Bio-Chemistry

About the Department

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The Department of Biochemistry, the first independent Department in Government College in our State, was established in 1980 with UG course. The Department now imparts teaching to leading B.Sc., shift-II from 2007, M.Sc., from 1988-1989 and Research, M.Phil.,from1997-1998 and Ph.D from 2006-2007.Biochemistry Department has well qualified faculty, most of whom are actively engaged in teaching and research in goal oriented fields of Biochemistry e.g. Biochemical Toxicology,Biotechnology, Clinical Biochemistry, Environmental Biochemistry, Enzymology, Hematology, Immunochemistry, Marine Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Nutrition, etc. The Department has historically done some well cited work in Heat Shock Proteins, Autism and Oral Cancer Biology.

Publications in peer reviewed journals by the faculty are more than 250. The secret of success of this Department lies in the academic environment and close ties between teachers and nearly 260 students. While one enjoys such flexibility, a rigid discipline is maintained as far as the classes and projects are undertaken. This makes the Department efficient as a research institute minus the official rigidity there in. Following its tradition, the present students in this Department are exposed to most of the emerging areas in Biochemistry.

The Department library is the one our students visit every day because it is always accessible, and has what they need stacked with over 1667 books and 20 journals.Presently a number of Research Projects are carried out by Dr.A.Geetha (UGC Award) and Dr.E.Padmini (Best Teacher and Best Scientist Awards by the State) faculty members of this Department. There has been some important work in the fields of Stress induced gene expression and the role of reactive oxygen species with more than one crore funds from UGC, ICMR, DST, TANSCHE and NTRF. Diverse it may sound, but there is ample scope for integration of the different projects. A correlation between oxidative and Nitrosative stress can lead to better understanding of the molecular pathology of stress and disease. The funds sought for in the project are primarily to cater the students to some emerging areas in Biochemistry and to integrate the current research projects in the manner referred above.

Honours/ awards to the faculty: National and International

• Chithra B, Best Oral Presentation award, National Conference on Natural Products as Therapeutics, Medical Microbiology, Nanobiology and System biology: Current Scenario & Emerging Trends, ‘NATCON -2014’ Mohamed Sathak College of Arts & Science, Sholinganallur, Chennai,, September 18th and 19th 2014.
• Chithra B, Best Oral Presentation award, National conference on Biodiversity and human health: New Perspectives, Bharathi Women’s College, Chennai. February 6th 2015.
• Meenakshi N, Conferred Prof..P. Kameswara Rao Award 2015-16 for the best oral presentation, XV AZRA International conference on “Recent Advances in Life sciences” PG & research department of Zoology, Plant Biology and Plant biotechnology & Biochemistry, Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai, February 11-13th, 2016
• Dr. E. Padmini, Best Paper award, 2nd Fisheries and Aquaculture conference 2016 at Xián, CHINA, 2016
• Dr.K.Vijayalakshmi, Pearl foundation, Best Senior Women Scientist Award, 2016
• Chithra B, Best Oral Presentation award, International conference on Environment and Occupational health. Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, 10th & 11th Sep-2016.
• Dr.K.Vijayalakshmi, Scientific Excellence – senior award, Biozone Research technologies Pvt.Ltd, 27th feb 2018.

No. of publications 249
No. of Ph.D. completed 37
No. of M.Phil. completed 115

Staff Profile

S.NoEmp. CodeNameQualificationDesignationExperienceResearch Guidance*
UGPGM.PhilPh.D
1T/BC/141Dr. K.A. Fathima M.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D.,Associate Professor & Head23232-
2T/BC/142Dr. M.Premalatha M.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D.,Associate Professor23212-
3T/BC/143Dr. K.Vijayalakshmi M.Sc., Ph.D.Associate Professor232324
4T/BC/144Dr. N.Meenakshi M.Sc., Ph.D.,Associate Professor2119--
5T/BC/145Mrs. Chithra BM.Sc.,M.Phil., Assistant professor1010--

Lab / Infrastructure/ Department Library:

The department has separate laboratories for B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Phil, and Ph. D students. The laboratories have basic amenities with a separate cold room to maintain the equipments. The laboratories are well equipped with gas, water and electricity connections. The newly built M.Phil. and Ph.D. laboratory is equipped with basic aminites to fulfil the the needs of research scholars to carry out their research projects. A new animal house is getting ready and the process is likely to be completed.

