Assistant Professor

Dr. Sumathi V, M.Sc., BEd, Ph.D

Address:

Dept. of Botany, Sree Krishna College Guruvayur, Thrissur, PIN – 680102, KERALA

Email: suma.v07@gmail.com

Education
  • Ph.D (Botany) :   Indian Institute of Spices Research, Kozhikode (2008)
  • BEd  (Natural Sciences) : Calicut University Teacher Education Center (2001)
  • M.Sc. (Botany) : Zamorin’s Guruvayurappan College, Kozhikode (2000)
Awards /Fellowship
  • Ray Best Scientific Article Award (2015)
  • CSIR Fellowship for Doctoral studies (2001)

Research interests

  • Proteomics, Genomics, Marker assisted selection.

Positions Held

  • Assistant Professor : Dept. of Botany, Sree Krishna College, Guruvayur (2019 – Present)
  • Guest Lecturer: Farook College,  Kozhikode (2018-2019)
  • FDP Substitute Lecturer: Govt. Brennen College, Thalassery (2015 – 2018)
  • FDP Substitute Lecturer:  Govt. Arts College, Kohikode (2011-2012)
  • FDP Substitute Lecturer : Govt. Brennen College, Thalassery (2009 – 2011)
  • Guest Lecturer: Zamorin’s Guruvayurappan College, Kozhikode (2008-2009)
  • Research Scholar: Dept. of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Spices Research, Kozhikode (2001-2007)

Publications

1.    Protocols for In Vitro Propagation, Conservation, Synthetic Seed Production, Embryo Rescue, Microrhizome Production, Molecular Profiling, and Genetic Transformation in Ginger ( Zingiber offi cinale Roscoe.) K. Nirmal Babu , K. Samsudeen , Minoo Divakaran , Geetha S. Pillai ,V. Sumathi , K. Praveen , P.N. Ravindran , and K.V. Peter. In SM Jain (Ed), Springer Protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology 1391, Protocols for In Vitro Cultures and Secondary Metabolite Analysis of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants, (Second Edition) Springer, USA Pp 403-426. 2016

2. Protocols for In Vitro Propagation, Conservation, Synthetic Seed Production, Microrhizome Production, and Molecular Profiling in Turmeric (Curcuma longa ) K. Nirmal Babu , Minoo Divakaran , Geetha S. Pillai , V. Sumathi ,K. Praveen , Rahul P. Raj , H. J. Akshita , P. N. Ravindran , and K. V. Peter. InSM Jain (Ed), Springer Protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology 1391, Protocols for In Vitro Cultures and Secondary Metabolite Analysis of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants, (Second Edition) Springer, USA. Pp387-401. 2016

3. Induction and Field performance of in vitro microrhizomes of turmeric (Curcuma longa L) for production of disease free planting material, Sumathi V, Geetha SP, Minoo D, Smitha S and Nirmal Babu K. International Journal of Innovative Horticulture 3(2), 142-150 (2015).

4. Biotechnology of Turmeric and Related Species. Nirmal Babu K, Minoo D, Geetha SP, Sumathi V and Praveen K. In Turmeric The Genus Curcuma Ravindran PN Nirmal Babu K and Srinivasan. Medicinal and Aromatic Plants- Industrial Profiles CRC Press. Taylor and Francis Group. Pp. 107-127. (2007).

5. Cryopreservation of in vitro grown shoots of ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc). Yamuna G, Sumathi V, Praveen K, Swapna N and Nirmal Babu K. Cryoletters 28(4), 241-252. (2007).

  1. Cell biology of Plant cultures and Development. Nirmal Babu K, Geetha SP, Anu A, Minoo D and Sumathi V. In R. Keshavachandran and KV Peter et al (eds.) Plant tissue Culture and Gene Transfer for Crop Improvement .Orient Longman New Delhi, Pp.16 – 44. (2007)
Courses & Training Attended
  1. FIP Orientation Programme under UGC HRDC , Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (2021)
  2. Refresher Course in Drug Discovery and Novel Drug Development- Analytical Interpretation of Research Data under UGC HRDC, Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University, Hyderabad (2023)