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Department of Botany

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Dr. Nisha N. C.
Dept. of Botany
Designation Assistant Professor
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Institutional email ID nishanc@assumptioncollege.edu.in
ORCID or other 0000-0001-7472-4931
Area of specialisation Botany and Bioinformatics
Date of joining the college 01 June 2022
Academic qualification
  • B.Sc., Botany
  • M. Sc., Botany
  • M. Sc., Bioinformatics
  •  Ph. D., Botany
Work Experience
  •  Botanist in Sitaram Ayurveda Pharmacy Ltd., ThrissurBotanist in Sitaram Ayurveda Pharmacy Ltd., Thrissur
  • INSPIRE Fellow-JRF in JNTBGRI
  • INSPIRE Fellow-SRF in JNTBGRI
  • Assistant Scientist in Kerala State Pollution Control Board
  • Assistant Professor on contract in Department of Botany, NSS Hindu College, Changanacherry.
  • Assistant Professor on contract in Department of Botany, Assumption College Autonomous since 2019.
Awards and Achievements
  • First Rank in M. Sc., Bioinformatics
  • JRF-INSPIRE fellow, DST, Govt. of India
  •  SRF-INSPIRE fellow, DST, Govt. of India
Resource person for seminars and workshops/Invited Lectures
  • Delivered a lecture cum Hands-on Training on “Molecular docking and Lead Optimisation” in the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India sponsored National Workshop on “Drug Discovery from Plants using Bioinformatics Tools”, sponsored by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, organized by Bioinformatics Distributed Information Sub-Centre, KSCSTE-JNTBGRI, Thiruvananthapuram from 25th to 27th March, 2019.
  • Delivered a lecture cum Hands-on Training on “Post-docking analysis and interpretation of drug likeness properties in plant derived molecules” on 25th March, 2017 in the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India sponsored National workshop on “Bioprospecting in medicinal plants through in silico methods” organized by Bioinformatics Centre, JNTBGRI held at STEC-JNTBGRI, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Delivered a lecture cum demonstration class on “Molecular Phylogenetics” in the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India sponsored National Workshop on “Sequence Analysis, Molecular Modelling and Docking” organized by Bioinformatics Distributed Information Sub-Centre, KSCSTE-JNTBGRI, Thiruvananthapuram on 14th and 15th July, 2015 at Saraswathi Thangavelu Centre of JNTBGRI, Thiruvananthapuram.
Paper presentation in Seminars
  • Nisha NC, Sreekumar S, Biju CK and Krishnan PN (2015). “Identification of lead molecules against cobra venom in Andrographis paniculata” paper presented in Toxinology Society of India –TSICON 2015, Saj Hotel, Nedumbassery, Abstract, pp. 94.
  • Nisha NC, Sreekumar S, Biju CK and Krishnan PN (2013). “In silico screening and identification of lead compounds with cobra venom neutralizing activity in Wrightea arborea (Dennst.) Mabb.” paper presented in International seminar on Molecular secrets if plant medicines held at Department of Botany, CMS College, Kottayam, Abstract, pp.13. 271.
  • Rini Abraham, George K. Varghese, Nisha NC, Sreekumar S (2013). “Molecular Modelling of Terminalia cuneata Roth. against Cholesteryl esterase”. paper presented in International seminar on Molecular secrets if plant medicines held at Department of Botany, CMS College, Kottayam, Abstract, pp.12.
  • Nisha NC, Sreekumar S, Biju CK and Krishnan PN (2012) “Identification of potential lead compounds with cobra toxic venom neutralizing activity in Acorus calamus L.” paper presented in International Bioheritage concerns over climate change with a special reference to ethnic vegetables – Botanica 2012 held at Department of Botany, SN College, Chempazhanthy, Thiruvananthapuram, Abstract, pp.39.
  • Nisha NC, Sreekumar S, Biju CK and Krishnan PN (2012) “In silico screening on Naja naja anti-venom activity in selected medicinal plants” paper presented in 3rd International Conference on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, held at Dept. of Zoology, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu. Abstract, pp:20.
  • Posters
  • Nisha NC, Sreekumar S, Biju CK and Krishnan PN (2014) “Cobra venom neutralizing activity: Validation of traditional knowledge in Aristolochia indica L.” poster presented in 26th Kerala Science Congress held at Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Pookode, Wayanadu pp.3494-3500.
