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Location: Headquarters, Goa
Ph.D. Microbiology (Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, India)
Scientist E-II (National Institute of Occeanography, Dona Paula, Goa), 2007 - till date
Scientist E-I (National Institute of Occeanography, Dona Paula, Goa), 2002 - 2007
Scientist C (National Institute of Occeanography, Dona Paula, Goa), 1997 -2002
Scientist B (National Institute of Occeanography, Dona Paula, Goa), 1992 - 1997
Marine bacteria and its enzymes for various industrial applications with special reference to biological deinking.
Understanding shallow water hydrothermal vent bacteria and their biotechnological potencial.
Scholarships and awards:
Biotechnology Overseas Associateship Award (Department of Biotechnology, Government of India), 2006
University Grant Commission Research Fellowship (UGC), 1988
Indian Council of Agricultural Research fellowship (ICAR), 1984
Life member, Association of Microbiologist of India
Organizing committee Member for the Conference on Microbiology of the tropical Seas (COMITS) 13-15 th Decomber, 2004. National Institute of Oceanography, Dona-paula, goa. 403 004.
Attended the Association of Microbiologist of India Conference, which was held in Goa University during 3-7th November 1992.
Participated in the First Asia Pacific Marine Bio-technologist conference at Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan and presented the paper Behaviour of Marine Oil degrading bacterial populations in a continuous culture system during September 12-14,1995.
Presented a paper entitled Recent trends in Petroleum Bio-remediation in the Marine Ecosystem at the National Seminar on Recent trends in Biological Oceanography at Nation al Institute of Oceanography Dona-paula, Goa during 28-30th May 1996.
Participated in the Proceedings of the Third Ocean Mining Symposium held in Goa, India, November 8-10. 1999.
C. Raghukumar, C. Mohandass, T. Oliveira, S. Raghukumar, P.A. Loka Bharathi, S. Nair and D. Chandramohan. (2002). A process for deinking of Office waste. Application filed for US patent. USPTO no:20030178162.
Chandralata Raghukumar , C.Mohandass, Antonio Mascarenhas and K.Vijay kumar(2004). A process for enzymatic deinking of printed papers. Submitted for US patent .Ref NIO-2004/P4 dt. 1/11/04.
Loka Bharathi, P.A. Shanta Nair, Chandralata Raghukumar, C. Mohandass (2001): Standardisation of Methods for Microbiological and Biochemical Analyses for environmental studies for Deep Sea Mining.(2001).
C.Mohandass (2004). Bacterial Siderophores for Biotechnological applications. Marine Microbiology: Research Facets, Opportunities and Directions .Mudran printers Pp 269.
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Deputed to various countries like USA,Japan, Potugal to carry out scientific research and discussions.
Examinar for Doctoral studies, Goa, Mangalore and Cochin University.
Guided Many students at Masters level for their dissertation from various Universities like Goa University, Mangalore university, Jiwaji University, Bangalore University, Bharathidasan University and Bharathiyar University.
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