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I.S. Bright Singh

Professor




Official Address



Director, School of Environmental Studies

Dean, ,Faculty of Environmental Studies

Cochin University of Science & Technology

Cochin
-
22

Kerala


Coordinator

National Centre fo
r Aquatic Animal Health

Cochin University of Science & Technology

Fine Arts Avenue

Cochin
-
16

Kerala


Email Address



bsingh@md3.vsnl.net.in

isbsingh@gmail.com

Phone Number



0484
-
2577311 (office
-
SES
)

0484
-
2
381120

(office
-
NCAAH
)

9447631101 (mob)

Highes
t Qualification





Ph.d.

Projects Guided




26

Ph.D's Guided




12

Research Publications

(peer reviewed)


36


Peer Reviewed Journals


1.

Kum
ar VJR
,

Achuthan C, Manju NJ, Philip, R,
Singh ISB

(2008) Activated
packed bed bioreactors (PBBR) for the rapid nitrification in brackish water
hatchery systems. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology
(Accepted, Online first).

2.

Kumar VJR, Achu
than C, Manju NJ, Philip, R,

Singh ISB

(2008) A stringed bed
suspended bioreactor (SBSBR) for in situ nitrification in penaeid and non
-
penaeid hatchery systems. Aquaculture International (Accepted, Online first).

3.

Kumar VJR, Achuthan C, Manju NJ, Philip, R,

Singh ISB

(2008)
Mass
production of nitrifying bacterial consortia for establishing instantaneous
nitrification in saline recirculating aquaculture systems. World Journal of
Microbiology and Biotechnology (Accepted, Online first).

4.

Anas A, Philip R,
Singh
ISB

(2008) Chitosan as a wall material for a
microencapsulated delivery system for
Macrobrachium

rosenbergii

(de Man)
larvae. Aquaculture Research 39:885
-
890

5.

Preetha R, Jayaprakash NS, Philip R,
Singh ISB

(2007) Optimization of
medium for the production of

a novel aquaculture probiotic,
Micrococcus

MCCB 104 using central composite design. Bioprocess and Bioengineering
12:548
-
555

6.

Preetha R, Jayaprakash NS, Philip R,
Singh ISB
(2007) Optimization of
carbon and nitrogen sources and growth factors for the produ
ction of an
aquaculture probiotic (
Pseudomonas
MCCB 103) using response surface
methodology. Journal of Applied Microbiology 102(4):1043
-
1051.

7.

Preetha R, Jayaprakash NS,
Singh

ISB
(2007)
Synechocystis

MCCB 114 and 115
as putative probionts for
Penaeus

mono
don

post
-
larvae. Diseases of Aquatic
Organisms 74:243
-
247.

8.

Amar B, Philip R,
Singh ISB

(2006) Efficacy of fermented prawn shell waste
as a feed ingredient of Indian white prawn,
Fenneropenaeus indicus
.
Aquaculture Nutrition 12, 433
-
442.

9.

Achuthan C, Kumar V
JR, Manju NJ, Philip R,
Singh ISB

(2006) Development
of nitrifying bacterial consortia for immobilizing in nitrifying bioreactors
Books Published


3

Chapters in Books


11

Patent


4

Awards and Honor
s



designed for penaeid and non
-
penaeid larval rearing systems in the tropics.
Indian Journal of Marine Sciences 35(3) 240
-
248.

10.

H
ameed, A.S.S., Paramesewaran, V., Ravi Shukla,
Singh, ISB

Thirunavukkarasu, A.R., Bhonde, R.R. (2006) Establishment and
characterization of India’s first marine fish cell lines (SISK) from the kidney of
sea bass (
Lates calcarifer
). Aquaculture 257 (1
-
4),
92
-
103.

11.

Sajeevan TP, Philip R,
Singh ISB

(2006) Immunostimulatory effect of a
marine yeast
Candida

sake

in
Fenneropenaeus

indicus
. Aquaculture 1
-
4, 150
-
155.

12.

Jayaprakash NS, Pai SS, Philip R,
Singh ISB

(2006) Isolation of a pathogenic
strain of
Vibrio algin
olyticus

from necrotic larvae of
Macrobrachium rosenbergii

(de Man, 1879). Journal of Fish Diseases 29:187
-
191.

13.

Reed RH,
Singh ISB
, Mani SK, Kanjur R (2006) Comparative evaluation of
solar disinfection using small
-
scale batch reactors with reflective, abs
orptive
and transmissive rear surfaces. Water Research 40:721
-
727.

14.

Jayaprakash NS, Kumar VJR, Philip R,
Singh ISB

(2006) Vibrios associated
with
Macrobrachium

rosenbergii

larvae from three hatcheries in Indian
southwest coast. Aquaculture Research 37:351
-
3
58.

15.

