Dr Praveen Kumar P P                                                             

Associate Professor, Dept. of Zoology

Govt. College for Women

Trivandrum, India-694014

E-mail: praveenpp04@yahoo.com, praveen@gcwtvm.ac.in



2006-2011……..…PhD Biotechnology, Rajiv Gandhi Center for Biotechnology, University of Kerala, India

2004- 2005……….. M.Phil Zoology, Department of Zoology, University of Calicut, India

1999-2001………….M.Sc Zoology, Sree Narayana College, Kannur University, India

1996-1999…………B.Sc Zoology, P.R.N.S.S College, Kannur University, India

Award and Honors

  • UGC-Raman Post -Doctoral Fellowship (2013-14) for undergoing research in Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • 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
  • ICAAC Infectious Diseases Fellows Grant, ASM (2009) for attending ASM conference on ‘Interscience conference antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy’. San Francisco, USA
  • 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.
  • Senior Research Fellow award (2008) from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India
  • Junior Research Fellow award (2005) from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India
  • Junior Research Fellow (2005) award in project schemes from Indian Council for Medical Research, Government of India
  • Third rank in M.Sc degree examination, Kannur University, Kerala, India 2001

Papers Presented in International Conferences

  • Praveen Kumar, Wilson Peter A and Sabu Thomas. Drug resistance in environmental isolates of V. cholerae: Role of class 1, class 2 integrons and superintegrons. ICAAC, September 2009. San Francisco, USA
  • Praveen Kumar and Sabu Thomas. Role of SXT and Class 1 integrons in conferring multiple drug resistance in environmental isolates of Vibrio choleraeisolated from Kerala, S. India. Keystone Symposia on emerging infectious disease and drug resistant organism. October 2008, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Praveen Kumar, Wilson Peter A and Sabu Thomas. Detection of virulence genes in Vibrio choleraenon-O1/non-O139 strains isolated from aquatic sources of Southern Kerala. NHBT, November 2007, NIIST, Trivandrum, India.

Peer Reviewed Journal Article (25)

  1. Minsa Mini, Devi Jayakumar, Praveen Kumar (2023) In-silico and In-vitro assessment of the Antibiofilm Potential of Azo dye, Carmoisine against Pseudomonas aeruginosa Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics (Accepted) 
  2. Devi Jayakumar, Praveen Kumar, Minsa Mini, Sajeeb Khan (2023) Current Status of COVID-19-Associated Secondary Bacterial and Fungal Infection: A Mini Review 39(2) 93-101 (Scopus indexed)
  3. Lubaina, A. S., Raveendran, R., Nair, R. R., & Kumar, P. (2023). In vivo anti-inflammatory potential, minimum inhibitory concentration and minimum bactericidal concentration of ferulic acid, isolated from pineapple waste.25(1) 36-43 (UGC Care listed)
  4. Rajan, P. P., Sreekantan, A. P., Mini, M., Khan, S., & Kumar, P. (2022). Multi-Drug Resistant Escherichia coli and Proteus mirabilis from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala (India). Applied Biological Research. 24 (4):440-447 (UGC Care listed)
  5. AP Sreekantan, PP Rajan, M Mini, P Kumar (2022) Multidrug Efflux Pumps in Bacteria and Efflux Pump Inhibitors Postępy Mikrobiologii-Advancements of Microbiology, 61:105-114
  6. M Mini, AP Sreekantan, AK Manikandan, AG Mohanan, S Khan, P Kumar (2022) Efflux-mediated ciprofloxacin and cefixime resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Environmental and Experimental Biology 20, 113–117(UGC Care listed)
  7. Praveen Kumar, Mariam Mammen, Aswathy Madhusoodhanan, Archana G Mohanan, Pradeep Kumar R, Anilkumar A K, Sheeba M S, Mathew Steephan (2022) Drug repurposing: A potentially emerging discipline. Indian J of Pharmaceutical Education and Research. 2022;56 (2s):s121-s136.
  8. Aswathy Madhusoodhanan, Minsa M, Archana G Mohanan and Praveen Kumar (2022) Bacterial biofilm eradication and combating strategies Asia Pacific Journal of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology 30(1): 22-36 (Scopus indexed)
  9. Lubaina A S, Renjith P R, Praveen Kumar (2022) Evaluation of anti-bacterial and anti-fungal activity of ferulic acid-An isolated phenolic compound from pineapple peel International Journal of Botany Studies7(2): 341-345
  10. Mariam Mammen, Archana G Mohanan, Praveen Kumar (2020) Computational and experimental validation of Methotrexate as Staphylococcal -DHFR inhibitor (current Trends in Biotechnology and Pharmacy 14:396–402. (Scopus indexed)
  11. Praveen Kumar, Archana G Mohanan, Anil Kumar AK (2020) Homology Modelling, Phylogenetic Analysis and Molecular Docking of Glutamine Aminotransferase, gatD from Clostridium botulinum Indo Global Journal of Pharmaceutical Science, 10(4): 46-57 (UGC Care listed)
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Praveen Kumar and Aswathi ML (2014) Identification of mobile phone-associated bacteria. Kerala Journal of Orthopedics27:1
  16. Praveen Kumar & Sabu Thomas S (2011) Presence of qnrVC3 gene cassette in SXT and class 1 integrons of Vibrio cholerae. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 37: 280-281
  17. Praveen Kumar & Sabu Thomas (2011) Classical ctxB gene in Vibrio choleraeO1 and O56 serogroups from Kerala, South India. J Med Microbiol. 60: 559-60
  18. Praveen Kumar, Thulaseedharan A, Chowdhury G, Ramamurthy T, Sabu Thomas (2011) Characterization of novel alleles of toxin co-regulated pilus A gene (tcpA) from environmental isolates of Vibrio cholerae. Curr Microbiol. 62:758-63.
  19. Augustine N, Praveen Kumar, Sabu Thomas (2010) Inhibition of Vibrio cholera biofilm by AiiA enzyme produced from Bacillus spp. Arch Microbiol. 192: 1019-22.
  20. Praveen Kumar, Wilson PA, Bhai R, Sabu Thomas (2010) Characterization of an SXT variant Vibrio choleraeO1 Ogawa isolated from a patient in Trivandrum, India. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 303:132-6
  21. Praveen Kumar, Peter WA, Thomas S. (2010) Rapid detection of virulence-associated genes in environmental strains of Vibrio choleraeby multiplex PCR. CurrMicrobiol. 60: 199-202.
  22. Jagadeeshan S, Praveen Kumar, Abraham WP, Sabu Thomas ( 2009) Multi resistantVibrio choleraenon-O1/non-O139 from waters in South India: resistance patterns and virulence-associated gene profiles. J Basic Microbiol. 49: 538-44.
  23. Praveen Kumar & Sabu Thomas (2009) Presence of dfr6 gene cassette in superintegron of non-O1/non-O139 strain of Vibrio cholerae. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 53: 4959-60.
  24. Praveen Kumar, Peter WA, Sabu Thomas (2008) Detection of virulence genes in Vibrio choleraeisolated from aquatic environment in Kerala, Southern India. Appl Biochem Biotechnol. 151: 256-62
  25. Wilson Peter A, Rojan P. John, Praveen Kumar, Sabu Thomas (2009) Tannin Acyl Hydrolase Production by Citrobacter isolated from Tannin rich Environment, using Tamarindus indica seed powder. J. Appl. Sci. Environ. Manage. 13: 95 – 97

