Dr. Dhanya Gangadharan

Designation:Asst.Professor

Qualification:PhD

Professional Experience: 4 YEARS

Date of Joining:20/06/2016 

Area of Interest:Biotechnology

Email:dhanyag@sahrdaya.ac.in

Phone: 9539417734

Biotechnology

  1. filed provisional patent for the project ‘Biome Organic Air Purifier using Arthrospira Platensis for air purification’ on 12th December,2018 (CBR number 35620).
  2. Registered for provisional patent for the project ‘Marijuana Detector’
  3. attended a FDP on the title ‘Biomedical Nanotechnology’ from July-Oct, 2018. She also received an Elite certification on the course.

GenBank Submission

1. GU591658 – gi|293339557|gb|GU591658.1| Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain ATCC 23842 alpha amylase gene, complete cds. Molecular cloning, over expression and biochemical characterization of purified α-amylase of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, Dhanya Gangadharan, Priyadarshini Ramachandran, Gunasekaran Paramasamy,  Ashok Pandey and K. Madhavan Nampoothiri (2010)

Research publications

1. Hybrid scaffold bearing polymer-siloxane Schiff base linkage for bonetissue engineering, Bindu P. Nair, Dhanya Gangadharan, Neethu Mohan, Babitha Sumathi, Prabha D. Nair. Materials Science and Engineering C 52:333–342 (2015). Impact factor- 3.08

2. Folate production using Lactococcus lactis ssp cremoris with implications for fortification of skim milk and fruit juices, Dhanya Gangadharan and Madhavan Nampothiri. LWT – Food Sci Technol 44(9):1859-1864 (2011). Impact factor- 2.416

3. Molecular cloning, over expression and biochemical characterization of purified α- amylase of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, Dhanya Gangadharan, Priyadarshini Ramachandran, Gunasekaran Paramasamy, Ashok Pandey and K. Madhavan Nampoothiri. Biologia 65(3):392-398 (2010). Impact factor – 0.506

4. Folate-producing lactic acid bacteria from cow’s milk with probiotic characteristics, Dhanya Gangadharan, K. Madhavan Nampoothiri, Swetha Sivaramakrishnan and Ashok Pandey. Int J Dairy Technol 63:339-348 (2010). Impact factor – 1.179

5. Immobilized bacterial α-amylase for effective hydrolysis of raw and soluble starch, Dhanya Gangadharan, K. Madhavan Nampoothiri, Swetha Sivaramakrishnan and Ashok Pandey. Food Res Int 42:436–442 (2009). Impact factor – 3.005

6. Genome shuffling of Lactobacillus delbrueckii mutant and Bacillus amyloliquefaciens through protoplasmic fusion for L-lactic acid production from starchy wastes, Rojan P. John, Dhanya Gangadharan, K. Madhavan Nampoothiri. Bioresource Technol 99:8008–8015 (2008). Impact factor- 4.75

7. Response surface methodology for the optimization of alpha amylase production by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens. Dhanya Gangadharan, Swetha Sivaramakrishnan K. Madhavan Nampoothiri, Rajeev K Sukumaran and Ashok Pandey. Bioresource Technol 99:4597–602 (2008). Impact factor – 4.75

8. Biochemical Characterization of Raw-starch-digesting Alpha Amylase Purified from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens. Dhanya Gangadharan, Swetha Sivaramakrishnan K. Madhavan Nampoothiri and Ashok Pandey. Appl Biochem Biotechnol 158(3):653-62 (2008). Impact factor – 1.893

9. Alpha amylase production by Aspergillus oryzae employing solid state fermentation,Swetha Sivaramakrishnan, Dhanya Gangadharan, K. Madhavan Nampoothiri, Carlos R Scoccol and Ashok Pandey, J Sci Ind Res India 66:621-626 (2007). Impact factor – 0.505

10. Solid Culturing of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens for Alpha Amylase Production. Dhanya Gangadharan, Swetha Sivaramakrishnan K. Madhavan Nampoothiri and Ashok Pandey. Food Technol Biotechnol 44 (2):269–74 (2006). Impact factor – 0.977

Review paper

11. α-Amylases from Microbial Sources – An Overview on Recent Developments. Swetha Sivaramakrishnan, Dhanya Gangadharan, K. Madhavan Nampoothiri, Carlos R Soccol and Ashok Pandey. Food Technol Biotechnol 44 (2):173–84 (2006). Impact factor –0.977

Book chapters

12. Amylolytic Enzymes, Dhanya Gangadharan and Swetha Sivaramakrishnan In–Biotechnology for Agro-Industrial Residues Utilisation, Poonam Singh nee’ Nigam andAshok Pandey (eds) SpringerLink Netherlands 360-367 (2009)

13. Edible Oil Cakes, Swetha Sivaramakrishnan and Dhanya Gangadharan In–Biotechnology for Agro-Industrial Residues Utilisation, Poonam Singh nee’ Nigam and Ashok Pandey (eds) SpringerLink Netherlands 254-267 (2009)

Chondrogenesis in adipose derived stem cells – dependence of non TGF β family of growth factor, Dhanya Gangadharan and Prabha D Nair. Presented at 3rd Euro-India
International Conference on Nanomedicine and Tissue Engineering (ICNT 2013) at Kottayam, Kerala, India, August 2013.
2. Effective hydrolysis of soluble and raw starch by immobilized alpha amylase. Dhanya Gangadharan, Swetha Sivaramakrishnan, K. Madhavan Nampoothiri, Ashok Pandey.
Presented at 3rd International Congress on Bioprocesses in Food Industries (ICBF) 2008 and 5th Convention of BRSI at Osmania University, Hyderabad, November 2008.
3. Biochemical Characterization of Raw-starch-digesting Alpha Amylase Purified from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens. Dhanya Gangadharan, Swetha Sivaramakrishnan, K.
Madhavan Nampoothiri , Ashok Pandey. Presented at Internatinal Conference on New Horizons in Biotechnology and 4th Convention of BRSI at National Institute for
Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Trivandrum, November 2007.
4. Bacterial alpha amylase production under SMF and optimization of its process parameters using response surface methodology. Dhanya Gangadharan, Swetha
Sivaramakrishnan, Rajeev K Sukumaran, K. Madhavan Nampoothiri, Ashok Pandey. Presented at third BRSI convention held at Sardar Patel University, Gujarat, November
2006.
5. Solid state fermentation for the production of bacterial alpha amylase. Dhanya Gangadharan, Swetha Sivaramakrishnan, K. Madhavan Nampoothiri, Ashok Pandey.
Presented at second BRSI convention held at Anna University, Chennai, October 2005.
6. “BLOOD SUBSTITUTES-LIFE RESTORERS”, Presented paper at APOGEE-2000, a national level seminar held at BITS, PILANI titled February 2000.

  1. National Seminar on ‘Recent Biochemical approaches in therapeutics- V’ from 23rd-25th January, 2019 at Department of Biochemistry, University of Kerala
  2. Handled internal workshop on ‘Technical paper writing and Statistical Analysis’

Attended a FDP on the title ‘Biomedical Nanotechnology’ from July-Oct, 2018. Also received an Elite certification on the course.

Attended a hands-on training on Analytical Techniques from 25th June- 5th July, 2018 at BIONEST, Kinfra

Department of Biotechnology,SCET,Kodakara