Prof. Ram Rajasekharan

ABOUT DIRECTOR

Prof. Ram Rajasekharan, PhD, FNA, FASc, FNASc, FNAAS, JC Bose National Fellow
Director − Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI)
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Telephone: 91-821-2517760 , Fax: 91-821-2516308
Mysuru - 570 020
E-mail:director@cftri.res.in, ram@cftri.res.in, ram@cftri.com

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Empowering Women Farmers
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Capacity Building Program
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MOU with JNTU
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MOU with Coconut Producer Company
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Banana farmers met with team CFTRI
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MoU with Food safety Commissionerate

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (1987)
M.Sc. Integrated Biology, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India (1981)
B.Sc. Zoology & Botany, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India (1979)

RESEARCH AREAS

Fats and oils − as nutraceuticals and dietary supplements
Biochemistry and molecular biology of plant oils

WORK EXPERIENCE

Professional Experience


  • Aug 2012 to date  ⇒  Director, Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Mysore 570 020.
  • Dec 2014 till date  ⇒  Acting Director, Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), Chennai 600113.
  • Dec 2007 to Apr 2015 ⇒  Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.
  • Apr 2009 to Aug 2012 ⇒  Director, Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Lucknow 226015.
  • Jul 2007 to Oct 2010 ⇒  Visiting Professor, School of Science, Monash University, Sunway campus, Malaysia.
  • Apr 2001 to Dec 2007 ⇒  Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.
  • Apr 1995 to Mar 2001 ⇒  Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.
  • Sep 1994 to Mar 1995 ⇒  Visiting Professor, Monsanto Company, 700, Chesterfield Parkway North, St. Louis, MO 63198, USA.
  • Apr 1991 to Aug 1994 ⇒  College Assistant Professor, Plant Genetic Engineering Laboratory, New Mexico State University Las Cruces, NM 88003, USA.
  • Feb 1989 to Apr 1991 ⇒  Research Scientist Associate, E. I. duPont de Nemours Company, AgBiotech, DuPont Experimental Station, Wilmington, DE 19880, USA.
  • Feb 1987 to Feb 1989 ⇒  Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Microbiology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA.

Administrative Experience


  • Jan 2008 to Apr 2009 − Chemical Biology Program Coordinator at the Indian Institute of Science.
  • Jun 2005 to Dec 2005* − Founder Chief Scientific Officer at TICEL Bio Park, Tamil Nadu State Government, Chennai1.
  • May 2002 to Nov 2002* − Founder Research Director, Bijam Biosciences Pvt. Ltd, Hyderabad2.
  • Managed many target driven research activities and acquired funding from private sources, both national (ITC, Nagarjuna Chemicals & Fertilizers, Biocon, Orchid Pharma, CB Bioproducts) and international (Dow Agrosciences, Indianapolis, USA) companies.

*Served during the leave of absence from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
1To develop the Tamil Nadu State BioPark as a research driven operation and management.
2To set up R&D Facilities at Hyderabad for M/s Nagarjuna Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd.


Teaching Experience


  • For the past twelve years, teaching General Biochemistry course at IISc as part of the course curriculum for Graduate students.
  • For the past four years, teaching undergraduate level Biochemistry courses at Monash University, Sunway Campus, Malaysia.

Number of Ph.Ds guided   :   16

COMMITTEES SERVED / SERVING


  • Acting Director, Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR), Set up by an Act of Parliament, An Institute for National Importance (serving).
  • Chairman, Task Force on “Biotechnological Approaches for Food and Nutritional Security”, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, New Delhi (serving).
  • Chairman of Drink & Drinking Water Sectional Committee, FAD 14, Bureau of Indian Standards, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, New Delhi (serving).
  • Chairman, Expert Committee to suggest parameters − Mid Day Meal Scheme, Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi (serving).
  • Co-Chairperson of Interview Boards, DRDO − Recruitment and Assessment Centre, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi (serving).
  • Chairman, Project Screening Committee-2 on Research & Development of National Medicinal Plants Board, Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi (served).
  • Chairman, Evaluation Committee for an independent evaluation of the ‘Technology Development and Utilization Programme for Women (TDUPW)’ scheme of DSIR, Ministry of Science & Technology, New Delhi (serving).
  • Member, Review Committee on Genetic Manipulation (RCGM) in Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, New Delhi (serving).
  • Member of the Committee to suggest/recommend to the Government for formulation specifications of food grains for central pool procurement, Ministry of Consumer Affairs & Food and Public Distribution, New Delhi (serving).
  • Member of Project Approval Committee (PAC), Plan Coordination Division, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, New Delhi (serving).
  • Member of Board of Basmati Export Development Foundation, Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, New Delhi (serving).
  • Member of Vision Group on Biotechnology, Department of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka (serving).
  • Member of Research Council, CSIR−Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi (serving).
  • Member of Research Council, CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow (serving).
  • Member of Research Council, CSIR−Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad (serving).
  • Member of Expert Panel, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana (serving).
  • Member in Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)−Plant Sciences Taskforce − EMR-II, Ministry of Science & Technology, New Delhi (served).

