• Qualification: M.Sc, Ph.D, K-SET
  • Department: Department of Microbiology
  • Designation: Assistant Professor
  • Year of Experience: 3.5 years Research; 6 years
  • Email ID: ramesha.micro@gmail.com

Academic / Professional Achievements

ITS rDNA Sequences deposition at Genbank

  • Alurappa, R., 2013. Cochliobolus kusanoi isolate (NOS-6) partial ITS rDNA Sequences (516 bp) deposited in the Gen Bank (NCBI). Accession number KF193636.
  • Ramesha, A. and Srinivas, C., 2014. Colletotrichum gloeosporioides strain (PAS1) partial ITS rDNA Sequences (518bp) deposited in the Gen Bank (NCBI). Accession number KF864554.
  • Ramesha, A. and Srinivas, C., 2014. Fusarium oxysporum strain (POS3) partial ITS rDNA Sequences (486 bp) deposited in the Gen Bank (NCBI). Accession number KF864555.
  • Ramesha, A. and Srinivas, C., 2014. Curvularia sp. strain (RTFs6) partial ITS rDNA Sequences (532 bp) deposited in the Gen Bank (NCBI). Accession number KF864556.

Deposition of Crystal Structure at Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC)

  • CCDC  Citation – Ramesha Alurappa, Madhusudhan Reddy, MuthukurpalyaBojegowda, Vijith Kumar, Naveen Kumar Mallesh, Srinivas Chowdappa, CCDC 942418: Experimental Crystal Structure Determination, 2014, DOI: 10.5517/cc10mnlw.

Book Chapters Published

  1. RameshaAlurappa, Srinivas Chowdappa, Radhakrishnan Narayanaswamy, Uma Rani Sinniah, Sudipta Kumar Mohanty and Mallappa Kumara Swamy (2017). Endophytic fungi and bioactive metabolites production: An update.. PP 467- 494, Volume no. 2, Microbial Biotechnology, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. J.K. Patra et al. (eds.), https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-7140-9_21. 2.
  2. Ramesha A., Nirmala Devi. D, Sunitha V Hegde, Srinivas C. (2020) Biotechnological approaches for the enhancement of secondary metabolite production from endophytic fungi. Pages 135-155. Recent Advances in Application of Fungi and Fungal Metabolites: Applications in Healthcare New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-821006-2.00011-X.

Awards and Recognition

  1. Har Gobind Khorana Best Young Scientist Award (2016-2017). Annual award of Bose Science Society, Affiliated with Vigyan Prasar, DST, Govt. of India, New Delhi. No. 39, Mura Bhavan, Koodal Nagar, Raja gopalapuram Post, Pudukkottai-622003.
  2. Awarded FBSS (Fellow of Bose Science Society), Bose Science Society, Affiliated with Vigyan Prasar, DST, Govt. of India, NewDelhi. No. 39, Mura Bhavan, Koodal Nagar, Raja gopalapuram Post, Pudukkottai-622003.
  3. Awarded UGC-BSR meritorious fellowship in 2012 Batch, Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  4. Second best paper presentation “Nephrotoxic effects of oosporein isolated from endophytic fungus Cochliobolus kusanoi” National conference on secondary metabolites of endophytic fungi/medicinal plants and their anticancer properties, Dept of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Bangalore University, 5th and 6th March 2015, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  5. Second best oral presentation “Characterization and bioactivity of oosporein produced by endophytic fungus Cochliobolus kusanoi isolated from Nerium oleander” Two day National seminar on Applications of Biotechnology in Human welfare, Department of Studies in Microbiology, Davangere University, 28th and 29th March 2014, Davangere, Karnataka, India.
  6. Stood second for oral presentation “Antimicrobial activity of endophytic fungi isolated from medicinal plants of Apocynaceae” National conference on Environmental Sciences and Health hazards and 14th Annual Meeting of society for Science and Environment, 19- 21st November 2012, Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka, India.