Bio-Chemistry Lab Photos

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Library

1.Books count = 1667
2.Journal count = 20

Faculty Publications

S.NoNameTitleJournalVol No/Issue No/Page No
1.Yamini Chandramohan, Chetenchery Somasundaram Parameswari.,Naringin ameliorates renal impairment on cyclosporine (a) - induced nephrotoxicity in rats: involvement of in os. International Journal of Pharma & Bio Sciences.Jul-Sep2013, Vol. 4 Issue 3
2.Premalatha M, Parameswari CSEffect of chrysin on nephroprotective and antioxidant status of streptozotocin induced diabetic nephropathy rats.Journal of Pharmacy ResearchMay 2013, Vol 1, Issue 5
3.Yamini Chandramohan, Chetenchery Somasundaram Parameswari.Therepeutic efficacy on naringin on cyclosporine (A) induced nephrotoxicity rats: involvement of hemeoxygenase-1.Pharmacological Reports2013,65, 1336-1344
4.Karvannan Kanchana, CS ParameswariProtective effect of phyllanthus niruri against cyclosporineA induced nephrotoxicity in rats.,Comparative clinical pathology Sep 2013, `vol 22, issue 5, 885-893.
5.P Vasanthi, CS ParameswariAqueous extract of terminalia arjuna prevents cyclosporine induced Renal disorder,Comparative clinical pathologyMay 2014, vol 23, issue 3, 583-588.
6.Ravikumar Aruna, Arumugam Geetha, Periyanayagam SugunaRutin modulates ASC expression in NLRP3 inflammasome: a study in alcohol and cerulein-induced rat modal of pancreatitis. [In Press]Molecular and Cellular Biochemistr2014
7.Arumugam Geetha,Marimuthu ,Amutha, Mariappan Amutha, Padmanabhan Monika. Determination of secondary metabolites, LD50 value and antioxidant activity of seed extract of Cucurbita pepo Linn.Asian Journal Of Pharmaceutical And Clinical Research.7(3), 2014, 173-177.
8.Arumugam Geetha, Mariappan Amutha, Marimuthu AmuthaA pilot study on the determination of antioxidant potential and letal dosage of hydro alcoholic fruit extract of Terminalia chebula. International journal of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences6(6);2014;346-351
9.Padmanabhan Monika, Arumugam Geetha.Effect of Persea americana (avocado) fruit extract on the level of expression of adiponectin and PPAR-γ in rats subjected to experimental hyperlipidemia and obesity. [In press]Journal of complementary and integrative medicine2014. 11(2):107-19
10.Periyanayagam Suguna, Arumugam Geetha, Ravikumar Aruna & Ganesan Vijaiyan Siva.The modulating effect of methanolic seed extract of Nigella sativa on ethanol and high fat diet induced pancreatic injury in rats.[In Press]International journal of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences6(1);2014, 358-363.
11.Ravikumar Aruna, Arumugam Geetha, Periyanayagam Suguna & Vijayashankar Suganya.Rutin rich Emblica officinalis fruit extract ameliorates inflammation in the pancreas of rats subjected to alcohol and cerulein administration.[In Press]Journal of complementary and integrative medicine.2014;11(1).
12.Periyanayagam Suguna, Arumugam Geetha, Ravikumar Aruna & Ganesan Vijaiyan Siva.Thymoquinone rich Nigella sativa seed extract modulate the activity of ASC protein complex in rats subjected to experimental pancreatitis.[In Press]Biomedicine and preventive nutrition.2013