Vijayan KK,
Singh ISB
, Jayaprakash NS, Alavandi SV, Pai SS, Preetha R,
Rajan JJS, Santiago TC (2006) A brackishwater isolate of
Pseudomonas
PS
-
102, a
potential antagonistic bacterium against pathogenic vibrios

in penaeid and
non
-
penaeid rearing systems
. Aquaculture 251:192
-
200.

16.

Jayaprakash NS, Pai SS, Anas A, Preetha R, Philip R,
Singh ISB

(2005) A
marine
Micrococcus

MCCB104 antagonistic to vibrios isolated from prawn
larval rearing systems. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 68:39
-
45.

17.

Anas A, Paul S, Jayap
rakash NS, Philip R,
Singh ISB

(2005) Antimicrobial
property of chitosan to vibrios associated with freshwater prawn
(
Macrobrachium rosenbergii
) larval rearing system. Disease of Aquatic
Organisms 67:177
-

179.

18.

Singh ISB
, Manjusha M, Pai SS, Philip R (2005
)
Fenneropenaeus

indicus

is
protected from white spot disease by oral administration of inactivated white
spot syndrome virus. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 66:265
-
270.

19.

Ajitha S, Sridhar M, Sridhar N,
Singh ISB
, Varghese V (2004) Probiotic effects
of lacti
c acid bacteria against
Vibrio alginolyticus

in
Penaeus
(
Fenneropenaeus
)
indicus

(H. Milne Edwards). Asian Fisheries Science 17:71
-

80

20.

Ramachandran K,
Singh ISB
(2004) Optimum growth requirements of
nitrifying consortia from treated sewage. Indian Journal

of Experimental
Biology 42:314
-
318

21.

Anas A,
Singh ISB
(2003) Application of yeast glucan and bacterins for
enhanced seed production of
Macrobrachium rosenbergii

(de man). Journal of
Aquaculture in Tropics 18:205
-
216

22.

Nambudiri DD, George S,
Singh

ISB
, Sheri
ef PM (2001) Influence of storage
conditions on the survival period of the clam
Meretrix casta
. Journal of Food
Science and Technology 38:379
-
380

23.

Kumar GS,
Singh ISB
, Philip R (2001) Development of a cell culture system
from the ovarian tissue of African c
atfish,
Clarias gariepinus
. Aquaculture
194:51
-
62

24.

Vici V,
Singh ISB
,

Bhat SG (2000) Application of bacterins and yeast
Acremonium

dyospyrii

to protect the larvae of
Macrobrachium rosenbergii

from
vibriosis in hatchery system. Fish and Shellfish Immunology
10:559
-
563

25.

Kumar GS,
Singh

ISB
,

Philip R (2000) Development of cell culture system
from liver, kidney, and spleen of African catfish,
Clarias gariepinus.

In Vitro


Cellular and Developmental Biology 36:84

26.

Sen A,
Singh ISB,

Rengarajan R, Philip R, Kumar GS
, Sen A (1998) Evidence
of a Bacilliform virus causing outbreaks of white spot disease in
Penaeus
monodon

H. Milne Edwards from India. Asian Fisheries Science 12:1
-
7

27.

Kumar GS,
Singh ISB
, Philip R, Raveendranath M, Shanmugam J (1996)
Efficacy of fish and p
rawn muscle extracts as supplement of medium in the
development of a primary cell culture system from the larval tissues of the
aquarium fish
Poecilia reticulate
. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology 36:91
-
94

28.

Singh ISB
, Lakshmanaperumalsamy P, Chandramoh
an D (1996) Bacterial
flora of pond reared
Penaeus

indicus

(H. Milne Edwards). Journal of
Aquaculture in Tropics 13:133
-
142

29.

Singh ISB
, Philip R (1995) A simple device for the separation of weak larvae
of
Macrobrachium

rosenbergii

(de Man). Aquaculture Rese
arch 26:255
-
257

30.

Singh ISB,

Philip R, Raveendranath M, Shanmugam J (1995) Development of
primary cell culture from kidney of fresh water fish
Heteropneustus fossilis
.
Indian Journal of Experimental Biology 33:596
-
599

31.

Nambudiri DD,
Singh ISB
, George S, Sheri
ef PM, Maniappan C, Ayoob TM
(1995) Design, fabrication and standardization of a depuration system for
bivalves. Fishery Technology 32:126
-
130

32.

Singh ISB
, Philip R, Maqbool TK, Ramesh S, Harikrishnan P, Menon NR
(1994) Bacteria associated with epizootic ulc
erative syndrome in fishes of
inland waters of Kerala. Indian Journal of Microbiology 34:233
-
240

33.

Singh ISB
, Philip R (1993) Comparative efficiency of three media in isolating
heterotrophic bacteria from the larvae and larval rearing water of
Macrobrachium
rosenbergii.

Indian Journal of Microbiology 33:67
-
69

34.