AWARDS & HONOURS

Awards


  • Sir J C Bose Memorial Award 2014, Instituted by the Indian Science Monitor.
  • Technology Award for Life Sciences − 2012, instituted by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi.
  • Prof. I. S. Bhatia Memorial Award − 2011, Instituted by the Society of Biological Chemists, India.
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor Award for excellence in Research − 2009, instituted by Monash University.
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor Award for excellence in Research − 2008, instituted by Monash University.
  • National Academy of Sciences, India − Reliance Industries: Platinum Jubilee Award for Application Oriented Innovations in Biological Sciences (2008).
  • Sir C. V. Raman State Award in Life Sciences − 2004, instituted by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka, Bangalore, India.
  • National Bioscience Award for Career Development − 2002, instituted by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi.
  • Nagarjuna Group Agricultural Biotechnology Excellence Award − 1999, given by Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited, Hyderabad, India.

Honours


  • J.C. Bose Fellow (2013) instituted by the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi.
  • Fellow of Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, India (2012).
  • Elected Corresponding Member of the International Conference on the Bioscience of Lipids (ICBL; http://www.icbl.unibe.ch; 2010-2013).
  • Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India (2006).
  • Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad, India (2005).
  • Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi, India (2003).
  • Elected Member of Guha Research Conference, Hyderabad, India (2002).

