MY PROFILE

Dr.M.Vijay Antony

Sr. Consultant – Agri
Academic qualifications
S.No Course University Year of Passing Class/Division Grade/Merit obtained
1 B.Sc (Botany) Bharathidasan University April, 1998 I Class
2 M.Sc.,(Microbiology) Bharathidasan University April 2000 I Class
3 Ph.D.,(Microbiology) Bharathidasan University September 2005 Commended
4 PG Diploma in Bio-informatics Bharathiyar University April 2003 I Class
Research Experience
S.No Research Experience Title of Work / Thesis
1 M.Sc., Microbiological and Biochemical studies on bio tea
2 Ph.D., Enhanced cellulase production by solid state fermentation and its application in biostonning and bioconversion processes
3 PGDBI Conformational Structures of Biomembranes
List of research projects guided
No. of M.Sc Students guided (Co-guided) 5
No. of M.Phil Students 18
No. of Ph.D Students 0
Publications of research papers

1) Vijay Antony, M, Mohan, S & Kasinathan, P. (2002). Thermostable cellulase and xylanase from T. viride and T. harizianum. Ind. J. Appl. Microbiol. 2 (1): 38-42.

2) Vijay Antony, M, Mohan, S., Kasinathan, P. & Thajuddin, N. (2004). Utilization and optimization of renewable resources for the stable production of cellulose degrading fungal enzymes. Asian. Jr. of Microbiol. Biotech. Env. Sci. 6 (3): 409 – 414

3) Vijay Antony, M, Mohan, S., Kasinathan, P. & Thajuddin, N. (2004). Production and properties of cellulolytic enzymes by Trichoderma viride and T.harzianum in submerged fermentation. Asian. Jr. of Microbiol. Biotech. Env. Sci 6 (3) : 305 - 401

4) Mohan, S, Vijay Antony, M., Kasinathan, P. & Thajuddin, N. (2005). Submerged fermentation of phytase by A. niger and A. fumigatus. Asian.Jr.of Microbiol. Biotech. Env.Sci 6 (1) : 107 – 111.

5) Vijay Antony, M, & Mohan, S. PHB production by bacteria using paper mill effluent. Journal of Pollution Control. (JI/ 2005/ 6)

6) Panneer Selvam, A, Mohan. S, and Vijay Antony, M, Lipase mediated transesterification of jatropa oil for biodiesel synthesis Energy & Fuels 2005, 18, 212-223

7) Vijay Antony, M, & Mohan, S. Improved Tannase production by an Aspergillus Fusant. Journal of Science and Technology 2(4):91-94.

8) Mohan, S, & Vijay Antony, M. Biodeterioration of phenolic compounds by Pseudomonas Spp, Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Science. (AJ/ 2005/ 6)

9) Mohan, S, & Vijay Antony, M. Bioremediation of cyanides by P. fluorescens and F.oxysporum (Pollution research 7:25-28)

10) A.Baskar, S.Mohan, and Vijay Antony, M .Biodegradation of Azo Dyes by Phanerochaete Chrysosporium and Trametes Versicolor

11) Vijay Antony, M, & Mohan, S. Aeromycology of Tamil University, Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Science (AJ/2004/239)

12) Mohan, S, & Vijay Antony, M. Prevalence of mycoflora and mycotoxins in some storage seeds. Ecology, Environment and Conservation. (EEC/ 11/ 1/ 2005)

13) Vijay Antony, M, & Mohan, S. Enhanced citric acid production by mutant strain of A.niger under solid state fermentation. Journal of Microbial World. (MS 15.01.2005)

14) Vijay Antony, M, & Mohan, S. Dietary Evaluation of Kombucha Tea, Journal of Microbial World4:54-56.

15) Mohan, S, Vijay Antony, M., Kasinathan, P. & Thajuddin, N. (2004). Phytase production by A. niger and A. terreus in submerged fermentation. Asian.Jr.of Microbiol. Biotech. Env. Sci. . (IN INTERNET)

16) Vijay Antony, M & Mohan, S. (2001). Bioethanol production from fruit wastes. J. Sci. Technol. 52: 37 – 40.