Singh ISB
, Lakshmanaperumalsamy P, Thomas I, Chandrasekaran M,
Chandramohan D (1982) Bacteria associated with brown spot disease in
Penaeus indicus

H. Milne Edwards. Bulletin of Department of Marine Scie
nces,
University of Cochin X11:59
-
63

35.

Singh ISB
, Lakshmanaperumalsamy P, Chandramohan D (1981) Finrot
diseases in
Etroplus suratensis
. Bulletin of Department of Marine Sciences,
University of Cochin X11:147
-
154

36.

Lakshmanaperumalsamy P, Chandrasekaran M,
Sing
h ISB
,

Chandramohan
D (1981) Microbial indicators and pathogens near the mouth of Vembanadu
Lake. Bulletin of Department of Marine Sciences, University of Cochin
X11:103
-
109


Books
-

Edited


1.

Singh, I
.
S.B
., Y. S. Yadava (Editors), (In press). Aquaculture Me
dicine and
Aquatic Animal Health Management (ISBN 81
-
901701
-
0
-
4). Aquaculture
Authority, Government of India, Chennai.


2.

Singh, I.S.B
., S. Somnath Pai, R. Phillip, A. Mohandas (Editors), 2003.
Aquaculture Medicine (ISBN 81
-
900724
-
1
-
2). Centre for Fish Disea
se
Diagnosis and Management, Cochin University of Science and Technology,
Cochin.

3.

Mohandas A.,
I.S. Bright Singh

(Editors), 1998. Frontiers in Applied
Environmental Microbiology (ISBN 81
-
900724
-
0
-
4). School of Environmental
Studies, Cochin University of Sc
ience and Technology, Cochin.





Chapters in Books


1.

Singh ISB,

Kumar VJR, Achuthan C, Manju NJ, Philip R (2007)
Recirculation zero water exchange system for hatchery rearing of
economically important marine organisms. In: Vijayan KK, Jayasankar P,
Vijayag
opal P (Eds) Indian Fisheries
-

A Progressive Outlook. Central
Marine Fisheries Institute, Kochi, India. P139
-
155.

1.

Singh ISB
, Yadava YS,

Pai SS (2003) Aquaculture drug regulations in the
Indian context. In: Singh ISB, Pai SS, Philip R, Mohandas A (eds)
Aqua
culture Medicine (ISBN 81
-
900724
-
1
-
2), Centre for Fish Disease
Diagnosis and Management, CUSAT, Kochi, India. p323

332

2.

Anas A,

Singh ISB
, Jayaprakash NS (2003) Microencapsulation as a
technique for drug targeting. In: Singh ISB, Pai SS, Philip R, Mohandas
A
(eds) Aquaculture Medicine (ISBN 81
-
900724
-
1
-
2), Centre for Fish Disease
Diagnosis and Management, CUSAT, Kochi, India. p293
-
298

3.

Philip R, Sajeevan TP,
Singh ISB

(2003) Crustacean defense mechanisms
and the concept of vaccinating shrimps. In: Singh ISB,
Pai SS, Philip R,
Mohandas A (eds) Aquaculture Medicine (ISBN 81
-
900724
-
1
-
2), Centre for
Fish Disease Diagnosis and Management, CUSAT, Kochi, India. p 203


210

4.

Singh ISB,

Anas A

(2003) Preparation of bacterins for use as prophylactic
tools for protecting
shellfishes from bacteraemia. In: Singh ISB, Pai SS,
Philip R, Mohandas A (eds) Aquaculture Medicine (ISBN 81
-
900724
-
1
-
2),
Centre for Fish Disease Diagnosis and Management, CUSAT, Kochi, India.
p198

202

5.

Singh ISB
, Achuthan C, Kumar VJR, Manju NJ, Philip R
(2003) Bioreactor
technology for rapid removal of ammonia and nitrite from prawn larval
rearing systems. In: Singh ISB, Pai SS, Philip R, Mohandas A (eds)
Aquaculture Medicine (ISBN 81
-
900724
-
1
-
2), Centre for Fish Disease
Diagnosis and Management, CUSAT, K
ochi, India. p133

134

6.

Ranjit S,
Singh ISB

(2003). Antialgal compounds


their significance and
application in shrimp aquaculture. In: Singh ISB, Pai SS, Philip R,
Mohandas A (eds) Aquaculture Medicine (ISBN 81
-
900724
-
1
-
2), Centre for
Fish Disease Diagnosis

and Management, CUSAT, Kochi, India. p56

63

7.

Preetha R,
Singh ISB
, Philip R (2003) Natural antiviral agents for
aquaculture application. In: Singh ISB, Pai SS, Philip R, Mohandas A (eds)
Aquaculture Medicine (ISBN 81
-
900724
-
1
-
2), Centre for Fish Disease
Di
agnosis and Management, CUSAT, Kochi, India. p49

55

8.

