Dr. Saravanan  Durai

Dr. Saravanan Durai

Research Scientist
Sathyabama University, India


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Microbiology from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India

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Biography

Dr. Saravanan Durai is currently holds a position of Scientist at Sathyabama University, India. He has completed his Ph.D. in Microbiology from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India. Previously he was appointed as Assistant Professor at Sri Sankara Arts & Science College, Processing Technician at Life Cell (Stem cell Company), Chennai, and Technical Editor at Charon Tec Private Limited. His area of expertise includes Isolation, characterization and identification of bacteria and fungus from various less explored Ecosystems, Production of bioactive compounds, pigments and enzymes from bacteria and fungus by Submerged and Solid state fermentation, Extraction & purification of bioactive compounds, pigments and enzymes from microbes, and Production of Bioactive compounds in laboratory fermentor. He also served as resource person and guest lecturer in various workshops. He has guided 21 MSc projects. Dr. Saravanan has 16 publications in journals contributed as author/co-author. Dr. Saravanan is life member of Indian Association of Applied Microbiologists. He is also serving as member of editorial board for International Archives of Integrated Medicine and reviewer for Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science.

Area of Interest:

Biomedical Sciences
100%
Bioactive Compounds
62%
Solid State Fermentation
90%
Enzymes Purification
75%
Extraction
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Saravanan, D., M. Radhakrishnan and R. Balagurunathan, 2016. Isolation of plant growth promoting substance producing bacteria from Niligiri hills with special reference to Phosphatase enzyme. Indian J. Chem. Pharm. Res., 8: 698-703.
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  2. Saravanan, D. and M. Radhkrishnan, 2016. Antimicrobial activity of pigments produced by fungi from western ghats. Indian J. Chem. Pharm. Res., 8: 634-638.
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  3. Saravanan, D. and M. Radhkarishnan, 2016. Antimicrobial activity of mangrove plants against drug resistant pathogens. Int. J. Pharm. Technol. Res., 9: 141-146.

  4. Selvaraj, R., S.J. Rani and D. Saravanan, 2015. Antimicrobial and phytochemical study of Trigonella foenum graecum against diarrhoeal pathogens. J. Chem. Pharm. Res., 7: 994-998.
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  5. Saravanan, D., V.S. Kumar and M. Radhakrishnan, 2015. Isolation and optimization of agarase producing bacteria from marine sediments. Int. J. ChemTech Res., 8: 1701-1705.

  6. Saravanan, D., M. Radhakrishnan and R. Balagurunathan, 2015. Bioprospecting of bacteria from less explored ecosystem. J. Chem. Pharm. Res., 7: 852-857.
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  7. Kumar, N.M. and D. Saravanan, 2015. Isolation of dye degrading bacteria from textile effluent. J. Chem. Pharm. Res., 7: 2214-2218.

  8. Durai, S., B. Selvaraj, R. Manikkam and B. Ramasamy, 2013. Production and optimization of L-glutaminase from Vibrio sp. M9 isolated from mahabalipuram marine sediments. World J. Pharm. Res., 3: 2117-2126.
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  9. Bharathi, S., B. Nithya, D. Saravanan, M. Radhakrishnan and R. Balagurunathan, 2013. Invitro antibacterial activity of coral reef associated bacteria and optimization of bioactive metabolite production. J. Appl. Pharm. Sci., 3: 164-167.
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  10. Silambarasan, S., T. Murugan, D. Saravanan and R. Balagurunathan, 2012. Antibacterial and antifungal activities of actinobacteria isolated from Rathnagiri hills. J. Appl. Pharm. Sci., 2: 99-103.
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  11. Saravanan, D., S. Bharathi, M. Radhakrishnan and R. Balagurunathan, 2012. Exploitation of bacteria from forest ecosystem for antimicrobial compounds. J. Appl. Pharm. Sci., 2: 120-123.
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  12. Murugan, T., D. Saravanan and R. Balagurunathan, 2012. Production and optimization of single cell oil by oleaginous bacteria isolated from oil contaminated environments. Int. J. Current Res. Rev., 4: 175-184.

  13. Chitra, M., D. Saravanan, M. Radhakrishnan and R. Balagurunathan, 2011. Effect of critical medium components on protease and agarase production from pigmented marine Pseudoalteromonas sp. Int. J. Chem. Tech. Res., 3: 614-619.

  14. Bharathi, S., D. Saravanan, M. Radhakrishnan and R. Balagurunathan, 2011. Exploitation of marine fish associated yeast for their bioproducts. Int. J. Chem. Technol. Res., 3: 1514-1519.

  15. Radhakrishnan, M., D. Saravanan, R. Balagurunathan and V. Kumar, 2010. Fungal bioprospecting from Sundarban mangroves with special reference to antibacterial and antimycobacterial activity. Int. J. Pharm. Technol. Res., 3: 719-723.

  16. Gayathri, S., D. Saravanan, M. Radhakrishnan, R. Balagurunathan and K. Kathiresan, 2010. Bioprospecting potential of endophytic bacteria from selected mangroves and salt marsh species. Indian J. Biotechnol., 9: 397-402.