Book Chapters (3)

  1. Sabu Thomas, S Jagadeeshan, P Kumar, Sathish Mundayoor and Yung Tse, 2010. Drinking Water Associated Pathology. Hand Book of Environmental and Waste Management, Volume 1 -Air and Water Pollution Control. (Eds. Yung-Tse Hung, Lawrence K. Wang, Nazih K. Shammas, USA). World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd, Singapore.
  2. Jagadeeshan S, Kumar, WP Abraham and Sabu Thomas, 2009. The emerging multiple antibiotic resistance pattern in the environmental isolates of Vibrio cholera isolated from S. Kerala. Antimicrobial Resistance: from Emerging Threat to Reality (Eds. Rubina Lawrence, Anil K Gulati, Gerrard Abraham). Narosa Publishing House Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi; pp.241-245. 10.
  3. Sabu Thomas, Praveen PP, Wilson P.A, Bibin T and Singh D.V, 2007. Molecular monitoring of Vibrio cholerae in the aquatic environments of Kerala. Environment & Human Health, Rajiv Gandhi Chair Pub.2 (Eds.Dr.P.Natarajan,Dr.C.S.Paulose, Dr.I.S. Bright Singh and Ms.PillaiRaji K), pp. 67-77.

GenBank Accessions

  • HM775952-Vibrio choleraeO1 strain MCV09 cholera toxin B (ctxB) gene
  • HM015625-Vibrio choleraenon-O1/non-O139 strain DRV181 class 1 integron
  • HM015626- Vibrio choleraenon-O1/non-O139 strain DRV184 class 1 integron
  • HM015627- Vibrio choleraeO1 biovar El Tor strain MCV09 transposon SXT
  • GU797082- Vibrio choleraeO56 strain A217 toxin co-regulated pilus
  • GU797083- Vibrio choleraeO56 strain K216 toxin co-regulated pilus (tcpA) gene
  • GU797084 –Vibrio choleraenon-O1/non-O139 strain A213 toxin co-regulated pilus
  • FJ905898- Vibrio choleraestrain A444 dihydrofolate reductase (dfr6) gene
  • GQ495075- Vibrio choleraestrain MCV09 transposon SXT element integrase
  • GQ495076- Vibrio choleraestrain MCV09 core attachment site of SXT element
  • GQ495077- Vibrio choleraestrain MCV08 core attachment site of SXT element
  • GQ495078-V ibriocholerae strain A880 core attachment site of SXT element
  • GQ495079- Vibrio choleraestrain MCV09 gyrA gene for DNA gyrase subunit A
  • GQ495080- Vibrio choleraestrain MCV09 gyrB gene for DNA gyrase subunit B
  • GQ495081- Vibrio choleraestrain MCV09 topoisomerase IV subunit A
  • GQ495082- Vibrio choleraestrain MCV09 topoisomerase IV subunit
  • EU362122- Vibrio choleraestrain A199 toxin co-regulated pilus A variant
  • GU797082- Vibrio choleraeO56 strain A217 toxin co-regulated pilus
  • HM196281- Bacillus sp. BC6 AHL-lactonase (aiiA) gene
  • HM196279- Bacillus sp. BC6 16S ribosomal RNA gene
  • HM196282- Bacillus sp. BC10 AHL-lactonase (aiiA) gene
  • HM196280- Bacillus sp. BC10 16S ribosomal RNA gene