Profile
Name Sumitha.V
Designation Associate Professor and Asst.Head
Areas of Interest Bioprocessing , Bioseperations
Room No. 12-004
Intercom No. 584
Mobile
Email Id (Official) sumitha@svce.ac.in
Email Id (Personal)
Qualification

Registered for Ph.D under Anna University.

M.Tech -Industrial Biotechnology – Annamalai University, 2005.

B.Tech -Chemical Engineering – Madras University, 2002.

Academic Experience

Academic Experience

IN SVCE: 10 Years

Associate Professor (June’16- Till date)

Assistant Professor (May’07-May’16)

OTHER COLLEGES: 3 Years

Courses Handled

Theory Courses:

Bioprocess Technology

Enzyme Technology

Heat Transfer Operations

Metabolic Engineering

Stoichiometry and Fluid Mechanics

Bioseparation Technology

Laboratory Courses:

Advanced Bioprocess and Downstream Processing lab

Downstream Processing Lab

Bioprocess Lab-I

Bioprocess Lab-II

Laboratory Manuals prepared:

Bioprocess Lab-I

Downstream Processing Lab

Advanced Bioprocess and Downstream Processing lab

Research & Consultancy

Papers published:

Sumitha V, Christy Mathelin R, Sivanandham M, 2018, Effect of Major and Minor Nutrients on Lactic Acid Production Using Biodiesel Waste-Derived Crude Glycerol as a Carbon Source by Lactobacillus Casei NCIM 2125 Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, And Environmental Effects (40) 1322-1331

Sumitha V, Linekha R, Sivanandham M, 2017, Production Of Protease From Biodiesel Waste Derived Semipurified Glycerol, Indian Journal of Biotechnology, (17) 386-394

Sumitha V, Christy Mathelin R, Sivanandham M, 2015, Semi Purification And Characterization Of Biodiesel Waste Derived Crude Glycerol, International Journal of Innovative Research in Technology, Science & Engineering, 1(4) 2395-5619

Proposals submitted :

Assisted in submitting a proposal and obtained a funding of for Rs.18,00,000/- to AICTE MODROBS under the title “Upgradation of the Bioprocess Lab for Mammalian Cell Culture” during 2012-2013. Also assisted the P.I in the purchase related processes.

Assisted in Submitting a proposal and obtained a funding of Rs.20,000/- from WIPRO GE Health Care Pvt. Ltd. for conducting a Workshop on “Pilot Scale Mammalian cell culture using Wave Bioreactor” on 12th November, 2013.

Received Rs.30,000/- from CSIR and Rs.60,000/- from DBT, GOI for organizing “Energy Biogenesis -A National workshop on metabolic approaches for bioenergy generation” on 17th and 18th August, 2017.

Papers/ Posters presented:

Sponsored by SVCE to present a paper entitled “Lactic acid production using Biodiesel waste derived Crude glycerol – A comparision between L.casei (NCIM 2125) and L.plantarum (NCIM 2084)” at an International Conference on Advances in Biotechnology and Biotherapeutics held at Sathyabama University on 10th March, 2017.

Presented was awarded the Second place for the paper entitled “Conversion Of Biodiesel Waste Derived Crude Glycerol Into Bio-Ethanol Using Saccharomyces cerevisiae” in the Faculty Research Day, SVCE on 26th April 2017

Presented and was awarded the First place for the paper on the title “Cloning and Expression of LDH D gene in L.casei” on the Faculty Research Day at SVCE on 28th April, 2016.

Presented a paper on the title “Cloning of LDH-D cDNA IN Lactobacillus casei NCIM 2125” in the “National Conference on “Applications of Modern Biotechnology” during 4th & 5th Feburary 2016 organized by Department of Biotechnology, SVCE.

Presented a paper on the title “Crude glycerol as a carbon source for the production of lactic acid using Lactobacillus casei” on the Faculty Research Day at SVCE on 17th April, 2015.

Papers/Posters presented by students under my mentorship (co-guide):

Christy R (II yr M.Tech student) and Hariharan S (II yr B.Tech student) presented a poster on the title” Biodiesel waste derived crude glycerol to biopolymers” on the Student Research Day 27th March, 2015 held at SVCE.

Arun S and Mageswari N (II yr B.Tech students) presented a poster on the title” Enriching the nutritive value of sugarcane baggase for the production of cost effective poultry feed” on the Student Research Day 27th March, 2015 held at SVCE.

