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Dr. K. B. Ramesh Kumar
    Scientist - B
Phytochemistry & Phytopharmacology Divisions
Phone:(O)91-472-2869628
Fax: 91(0) 472 - 2869646
E-mail: kbrtbgri@gmail.com
 
 
 
 
Area of Interest : Phytochemistry: isolation, characterization of plant molecules
Essential oil chemistry
Biomass and biofuels from plants
Standardization of medicinal plants
Biological activity studies of plant extracts, molecules
Academic Qualifications  
    M. Sc. [Chemistry], University of Calicut, Calicut, Kerala, 1997
Ph. D. [Chemistry] University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 2008
Awards, fellowships, membership in professional bodies
Qualified GATE-98
Young Scientist Award, Kerala Science Congress, 2008
Life Member, Indian Chemical Society
Life Member, Indian Science Congress Association
Life Member, Indian Society for Spices
List of Publications
Papers published

i.

K. B. Rameshkumar, A. P. Anu Aravind and P. J. Mathew. Comparative Phytochemical Evaluation and Antioxidant Assay of Piper longum L. and Piper chaba Hunter Used in Indian Traditional Systems of Medicine. J. Herbs Spices and Med. Plants, (2011) 17: 351-360.
ii. Antony, A. S. Nair, D. Vivek, S. Siryl, K. B. Rameshkumar and A. Subramoniam. In vitro and in vivo anti-viral activities of an active fraction from the plant Ocimum sanctum Linn. Int. J. Med. Pharmaceut. Virol, (2011) 1:41-50.

iii.

K. B. Rameshkumar, N. Sudheesh, V. George and N. Mohanan. Volatile constituents of the roots of Cyperus compressus Linn. Journal of Essential Oil Research, (2011) 23:39-41.
iv. B. S. Geetha and K. B. Rameshkumar. Essential oil composition of Naregamia alata. Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Sciences, (2010) 32 (2): 123-124.

v.

K. B. Rameshkumar, N. Sudheesh and V. George. Essential oil composition of Scleria lithosperma (L.) Sw. Indian Perfumer, (2009) 53: 46-47.

vi.

B. S. Geetha and K. B. Rameshkumar. Essential oil constituents of Naringi crenulata leaves. Indian Perfumer, (2009) 53: 29-30
vii. K. B. Rameshkumar, Sugathan Shiburaj and Varughese George. Chemical Constituents and Antibacterial Activity of the Leaf Oil of Cinnamomum chemungianum Mohan & Henry. Journal of Essential Oil Research, (2007) 19: 98-100.

viii.

K. B. Rameshkumar, S.R. Rajani Kurup and V. George. Chemical composition of the leaf oil of Piper galeatum C. DC. Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (2006) 28: 48-49

ix.

K. B. Rameshkumar and Varughese George. Cinnamomum sulphuratum Nees - A benzyl benzoate rich new chemotype from southern Western Ghats, India. Journal of Essential Oil Research, (2006) 18: 521-522.

x.

K. B. Rameshkumar, Sugathan Shiburaj and Varughese George. Chemical Constituents and Antimicrobial Activity of the Leaf Oil of Cinnamomum filipedicellatum Kosterm. Journal of Essential Oil Research, (2006) 18: 234-236
xi xi. K. B. Rameshkumar, E. S. Santhosh Kumar and V. George. Constituents of the Leaf Oil of Cinnamomum heyneanum Nees. Indian Perfumer (2005) 49, (3): 325- 327.
xii xii. K. B. Rameshkumar, S. Shiburaj and V. George. Constituents and antibacterial activity of the stem bark oil of Garcinia imberti. Journal of Tropical Medicinal Plants. (2005) 6 (2): 271-273.
Chapters in books (selected)

i.