Research Publications

  1. Tanvi, D.A., Pratam, K.M., Lohit, R.T., Vijayalakshmi, B. K., Devaraja, T. N., Vasudha, M., Ramesh A., Prashantkumar, S.C., Gayathr, D (2020). Biosorption of heavy metal arsenic from Industrial Sewage of Davangere District, Karnataka, India, using indigenous fungal isolates. SN Applied Sciences, 2; 1860. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-020-03622-0
  2. Shobha Balagangadhara, Thimappa Ramachandrappa Lakshmeesha, Mohammad Azam Ansari, Ahmad Almatroudi, Mohammad A Alzohairy, Sumanth Basavaraju, Ramesha Alurappa, Siddapura Ramachandrappa Niranjana, Srinivas Chowdappa (2020). Mycosynthesis of ZnO nanoparticles using Trichoderma spp isolated from rhizosphere soils and its synergistic antibacterial effect against Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae. Journal of Fungi. 6:181 (Impact factor; 4.621)
  3. Priyanka V., Ramesha A., Devaraja Gayathri., Vasudha M. (2020). Molecular characterization of non-biogenic amines producing Lactobacillus plantarum GP11 isolated from traditional pickles using HRESI-MS analysis. Journal food science and technology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13197-020-04732-8  (Impact factor; 1.849)
  4. Devaraja Gayathri and Alurappa Ramesha, (2020). Gluten?hydrolyzing probiotics: An emerging therapy for patients with celiac disease (Review). World Academy of Sciences Journal, 2: 14.  https://doi.org/10.3892/wasj.2020.55
  5. Shubha J., Narasimha M.K., Ramesha A., Srinivas C. (2019). Production, Characterization of Indole Acetic Acid and its Bioactive Potential from Endophytic Fungi of Cymbidium aloifolium L. Journal of Biologically Active Products from Nature, Vol. 9 (5) 2019 pp 387- 409.
  6. Ramesha alurappa and Srinivas chowdappa, (2018). Antimicrobial activity and phytochemical analysis of endophytic fungi isolated from ethno pharmaceutical plant Rauwolfia tetraphylla L. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology, Vol. 12(1), p. 317- 332. (Impact factor: 0.157)
  7. Ramesha, A., Venkataramana, M., Nirmaladevi, D.,Srinivas, C., Gupta, V.K., Chandranayaka, S., (2015). Cytotoxic effects of Oosporein isolated from endophytic fungus Cochliobolus kusanoi. Frontiers in Microbiology, 6:870. (Impact factor: 4.076)
  8. Nirmaladevi, D., Ramesha, A., Sunitha, V. H., Babu, R.L., Srinivas, C. (2015) Antimicrobial and cytotoxic effects of the bioactive pigment Bikaverin produced by fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici. Journal of Mycology and Plant Pathology, 45(1): 13-21.( NAAS Rate: 5.79)
  9. Ramesha Alurappa, Madhusudhan Reddy Muthukurpalya Bojegowda, Vijith Kumar, Naveen kumar Mallesh and Srinivas Chowdappa, (2014). Characterization and bioactivity of Oosporein produced by Endophytic fungus Cochliobolus kusanoi isolated from Nerium oleander L. Natural product research. 28(23): 2217–2220. (Impact factor: 2.158)
  10. Nirmaladevi, D., Venkataramana, M., Chandranayaka, S., Ramesha, A., Jameel N.M., Srinivas, C., (2014). Neuroprotective Effects of Bikaverin on H2O2-Induced Oxidative Stress Mediated Neuronal Damage in SH-SY5Y Cell Line. Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, 34 (7) : 973-985 (Impact factor: 3.895)
  11. Ramesha, A. and C. Srinivas, (2014) Antimicrobial activity and phytochemical analysis of crude extracts of endophytic fungi isolated from Plumeria acuminata L. and Plumeria obtusifolia L. European Journal of Experimental Biology, 4(2): 35-43.
  12. Ramesha, A., Sunitha, V. H, and C. Srinivas, (2013) Antimicrobial activity of secondary metabolites from endophytic fungi isolated from Nerium oleander L. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences, 4(1): 683 – 693.
  13. Sunitha, V. H., Ramesha, A., Savitha, J., Srinivas, C., (2012). Amylase production by endophytic fungi Cylindrocephalum sp. Isolated from medicinal plant Alpinia calcarata (haw.) ROSCOE. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, 1213-1221. (Impact factor: 2.719)
  14. Hegde, S.V., Ramesha, A. and Srinvas, C. (2011). Optimization of amylase production from an endophytic fungi Discosia sp. isolated from Calophyllum inophyllum. Journal of Agricultural Technology, 7(3): 805-813.