Singh ISB
, Kumar GS, Philip R (2003) Cell line as tolls for detection,
isolation, and study of viruses rickettsias and other obligate pathogenic
microbes of fish and prawns. In: Singh ISB, Pai SS, Philip
R, Mohandas A
(eds) Aquaculture Medicine (ISBN 81
-
900724
-
1
-
2), Centre for Fish Disease
Diagnosis and Management, CUSAT, Kochi, India. p24

26

9.

Pai SS,
Singh ISB

(2003) Nucleic acid based diagnostics for shrimp
diseases. In: Singh ISB, Pai SS, Philip R, Mohan
das A (eds) Aquaculture
Medicine (ISBN 81
-
900724
-
1
-
2), Centre for Fish Disease Diagnosis and
Management, CUSAT, Kochi, India. p13

23

10.

Kumar GS,
Singh

ISB
,

Philip R (2001) A cell culture system from the
eyestalk of
Penaeus indicus
. In: Animal Cell Technology
: From Target to
Market, E. Lindner
-
Olsson et al. (eds), p261
-
265

11.

Bhat SG,
Singh ISB

(1998) Vibrionaceae associated with larval rearing
system of
Macrobrachium rosenbergii
, systematics and pathogenicity. In:
Flegel TW (ed) Advances in Shrimp Biotechnology:

National Centre for
Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Bangkok, p279


National / International Conferences


1.

Sudheer NS, Sebastian CD,
Singh ISB

2006.
Use of dertritivorus
Bacillus
MCCB

101 as bioaugmentor for reusing hatchery wastewater for shrimp
gro
ws out system. 7
th

Asia Pacific Marine Biotechnology Conference 2
nd
-
5
th

November 2006, Kochi, India. p.105.

2.

Preetha R, Jayaprakash NS, Philip R,
Singh ISB
. 2006.
Optimization of
culture conditions for the production of an aquaculture probiotic
Micrococcus
MCCB 104 using response surface methodology.

7
th

Asia
Pacific Marine Biotechnology Conference 2
nd
-
5
th

November 2006, Kochi,
India. p.133

3.

Pai SS, Anas A, Jayaprakash NS, Ranjit K, Philip R, Reed RH,
Singh 1SB

2006. Broad host range siphovirdae
-
like vibriop
hages isolated from the
sediment of Vembanad estuary.

7
th

Asia Pacific Marine Biotechnology
Conference 2
nd
-
5
th

November 2006, Kochi, India. p.137.



4.

Priyaja, P, Neil, SS, Sreelakshmi, B, Preetha, R, Philip, R,
Singh, ISB
.

2006.
A comparative study of
pyoc
yanin production potential of isolates of
Pseudomonas aeruginosa

from different environments.

7
th

Asia Pacific
Marine Biotechnology Conference 2
nd
-
5
th

November 2006, Kochi, India.
p.46

5.

Rejish Kumar VJ, Poulose G, Sudheer NS,
Singh

ISB.
2006.
Organic
recirc
ulating aquaculture
-
A lab scale demonstration.

7
th

Asia Pacific
Marine Biotechnology Conference 2
nd
-
5
th

November 2006, Kochi, India.
p.119

6.

Haseeb M, Savin KV, Kumar VJR, Philip R,
Singh ISB

2006.
Demonstration and validation of protocols developed for zer
o water
exchange shrimp grow out system.

7
th

Asia Pacific Marine Biotechnology
Conference 2
nd
-
5
th

November 2006, Kochi, India.

p.118.


7.

Riya G, Deepesh V, Anas, A, Sreelakshmi B, Pai SS, Jayaprakash NS,
Singh ISB

2006. Segregation and characterization of a

putative probiotic
antagonistic to Vibrios in shrimp larval rearing system.

7
th

Asia Pacific
Marine Biotechnology Conference 2
nd
-
5
th

November 2006, Kochi, India.
p.128



8.

Joseph V, Ranjit S, Anishmon PK, Anas A, Haseeb M,

Singh ISB
2006.

Validation of a
closed system shrimp farming technology with
appropriate bioremediation measures in shrimp farms of Kerala, India.

7
th

Asia Pacific Marine Biotechnology Conference 2
nd
-
5
th

November 2006,
Kochi, India. p.116.

9.

Mani SK, Kanjur R, Raj BS, Surekha IS,
Singh ISB
, Reed RH (2006) Solar
disinfection as a management strategy for drinking water treatment in
rural households & in natural disasters In. (Ed. A.E. Muthunayagam)
Extended Abstracts, XVIII Kerala Science Congress, p 368
-
370. Kerala State
Council for Science
Technology and Environment, Thiruvananthapuram,
India.

10.

