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Dr. C.G. Sudha
    Scientist - E1
Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Division
Phone:(O)0472-2869226
(R)0471 2435116
Fax: 91(0) 472 - 2869646
E-mail: cgsudha@yahoo.co.in
 
 
 
 
Dr. C.G. Sudha
     
Area of Interest : Plant Biotechnology
Major Research Activities
    Micropropagation of medicinal plants for ex situ conservation and cultivation
    Production of bioactive molecules through cell/root and Agrobacterium rhizogenes mediated hairy root cultures
    Extension activities for the promotion of sustainable utilization of medicinal plants
Major Research Activities
Honour/awards
    Biotechnology National Associateship from DBT, Govt. of India -1999
    Research Guideship under the faculty of Kerala University -2003
    Manonmaniam Sundaranar University nominated as a member for the UG Board of studies in Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology of Holy Cross College, Nagercoil -2007
    Chairperson for the International Conference - 3rd Global Summit on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants at Thailand 2007
    Examiner for M.Phil Dissertation and Viva voce, Bharathidasan University -2008
    Manonmaniam Sundaranar University nominated as a member for the PG Board of studies in Biotechnology of Holy Cross College, Nagercoil -2009
    Women Achiever Award among Women Scientists during National Conference on Women Achievers 2009 (WACON’09) held at Kochi –April 25 th 26 th 2009
    Chairperson of State Level Seminar and Workshop “AYURFEST” held at Alappuzha District, jointly organized by Kanjikuzhi Grama Panchayath, Institute of Local Administration, Govt of Kerala, TBGRI and AMAI - 2010
Professional Training Acquired
    Training on Agrobacterium mediated plant transformation at Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai 1998
    Training on Downstream Processing in Biotechnology, Fundamentals and Engineering Aspects at CFTRI, Mysore 14th to 18 th August 1999, Sponsored by DBT , Govt. of India
    Training on Hairy root culture and scale up and production of biomolecules using Bioreactors , CFTRI, Mysore July 2000-June 2001,funded by DBT, Govt. of India
    Refresher course on IPR and Biotechnology in the National Law School India University, Bangalore during 25 th 30 th December 06 sponsored by DBT , Govt. of India .
    High Performing Teams & Leadership Issues for Women Scientists held at Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad from July 26 – 30, 2010 (Sponsored by the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India)
Membership of scientific societies
    Life remember in Society of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Major R &D Projects Investigated
Title of the project

Funding agency

Position Duration
Ex-situ Conservation and Sustainable Utilisation of Rare, Endemic and High-Value Medicinal Plants of Southern Western Ghats Through In Vitro Multiplication and Evaluation of Quality Retention - A Lab to Land Programme WGC, Govt. of Kerala PI 2004
Induction and Phytochemical Investigations of Normal and hairy root cultures of
Decalepis arayalpathra, a rare medicinal plant
KSCSTE, Govt. of
Kerala

PI 2003-2007

Cultivation of high value medicinal and aromatic plants through conventional and non conventional methods for empowerment of rural women in the selected localities of Kerala - A novel participatory programme for self income generation

