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Dr Sabu K.K
    Scientist - C
Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Division
Phone:(O)0472-2869226
Fax: 91(0) 472 - 2869646
E-mail: sabuknair@gmail.com
 
 
 
 
Dr Sabu K.K
     
Area of Interest : Bioprospecting and DNA fingerprinting of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
Honors/Awards  
  Member, Board of Examinations of the II & IV semester M.Sc. Biotechnology Examination of Kerala University in 2011-12
  Visiting Professor, National University of Malaysia, 8 – 16 July 2008
  Postdoctoral Fellowship, Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation (MOSTI), Govt. of Malaysia during Sept 2002-Oct 2005.
  Research Fellowship from UGC (University Grants Commission), New Delhi during 1995 to 1998.
  Training awards from Crawford Fund for International Agricultural Research, Melbourne during 1998 and 2003.
  Training award from UNESCO Jakarta during 2003.
  Received Travancore University Research Endowment award from University of Kerala during 2001-2002
  Best Research Paper (as co-author) presented in 11th Kerala Science Congress held during 27 Feb.-1 Mar. 1999 at Kasaragod.
  Qualified the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering & Agriculture (GATE, Conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology) with a percentile score of 96.63.
Memberships in professional bodies  
  Member - International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), Vienna, Austria
  Life Member - Biotechnology Research Society of India (BRSI), NIIST, Trivandrum
  Life Member – Society of Biological Chemists (SBC), Bangalore
  Life Member – Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources (ISPGR), New Delhi
Ongoing projects  
Title of the project

Funding agency

Position Duration
Assessment of Genetic Diversity and Identification of Gender Specific Markers of Important North-East and South Indian Rattan palms using SSR Analysis DBT, Govt. of India PI 2012-2015
Analysis of genetic diversity in selected rattan palms (Calamus sp.) using microsatellite markers Kerala Biotechnology Commission/KSCSTE
PI 2012-2014
Publications
1. Wickneswari R., M.A.R. Bhuiyan, K.K. Sabu, L.S. Lim, M.J. Thomson, N.M. Kairudin and Abdullah M.Z. 2012. Identification and Validation of Quantitative Trait Loci for Agronomic Traits in Advanced Backcross Breeding Lines Derived from Oryza rufipogon × Oryza sativa Cultivar MR219. Plant Mol Biol Rep DOI 10.1007/s11105-011-0404-4.
2. Ngu M.S., Sabu K.K., Lim L.S., Abdullah M.Z, Wickneswari R. 2010. Genetic structure of Oryza rufipogon Griff. natural populations in Malaysia: Implications for conservation and genetic introgression of cultivated rice. Tropical Plant Biology 3(4): 227-239.
3. Sabu K.K., Abdullah M.Z., Lim L.S. and Wickneswari R. 2009. Analysis of heritability and environmental variances in a rice cross. Agronomy Research 7: 97-102.
4. Sabu K.K., Abdullah M.Z., Lim L.S and Wickneswari R. 2006. Development and evaluation of advanced backcross families of rice for agronomically important traits. Communications in Biometry and Crop Science 1(2): 111-123
5. Sabu, K.K., N.S. Pradeep and P. Padmesh. 2003. Application of molecular markers for the analysis of genetic diversity and systematics of fungi. In Frontiers of Fungal Diversity in India (Prof. Kamal Festschrift) Ed. by G. P. Rao, C. Manoharachari, D. J. Bhat. Lucknow, International, xxiv, 906p.
6. Sabu, K.K., P. Padmesh and S. Seeni. 2001. Estimation of active principle content and isozymes of Andrographis paniculata, an important medicinal plant of India. Journal of Medicinal & Aromatic Plant Sciences 23: 637-647.
7 Jacob, J.P., K.K. Sabu and T.K. Abraham. 2000. Genetic variability of mutant strains of Pleurotus citrinopileatus based on isozyme electrophoresis. Mushroom Research 9: 79-84.
8 Padmesh, P., K.K. Sabu, S. Seeni and P. Pushpangadan. 1998. The use of RAPD in detecting genetic variability in Andrographis paniculata Nees: a potent hepatoprotective drug. Current Science 76: 833-835.
9 Seeni, S., K.K. Sabu and P. Padmesh. 1998. Variable-Invariably: An introduction to intraspecific variations in medicinal plants. Amruth 2: 3-8.
10 Seeni, S. and K.K. Sabu. 1998. Conservation and economic utilization of plant genetic resources through Biotechnological means. In: Conservation and Economic Evaluation of Biodiversity. Vol. I. pp. 239-249. Oxford University press, New Delhi.
   
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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