Research Programs


Cholera Research Program


Probiotics Research


Bacterial Biofilm Research


Research on Antimicrobial Resistance


Bioprospecting bacteria isolated from Arctic, the North Pole


Microbe-Hunting Expedition to the North Pole

Current Research Grants

  • 2022 2021

    Adaptive Molecular Diagnostics
    Wellcome Trust, UK

  • 2022 2018

    Development of probiotic therapy for enhancing urolithin production by using bacterial flora of human origin
    SERB, Department of Science & Technology [DST]

Previous/ Completed Research Grants

    1. Health promoting properties of potential probiotic strains isolated from infant gut microflora
      Indian Council of Medical Research [ICMR] 2018-2020

    2. Analysis of polymicrobial biofilms in chronic wound infections and development of anti-biofilm therapeutic to promote wound healing
      Department of Biotechnology [DBT] 2016-2019

    3. A study on the antimicrobial resistance pattern in Kerala
      Dept. of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Kerala 2018-2018

    4. Novel biofilm inhibitors from selected plants against Vibrio cholerae: isolation and characterization
      Defence Research and Development Organisation [DRDO] 2012-2014

    5. Genetic manipulation of 'COIRRET' for application on coir for quality improvement
      Central Coir Board 2011-2014

    6. Bioprospecting bacteria isolated from the Arctic
      Intramural support 2010-2014

    7. Molecular monitoring of Vibrio cholerae in the epidemic prone aquatic environment of Kottayam and Alappuzha districts in Kerala
      Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment [KSCSTE] 2007-2010

    8. Biodegradation of phenolic compounds by activated sludge process and development of useful microbes for coir extraction and Tannase production from coconut husk retting areas
      Department of Biotechnology [DBT] 2005-2008

    9. Detection and molecular characterization of microbial population from different polluted zones caused by coir retting
      Department of Biotechnology [DBT] 2002-2004

    10. Molecular characterization of the pesticide/heavy metal compounds degrading microorganisms isolated from the Kuttanad and other waterbodies of Kerala
      Department of Biotechnology [DBT] 2001-2003


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