Dr. Praveen Kumar P P

Department : Zoology

Name: Dr. Praveen Kumar P P
Designation: Assistant Professor
Academic Qualifications: M.Sc Zoology, Kannur University (Third Rank)
B.Ed Natural Science, Kannur University
M.Phil Zoology, Calicut University
PhD Biotechnology, University of Kerala (Research Centre: Rajiv Gandhi Center for Biotechnology)
Post Doctoral Research. Pennsylvania State University, USA
State Eligibility Test
Email : praveenpp04@yahoo.com, praveen@gcwtvm.ac.in
Contact: 9446265429, 8848262596
Currently, I am seeking a highly motivated PhD candidate to join me for a PhD in Zoology (Kerala University)
Interested candidate with valid CSIR/UGC JRF may contact me with a detailed CV

List of Recent Publications 

Praveen Kumar, Archana G Mohanan, Anil Kumar AK(2020 Homology Modelling, Phylogenetic Analysis and Molecular Docking of Glutamine Aminotransferase, gatD from Clostridium botulinum (Accepted for publication in Indo Global Journal of Pharmaceutical Science, UGC CARE listed 

Mariam Mammen, Archana G Mohanan, Praveen Kumar (2020) Computational and experimental validation of Methotrexate as Staphylococcal -DHFR inhibitor (current Trends in Biotechnology and Pharmacy Scopus indexed Cite score:0.4)                 

 Kumar Praveen and Mohanan Archana G. (2020) Structure-based virtual screening and molecular docking for the identification of potential biofilm inhibitors, Research Journal of Biotechnology15 (4) 107-115. (Scopus indexed) 

Lubaina, A. & Renjith, P. & Kumar, Praveen. (2019) Antibacterial potential of different        extracts of pineapple peel against gram-positive and gram-negative bacterial  strains. Asian Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. 5, 66-7 

Pradeep Kumar, A. John, P. Kumar, K.V. Dinesh Babu, D.A. Evans (2018) Larvicidal efficacy of Adiantobischrysene from Adiantumlatifolium against Oryctes rhinoceros through disrupting metamorphosis and impeding microbial mediated digestion, Pest Manag. Sci., 74, 1821–1828(Science citation Indexed, Impact factor:3.75)

Older publications

2011 Presence of qnrVC3 gene cassette in SXT and class 1 integrons of Vibrio choleraeInt J Antimicrob Agents37: 280-281
2011 Classical ctxB gene in Vibrio cholerae O1 and O56 serogroups from Kerala, South India. J Med Microbiol60: 559-60
2011 Characterization of novel alleles of toxin co-regulated pilus A gene (tcpA) from environmental isolates of Vibrio choleraeCurr Microbiol62:758-63.
2010 Inhibition of Vibrio cholerae biofilm by AiiA enzyme produced from Bacillus spp. Arch Microbiol192: 1019-22.
2010 Characterization of an SXT variant Vibrio cholerae O1 Ogawa isolated from a patient in Trivandrum, India. FEMS Microbiol Lett303:132-6
2010 Rapid detection of virulence-associated genes in environmental strains of Vibrio cholerae by multiplex PCR. Curr Microbiol60: 199-202
2009  Multiresistant Vibrio cholerae non-O1/non-O139 from waters in South India: resistance patterns and virulence-associated gene profiles. J Basic Microbiol49: 538-44.
2009  Presence of dfr6 gene cassette in superintegron of non-O1/non-O139 strain of Vibrio choleraeAntimicrob Agents Chemother53: 4959-60.
2009  Detection of virulence genes in Vibrio cholerae isolated from aquatic environment in Kerala, Southern India. Appl Biochem Biotechnol151: 256-62
2009 Tannin Acyl Hydrolase Production by Citrobacter sp. isolated from Tannin rich Environment, using Tamarindus indica seed powder. J. Appl. Sci. Environ. Manage. 13: 95 – 97
Details of Awards/Recognitions
Year Awards/recognition
2013 UGC-Raman Post -Doctoral Fellowship (2013-14) for undergoing research in Pennsylvania State University, USA
2012 M. R. Das Best Career Award (2012) for the best overall performance in the PhD programme in terms of the cumulative impact factor from Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology
2009 ICAAC Infectious Diseases Fellows Grant, ASM (2009) for attending ASM conference on ‘Interscience conference antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy’. San Francisco, USA
2008 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Education scholarship (2008) for attending Keystone conference on ‘Pathogenesis and control of emerging infections and drug resistant organism’. Bangkok, Thailand.
2008 Senior Research Fellow award (2008) from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India
2006 Junior Research Fellow award (2006) from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India
Details of participation in seminars/conferences/workshops
seminar/conference/workshop National / International
International Conference on New Horizons in Biotechnology International
Keystone Symposia on emerging infectious disease and drug resistant organism International
 Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) International
Indo US symposium on emerging concepts of cancer Biology International
International Symposium on drug abuse and HIV/AIDS International
Two day workshop on Bioinformatics National
Details of papers presented in seminars/conferences/workshops
Year seminar/conference/workshop National/ International
2007 International Conference on New Horizons in Biotechnology International
2008 Keystone Symposia on emerging infectious disease and drug resistant organism International
2009  Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) International