Reed RH,
Singh ISB
, Mani SK, Kanjur R (2005) Development and
evaluation of small
-
scale solar disinfection systems for household level
water treatment in rural India. Proceedings of the XII World Water
Congress “Water for Sustainable Development
-

Towards Innovative
Solutions” 22
-
25 November 2005, New Delhi, India. pp 63
-
69.

11.

Pai SS, Manjusha M, Ranjit S, Thankachan A, Anas A, Philip R,
Singh ISB

(2004) Evaluation of environmental factors influencing the
outbreak of
white spot syndrome in latent
Penaeus

monodon
. Conference on
Microbiology of Tropical Seas 13
-
15 December 2004, National Institute of
Oceanography, Goa, India. AQM(P)
-
8.

12.

Singh ISB
, Achuthan C, Kumar VJR, Manju NJ, Jayaprakash NS, Anas A,
Pai SS
, Preetha R (2004) Recirculation system for organic shrimp and
prawn seed production. Organic Aquaculture and Sea Farming

Global
Technical and Trade conference and exhibition. 15


17 June 2004.

Ho Chi
Minh City, Vietnam

13.

Manjusha M., Varghese R,
Singh ISB
,

Philip R (1999) Histological
demonstration of White Spot Virus and Histopathology in experimentally
infected moribund
Penaeus indicus

H. Milne Edwards in India. Fourth
Symposium on Diseases in Asian Aquaculture, Nov

1999, ‘Book of
Abstracts’ OP
-
10.

14.

Bhat
SG,
Singh ISB
, Varghese V (1998) Segregation of pathogenic strains
from the family Vibrionaceae associated with the larvae of
Macrobrachium
rosenbergii

in hatchery. Workshop on Shrimp Immunity and Disease
Control, An Integrated Approach, Chiang Mai, Thaila
nd, Nov. 8
-
10, 1998

15.

Sathyakeerthy TR,
Singh ISB

(1996) Separation of polyphenols from ret
liquor. Proc. Eighth Kerala Science Congress, Jan. 1996, p63
-
64

16.

Ramachandran K,
Singh ISB

(1996) Filterant grains of a biofilter as source
of nitrifying bacteria for
developing bioreactor. Proc. Eighth Kerala
Science Congress, Jan. 1996, p63
-
64

17.

Achuthan C,
Singh ISB
, Philip R (1996) Development of consortia of
nitrifying bacteria for penaeid hatchery systems. Fourth Indian Fisheries
Forum, 24
-
28, Nov. 1996, Cochin, p20
9

18.

Kumar GS,
Singh ISB
, Philip R, Raveendranath M, Shanmugam J (1996)
Development of primary cell culture and cell lines from the embryonic
tissues of the fresh water fish
Poecilia reticulate
. Fourth Indian Fisheries
Forum, 24
-
28, Nov.1996, Cochin, p210

19.

Bha
t SG,
Singh ISB

(1996) Heterotrophic bacteria associated with healthy
and moribund larvae of
Penaeus monodon
. Fourth Indian Fisheries Forum,
24
-
28, Nov. 1996, Cochin, p 193

20.

Sen A,
Singh ISB
, Sen A, Kumar GS, Philip R (1996) Isolation and partial
characteri
zation of the etiological agent of white spot disease in penaeids.
Fourth Indian Fisheries Forum, 24
-
28 Nov. 1996, Cochin, p 194

21.

Nambudiri DD,
Singh ISB
, George S, Sherief PM (1996) Rapid method of
shuckling bivalves for the production of frozen meat. Four
th Indian
Fisheries Forum., 24
-
28, Nov. 1996, Cochin, p252

22.

Singh ISB
, Lakshmanaperumalsamy P, Chandramohan D (1991)
Intestinal bacterial flora of
Penaeus indicus
. Proc. Kerala Science Congress,
Kozhikode, p166
-
168

23.

Singh ISB (
1990) Bacterial flora of larvae

and larval rearing system of
giant fresh water prawn
Macrobrachium rosenbergii
. Proc. Kerala Science
Congress, Feb 1990, Thiruvananthapuram, p190
-
194

24.

Singh ISB
, Lakshmanaperumalsamy P, Chandramohan D (1989)
Bacteriology of the eggs and larvae of
Penaeus i
ndicus

in hatchery. Proc.
Kerala Science Congress, Feb1989, Cochin, p 95
-
107

25.

Singh ISB
, Lakshmanaperumalsamy P, Chandramohan D (1985)
Heterotrophic bacteria associated with eggs and larvae of
Penaeus indicus

in hatchery system. Proc. I
st
. Int. Conf. on the

culture of penaeid
prawns/shrimps, Iloilo City, Philippines, 4
-
7, Dec., 169

Patents

1.

Coir Retting Bioreactor


Patent Application No. 130/MA/2002 dated
18/02/2002

2.