PUBLICATIONS


  • Yadav, P. K., and R. Rajasekharan (2016) Misregulation of a DDHD domain-containing lipase causes mitochondrial dysfunction in yeast. J. Biol. Chem. PMID: 27402848.
  • Yadav, K. K., and R. Rajasekharan (2016) Microarray data analyses of yeast RNA Pol I subunit RPA12 deletion strain. Genome Data. 2016. PMID:27222810.
  • Yadav, K. K., and R. Rajasekharan (2016) The transcription factor GCN4 regulates PHM8 and alters triacylglycerol metabolism in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Curr. Genet. Mar 15. PMID: 26979516.
  • Singh, N., K. K. Yadav, K. K., and R. Rajasekharan (2016) ZAP1-mediated modulation of triacylglycerol levels in yeast by transcriptional control of mitochondrial fatty acid biosynthesis. Mol. Microbiol. 100, 55−75.
  • Kanagavijayan, D., R. Rajasekharan, and M. Srinivasan (2016) Yeast MRX deletions have short chronological life span and more triacylglycerols. FEMS Yeast Res. 16 (1), pii: fov109. PMID: 26678749.
  • Yadav, K. K., N. Singh, and R. Rajasekharan (2015) Responses to phosphate deprivation in yeast cells. Curr. Genet. Nov 28. PMID: 26615590.
  • Vijayakumar, A., P. Vijayaraj, A. K. Vijayakumar, and R. Rajasekharan (2016) The Arabidopsis ABHD11 Mutant Accumulates Polar Lipids in Leaves as a Consequence of Absent Acylhydrolase Activity. Plant Physiol. 170, 180−193.
  • Yadav, K. K., N. Singh, and R. Rajasekharan (2015) The PHO4 Transcription Factor Regulates Triacylglycerol Metabolism Under Low Phosphate Conditions in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Mol. Microbiol. 98, 456−472.
  • Sreedhar, R. V., P. Kumari, S. D. Rupwate, R. Rajasekharan, and M. Srinivasan (2015) Exploring Triacylglycerol Biosynthetic Pathway in Developing Seeds of Chia (Salvia hispanica L.): A Transcriptomic Approach. PLoS One. 2015 Apr. 13; 10(4):e0123580. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0123580. eCollection 2015. PMID: 25875809.
  • Rani, S. H., S. Saha, and R. Rajasekharan (2013) A soluble diacylglycerol acyltransferase is involved in triacylglycerol biosynthesis in oleaginous yeast, Rhodotorula glutinis. Microbiology 159, 155−166.
  • Vijayaraj, P., C. B. Jashal, A. Vijayakumar, S. H. Rani, D. K. Venkata Rao, and R. Rajasekharan (2012) A Bifunctional Enzyme That Has Both Monoacylglycerol Acyltransferase and Lipase Activities. Plant Physiol. 160, 667−683.
  • Rupwate, S. D., and R. Rajasekharan (2012) Plant Phosphatidylinositol−Specific Phospholipase C – An insight. Plant Signaling & Behavior. 7, 1281−1283
  • Rupwate, S. D., P. S. Rupwate, and R. Rajasekharan (2012) Regulation of Lipid Biosynthesis by Phosphatidylinositol−Specific Phospholipase C through the Transcriptional Repression of Upstream Activating Sequence Inositol Containing Genes. FEBS Lett. 586, 1555−1560.
  • Parthibane, V., R. Iyappan, A. Vijayakumar, V. Venkateshwari, and R. Rajasekharan (2012) Serine/Threonine/Tyrosine Protein Kinase Phosphorylates Oleosin, a Regulator of Lipid Metabolic Functions. Plant Physiol. 159, 95−104.
  • Parthibane, V., S. Rajakumari, V. Venkateshwari, R. Iyappan, and R. Rajasekharan (2012) Oleosin Is a Bifunctional Enzyme That Has Both Monoacylglycerol Acyltransferase and Phospholipase Activities. J. Biol. Chem. 287, 1946−1954.
  • Rupwate, S. D. and R. Rajasekharan (2012) C2 Domain Is Responsible for Targeting Rice Phosphoinositide Specific Phospholipase C. Plant Mol. Biol. 78, 247−258.
  • Hima Rani, S., T. H. Anantha Krishna, S. Saha, A. S. Negi, and R. Rajasekharan (2010) Defective in Cuticular Ridges (DCR) of Arabidopsis thaliana, a Gene Associated with Surface Cutin Formation, Encodes a Soluble Diacylglycerol Acyltransferase. J. Biol. Chem. 285, 38337−38347.
  • Rajakumar, S., R. Rajasekharan and G. Daum (2010) Triacylglycerol Lipolysis Is Linked to Sphingolipid and Phospholipid Metabolism of the Yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1801, 1314−1322.
  • Reddy, V. S., D. K. Venkat Rao, and R. Rajasekharan (2010) Functional Characterization of Lysophosphatidic Acid Phosphatase from Arabidopsis thaliana. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1801, 455−461.
  • Ghosh, A. K., N. Chauhan, S. Rajakumari, G. Daum, and R. Rajasekharan (2009) At4g24160, a Soluble Acyl−Coenzyme A−Dependent Lysophosphatidic Acid Acyltransferase. Plant Physiol. 151, 869−881.
