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Dr. Sabulal Baby
    Scientist - E1 & Head
Phytochemistry & Phytopharmacology Divisions
Phone:(O)91-472-2869628
Fax: 91(0) 472 - 2869646
E-mail: sabulal@gmail.com
 
 
 
 
Area of Interest : Plant secondary metabolites, biological activities
Plant volatiles, flavor and cosmetic precursor molecules
Biomass and biofuels
Chemistry of carnivorous plants
Biologically active molecules and composite materials from bamboos
Academic Qualifications  
    M. Sc. [Chemistry], Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 1988
M. Phil. [Chemistry], Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, 1990
M. Tech. [Polymer Technology], Cochin University of Science & Technology, Kochi, Kerala, 1992
Ph. D. [Chemistry], Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, 1997
Postdoctoral research [Biochemistry], The Wistar Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, 1997
Postdoctoral research [Biochemistry], University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 2002-2003
Awards, fellowships, membership in professional bodies
Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE - 1990 & ’92) conducted by Indian Institute of Technologies (IITs) with 90 and 93 percentile scores, respectively.
Qualified National Test for Lectureship in Chemistry (December 1989) conducted by University Grants Commission (UGC) and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India.
Scholarship for GATE qualified students awarded by the Human Resource Development Ministry, Govt. of India during M. Tech. at Cochin University.
Junior and Senior Research Fellowships of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay during Ph. D.
Postdoctoral Fellowships of the Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto, Canada & The Wistar Institute, University of Pennsylvannia, Philadelphia, USA.
Recognized as Research Guide in Chemistry by the University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, India.
Citation from IITB for performance in the field of sports
Member, American Chemical Society, Indian Association of BioMedical Scientists
Carl Storm International Diversity Fellowship, Gordon Research Conferences, 2009
Dr. P. D. Sethi Award 2010 for HPTLC publications for Industrial Crops and Products 2010 32: 545-550.
List of Publications
Papers published

i.

B. Sabulal and N. Kishore. Differential Scanning Calorimetric Study of the Interactions of some Stabilizing Amino Acids and Oligopeptides with Hen Egg White Lysozyme. Journal of Chemical Society Faraday Transactions (Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics) 1995 91: 2101-2106.
ii. B. Sabulal and N. Kishore. Thermodynamics of Interactions of some Chloro-Substituted Alcohols with Hen Egg White Lysozyme. Journal of Chemical Society Faraday Transactions (Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics) 1996 92: 1905-1912.

iii.

B. Sabulal and N. Kishore. Amino Acids and Short Peptides Do Not Always Stabilize Globular Proteins - A Differential Scanning Calorimetric Study on their Interactions with Bovine-alpha-Lactalbumin. Journal of Chemical Society Faraday Transactions (Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics) 1997 93: 433-436.
iv. N. Kishore and B. Sabulal. Thermodynamics of the Interaction of Some Chloro- and Fluro-Substituted Alcohols with Bovine-alpha-Lactalbumin. Journal of Chemical Society Faraday Transactions (Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics) 1998 94: 905-911.

v.

Jamie Snider, Irina Gutsche, Michelle Lin, Sabulal Baby, Brian Cox, Gareth Butland, Jack Greenblatt, Andrew Emili and Walid A. Houry. Formation of a Distinctive Complex between the Inducible Bacterial Lysine Decarboxylase and a Novel AAA+ ATPase. Journal of Biological Chemistry 2006 281: 1532-1546.

vi.

Baby Sabulal, Mathew Dan, Anil John J, Rajani Kurup, Nediyamparambu Sukumaran Pradeep, Renju Krishna Valsamma and Varughese George. Caryophyllene-rich Rhizome Oil of Zingiber nimmonii from South India: Chemical Characterization and Antimicrobial Activity. Phytochemistry 2006 67: 2469-2473. [Elsevier Science Direct Top 25 Article in Phytochemistry]
vii. Baby Sabulal, Mathew Dan, Anil John J, Rajani Kurup, Sreeja Purushothaman Chandrika and Varughese George. Phenylbutanoid-rich Rhizome Oil of Zingiber neesanum from Western Ghats in South India. Flavour and Fragrance Journal 2007 22: 521-524.

viii.

B. Sabulal, Gopanraj, A. Muhammad Thaha, Mathew Dan. Volatile chemistry of a plant: mono-sesquiterpenoid pattern in the growth cycle of Curcuma haritha. Flavour and Fragrance Journal 2009 25: 35-40. [Most cited, Flavour Frag. J.]

ix.

Anil J. Johnson, R. Arun Kumar, Sherin A. Rasheed, Sreeja P. Chandrika, Arun Chandrasekhar, Sabulal Baby, Appian Subramoniam. Antipyretic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities of two major chromenes from Melicope lunu-ankenda. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2010 130: 267-271.

x.

