THOMAS - Biology Projects - Kottayam, Kerala, India

MANUEL THOMAS

Kottayam, Kerala, India

Services

Biology Projects

Summary:

Microbiology, Biochemistry, Ecology projects

Work History

Co-ordinator, Consortium & Training Academy for Biosciences (CTAB), Kerala

CAREER RECORD

From August 2011

India

Kerala, India as Scientist

Tropical Institute of Ecological Sciences

September 2005 - July 2011

(Sr. Gr.) -
Mycology Division

India as Lecturer - Microbiology

CMS College

November 2004 - May 2005

Kerala, India as Lecturer - Microbiology

M.E.S College

May 2004 - November 2004

Kerala, India as Research Associate

Kerala Rodent Research Centre

May 2002 - May 2004

CHIEF TASKS HANDLED
Research & Development
Planning and organising day-to-day research activities; preparing specifications for raw materials, intermediates,
finished products & recovered solvents; maintaining knowledge of state-of-the-art research techniques, synthetic
technologies and equipment.
Setting up, calibrating, operating and maintaining Laboratory Research Equipment as per GLP requirements;
ensuring that all appropriate procedures and standards as per GLP regulations are followed for the collection & preservation of analytical samples.
Contributing to publication and/or presentation of results; organising awareness campaigns for educating public.

Teaching & Mentoring
Implementing instructional activities; identifying, selecting, and modifying instructional resources to meet the needs of the students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and special needs.
Assisting in assessing changing curricular needs and offering plans for improvement; responding to all classroom
queries in a spontaneous manner to foster a healthy learning atmosphere in class.
Providing a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be engaged in the learning process;
carrying out regular assessment of pupil performance.

RESEARCH PROJECTS
Fungal isolation studies from environmental samples.
Antifungal studies of medicinal plant extracts.
Diversity of fungi in soil, air and water.
Survey of fungal aeroallergens.
Plastic degrading fungi.
Survey of rodentborne diseases (bacteria, fungi & parasites).
Social mobilization programmes on rodents, rodent damages and rodent-borne diseases.
Improvising fungal nutrient media with low cost supplements.
Environmental pollution studies.
Survey of zoonotic fungal diseases.
Studies in animal models.
Study on dumping yard and adjoining water resources.
Viral fever outbreak in Kerala in 2007.
Sabarimala pilgrimage and Pamba River pollution.
Study of foodborne diseases.

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS
Holds the distinction of preparing a...

Projects

Research interests

?? Fungal isolation studies from environmental samples.
?? Antifungal studies of medicinal plant extracts.
?? Diversity of fungi in soil, air and water.
?? Survey of fungal aeroallergens.
?? Plastic degrading fungi.
?? Survey of rodentborne diseases (bacteria, fungi & parasites).
?? Social mobilization programmes on rodents, rodent damages and rodent-borne diseases.
?? Improvising fungal nutrient media with low cost supplements.
?? Environmental pollution studies.
?? Survey of zoonotic fungal diseases.
?? Studies in animal models.
?? Study on dumping yard and adjoining water resources.

Qualifications & Certifications

Zoology

St. Thomas College

Microbiology

Sree Narayana Guru College

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