Papers presented in national and international seminars

a) Bio-Tea for healthy human life, Proceedings of Recent Trends in Industrial Microbiology at A.V.V.M. Sri Pushpam College, Thanjavur, Oct 1999.

b) Utilization of agro residues for cellulolytic enzymes production, Proceedings of Recent trends in biotechnology - Muthayammal College of arts and science, Rasipuram, Nov 2002.

c) Production of cellulolytic enzymes, Proceedings of Frontiers in Enzyme,Technology held at Biochemistry Department of Karpagam College Of Arts And Science Coimbatore, Dec 2002.

d) Bioethanol production from enzyme pretreated fruit wastes. Proceedings of National seminar on Biofuels, held at Biotechnology Department of Karpagam College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, Jan 2003.

e) Biodegradation of waste paper by cellulase from a mutant Trichoderma viride. Proceedings of National Symposium on Recent Trends in Biological Research, February 17 – 19, 2004.

j) Phytase production by solid state fermentation

k) Rock Phosphate solublization by phytase. Proceedings of National Seminar on Bioinoculants, Dept. of Microbiology, Annamalai University, Aug 1999.

l) Participated in the National Seminar on Recent Advances in plant pathology held at Pune University in March 1999.

m) Participated in the Seminar on Remote Sensing held at National College, Trichy, Oct 1999.

Following abstracts presented in the International Conference on Recent Advances in Biosciences on Feb 12 – 13, 2004. PGP College of Arts and Sciences,Institute of Biological sciences, Namakkal – 637 206.

a) Action of purified cellulases from a mutant Trichoderma viride on cotton fibers and yarn. (AB: NO. 113)

b) Efficacy of a mutant Aspergillus niger phytase produced by solid state fermentation on bioavailability of phosphorus and calcium in broiler chickens. (AB: NO. RD 18)

c) Development of solid - state fermentation process for the production of cellulose degrading enzymes. (AB: NO. RD 16)

d) Bioconversion of waste paper of cellulase from a mutant Trichoderma viride. (BP: NO. 04)

e) Reutilization of spent wash from Distilleries as nutrients on soil nature and inhabitating microbes. (BP: NO. 09)

f) Biochips and their usage in Bio molecular computers. (BI: NO. 05)

g) Blast search strategy. (BI: NO. 01)

Following abstracts presented in the National Conference on Recent Trends in Microbial Biotechnology on 11 – 12 March 2004. SASTRA Deemed University, Department of Biotechnology, Thanjavur-2 Tamilnadu, India.

a) Isolation of denitrifying bacteria from different environment samples. (AB. NO: 09).

b) Toner removal by alkaline active cellulase from T.viride. (AB. NO: 16).

c) Effect of pretreatment of cassava starch factory waste for optimal lignocellulose. hydrolysis by A. niger NCC19. (AB. NO: 20).

d) Cellulase induction in A. quadranticus by Different substrates. (AB. NO: 26).

e) Hyper production of Xylanase by mutants of A. oryzae. (AB. NO: 27).

f) Isolation of starch degrading fungi from alkaline soils of Cauvery delta. (AB. NO: 28).

g) Characterization and evaluation of a fungal enzyme preparation for ruminant feeds. (AB. NO: 30).

h) Production of lignolytic enzymes by imperfect fungi. (AB. NO: 31).

i) Cellulase production by Humicola insolens. (AB. NO: 32).

j) Change in protein content of seeds due to species of Aspergillus. (AB. NO: 33).

Following papers were presented in Third PSG Tech Symposium In Biosciences Bioprocess Monitoring and Control -Concepts In Fermentation Technology. PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India (Feb- 14 & 15, 2004)

a) Production, purification and some properties of extra cellular phytase from T. harzianum.

b) Manifested biostonning and biofinishing mechanism of a novel cellulase.

c) Mutational analysis of T. viride for the increased hydrolysis of cellulosic wastes.