13.Ravikumar Aruna, Arumugam Geetha, Periyanayagam Suguna.Levels of expression of CARD and PYD domains of ASC complex in the pancreas of rats subjected to experimental pancreatitis – Influence of rutin administration.Human and Experimenatal toxicology2013;33(9); 940-948
14.Suguna P, Geetha A, Aruna R, Siva GV.Effect of thymoquinone on ethanol and high fat diet induced chronic pancreatitis-a dose response study in rats.Indian Journal of Experimental Biology2013; 51(4) 292-302
15.Sam Annie Jeyachristy, Geetha Arumugam, Surendran Rajagopal,
Jeevan Kumar Subburayan, Arulprakash Sarangapani.
Influence of nitric oxide and cGMP on agonist-induced Platelet adhesion – an in vitro study in platelets isolated from patients with liver cirrhosisJournal of Medical Biochemistry 2013; 32: 59-67
16.Priya MDL, Geetha A, Suganya,V, Sujatha S.Abnormal circadian rhythm and cortisol excretion in autistic children: A clinical study.Croatian Medical Journa2013; 54(1), 33-41
17.Antony FC, Geetha A, Narayanan DC. Effect of Galangin on ethanol and cerulein induced inflammatory changes in pancreas: A biochemical study in rat model.International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences2013; 5(3), 858-8
18.Padmini E, Tharani J, Uthra V and Sheila LPreeclamptic cord blood hemolysis and the effect of Monascus purpureus and Saccharomyces cerevisiae in modulating preeclamptic stress; Impact factor: 0.345 Bratislava medical journal- Bratisl Lek Listy114 (9)508-513, 2013.
19.Padmini E, Tharani J, Lavanya D.Differential Expression of HSP90α and Heme oxygenase in cord blood RBC during preeclampsia. Toxicology mechanism and methods23(2): 113-119(7), 2013.
20.Inbathamizh L and Padmini EEffect of geographical properties on the phytochemical composition and antioxidant potential of Moringa oleifera flowers. Journal of Pharmacy Research1(3): 239-247. 2013.
21.Inbathamizh L and Padmini EMoringa oleifera flower compounds as potent ligands to drug targets in PC3 cell lines – an in silico analysis., Impact factor: nilInternational Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences5(4): 377-383. 2013.
22.Inbathamizh L and Padmini EMolecular dynamics simulations of native and mutant glucosaminyl (n-acetyl) transferase 1 prove their biochemical variations. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science5(4): 511-516. 2013.
23.Inbathamizh L and Padmini EEvaluation of growth inhibitory potential of Moringa oleifera flowers on PC3 cell lines. Impact factor: nilAsian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research6(4): 60-64. 2013.
24.Inbathamizh L and Padmini EQuinic acid as a potent drug candidate for prostate cancer – a comparative pharmacokinetic approach.Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research 6(4): 106-112, 2013
25.Padmini E, Parimala P,Activation of HO-1 downregulates TSH in stressed fish adipocytes.Indo-American Journal of Life Sciences and Biotechnology2014, 2(1): 32-46.
26.Padmini E, Lavanya D,Studies on the modulation of hypoxia inducible factor-1α, heme oxygenase-1 and tumor necrosis factor-α expression in preeclamptic placental explants.International journal of research in chemistry and environment2014, 4(2), 85-92.
