Dr. V. Venkateswara Sarma

Assistant Professor

Department of Biotechnology

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I am working on molecular and morphological diversity of marine fungi from mangroves and ascomycetous fungi from terrestrial forests in Andaman Islands. Have 12 years of teaching & 25 years of research experiences. Carried out 2 research projects sponsored by MOES (on marine fungi) and SERB (on Andaman Ascomycetous fungi). Fungal isolates from these two projects & other sources are screened for anti-quorum sensing & enzymes in dye degradation. I have post-doctoral experiences from NIO, Goa, India & Hong Kong University. I had brief stints in industry including Biocon India Ltd. & at MCRC, Chennai as Senior Scientist.

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Rashmi Mishra, Himani Meena, Chetan Kumar Meena, Kushveer, J.S., Sidhardha Bussi, Murali, A. and Sarma, V.V. 2018. Anti-quorum sensing and antibiofilm potential of Alternaria alternata, a foliar endophyte of Carica papaya, evidenced by QS assays and in-silico analysis. Fungal Biology. 122: 998-1012. doi.org/10.1016/j.funbio.2018.07.003 (IF – 2.57).

Devadatha, B., Mehta, N., Baghela, A. and Sarma, V.V. 2019. Vittaliana mangrovei gen. et sp. nov. in Phaeosphaeriaceae from Pondicherry mangroves in India, based on morphology and multigene phylogeny. Cryptogamie Mycologie. 40: 117-132 (IF 2.01).

Phookamsak, R., Devadatha, B…..Sarma, V.V….et al., (2019). Fungal diversity notes 929-1035: taxonomic and phylogenetic contributions on genera 1 and species of fungi. Fungal Diversity. 95: 1–273. Doi.org/10.1007/s13225-019-00421-w. (15.56)

Ahmed, T., Pattnaik, S., BabuKhan, M., Dinakara Rao, A., Siddhardha, B. and Sarma, V.V. (2020). Inhibition of quorum sensing–associated virulence factors and biofilm formation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 by Mycoleptodiscus indicus PUTY1. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology 51: 467-487. doi.org/10.1007/s42770-20-00235-y (IF-2.857).

Dayarathne, M.C., Maharachchikumbura, S.S.N., Gareth Jones, E.B.G., Wei Dong, Devadatha, B, Jing Yang1, Ekanayaka, A.H., De Silva, W., Sarma, V.V., Al-Sadi, A.M., Khongphinitbunjong, K., Hyde, K.D. and Zhao, R.L. (2019). Phylogenetic Revision of Savoryellaceae and Evidence for Its Ranking as a Subclass. Frontiers in Microbiology. 10:840. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00840. (IF - 4)

Awards & Achievements​

Fellow of Mycological Society of Fellow
Council Member - Mycological Society of India

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