Krishnaswamy Ezhilan Vivekanandan
Marine Microbiology and Marine chemistry: Production of lignocellulosic enzymes from marine microbes and application towards degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Nutrients accumulation and studies in the biogeochemical cycles, analysis of microbial diversity in the marine ecosystem, estuaries, microalgae and its bioactive compounds and trace metal analysis in marine sediments and water.
Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Bharath Institute of higher education and research, Selaiyur, Chennai Tamilnadu,India.
Nature of duty: I am teaching various subjects for both the undergraduatesand Postgraduates.I am handling practical classes for the under graduates with credit points of 3 and theory lessons with 4 credits.
Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Nehru artsand
Science College. Thirumalayampalayam, Coimbatore, TN,India.
Natureofduty: I have taught various subjects for both the undergraduates
and Postgraduates. Subjects such as microbial diversity,
Duration: Jun 2016-Jun2017
Position: Junior research fellow, CAS in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai, Tamil nadu,India.
Project title: Sustained Indian Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research- SIBER Funded by Ministry of Earth Sciences-Govt ofIndia.
Research Theme : The overarching goal of the SIBER program is to motivate and coordinate international interest in Indian Ocean research inorder to improve our understanding of the role of the Indian Ocean in global biogeochemical cycles . The Indian theme was to predict the role of Hydrobiological studies in Vellar estuary and Coleroonecosystem.
Researchmentor: Dr. T.Balasubramanian
Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai, Tamilnadu
Research Highlights: Analyse the water and sediment nutrients load in the estuaries of Vellar and Coleroon a tropical estuaries in south east coast ofIndia. The samples were taken accordingly to the respective seasons like the Premonsoon, summer, monsoon, postmonsoon.
Title ofResearch Production and characterization of laccase enzyme from Aspergillus nidulans and its ability on degradation of Anthracene compound(PAH).
ResearchHighlights Isolation of laccase producing marine fungi , production of
the enzymes by solid substrate fermentation.
Characterization and Optimization studies by using the RSM
(Response surface Methodology). Bioremediation of
polycyclic aromatic Hydrocarbons using the Lignocellulosic
S.Sivaraj, P. Murugesan, S. Muthuvelu, K.E. Vivekanandan, S. Vijayalakshmi, AMBI and M- AMBI indices as a robust tool for assessing the effluent stressed ecosystem in Nandgaon coastal waters, Maharashtra, India. Estuarine, coastal and shelf science 146 (2014) 60-67(IF-2.27).
vAnish Saini, Rohini Kumar M, Karthik Senan, Shakti Sagar, Vivekanandan K. E, Jabez Osborne W. Remediation of lead (Pb) by a novel Klebsiella sp. Isolated from tannery effluent of Ranipet, Vellore district .African journal of biotechnology 2013 Vol. 12(32), pp. 5069-5074(IF-1.0)
vK.E.Vivekanandan, S.Kumaresan, R.SatishKumar, T.Balasubramian,”Optimization of medium composition of laccase production by Aspergillus nidulans KF974331 through response surface methodology- A statistical approach”., International journal of research in pure and applied microbiology 2014; 4(2): 32-38. ISSN 2277–3843.
vK.E.Vivekanandan, S. Sivaraj and S. Kumaresan, “Characterization and purification of laccase enzyme from Aspergillus nidulans CASVK3 from Vellar estuary south east coast of India”. Int. J. Curr. Microbiol. App.Sci 2014 3(10). 213-227. ISSN: 2319-7706
vK.E.Vivekanandan ,K. Gokul Raj, S. Kumaresan, M. Pandi, “Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticle activity against bacterial strain, cephalexin antibiotic synergistic activity” Int j curr sci 2012, 4: 1- 7. ISSN 2250-1770.
vK.E.Vivekanandan, Ajeesh P.R. Phytochemical screening and antibacterial evaluation of the leaf and root extracts of Cassia alata. International journal for research in applied science & engineering technology (IJRASET) 2018; 6(2) p 820-826 ISSN: 2321-9653.
vK.E.Vivekanandan, P.Murugesan, S.Kumaresan, Development of water quality model in the Velars and Coleroon estuarine complex, South east coast of India-A modelling study. Journal of environmental sciences.
Techniques: Microbial techniques, Immunological techniques, plant tissue cultures, Callus culture, SDS –PAGE, PCR analysis. Instruments: GC-MS Perkin Elmer, CHNS analyzer- Perkin Elmer, UV–Spectrophotometer-Shimadzu, Fluroscence Microscope Leica, Stereomicroscope. Fluroscence Spectrophotometer – Shimadzu , SKALAR-automated water sampler, HPLC –
Nov2010-Sept2015 PhD Marine Microbiology, (Specialization inmarine
Pollution lab), CAS in marine biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai, Tamilnadu, India.
July2008-Aug2010 MSc. Applied Microbiology, school of biosciencesand
Technology, VIT University, Vellore , Tamilnadu (71.2%)
May2005-Jun2008 BSc. Biotechnology, Department ofbiotechnology
Sathyabama University Chennai TN(72%)
Mar2011-April2015 Junior research fellow, SIBER –Project, CAS inmarine
Biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai, Tamilnadu India.
Scientific workshops and trainings
Nov 2011 Attendedworkshop on marine corrosion and surface engineering held at the Centre of Advanced study in Marine biology, Faculty of Marine sciences, Annamalai University, Parangipettai
Jul 2009 Lecture workshop on plant genetic resources :Mapping Utilization & Conservation sponsored by Indian Academy Of Sciences ,Indian National Academy Of Sciences organized by SBST, VIT University,Vellore.