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Department of Botany

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Dr. Nisha N. C.
Dept. of Botany
Designation Assistant Professor on Contract
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Institutional email ID nishanc@assumptioncollege.edu.in
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Area of specialisation Botany and Bioinformatics
Date of joining the college 06 June 2019
Academic qualification
  • B.Sc., Botany
  • M. Sc., Botany
  • M. Sc., Bioinformatics
  •  Ph. D., Botany
Work Experience
  •  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.
Awards and Achievements
  • First Rank in M. Sc., Bioinformatics; SRF-INSPIRE fellow, DST, Govt. of India
Resource person for seminars and workshops/Invited Lectures
  • Delivered a lecture on “Post-docking analysis and interpretation of drug likeness properties in plant derived molecules” on 25th March 2017 in National workshop on “bioprospecting in medicinal plants through in silico methods” held at STEC-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.
Publications
  • 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.
  • 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.
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