Dr. Varughese  George

Dr. Varughese George

Laboratory Director/Head
Amity Institute of Phytochemistry and Phytomedicine, India


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Natural Products Chemistry from Saugar University, India

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Biography

Dr. Varughese George is currently Director, Amity Institute of Phytochemistry and Phytomedicine, Peroorkada, Kerala, India. Earlier he was Scientist and Head of Phytochemistry and Phytopharmacology Division of Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute at same university. He started his research career at CSIR Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu/Srinagar where he occupied the position of Senior Scientist. Dr. George has a PhD in Phytochemistry and is a Fellow of several Learned Societies including The Royal Society of Chemistry. He is a research guide in several Indian Universities, reviewer for several reputed journals, author and editor of books on natural products, ethnopharmacology, traditional medicine and traditional knowledge. He has more than 300 publications, 35 patents and 56 contributed chapters in books. Dr George has been an invited/key-note speaker / chair of a large number of Seminars and Conferences in India and abroad.

Area of Interest:

Chemistry
100%
Phytochemistry
62%
Organic Chemistry
90%
Natural Products Chemistry
75%
Bioactive Molecules
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Rameshkumar, K.B., N. Sudheesh, V. George and N. Mohanan, 2011. Volatile constituents of the roots of Cyperus compressus Linn. J. Essent. Oil Res., 23: 39-41.
  2. Rajith, N.P., M. Navas, A.M. Thaha, M.J. Manju, N. Anish, S. Rajasekharan and V. George, 2010. A study on traditional mother care plants of rural communities of south Kerala. Indian J. Traditional Knowledge, 9: 203-208.
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  3. Raj, G., V. George, M. Dan and M.G. Sethuraman, 2010. Essential oil composition of Globba schomburgkii Hook. f. and globba ophioglossa wight. J. Essent. Oil Res., 22: 220-222.
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  4. Pushpangadan, P. and V. George, 2010. Ethnomedical practices of rural and tribal populations of India with special reference to the mother and childcare. Indian J. Traditional Knowledge, 9: 9-17.
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  5. Deepaa, C.V., K.S. Sripathi, J.A. John, V. George and K. Narmatha, 2010. Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of the essential oil from the aerial parts of Aristolochia tagala. J. Trop. Med. Plants, 11: 93-95.
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  6. Rameshkumar, K.B., N. Sudheesh and V. George, 2009. Essential oil composition of Scleria lithosperma (L.). Indian Perfumer, 53: 46-47.
  7. Rajith, N.P., M. Navas, N.L. Asha, M.A. Thaha and C.S.V. Kumar et al., 2009. Ethnobotanical studies on coconut palm (Cocos nucifera L.) with special reference to South Kerala. Ethnobotany, 21: 32-40.
  8. Joseph, S., B. Sabulal, V. George, T.P. Smina and K.K. Janardhanan, 2009. Antioxidative and antiinflammatory activities of the chloroform extract of Ganoderma lucidum found in South India. Sci. Pharm., 77: 111-121.
  9. Joseph, S., B. Sabulal, V. George and K.K. Janardhanan, 2009. Antitumor activity of isolated polysaccharides of Ganoderma lucidum fron Kerala. Proceedings of the 21st Kerala Science Congress, Jan. 28-31, Kollam, pp: 509-512.
  10. John, J.A., N.S. Pradeep, M.G. Sethuraman and V. George, 2009. Volatile constituents and antibacterial activity of bark oil of Neolitsea foliosa var. caesia. J. Trop. Med. Plants, 10: 181-184.
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  11. Sabulal, B., V. George, N.S. Pradeep and M. Dan, 2008. Volatile oils from the root, stem and leaves of Schefflera stellata (Gaertn.) Harms (Araliaceae): Chemical characterization and antimicrobial activity. J. Essent. Oil Res., 20: 79-81.
  12. Raj, G., V. George, N.S. Pradeep and M.G. Sethuraman, 2008. Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the leaf oil from Syzygium gardneri Thw. J. Essent. Oil Res., 20: 72-74.