  • Ghosh, A. K., G. Ramakrishnan, C. Chandramohan, and R. Rajasekharan (2008) CGI−58, The Causative Gene for Chanarin−Dorfman Syndrome, Mediates Acylation of Lysophosphatidic Acid. J. Biol. Chem. 283, 24525−24533.
  • Ghosh, A. K., G. Ramakrishnan, and R. Rajasekharan (2008) YLR099C (ICT1) Encodes for a Soluble Acyl−CoA Dependent Lysophosphatidic Acid Acyltransferase Responsible for Enhanced Phospholipid Synthesis upon Organic Solvent Stress in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J. Biol. Chem. 283, 9768−9775.
  • Reddy, V. S., A. K. Singh, and R. Rajasekharan (2008) The Saccharomyces cerevisiae PHM8 Gene Encodes a Soluble Magnesium Dependent Lysophosphatidic Acid Phosphatase. J. Biol. Chem. 283, 8846−8854.
  • Srinivas, M., S. Rajakumari, Y. Narayana, B. Joshi, V. M. katoch, R. Rajasekharan, and K. N. Balaji (2008) Functional characterization of a phospholipase C activity of Rv3487c and its localization to cell wall in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. J. Biosci. 33, 221−230.
  • Reddy, M. M., P. Rudrabhatla, and R. Rajasekharan (2007) Importance of Threonine Residues in the Regulation of Peanut Serine/Threonine/Tyrosine Protein Kinase Activity. Plant Science 172, 1054−1059.
  • Reddy, M. M., and R. Rajasekharan (2007). Serine/threonine/tyrosine protein kinase from Arabidopsis thaliana is dependent on serine residues for its activity. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 460, 122−128.
  • Reddy, M. M., and R. Rajasekharan (2006) Role of Threonine Residues in the Regulation of Manganese−Dependent Arabidopsis Serine/Threonine/Tyrosine Protein Kinase Activity. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 455, 99−109.
  • Srinivasan, M., V. Nachiappan and R. Rajasekharan (2006) Potential application of urea−derived herbicides as cytokinins in plant tissue culture. J. Biosci. 31, 599−605.
  • Saha, S., B. Enugutti, S. Rajakumari and R. Rajasekharan (2006) Cytosolic Triacylglycerol Biosynthetic Pathway in Plants: Molecular Cloning and Expression of Peanut Cytosolic Diacylglycerol Acyltransferase. Plant Physiol. 141, 1533−1543.
  • Rajakumari, S., M. Srinivasan and R. Rajasekharan (2006) Spectrophotometric Method for Quantitative Determination of Nonionic, Ionic and Zwitterionic Detergents. J. Biochem. Biophys. Method 68, 133−137.
  • Rudrabhatla, P., M. M. Reddy and R. Rajasekharan (2006) Genome−Wide analysis and Experimentation of Plant Serine/Threonine/Tyrosine−Specific Protein Kinases. Plant Mol. Biol. 60, 295−320.
  • Rudrabhatla, P. and R. Rajasekharan (2004) Functional characterization of peanut serine/threonine/tyrosine protein kinase: molecular docking and inhibition kinetics with tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Biochemistry 43, 12123−12132.
  • Raychaudhuri, S., and R. Rajasekharan (2003) Non−Organellar Acyl Carrier Protein from Oleaginous Yeast Is a Homologue of Ribosomal Protein P2. J. Biol. Chem. 278, 37648−37657.
  • Daniel, J., L. Abraham, K. Balaji, and R. Rajasekharan (2003) Biosynthesis of Stearate−Rich Triacylglycerol in Developing Embryos and Microsomal Membranes from Immature Seeds of Garcinia indica Chois. Curr. Sci. 85, 363−370.
  • Daniel, J., and R. Rajasekharan (2003) Organogelation of Plant Oils and Hydrocarbons by Long−Chain Saturated Fatty Acids, Fatty Alcohols, Wax Esters, and Dicarboxylic Acids. J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc. 80, 417−421.
  • Raychaudhuri, S., M. M. Reddy, N. R. Rajkumar, and R. Rajasekharan (2003) Cytosolic Iron Superoxide Dismutase Is a Part of Triacylglycerol Biosynthetic Complex in Oleaginous Yeast. Biochem. J. 372, 587−594.
  • Rudrabhatla, P. and R. Rajasekharan (2003) Mutational Analysis of Stress Responsive Peanut Dual Specificity Protein Kinase: Identification of Tyrosine Residues Involved in Regulation of Protein Kinase Activity. J. Biol. Chem. 278, 17328−17335.
  • Lata, S., Bhardwaj, K., and R. Rajasekharan (2003) A Single Step Procedure for the Synthesis of Photoreactive and Radioactive Glycerolipids. Anal. Biochem. 313, 155−159.
  • Rudrabhatla, P., and R. Rajasekharan (2002) Developmentally Regulated Dual−Specificity Kinase from Peanut That Is Induced by Abiotic Stresses. Plant Physiol. 130, 380−390.
  • Gangar, A., S. Raychaudhuri, and R. Rajasekharan (2002) Alteration in the Cytosolic Triacylglycerol Biosynthetic Machinery leads to decreased Cell Growth and Triacylglycerol Synthesis in Oleaginous Yeast. Biochem. J. 365, 577−589.