DBT Govt of India

PI


2004-2007
Integrated Development of Peppara Dam Tribal Area Through Plant Resources Enrichment for Eco-Restoration and Tribal Livelihood Enhancement Activities Dept. of SC/ST Development
Govt. of Kerala
Co-PI 2009-2013
Induction and Phytochemical Investigations of Normal and hairy root cultures of Rauvolfia micrantha, a rare and endemic medicinal plant KSCSTE, Govt. of
Kerala
PI 2007-2010
Establishment of normal and hairy root cultures of Trichosanthes cucumerina, a high value medicinal plant KSCSTE, Govt. of
Kerala
PI 2008 -2009
Cultivation of high value medicinal and aromatic plants through conventional and non conventional methods for empowerment of rural women in the selected localities of Kerala - A novel participatory programme for self income generation KSCSTE, Govt. of
Kerala
PI  
List of Publications
Book Published
  1. Oushadha Sasyakrishiyum Stree Saktheekaranavum: Kanjikuzhi Grama
Panchaayathilae Maathruka Padhathi (Malayalam language ) to distribute to whole Government
Local Bodies and concerned Governemnt departments and leading Ayurvedic
Copyright © 2009 TBGRI (ISBN 81-900397-9-2)
Seminar /Conference Papers
  1. Sudha C.G., Babuji M and Seeni S Establishment of a rapid clonal propagation
scheme for Ashvangandha (Withania somnifera Dunal) using Tissue Culture , Proceedings of the Kerala Science Congress 1991, Kozhikode pp 345-347
    Sherina Thankam Varghese and Sudha C.G- Establishment and growth analysis of hairy root cultures of Decalepis arayalpathra, a critically endangered ethnomedicinal plant - Proceedings -17TH Kerala Science Congress 2005, KSCSTE , pp 116-117
    Sudha C.G. Medicinal Plant Cultivation for Women Empowerment and Self Income Generation ,National Workshop on Women Friendly Technology , Swadeshi Science Movement (SHAKTI)
    Sudha C.G., Mathew G., Rajamanickam R., and Nair G.M , Putrescine induced shoot formation in chlorophyllous root segment cultures of Holostemma annulare (Roxb.). K.Schum .m, A rare medicinal plant , Proceedings of 3rd Global Summit on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants , Chaiang Mai Thailand
    Lead Paper on Medicinal Plant Cultivation and Women Empowerment” in State Level Seminar and Workshop “AYURFEST”
    Paper presented during one day awareness programme on Alleviating Micronutrient Malnutrition through leafy vegetables, organized by Kerala Agriculture University at Athiyannur Block
    Sudha C.G.; Mathew George and G.M.Nair, Rapid and high frequency in vitro multiplication of Alpinia calcarata Rosc., a commercially important medicinal plant in Proceedings -17TH Kerala Science Congress, Kerala State Council for Science ,Technology& Environment , p 276
Papers published
  1. Sudha CG and Seeni S (1994). In Vitro multiplication and field establishment of Adhatoda beddomei C.B Clarke, a rare medicinal plant.
  2. Krishnan PN, Sudha CG and Seeni S (1996). Rapid propagation through shoot tip culture of Trichopus zeylanicus Gaertn., a rare ethanomedicianal plant. Plant Cell Report 14 pp. 708-711.
  3. Sudha CG and Seeni S (1996). In Vitro propagation of Rauvolfia micrantha a rare medicinal plant. Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture 44 pp. 243-248.
  4. Sudha CG, Krishnan PN and Pushpangadan P (1998). In vitro propagation of Holostemma annulare (Roxb) K.Schum., a rare medicinal plant. In VitroCell Dev. Biol.33 pp. 57-63.
  5. Sudha CG, Krishnan PN, Pushpangadan P and Seeni S (2000). Regeneration of plants from in vitro root segments of Holostemma annulare (Roxb) K.Schum., a rare medicinal plant. Curr. Sci. 78 pp. 503-506.
  6. Sudha CG and Seeni S (2001). Establishment and analysis of fast growing normal root culture of Decalepis arayalpathra, a rare endemic medicinal plant, Curr. Sci. 81 pp. 371-374.
  7. Sudha CG, Obul Reddy, Ravishankar GA and Seeni S (2003). Production of ajmalicine and ajmaline in hairy root culture of Rauvolfia micrantha Hook.f., a rare endemic medicinal plant, Biotechnology Letters 25 pp. 631-636.
  8. CG Sudha, PN Krishnan, P Pushpangadan and S Seeni (2005). In Vitro Propagation of Decalepis arayalpathra, a Critically Endangered Ethnomedicinal Plant, In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology-Plant 41 pp. 648-654.
  9. Sudha CG and Seeni S (2006). Spontaneous somatic embryogenesis on in vitro root segment of Rauvolfia micrantha Hook. f., a rare medicinal plant, In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology-Plant(In Press).
    C. G. Sudha, Empowerment of Rural Women through Biotechnological
interventions : A case study on medicinal plant cultivation , Carrier in Science for Women- Challenges & Opportunities) – Compendium Published by Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment Govt. of Kerala and Department of Science & Technology Govt. of India
   
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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