Bioreactors for nitrifying water in closed system hatcheries of penaeid and
non
-
penaeid prawn
s
-

Patent Application No. : 828/DEL/2000 dated
13.9.2000



3.

Depuration System
-

Patent file No. 75/MAS/95 by D. D. Nambudiri, I. S.
Bright Singh, Sajan George, and P. M. Sherief, 1995.

4

Provisional patent
No. 2607/DEL/2006 dated 5
th

December 2006 “Pr
ocess
of extracting anti white spot syndrome virus molecules for mangrove
plants”


Inventors

-

N.S. Sudheer, Rosamma Philip & I.S.Bright Singh



Ongoing Research Projects


1.

Identification and removal of blocks on in vitro transformation and
establishment
of cell lines from Penaeus monodon’ Department of
Biotechnology (DBT), New Delhi.

Total cost:

31.76 lakhs (October 2007
-

September 2010)

2.

Design modification and commercialization of nitrifying bioreactor
technology for the establishment of organic recircul
ation prawn seed
production system (Phase
-

I) Department of Biotechnology (DBT), New Delhi

Total cost :
10.37 lakhs (September 2007
-
August 2010)

3.

Expression of virulence of Vibrio harveyi
in

Organic Recirculation Prawn
Seed Production System (ORPSPS) and it
s management
.

UGC9.

Total cost:
276

lakhs (July 2007
-
June 2010)

4.

Development of anti
-
WSSV drugs from mangrove plants endemic to Indian
coastal zone
Department of Biotechnology (DBT), New Delhi

Total cost:

37.45
lakhs (October 2006

September 2009)

5.

Nitrifyin
g bioreactors integrated into prawn hatchery systems: Biofilm
structure, population dynamics, and kinetic modeling

Department of Science
and Technology (DST), New Delhi

20.3242 (August 2006
-

July 2009)

6.

Programme support in marine biotechnology. Sponsored b
y

Department of
Biotechnology (DBT), New Delhi

Total cost:
1, 39, 00,000.00

(April 2005
-

September 2008)

7.

Development and application of CMG family recombinant hormones, their
antagonists and RNAi technique for induced maturation and spawning of
Penaeus

mon
odon
.

Sponsored by

Department of Biotechnology (DBT), New
Delhi In collaboration with Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture,
Chennai and Department of Zoology, Calicut University, Calicut.
Total cost:
1, 38, 31,000.00 (October 2005
-

September 2008
)


Single Institution Research Projects (Completed)


1.

Diseases of ornamental fishes: aetiology, disease management and
development of biosecurity packages for exotic species. Sponsored by The
Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), Ministry of

Commerce, Government of India. Value Rs 8.59625 lakhs; Month of
completion: May 2007.

2.

Development of an appropriate technology for bioremediation in shrimp
grow out systems for disease management, productivity and aquaculture
environment protection. Ind
ian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR),
New Delhi. Value: 15,87,616.0. 2003 October


2006 October

3.

Development of a comprehensive microbial technology for the protection of
the larvae of
Macrobrachium rosenbergii

from vibriosis in hatchery. Sponsor
ed
by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India. Value: Rs.
15,06,651.00. Period: November 2001 to Nevember 2004.

4.

Development of Microbial Technology for exclusion of vibrios

from prawn
larval rearing systems. Sponsored by Department of Oc
ean Development,
Govt. of India. Value: Rs. 16, 81,463.00. Period: November 2001 to March 2005.

5.

Development of cell culture systems from penaeid prawns for the isolation of
White Spot Virus. Sponsored by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India.
Value:
Rs. 19, 94,000.00. Period: November 1999 to March 2003

6.

Demonstration and validation of the nitrifying bioreactors developed for
penaeid and non penaeid closed hatchery systems. Sponsored by Department
of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. Value: Rs. 3, 93,400.
00. Period
:
July 2001 to
March 2003

7.

Systemic Ectodermal Mesodermal Baculovirus Disease in Penaeids


Epizootiology, Immunodiagnostics and vaccine. Sponsored by Indian Council
of Agricultural Research. Value: Rs. 11, 75,576.00. Period: April 1998 to April
2
002

8.

Screening of commercially available aquaculture medicine for the
management of luminescent vibrios in penaeid hatchery systems. Sponsored
by Marine Products Export Development Authority of India. Value: Rs. 2,
21,951.00. Period: June 2001 to Nov 2001

9.

D
evelopment of Disease Diagnosis and Management Strategies in Finfish and
Shellfish Culture Systems. Sponsored by Department of Fisheries, Govt. of
Kerala. Value: Rs.10,00,000.00.

Period: August 1998 to July 2001

10.

Development of primary cell cultures and cel
l lines from fresh water fishes to
isolate viruses associated with EUS. Sponsored by State Committee on
Science, Technology & Environment, Govt. of Kerala, Value: Rs. 2, 17,150.00.
Period: January 1993 to January 1998

11.

