• Dr. G. Edward Gnana Jothi, Research Head

  • Professional

    1. Educational Qualifications

    S. No.

    Degree

    Institution / University

    Subject / Area of Research

    Year of Passing/Award

    1.

    Ph.D.

    CAS in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Portonovo

    Marine Biotechnology/ Immune response and isolation, characterization of bio-active peptide from the epidermal mucus of the estuarine, long whiskered bagridae catfish, Mystus gulio (Hamilton, 1822)

    2014

    2.

    M.B.A.

    Annamalai University, Chidambaram (Part time)

    Human Resource Management / Enriching the employability skills of biosciences industry for students in India: An HR perspective”

    2013

    2.

    M.Phil.

    Sathyabama University, Chennai

    Biotechnology / In vitro response in Terminalia species: A comparative study

    2010

    3.

    M.Sc.

    Sathyabama University, Chennai

    Biotechnology / Bound water in solid supported bilayers: Template for immobilizing biopolymers

    2009

    4.

    B.Sc.

    University of Madras, Chennai

    Microbiology

    2003

    Edward Gnana Jothi

    Personal

    Name
    Dr. G. Edward Gnana Jothi
    Designation
    Research Head
    Qualification
    M.Sc., M.Phil., M.B.A., Ph.D.,
    Date of Birth
    13.09.1987
    E-mail
    edward@wlorganics.com

    2. Positions / Responsibilities Held

    S. No

    Position Held

    Institution /
    Company

    Periods

    Nature of Duties

    1.

    Research Head

    White Lake Organics Pvt. Ltd., Nagercoil.

    January 2015 – Till date

    Managing R&D team, designing and standardizing, Business development and presentations

    2.

    Research Associate

    White Lake Organics Pvt. Ltd., Nagercoil.

    October 2014 – December 2014

    Research and Development

    3.

    UGC- Senior Research Fellow

    CAS in Marine Biology, Annamalai University

    April 2013 – September 2014

    Doctoral Research

    4.

    UGC- Junior Research Fellow

    CAS in Marine Biology, Annamalai University

    April 2011 – March 2013

    Doctoral Research

    5.

    Junior Researcher

    Lifeline Institute of Regenerative Medicine (LIRM), TICEL Bio Park

    April 2010 – March 2011

    Research

    6.

    Guest Lecturer

    Lifeline Multispecialty Hospitals

    April 2010 – March 2011

    Teaching

    3. Research Experience: 5 years

    Specialization areas
    1. Biotechnology
    2. Microbiology
    3. Herbal medicines

    4. Honours and awards

    1. Secured University gold medal in M. Phil degree on 17th April 2010 at Sathyabama University, Chennai.
    2. Secured, “Best oral presentation award” for five times and “Best Innovative Idea Award” at International and National conferences.
    3. Recipient- UGC MANF Fellowship award (2011) and University Research Studentship award (2011)
    4. Recipient – Materials Research Society of India (MRSI) Scholarship award (2009)
    5. Secured many prizes in Paper presentation, quiz competition, English and Tamil oratorical competition.

    5. Research projects

    1. Ph.D. project: “Immune response and isolation, characterization of bio-active peptide from the epidermal mucus of the bagridae catfish, Mystus gulio (Hamilton, 1822)”
      Funding agency: UGC (Government of India) – Maulana Azad National Fellowship (MANF)
      Duration: April 2011 – March 2014
    2. M.B.A. (HRM) project: “Enriching the employability skills of biosciences industry for students in India: An HR perspective”
      Duration: November 2012 – April 2013
    3. M.Phil. project: “In vitro response in Terminalia species: A comparative study”
      Duration: August 2009 – March 2010
    4. M.Sc. project: “Bound water in solid supported bilayers: Template for immobilizing biopolymers”
      Funding agency: DRDO (Government of India), Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Chennai
      Duration: October 2008 – March 2009