27.Padmini E, Tharani JFourier transform infrared spectroscopic study on HSP70 and ERK in fish hepatocytes during pollution induced stress, International journal of research in chemistry and 2014, 4(2): 114-125.
28.Padmini E, Lavanya DDifferential expression of heat shock proteins and inflammatory changes in preeclamptic placental explants, International Journal of Science and Research2014;3(4): 858-864.
29.Padmini E, Meenakshi N, Tharani JChanges in Oxidative Stress and Antioxidant Status in Stressed Fish BrainInternational Journal of Science and Research2014. 3(5): 164-170.
30.
Padmini E, Lavanya DApoptosis signal regulating kinase-1 expression down regulated in preeclamptic placental explants incubate with mint-teaBiomedicine2014; 34(2):171-179.
31.Padmini E, Tharani JHeat shock protein 70 modulates apoptosis signal regulating kinase 1 in stressed hepatocytes of Mugil cephalus,Fish Physiology and Biochemistry“2014 40 (5): 1573-85”
32.Gayathri Gunalan K.Vijayalakshmi & A.SaraswathyQuantitative phytochemical profile of Bauhinia variegata Linn. Leaves.International journal of biological and pharmaceutical research 2013 Vol 4: 907-915
33.D. Hari Priya, K.Nadhiya & K.VijayalakshmiAntioxidant Potential of Cinnamaldehyde – An invitro study.International Journal Of Pharmaceutical Research And Bio-Science 2013 Vol2(5): 270-278
34.A.Khadira Sereen & K.Vijayalakshmi. Antioxidant potential and reducing activity of Sesamol. International Journal Of Pharmaceutical Research And Bio-Science2013, 2(6): 465-474
35.Ashok Kumar K & K.Vijayalakshmi. In vitro antioxidant activity and cytotoxic potential of Punica granatum peel and Vitis vinifera seeds on Hep G2 cell lines. International journal of future biotechnology2013, 2(2): 26-32.
36.Ashok Kumar K & K.Vijayalakshmi. In vitro antimicrobial activity and phytochemical analysis of selected fruit wastes. International Journal of current microbiology and applied sciences, 2013,2(5) :196-204
37.K.Vijayalakshmi, Priya.N, A.Khadira Sereen & Ranjani.RPreliminary phytochemical screening of the fruit rind of Garcinia cambogia and leaves of Bauhinia variegata- A comparative study. International journal of current microbiology and applied sciences 2014, 3(5);1-8
38.Indhumathi.P & K.Vijayalakshmi Comparative study on Physico& Phyto-chemical analysis of Persea Americana & Actinidia deliciosa. International journal of scientific and research publications 2014, 4(5):1-5
39.B.Arirudran, A.Saraswathy & K.Vijayalakshmi. Evaluation of alternative chemotherapeutic agent from Ruellia tuberosa for hepatocellular carcinoma using HepG2 cell lines. International Journal of Biochemistry2014,195; 306-321
40.B.Arirudran, A.Saraswathy & K.Vijayalakshmi.Acute toxicity study of ethanolic extract of Ruellia tuberosa in wistar albino mice. International journal of Biosciences and Technology 2014;7(1);1-4
41.S.Seema & K.Vijayalakshmi. Effect of ethanolic extracts of Cyamopsis tetragolobus and Cyperus rotundus on biochemical parameters of Diabetic cataract induced wistar albino rats. International journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences2014,5(2): 708-717
