Research Programs

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Amphibian fauna of Pooyamkutty Hydroelectric Power Project site, Kerala

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Assessment of ecological and environmental risks in Kuttanad rice producing area and their abatement through application of biotechnology.

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Measuring and Monitoring Amphibian diversity of Kerala

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Measurement of Biological Diversity at species level- A molecular Approach

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DNA barcoding of selected ranid frogs of Western Ghats

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Conservation genetics of Indirana frogs of Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot (Indo-Finnish Project)

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Development of mtDNA database of selected mammals in the Kerala Forests for wildlife forensics

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Biodiversity, DNA barcoding and Phylogeny of commercially valuable marine mollusks

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Antimicrobial peptides from the skin secretion of fungoid frog Hylarana malabarica of Western Ghats

Current Research Grants

  • 2022 2019

    Strategies for enhancing biological activity of novel peptides (brevinin-1 and 2) identified from the skin secretion of an endemic frog.
    Department of Science and Technology (SERB)

Research Grants Completed

    1. Antimicrobial peptides from the skin secretion of fungoid frog Hylarana malabarica of Western Ghats, India
      Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment [KSCSTE] 2012-2018

    2. Biodiversity, DNA barcoding and Phylogeny of commercially valuable marine mollusks
      Department of Biotechnology [DBT] 2011-2015

    3. Development of mtDNA database of selected mammals in the Kerala Forests for wildlife forensics.
      Forest Department, Govt. of Kerala 2009-2012

    4. Conservation genetics of Indirana frogs of Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot (Indo-Finnish Project)
      Department of Biotechnology [DBT] 2008-2011

    5. DNA barcoding of selected ranid frogs of Western Ghats
      Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment [KSCSTE] 2007-2010

    6. Measurement of Biological Diversity at species level- A molecular Approach
      Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment [KSCSTE] 2003-2006

    7. Measuring and Monitoring Amphibian diversity of Kerala.
      Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India 1999-2003

    8. Assessment of ecological and environmental risks in Kuttanad rice producing area and their abatement through application of biotechnology.
      Department of Biotechnology [DBT] 1996-1999

    9. Amphibian fauna of Pooyamkutty Hydroelectric Power Project site, Kerala .
      FRAWG, Minnesota Zoo [through Zoo Outreach organization, Coimbatore, India] 1994-1995

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