    6. Research publications

    • G. Edward Gnana Jothi, B. Deivasigamani, P. Priyadarshini, T. Rajasekar, and S. Balamurugan, “Haemolytic and antimicrobial efficacy of the epidermal mucus of the striped dwarf catfish, Mystus vittatus (Bloch 1794) from Vellar estuary, Parangipettai”. Inventi: Pharm. Biotech & Microbio. Vol. 2014, Issue 1. [ISSN 2278-4098].
    • G. Edward Gnana Jothi, B. Deivasigamani, P. Priyadarshini, S. Kumaran, S. Balamurugan, T. Rajasekar and M. Sakthivel, “Immune response against Aeromonas hydrophila in estuarine catfish (Mystus gulio, Hamilton 1822) of Kollidam estuary: An assessment on non-specific immune parameters”, Int. J. Future Biotechnology, 2(1), 1-7. (2013). ISSN 2319-1031
    • G. Edward Gnana Jothi, T. Vezhavan, B. Deivasigamani, D. Subhashini, “Enriching the employability skills of biosciences industry for students in Tamilnadu: An HR perspective”, Inventi Rapid: Human Resource Vol. 2013, Issue 4 [ISSN 2231- 2625]
    • G. Edward Gnana Jothi, G. Sahaya Jose Majilla, D. Subhashini and B. Deivasigamani, “Analysis of Ribosome Inactivating Protein: A Bioinformatic approach”, Int. J. Adv. Research and Technology, 1(4), October 2012 (ISSN 2278-7763).
    • G. Edward Gnana Jothi, S. Kamatchi and A. Dhathatreyan, “Adsorption of DOPC vesicles on hydrophobic substrates in the presence of electrolytes: A QCM and reflectometry study”, J. Chem. Sciences., 122(3), 2010, 341–348.
    • G. Edward Gnana Jothi and J. V. Reji, “In vitro clonal propagation in Terminalia species: A comparative study”, Excel India Publishers, New Delhi. March 2010, 91-96 (ISBN 978-93-80043-97-5).
    • P. Priya, A. Sahaya Vinisha, J. Meenupriya and G. Edward Gnana Jothi, “Evaluation of in vitro antibacterial activity of Cassia auriculata L. Roxb flower and leaf in different solvents”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research. Vol 8, Issue 2, March-April 2014 (Accepted, in press).
    • P. Pandiyan, B. Deivasigamani, T. Rajasekar, G. Edward Gnana Jothi, S. Kumaran, M. Sakthivel and S. Balamurugan, “Probiotics in Aquaculture”, Drug Invention Today, Elsevier, (2013), 5, 55-59.
    • Priyadarshini Pandiyan, Rajasekar Thirunavukkarasu, Edward Gnana Jothi George, Deivasigamani Balaraman, “Microbial gut flora of marine fish Mugil cephalus (striped mullet) from Vellar estuary, east coast region, Tamilnadu, India, International Journal of Future Biotechnology (2013), 2(2), 1-4.
    • T. V. Suresh, C. Viswanathan, G. Edward Gnana Jothi and S. M. Raffi, “Occurrence of singular bannerfish, Heniochus singularis, Smith and Radcliffe, 1911, in the Southeast coast of India”, Seshaiyana, 21(3): 2013.
    • T. V. Suresh, E. Anandajothi, G. Edward Gnana Jothi and S. M. Raffi, “Occurrence of rare tilefish, Hoplolatilus fronticinctus (Gunther, 1887) (Perciformes: Malacanthidae) in Parangipettai Coastal waters, Bay of Bengal, eastern Indian Ocean”, Seshaiyana, 21(3): 2013.
    • Rajasekar Thirunavukkarasu, Priyadharshini Pandiyan, Kumaran Subaramaniyan, Deivasigamani Balaraman, Sakthivel Manikkam, Balamurugan Sadaiyappan,
      George Edward Gnana Jothi, Screening of marine seaweeds for bioactive compound against fish pathogenic bacteria and active fraction analysed by gas chromatography– mass spectrometry, Journal of Coastal Life Medicine , 2014; 2(5): 367-375.
    • Rajasekar Thirunavukkarasu, Priyadharshini Pandiyan, Deivasigamani Balaraman, Kumaran Subaramaniyan, George Edward Gnana Jothi, Sakthivel Manikkam, Balamurugan Sadaiyappan, Isolation of bioactive compound from marine seaweeds against fish pathogenic bacteria Vibrio alginolyticus (VA09) and characterisation by FTIR, Journal of Coastal Life Medicine 2013; 1(1): 6-13.
    • S. Kumaran, B. Deivasigamani, P. Priyadharshini, T. Rajasekar, S. Balamurugan and G. Edward Gnana Jothi, “Biotechnological applications of keratin-degrading Bacillus sp. and recycling poultry feathers as an immunostimulants. Bhamathi Microbiology News Letter, 2013,3(1) ,03-08.
    • T. Rajasekar, B. Deivasigamani, S. Kumaran, M. Sakthivel, S. Balamurugan, G. Edward Gnana Jothi and P. Priyadharshini,“Antibacterial activity of cultivated marine seaweeds against fish pathogenic bacteria Vibrio harveyi”, Asian Pac. J. Trop. Biomed. (2012)1-5.
    • B. Deivasigamani, S. Kumaran, M. Sakthivel, M. Balamurugan, G. Edward Gnana Jothi and  P. Priyadarshini, “Non-specific immune parameters and resistance to Aeromonas hydrophila infection in the Asian dwarf cat fish (Mystus vittatus, Bloch 1974)”, Theriogenology Insight, 1(2), June 2012, 70 -83 (Online ISSN : 2277-3371).
    • S. Balamurugan, B. Deivasigamani, S. Kumaran, M. Sakthivel, G. Edward Gnana Jothi and M. Ashiq Ur Rahman. 2013.  Length-weight relationship, age and growth of wild catfish Arius arius (Hamilton, 1822) in Parangipettai east coast of Tamil Nadu. Thalassas, 29(1): 17-23.
    • B. Deivasigamani, G. Edward Gnana Jothi and P. Priyadarshini, “Marine fish and Shell fish Immunology”, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN 978-3-8484-8461-4.

    8. GenBank submissions

    • Bacterial sequences submitted in NCBI: 23 (Accession numbers: JX625987, JX625988, JX625989, JX625990, JX625991, JX625992, JX625993, JX625994, JX625995, JX625996, JX625997, JX625998, JX625999, JX536123, JX987046, JX987047, JX987048, JX987049, JX987050, JX987051, JX987052, JX987053, JQ580955).
    • Fish sequences submitted in NCBI: 4 (Accession numbers: KF574789, KF574790, KF574791, KF574792).

    9. Abstracts Published in International Conferences

    • G. Edward Gnana Jothi and B. Deivasigamani, presented a paper titled, “Antimicrobial peptides from epidermal mucus of catfishes” in the International Conference held on 27th – 28th July 20120 at Annamalai University, Chidambaram.
    • D. Subhashini and G. Edward Gnana Jothi, presented a paper titled, “Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles from Fragaria vesca” in the International Conference held on 27th – 28th July 2012 at Annamalai University, Chidambaram.
    • D. Subhashini, S. Subha and G. Edward Gnana Jothi, presented a paper titled, “A novel nano drug for treating type 2 diabetes mellitus from the microalgae, Phormedium bohneri: A pollutant to drug approach” in the International Conference held on 2nd – 4th September 2010 at Centre for Advanced Studies in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai.
    • G. Edward Gnana Jothi and J. V. Rejipresented a paper titled, “Micropropagation in Terminalia bellirica: An endangered medicinal plant” and secured, “best oral presentation award” in the International Conference held on 4th – 6th March 2010 at Pachayappas College, Chennai.

    10. Abstracts Published in National Conferences/Seminars

    • G. Edward Gnana Jothi and B. Deivasigamani, presented a paper titled, “Vaccines: Armour for aquaculture industry” in the National Conference held on 14th – 15th September 2012 at Centre for Advanced Studies in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai.
    • D. Subhashini and G. Edward Gnana Jothi, presented a paper titled, “Immunoprophylactic prospects: A need of the hour for fish culture industry towards parasites” in the National Conference held on 14th – 15th September 2012 at Centre for Advanced Studies in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai.
    • S. Balamurugan, B. Deivasigamani, S. Kumaran, T. Rajasekar, G. Edward Gnana Jothi and P. Priyadarshini, presented a paper titled, “Functional dissimilar melanomacrophages in liver and spleen of catfish, Plotosus lineatus from Parangipettai Coast” in the National Conference held on 14th – 15th September 2012 at Centre for Advanced Studies in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai.
    • G. Edward Gnana Jothi and B. Deivasigamani, presented a paper titled, “Epidermal mucus of cat fishes: A potent source of anti-microbial peptides” in the National Conference held on 30th – 31st March 2012 at Centre for Advanced Studies in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai.    
    • D. Subhashini and G. Edward Gnana Jothi, presented a paper titled, “Investigation on the cytotoxic and antitumor effects of silver nanoparticles synthesized from the fruit extract of Ananas comosus ” in the National Conference held on held on 30th – 31st March 2012 at Centre for Advanced Studies in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai.
    • D. Subhashini, Gunda Sandeep and G. Edward Gnana Jothi, presented a paper titled, “Green synthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticles using the fruit extract of Fragaria vesca” in the National Conference held on 30th – 31st March 2012 at Centre for Advanced Studies in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai.
    •  D. Subhashini, K.Venugopal and G. Edward Gnana Jothi, presented a paper titled, “Studies on silver nanoparticles synthesized from the fruit extract of Citrus sinensis against human pathogen” in the National Conference held on 30th – 31st March 2012 at Centre for Advanced Studies in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai.
    • D. Subhashini, K.Venugopal and G. Edward Gnana Jothi, presented a paper titled, “Antimicrobial effects of silver nanoparticles synthesized from the fruit extract of Citrus limetta” in the National Conference held on 30th – 31st March 2012 at Centre for Advanced Studies in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai.
    •  D. Subhashini, K.Venugopal and G. Edward Gnana Jothi, presented a paper titled, “Silver nanoparticles synthesized from the fruit extract of Citrus limon and its antimicrobial activity” in the National Conference held on 30th – 31st March 2012 at Centre for Advanced Studies in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai.
    • G. Edward Gnana Jothi, presented a paper titled, “Production of taxol from tobacco plant by transferring the taxadiene synthase gene of endophytic fungus, Bartalinia robillardoides” at National Conference held on 7th – 9th August 2008 at Sathyabama University, Chennai.
    • G. Edward Gnana Jothi, presented a paper titled, “Role of Probiotics in treating Peptic Ulcer” at State-level Seminar held on 25th January 2008 at Sir Theagaraya College, Chennai.
    • G. Edward Gnana Jothi, presented a poster titled, “Role of Probiotics in treating Peptic Ulcer” at State-level Seminar held on 25th January 2008 at Sir Theagaraya College, Chennai.

    11.   Conferences / Symposium Attended

    • National Seminar on Ayurvedic practices, held on 19th – 21st December 2014 at Vivekanandapuram, Kanyakumari.
    • 3rd International Conference on “Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (INCOBS – 2012)”, held on 16th – 18th February 2012 at Annamalai University, Chidambaram.
    • National technical Symposium, “Chrysalis 2009” held on 10th – 11th August 2009 at Sathyabama University, Chennai.
    • National Seminar – cum – Workshop on “Nanotechnology and Nanobiotechnology” held on 14th – 16th February 2008 at Sathyabama University, Chennai.
    • National level Seminar on “Therapeutic and industrial applications of the marine resources with biotechnological potentials” held on 28th January 2008 at Prof. Dhanapalan College for Women, Chennai.
    • One day Symposium on “Microbial biodiversity and Biotechnology” held on 25th January 2008 at Sir Theagaraya College, Chennai.
    • One day Symposium on “Current scenario of Biotechnology” held on 28th February 2006 at Madras Christian College, Chennai.
    • One day State level Seminar on “Microbial infection In AIDS” held on 20th August 2005 at Prof. Dhanapalan College for Women, Chennai.

    12.   Short Term Courses / Workshops and Trainings Attended

    • Professional training in “Patent law & practice”, on April 2013 at Institute of Patent Attorneys, New Delhi.
    • “Continuing Medical Education Programme in Immunology (CME Immuno-2012)”, held on 11th -12th October 2012 at Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai.
    • 2nd National Workshop on “Marine fish and Shell fish Immunology and Immunotechnology”, held on 09th – 14th July 2012 at Centre for Advanced Studies in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai.
    • National Workshop on “Marine fish Immunology and Immunotechnology”, held on 01st – 08th December 2011 at Centre for Advanced Studies in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai.
    • “Workshop on Sequence Analysis and Molecular Simulation”, held on 14th – 17th December 2011 at Centre for Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai.
    • National Workshop on, “Immunoinformatics”, held on 21st September 2011 at Karpaga Vinayaga College of Engineering and Technology, Maduranthagam.
    • “Hands-on workshop on Biophysical and Biotechnological Research Techniques for Scientists and Scholars”, which involved Atomic Force Microscopy, Raman Spectroscopy, Optical tweezers and Patch Clamp techniques, held on 25th – 27th July 2011 at AU-KBC Research Centre, M.I.T. Campus of Anna University, Chennai.
    • AICTE sponsored training program on, “Advances in Modern Immunotechnology and Research” held on 5th – 18th July 2011 at Karunya University, Coimbatore.
    • 7 days’ workshop on, “Microarray data analysis and System Biology”, held on 8th – 14th October 2010 at Institute of Computational Biology, Bangalore.
    • Workshop on “Patents literacy campaign” held on 27th August 2010 at Sathyabama University, Chennai.
    • Workshop on “Drug discovery research to preclinical and clinical developments” held on 5th to 6th August 2010 at VIT University, Vellore.
    • “Short-term training on Cell, Molecular and Nano Biotechniques” held on 5th – 10th April 2010 at Sathyabama University, Chennai.
    • Workshop on “Molecular techniques” held on 10th to 12th January 2008 at Prof. Dhanapalan College for Women, Chennai.
    • Training on “Comprehensive Microbiology” held on 23rd to 31st December 2007 at, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai.
    • One day Inter – Collegiate Workshop on “Time to deliver for HIV patients” held on 4th October 2006 at D. G. Vaishnav College, Chennai.