42.K. Nadhiya & K.VijayakalshmiEvaluation of total phenol,flavonoids contents and invitro antioxidant activity of Benincasa hispida fruit extracts. International journal of Pharmaceutical chemical and biological2014; 4(2).
43.S.Nazareth Arokiyamary & K.Vijayalakshmi.Invitro antioxidant assay &Anticarcinogen effect of Solanum tuberosum in HepG2 cell line. International journal of Biological and pharmaceutical research 2014; 5(1); 78-82.
44.Ranjani.R, Khadira Sereen.A, Priya.N& Vijayalakshmi.KAntioxidant profile of the fruit rind of Garcinia cambogia and leaves of Bauhinia variegata – an invitro investigation, International journal of Pharmaceutical research and Bioscience2014,
3(3): 528-538
45.Hari Priya.D, Nadhiya.K, Rajasree Shrama & K.VijayalakshmiMolecular Docking Analysis of secondary metabolites of Trigonella foenum graceaum and Carica papaya with FTO, An insilico approachInternational Journal of pharmaceutical science review and research2014, (in press)
46.Seema.S & K.VijayalakshmiCyperus rotundus delays diabetic cataract better than Cyamopsis tetragonolobus by regulating polyol pathway and oxidative stress in wistar albino ratsInternational journal of Biochemistry2014 (in press)
47.Hari Priya.D & K.VijayalakshmiThe effect of CA on HDF induced Wister rats – A Preliminary study.International journal of pharmaceutical science research (in press)
48.K. Vijayalakshmi; S.Seema; S.Vadivelan; V.V. Prasanna; JARP.Sarma;Molecular docking of secondary metabolites from Cyperus rotundus and Cyamopsis tetragonolobus against aldose reductase-A novel drug target for diabetic cataract. JPR. BioMedRx, 2013, 1(1):59-67
49.
Gayathri Gunalan K.Vijayalakshmi & A.SaraswathyMolecular profiling of Bauhinia variegata using RAPD. Journal of phytochemistry 2013 114: 226-232
50.K.Nadhiya, D. Hari Priya & K.Vijayalakshmi.Pharmacognostic and Preliminary Phytochemical Analysis of Benincasa Hispida fruit. Asian Journal Of Pharmaceutical And Clinical Research2014, 7(1): 98-101
51.N.Priya & K.VijayalakshmiIC50 value of Hesperidin an Invitro study. The Journal of free radicals and Antioxidants 2014, 140: 271-277
52.B.Arirudran, A.Saraswathy & K.Vijayalakshmi.Impact of Ruellia tuberosa on regulating the levels of lipid peroxidation and antioxidants in DEN induced liver cancer in wistar albino rats.The journal of free radicals and antioxidants, 2014,140;308-317
53.B.Arirudran, A.Saraswathy & K.Vijayalakshmi.Hepato protective activity of ethanolic and ethyl acetate extract of Ruellia Tuberosa L.(whole plant) against N-Nitrosodiethylamine induced liver cancer in wistar albino rats. American journal of pharmatech research2014; 4(3)
54.S.Seema & K.VijayalakshmiCyamopsis tetragonolobus and Cyperus rotundus prevents oxidative stress in Diabetic cataract induced wistar albino rats.World journal of Pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences2014; 3(3): 2201-2211
55.Ashok Kumar K & K.VijayalakshmiProtective effect of Punica granatum peel and Vitis vinifera seeds on DEN induced oxidative stress and hepatocellular damage in rats.Applied biochemistry and biotechnology2014 (in press)
56.N. MeeenakshiChanges in Oxidative Stress and Antioxidant Status in Stressed Fish BrainInternational Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)“2014 3(5): 164-170”

