Dr. A. Premalatha

Associate Professor and Head of the Department
Contact Details
 Degree University Year
 M.Sc. University of Madras 1989
 M.Phil. University of Madras 1990
 Ph.D. University of Madras 2013

Title of the Ph.D. Thesis:  Studies on the production, purification, characterization and immobilization of α- amylase from Aspergillus tamarii for
                                                        eco-friendly leather processing.
Title of the M.Phil Thesis:  Studies on enzyme associated with respiration in a cestode parasite (Avitellina lohorea)
Date of Joining the College: 1 February, 2001

Areas of Interest
  • Microbiology
  • Zoology
  1. "Pentachlorophenol degradation  by Pseudomonas aeruginosa" Journal of   Microbiology and Biotechnology Vol.10, 1994.
  2. "Production of antimicrobial potential of broad spectrum antimicrobial proteins from a new strain of B.amyloliquifaciens MBL27" International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science Vol.3, Suppln 4, 2011.
  3. "Antimicrobial protein production by B.amyloliquifaciens MBL27 optimization of culture conditions using Taquechi’s experimental design"  Indian Journal of Science and Technology Vol.4, No.8, 2011.
  4. "Hydrolysis of tannery fleshing’s using enzymes; biotechnological approach for solid waste management" Tanners Get Together- 2011
  5. "Enzymatic hydrolysis of alkali pre-treated rice straw for the enhanced production of fermentable sugars", Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research 2015, 7(2): 591-597
Other Achievements
  1. Joint CSIR-UGC Test qualified 1991
  2.  Award of Teacher Fellowship under FDP- XI plan period (Teacher Fellow Code: ETFTNMD017)
Training Program Attended
  •  Attended Training Programme on Bioinformatics conducted by TANUVAS  (funded by  UGC) Chennai 2007.
  • Attended Orientation Course at Academic Staff   College, University of Madras 07.11.2002- 04.12.2002
  • Attended Refresher Course at Academic Staff   College, University of Madras Bioinformatics 14.02.2007 -06.03.2007
  • Attended Refresher Course at Academic Staff   College, University of Madras Nano sciences 19.11.2013 - 09.12.2013
  • Attended International Conference of Leather Science Technology (AICLST) -Influence of metal ions on the production and stability of alkaline protease production by Aspergillus tamarii for application in leather processing,Nov 2010 Kolkata, India.
  • Attended Conference on Hydrolysis of Tannery fleshings using enzymes:  Biotechnological approach for solid waste management. Leather Research Industry Get-Together (LERIG), 2011.
  • Attended Conference on Enzyme consortium of Aspergillus tamarii MTCC5152 for greener beam house processing of hides. XXXI IULTCS Congress Valencia (Spain) - September 27th-30th 2011