  • Shekar, S., A. W. Tumaney, T. J. V. S. Rao and R. Rajasekharan (2002) Isolation of Lysophosphatidic Acid Phosphatase from Developing Peanut Cotyledons. Plant Physiol. 128, 988−996.
  • Bhardwaj, K., A. Raju, and R. Rajasekharan (2001) Identification, Purification and Characterization of a Thermally Stable Lipase from Rice Bran: New Member of the (Phospho)lipase Family. Plant Physiol. 127, 1728–1738.
  • Gangar, A., A. A. Karande, and R. Rajasekharan (2001) Purification and Characterization of Acyl−Acyl Carrier Protein Synthetase from Oleaginous Yeast and Its Role in Triacylglycerol Biosynthesis. Biochem. J. 360, 471–479.
  • Gangar, A., A. A. Karande, and R. Rajasekharan (2001) Isolation and Localization of a Cytosolic 10S Triacylglycerol Biosynthetic Multienzyme Complex from Oleaginous Yeast. J. Biol. Chem. 276, 10290−10298.
  • Tumaney, A. W., S. Shekar, and R. Rajasekharan (2001) Identification, Purification of Monoacylglycerol Acyltransferase from Developing Peanut Cotyledons. J. Biol. Chem. 276, 10847−10852.
  • Reddy, P. S., R. Rodrigues, and R. Rajasekharan (2001) Shoot Organogenesis and Mass Propagation of Coleus forskohlii from Leaf−Derived Callus. Plant Cell, Tiss. Org. Cult. 66, 183−188.
  • Balaji, K., P. S. Reddy, and R. Rajasekharan (2000) Lipid Biosynthesis in Seed−Derived Embryogenic Callus of Kokum (Garcinia indica). J. Plant Biol. 27, 283−289.
  • Tumaney, A. W., and R. Rajasekharan (1999) Synthesis of Azidophospholipids and Labeling of Lysophosphatidylcholine Acyltransferase from Developing Soybean Cotyledons. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1439, 47−56.
  • Tumaney, A. W., S. Narkunaraja, and R. Rajasekharan (1999) Identification of Lysophosphatidic Acid Acyltransferase in Microsomal Membranes of Developing Castor Endosperm. Curr. Sci. 76, 660−664.
  • Shockey, J. M., R. Rajasekharan, and J. D. Kemp (1995) Photoaffinity Labeling of Developing Jojoba Seed Microsomal Membranes with a Photoactive Analog of Acyl−Coenzyme A. Plant Physiol. 107, 155−160.
  • Rajasekharan, R., and V. Nachiappan (1994) Use of Photoreactive Substrates for Characterization of Lysophosphatidate Acyltransferases from Developing Soybean Cotyledons. Arch. Biochem. Biophys.311, 389−394.
  • Rajasekharan, R., and J. D. Kemp (1994) Synthesis of Photoreactive Phosphatidyl−ethanolamine and Its Interaction with Phospholipase A2. J. Lipid Res. 35, 45−51.
  • Nachiappan, V., and R. Rajasekharan (1994) Enzymatic Synthesis of [32P]Acyl−sn−Glycerol−3 −Phosphate using Diacylglycerol Kinase. Anal. Biochem. 222, 283−285.
  • Rajasekharan, R., V. Nachiappan, and H. S. Roychowdhury (1994) Photoaffinity Labeling of Microsomal Membrane Proteins with Photoreactive Acyl−CoA Analogs. Eur. J. Biochem. 220, 1013−1018.
  • Nachiappan, V., S. I. Mufti, A. Chakravarthi, C. D. Eskelson, and R. Rajasekharan (1994) Lipid Peroxidation and Ethanol−Related Tumor Promotion in Fischer−344 Rats Treated with Tobacco−Specific Nitrosamines. Alcohol Alcoholism 29, 565−574.
  • Nachiappan, V., S. I. Mufti, C. D. Eskelson, and R. Rajasekharan (1993) Studies on the Correlation of Lipid Fatty Acid Composition with Alcohol Related Tumorigenesis. Adv. Biosciences 83, 411−416.
  • Rajasekharan, R., R. C. Marians, J. M. Shockey, and J. D. Kemp (1993) Photoaffinity Labeling of Acyl−CoA Oxidase with 12−Azidooleoyl−CoA and 12−[(4−Azidosalicyl)amino]dodecanoyl−CoA. Biochemistry 32, 12386−12391.
  • Rajasekharan, R., and P. S. Sastry (1990) Effect of Thiocarbamate, Urea and Uracil Herbicides in Lipid Metabolism in Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) Leaves. Biochem. Cell Biol. 68, 567−573.
  • Rajasekharan, S., R. Rajasekharan, and C. S. Vaidyanathan (1990) Substrate Mediated Purification and Characterization of meta−Hydroxybenzoic Acid–6−Hydroxylase from Micrococcus. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 278, 21−25.
  • Rajasekharan, R., and P. S. Sastry (1988) Effect of Phenoxy Acids and Their Derivatives on Lipid Metabolism in Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) Leaves. Pestic. Biochem. Physiol. 33, 26−36.
  • Rajasekharan, R., T. K. Ray, and J. E. Cronan, Jr. (1988) A Direct Nonchromatographic Assay for 1−Acyl−sn−Glycerol−3−Phosphate Acyltransferase. Anal. Biochem. 173, 376−382.
  • Rajasekharan, R., and P. S. Sastry (1987) Effect of Pyridazinone Herbicides on Lipid Metabolism in Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) Leaves. Pestic. Biochem. Physiol. 29, 163−175.