Minor/Major projects:

S.NO.NAME OF THE STAFFTITLEAGENCYPERIODAMOUNT (Rs)STAGE
1Dr.A.Geetha
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
(S. Rajapriya)
Role of heat shock proteins 70 and 60 on the activation of NLRP3 inflammasome in rats treated with ethanol and cerulein-Influence of luteolin natural flavonoidICMR-SRF2018-20192,18,400/-+10,000/- (Contingency)Ongoing
S.NO.NAME OF THE STAFFTITLEAGENCYPERIODAMOUNT (Rs)STAGE
1Dr.A.Geetha
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
(P. Monika)
Effect of Persea Americana Mill(avocado) fruit extract on the expression of adiponectin,peroxisome proliferator activated receptor- ? and the level of blood lipids in rats subjected to experimental hyperlipidemia and obesityICMR-SRF2017-20184,38,000/-+20,000/- (Contingency)Completed
2Dr.K.Vijayalakshmi Associate Professor in BiochemistryPhloroglucinol modulates the expression of heat shock proteins in rotenone induced animal model of Parkinson’s diseaseTANSCHE2017-20181,00,000/-Ongoing

S.NO.NAME OF THE STAFFTITLEAGENCYPERIODAMOUNT(Rs)STAGE
1Dr.A.Geetha
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
(P. Monika)
Effect of Persea Americana Mill(avocado)fruit extract on the expression of adiponectin,peroxisome proliferator activated receptor- ? and the level of blood lipids in rats subjected to experimental hyperlipidemia and obesityICMR-SRF2016-20174,38,000/-+20,000/- (Contingency)Completed
2Dr.E.Padmini
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Comparative studies on the beneficiary effect of black and green tea in the expression of placental growth factors in preeclamptic trophoblast.NTRF-IV2016-201812,57,377/-Completed
3Dr.K.A.Fathima
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Student mini project (L.Preethi- II-M.Sc.Biochemistry)
Impact of pre-analytical errors in glucose estimation - A query on diabetic managementTANSCHE2016-201715,000/-Completed
S.NO.NAME OF THE STAFFTITLEAGENCYPERIODAMOUNT (Rs)STAGE
1Dr.A.Geetha
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
(R.Aruna)
Role of caspase recruitment domain and caspase-1 of inflammasomes in the pancreas of rats subjected to alcoholic pancreatitis-influence of rutin administratedICMR-SRF2014-20153,60,000/-+ 20,000/-
(Contingency)
Completed
2Dr.E.Padmini
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Student mini project N. Mahalakshmi II-M.Sc.Biochemistry
Analysis of phospholipids in stressed fish adipocytes and its effect on adipocyte maturationTANSCHE2014-201515,000/-Completed
S.NO.NAME OF THE STAFFTITLEAGENCYPERIODAMOUNT (Rs)STAGE
1Dr.C.S.Parameswari
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Biochemical studies on the Immunomodulatory effect of Zingerone in Fish model – An Heuristic ApproachTANSCHE2013-20141,00,000/-Completed
2Dr.A.Geetha
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Role of caspase recruitment domain and caspase-1 of inflammasomes in the pancreas of rats subjected to alcoholic pancreatitis-influence of rutin administrationICMR-SRF2013-20142,82,000/- +20,000/- (contingency)Completed
3Dr.A.Geetha
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
(P.Suguna)
Effect of Nigella sativa seed extract and tymoquinone on ethanol and high fat diet induced pancreatic inflammation and fibrosis in rats-Role of NLRP3 inflammasomesICMR-SRF2013-20142,82,000/- +20,000/- (contingency)Completed
4Dr.E.Padmini
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Studuies on the role of tea in modulating heme oxygenase 1 and cytochrome P450 expression in placental explantsNTRF-III2013-201512,60,760/-Completed
5Dr.E.Padmini
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Studies on the metabolic reprogramming and the associated signaling changes in fish adipocytes during hypoxic conditionsDST2013-201649,80,800/-Completed
6Dr.E.Padmini
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Studies on the expression of hypoxia inducible factor1A (HIF1?), adiponectin and cytokines in placental trophoblast during pregnancy complicated by preeclampsiaICMR2013-20155,58,400/-Completed
S.NO.NAME OF THE STAFFTITLEAGENCYPERIODAMOUNT (Rs)STAGE
1Dr.A.Geetha
Associate Professor
A clinical proteomic study for the screening of diagnostic markers in urine and serum of autistic children: An attempt to explain the pathophysiology of autismICMR2012-201521,16,831/-Completed
2Dr.A.Geetha
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
(M.D.Lakshmi Priya)
A biochemical study on the role of heavy metals,metallothionein expression and abnormal proteins on the pathogenesis of autismICMR-SRF2012-20155,81,200/-Completed
3Dr.E.Padmini
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Studies on the protective role of black tea and mint tea extracts in placental explants culture of preeclamptic womenNTRF-II2010-201212,08,480/-Completed
4Dr.E.Padmini
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Studies on the antiapoptotic function of HSP70, HO-1 and Cytochrome P450 in polluted fish hepatocytesUGC2012-201513,86,800/-Completed

