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Dr. K. Riazunnisa

Dr. K. Riazunnisa
Associate Professor

Department of Biotechnology & Bioinformatics
Yogi Vemana University
Andhra Pradesh, India.

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Ph.D.(2008) – Department of Plant Science, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India.

Teaching Experience

• Associate Professor in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa: Nov 2020 – Till date.
• Assistant Professor in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa: Nov 2008 – Nov2020.

Administrative Experience

• Working as Chairman, Board of Studies, Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics from June 2021 to till date. .
• Working as Incharge head, Department of Urdu.
• Working as Member, IQAC, YVU.
• Working as Director, Minority Cell, YVU.
• Working as Nodal officer -Minorities-UGC from 2022 to till date.
• Worked as Head, Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics from December 2020 Dec 2022.
• Worked as Coordinator, Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformaticsfrom Aug. 2014 to Sep. 2016.
• Worked as Co-coordinator, National festival celebration cellfrom 2014 to 2016.
• Worked as NAAC core committee memberfor SSR preparation in 2015.
• Worked as Annual report memberfrom 2013 to 2015.
• Worked as Coeditor for Vemana Vanifrom 2020 to till date.
• Working as Coordinator for student’s welfare (Women)from 2013 to 2016.
• Worked as member for Issues of Women from 2015 to 2020.
• Worked as anti ragging committee member.

Research Projects

Agri-Science Park Project, YVU, Kadapa | Collection of germplasm of onion and screening for salt tolerant germplasm by biochemical studies. | Rs. 1,50,000/- | 2010-2012.
DST - SERB, Govt. of India (Fast track scheme for young scientists program) | Screening and identification of drought tolerant cultivar of onion (Allium cepa L.) in Kadapa district for varietal development. | Rs. 24,80,000/- | 2013-2016.

Research Students

Ph.D Awarded: 03

• Dr. G. Sai Sudha | Identification of salt tolerant cultivar of onion (Allium cepa L.) in Kadapa district for varietal development. | 2018.
• Mrs. S. Anjum Mobeen | Insilico identification of novel drug targets of human colorectal cancer from Moringaoleifera and Catharanthusroseus, and their green synthesis of ruthenium oxide nanoparticles and biological applications | May, 2022.
• Mrs. M. Vidya Vani | Generation and characterization of low chlorophyll containing Chlamydomonas, Chlorella mutants and their application in biofuel production | July, 2022.

Ph.D Pursuing: 04

• Mr. P. Rajendra Kumar | Bioenergy production by using biological organisms with help of biotechnological methods | From 2021-Till date.
• Mrs. M. Kiranmayee | Phytochemical-mediated synthesis and characterization of nanoparticles using some medicinal plants for biomedical applications | 2022 - Till date.
• Ms. Madhuri | Development and characterization of PSII antenna size mutants of Chlamydomonas for biofuel production | April 2023 – till date.
• Mr. M. S. Sandeep Veda Narayana | In-vitro and in-silico studies of Ruthenium Oxide nanoparticles using Cassia fistula and Annona squamosa | April 2023 – till date.

Achievements / Awards : 13

• Received Icon of India-2023 Distinguished Scientist award, SSM, SIMATS, Chennai.
• Received Teachers excellence award, Akhil BharatiyaShikshak Varshik Sammaylan -2022.
• Fellow of Scholars Academic and Scientific Society 2022, Assam, India.
• Received Guru Spandana Puraskar 2022, TREND, Spandana EDA International Foundation, India.
• Received ASSOCIATE FELLOW from Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences, (APAS) Amaravati, India. 2019.
• Received Young Scientist Award with research project under the Fasttrack scheme for young scientists, Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi. 2013.
• Research cum teaching post at College of Sciences, Qassim University, KSA, 2011.
• Received DAAD fellowship through Prof. Renate Schiebe, University of Osnabrueck, GERMANY to carry out research work. 2006.
• Qualified for UGC -CSIR (JRF) and eligibility for lectureship in June 2003.
• UGC-CSIR-SRF 2005-2007.
• Qualified NET (Lecturer-ship only) examination conducted by CSIR in June 2002.
• Qualified in GATE - 2002 with 88.93 percentile.
• Recipient of Merit Scholarship for one year sponsored by University of Hyderabad during M. Sc 2001-2002.
• Twice selected as summer visiting student-fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS), Bangalore, May – June 2001; April – May 2003.

Research Publications in National & International SCI Journals : 48

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Number of Book Chapters (National / International) : 11
Number of Books Published (National / International) : Nil
Number of Conference / Symposia Organized : 07
Number of Conference / Symposia Attended : 59
Membership in Prestigious Academic Bodies

• Life member of Scholars academic and scientific society, India.
• Life member of Indian Science Congress, India.
• Life member Society for Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, New Delhi, India.
• Teaching and Education Research Association (TERA), Eurasia Research (Life member).
• Society for promotion of Horticulture (Annual member), Bangalore.
• National Organization in Life Sciences (NTOILS).

Reviewed Research Papers of Various Scientific Journals

Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology (IF 4.0), PLOs one (IF 3.7), Scientific reports (IF 4.4) Journal of food biochemistry (IF-3.5), Natural Product Research (Taylor and Francis IF 2.158); Industrial crops and products (Elsevier IF 3); African Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry; Biodiversitas Journal of biological diversity; Basic Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Review; South Asian research journal of natural products; Pharmacognosy magazine (IF 1.31); Annual research & review in biology; Plant cell and molecular biolgy, Journal of trace elements and minerals; International journal of agricultural biotechnology.

Screening, identification, and selection of abiotic stress-tolerant crop cultivars for varietal development and crop improvement. Various physiological, biochemical and molecular techniques are used for the selection of tolerant variety.


Bioenergy - Generation and selection of reduced antenna size Chlamydomon asreinhardtii mutants with improved photosynthetic performance for enhanced biomass and biohydrogen production.Physiological, biochemical and molecular methods are used for the characterization of mutants.


Plant Medicine - We are also working on the bioprospecting of medicinal plants. Phytochemical profiling and identification of bioactive compounds from medicinally important plants. Plant-mediated nanoparticle synthesis and its applications like antimicrobial and anticancer activity for treating cancer and infectious diseases.

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What they say?


I am indebted to the faculty of the University, who inculcated scientific temper and research aptitude and I think YVU is a happening place for qualitative research.

Anand Kumar
Ph.D. in Biotechnology

The academic ambience and infrastructure of the University are the hallmarks, I consider myself to be lucky to be here and I foresee a bright future in pursuit of Science.

Shaik Fasiha Begam
M.Sc. in Physics

Yogi Vemana University is certainly a hub for meaningful research activities. Research in social sciences here bears contemporary relevance and addresses societal problems.

Varikunta Sailaja
Ph.D. in English

Yogi Vemana University installed faith in me to explore new avenues in liberal arts which mates us more humane and civilized.

Karanam Saiteja