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Next Update On : 01/05/2017
Last Updated On : 23/03/2017

Anju Pappachan

Present Position Assistant Professor
Contact No. +91-79-30514152
Ph.D. Faculty of Science (IISc, Bangalore, 2009)
Post Graduation Biotechnology (Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore 2003)
Work Experience 12 Years
Additional Responsibilities Coordinator (BSc and MSc programs from School of Biological Sciences)

Current Research Interests

  • Structural and functional characterization of metabolic pathway proteins and adhesins from Leishmania
  • Characterization of plant and microbial lectins
  • Characterization of stress proteins from Lactobacillus sp.


  • CICS-INSA Travel grant to attend the Wellcome trust workshop on “Working with parasite database resources” in Wellcome trust genome campus, Cambridge, UK from 19th October to 24th October, 2014.
  • Recipient of DBT BIOCARE Women Scientist Award
  • Junior & Senior Research Fellowship (2004-2009) from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India.
  • Agricultural Scientists Recruitment-National Eligibility Test qualified
  • Department of Biotechnology, India (2001-2003) fellowship for Post Graduate studies in Biotechnology.
  • Gold Medalist for M.Sc Biotechnology from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.
  • Kerala Agricultural University merit scholarship (1996-2001) for Undergraduate studies in Agriculture.
  • Second rank for B.Sc Agriculture from Kerala Agricultural University.


  • Life Member: Indian Biophysical Society
  • Life member: Indian Crystallographic Association

Selected Five Publications

  • Patel DK., Shah KR., Pappachan A, Gupta S, Singh DD Cloning, expression and characterization of a mucin binding GAPDH from Lactobacillus acidophilus. 2016 Int J Biol Macromol. 91: 338-346
  • Shah KR., Patel DK., Pappachan A, Ratna Prabha C, Singh DD. Characterization of a Kunitz-type serine protease inhibitor from Solanum tuberosum having lectin activity. 2016 Int J Biol Macromol. 83: 259-269
  • Yamuna Kalyani M, Pappachan A, Savithri HS, Murthy MR. Investigations on the role of domain swapping in the symmetry, structure and function of a Stationary Phase Survival Protein (SurE) from Salmonella typhimurium. PLoS One. 2013 8(2):e55978
  • Pappachan A, Subashchandrabose C, Satheshkumar PS, Savithri HS, Murthy MR. A single point mutation disrupts the capsid assembly in Sesbania Mosaic Virus resulting in a stable isolated dimer. Virology. 2009 Sep 30:392(2):215-21 (cover page article).
  • Pappachan A, Savithri HS, Murthy MR. Structural and functional studies on a mesophilic stationary phase survival protein (Sur E) from Salmonella typhimurium. FEBS J. 2008 Dec;275(23):5855-64.
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Additional Information

  • Coordinator (BSc and MSc programs from School of Biological Sciences, UIAR, Gandhinagar)
  • Coordinator- Distributed Information Sub Center, IIAR, Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India
  • Coordinator for the Hands on Trainings in Bioinformatics
  • Member-Academic Council, UIAR Gandhinagar
  • Member: Board of Studies, UIAR, Gandhinagar
  • Member: Institution Biosafety Committee, UIAR, Gandhinagar
  • Member: Institute Finance Committee, UIAR, Gandhinagar

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