Dr. A. Annamalai

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Dr. A. Annamalai, joined as Professor at the Department of Food Science and Technology, School of Life Science, Pondicherry University (A Central University), Puducherry, India during June 2023, has obtained B.Sc., (1994), M.Sc., (1996), M. Phil., (1998) and Doctor of Philosophy (2004) from the prestigious University of Madras. Hailing from the Center for Advances Studies of Botany, with the specialization of Molecular Pathology & Biotechnology of Medicinal Plants, has gained twenty years of academic and research experience serving in various capacities as Senior Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Senior Assistant Professor & Associate Professor at different Institutes and Universities including University of Madras, Karunya University & Thiruvalluvar University respectively. Exhibiting his academic skills, has proved to be an enthusiastic researcher over 20 years focusing on frontiers areas of Biotechnology including Phytochemistry, Pharmacognosy, Nanosciences and Nanobiotechnology, Plant Tissue Culture, Genetic Engineering for Molecular Characterization of Biomarkers including Microsatellites, ISSR, SCAR, RAPD and DNA barcodes. Apparently, with the vast experience of research, he has contributed more than 60 papers in internationally reputed journals placed under Scopus, ORCID, Google Scholar, Research Gate, Web of Science, etc.   His fervor to learn techniques and equip with different skills, enabled him to move across the globe and was fortunate to attain his Post Doctoral Fellowships with the prestigious grants of National Science and Technology Council-Taiwan at the premier Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan to work on the molecular process involved in apoptosis of the food crop mung bean during the period 2004 to 2006 and subsequently availed the grant of National Science Council from the world’s ranking McGill University, Montreal, Canada during 2007 to work on the food vegetable potato at the Food Biochemistry Laboratory, Department of Nutritional Biochemistry, School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, which enabled him to expertise in different fields of Biotechnology. The wide knowledge acclaimed had been exemplified through posters and oral presentation in more than 45 conferences / seminars / workshop / symposium etc. He has also conducted number of National Workshops (STTP Course – Two Weeks) seeking funds from the national funding agencies. He has supervised and awarded 3-Ph.D., 4-M.Phil., in addition to guiding students for their dissertations / projects (18-M.Tech., 28-B.Tech., and 10-M.Sc.,) during his Academic and Research Career.

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Notable Publications

Yih-Shan Lo, Ning Cheng, Lin-June Hsiao, Arunachalam Annamalai, Guang-Yuh Jauh, Tuan-Nan Wen, Hwa Dai, Kwen-Sheng Chiang. Actin in mung bean mitochondria and implications for its function. The Plant Cell, 2011, 23 (10) 3727-3744. IF:12.08

Annamalai, A.; Christina, V.L.P.; Sudha, D.; Kalpana, M.; Lakshmi, P.T.V. Green synthesis, characterization, and antimicrobial activity of Au NPs using Euphorbia hirta L. leaf extract. Colloids Surf. B Biointerfaces, 2013, 108, 60–65. IF: 5.25

Christina VL, Annamalai A. Nucleotide based validation of Ocimum species by evaluating three candidate barcodes of the chloroplast region. Mol Ecol Resour. 2014 Jan;14(1):60-68. IF: 8.67

Guruvaiah Ponmari, Arunachalam Annamalai, Velliyur Kanniappan Gopalakrishnan, P.T.V. Lakshmi, C. Guruvayoorappan. NF-κB activation and proinflammatory cytokines mediated protective effect of Indigofera caerulea Roxb. on CCl4 induced liver damage in rats. International Immunopharmacology, 2014, 23(2), 672-680. IF: 5.71

V. S. Kumar, B. A.Nair, P.V.R. Nair, A. Annamalai*, R. Jaishanker, K. Umamaheswaran, N. P. Sooraj, and C. K. Peethambaran. First Report of Colletotrichum siamense Causing Anthracnose of Cliff Banana in India. Plant Diseases., 2017, 101(2): 390. IF: 4.5

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