Dr PRADEEPKUMAR R                                                         

Associate Professor

Dept. Of Zoology

Govt. College for Women

Trivandrum, India-695014

E-mail: pradeepnta2005@gmail.com


Academic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D.  (Zoology, University of Kerala,  2020)
  • M.Phil. (Zoology, University of Kerala,  2001)
  • M.Sc.  (Zoology, University of Kerala,  1996)
  • B.Ed. (Natural Science, University of Kerala,  1997)
  • CSIR-UGC NET (Life Science,1999)

Other qualifications:

SET, NCVT training

Area of Interest (Teaching)

Immunology, Biophysics, Physiology

Area of Interest (Research)

Plant natural products

Research Papers published

  1. Pradeep Kumar R.(2023). Need and Possibilities of Phytocompounds against SARS-CoV-2: Recent Advances in COVID-19 Therapy. Current Traditional Medicine 10: 17. https://doi.org/10.2174/2215083809666230221151814
  2. Siddique S, Kumar RP (2022) “3β-Acetoxy-21α-H-hop-22(29)ene, a novel multitargeted phytocompound against SARS-CoV-2: in silico screening”. Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, 41: 3884-3891. https://doi.org/10.1080/07391102.2022.2058094
  3. Kumar RP, Siddique S (2021) “22-Hydroxyhopane, a novel multitargeted phytocompound against SARS-CoV-2 from Adiantum latifolium Lam”. Natural Product Research, 36: 4276–4281. https://doi.org/10.1080/14786419.2021.1976177
  4. Pradeepkumar R, Evans DA, Dinesh Babu KV (2019) “Characterization of Multipotent Compounds from Adiantum latifolium Leaves by Liquid Chromatography-Electrospray-Mass Spectroscopy”. Analytical Chemistry Letters, 9: 682–696. https://doi.org/10.1080/22297928.2019.1674185
  5. Pradeepkumar R, Dinesh Babu KV, Evans DA (2019) “Isolation, characterization and mode of action of a larvicidal compound, 22-hydroxyhopane from Adiantum latifolium Lam. against Oryctes rhinoceros Linn”. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology, 153:161–170. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.PESTBP.2018.11.018
  6. Pradeepkumar, R.; John, A.; Kumar, P.; Dinesh Babu, K. V.; Evans, D. A (2018) “Larvicidal efficacy of Adiantobischrysene from Adiantum latifolium against Oryctes rhinoceros through disrupting metamorphosis and impeding microbial mediated digestion”. Pest Management Science, 74:1821–1828. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.4880

Paper Presentations:

1.“Phytocompound leads from Adiantum latifolium in compating SARS-COV-2”, ‘National seminar on Ecosystem-Monitoring, Assessment and Conservation’ March, 2022, Department of Botany, Govt. College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram.

2.“Larvicidal efficacy and mode of action of 22-hydroxyhopane from Adiantum latifolium against Oryctes   rhinoceros (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)” February, 2019, 31st Kerala Science Congress at Kollam.

3.“Isolation and identification of phytocompounds from Adiantum latifolium and their mode of action against Oryctes rhinoceros”, ‘National seminar on insights into the interdisciplinary perspectives of chemical and biosciences’ February 2018, Department of Chemistry, Botany and Biotechnology, Govt. Arts College, Thiruvananthapuram.

4.“Isolation and identification of triterpenoids with antibacterial and     larvicidal     activity from Adiantum latifolium against Oryctes rhinoceros (Coleoptera:Scarabaeidae)”, January, 2018, 30th Kerala Science Congress at Thalassery.

5.“Isolation and identification of compounds   with antibacterial   and  larvicidal   activity   from Adiantum latifolium  against Oryctes rhinoceros”,  ‘International Seminar on Frontiers in Genomics and Molecular Techniques’, March, 2017, Department of Zoology, University College ,Thiruvananthapuram.

6.“Larvicidal  and antibacterial  potential  of leaf  powder  extract of Adiantum  latifolium against  Oryctes  rhinoceros (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)”. ‘National seminar on Recent trends in Life Science Research’, January, 2017, Department of Zoology, University College, Thiruvananthapuram.

7.“Screening of plants for larvicidal activity against Oryctes  rhinoceros (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)”, National seminar on ‘Challenges in Biodiversity Conservation and Management’, March 2016, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram.