Biocatalaysis and Bioprocess Engineering


Principle Investigator:
Dr. H. Nellaiah (Ph.D. Madurai Kamaraj University, 1993)

Post-doctoral Training: Marseile, France, Employment: Wockhardt Pharma and Reliance Life Sciences

Major Research Areas:

Bioprocess development; Biotransformation and

Analytical method development

Team Members

Full-time Doctoral Students:

Mr. V. Deepak (CSIR-Senior Research Fellowship)

Mr. S. RamKumar Pandian (CSIR-Senior Research Fellowship)

Part-time Doctoral Students:

Mr. M. Kalusalingam

Ms. V. Vijayalakshmi

Mr. A.S. William Arputha Sundar

Ms. L. Muthulakshmi

Ms. G. Nadana Raja Vadivu

Selected Publications of the PI

H. Nellaiah, T.Karunakaran and P. Gunasekaran (1988) Ethanol fermentation by an efficient strain, NRRL B-4286, of Zymomonas mobilis. J. Ferm. Technol. 66(2): 219-223.

H. Nellaiah and P.Gunasekaran (1992) Ethanol production from cassava starch hydrolysate by immobilized Zymomonas mobilis. Ind. J. Microbiol. 32(4): 435-442.

H. Nellaiah, C.Morisseau, A.Archelas, R.Furstoss and J.C.Baratti (1996) Enantioselective hydrolysis of p-nitrostyrene oxide by an epoxide hydrolase preparation from Aspergillus niger. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 49(l):70-77.

C. Morisseau, H. Nellaiah, A.Archelas, R.Furstoss and J.C.Baratti (1997). Asymmetric hydrolysis of racemic para-nitrostyrene oxide using an epoxide hydrolase preparation from Aspergillus niger. Enz. Microb. Technol. 20(6): 446-452.

L. Muthulakshmi, H. Nellaiah and Siddhardha Busi (2013) Production and Characterization of a Novel Bioflocculant from Klebsiella sp. Curr. Biotechnol. (2): 53-58.