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  13. Raj, G., S. Baby, M. Dan, A.R.M. Thaha, M.G. Sethuraman and V. George, 2008. Volatile constituents from the rhizomes of Curcuma haritha Mangaly and Sabu from southern India. Flavour Fragr. J., 23: 348-352.
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  14. Kumar, K.B.R., P.J. Mathew and V. George, 2008. Discovery of a potential genotype of black pepper (Piper nigrum L. PMM) from the Western Ghats. Proceedings of the 20th Kerala Science Congress, Jan. 28-31, Kerala State, pp: 503-505.
  15. John, J.A., J.O. Jose, N.S. Pradeep, M.G. Sethuraman and V. George, 2008. Composition and antibacterial activity of the leaf oils of two Thottea species. J. Trop. Med. Plants, 9: 119-124.
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  16. John, J.A., J.J. Oswin, V. George, N.S. Pradeep and M.G. Sethuraman, 2008. Volatile constituents and antibacterial activity of leaf oil of Thottea ponmudiana. J. Essent. Oil Res., 20: 460-463.
  17. John, A.J., V. George, N.S. Pradeep and M.G. Sethuraman, 2008. Composition and antibacterial activity of the leaf and fruit oils of Pittosporum neelgherrense Wight et Arn. J. Essent. Oil Res., 20: 379-382.
  18. John, A.J., V. George, N.S. Pradeep and M.G. Sethuraman, 2008. Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of the leaf, bark and fruit oils of Neolitsea fischeri gamble. J. Essent. Oil Res., 20: 279-282.
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  19. George, V. and A.J. John, 2008. The Role of Ethnomedical Leads in Drug Discovery. In: Ethnopharmacology: Recent Advances, Pushpangadan, P., V. George and K.K. Janardhanan (Eds.). Daya Publishers, New Delhi.
  20. Asha, S., S.L. Manju, N.S. Pradeep, V. George and K.N. Rajasekharan, 2008. Synthesis of [N, N`- Bis (5- benzoyl- 4- phenylthiazol-2-yl)- N,N`- bisbenzyl] ethane-1,2-diamines. Indian J. Chem. B, 47: 1726-1730.
  21. Sabulal, B., S.R. Kurup, B. Sumitha and V. George, 2007. Chemical composition of the leaf oils of Myristica malabarica Lam. and Gymnacrathera canarica (King) Warb. J. Essent. Oil. Res., 19: 323-325.
  22. Sabulal, B., M. Dan, N.S. Pradeep, S.R. Kurup and V. George, 2007. Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of the volatile oils from the rhizomes and leaves of Ammomum hypoleucum Thwaites. J. Essent. Oil Res., 19: 279-281.
  23. Sabulal, B., M. Dan, A.J. John, R. Kurup, P.C. Sreeja, N.S. Pradeep, R.K. Valsamma and V. George, 2007. Phenylbutanoid-rich rhizome oil of Zingiber neesanum from the Western Ghats, South India: Chemical characteristion and antimicrobial activity. Flavour Fragr. J., 22: 521-524.
  24. Raj, G., V. George, N.S. Pradeep, M.G. Sethuraman, 2007. Volatile constituents and antibacterial activity of Eugenia rottleriana Wight et Arn. Leaf oil. J. Essent. Oil. Res., 19: 588-590.
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  25. Kumar, K.B.R., S. Shiburaj and V. George, 2007. Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of the leaf oil of Cinnamomum chemungianum Mohan and Henry. J. Essent. Oil Res., 19: 98-100.
  26. John, A.J., V.P. Karunakaran, V. George, N.S. Pradeep, M.G. Sethuraman, 2007. Constituents and antibacterial activity of the essential oils from the leaves and fruits of Pittosporum viridulum. J. Essent. Oil Res., 19: 591-593.
  27. John, A.J., P.K. Vrujesh, N.S. Pradeep, M.G. Sethuraman and V. George, 2007. Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of leaf oil of Neolitsea foliosa var. caesia. J. Essent. Oil Res., 19: 498-500.
  28. John, A.J., P.K. Vrujesh, M.G. Sethuraman and V. George, 2007. Chemical composition of the leaf and fruit oils of Heracleum candolleanum. J. Essent. Oil Res., 19: 358-359.
  29. John, A.J., N.S. Pradeep, M.G. Sethuraman and V. George, 2007. Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of the fruit oil of Neolitsea foliosa var. caesia. J. Med. Arom. Plants, 29: 123-126.
  30. Dan, M., B. Sabulal, V. George and P. Pushpangadan, 2007. Studies on the rhizome oils of four Hedychium species of South India: A chemotaxonomic approach. Gardens` Bull. Singapore, 59: 57-64.