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Dr. M. Subhosh Chandra

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Dr. M. Subhosh Chandra

(Raman Fellow, University Grants Commission (UGC), Govt. of India, New Delhi)

Associate Professor

M.Sc., Ph.D.
Department of Microbiology
Yogi Vemana University
Kadapa-516005
Andhra Pradesh, India.

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Qualification

Ph.D. (2007) – Department of Microbiology, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur (A.P.), India.
M.Sc (2002) Microbiology, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, A.P. INDIA.

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Teaching Experience
• Associate Professor of Microbiology, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa: July 2021 – Till date.
• Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa: July 2009 – 2021.
Post Doctoral Research /Research Experience
Raman Postdoctoral Fellow at United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Mentor: Prof. J.Y. Zhu, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin, USA (2013-2014) under University Grants Commission (UGC), in Indo-US 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Programme for advanced research training.
Research Associate Indian Institute of Science (IISc) , Bangalore, India. Mentor: Prof. Saumitra Das, Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology. November 2007 to February 2008. Project entitled “Inhibition of Hepatitis C virus by herbal compounds for developing antiviral agents”.
Post Doctoral Fellow at Dong-a University, Busan, South Korea. Mentor: Prof. Yong Lark Choi, Department of Biotechnology, College of Natural Resources and Life Science. March 2008 to February 2009. Project entitled “Molecular cloning and analysis of bacterial xylanase genes and their potential in biotransformation”.
Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)-Junior Research Fellow (JRF) at College of Veterinary Science, Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Department of Parasitology, College of Veterinary Science, Tirupati, India. January, 2003 to May, 2003. Project entitled “Development of Diagnostic and Vaccine for Livestock against Cysticercosis” under National Agricultural Technology Project (NATP) in Competitive Grant Programme (CGP).
Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)-Senior Research Fellow (SRF) at College of Veterinary Science, Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Department of Parasitology, College of Veterinary Science, Tirupati, India. June, 2003 to October, 2003. Project entitled “Development of Diagnostic and Vaccine for Livestock against Cysticercosis” under National Agricultural Technology Project (NATP) in Competitive Grant Programme (CGP).

Administrative Experience

Deputy Director, Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) in Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India (February, 2023 to Till date).
Coordinator, Department of Microbiology, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India (September, 2018 to November, 2020).
Co-coordinator, e-LMS Cell (Learning Management System), Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India (July, 2020 to till date).
Member, IQAC in Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India (July, 2020 to December, 2022).
Member, APPGCET-2021 in Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India (2021).
Member, Board of Studies (BOS) in Microbiology (PG), Adikavi Nannaya University, Rajahmahendravaram, Andhra Pradesh, India (2020 to till date).
Member, Board of Studies (BOS) in Microbiology (UG), Krishna University, Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India (December, 2020 to till date).
Member, Board of Studies (BOS) in Microbiology (UG), Government College UG & PG (Autonomous), Anantapuramu, Andhra Pradesh, India (August, 2021 to till date).
University Nominee, Board of Studies (BoS) in Microbiology (UG), Cluster University, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India (February, 2022 to till date).
Member, Board of Studies (BOS) in Microbiology (UG & PG), J.K.C College (Autonomous), Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India. (2022to till date).
Coordinator, College Development Council (CDC), in Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India (February, 2017 to March, 2020).
Assistant Chief Superintendent, External Examinations in Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India (March, 2016 to October 2019).
Coordinator for PG examinations in the Controller of Examinations (CE) , Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India (January, 2013 to December, 2013).
NSS Programme Officer in Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India (August, 2010 to December, 2013).
Member, National Science Day Celebrations-2020, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Member in selection of Research scholars as teaching assistants in Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India (2019).
Member to invite fresh tenders from outsourcing agencies for providing manpower in Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India (June, 2018 to till date).
Member for appointing Observers/High Power Committee members to inspect the examination centre's for the UG/PG/Professional courses Regular/Supplementary theory examinations, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, (2019).
Member in Scrutiny committee for scrutiny of applications and enclosures for the academic year 2017-18, CDC, YVU, Kadapa.
• Working as a Member in Technical committee for scrutiny of RUSA tender documents, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Member, Central Purchase Committee (CPC) in Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India (March, 2015 to February, 2018).
Member in YVUCET-2016.

Research Projects

• Isolation of cellulolytic fungi from industrial effluents and bioremediation. Sponsored by Agri-Science Park Project, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa in 2011-2013 as a PI - Project Outlay: Rs: 2.0 Lakhs.
• 2. Microbial diversity of uranium contaminated soils of Thummala palli uranium mine of Andhra Pradesh and their efficiency in uranium bioremediation. Sponsored by Department of Science and Technology (DST) (Fast Track Scheme) (Not availed grant as got selected for Raman Fellowship) in 2012 - 2015 as a PI - Project Outlay: Rs.23.35 Lakhs.
• Isolation of cellulolytic fungi from industrial effluents and bioremediation. (2011-2013). Rs. 2 Lakhs.

Research Students

Ph.D Awarded

• P. Suresh Yadav | Biotechnological production of cellulosic ethanol from lignocellulosic feedstocks by Aspergillus protuberus | November, 2017.
• K. Shruthi | Biotechnological production of cellulase by Aspergillus unguis in solid state fermentation | October, 2018.

