabi University, Patiala.18th to 19th Feb 2010. (Delivered Plenary Lecture).
  • Virology Conference “VIROCON”-2010 at Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupati .18th to 20th  March, 2010 (deliver a Lead lecture).
  • National Conference on Conservation and Utilization of Medicinal Plants at The Standard Fireworks Rajaratnam College for Women, Sivakasi  on 9th December, 2010 (Delivered Key note address).
  • 2nd Karpagam University Annual Research Congress-2010 at Karpagam University Coimbatore on 10th December, 2010 (Delivered Key note address).
  • National Symposium "Fungal Biology and Applications" at Punjabi University, Patiala  from 21st & 22nd March, 2011 (Delivered Plenary Lecture).
  • UGC-SAP Lecture at Osmania University, Hyderabad 29th March 2011, (Delivered Plenary Lecture). 
  • One-day Workshop on Academy-Industry Meet to Upgrade Herbal Medicine 8th, August 2011 at  Annamalai University, Chidambaram (Delivered Invited  Lecture).
  • National Seminar on Fungi and Health care at Mithibai College, Mumbai on 6th & 7th Jan. 2012 (Delivered Invited Lecture).
  • National Conference on Mycodiversity with its Sustainable Exploration and Biotechnological Applications and 38th Annual Meeting of Mycological Society of India " at Amravati, Maharastra on  6th  & 7th  February, 2012 ( Delivered Invited Lecture).
  • National Seminar on current status and future prospectus of Plant Therapeutics and phytomedicines at Periyar University, Salem, 14.2.2012 (Delivered Valedictory address).
  • National Symposium on Plant Cytogenetics: New Approaches  at Punjabi University, Patiala , 23rd  & 24th  Feb, 2012 (Delivered Plenary Lecture).
  • National conference on Current Trends in Medicinal, Aromatic plants and Plant products at Osmania University, Hyderabad  17th & 18th  Mar, 2012 (Delivered Invited Lecture).
  • National Seminar cum Workshop on Drug Design and Industrial Applications at Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, 7th-9th March 2012.  

International

  • International workshop on Agroforestry for Rural needs. Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, Feb. 22-26,1987.
  • First Asian conference on Mycorrhizae. C.A.S. in Botany, University of Madras,January 29-31,1988 (Co-organiser).
  • 18th Annual  Conference of Electron Miroscpope Society of India. North Eastern Hill University,  Shillong, October 4- 6,1988.
  • International  symposium on bioinoculants - inoculum production  and  constraints  for  large scale multiplication of  beneficial  bacterial, algal  and  mycorrhizal organisms. Sri Pushpam college, Poondi, November 15-18,1989.
  • International workshop on Basics in Mycorrhiza and its Biotechnology. JNU, New  Delhi, December  7-21,1989 (Resource Person).
  • Second Asian Conference on Mycorrhizae.  Chiang Mai, Thailand, March 12-17, 1991.
  • International  Symposium  on Teak. Trivandrum, Dec 2-4,1991.
  • International  Seminar  on  Managing red and lateritic  soils for sustainable agriculture. International Society of Soil Science, Bangalore. September 24-28, 1993.
  • International Conference on Plant Pathogenic Bacteria, C.A.S. in Botany, University of Madras, Madras, India, August 26-29, 1996.
  • International Conference on the Remediation and Management of Degraded Lands, Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, December 3-6, 1996.
  • International Conference on  Industrial  Pollution  and Control Technologies. Jawaharlal Nehru University of  Technology, Hyderabad, November 17-19, 1997.
  • International Seminar on Ecorestoration, Bio-diversity conservation and sustainable development.  Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, December 6-8, 1997.
  • International Conference on Environmental Contamination Toxicology and Health, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, September 23-25, 1998.
  • Workshop on Natural Toxins, Bangkok, September, 27-30, 1998.
  • International Conference on Frontiers in Fungal Biotechnology and Plant Pathogen relations. Osmania University, Hyderabad, January 16-18, 1999.
  • Workshop on biocontrol of bacteria and fungal pathogens, Sevilla, Spain. 30.11.2000 - 03.12.2000.
  • International Seminar on "Medicinal Plants - Quality Standardization", Chennai, 9-10 June, 2001.
  • 3rd IUPAC International Conf. on Biodiversity (ICOB-3): Biomolecular aspects of Biodiversity and Innovative Utilization. Antalya, Turkey, 3-8 November 2001.
  • 6th Symposium of the International Society of Root Research.Nagoya, Japan, 11-15 November 2001. 
  • International symposium on Milestones in the development of Mycology and Plant pathology. Chennai, 28-30 March, 2002.
  • Fourth International conference on Mycorrhizae. Montreal, Canada 10- 15 August , 2003.
  • IUPAC International Conference on Biodiversity and Natural Products: Chemistry and Medical Applications”. University of Delhi, New Delhi, 26-31th January 2004.
  • Indo-UK Workshop on Ethics in Medical Research. University of Madras, Chennai, 11 October, 2004.
  • Asian Conference on Emerging Trends in Plant- Microbe Interactions.  University of Madras, Chennai, 8-10 Dec, 2005.
  • International Conference on Globalization of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Systems of Medicine. Tamil Agricultural University, Coimbatore, 16-18 March, 2006.
  • Second International Conference and Indo-Canadian Satellite Symposium on Pharmaceutical Sciences, Technology and Practice and Natural Health Products  at J.S.S. College of Pharmacy, Ooty , 24 - 26, February, 2007.
  • Third Global Summit on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 21-24 Nov,2007.
  • Third  Bilateral Symposium on Structural Biology. National University of Singapore. 30.11.2007-1.12. 2007.
  • Second International Symposium on Translational Cancer Research: Natural Products and Cancer. Lonavala (Mumbai), 9-12, December, 2007.
  • Indo-Australian workshop on Plant Nutraceuticals and Bioactive Molecules: A Growth Opportunity for the Pharmaceutical Industries in Australia and  India. JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty. June 2-6, 2009.
  • International Conference on Challenging and Emerging Dimensions in Medicinal/Herbal Plants and their Products: A Global Perspective 26-28 November, 2010 Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, India ( Delivered Invited Lecture)
  • International Conference on Natural Products and Biomedical Technology (ICNPBT-2011) from 10th to 12th January 2011 at Annamalai University, Chidambaram (Delivered Plenary Lecture).  
  • National Conference on Mycodiversity with its Sustainable Exploration and Biotechnological Applications and 38th Annual Meeting of Mycological Society of India " at Amravati, Maharastra on  6th & 7th February, 2012 ( Delivered Invited Lecture).  

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