Information regarding participation in summer schools, workshops and training programmes:

1) Special Training Program on FOOD PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY held in A.V.V.M Sri Pushpam College Poondi, Thanjavur (sponsored by UGC) during March 1997.

2) Participated and Presented research papers in National Symposium on Recent Trends in Biological Research organized by Department of Botany and Microbiology, A.V.V.M Sri Pushpam College Poondi, Thanjavur (sponsored by UGC) during Feburary 2004.

3) Participated and Presented research papers in State Level Inter Collegiate Students Seminar on Microbiology conducted by Department of Botany and Microbiology, A.V.V.M Sri Pushpam College Poondi, Thanjavur (sponsored by UGC) during October 1999.

4) Participated and Presented research papers in State Level Training Program on Biofertilizer and Biopest conducted by Department of Botany and Microbiology, A.V.V.M Sri Pushpam College Poondi, Thanjavur (sponsored by UGC) during October 1999.

5) Participated and Presented research papers in Seminar on Entrepreneurship Awareness in Industrial Microbiology conducted by Department of Botany and Microbiology, A.V.V.M Sri Pushpam College Poondi, Thanjavur during October 1999.

6) Participated in Seminar conducted by Department of Botany, National collage, Trichy, during August 1999.

7) Participated and Presented research papers in Seminar on Entrepreneurship Awareness conducted by Department of Botany and Microbiology, A.V.V.M Sri Pushpam College Poondi, Thanjavur during February 1999.

8) Participated in National Seminar on Recent Advance in Plant Pathology held in Department of Botany, University of Pune, during March 1999.

9) Summer workshop on Enzyme purification and characterization studies – IISC- Bangalore (sponsored by UGC).

10) Participated in National Seminar on Frontiers in Enzyme Technology held in Department of Biochemistry, Karpagam College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore during November 2002.

11) Participated and Presented research papers in National Seminar on Recent Trends in Biotechnology, conducted by Department of Biotechnology, Muthayamal College of Arts and Science, Rasipuram during November 2002.

12) In- House training course in Molecular Biology Techniques - Micro Club, Department of Food Microbiology, (June – July 2002) CFTRI, Mysore- 13.

13) International works shop on Bioinformatics (March 18 – 20,2004) - Research Department of Bioinformatics, Karpagam College of Arts and Science, Echanari, Coimbatore (sponsored by Dept. of science and Technology, New Delhi).

14) Attended Special Training program in Methods in electrophoresis techniques - The Biotech – Yerkaud during November 2002.

15) Attended special training program and get well experience in production of enzymes, BioFertilizer, Biopest, Composting, Gibralic acid, Organic briquetting, in MSK Organics Private Limited, Coimbatore, during 2003

16) Attended Special Training program on Regional workshop on Rain water-harvesting technology - Periyar Maniyammai College of Engineering, Thanjavur, December 1999.

17) Attended Special Training program on Methods in molecular biology - TNAU Department of Biotechnology, Coimbatore, February 2001 (sponsored by UGC).

18) Attended Special Training program on Biotechnological Techniques sponsored by Genei Pvt. Ltd. - A.V.V.M. Sri Pushpam.College Poondi, Thanjavur, October 2000.

19) Participated in Special Training program on National Workshop on Environmental science (April 12, 2004) - Department of Industrial Biotechnology, PR Engineering College, Vallam, Thanjavur (sponsored by AICTE, New Delhi).

Other curricular activities

a) Assisted in sports and cultural activities as co- staff

b) Carried out various research expeditions

c) Gardening, cooking

Professional Memberships

a) Life member of the Association of food Scientists and technologists (India) CFTRI

b) Life member of Flora Association for Biological people Tamilnadu

c) Life member of Association of Microbiologists India

Awards

Awarded academic proficiency Certificate For scoring highest mark in BSc. Botany (1995 – 1998).

Research Expertise

Having 9 years research experience in life science that involves using various molecular biology techniques, spectroscopic methods and bio informatics tools.

Professional Experience
Research 11 Years
Teaching 9 Years