Ph.D Pursuing

• A. Swarnalatha | Improvement of bioethanol production from Cymbopogon coloratus. • B. Preethy Aasritha Florance (Full time research scholar from August, 2022
• G. Amaranath Ph.D Title: Exploring the role of living therapeutics proteins using probitics for the treatment of lung cancer in male albino rats.
• P. Lakshmi Vasavi Ph.D Title: Identification of potent microalgal strains by DNA barcoding for biofuel production in association with waste water treatment from East Coast of Visakhapatnam and Estuaries of Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh.
• B. Harshavardhan Reddy (Extramural research scholar from December, 2021).

Achievements / Awards : 05

2020 - Associate Fellow of A.P. Akademi of Sciences, Amravati.
2013 - Raman Postdoctoral Fellow, University Grants Commission (UGC), Govt. of India, New Delhi.
2012 - Young scientist award, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi.
2009 - BK21 (Brain Korea21) Fellow, Dong-A University, Government of South Korea.
2008 - Post Doctoral Fellow, Dong-a University, Busan, South Korea.
2008 - Research Associateship Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India.
• 2003 – Junior Research Fellow, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) , New Delhi.
2003 - Senior Research Fellow, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) , New Delhi.
2019 - Jury Judge at Visakapatam, DST Govt. of India, State Level Science exhibition and Project competitions.
2018 - Jury Judge at Ongole, Prakasam District, DST Govt. of India, District Level Science exhibition and Project competitions.
2018 - Jury Judge at Kadapa, DST Govt. of India, District Level Inspire Manak Science exhibition and Project competitions.
2017 - Jury Judge at Kadapa, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Madrasas Science Fair, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.
2016 - Jury Judge at Kadapa, DST Govt. of India, State Level Science exhibition and Project competitions.
2016 - Jury Judge at Kadapa, DST Govt. of India, District Level Science exhibition and Project competitions.
2015 - Jury Judge at Tenali, Guntur District, DST Govt. of India, District Level Inspire Science exhibition and Project competitions.

Research Publications in National & International SCI Journals : 47

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Number of Book Chapters (National / International) : 27
Number of Books Published (National / International) : 01
Number of Conference / Symposia Organized : 04
Number of Conference / Symposia Attended : 56
Membership in Prestigious Academic Bodies

• Life Member (5226-2022) in The Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI).
• Dr. Buddolla's Educational Society, Tirupati - Member in Research Advisory Committee (2020 - Till date).
• Pathgene Health Care Pvt. Ltd., Tirupati - Member in Board of Advisory and Technical Committee (2015 - Till date).

Reviewed Research Papers of Various Scientific Journals

Industrial Crops and Products, Biotech, Tropical Ecology, Journal of Environmental Biology, Borneo International Journal of Biotechnology (BIJB), Indian Journal of Advances in Chemical Science, Agricultural Research Journal.

Ph.D. Thesis Adjudication

Number of Ph.D thesis submitted to various universities like Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, Sri Padmavathi Mahila Viswavidyalayam, Tirupati, Bangalore University, Bangalore, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Gulberga University, Gulberga etc were adjudicated.

Industrially important microbial enzymes (Industrial Microbiology), Biofuels

Industrially important microbial enzymes (Industrial Microbiology)

Currently engaged in the studies on the production of lignocellulolytic enzymes and bioethanol production which have potential applications in a large number of fields, including the chemical, fuel, food, agricultural, paper, textile and cosmetic industrial sectors. Lignocellulosic biomass is an abundant renewable resource composed of cellulose (a polymer of glucose that represents the major fraction of lignocellulose), hemicellulose (also a sugar polymer) and lignin (a complex phenylpropane polymer). Lignocellulosic biomass, such as sugarcane bagasse, wheat bran, rice bran and sawdust holds a promise of environmentally friendly bioenergy production. We screened all these substrates for the production of lignocellulolytic enzymes. Because, enzymatic hydrolysis, currently considered a method of choice in biomass saccharification, is hampered by considerable cell-wall recalcitrance. To make this technology sustainable and cost effective, our understanding of cellulose enzymatic hydrolysis should be significantly enhanced. We have produced almost all lignocellulolytic enzymes by optimizing physical, chemical and nutritional parameters. After production, we have purified these enzymes to find their characteristics and kinetic properties.

 

In addition, we have screened these enzymes for their ability to degrade or decolorize textile dyes, which are major pollutants in different parts of Andhra Pradesh. Along with this we are working with biodegradation of organophosphorus pesticides. A good number of papers are published and few are in press in all these areas of research.

 

Production of biofuels

Production of biofuels is of significant scientific interest in the context of sustainable environment. It is highly required to developed feasible process for the production of biofuels from agrowastes/forest residues/lignocellulosic substrates. By carefully studying various parameters optimized protocols to enhance the yield of biofuels production are developed. Robust performance of sulfite chemistry was demonstrated to effectively remove the strong recalcitrance of Douglas-fir forest residue for high titer (42 g/L) bioethanol production without detoxification with high yield of 282 L/tone. This study demonstrated that underutilized woody biomass such as forest residues can be efficiently converted to biofuel and bioproducts using mature pulping technologies with proven commercial scalability.

 
  • Dr. M. SUBHOSH CHANDRA
    Department of Microbiology
    YOGI VEMANA UNIVERSITY, Kadapa – 516 005
    Y. S. R. District, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.

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