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Location: Headquarters, Goa
Ph.D. Plant pathology (Madras University), 1974
Scientist F (National Institute of Occeanography, Dona Paula, Goa), 2003 - 2006
Scientist E-II (National Institute of Occeanography, Dona Paula, Goa), 1998 - 2003
Scientist E-I (National Institute of Occeanography, Dona Paula, Goa), 1993 -1998
Scientist C (National Institute of Occeanography, Dona Paula, Goa), 1988 - 1993
Scientist B (National Institute of Occeanography, Dona Paula, Goa), 1985 - 1988
Pool Officer (National Institute of Occeanography, Dona Paula, Goa), 1983 - 1985
contract Scientist (Institute for Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany), 1976 - 1981
Marine fungi and their degradative enzymes and application of these enzymes in industries and for bioremediation.
Coral pathology and especially the role of fungi often seen associated with hard corals.
Member of Mycological Society of India.
Member of Faculty Research Advisory Council of Goa University
Invited paper on 'Coral diseases: the Known and unknown' during National seminar on Reef ecosystem & remediation held at SughandiniDevadason Marine Research Institute, Tuticorin.
Invited paper on Fungi in corals' during National Symposium on Prospecting of fungal diversity and emerging technologies' at Agharkar Research Institute, Pune.
Invited paper on 'lignin-degrading enzymes and bioremediation' in National seminar on Biodiversity and biotechnology of fungi at Bombay University.
Lead paper on 'lignin-degrading enzymes in marine fungi and their application in decolorization of effluents' in the National seminar on Lignocellulose Biotechnology at Delhi University.
Invited paper on 'Application of marine fungi in bioremediation' at University of Hong Kong during Asian Mycological Congress.
Invited paper titled 'Marine fungi: application in decolorization of industrial effluents' during International Marine Mycology Symposium at City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Was also member of the International Scientific organizing committee during this symposium.
Presented a paper titled 'What are geofungi doing in the marine environment ?' at IMACA and Mycological Society of India annual meet at Chennai.
Presented a paper on 'Coral mortality in reefs: cause and effect' during a seminar on status and protection of coral reefs held at Kadamat, Lakshadweep island.
Presented a paper on 'Coral mortality in reefs: the cause and effect, a central concern for reef monitoring' in a Regional workshop on the conservation and sustainable management of coral reefs held at Chennai,.
Presented a paper on 'Barotolerance fungi from the deep-sea' at the National seminar on Recent Advances in biological Oceanography held at NIO, Goa
Resource person for a National workshop on Extremophilic microorganisms' at Goa university
Invited talk during International marine mycology symposium , held at the university of Portsmouth, England. Also presented two papers during this conference.
Resource person during a workshop on State-of-art techniques for studying marine and fresh water fungi held at the Goa university.
Invited lecture on 'endolithic marine cyanobacteria' at The symposium on Cyanobacterial research-Indian scene, held at the Bharathidasan university, Trichy. Also chaired a session during the same seminar. Was also a resource person for the workshop.
Three papers at the International symposium on oceanography of the Indian ocean, held at N.I.O., Goa.
Presented three papers at the International marine mycology symposium in Vancouver, Canada.
Invited paper at the International Phycotalk symposium, held at the Banaras Hindu university, Varanasi. Topic of the talk was 'fungal pathogens of marine algae.
Apart from the above
# Several papers presented during national symposia in mycology and microbiology.
# Several guest lectures for teachers? refreshers course at the university of Madras, Bombay and Goa, on various topics such as pathology of marine organisms, deep-sea microorganisms and lignin degradation.
Patents Granted :
Chandralata Raghukumar, T.M D'Souza, R.G. Thorn and C.A. Reddy. A novel lignin-degrading fungus Flavodon flavus and its use in removal of synthetic dyes in waste-waters and soil. US Patent No. 6,395,534 dated May 28, 2002
Chandralata Raghukumar and M.S.Shailaja. Simultaneous decolorization and detoxification of molasses spent wash from distillery waste. US Patent No. 6,613,559, September 2, 2003
Patents Filed :
A process for the non-destructive extraction of haemolymph from the Indian horseshoe crab, Tachypleus gigas and preparation of Tachypleus amoebocyte lysate by Anil Chatterji, Chandralata Raghukumar, A.H.Parulekar and B.N.Desai.
A process for removal of crude oil using marine cyanobacteria by Chandralata Raghukumar, Vani K., Jason David and D. Chandramohan Indian patent, NF 61/96
A process for removal of dyes in waste-waters and soil by Chandralata Raghukumar, T.M D'Souza, R.G. Thorn and C.A. Reddy. Indian patent, NF 160/99
A process for decolorization of molasses spent wash from distillery waste. Chandralata Raghukumar Indian patent No. 494/DEL/99
A process for production of xylan-degrading enzymes by Chandralata Raghukumar and Usha Muraleedharan Indian patent No. NF 30/2000
A deep-sea in situ pressure-retaining sampler. Naik, G. P. and Chandralata Raghukumar, Indian patent, No. NF 361/99
Raghukumar, C., Shailaja, MS. And Kamat S. 2002. A process for degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by Flavodon flavus. In India ( NF 183/2002) and in the US. Application No. 20030003569.
Raghukumar, C. Mohandass, C. Oliviera, T., Raghukumar, S., Loka Bharathi, P.A., Nair, S. and Chandramohan, D. A process for biological deinking of office waste. Filed in India (NF 184/2002) and USA Application No. 20030178162
Raghukumar Chandralata, Samir Damare and Usha Muraleedharan. A low-temperature-active alkaline protease from a deep-sea fungus. Filed in India No. NF 271/2003
Any other information:
Project leader of the institutional project on Marine Biotechnology from 2000 onwards.
Recognised Ph.D. guide for Goa University. Two students are registered for Ph.D degree and one student got his degree in 2003.
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