Abinaya and Divya, (III yr B.Tech student) presented and won 2nd prize for the paper entitled Optimization of Protease production by Batch culture of Proteus vulgaris in National level technical symposium Natura 10 at St. Peter’s Engineering College, in March 2013.

Linekha R (II yr M.Tech student) has presented a paper titled “Production of Alkaline Protease from Crude Glycerol Obtained from Biodiesel” in National the national conference on “Advancements in Renewable Energy Technologies (NCARET’12) organised by Department of Chemical Engineering held at Adhiparasakthi Engineering College, Melmaruvathur on 11th April, 2012.

Christy R (II yr M.Tech student)Presented a poster titled “Semipurification and characterization of biodiesel waste derived crude glycerol” in the 5th National Conference on Future Prospects in Food Processing and Quality Assurance (Foodomics’14) held at SRM University from 20-21st March, 2014.

Linekha R (II yr M.Tech student) Presented a paper on the title “Alkaline protease production by B.amyloliqueafaciens using biodiesel waste derived glycerol” at the 4th International Conference on Science , Engineering and Technology organized by VIT from 3-4th May, 2012.

Projects guided:

Undergraduate level:

Effect of nitrogen sources on the production of lactic acid from biodiesel derived semi purified glycerol using Lactobacillus casei (NCIM 2125).

Effect of major and minor nutrients on the production of lactic acid from bio diesel derived semi purified glycerol using L. casei.

Protease production from biodiesel waste-derived semi- purified glycerol using Bacillus megaterium.

Analysis of minerals and vitamins in sugarcane bagasse before and after fermentation using Lactobacillus casei and Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Lactic acid production kinetics by L. casei.using biodiesel waste derived glycerol as a carbon source.

Size reduction of bagasse using Bacillus & Lactobacillus sp.

Conversion of biodiesel waste derived glycerol to lactic acid using E.Faecalis.

Production of protease using Bacillus sp.

Conversion of biodiesel waste derived glycerol to lactic acid using Lactobacillus sp.

Postgraduate level:

Cloning of LDH D cDNA in L.casei .

A Comaparative study on lactic acid production from biodiesel waste derived semi purified glycerol using Lactobacillus casei(NCIM 2125) and L. plantarum(NCIM 2084)

Comparing the protease production by B.amyloliquefaciens, B.megaterium, B.cereus using Biodiesel waste derived glycerol as carbon source.

Conference / Workshop / FDP

Workshops/Events Coordinated:

OMICS 16’ Organized by Department of Biotechnology, SVCE

One Week Short Term Training Programme on “Recombinant Protein Production & Purification” to be conducted during 20-24th June, 2016, organized by Department of Biotechnology, SVCE

National Workshop on “Food Safety and Quality Control” sponsored by DBT, GOI and Cognizant, Chennai during 11-12th April,2016, organized by Department of Biotechnology, SVCE

National level technical Workshop on “Pilot Scale Mammalian cell culture using Wave Bioreactor” on 12th November, 2013, sponsored by WIPRO GE Health Care Pvt.Ltd., organized by Department of Biotechnology, SVCE

OMICS 12’ Organized by Department of Biotechnology, SVCE

OMICS 11’ Organized by Department of Biotechnology, SVCE

National Workshop on “Recent Trends in Quality Control and Quality Assurance in Bioprocess Industries” during on September 27-28th, 2010.

National workshop on “Recent Trends in Industrial Bioprocesses” was organized during 10-12th September, 2009.

Workshops attended:

Workshop and Training on ‘Sequence Analysis and Molecular Simulation’ during December 20th – 23rd 2016, organized by Centre for Biotechnology, Anna University Chennai.

Organized a National Workshop on ‘Understanding the Molecular Aspects of Microbial Drug Resistance: An Emerging Microbial Threat to Health’ during 5th-9th December, 2016 organized by Department of Biotechnology, SVCE

National Workshop on “Contemporary Research in Genetic Engineering” Sponsored by DBT-Govt. of India & ICMR- New Delhi on 9th & 10th September,2016 organized by Department of Biotechnology, SVCE

3rd National Workshop on Biofuels and Bioenergy, sponsored by DBT, GOI on 2nd and 3rd September , 2016 at St. Joseph’s College of Engineering, Chennai.