Munduvelil Thomas Thomas, Rajani Kurup, Anil John Johnson, Sreeja Purushothaman Chandrika, Paravanparampil Jacob Mathew, Mathew Dan, Sabulal Baby. Elite geno-/chemotypes, with high contents of madecassoside and asiaticoside, from sixty accessions of Centella asiatica of south India and the Andaman Islands: for cultivation and utility in cosmetic and herbal drug applications. Industrial Crops and Products, 2010 32: 545-550. [Dr. P. D. Sethi Award, 2010]
xi Gopan Raj, Rajani Kurup, Abdul Azeez Hussain, Sabulal Baby. Distribution of naphthoquinones, plumbagin, droserone, and 5-O-methyl droserone in chitin-induced and uninduced Nepenthes khasiana: molecular events in prey capture. Journal of Experimental Botany 2011 62: 5429-5436.
xii Soniamol Joseph, K. K. Janardhanan, Varughese George, Sabulal Baby. A new epoxidic ganoderic acid and other phytoconstituents from Ganoderma lucidum. Phytochemistry Letters 2011 4: 386-388.
Chapters in books (selected)

i.

B. Sabulal, Chemical Composition and Antimicrobial Properties of Essential Oils from India. In: Essential Oils as Natural Food Additives. Composition, Applications, Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Properties. Ed. L. Valgimigli, Nova Science Publishing, New York, 2012, pp. 173-265.
ii. B. Sabulal and V. George, Essential Oils and New Antimicrobial Strategies, In: New Strategies Combating Bacterial Infection. Ed. Iqbal Ahmad, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim. 2008, pp. 165-203.
Conference papers (selected)

i.

50th Calorimetric Conference: National Institute of Standards and Technology, U. S. Department of Commerce, Technology Administration, Maryland, USA July 23-28, 1995.
N. Kishore and B. Sabulal. Abstract: Interactions of some Stabilizing Amino Acids and Oligopeptides with Hen Egg White Lysozyme - A Thermodynamic Study. No. 102, p 162
ii. Keihanna International Conference on Molecular Biophysics
August 31 - September 2, 1996
Keihanna Interaction Plaza, Kyoto, Japan
N. Kishore and B. Sabulal. Abstract: Co-solute Effects on Protein Stability and Their Interactions - A DSC Study. T 24.

iii.

Vth International Conference on AAA Proteins
The Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute NIH, DHHS
June 15-19, 2003; Airlie Center Warrenton, Virginia Washington DC, USA
Jamie D. Snider, Sabulal Baby and Walid A. Houry. Abstract: RAV: Towards Understanding a Unique Subfamily of AAA+ Protein. A-44.
iv. Congress on Stress Responses in Biology and Medicine
Quebec City, Canada, September 10-14, 2003.
Jamie Snider, Sabulal Baby, Irina Gutsche, Andrew Emili, Gareth Butland and Walid Houry. Abstract: Analysis of a Novel AAA+ Protein Involved in the Regulation of Lysine Decarboxylase. P-105

v.

VIth International Conference on AAA Proteins
September 14-18, 2005; Schloss Seggau, Austria
Jamie Snider, Irina Gutsche, Usheer Kanjee, Sabulal Baby, Gareth Butland, Andrew Emili, L. Aravind and Walid Houry. Abstract: RavA: A member of the MoxR AAA+ family

vi.

Asian Symposium on Medicinal Plants, Spices and Other Natural Products (ASOMPS) XIII
Hyderabad, India 3-6 November 2008
Anil John J, Sabulal Baby, Sethuraman MG and George V. Abstract: Chemical Investigation of Pittosporum viridulum, an Endemic Species. PP-61 [Best poster award]
vii. Gordon Research Conference on Floral & Vegetative Volatiles
University of Oxford, United Kingdom, August 9-14, 2009.
Sabulal Baby, Anil John J, Abdul Rasheed Muhammed Thaha, Rajani Kurup and Mathew Dan. Abstract: Chemistry of Volatile Constituents in Gingers of the Kerala Region of Western Ghats in India

viii.

International Seminar on Herbal Drug Research: Present and Future Prospects
JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty, December 4-5, 2009.
S. Joseph, B. Sabulal, K. K. Janardhanan, V. George Abstract: A Novel Steroid Ester from Ganoderma lucidum Found in South India [Best poster award].

ix.

International Symposium on Current Status and Opportunities in Aromatic and Medicinal Plants, AROMED
Central Institute for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Lucknow, February 21-24, 2010.
Baby Sabulal, Anil John Johnson, Abdul Rasheed Muhammed Thaha, Rajani Kurup, Mathew Dan. Abstract: Chemistry of Volatiles in Zingiber Species from the Kerala Region of Western Ghats

x.

International Symposium for Thin-layer Chromatography, Basel, Switzerland, July 2011
Sabulal B, Gopan R, Kurup R. Abstract: HPTLC-based estimation of plumbagin in the carnivorous plant Nepenthes khasiana. P 10z.
 
   
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