  • Prathibha V, Sreekumar S, Nisha NC, Biju CK and Krishnan PN (2012) “In silico screening and identification of lead compounds with Naja naja anti-venom activity from Vitex negundo (L.)” poster presented in National conference on Computational Biology and Chemistry, held at VIT University, Velloor, TamilNadu.
  • Neethu TS, Nisha NC, Sreekumar S, Biju CK and Krishnan PN (2012) “In silico screening of Snake Anti-Venom Compounds from Sida acuta (L.) and Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC” poster presented in the symposium Bioinformatica Indica held at Centre for Bioinformatics, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram pp.17.
  • Nisha NC, Sreekumar S, Biju CK and Krishnan PN (2011) “In silico validation of antivenom activity of phytochemicals from Aegle marmelos and Naja naja venom proteins”, poster presented in Silver Jubilee Symposium on Bioinformatics-BTIS Net in India, held at Centre for Bioinformatics, Pondicherry University pp.56.
  • Nisha NC, Sreekumar S and Krishnan PN (2011) “In silico studies to prevent soft-rot disease in vegetable crops”, poster presented in XXIII Kerala Science Congress held at CESS, Akkulam pp.21.
Publications
  • Nisha N.C., Sivapriya Muraleedharan, Varsha Jiju, Dona George. 2020. Validation of anti- hepatitis activity of Phyllanthus amarus Schumach. & Thonn., through in silico virtual screening. Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Research. 12:08-15. ISSN- 2394-3874.
  • Nisha NC, Sreekumar S, Evans DA, Biju CK. 2017. In vitro and in silico validation of anti-cobra venom activity and identification of lead molecules in Aegle marmelos (L.) Correa. Curr. Sci. 114 (6): 1214-1221. DOI 10.18520/cs/v114/i06/1214-1221
  • George Kadakasseril Varghese, Rini Abraham, Nisha N. Chandran, Solomon Habtemariam. 2017. Identification of Lead Molecules in Garcinia mangostana L. Against Pancreatic Cholesterol Esterase Activity: An In Silico Approach. Interdiscip Sci Comput Life Sci. ISSN 1913-2751. DOI 10.1007/s12539-017-0252-5
  • Nisha NC, Sreekumar S, Biju CK. 2016. Identification of lead compounds with cobra venom detoxification activity in Andrographis paniculata (burm. F.) Nees through in silico method. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 8(7): 212-217. ISSN- 0975-1491
  • Sreekumar S, Nisha NC, Biju CK, and Krishnan PN. 2014. Identification of lead compounds with cobra venom neutralizing activity in Rauvolfia serpentina (L.) Br.Benth. Hook. f. International Journal of Pharma, Research and Development. 6(08); 032 – 043. ISSN-0974 – 9446.
  • Nisha NC, Sreekumar S, Biju CK, and Krishnan PN. 2014. Identification of lead compounds with cobra venom neutralizing activity in three Indian medicinal plants. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 6(2): 536-541. ISSN- 0975-1491.
  • Rini Abraham, George K. Varghese, Nisha NC, Sreekumar S. 2014. Molecular Docking of Terminalia Cuneata on Cholesteryl-Esterase. International Journal of Computational Bioinformatics and In Silico Modeling. 3(1): 327-331. ISSN: 2320-0634.
  • Nisha NC, Sreekumar S, Biju CK and Krishnan PN. 2014. “Cobra venom neutralizing activity: Validation of traditional knowledge in Aristolochia indica L.” 26th Kerala Science Congress Proceedings. pp.3494-3500.
  • Nisha NC, Sreekumar S, Biju CK, and Krishnan PN. 2013. In silico approach to prevent soft rot in vegetable crops. IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science. 3(3):1- 4. e-ISSN: 2319-2380, p-ISSN: 2319-2372.
  • Nisha NC, Sreekumar S, Biju CK, and Krishnan PN. 2010. Snake anti-venom: virtual screening of plant derived molecules. Biobytes. Volume 6:14-22, 0971-3271.
  • Book chapters
  • Sreekumar S, Nisha NC. 2021. Plants are Renewable Source of Medicine and Nanoparticles: A Review in Current Aspects in Pharmaceutical Research and Development. BP International, UK, pp 44-56.
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