One day workshop on “Intellectual Property Rights” held on 26th April, 2016 at Anna University, Chennai.

One day workshop on “ Design of Experiments” organized by ISTE-SVCE chapter & QMC organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering , SVCE

One day workshop on “Research Methodology” on 16th April, 2014 at Anna University, Chennai.

A National level Workshop on “Research Methodology & Biostatistics” from 30th September – 4th October, 2011 at Dr.M.G.R Educational and Research University, Chennai.

National Workshop on “Current Research in Molecular Toxicology” on 20th – 21st February, 2015.sponsored by DBT, GOI, New Delhi and organized by Department of Biotechnology, SVCE

STTP on ‘Techniques for Bioprocess & Downstream Process Engineering and Tools for Systems Metabolic Engineering” sponsored by DBT, GOI, New Delhi on 1st -19th December 2014, organized by Department of Biotechnology, SVCE .

National level workshop on “Recent Trends in Computer Aided drug Design” on 26th & 27th September, 2014 organized by Department of Biotechnology, SVCE.

National level workshop on “Isolation, Culture and Differentiation of Stem Cells” Sponsored by DBT & ICMR, Govt of India, New Delhi on 20th -21st March 2014, organized by Department of Biotechnology, SVCE

National workshop on “Phytoproducts For Human Health And Environmental Sustainability” from 27-28th Febraury 2013, organized by Department of Biotechnology, SVCE.

National workshop on “Emerging Trends in Molecular & Recombinant DNA Technology” from 20-21st September 2013, organized by Department of Biotechnology, SVCE.

National level seminar on “The Miracle of Material Choice Towards Safety and Environment in Process Industries” at Department of Chemical Engineering , SVCE from 20-26th May 2013.

National conference on “Modern Biotechnological Approaches for Food Processing” from 13 -14th September, 2012 organized by DBT, SVCE.

National conference on “Emerging Trends in Environmental Biotechnology” on 28th February 2012 organized by DBT, SVCE.

National Workshop on “Current Trends in the Biotechnology of Vaccines” from 19 -20th October, 2011 organized by DBT, SVCE.

National workshop on “Current Trends in Drug Design by Bioinformatics Tool” from 23-24th Febraury,2011 organized by DBT, SVCE.

National workshop on Real-Time PCR for the diagnosis of diseases and molecular evaluation” conducted from 16-17th February, 2010 organized by DBT, SVCE.

National conference on ‘Current Trends in Biomaterials’ conducted from 18th July, 2008 organized by DBT, SVCE

National Workshop on Developing Entrepreneurship Skills in Biotechnology For Students and Their Parents, Sponsored by TNSCST, Chennai and NCST, Delhi on 10th March 2008 organized by DBT, SVCE.

National Seminar on ‘Current Trends in Bioinformatics’ conducted from 15-16th February 2007 organized by DBT, SVCE.

FDP/STTP attended:

A training programme at the fermentation facilty, bioscience division, Labindia instruments pvt.Ltd. Bangalore

A training programme on “Pharmaceutical formulations” from 12th – 17th June, 2017 at ARVEE drugs, Chennai

A Faculty improvement programme on “Protein- protein interations” from 26th -27th October, 2015 at Department of Biotechnology, SVCE

A short term training programme on “Bioprocess and downstream process techniques” from 3rd to 7th June, 2013 at Department of Biotechnology, SVCE.

An AICTE sponsored faculty development programme on “Contemporary Research And Practices In Pollutant Elimination Systems Towards Cleaner Environment” at Department of Chemical Engineering , SVCE from 20-26th May 2013.

” Brain Storming Session on Need for Industry-Academic Cooperation to Boost R&D Efforts” on 7th April, 2012 at the Office of Chemical Industries, ISTE Professional Centre, Gandhi Mandapam Road, Chennai -25.

An AICTE sponsored staff development programme on “Specialization on Bioreactor Techniques in Biotechnology” at Jeppiar Engineering College from 19- 29th April 2010.

Laboratory Handled
Training Attended
Additional Responsibilities

Current Responsibilities:
AICTE Coordinator (AICTE & Related activities such as NIRF/AISHE)
Professional Objective Coordinator
Bioprocess Lab in-charge
Equipment maintenance in-charge / Key in-charge / Asst. Non-Consumable In-charge
Class committee chairperson for M.Tech I year
Class counsellor for B.Tech III year (Roll No. 01-29)

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