Development of bioreactors for nitrify
ing water in closed system prawn
hatcheries. Sponsored by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. Value:
Rs. 19, 31,944.00. Period: April 1995 to April 1998

12.

Coir Retting
-

Process upgradation and pollution abatement through
Environmental Biotechnology
. Sponsored by Coir Board. Value:
Rs.5,99,200.00. Period: August 1993 to April 1998

13.

Vibrionaceae associated with the larvae of
Macrobrachium rosenbergii

in
hatchery
-

Systematics and pathogenicity. Sponsored by International
Foundation for Science, Sweden.

Value: US $ 9,600.00. Period: February 1990
to February 1995

14.

Vibrionaceae associated with the larvae of
Penaeus indicus:

Systematics and
Pathogenicity.


Sponsored by State Committee on Science, Technology &
Environment. Govt. of Kerala. Value: Rs. 20,000
.00 (Part of the Young
Scientist award). Period: August 1990 to July 1992

15.

Microorganisms associated with the eggs and larvae of
Macrobrachium
rosenbergii
. Sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of
India, under the Young Scientist programm
e. Value: Rs. 98,000.00. Period:
January 1987 to July 1989


Collaborative Research Projects (Completed)


1.

Development of appropriate bioremediation technology for zero
-
exchange
creek
-
fed shrimp culture system. In collaboration with M/s Pancham
Aquaculture L
imited, Mumbai. Sponsored by Department of Biotechnology,
Govt. of India under the Institute
-
Industry Collaboration Programme. Value:
Rs. 19, 38,000.00. Period: September 2004


September 2007.

2.

Detection, isolation and identification of anti
-
white spot syn
drome virus
molecules from selected species of marine biota and development of an anti
-
WSSV formulation. In collaboration with
National Centre for Cell Science
,
Pune. Value: Rs. 11, 65,000.00.
Department of Biotechnology
, New Delhi. 2003
September


2005 S
eptember

3.

Development and evaluation of small
-
scale solar treatment systems for
contaminated drinking water. In collaboration with University of
Northumbria at Newcastle, U.K. Sponsored by The Wellcome Trust, UK.
Value: UK Pounds 53,380.00. Period: November

2001 to June 2005.

4.

Digitized inventory of marine bioresources with special reference to bacteria
associated with marine plants and animals. Multi
-
Institutional Consortium
consisting of National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, Andhra University,
Visakhapat
nam, Annamalai University, Porto Novo and Cochin University of
Science and Technology, Kochi. Sponsored by Department of Biotechnology
and Department of Ocean Development, Govt. of India. Value: 10,87,000.00.
Period: November 2001 to March 2003

Symposia/ C
onferences/ Workshops Conducted


1.

April 22
-
24, 2004 Indo
-
Singapore Joint Workshop on Aquaculture and Marine
Biotechnology. Sponsored by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India.

2.

September 22
-
25, 2003 Workshop on “Environmental Microbiology &
Microbial Ec
ology”, in collaboration with Delft University of Technology, The
Netherlands.

3.

January 18
-
20, 2002 National Workshop on Aquaculture Drugs

4.

January 18
-
20, 2001 National Workshop on Aquaculture Medicine

5.

October 9
-
14, 2000 National Workshop on Anaerobic Wast
ewater Treatment.
Sponsored by MHO
-
EME Programme, The Netherlands

6.

December, 11
-
13, 1995 National Symposium on Frontiers in Applied
Environmental Microbiology

7.

January, 4
-
28, 1995 Refresher course on Microbiology of Water and
Wastewater sponsored by Universi
ty Grants Commission, Govt. of India


Doctoral Works Supervised

1.

Bioremediation in prawn grow out system with reference to ammonia and
hydrogen sulphide toxicity. Manju N. James.

2.

2007. S. Somnath Pai, Biocontrol of Vibrio harveyi in Penaeus monodon
larval r
earing systems employing probiotics and vibriophages.

3.

2007, R. Preetha, Bioprocess Technology for antagonistic
Pseudomonas

MCCB 102, 103,
Micrococcus
MCCB 104, and evaluation of
Synechocystis

MCCB 114,115 as probiotics for the management of Vibrio in shrim
p
culture systems.

4.

2006, A. Anas, Extraction of glucan from
Acremonium diospyri

and its
application in
Macrobrachium rosenbergii

larval rearing system along
with bacterins as microspheres.

5.

2006, N. S. Jayaprakash, Development of microbial technology for

exclusion of vibrios from prawn larval rearing systems.

6.

2003, M. Manjusha, White spot disease in penaeids: Development of
immunodiagnostics and vaccine.

7.

2000, G. Sunil Kumar, Development of cell culture systems from selected
species of fish and prawns.

8.