PATENTS GRANTED / APPLIED


  • Rajasekharan, R., Rodrigues, R., and Reddy, S. (2001) A novel herbicide comprising phytotoxins of Lasiodiplodia theobromae (LT) fungus, A process of producing the herbicide and a method of using the same − US Patent 6,277,786.
  • Rajasekharan, R., and Daniel, J. (2002) A process for preparing a novel synergistic solid / semi−solid organic composition − US Patent 6,391,928.
  • Rajasekharan, R., and Bhardwaj, K. (2002) Process of isolation and utilization of rice bran lipase − PCT International Publication No. WO 02/101033.
  • Rajasekharan, R. (2007) A novel triacylglycerol biosynthesis in the cytosol of eukaryotes − US Patent 7,229,815.
  • R. Rajasekharan, and J. Daniel (2007) A novel reversible solid/semi−solid composition and a process for preparing the same. Indian Patent 208610.
  • P. N. Rangarajan, R. Rajasekharan, and A. Mohanty (2010) Cells expressing Pichia cytochrome C. US patent 7,892,792.
  • R. Rajasekharan, C. S. Vivek Babu, and D. K. Venketa Rao (2013) Method of protecting plant(s) and a process thereof. US patent 8,383,128.
  • R. Rajasekharan, and C. S. Vivek Babu (2013) Strains of fungi and a process for production of insecticide thereof. US patent 8,497,090.
  • P. K. Rout, A. K. Nannaware and R. Rajasekharan, (2013) Green process and catalyst for conversion of cellulose from aromatic biomass waste to hydroxymethyl furfural. PCT Int. Appl. (2013), WO 2013102911, A1 20130711.

LIST OF BOOK CHAPTERS / REVIEWS WRITTEN

  • Rout, P. K., Nannaware, A. D., Prakash, O, Kalra, A, and Rajasekharan, R., (2016) Synthesis of hydroxymethyl furfural from cellulose using green processes: A promising biochemical and biofuel feedstock. Chem. Eng. Sci. 142, 318−346.
  • Rout, P. K., Nannaware, A. D., and Rajasekharan, R., (2014) Depolymerization of cellulose and synthesis of hexitols from cellulose using heterogeneous catalysts. ChemBioEng. Rev. 1, 96−116.
  • Rajasekharan, R., and Nachiappan, V. (2010) Biosynthesis and regulation of fatty acids. In Plant Developmental Biology - Biotechnological Perspectives: Volume 2, Chapter 6, pp. 105-115 (Pua, E. C. and Davey, M., Eds.) Springer Publishing Company, Heidelberg, Germany.

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • American Society for Plant Biology
  • Society of Biological Chemists, India
  • Association of Food Scientists & Technologists, India

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