Chemistry and Therapeutic Potential of Chaulmoogra Oil. K. B. Rameshkumar, A. Hisham and P. G. Latha. In: Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants. Vol. 33. Fixed Oils and Fats of Pharmaceutical Importance. (Ed. J. N. Govil). Studium Press, LLC, USA, pp. 339-356.
Conference papers (selected)

i.

T. G. Vinodkumar and K. B. Rameshkumar. Evaluation of the Myrtaceae plants in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala. National Seminar on ‘Biodiversity- Its Conservation for Sustainable Future’. St. Thomas College, Ranni, Pathanamthitta, March 27-28, 2012
ii. T. S. Jyothi, K. B. Rameshkumar and A. P. Anu Aravind. Isolation, Characterisation and Estimation of a Biflavonoid from Garcinia spicata. National Conference on ‘Biodiversity and Bioprospecting with reference to Plants and Microbes. BIOPROS-11’, Dec. 8-9, 2011, St. Albert’s College, Eranakulam

iii.

K. P. Jithamol, K. B. Rameshkumar and A. P. Anu Aravind. Phytochemical and Antioxidant Evaluation of Garcinia wightii T., Anders. National Conference on ‘Biodiversity and Bioprospecting with reference to Plants and Microbes. BIOPROS-11’, Dec. 8-9, 2011, St. Albert’s College, Eranakulam.
iv. G. Krishnakumar, K. B. Rameshkumar, K. Satheeshkumar and P. N. Krishnan. ‘Phytochemical and Pharmacological evaluation of Ophiorrhiza prostrata D. Don and Ophiorrhiza mungos Linn.’ 21st Swadeshi Science Congress. Nov. 7-9, 2011, Cashew Bhavan, Kollam, p. 114

v.

K. B. Rameshkumar, N. Sudheesh and V. George. ‘Phytochemical analyses of the rhizomes of Curcuma ecalcarata and Curcuma raktakanta in comparison with Curcuma longa’ National Seminar on Medicinal Plants. July24-25, 2008, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram, p.154

vi.

K. B. Rameshkumar, P. J. Mathew and V. George. ‘Discovery of a potential genotype of ‘Black Pepper’ (Piper nigrum L. ‘PMM’) from the Western Ghats’. XXth Kerala Science Congress. Jan. 29- 31, 2008, Thiruvananthapuram, pp. 503-505
vii. K. B. Rameshkumar and V. George. ‘Phytochemical Investigation of Garcinia imberti - A Western Ghats Endemic Species’. 17th Swadeshi Science Congress (SSC). Nov.6-8, 2007, Calicut, p. 33.

viii.

K. B. Rameshkumar and V. George. ‘Cinnamomum malabatrum (Burm. F.) Bl., a novel source of linalool’. SYMSAC- III (Symposium on Spices and Aromatic Crops, ISS Calicut. Nov. 8-10 2006, Lalbagh, Bangalore, p.62

ix.

K. B. Rameshkumar and V. George. ‘Phytochemistry of an endemic Curcuma species, Curcuma ecalcarata Sivar. & Indu.19th Kerala Science Congress’. Jan.29-31, 2007, Kannur, pp.89-90.

x.

K. B. Rameshkumar and V. George. ‘Phytochemical investigation of Garcinia imberti Bourd. stem bark essential oil’. National Seminar on Recent Trends in Isolation, Characterization, Synthesis and Biological Studies of Organic Compounds, GRI, Madurai, March 5-6, 2004, Madurai, pp.63-64.
xi K. B. Rameshkumar, J. Anil John and V. George. ‘Empowerment of tribal communities through value addition of aromatic plants- a novel experiment’. 13th Swadeshi Science Congress, MSSRF, Kalpetta, Nov. 6-8, 2003, Kalpetta, Wayanad, p.85
General articles

i.

‘Phytochemistry - The Fascinating Chemistry of Plants’, K. B. Rameshkumar, Science India, 2012 15: 10-18.
ii ‘Pilgrims Progress’, K. B. Rameshkumar, The Hindu supplement, 18. 02.2006.
 
   
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