SEMINARS/ WORKSHOP ORGANIZED CONDUCTED

2014-15

  • One day State level Workshop was conducted byK.Vijayalakshmi, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Bharathi women’s College, on the theme “optimal use of e-Resources for research scholars”, ICT Tools and techniques for research analysis, on 17.10.14 funded by TANSCHE.
  • UGC sponsored two days National Conference was conducted on 08.01.15 and 09.01.15 on the theme “Molecular Basis of Human Diseases – BIOFOCUS 2015” Inaugural Address was given by Dr.V.Mohan, Chairman & Chief of Diabetology, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre, Director & Chief of Diabetes Research, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai on the topic entitled ‘Tackling The Diabetes Epidemic – Some Success Stories From Chennai’.
  • Annie Jeyachristy, Unit of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, AIMST University, Semeling 08100, Bedong, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia, delivered a special lecture on ‘Unfolded Protein Response in Human Diseases’
  • Inter collegiate oral presentations on various research topics were presented by students of various college in which Dr. T. Devaki, Professor in Biochemistry. Department of Biochemistry, University of Madras, Chennai – 600 025 and Dr. A J Vanishree, Assistant Professor in Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry, University of Madras, Chennai – 600 025 acted as a chairpersons.
  • Inter collegiate collage presentations on various research topics were presented by students of various college in which Dr.Devi Rajeswari, Senior Assistant Professor, School of Biosciences and Technology, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore acted as a chairperson.
  • Srikala Prasad, MD., D.G.O., M.Ch. (Urology) Chief Civil Surgeon of Urology, Govt. KGH, Chennai-600005, delivered a invited lecture on ‘Cervical cancer-clinical implications and molecular basis’.
  • A J Vanishree, Assistant Professor in Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry, University of Madras, Chennai – 600 025, had a talk on ‘Methylation mystery of neurotrophic receptors in glioma’.
  • P Kalaiselvi, Assistant Professor & Head-In-Charge,Department of Medical Biochemistry, Dr ALMPGIBMS, University of Madras, Chennai – 600113 delivered a special lecture on ‘An Insight Into Hepatic Steatosis And Its influence On Atherosclerosis’ and also acted as a Chair Person : Inter collegiate Poster presentation.
  • Inter collegiate Rangoli competition was conducted and 09.01.15 in which Dr. Evan Prince Sabina, Associate professor, School of Biosciences and Technology, VIT University, Vellore, Evaluated :Inter collegiate Rangoli competition’.
  • Valedictory address was delivered by Dr.S.Niranjali Devaraj, Professor and Head in Biochemistry. Department of Biochemistry, Guindy campus, Chennai – 600 025, on ‘From Avery to gene therapy – a long journey’