2000, Cini Achuthan, Development of bioreactors for nitrifying water in
closed system hatcheries of penaeid and non
-
penaeid prawns.

9.

1999, P. I. Narayanan, Development of microbial treatment of ret liquor
generated in a coir retting bioreactor.

10.

1999, T. R
. Sathyakeerthy, Polyphenolic compounds liberated during coir
retting in a bioreactor: Separation, characterization and possible
applications.

11.

1998, Sarita G. Bhat, Systematics and pathogenicity of Vibrionaceae
associated with the larvae of Macrobrachium
rosenbergii in hatchery.

12.

1998, Kavitha Ramachandran, Development of bioreactors for nitrifying
sewage.


Ongoing Doctoral Programmes


13.

Aerobic composting of municipal solid waste. Leju S. Valsan.

14.

Integration of nitrifying bioreactor in closed system prawn
hatcheries and
process optimization based on biofilm kinetics. V. J. Rejish Kumar.

15.

Diseases in ornamental aquarium fishes. K. Sreedharan.

16.

Solar photo
-
oxidative disinfection for generating low cost potable water
from natural water sources. Ranjit Kanjur.

17.


M
olecular and genomic basis of the response of Fenneropenaeus indicus
to White spot syndrome virus vaccine


Gigi Poulose.

18.

Shrimp cell and tissue culture


Seena Jose.

19.

Development of anti white spot syndrome virus preparations from marine
and estuarine biot
a


N.S. Sudheer.

20.

Marine
Streptomyces

as source of novel drugs to manage vibrios


K.S.
Sunish.

21.

Detritus management in Shrimp culture systems


V. Deepesh.

22.

Development of appropriate bioremediation technology for zero
-
exchange
creek
-
fed shrimp culture syst
ems. M. Haseeb.

23.

Genomics of the species of Pseudomonas and Micrococcus antagonistic to
vibrios. P. Priyaja.

24.

Serological characterization and differentiation of
Vibrio alginolyticus

and
Vibrio harveyi

of penaeid and non
-
penaeid culture systems
-

B.
Sreelaks
hmi.

25.

Vibrio harveyi

phages in marine systems: Phylogenetic diversity and
application
-

Surekhamol I.S.

26.

Thermoalklophilic organisms from marine environment for industrial
applications
-

Divya Jose.

27.

Oceanospirillum

for poly


hydroxybutyrate (PHB) production



Charles
Thomas.

28.

Bioprocess technology for large scale production of Candida sake as
Single cell protein
-

Sunitha

Paulose.

29.

Unraveling the ‘Probiotic effect’ in shrimp larval rearing systems and its
augmentation for enhanced larval survival and productiv
ity


Rose Mary
Jose.



Awards and Honors



Member, CUSAT Syndicate, CUSAT.



Regional expert of NACA in Shrimp Diseases



Visiting professor in Microbiology for the period 2001 to 2008 at University of
Northumbria, New Castle upon Tyne, United Kingdom



Member, B
iotechnology Commission, Kerala State Council for Science,
Technology and Environment



Regional expert in shrimp diseases by the Network in Aquaculture Centres in
Asia
-

Pacific



DBT nominee


Institute Biosafety Committee (IBSC), Indian Institute of
Spices
Research, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Govt. of India



Member


Task Force in Aquaculture and Marine Biotechnology, Department
of Biotechnology, Government of India



Member


Task Force for Fish and Shellfish Health Management constituted
by Indi
an Council of Agricultural Research, Government of India



Aquaculture Expert Committee constituted to suggest creative
recommendations for the scientific improvement of Poyya Prawn Farm and
Training Center, Thrissur, Kerala. Status
-
Member



Governing body of
State Fisheries Resource Management Society,
Government of Kerala. Status
-
Member.



High Power Committee constituted by Government of Kerala, to strengthen
disease management and preventive measures to protect shrimp culture from
viral diseases. Status
-
Membe
r.



High level committee on Aquaculture Drug Regulations constituted by
CFDDM, CUSAT and Aquaculture Authority, Government of India. Status
-
Convener.



Eminent Zoologist Gold Medal from Zoological Society of India



UGC Visiting Associateship for the year 1993

to 1995 to work on development
of new fish cell lines using the expertise available with the Department of
Microbiology, Sree Chithra Thirunal Institute of Medical Science and
Technology, Trivandrum.




Young Scientist Award in Fisheries for the year 1989 b
y State Committee on
Science, Technology and Environment for the paper entitled "Bacteriology of
the eggs and larvae of
Penaeus indicus

in hatchery” presented at the first
Kerala Science Congress. The award comprised a citation, a cash award of
Rs.5,000 an
d a research grant of Rs.20,000/
-

for a period of two years to
continue the study in the same line.




Good Service Entry by Kerala Agricultural University for successfully
conducting a training programme in the Hygienic Handling of Prawn/fishes
for peeling
shed workers