Publications - Conferences / Seminars / Others

  • Paper presentation on “Nephrotoxic effects of oosporein isolated from endophytic fungus Cochliobolus kusanoi” National conference on secondary metabolites of endophytic fungi/medicinal plants and their anticancer properties, Dept of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Bangalore University, 5th and 6th March 2015, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • Oral presentation on “Characterization and bioactivity of oosporein produced by endophytic fungus Cochliobolus kusanoi isolated from Nerium oleander.” National seminar on Applications of Biotechnology in Human welfare, 28- 29th March 2014. Department of Studies in Microbiology, Davangere University, Davangere, Karnataka, India.
  • Oral presentation on “Characterization of antimicrobial pigment from endophytic fungus Cochliobolus kusanoi isolated from Nerium oleander” Seminar on Recent Trends In Microbial biotechnology, 28-29th May 2012, Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • Poster presentation on “Antimicrobial activity of endophytic fungi isolated from medicinal plants of Apocynaceae” National conference on Environmental Sciences and Health hazards and 14th Annual Meeting of society for Science and Enviroment, 19-21st November 2012, Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka, India.
  • Poster presentation on “Optimization of amylase production by endophytic fungi Cylindrocephalum sp. isolated from Alpinia calcarata”, National Conference on Recent advances in Mycological Research, 8-9th February, 2011, Centre for advanced studies in Botany, University of Madras, Chennai, India
  • Poster presentation on “Optimization of amylase production by endophytic fungi Discosia sp. isolated from Calophyllum inophyllum” National seminar on “Biodiversity: for Human welfare”, 7-8th April 2010, Department of studies and research in Microbiology, Mangalore University, Madikeri, Karnataka, India.
  • Poster Presentation on “Climate Change” organised by Dept. of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Bangalore University in association with Kanrnatatka Rajya Vignana Parishath on 12th March 2010, Dept. of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Bangalore University Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Conferences/ Seminar / Workshops/ Training Programme – Attended

  • National conference on secondary metabolites of endophytic fungi/medicinal plants and their anticancer properties, Dept of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Bangalore University, 5th and 6th March 2015, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • National conference on Environmental Sciences and Health hazards and 14th Annual Meeting of society for Science and Environment, 19-2st November 2012,Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka, India.
  • National Conference on Recent advances in Mycological Research, 8-9th February, 2011, Centre for advanced studies in Botany, University of Madras, Chennai, India
  • National Conference on Biotechnology and Society (NCBS-2012), 19th and 20th April 2012. Dept. of Biotechnology, Kuvempu University, Jnana Sahyadri, Shankaraghatta, Karnataka, India.
  • National Conference on “Recent trends in Genomics and Proteomics” 26th and 27th May 2011, conducted by Dept. of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Bangalore University in association with Indian Academy Degree college. Dept. of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • National seminar on Applications of Biotechnology in Human welfare, 28- 29th March 2014. Department of Studies in Microbiology, Davangere University, Davangere, Karnataka, India.
  • Seminar on Recent Trends In Microbial biotechnology, 28-29th May 2012, Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • National seminar on “Biodiversity: for Human welfare”, 7-8th April 2010, Department of studies and research in Microbiology, Mangalore University, Madikeri, Karnataka, India.
  • National Seminar on Current Perspectives of Fungi in Health care and Environment and 39th Annual Meeting of Mycological Society of India, 13th and 14th March 2013. Dept. of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • National Workshop on “Frontiers in Cell Biology and Biotechnology”28-29th December 2012. Organized by Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • Workshop on “Use Statistical Softwares in Biological Research” 6-7th August 2011. Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • Lecture Workshop on “Advances in Biological Sciences” 20-22nd January 2011. Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • Participated in DBT sponsored popular lecture workshop on the theme “Biotechnology in Health Care” 6th April 2011, conducted by Dept. of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • One day Symposium on “Microbial Energy” 15th September 2010, Dept. of studies in Microbiology and Sri Visvesvaraya Chair, University of Mysore, Manasagangothri, Mysore-570006.
  • Successfully completed a continuing education course with credits on “NMR spectroscopy and its Applications to chemical and biological systems” conducted During Jan 2011 - May 2011 under CCE Proficiency Programme. Centre for Continuing Education, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012. Getting B Grade.