2015-16

2016-17

  • One day National Symposium was conducted by the department sponsored by TANSCHE &Society of Neurochemistry, on the theme “Challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorders-A Platform for Autism Awareness-2016” in which Dr.J.Vijayalakshmy, NIEPMD, Chennai, inaugural address was delivered on the topic ‘Medical Perspectives and Prevention of Autism Spectrum Disorder’.
  • Devaki Sathappan, Doctor & counselor for Spastic society of Tamilnadu explained on the topic ‘Practical training on aspects of daily living for the autistics’
  • G. Sudhandiran, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Madras, Chennai, delivered a lecture on ‘Cell death Mechanisms in neuro-degeneration”
  • One day National Workshop was organized by the department on 02.03.17 funded by Department of Science and Technology and National Tea Research Foundation on the theme “Essential Lab Techniques and Techniques based evidence for Health Promotional Aspects of Tea: A crash exposure program to stimulate the UG students” in which Dr.N.Murugesan, Director, Central Drug Testing Laboratory, Government of India, Periamet, Chennai acted as a resource person and delivered the Key note address.
  • D.Senthil Kumar, Regional Director, Ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship, Government of India, delivered a special talk on the title Importance of skill development and opportunities.
  • P.K.Kesavan, Senior Manager, Anthem Biosciences, Bengaluru, India, delivered a lecture on ‘Drug discovery techniques’
  • B.Vijaya Geetha, Assistant professor in biotechnology, Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Thandalam, Chennai, presented a lecture on ‘HPLC as a tool in toxicogenomics’.
  • M.Usha Rani, Junior Scientific Officer, Forensic Science Department, Chennai, delivered a lecture on ‘DNA as a tool in crime detection’
  • K.G.Sunitha, Project Manager and faculty, Marketing and planning division, CPC Diagnostics Pvt Ltd, Gopalapuram, Chennai, spoke on the title ‘The ultimation of Autoimmune Diagnostics’
  • H.Vishwa Rohini,Assistant Professor,PG Food chemistry and processing,Loyola college, Chennai, delivered a talk on the topic ‘Emerging trends in food processing techniques- An overview’.
  • V.Uthra, Project Research associate, Centre for Cell and Molecular Biology, Hydrebad, delivered a lecture on ‘Therapeutic role of tea in Alzheimer’s disease’.
  • B.Thiripurasundari, Assistant professor in Biochemistry, Valliammal College for Women, Chennai, spoke on ‘Tea and Diabetes a comprehensive role’.
  • M.Kavitha, Assistant Professor in Biochemistry, D.G.Vaishnav College, Arumbakkam, Chennai delivered a lecture on ‘Tea helps lower BP and much more’.
  • Intercollegiate e-collage/ e-poster competition were conducted on the themes “Techniques today and health tomorrow” and “Where there is tea there is hope”.
  • R.Devendran, Additional project Director, Tamilnadu skill development corporation, Chennai, delivered a special lecture on ‘Skills – A Value addition for better employability’.

2017-18

  • One day state level Seminar was conducted on 09.02.18, on the theme “Advancements in understanding Cellular and Environmental Stress associated Human Diseases”, Dr.E.P.Sabina, Associate Professor, School of Biosciences and Technology, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore delivered a special lecture on the title ‘Hepato protective effect of herbal drugs’.
  • Gayathri Gunalan, Research officer, Siddha Regional Research Institute, Puducherry delivered a special lecture on the title ‘P.T.O in young women problems and solutions’.
  • A special lecture was also delivered by Dr. Venkateswari Associate professor in Biochemistry, PGIBMS, University of Madras, TaramaniCampus, on the title ‘Cancer-molecular mechanism and therapeutic interventions’.
  • State level Workshop was also conducted on 09.02.18 on the theme “Workshop on basic instrumentation in Molecular biology’, in which the working of various instrumentation in Molecular Biology (PCR, 2D gel electrophoresis, UV-Visible spectrophotometer, Sonicator, Gel doc) were demonstrated.
  • Inter collegiate e-collage/ e-poster was conducted on the topic ‘Advancements in understanding Cellular and Environmental Stress associated Human Diseases and Introduction to basic instrumentation in Molecular Biology’.
  • Shiela Leonard, MRCOG, Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, CSI Rainy Multi specialty Hospital, Chennai, delivered a Special lecture on ‘Cellular and Environmental Stress associated Human Diseases’.

2018-19

  • Two days National workshop on “Basic instrumentation in foldscope” fund by INDO-US-DBT in which Dr.K.Veena Gayathri, Assistant professor, Department of Biotechnology, Stella Maris College, Chennai, delivered a key note address on ‘Maximal usage of foldscope to explore the miniatures in the world’.
  • S.Rajalakshmi, Project Assistant, Department of Biotechnology, Stella Maris College, Chennai, spoke on the topic ‘An achievement using fungal science- the foldscope’.
  • Lavanya, Assistant Professor, Department of ECE, Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology, explained on the ‘Usage of foldscope’.
  • Hand on training on foldscope was given to the students of Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry Physics, Geography and Zoology department.