Dr. S. Janarthanan

Professor and Head
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Office: Department of Zoology University of Madras, Guindy Campus Chennai- 600 025


Off: 22202840  Res: Nil


Office: janas.09@unom.ac.in

Other: janas_09@yahoo.co.in,


  • Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, Scheme for Young Scientists (SYS), 1998
  • ·    Department of Biotechnology (Government of India) Overseas Associateship, Long Term, 2000.
  • Department of Biotechnology (Government of India) Overseas Associateship, Short Term, 2006.


  • Life Member, Entomology Academy of India
  • Member, Association of the Advancement of Entomology
  • Member, The Entomological Society of India

Projects (Total Projects : 2)

  • Title
    Studies on phylogenetic linearity of insects using 18S and 28S rRNA gene sequences and its validation up to the order level.
    Duration 2010-2013
    Funding Agency UGC
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) 5
  • Title
    Nanostructured silica, a novel insecticide for the control of the stored product pest Callosobruchus maculatus.
    Duration 2011-2014
    Funding Agency National Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, University of Madras
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) 5


Articles (Total Articles: 9)
  • Designing Specific Oligonucleotide Primers for Metallothionein Genes.,  Thomas, P. J., T. Anand, P. Suresh, S. Janarthanan and S. Vincent,  Indian Journal of Biotechnology,  2006,  (5),  120-122
  • Comparative modeling and prediction of carbohydrate binding pockets in 3-D structure of Lablab purpureus arcelin.,  Arumugam, N., Janarthanan, S., Sakthivelkumar, S. and Veeramani, V.,  International Journal of Computer Applications,  21,  (2011),  14-19
  • Screening of selected marine algae from the coastal Tamil Nadu, South India for antibacterial activity.,  Devanya, R. X., Sakthivelkumar, S., Rajendran, K., Janarthanan, S.,  Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine,  (2011),  1-9
  •  Arcelins from an Indian wild bean, Lablab purpureus, and insecticidal activity in storage pests.,  Janarthanan, S., P. Suresh, G. Radke, T. D. Morgan and B. Oppert.,  Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry,  56,  (2008),  1676-1682
  • Comparison of insecticide resistance and susceptible populations of Spodoptera litura Fab.,  Janarthanan, S., S. Seshadri, K. Kathiravan & S. Ignacimuthu.,  Indian Journal of Biotechnology,  2,  (2003),  539-542
  • Pathogenicity of entomopathogens, Bacillus thuringiensis (Kurstaki) and Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) to the larvae of Spodoptera litura (F.) and Pericallia ricini (F.).,  Sally Gloriana, N. Raja, S. Seshadri, S. Janarthanan & S. Ignacimuthu.,  Biological Agriculture and Horticulture,  18,  (2001),  235-242
  • Efficacy of Beauveria bassiana (Deuteromycota: Hyphomycetes) for the control of rice weevil Sitophilus oryzae (L.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).,  Sheeba, S., S. Seshadri, N. Raja, S. Janarthanan & S. Ignacimuthu.,  Applied Entomology and Zoology,  1,  (2001),  117-120
  • The nutritional and hormonal interaction on storage proteins in the silkworm, Bombyx mori L.,  Janarthanan, S., S. Shankar, M. Krishnan & S. Ignacimuthu.,  Journal of Biosciences,  24,  (1999),  101-105
  • Chemical basis of resistance in pulses to Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae).,  Ignacimuthu, S., S. Janarthanan & B. Balachandran.,  Journal of Stored Products Research,  4,  (1999),  1-11


  • “Antibacterial activity of some selected seaweeds from Tuticorin Coastal Region, Tamil Nadu, India”, National conference on “Emerging Trends in Biological Research (NCEBR’2011)” February 21 & 22, 2011, organized by Department of Zoology, University of Madras, Chennai-600 025
  • “Antibacterial Activity of the sea weeds, Chaetomorpha linum and Padina gymnospora on selected Gram-negative and Gram-positive human bacterial pathogens”, National Conference on “Natural Products Research” March 25 & 26, 2011, organized by Department of Biotechnology, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore


Ph.D Awarded 1
Ph.D Students 8
M.Phil Awarded 17
M.Phil Students 2

Additional Informations

Teaching Economic Entomology and Basic Biotechnology as Elective subjects at P.G. level.